Top Romance Picks : New books out this week from Stefanie London, Jen Deluca & Yahrah St John

Posted December 4, 2022 by Nix in Top Picks / 1 Comment

Welcome to Top Picks. This is a weekly post which features books out this week which have caught my eye.

I have decided to split the list into three; On my List, On my Radar and Caught My eye. The first is those I have every intention of reading. On my Radar features books that I have marked on a wishlist, possibly as I am awaiting a price drop or am not up to that book in the series. The last are more one’s I know next to nothing about but have caught my eye for some reason. All books are one’s which I would potentially read.

As always, I do my due diligence on all books I put on here. I don’t recommend books from authors who I know have engaged in awful behaviour or have bigotted views – I chose not to give them my money so you won’t find them on here. If I make a mistake and feature an author who has engaged in bad behaviour, tell me in the comments and the book will be removed.

I don’t read NA. I do not read reverse harem. I also do not read Pandemic romance. Those books will not feature here.

Due to issues with prices, I will no longer be posting RRP’s of these books – the prices I post seem to be accurate for a day so I feel it is completely pointless.


How cute does this sound??? I am a sucker for a dog in a book and this

The perfect romcom for dog lovers! Pets of Park Avenue is the story of a self-confessed hot mess who learns that life is more fun when things don’t go according to plan.

What do you do when The One is also the one who broke your heart?

Self-proclaimed hot mess Scout Myers is determined to prove she’s finally got her act together. Raised by grandparents who saw her as her wayward mother’s wayward daughter, Scout’s used to being written off. So when the opportunity for a promotion arises at Paws in the City, the talent agency where she works, Scout is desperate to rise to the occasion. With shared custody of her little sister also on the line, Scout can’t afford a single mistake…like suddenly needing a canine stand-in for an important photoshoot. Luckily (or not) she knows the owner of the perfect pup replacement: the estranged husband she walked out on years ago.

On the surface, it appears Lane Halliday’s life has been blissfully drama free without Scout, but she suspects her handsome-as-ever not-quite-ex-husband doth protest too much. Working together even feels like old times—except for all that lingering, unresolved tension. But Scout’s not sure she’s ready to confront the reasons she left Lane, and when their plans to finalize the divorce become very real, Scout starts to wonder whether second chances might be worth a little hot mess.

I’ve had mixed experiences with this authors work but I like witches … so….

An unlucky witch and her know-it-all nemesis must team up in the first of a new, spicy romantic comedy series from USA Today bestselling author Avery Flynn.
Could it possibly get any worse than having absolutely no magical abilities when you’re a member of the most powerful family of witches ever? It used to be that I’d say no, but then I keep getting set up on dates with Gil Connolly whose hotness is only matched by his ego. Seriously. I can’t stand him. Even if I also can’t stop thinking about him (specifically kissing him) but we’re going to pretend I never told you that part.
So yeah, my life isn’t the greatest right now, but then it goes straight to the absolute worst hell when I accidentally make my sister’s spell glitch and curse my whole family. And the only person who can help non-magical me break the spell? You guessed it. Gil the super hot jerk. 
Now we have to work together to save my family and outmaneuver some evil-minded nefarious forces bent on world domination. Oh yeah, and we have to do all that while fighting against the attraction building between us because I may not be magical, but what’s happening between Gil and I sure feels like it.

I am behind on this series but I do like it. On the list.

Attorney Lulu Malone lived to work until the day it all went wrong.

So, when her cousin Mitch introduces her to the world of Renaissance Faires, she leaps at the promise of a bit of fun.

The only drawback is Dex MacLean: a guitarist with a killer smile . . . and her travelling companion for the summer.

Touring with his brothers as The Dueling Kilts, there’s a woman for Dex at every Faire. But when Lulu proves indifferent to his plaid charms, he fears he’s losing it.

Spending days and nights on the road, Lulu and Dex can’t help but grow close.

But summer can’t last forever . . .

Will they go their separate ways? Or does destiny’s path lie along a shared road?

Snow and Billionaires… I am in.

Stranded… together!

Joy just had an embarrassing encounter with one of the wealthiest, sexiest men she’s ever met. He found her hiding out in someone else’s house under a name that isn’t hers! But when they get snowed in together, can their romance survive the truth?

Entrepreneur Matthew Beaumont won’t let scandal ruin his brother’s wedding – unfortunately, scandal is Whitney Maddox’s middle name! And soon Matthew’s the one misbehaving under the mistletoe with this irresistible maid of honour…

Deputy Jamie Douglas and lawman Nate Hall are determined to capture the Ice-Cold Killer. But a blizzard ravages their town, keeping everyone snowed in with this chilling killer. Can Jamie and Nate get to the truth before more innocent people wind up dead?

I love Yarah St John and this is the start of a new series.

Their fiery affair fulfils her fantasies…

And puts everything at risk.

When travel blogger Wynter’s wealthy, disapproving family cuts her off, she finds comfort in a passionate chance encounter with Riley, her best friend’s brother. He’s hot as hell…and totally off-limits. And when they meet again months later, they begin a sizzling affair. Can she survive falling in love with the one man she was never supposed to touch?

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