Top Romance Picks 13th – 19th Oct 2019 : Releases from Jaci Burton, Vivian Arend, Angleina M. Lopez & Amanda Usen

Posted October 13, 2019 by Nix in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

New Romance Releases

Top Picks is a weekly meme that we do here at Scorching Book Reviews. In this post, I highlight the Romance books that I want to read that are released this week.

They are all books on my TR pile and only books we are interested in spending money on. I do not ask people to recommend books or highlight releases for author promo.

I feel I have to point out that books in a series are only going to be featured on here if I have started the series. I can’t recommend a series at book 14 when I haven’t read the others. I also don’t read NA…

Also, the design of the site is in progress  … Please be patient!

The Matchmaker's Mistletoe Mission (Boots and Bouquets novella) by [Burton, Jaci]

Status on the TR List: I love Jaci Burton so this one has been pre-ordered. Generally, you should expect alpha men and steamy sex scenes .. we shall see with this one.

New York Times bestselling author Jaci Burton begins a brand-new series of irresistible cowboys and unforgettable weddings with this charming Boots and Bouquets Christimas novella.

If you love Holly Martin, Sarah Morgan and Jill Shalvis you’ll love Jaci Burton!

How better to get in the Christmas mood that by celebrating a with a snowy wedding at a family vineyard?

Stranded at the Red Moss Vineyard a week before her best friend’s wedding, LA native and professional matchmaker Alice Weatherford is not pleased with her first trip to Oklahoma, or the epic snowstorm forcing her to stay. So much for Christmas cheer. What she needs is a project, something to distract her…and, oh, has she found one in neighboring rancher Clay Henry. Gorgeous, charming, and unlike any other man she’s ever met, finding the right woman for Clay should be easy…

Having grown up with the Bellini sisters, it’s no hardship for Clay to ride out the storm at their cozy family vineyard, especially since that means spending time with their savvy and smart houseguest. But despite Alice’s best efforts, he’s not the least bit interested in her matchmaking…

Alice is the only woman Clay wants. Now he just has to convince the matchmaker herself to give love a chance.

Want more sexy romance? Look out for more cowboys and weddings in the Boots and Bouquets series and check out Jaci’s gorgeously romantic Hope series beginning with Hope Flames. Or to turn up the heat, look out for Jaci’s sizzling Brotherhood by Fire and Play-By-Play series which began with The Perfect Play.

 

A Soldier's Christmas Wish (Holidays in Heart Falls Book 2) by [Arend, Vivian]

Status on the TR List: Love Vivian Arend’s books … generally, they are angsty romance’s with a great ending … pre-ordered.

This soldier is on a mission—a picture perfect proposal that she can’t refuse.

A standalone holiday story from New York Times bestselling author Vivian Arend.

Mack Klassen is no longer a Canadian Air Force firefighter, but he’s still fighting fires. The one burning between him and a certain small town mechanic might be the hottest he’s ever faced. When Brooke Silver requests his help in making this holiday season extra special, it’s the opportunity he’s been waiting for. A chance to impress her, impress her seemingly unenthusiastic father—and finally find the perfect way to ask an all-important question about forever.

After Brooke catches her dad muttering about an old-fashioned Christmas, she enlists Mack and her friends in Heart Falls to make this holiday season one for the memory books. Cookies, decorations, songs and presents—it should be easy, but between one disaster after another and the impending arrival of the storm of the decade, the perfect festive season seems to be slipping away.

Then suddenly it’s not about the day but surviving long enough to enjoy their future. It’s going to take a holiday miracle for everyone’s wishes to come true.

 

Lush Money (Filthy Rich) by [Lopez, Angelina M.]

Status on the TR List: I’ve never read works from this author before however I am excited about this one. Marriage of convenience? Sign. Me. Up.

A marriage of convenience and three nights a month.

That’s all the sultry, self-made billionaire wants from the impoverished prince.

And at the end of the year, she’ll grant him his divorce…with a settlement large enough to save his beloved kingdom.

As a Latinx woman, Roxanne Medina has conquered small-town bullies, Ivy League snobs and boardrooms full of men. She’s earned the right to mother a princess and feel a little less lonely at the top. The offer she’s made is more than generous, and when the contract’s fulfilled, they’ll both walk away with everything they’ve ever wanted.

Príncipe Mateo Ferdinand Juan Carlos de Esperanza y Santos is one of the top winegrowers in the world, and he’s not marrying and having a baby with a stranger. Even if the millions she’s offering could save his once-legendary wine-producing principality.

But the successful, single-minded beauty uses a weapon prince Mateo hadn’t counted on: his own desire.

This book is approximately 105,000 words

 

Dark Awakening (Talent Book 1) by [Usen, Amanda]

Status on the TR List : I used to pre-order Amanda Ulsen’s books all the time when she wote as Miranda Baker – I have lost track since she went to Amanda Ulsen but I am uber excited after reading the blurb.

He had no choice but to erase her memory…

A decade ago, Jake Fallon’s desire for Zoe Draden caused him to lose control of his superhuman abilities, putting the rest of the Talents in danger. Tasked with the protection of the group, making Zoe forget their encounter was the only way he could guarantee her safety—and his control of himself.

His mind swipe left Zoe aware of only a small portion of her powers, which she now uses to grow vegetables for her busy café. But when her brother is kidnapped and the existence of the Talents revealed, she must ask Jake for help—even though being near him triggers panic attacks she doesn’t understand.

A BDSM club is the perfect place for Jake to manage his endless need for dominance and the underground world the Talents inhabit. When Zoe needs him, Jake must lead the charge and take on the only power greater than themselves—a superhuman army modeled after the Talents—and the one woman who can threaten his entire world.

 

Christmas at Silver Falls: A heartwarming, feel good Christmas romance by [Hale, Jenny]

Status on the TR List : This looks so cute. I have no previous experience of this author but I love the sound of the book.

A beautiful festive romance, all about the joy of Christmas with family, second chances, and finding love under the falling snow. This enchanting and uplifting read will have you both laughing and crying while it warms your heart.

White Oaks Inn has always been at the heart of Christmas celebrations for Scarlett Bailey and her family. Her adored gran has owned the rambling, old-fashioned hotel, filled with the scent of cinnamon and chocolate, since Scarlett was a little girl. But now her gran’s home is under threat. And it looks like it could be the Baileys’ last Christmas together there…

Over the holiday season, amidst much-loved festive traditions of baking cookies and decorating the tree, Scarlett throws herself into saving the hotel. When she hears that Charlie Bryant, a handsome, successful property developer, is spending December in Silver Falls, Scarlett is hopeful he might be the answer to their problems.

When they meet, sparks fly between impulsive Scarlett and business-like Charlie – as they both have very different ideas for the future of White Oaks. Scarlett is determined to show h

im how much White Oaks Inn means to her family and the guests who return there every year and, as they spend more time together, she begins to realize there is more to Charlie than his serious appearance…

But Charlie is struggling with a secret from his own past. Will he be able to face it, or will it stop him from truly opening up and getting close to anyone? And can Scarlett share the true meaning of Christmas with him and save her gran’s beloved hotel along the way?

Embrace the wonder of Christmas in this gorgeous novel about living for the moment and finding love when you least expect it. Christmas at Silver Falls is the perfect festive indulgence for fans of Debbie Macomber, Susan Mallery and Sheila Roberts.

 

The Absinthe Earl (The Faery Rehistory Series Book 1) by [Sharon Lynn Fisher]

Status on the TR List : I hadn’t heard of this book until I saw it whilst looking for this post but it looks amazing. I’ve marked it on the list to look at the reviews..

They crossed centuries to find each other. Their love will shatter worlds.

Miss Ada Quicksilver, a student of London’s Lovelace Academy for Promising Young Women, is spending her holiday in Ireland to pursue her anthropological study of fairies. She visits Dublin’s absinthe bars to investigate a supposed association between the bittersweet spirit and fairy sightings.
One night a handsome Irishman approaches her, introducing himself as Edward Donoghue. Edward takes absinthe to relieve his sleepwalking, and she is eager to hear whether he has experience with fairies. Instead, she discovers that he’s the earl of Meath, and that he will soon visit a mysterious ruin at Newgrange on the orders of his cousin, the beautiful, half-mad Queen Isolde. On learning about Ada’s area of study, he invites her to accompany him.
Ada is torn between a sensible fear of becoming entangled with the clearly troubled gentleman and her compelling desire to ease his suffering. Finally she accepts his invitation, and they arrive in time for the winter solstice. That night, the secret of Edward’s affliction is revealed: he is, in fact, a lord in two worlds and can no longer suppress his shadow self.
Little does either of them realize that their blossoming friendship and slowly kindling passion will lead to discoveries that wrench open a door sealed for centuries, throwing them into a war that will change Ireland forever.

Warrior Fae Princess (A Demon Days, Vampire Nights Novel Book 2) by [Breene, K.F.]

Status on the TR List: I’ve read KF Breene’s work on amazon prime so I’m quite excited by this one. I’ve just picked up book one.

With Charity’s fate on the line, Devon and his pack must face the perils of the Realm in search of the elusive warrior fae. With no real experience and against some of the most powerful creatures in existence, they are fighting a losing battle.

Thankfully, they don’t have to do it alone.

Knowing what’s at stake, Penny and Emery, the magical powerhouses of the mage world, will lend their aid, trying to sneak Charity in the backdoor.

If they are caught, they’ll all be captured or worse. Much worse.

But to make it means Devon will be forced to make a difficult decision that will change his and Charity’s life forever.

You don’t want to miss this epic conclusion to Devon and Charity’s story!

 

The Christmas Pony by [Anderson, Sarah M. ]

Status on the TR List : This sounds different! I’ve read a lot of work by Sarah M.Anderson so I know this one could work for me!

What’s Alice supposed to do with a pony? The teacher only knows the animal was left on her porch right before Christmas. Then handsome Animal Control Officer Kirk Douglas shows up, asking questions that Alice prefers not to answer. But even the mystery surrounding the animal’s origins can’t stop the holiday spark that ignites between Alice and Kirk. Can their attraction survive ugly-sweater parties, well-meaning relatives and the Christmas pony?

“My favorite…with a fun meet-cute setup, lots of humor, and a compelling conflict. I will definitely be looking for more of Sarah Anderson’s work.”–Cat C., Goodreads Reviewer

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