Wow, that is my first time typing out 2020 as an actual year that is about to be a date, and it is so weird! But a good weird, because it means there are some great new books to look forward to! This is definitely a slower time of year in terms of new releases, but there are still a few that I’m pretty excited to get my hands on.
A Delicate Deception by Cat Sebastian (December 10)
This is going to be a theme in this post, but as a big fan of Cat Sebastian, pretty much anything she writes will make it to my most anticipated lists. I don’t even know what A Delicate Deception is about, and I don’t need to in order to have it preordered! Cat Sebastian writes some of the most romantic historical romances that I would recommend to pretty much everyone, and it’s a bonus that they’re all very queer!
The Prince of Broadway by Joanna Shupe (December 30)
I mean, how could a new Joanna Shupe book not make it on this list? She’s one of my favorite authors and I read everything she publishes, so of course her latest release had to be on here. I really liked the setup for The Prince of Broadway from the first book in this series, The Rogue of Fifth Avenue, so I can’t wait to read more about how this Greene sister ends up with the owner of a casino while learning how to open her own.
Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn (December 31)
It’s kind of unusual for an author I’ve never read before to make it on one of my most anticipated lists, but the plot of Love Lettering just sounds so cool. The heroine is a hand letterer who was designing wedding programs and snuck in a warning she thought no one would catch saying that the marriage was doomed. It turns out the prospective groom caught the warning and tracked the heroine down a year later asking how she knew, and their romance takes off from there. It’s such a unique premise, and I’m really excited to see how it’s pulled off, especially because I keep hearing great things about this book from early reviews!
A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer (January 7)
I was not prepared for how much I liked the first book in this series, A Curse So Dark and Lonely, but I wound up really enjoying it and eagerly anticipating the sequel! Especially given the hints for A Heart So Fierce and Broken that were dropped at the end of the first book. I can’t wait! If you like a good fantasy, especially one that’s got a decent amount of romance and is inspired by Beauty and the Beast, I think you’ll really enjoy A Curse So Dark and Lonely, and then you’ll see why I’m so excited for Grey to get his own book!
Race to the Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse (January 14)
I love Roanhorse’s Sixth World series, so of course I have to read everything she writes, especially when it’s published as part of the Rick Riordan Presents imprint! I was so bummed when Race to the Sun got pushed back from its original publication date in October, but it’s going to be here before you know it! The whole premise of the Rick Riordan Presents imprint is that it shares own voices books exploring different mythologies, so if you love mythology, I think you’ll like any of the books in the imprint. But Roanhorse is amazing, which is why I really can’t wait for this one! I can’t wait to see how she brings Navajo mythology into this book.
The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa (February 4)
I’ve been eagerly anticipating The Worst Best Man ever since the cover and blurb were first revealed! It has such a fun cover, and I can’t wait to see how this couple winds up getting a happily ever after. He’s the younger brother and best man of her ex-fiance, who left her at the altar, so the two of them have got some serious obstacles to overcome! Plus Mia Sosa always writes such funny romances, so I’m sure this will be a really fun read.
Chasing Cassandra by Lisa Kleypas (February 18)
Lisa Kleypas is another autobuy for me, and I’m especially excited for Chasing Cassandra because I think it features a great pairing. The twins have long been two of my favorite characters in the Ravenel series, so I can’t wait for Cassandra to finally have her own story, and I think pairing her with the icy Tom Severin is going to make for some serious sparks! If you enjoy historical romance, then Lisa Kleypas absolutely has to be on your radar.
The Bachelor by Sabrina Jeffries (February 25)
It took me a while to read the first book in this series, The Duchess Project, after I got a free copy at BookCon, but I added the sequel, The Bachelor, to my Goodreads and this list as soon as I finished it! The setup for Gwyn and Joshua was so good, I can’t wait for them to have their own book. He’s very much the grumpy war veteran worried about his sister’s future, and she’s the sunny woman determined to break through while also dealing with her own past. It’s such a classic pairing, plus I can’t wait to revisit this family.
There you have it! Some of the books I’m most excited to read this winter! I will 100 percent be reading all of these very soon, but I actually have advanced copies of a lot of them (how on earth did I get this lucky?!), so keep an eye out for more in-depth reviews in the coming weeks. And don’t be surprised if some of them make it on my list of winter favorites!
What books are you most looking forward to cuddling up with this winter? Let me know in the comments!