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    HOT LIST: 37 (and Counting)+ Spicy Hot & Sweet Romance Books To Read Spring 2022

    Here are thirty-seven+ (and counting) highly anticipated & recently released romance books that you need to read over the next few months. Some of these soon-to-be-released titles are so new that they don’t even have a cover yet! There is something for everyone on this list, including angst addicts, second-chance romance lovers, rom-com enthusiasts, and more. Find them at your favorite book retailer.

    The Summer Proposal by Vi Keeland

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    Release date: January 23, 2022

    Synopsis:

    From #1 New York Times Bestselling author Vi Keeland comes a new, sexy standalone novel.

    The first time I met Max Yearwood was on a blind date.

    Max was insanely gorgeous, funny, and our chemistry was off the charts. He also had the biggest dimples I’d ever laid eyes on.

    Exactly what I needed after my breakup.

    Or so I thought…

    Until my real date arrived.

    Turned out, Max wasn’t who I was there to meet. He only pretended to be until my real date showed up.

    To say I was disappointed would be an understatement.

    Before he left, he slipped me a ticket to a hockey game a few blocks away, in case things didn’t work out on my actual date.

    I tossed the ticket into my purse and went about trying to enjoy the man I was supposed to meet.

    But my real blind date and I had no connection.

    So on my way home, I decided to take a chance and stop by the game.

    When I arrived, the seat next to me was empty.

    Disappointed again, I decided to leave at the end of the period.

    Just before the buzzer, one of the teams scored, and the entire arena went crazy.

    A player’s face flashed up on the Jumbotron. He was wearing a helmet, but I froze when he smiled.

    You guessed it: Dimples.

    Apparently, my fake blind date hadn’t invited me to watch hockey with him, he’d invited me to watch him play.

    And so began my adventure with Max Yearwood.

    He was everything I needed at the time—fun, sexy, up for anything, and only around for a few months since he’d signed with a new team three-thousand miles away.

    Max proposed we spend the summer helping me forget my ex. It sounded like a good plan. Things couldn’t get too serious when we had an expiration date. Right?

    Though, you know what they say about the best-laid plans.

    The Assignment by Penelope Ward

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    Release date: February 26, 2022

    Synopsis:

    From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new standalone novel.

    Reasons why I should not be drawn to Troy Serrano.

    Number one: He’s obnoxious.

    Number two: He and I were enemies over a decade ago in high school.

    Number three: He’s my friend’s ex-boyfriend.

    I could go on and on, really.

    When my boss gives me an unwanted assignment and tells me it involves spending time with the grandson of one of our residents—the grandson turns out to be Troy. He’s now as successful as he is undeniably handsome.

    Lucky me. Four hours a week of having to deal with his insufferable personality and unsolicited advice.

    The only consolation is getting to stare at his annoyingly gorgeous face in between our many arguments.

    Eventually, though, we slowly warm to each other and our outings become something I actually look forward to.

    What’s happening to me?

    Apparently, I misunderstood the assignment, because it certainly didn’t include thinking about Troy when I close my eyes at night, imagining what it would be like with him—just once. All the while hating myself for fantasizing about a guy who’s all wrong for me. A guy whose car I keyed back in the day. (Long story, but he deserved it.)

    That’s all this is—a fantasy.

    Well, until that one night at the bar.

    The night Troy and I run into each other, and all of our pent-up frustration comes barreling out.

    Still, I refuse to accept that it means anything.

    There’s no way the guy I’m supposed to hate is also the one I can’t live without.

    Fall of the Stars by Monica James

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    Release date: April 11, 2022

    Synopsis:

    England is bleeding.

    And there isn’t a thing I can do about it.

    I am once again a prisoner to Wessex, captured by King Egbert because holding me hostage will bring them to him—my two Vikings who will risk heaven and earth to save me.

    But I don’t need saving.

    I am Princess Emeline, and I was taught by the best, and his name…Skarth the Godless.

    The man whom I love more than anything in this world.

    But things begin to blur when Ulf the Bloody reminds me of the promise I made, and that promise is that I belong to him.

    We must work together to overthrow King Egbert, but the war I fight within my heart is far more dangerous than anything I will ever face on the battlefield.

    The choice is not simple because we all must make sacrifices. But I soon realize that all is not fair in love and war.

    Lives will be lost.

    Hearts will be broken.

    And come dawn, life as we know it will be changed forevermore.

    Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover

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    Release date: January 18, 2022

    Synopsis:

    A troubled young mother yearns for a shot at redemption in this heartbreaking yet hopeful story from #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover.

    After serving five years in prison for a tragic mistake, Kenna Rowan returns to the town where it all went wrong, hoping to reunite with her four-year-old daughter. But the bridges Kenna burned are proving impossible to rebuild. Everyone in her daughter’s life is determined to shut Kenna out, no matter how hard she works to prove herself.

    The only person who hasn’t closed the door on her completely is Ledger Ward, a local bar owner and one of the few remaining links to Kenna’s daughter. But if anyone were to discover how Ledger is slowly becoming an important part of Kenna’s life, both would risk losing the trust of everyone important to them.

    The two form a connection despite the pressure surrounding them, but as their romance grows, so does the risk. Kenna must find a way to absolve the mistakes of her past in order to build a future out of hope and healing.

    An Honest Lie by Tarryn Fisher

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    Release date: April 26, 2022

    Synopsis:

    "An Honest Lie is riveting suspense, but it’s also a scream of defiance, a howl of rage." --#1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover

    “I’m going to kill her. You’d better come if you want to save her.”

    Lorraine—“Rainy”—lives at the top of Tiger Mountain. Remote, moody, cloistered in pine trees and fog, it’s a sanctuary, a new life. She can hide from the disturbing past she wants to forget.

    If she’s allowed to.

    When Rainy reluctantly agrees to a girls’ weekend in Vegas, she’s prepared for an exhausting parade of shots and slot machines. But after a wild night, her friend Braithe doesn’t come back to the hotel room.

    And then Rainy gets the text message, sent from Braithe’s phone: someone has her. But Rainy is who they really want, and Rainy knows why.

    What follows is a twisted, shocking journey on the knife-edge of life and death. If she wants to save Braithe—and herself—the only way is to step back into the past.

    This seething, gut-punch of a thriller can only have sprung from the fiendish brain of Tarryn Fisher, one of the most cunning writers of our time.

    Looking for more great reads by Tarryn Fisher? Don't miss The Wives and The Wrong Family

    Reason to Believe by Rebbeca Yarros

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    Release date: April 26, 2022

    Synopsis:

    From USA Today bestselling author Rebecca Yarros comes a brand-new small town, older-brother’s best friend standalone romance.

    “I’ll take them!”

    That’s what I tell the social worker when my pre-k student and his baby brother need an emergency foster placement. I’ll do anything to keep the brothers from being split up. But my apartment’s flooded and there’s only one house I can take them to on such short notice…his.

    Knox Daniels, my older brother’s best friend, offers his new place without hesitation. He’s not moving back to our tiny town until next month—that’s when all our hotshot firefighters are returning for their one and only chance to rebuild our fathers’ fallen, iconic crew.

    It doesn’t matter that I’ve been silently in love with Knox since we were kids.

    It can’t matter that we pretend that reckless prom night kiss never happened.

    It won’t matter that my feelings for him could destroy his lifelong friendship with my brother and threaten the certification of their hotshot crew.

    Because I’ll be out of his house long before he gets back.

    Except Knox just walked in…a month early.

    And the icing on this awkward cake?

    He’s gorgeous as always and I’m covered in baby puke.

    He takes one look at the boys and tells me we can make this work—

    We can temporarily fake a relationship to keep them from being separated by the system.

    Suddenly, everything matters.

    What Lovers Do by Jewel E. Ann

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    Release date: March 24, 2022

    Synopsis:

    From bestselling author Jewel E. Ann comes a hilarious secret lovers story that redefines the meaning of friendship.

    Shep’s found the female version of himself … and he thinks she’s perfect—perfectly unavailable.

    Everyone loves Shep, the charismatic employee at Scottsdale’s newest pet store. He has shared custody of his two dogs with his annoying ex-wife and a smile that can disarm most women.

    Except … Dr. Sophie Ryan.

    What starts out as a disastrous first meeting, involving a coffee catastrophe and mistaken flirting, turns into an unconventional friendship.

    Fake phone sex.

    Dog park dates.

    And eighteen holes of golf.

    The problem? Sophie’s taken herself out of the dating pool for a mysterious reason, imprisoning Shep in the friend zone for eternity.

    As their competitive personalities hit a boiling point, the gloves come off and so do their clothes. When Sophie’s “real” life threatens their relationship, can Shep let go of his past to chase the one that might get away?

    Best I Ever Had by S.L. Scott

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    Release date: February 23, 2022

    Synopsis:

    They came without warning—the storm and the man.

    New York Times bestselling author, S.L. Scott, crafts her signature heartfelt style into an epic and emotional, second chance, standalone romance that a has a surprise pregnancy, family drama, and readers raving "breathtaking and brilliant!"

    The storm.

    The man.

    Both come without warning.

    My heart opens to Cooper Haywood the moment we meet. How can it resist? He's charming, devastatingly handsome, and sweeps me off my feet before I realize the impact he's making. And then it's too late.

    We fall too fast to worry about the consequences.

    We love so hard that we ache when we're apart.

    Even though I have a past that still haunts me and he has a future that could put us at risk, none of that matters when we're together.

    Until it does.

    And then everything changes.

    Although the best thing he ever gave me now calls me Mommy, I can't help but wonder if Cooper Haywood and that fateful storm were one and the same.

    Group Therapy by BB Easton

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    Release date: February 1, 2022

    Synopsis:

    From the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of 44 Chapters About 4 Men (inspiration for the 4th Most-Watched Netflix Original Series of all time, Sex/Life) comes a fun, forbidden romantic comedy about an inexperienced psychologist and her ultra-famous client.

    I am thiiiiis close to finally becoming a full-fledged psychologist. PhD? Check. Prestigious postdoc position, providing therapy to entitled millionaires and C-list celebrities whose pumpkin spice lattes cost more than my Converse and make excellent projectiles during their reality TV–worthy tantrums? Check. Letter of recommendation from my velociraptor-like supervisor?

    That’s going to take a miracle. Not only because my boss said I have to cure our most-prized client’s writer’s block in time for him to meet his insane deadline, but also because that client just so happens to be …

    Thomas F*@%ing O’Reardon.

    Yeah, that Thomas O’Reardon. The wickedly brilliant, achingly beautiful, devastatingly British best-selling author whose psychological thrillers line my bookshelf at home and whose face I might or might not picture while I … you get the point. Sitting in a confined space with him; inhaling the crisp, clean scent of his cologne; gazing into his broody blue eyes while trying to remember to nod and listen and come up with suggestions that don’t involve taking our clothes off … it’s torture.

    So, when Thomas casually asks me out at the end of a therapy session, I’m forced to make an impossible choice: say yes and risk losing my dream job, or say no and risk losing my dream guy. In a panic, I blurt out a third option—the only solution I can think of that will allow me to see this man after hours without it being considered a career-ending ethics violation:

    Group therapy.

    The only problem? I’ve never actually done group therapy. And side problem: my other clients are ... a handful. But what’s the worst that could happen? I mean, it’s not like I’m going to lose all control of the group and let it devolve into a chaotic, bloodthirsty, topless fight club.

    Right?

    Painful by S.C. Stephens

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    Release date: April 19, 2022

    Synopsis:

    PAINFUL ~Effortless as told by Kellan Kyle ~ Spring 2022

    After a lifetime of feeling alone, Kellan Kyle never thought he’d end up with the girl of his dreams. Now that he knows true love, he’s determined to keep his future with Kiera, no matter how many times his past creeps back in.

    But Kellan’s life is quickly changing … and trusting one another will put their love through the ultimate test.

    Kellan swore he’d do whatever it took to never hurt Kiera again, but he soon realizes he might not have a choice. Can their love withstand secrets and lies … especially when telling the truth is just too painful?

    Don't Speak by Dyan Layne

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    Release date: March 31, 2022

    Synopsis:

    The heart always knows what it wants.

    Molly wants him. He wants her.

    She loves him the mostest. Aidan loves her more.

    Even though he shouldn’t.

    He’s heard the whispers.

    Nothing but a tragedy.

    A freak who hasn’t spoken since he was five.

    And her stepbrother.

    The heart always knows what it wants.

    He loved her anyway.

    But their world isn’t safe.

    Nightmares are real. The boogeyman exists.

    And somewhere, he's still out there.

    Waiting.

    Don't Speak, an all new standalone from the author of the Red Door novels, contains subject matter which may be sensitive or triggering to some and is intended for mature audiences.

    Only One Forever by Natasha Madison

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    Release date: April 12, 2022

    Synopsis:

    Dylan

    My dreams came true when I was adopted at ten.

    I was the best on the ice. Living the life of what every kid dreams of.

    We’ve best friends since then. Even when she was the annoying little sister following us around.

    I would do anything for her.

    It is another family vacation; except this time it feels different. Everything feels different.

    Alex

    All my memories have Dylan in them. From the first time I fell off my bike, to the time I got my heart broken for the first time.

    He’s always been my protector, but it’s time to let the dream of being his go.

    One last family trip, one last goodbye.

    Except fate steps in and has other plans.

    At the end of the day, you only get one forever.

    Help Me Remember by Corinne Michaels

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    Release Date: June 14, 2022

    *Not the final cover

    Synopsis:

    New York Times bestselling author Corinne Michaels brings you a new small-town, brother’s best friend romance.

    In one second, my life disappeared.

    My past. My memories. My future.

    The only certainty I have from the last three years is that my older brother is dead, and I am the only eyewitness.

    In order to protect the case, the lawyers demand that no one give me any information about my life . . . I must remember on my own. My only help comes from my brother’s best friend and world-renowned investigative reporter, Spencer Cross.

    He has no idea how many nights I’ve spent dreaming of his name—and his body—next to mine.

    Now we’re a team and our goal is to recover my memories and retrace my past. But each day we spend together, he’s looking at me as more than his friend’s little sister and I find it harder to want my old life back. Instead I’m wishing for a new one–with him. His kiss feels like home. His arms make me feel safe, and I never want this to end.

    As my memories return, forcing me to face my future, everything falls apart... especially when I find an engagement ring hidden in my apartment. I have no idea who gave it to me, or what it means about my past.

    I may have asked Spencer to help me remember, but now I wish I could forget.

    The Single Dad by Marni Mann

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    Release date: June 28, 2022

    Synopsis: Coming soon!

    Always Mine by Laura Pavlov

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    Release date: April 21, 2022

    Synopsis:

    He fights fires for a living, but the flames building between us may be too big to extinguish.

    Niko West is the most beautiful man I’ve ever laid eyes on.

    Six feet, four inches of broody, chiseled Greek god in a firefighter suit.

    He’s also been my best friend since kindergarten.

    He always says the only solid thing in his life is our friendship.

    He’s Honey Mountain's favorite player and I’m what you’d call a relationship girl.

    But when I find myself single for the first time since turning sixteen, I make Niko an offer he can’t refuse.

    Who better to show me what I’ve been missing?

    But now that we’ve crossed that line, I don’t know if friendship is enough for me.

    The Do Over by T.L. Swan

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    Release date: TBD

    *This is not the final cover or synopsis.

    Synopsis:

    Christopher Miles’ story.

    Amazing edit by Pang Thao

    Anti Christ by Amo Jones

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    Release date: April 6, 2022

    Synopsis:

    Meraki Mallory lived two lives. The one that everyone thought she did, and the one she worked hard to hide. She burned with her demons instead of running from them, but when Niko Davis rode back into town with a bag full of secrets, she knew she would need to start hiding them instead. Niko knew her inside and out, and if he saw even a smidge of her soul, he would see that she was no longer the girl he left behind…

    When the president of the New York chapter of the Seven Knights MC dies, he passes the gavel down to Niko… but unknown to anyone else, that’s not the only thing he left him.

    Niko fights for what’s his, and he’s only ever claimed one person in his life—Meraki. So when he rips away the walls she built around herself with his bare teeth, the secrets that she has so fiercely hidden away all of these years suddenly bleed onto the four unmarked graves laid out in front of his steel-cap boots…

    It started with a bond that destroyed everyone around them…

    …it ends with blood.

    *this is a DARK ROMANCE. Please check triggers if think you may need to.

    **Antichrist is not a retelling of Hunchback of Notre Dame, there are slight nods here and there toward the original tale.

    Love in the End Zone by Carina Rose

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    Release date: April 12, 2022

    Synopsis:

    Pro quarterbacks regularly face tough linemen determined to knock them down—but for one hotshot athlete, it was an infuriating blonde who stood the best chance of laying him on his back.

    I was one of the top quarterbacks in the league, riding high after scoring a lucrative deal with the DC Rockets. Fans adored me, sponsors wanted me, and women, well, they were eager to date me. Except my life revolved around football, not falling in love.

    Until I saw her.

    I’d just scored the winning touchdown, sending the Rockets into the playoffs and ending the Virginia Thunder’s season. I spiked the ball and basked in the fans’ cheers. I’d done it. But then I took off my helmet and locked eyes with a gorgeous blonde.

    She wasn’t cheering. Instead, she stood with her arms crossed, glaring at me. I smirked and winked, hoping to soften her murderous expression. Except it had the opposite effect. Rather than smiling back, she lifted her hand and extended her middle finger before disappearing into the crowd.

    That was unexpected.

    After my press conference, I couldn’t stop thinking about the woman in the stands. It didn’t help that social media had turned our interaction into a meme, and then I found out that the beauty was none other than Reese Parker, granddaughter of Charles Reese, owner of the Virginia Thunder. Which explained her reaction… sort of.

    I should have been preparing for the playoffs, but all I wanted to do was convince her I wasn’t enemy number one—and that scoring with me would be her best move.

    Always Meant to Be by Siobhan Davis

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    Release date: February 28, 2022

    Synopsis:

    A new emotional and angst-filled stand-alone taboo romance from USA Today & Wall Street Journal bestselling author Siobhan Davis.

    He’s my eighteen-year-old son’s best friend, and I’m old enough to know better.

    My marriage is falling apart, and Vander’s home life is tragic.

    Yet, his broken parts speak to mine, and amid all the chaos, a true connection is formed.

    The only peace I find is in those stolen moments when we share our darkest secrets and our deepest desires.

    This thing between us has disaster written all over it.

    But I’m powerless to resist the magnetic pull that draws us closer and closer.

    Until lines are crossed, boundaries are broken, and everything I thought I knew about myself is undone.

    This reverse age-gap romance contains mature scenes, dark themes, and situations that may push your boundaries. This is a male/female stand-alone romance that ends with an HEA and NO cliff-hanger.

    June First by Jennifer Hartmann

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    Release date: May 17, 2022

    Synopsis:

    Want to know what happens to a man who barely claws his way out of a tragedy, only to fall right into the arms of the one girl in the world he can never have?

    Another tragedy, that’s what.

    When I was six years old, my father made a choice that altered the course of my entire life.

    Because of what he did, the only girl I ever loved became the only girl I couldn’t have.

    In a lot of ways, I did have her…

    I had her first steps, her first words, her first smile. I had her milestones, her heartbreaks, her dreams. I had her heart so woven in with mine, I didn’t know where she ended, and I began.

    Only, as the years pressed on, lines became blurred—and the blurrier the line, the easier it is to cross.

    They say tragedy comes in threes.

    For me, that was true.

    The first one changed me, the second one broke me, and the third one healed me.

    But at the center of all that tragedy… there is a love story.

    And at the center of that love story,

    There is June.

    ** Forbidden/taboo relationship, please read with caution.

    ** Releasing spring of 2022. Cover coming soon.

    Last Resort by K. Bromberg

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    Release date: March 29, 2022

    Synopsis:

    I was never supposed to see him again. Him being the man wearing the perfectly tailored suit who oozed an intoxicating mixture of wealth, rebellion, and sex appeal.

    One night.

    No strings.

    No names.

    Great sex.

    Still riding the high from last night, I walk in to meet my new client, and he’s wearing that same dangerous smirk that reeled me in hours ago.

    Yes, I’m consulting for Callahan Sharpe. And yes, he’s that Callahan Sharpe.

    Billionaire heir apparent who abides by no rules, bucks convention, and is determined to complete one final project to honor his late father’s legacy before walking away from the family business for good. Luckily and unluckily for me, I’ve been tasked to go to the Virgin Islands to help accomplish his goal. Callahan has no problem breaking his company’s no fraternization rule, but not me. There’s too much at stake.

    What could possibly go wrong when you’re forced to work—and live—side by side with a man you can’t resist?

    Are you ready to fall for the Sharpe brothers in K. Bromberg's sexy, contemporary, billionaire romance series? These books can all be read as standalones, but can be enjoyed as a series as well . . .

    Last Resort (Book #1)

    On One Condition (Book #2)

    Final Proposal (Book #3)

    Brutal Vows by J.T. Geissinger

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    Release date: June 1, 2022

    Synopsis:

    An Irish mobster with a brutal grudge.

    An Italian mafia princess with a dark secret.

    Two enemy empires joined in sacred marriage vows.

    Let the hating games begin.

    Falling Embers by Catherine Cowles

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    Release date: April 18, 2022

    Synopsis:

    I’ve loved Calder Cruz from the moment he taught me how to fly. Racing down a mountain and giving me the release I so desperately needed. My understanding. My safe space.

    Hadley has fought for a life of her own ever since her sister’s kidnapping. When she was drowning in expectations and family pressures, Calder was always the one who understood her.

    Until one night changed it all. From best friends to strangers in a single breath.

    She’s like a fire that lives inside me. Even when I thought it was all burned out, there were still embers that lived in my bones.

    Calder knows what it’s like to almost lose the people he loves most. He’ll never make that kind of mistake again. Working at the fire station and taking care of his daughters are the only things he needs.

    All it takes is a single moment to make him realize how wrong he is. A split second of coming close to losing the woman he has always loved.

    But as long-buried embers light anew, there are those who lurk in the shadows. And they’ll do whatever it takes to extinguish that flame for good…

    My Killer Vacation by Tessa Bailey

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    Release date: June 6, 2022

    Synopsis:

    An all-new, spicy murder mystery from Tessa Bailey, New York Times bestselling author of It Happened One Summer...

    It was supposed to be a relaxing vacation in sweet, sunny Cape Cod—just me and my beloved brother—but discovering a corpse in our rental house really throws a wrench into our tanning schedule. Now a rude, crude bounty hunter has arrived on the back of his motorcycle to catch the killer and refuses to believe I can be helpful, despite countless hours of true crime podcast listening. Not to mention a fulfilling teaching career of wrangling second graders.

    A brash bounty hunter and an energetic elementary schoolteacher: the murder-solving team no one asked for, but thanks to these pesky attempts on my life, we’re stuck together, come hell or high tide.

    I’m just here to do a job, not babysit an amateur sleuth. Although…it is becoming less and less of a hardship to have her around. Sure, she’s stubborn, distracting and can’t stay out of harm’s way. She’s also brave and beautiful and reminds me of the home I left behind three years ago. In other words, the painful hunger and protectiveness she is waking up in me is a threat to my peace of mind. Before I sink any deeper into this dangerous attraction, I need to solve this murder and get back on the road. But will fate take her from me before I realize the road has been leading to her all along?

    Famous in a Small Town by Kylie Scott

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    Released date: April 7, 2022

    Synopsis:

    What chance does a small-town girl have with a world-famous rock star?

    Two years after his wife’s death, rock star Garrett Hayes hasn’t moved on. But he has moved out of L.A. Where better to escape his past than a small town in the northern California mountains? If only he could get the townsfolk of Wildwood to leave him the hell alone.

    Ani Bennet returned to her hometown for some much-needed serenity. The last thing she needs is a grumpy, too hot for his own good, rich and famous rock star living next door—and rent-free in her brain.

    She set her fangirl tendencies aside and deleted his photo from her cell when they became neighbors. But when Garrett asks for help, she can’t say no. The problem is, spending time together is making those fangirl feelings resurface—and bringing them to a whole new level.

    What chance does a small-town girl have with world-famous rock star? It’s time for Ani to set her fears aside and find out.

    Forever, Con Amor by A.M. Johnson

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    Release date: Aprill 28, 2022

    Synopsis:

    Chance,

    I never in a million years thought I would want a guy who smells like a tree and probably hugs them on the daily, but alas, you've somehow snuck your sexy, khaki-covered ass into my life. It doesn't help that we're stuck living in this apartment together for God knows how long, but I can't stop thinking about that kiss. I know I said it was one and done, and maybe that's the smart thing to do since I'm not convinced of your emotional availability. Maybe I'm a masochist. Or, maybe I might kind of like you. I said what I said.

    No regrets,

    Marcos~

    ***

    Marcos,

    Your ability to simultaneously compliment and insult me is probably one of my favorite things about you. I think it's part of your charm. Does that make me a masochist as well? I definitely like to torture myself. The night I kissed you, I knew it had the potential to push you away, but I couldn't stop myself from wanting you. I still can't. You can flirt and bully me all you like. I'm not going anywhere. I've finally found my home, and it's here. And just in case you need me to be more specific, I like you too.

    Forever, con amor…

    Chance~

    Forever, Con Amor is an interconnected, stand alone, slow burn, contemporary, MM opposites attract romance that is heavy on humor, light on angst, and features an age gap, a sexy yoga session, heels, and a few passive aggressive quips about cargo pants, hugging trees, and kale.

    If Stars Were Wishes by Audrey Carlan

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    Release date: April 4, 2022

    Synopsis:

    From #1 New York Times bestselling author Audrey Carlan comes the next, and final book, in The Wish Series.

    Growing up, I believed in infinite possibilities. I wished on stars and let my imagination prepare me for the unknown. The older you get the more you realize that you have power. You have been given the free will to control your own path. Jump into your destiny feet first. And I knew for certain that no matter how much power I had, time was a luxury that would never be mine.

    Unlike my mother and father, who were happy to live out their days on a Native American reservation in Colorado, I wanted to explore, to experience the many splendors the world could provide…before it was too late.

    I couldn’t avoid the siren’s call of the big, wide-open world.

    What I didn’t know was my life would be filled with challenges, highs, and lows the likes I couldn’t have prepared for. I have many bittersweet memories and even more where the sweet outweighs the bitter. Despite it all, I wouldn’t change a thing.

    My experiences, my choices, have led me to where I am. Helped form the woman I’ve become.

    A wife.

    A mother.

    A woman at peace with her destiny.

    My journey has been rife with uncertainty, joy, fear, love, hate, strife, sacrifice, and everything in between. I’ve experienced unbelievable pleasure and gut-wrenching pain. Some may despise me for the choices I’ve made. Some may applaud them. Either way, I lived for today.

    My name is Catori…and this is my story.

    Lover Arisen by J.R. Ward

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    Release date: April 5, 2022

    Synopsis:

    True love brings a deadly threat to the Black Dagger Brotherhood in this sizzling new novel in J.R. Ward’s #1 New York Times bestselling series.

    Possessed by the demon Devina, Balthazar is once again on the hunt for the Book of Spells—and fighting an undeniable attraction to a woman. As a thief, he has stolen a lot of things…but he never thought his heart would be taken by another. Especially not a human.

    As a homicide detective, Erika Saunders knows there is something otherworldly going on in Caldwell, New York. Mutilated bodies that cannot be explained are all over her case list—and then there are her nightmares in which she’s hunted by shadows and captivated by a mysterious man who is both a suspect and a savior.

    When Devina’s wish for true love is finally granted, Balthazar and Erika unwittingly become the gateway for the rebirth of an old enemy of the Brothers. Will the very thing that brings them together lead to the ultimate destruction of the Brotherhood? Or will they have to lose everything in order to save the race’s most sacred defenders?

    Forever with Me by Claudia Burgoa

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    Release date: June 7, 2022

    Synopsis:

    Coming soon!

    Royally Remembered by Emma Chase

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    Release date: April 12, 2022

    Synopsis:

    The lives of the Wessco royal family have always been extraordinary. Abounding in power and wealth, and marked by moments of soul-searing passion, exquisite love, and tragic loss.

    In this collection of short stories, set during the time period of the Royally books and beyond, we explore the moments that helped shape these characters into the irresistible heroes and heroines readers have come to know and cherish.

    We meet Prince Nicholas and Henry’s parents, Prince Thomas and Lady Calista; we see the struggle to balance family relationships with the demands of the monarchy; and we continue the story of Queen Lenora and Prince Edward, whose deep, abiding love lasts beyond a lifetime.

    Royally Remembered is not a standalone—it is a companion novella meant to be read after Royally Screwed, Royally Matched, Royally Endowed, and Royally Yours.

    Beauty and the Baller by Ilsa Madden-Mills

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    Release Date: March 29, 2022

    Synopsis:

    An NFL quarterback turned small-town coach gets sacked by a Texas beauty queen in this swoony, passionate romance from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills.

    Gorgeous, talented, and brilliant, NFL quarterback Ronan Smith has the world in his hands. But after losing his career and his fiancée in a car accident, he falls into a pit of grief and bad choices. When a mysterious girl shows up to his party, he feels drawn to her and makes her his…for one night.

    Former beauty queen Nova Morgan is on a mission. Scantily clad as a princess from a galaxy far, far away, she sneaks into a high-profile party to capture the attention of her favorite quarterback. But her hopes crash after an awful one-night stand.

    Fast-forward two years. Broke and desperate, Nova returns home to Blue Belle, Texas, where, by a cosmic twist of fate, her broody neighbor is none other than Ronan, the shiny new football coach everyone adores. But he has no idea who she is.

    The booster club keeps shoving women at Ronan to keep him in town. His solution? He proposes fake dating to Nova. But things heat up for real under these Friday-night lights when he realizes she’s the one who slipped away.

    Has this jaded beauty found her forever baller, or will his past keep them apart?

    Ten Trends to Seduce Your Bestfriend by Penny Reid

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    Release date: April 12, 2022

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    Winnifred Gobaldi and Byron Visser are not best friends.

    Yes, they’ve known each other for years, but they’re not even friendly. Winnie considers them more like casual, distant acquaintances who find each other barely tolerable, especially when he's being condescending (which is all the time).

    The truth is, they have nothing in common. She’s a public school science teacher with stars in her eyes, and he’s a pretentious, joyless double PhD turned world-famous bestselling fiction author. She loves sharing her passion for promulgating women in STEM careers and building community via social media, and he eschews all socialization, virtual or otherwise. She’s looking for a side hustle to help pay down a mountain of student debt, and his financial portfolio is the stuff of fiduciary wet dreams. So why are they faking a #bestfriend relationship for millions of online spectators?

    When a simple case of tit-for-tat trends between nonfriends leads to a wholly unexpected kind of pretend, nothing is simple. Sometimes, it takes a public audience to reveal the truth of private feelings, and rarely—very rarely—you should believe what you see online.

    Ten Trends to Seduce Your Bestfriend is a full-length, complete standalone, adult contemporary romantic comedy.

    The Unknown Beloved by Amy Harmon

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    Release date: April 19, 2022

    Synopsis:

    From the bestselling author of Where the Lost Wander and What the Wind Knows comes the evocative story of two people whose paths collide against the backdrop of mystery, murder, and the Great Depression.

    Chicago, 1923: Ten-year-old Dani Flanagan returns home to find police swarming the house, her parents dead. Michael Malone, the young patrolman assigned to the case, discovers there’s more to the situation—and to Dani Flanagan herself—than the authorities care to explore. Malone is told to shut his mouth, and Dani is sent away to live with her spinster aunts in Cleveland.

    Fifteen years later, Michael Malone is summoned to Cleveland to investigate a series of murders that have everyone stumped, including his friend and famed Prohibition agent Eliot Ness, now Cleveland’s director of safety. There, in a city caught in the grip of a serial killer, Dani and Malone cross paths once again.

    Malone is drawn to Dani and her affinity for the dead and compassion for the destitute. It doesn’t take long for him to realize that she could help him solve his case. As terror descends on the city and Malone and Dani confront the dark secrets that draw them together, it’s a race to find the killer or risk becoming his next victims.

    Nightingale Anthology

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    Release date: April 5, 2022

    Synopsis:

    NIGHTINGALE is a romance anthology with over FIFTY original, never-before-seen stories from bestselling authors. 100% of the royalties will be donated to relief and human rights organizations working in Ukraine. NIGHTINGALE is only available for a limited time, so one-click your copy before it's gone.

    AUTHORS INCLUDE: Katee Robert, Siobhan Davis, Robin Covington, Xio Axelrod, Vanessa Vale & Renee Rose, Terri E. Laine, Lucy Lennox, C. Hallman & J.L. Beck, Sara Ney, Willow Winters, Rebecca Yarros, Sienna Snow, Ana Huang, Willow Aster, Pepper Winters, Piper Rayne, Rebecca Zanetti, Honey Meyer, Alta Hensley & Livia Grant, Samantha Chase, Parker S. Huntington, T.K. Leigh, Kate Canterbary, Laura Thalassa, Carian Cole, Natasha Knight & Ashleigh Zavarelli, Rina Kent, Lauren Rowe, Rachel Van Dyken, Karla Sorenson, Claudia Burgoa, Kelsey Clayton, Helena Hunting, Aleatha Romig, K.A. Linde, Carly Phillips, Meredith Wild & Chelle Bliss, Kelly Elliott, Brenda Rothert, A.L. Jackson, Jenika Snow, Katie Ashley, Amo Jones, Susan Stoker, Harloe Rae, L.B. Dunbar, Gina L. Maxwell, Tijan, Amelia Wilde, Skye Warren, Penny Reid, Susannah Nix, Caroline Peckham & Susanne Valenti, Ilsa Madden-Mills, Dylan Allen, Kandi Steiner, Raine Miller, Toni Aleo, Natalie Wrye, Debra Anastasia, Brittney Sahin, Heidi McLaughlin, Melanie Moreland, Jay Crownover, Catherine Cowles, Roni Loren, Shantel Tessier, Aly Martinez, Julia Kent, Jennifer Probst

    All royalties from this project will be donated to relief and human rights organizations working in Ukraine. We aren't affiliated or endorsed by these charities. We are simply authors who want to help.

    Something Wilder by Christina Lauren

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    Release date: May 17, 2022

    Synopsis:

    The “reigning romance queens” (PopSugar) and New York Times bestselling authors of The Soulmate Equation and The Unhoneymooners present a charming and laugh-out-loud funny novel filled with adventure, treasure, and, of course, love.

    Growing up the daughter of notorious treasure hunter and absentee father Duke Wilder left Lily without much patience for the profession…or much money in the bank. But Lily is nothing if not resourceful, and now uses Duke’s coveted hand-drawn maps to guide tourists on fake treasure hunts through the red rock canyons of Utah. It pays the bills but doesn’t leave enough to fulfill her dream of buying back the beloved ranch her father sold years ago, and definitely not enough to deal with the sight of the man she once loved walking back into her life with a motley crew of friends ready to hit the trails. Frankly, Lily would like to take him out into the wilderness—and leave him there.

    Leo Grady knew mirages were a thing in the desert, but they’d barely left civilization when the silhouette of his greatest regret comes into focus in the flickering light of the campfire. Ready to leave the past behind him, Leo wants nothing more than to reconnect with his first and only love. Unfortunately, Lily Wilder is all business, drawing a clear line in the sand: it’s never going to happen.

    But when the trip goes horribly and hilariously wrong, the group wonders if maybe the legend of the hidden treasure wasn’t a gimmick after all. There’s a chance to right the wrongs—of Duke’s past and their own—but only if Leo and Lily can confront their history and work together. Alone under the stars in the isolated and dangerous mazes of the Canyonlands, Leo and Lily must decide whether they’ll risk their lives and hearts on the adventure of a lifetime.

    From the author of the “heartfelt and funny” (Publishers Weekly) sensation The Unhoneymooners, this page-turning adventure full of second chances, complicated relationships, and the breathtaking beauty of the American Southwest will take fans on one wild ride.

    Maggie Moves On by Lucy Score

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    Release date: June 21, 2022

    Synopsis:

    Can these opposites turn up the heat… without burning down the house?

    House-flipping sensation and YouTube star Maggie Nichols can’t wait to dig into her next challenge. Arriving in tiny Kinship, Idaho, with only a cot and a coffeemaker, Maggie is prepared to restore a crumbling Victorian mansion in four months or less. She has her to-do lists, her blueprints, and her team. What she doesn’t have is time for sexy, laid-back landscaper Silas Wright.

    The man takes flirtation to a whole new level. And he does it shirtless…sometimes pants-less. He and his service school-dropout dog are impressively persistent. But she’s not interested in putting down roots. Not when fans tune in to watch her travel the country turning dilapidated houses into dream homes. A short-term fling on the other hand could fit nicely into her calendar. After all, Maggie remembers what fun is like. Vaguely.

    As their summer gets downright steamy, Silas manages to demolish the emotional walls she’s spent years building, sending Maggie into a panic. He’s the wrench in her carefully constructed plans. With the end of the project looming, she has a decision to make. But how can she stay when her entire career is built on moving on?

    Unwanted by Marley Valentine

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    Release date: April 21, 2022

    Synopsis:

    From USA Today Bestselling Author, Marley Valentine comes UNWANTED, book one in a brand new, emotional LGBTQ+ series that follows a group of foster siblings, who are banded together by their pasts.