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Coming Soon – The Romances We’re Most Looking Forward to Reading in May 2019

There are a whole lot of romances we’re keen to read coming out in May, but there’s one actual stand-out that’s positive to make an enormous splash, Helen Hoang’s follow-up to her massively profitable 2018 début, The Kiss Quotient. In The Bride Check, she takes the arranged marriage trope out for a spin and we’re positive it’s going to be one other hit from this extremely gifted writer.  Added to that, there are new titles from lots of our favorite authors – Okay.J. Charles, Patricia Briggs, Kelly Bowen, Christina Lauren and Beverly Jenkins to identify however a number of – plus some intriguing YA, mysteries and romantic suspense novels all lining up for consideration;  it seems like May is a bumper month for nice books!

Don’t overlook to chime in in the feedback to inform us what YOU’RE most wanting forward to studying over the coming weeks.  Are we missing out on anything good?  Enquiring minds need to know!

The Bride Check by Helen Hoang (7 May)

The Kiss Quotient obtained a whole lot of buzz final yr, and rightly so. It may be troublesome to re-create that kind of magic, however I feel the premise for The Bride Check sounds very promising. I can’t wait to see what else Ms. Hoang can convey us! – Alex A.

The sequel to The Kiss Quotient starring the autistic cousin of the hero from that guide and the arranged bride his mom brings back from Vietnam. I’m wanting forward to extra of the lifelike characters, truthful depictions of neurodiverse life, and of course the good intercourse scenes I received from this writer’s debut! – Caroline

Like most of Romancelandia, I liked The Kiss Quotient and it made my better of 2018 record.   I really like Helen Hoang’s her voice and viewpoint, and the glimpses she provides us into Vietnamese tradition and family ties, and I’m wanting forward to reacquainting myself together with her unique writing and elegance, and meeting two new, equally compelling principal characters.  This marriage of convenience sounds something but – and I can’t wait to see how she makes it work. – Em

The Kiss Quotient was a wonderful guide that acquired nice critiques from many locations, and I’m actually wanting forwawd to seeing what the writer has in retailer for us next. – Keira

I was part of the massive crowd that was knocked off their ft by The Kiss Quotient so I’m very interested to see if Hoang’s sophomore guide lives up to how a lot I adored her debut. – Haley

On my Kindle now, please. – Kristen

I’m tremendous excited for Helen Hoang’s next one – The Kiss Quotient was eminently readable and this new one sounds delectable. – Lisa

Like many readers, The Kiss Quotient ended up as one among my favorite romances of 2018 with its private view of autism and an genuine exploration of Vietnamese tradition. The Bride Check continues these themes with an organized marriage to complicate issues in what appears to be another wonderful learn. – Maria Rose


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Storm-Cursed by Patricia Briggs  (7 May)

I’ve read all of the books in this collection and have enjoyed them all.I’m excited to see the place the subsequent e-book takes Mercy and her merry band of werewolves.- Maggie

I’ve been in love with the Mercy Thompson collection for the past six or seven years. There’s something about Mercy’s spunky, loyal, self-sufficient nature that all the time makes me smile. Plus, the relationship she has with pack chief Adam is actually lovely. Unnecessary to say, I’m tremendous excited for the subsequent installment to get right here. – Shannon

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Correct English by Okay.J. Charles (eight May)

Affairs, secrets and techniques, betrayals, and blackmail come to mild in this Edwardian f/f romantic, murder mystery set in England throughout a capturing get together at a big Nation Home.  And when a body is found with a knife between the shoulderblades, it’s going to take Pat and Fen’s mixed skills to forestall the assassin destroying all their lives. – BJ

A country house, a homicide and a pair of intrepid woman investigators.  Oh, and it’s by Okay.J. Charles, which is just about all I want to know. – Caz

I really like queer romances, but I haven’t learn many featuring ladies falling love with each other.  I feel that’s about to change.  Think of England, the novel that launched us to Pat and Fen, the principals in Proper English, is my favorite Charles novel.  Every part about it’s fantastic – including the fabulous secondary characters.   Proper English promises more of the identical – betrayals, blackmails, affairs, secrets and techniques, and murders – and more Pat and Fen as they fall in love.  I’m ready to fall for them – and this guide. – Em

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A Rogue by Night time by Kelly Bowen (28 May)

Though I wasn’t wild concerning the previous ebook in this collection, I’m nonetheless excited to learn Harland, Baron Hayward’s story. He’s been an fascinating, but considerably enigmatic character in the earlier instalments, a physician who might – or not – be concerned with a bit of free buying and selling on the aspect.  Kelly Bowen is likely one of the greatest authors of historical romance round, so I’m not going to miss this one! – Caz

Even when she isn’t at her greatest, Ms. Bowen is best than most historic romance writers nowadays.  Sir Harland Hayward, a secondary character with memorable scenes in the primary two Devils of Dover novels, has remained an enigma to fans of the collection.  We all know he’s a protecting older brother; he clandestinely teaches drugs to ladies attending Haverhall Faculty for Young Women; and he may be concerned in a teensy bit of smuggling on the aspect to help shore up the family finances.  And that’s it.  However it’s simply sufficient for me to need to know extra. – Em

A duke with a double life and a virtuous daughter of a smuggling household are set to collide in the fourth e-book in Bowen’s Devils of Dover collection. I anticipate extra of Bowen’s nice research and spicy character chemistry! – Lisa

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The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren (14 May)

Whereas I enjoyed this writer’s early works, I used to be positively stunned with love for her/their final guide, My Favorite Half-Night time Stand. I liked the witty repartee of the group of pals in that story, and am hopeful that this might be just nearly as good. – Alex A.

Olive, the unlucky twin, is thrown together together with her archnemesis Ethan at her good sister’s good Hawaiian wedding ceremony. I’m hoping it will fill the marriage drama hole left by the conclusion of Jenny Holiday’s Bridesmaids Behaving Badly collection. – Caroline

A couple of hiccups nonwithstanding, this writing duo is an auto-buy for me. I’m excited to see what providing they have for us this time. – Kristen

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There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandya Menon (14 May)

I beloved, liked, beloved Menon’s two earlier books. She has just the proper effervescent, witty voice for these YA books. – Keira

Menon’s books have been my jam since From Twinkle With Love turned my favorite e-book of last yr. Her next one appears to be as promising! – Lisa

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Nocturna by Maya Motayne (7 May)

Sweeping epic fantasy? First in a trilogy? Debut writer? Latinx-inspired world? How might I NOT be dying to learn this one? – Alex S.

This YA novel a few woman who is a “faceshifter” intrigues me as a result of it makes me think of Arya Stark and the “faceless man.” But from the description, it appears this e-book has its own id. Captured by a felony, Finnis pressured to infiltrate the palace. In the meantime, Prince Alfie finds himself subsequent in line for the throne after his brother’s murder, and he’s tempted by necromancy. – Anne

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The Rogue of Fifth Avenue by Joanna Shupe (28 May)

I’ve actually loved Joanna Shupe’s last couple of collection set in Gilded Age New York, and am eager to discover out more about charming lawyer Frank Tripp, who appeared as a secondary character in the writer’s current Four Hundred collection. Right here, he’s going to pit his appreciable wits towards a young lady determined to outwit him… I’m positive the sparks will fly! – Caz

Shupe has all the time been a marvel; I’m enthusiastic about her latest! – Lisa

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Rebel by Beverly Jenkins (28 May)

NEW ORLEANS!!! Considered one of my favorite settings, in the arms of a legend. I’ll curl up with beignets and cafe-au-lait (or at the very least I’ll fake to) for this story of a instructor who strikes South during Reconstruction and an architect hero. – Caroline

I’m an enormous fan of Jenkins’ work and may’t wait to see what she’s going to deliver us in this primary ebook of the Ladies Who Dare collection. – Keira

Beverly Jenkins all the time writes superb historicals and I’m excited to read her latest! – Lisa

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We’re additionally wanting forward to…

Alex A.

Passion on Park Avenue by Lauren Layne

Working-class woman grows up to be a profitable CEO and is prepared to lastly get the perfect of her childhood rival. Who occurs to be extraordinarily engaging and dwelling subsequent door. And absolutely of witty remarks, little question. If solely all our lives have been so good!

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Alex S.

Westside by W.M. Akers (7 May)

The synopsis throws out engaging descriptive strains comparable to, “the imaginative power of Neil Gaiman.” I’m hopeful that this debut mystery/fantasy set in a jazzy NYC will make Akers an writer to search for.

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Contained in the Asylum by Mary SanGiovanni (7 May)

The previous ebook in this collection, Beyond the Door, freaked me out. This one sounds even higher. Occult detective Kathy Ryan will visit Henry, a patient at the Connecticut-Newlyn Hospital for the Criminally Insane, to learn how a lot of a menace he is. But that is additionally the hospital the place the brother who tried to kill her can also be an inmate. These tales have all the things from portals to different dimensions to tulpas.

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We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal (14 May)

The heroine disguised as a boy trope is tough to pull off, but fantasy authors typically make it work. Zafira dusguises herself as a boy so that she will hunt and thus hold her individuals alive. Nasir, the sultan’s son, kills his father’s enemies — to avoid turning into a sufferer himself. Zafira must cover her gender, and Nasir is pressured to disguise his compassion. Both are drawn toward the same highly effective object, with very totally different objectives.

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Don’t Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno (14 May)

A YA story a few south Florida woman who could be cursed by the sea, and a boy whose family owns a marina. It’s been beneficial by several authors I really like, including Gloria Chao and Lily Anderson, so I’m excited to see what they’re raving about.

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The Last Snowfall by Kathleen Gilles Seidel (21 May)

I’ll never, ever miss a Kathleen Gilles Seidel. Her prose is fantastic and her settings are meticulously sensible, transporting you in contemporaries like other authors do in fantasy. This ebook options an Olympic snowboarder (retired from accidents) and a physician in rural West Virginia, and I look ahead to a depiction of a small city that doesn’t romanticize.

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The Tiger Catcher by Paullina Simons (28 May)

The Bronze Horseman is a legend, so what is going to Simons do in her new collection set in trendy LA?

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The Darkish Bones by Loreth Anne White (21 May)

Loreth Anne White is one among my favorite authors of romantic suspense; her Angie Pallorino collection had me gripped from beginning to end! – so I’m excited to learn this story of a detective who returns residence to examine her father’s (supposed) suicide. – Caz

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Orientation by Gregory Ashe (24 May)

After being so completely captivated by Mr. Ashe’s Hazard and Somerset novels, I’m keen to get caught into his new collection a few pair of buddies who are personal detectives in St. Louis. If the UST between the leads is something like that in the H&S books, I’m going to need nerves of metal to deal with it!

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String Boys by Amy Lane (28 May)

I had a number of Amy Lane novels lurking in my TBR I ignored in favor of newer releases…until, on a whim, I made a decision to read The Locker Room.  I liked it and shortly glommed a number of extremely rated books in her back catalog.  I’m now an enormous fan of this writer and assume she does coming of age tales higher than most.  String Boys is one other coming of age story featuring a younger violinist and the childhood good friend who helped him comply with his goals.  It feels familiar to The Locker Room, and that’s an excellent thing.

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Purple, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

This ebook has been getting a ton of buzz, and I admit I am more than intrigued by the notion of a romance between the son of a Texas Democrat lady president and the son of an British monarch. I hope it lives up to the hype because this is just my type of e-book!

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Tightrope by Amanda Quick (7 May)

Quick’s Burning Cove collection of historic mysteries, all set on in 1930s Hollywood, have been enchanting and well-researched works, and I think about the third will stay up to her requirements!

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Attracted to the Earl by Bronwen Evans (28 May)

I beloved the primary volume of Evans’ Imperfect Lords collection, and I’m excited to read Guy and Abigail’s story.

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Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff  (6 May)

These authors have written some humorous, thrilling books before and I’m hoping this one shall be as great because the others. The story of misfits who save the galaxy, it seems like every thing I would like in a sci-fi YA adventure.

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Maria Rose:

Scorching to the Contact by Jaci Burton (7 May)

Jaci Burton has a brand new collection involving firefighters and I’m right here for this! Having enjoyed a number of of the writer’s Play-by-Play sports activities romances, I’m excited to see what she has in retailer for this group of childhood associates.

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Holding Out by Serena Bell (21 May)

I’m delighted to see that Serena Bell has re-released her Returning House collection that includes troopers who’ve come house with psychological and bodily accidents, and has a new story to add with Holding Out. It’s obtained a virgin heroine wanting to her sister’s pal to help rid her of her pesky drawback difficult by them working collectively at a veteran’s retreat. To Have and To Hold, ebook three of the collection was on my Better of 2016 listing so I’m wanting forward to diving into what’s positive to be an emotionally compelling romance.

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Train Me by Olivia Date (obtainable in print now, e book release – 30 May)

Olivia Dade writes fun romantic comedies, and a number of other of her Lovestruck Librarian titles have ended up on my keeper shelf. She’s beginning a new collection, There’s Something about Marysburg, and the primary entry, Train Me is about two highschool academics who have something to study, and train, about love. Promo for the e-book says it’s for readers who like ‘cinnamon roll heroes, ice queen heroines, banter and happy tears’ which seems like a fantastic combination to me!

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The Final Time I Noticed You by Liv Constantine (7 May)

Twisty thrillers are some of my very favourite issues to read, so I’m actually keen to dive into this one. I read and liked Ms. Constantine’s debut, so I’m hoping for nice issues.

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The Night time Earlier than by Wendy Walker (14 May)

Both Ms. Walker’s earlier novels have been spectacular, so I used to be past pleased to study she was popping out with one thing new. The Night time Earlier than promises to be full of all the spine-tingling suspense I’ve come to anticipate from this writer.

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Satisfaction, Prejudice and Different Flavors by Sonali Dev (7 May)

I’m very, very late to the Sonali Dev social gathering, but I’m decided to treatment the problem by choosing this up just as quickly as I can. I’ve heard fabulous issues about Ms. Dev’s sensitive story-telling, so I can’t wait to study what all of the fuss is about.

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PLEASE NOTE: This is not a comprehensive record of obtainable titles, just a choice made by AAR reviewers in accordance to their preferences.  Buy hyperlinks are given the place out there at time of writing.

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