While there are definitely less things to look forward to than usual, fortunately there are still a ton of great books slated to come out this summer! Keep reading to see what romances I’m most excited to get my hands on in the coming months.
Alpha Night by Nalini Singh (June 4)
The fourth installment in the Psy/Changeling Trinity series in which alpha wolf Selenka mates on first sight with Ethan, an Arrow who has been struggling to find his place in the new world after being held captive for much of his childhood.
Ok, I was seriously looking forward to Alpha Night, but then I was lucky enough to get an arc, and now it’s officially one of my favorite Psy/Changeling books ever! It’s so good!! I’ll have a review up in a couple of weeks, but just know that I absolutely loved the dynamics in this book and thought it was an excellent addition to the series.
Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert (June 23)
She agrees to fake date her friend after a video of him “rescuing” her goes viral.
I literally need to know nothing about Take a Hint, Dani Brown other than the fact that the heroine is named Dani. Boom, sold. (But also, I really enjoyed Get a Life, Chloe Brown, so I’m excited for the sequel!)
To Catch an Earl by Kate Bateman (June 30)
She was taught never to touch anything she didn’t intend to take when operating a heist. But she touched him anyway, and now he’s ben assigned to uncover her identity and capture her.
I was caught pleasantly off guard when I read the first book in this series, This Earl of Mine, which St. Martin’s Press sent me in the mail. So of course I had to read the next book, To Catch an Earl. But then I found out it involved a female jewel thief as the heroine, and I was totally sold! I’ve read an early copy of this one, so keep an eye out for a review at the end of June.
The Devil of Downtown by Joanna Shupe (June 30)
She’s determined to fight for fair working conditions and he’s the gentleman gangster who rules the Bowery. When the two cross paths, they realize that neither is quite what they seem.
I mean, how could a new Joanna Shupe not be on here? I love her Gilded Age books, and I’m really looking forward to the last sister, Justine, getting her own book. I can’t wait to see what Shupe has in store for her in The Devil of Downtown! I have an arc of this one, so expect a review at the end of June.
Daring and the Duke by Sarah MacLean (June 30)
She ran from him as a child and lived on the streets, eventually becoming a criminal leader. He’s been searching for her ever since, and is determined to make her his duchess. Now, she’s set to take revenge, only to realize he’s not what she thought.
I have to admit, I’m a little concerned for how angsty Daring and the Duke is going to be. I’m not the biggest fan of high angst, and the build up to this one was been…a lot. But I really loved Brazen and the Beast, and I can’t wait to see this trilogy through!
Deal with the Devil by Kit Rocha (July 28)
She’s a mercenary librarian trying to save America, and he’s the captain of a team of supersoldiers who went AWOL to protect innocent lives. When the two team up, sparks fly.
Ok yes, Deal with the Devil was in my most anticipated releases of spring. I was SO SAD when they announced it was getting pushed back to July because I’ve really been looking forward to it. Hopefully it still comes out in July! I’m going to be so bummed if it gets pushed back again.
The Care and Feeding of Waspish Widows by Olivia Waite (July 28)
She’s a grumpy widowed engraver and her heroine is a middle-aged lady beekeeper.
After how much I loved The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics, of course I’m eagerly anticipating The Care and Feeding of Waspish Widows! I can’t wait to learn all about engraving and beekeeping and see these two fall in love!
You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria (August 4)
She agrees to pair up with her telenovela costar and pretend to date him in order to save their careers.
It’s been way too long since we’ve had a new book from Alexis Daria, so I really can’t wait for You Had Me at Hola. Also, that cover!! It’s so good! I’m really excited for this one, especially with the fake dating trope and the telenovela setting. It should be a ton of fun! I have an arc of this one, too, so expect a review later this summer.
Emerald Blaze by Ilona Andrews (August 25)
After uncovering a plot to manipulate the dangerous serum that introduced magic into the world, Catalina finds herself even more deeply invested in trying to stop the serum from falling into the wrong hands. And while Alessandro tries to keep his distance from Catalina to protect her, his past is threatening to put them both in danger.
I’m looking forward to this book so much it’s absolutely unreal. I just did a reread of all of the Hidden Legacy books, and my love for Sapphire Flames is so ridiculous. I can’t wait for the romance between Catalina and Alessandro to ramp up in Emerald Blaze!! This is one of my most anticipated reads of the entire year, and definitely my most anticipated book that I haven’t read yet. I seriously can’t wait and am stalking the review sites to get my hands on an early copy of this one because I need it now!!
I case you haven’t gotten the memo yet, I’m very excited for all of these books to come out this summer! Which books are you most anticipating this summer? Let me know in the comments!