What next?: A Sneak Peek into the Latest Releases

As the air changes and is filled with a visible sense of anticipation, romance lovers eagerly await the arrival of new literary treasures to woo them away. .

From steamy contemporary romances to cozy romcoms, these upcoming novels promise to whisk readers away on unforgettable adventures, where love blossoms amidst the most unlikely of circumstances and hearts are forever changed.


  1. Out with the Tide by Julie Olivia.


Readers are swept into the picturesque town of Never Harbor, where a lively middle child finds himself unexpectedly drawn to his landlord’s daughter, leading to a summer romance that defies all expectations.

With the tropes of Roommates to lovers, Forced proximity, Sunshine x sunshine, One bed, Slow burn, Cozy coastal small town and open-door spice!

Enter Marina Starkey, the landlord’s daughter in need of temporary accommodation for the summer. Cass offers her a place to stay, unknowingly inviting a whirlwind of emotions and longing into his life.

As they navigate sharing a living space, Cass and Marina find themselves drawn to each other in ways they never expected. Despite their differences, they discover a deep connection fueled by shared laughter, intimate moments, and the undeniable chemistry between them.

But as the summer days fade and the inevitable end of Marina’s stay approaches, both Cass and Marina must confront their fears and insecurities about love and commitment. Cass is not one for temporary flings, while Marina is determined not to fall in love with her hometown or the charming man who has captured her heart.

Against the backdrop of Never Harbor’s serene beaches and quaint streets, With its charming setting and endearing characters, this novel reminds us that sometimes, the greatest adventures begin where we least expect them.


  1. The Home-Wrecker by Sara Cate


With the trope of cheating, readers are pulled into a complex web of desire, temptation, and moral dilemmas as a man who grapples with his faith, his marriage, and the allure of forbidden passion. With the trope of cheating,

Meet Caleb, a devout Christian man who has always strived to do what is expected of him. Married to his wife, Briar, for seven years, He finds himself facing the challenges of marriage and the temptation of infidelity when Dean, a charismatic young man from his past, enters their lives. As Caleb’s attraction to Dean grows, he finds himself torn between his duty as a husband and his desire for something more. What begins as a harmless flirtation soon escalates into a dangerous game of desire and deception, as Caleb and Dean navigate the boundaries of their relationship and the consequences of their actions.

Caught between his faith, his marriage vows, and his burgeoning feelings for Dean, Caleb struggles to reconcile his desires with his sense of morality. As the lines between right and wrong blur, he must confront the consequences of his choices and the impact they have on his marriage, his faith, and his sense of self.

The Home Wrecker is a provocative exploration of love, lust, and the complexities of human desire. With its holding narrative and morally ambiguous characters, this novel challenges readers to question the nature of temptation and the limits of fidelity in the face of irresistible passion.


  1. The Perfect Guy Doesn’t Exist by Sophie Gonzales


This book follows Ivy, a fangirl who literally wishes her favorite fictional character (Weston) into existence, and ends up having to deal with all of the problems that arise from that. The story is just so much fun! I really enjoyed seeing Ivy, her best friend Henry, and her ex-best-friend/crush Mack trying to figure out what happened, and how to keep Weston hidden. It was silly, but so charming and fun!

The book is a new sapphic YA friends-to-enemies-to-lovers novel from bestselling author Sophie Gonzales, with her trademark humor and heart.

With the genres of young adult, contemporary, LGBTQ+ representation, Realistic fantasy this book is one to love.

The book is a razor sharp commentary on the tropes we find romantic, and how we find comfort in fictional romance by inserting ourselves into it, but often by imagining scenarios that we wouldn’t actually enjoy in reality. But if it sounds like it’s ripping into the romance genre, rest assured, it isn’t. The book actually strikes the perfect balance of examining romance, fanfic and fandom, and what purpose it serves in our lives, while poking fun at the more ludicrous parts of it.


  1. Say You Swear by Meagan Brandy


Say you Swear is a love triangle, college football sports romance with angst, friendships, love, and heartbreaking moments that took me on an emotional rollercoaster and will have the reader feeling all of the emotions.

Arianna Johnson “Ari”, her twin brother Mason, best friend Cameron, and their friends Brady and Chase decide to spend the last of summer at their beach house together before they head off to Avix for their first semester of college knowing they won’t see each other as often. During their stay at the beach house, Ari decides to show her feelings towards Chace, thinking that she can finally be with the man she’s loved all these years. Only for him to push her away after things happened between them one night. Once at school, she distances herself from her friends, who are more like family and starts hanging out with Noah Riley, the star quarterback who she had met on the beach at the beach house. They become friends first. He takes his time with her, knowing everything that has happened between her and Chase, until that friendship grows into something more for both of them.


  1. Lawless God by Lola King.


 In “The Lawless God,” readers are thrust into the gritty and unforgiving world of Kayla ‘The Ruthless’ King, where power, loyalty, and vengeance reign supreme.

Meet Kayla, the formidable leader of the Kings’ Crew, known for her ruthless determination and iron grip on the North Shore underworld. But when the psychopath she once sent to prison, Nathan White, resurfaces with a thirst for revenge, Kayla’s reign is threatened like never before.

Nathan, The Lawless God, is a force to be reckoned with, his cruelty and ruthlessness unmatched. As he sets his sights on Kayla, she finds herself facing a relentless adversary hell-bent on destroying everything she’s built.

Caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse, Kayla must confront her deepest fears and darkest secrets as she fights to protect her crew and preserve her legacy. But when Nathan captures her, Kayla realizes that survival may come at a cost she’s not willing to pay.

As emotions run high and loyalties are tested, Kayla and Nathan find themselves drawn to each other in ways they never expected. But in a world where trust is a luxury and betrayal lurks around every corner, can they navigate the treacherous waters of their forbidden attraction?

The book is a gripping and intense tale of power, passion, and revenge, where love and hate collide in a battle for survival. With its electrifying plot twists and steamy romance, this novel will keep readers on the edge of their beds until the very end.


  1. Across State Lines by Lauren Biel


This story is dirty, depraved, heartbreaking, dark, steamy, violent and shockingly sexy.

Serving the tropes of Age Gap, Enemies to lovers, Hate to love, MMC with multiple personalities, Primal scenes and a classic One Bed situation.

Readers are put into the dark and complex world of an interstate trucker haunted by his past, and a woman fleeing from her own demons, as they start on a journey that will test their resilience and challenge their notions of redemption. A man shrouded in darkness, whose life is marked by the trail of bodies he’s left behind. When he unwittingly picks up a mysterious woman, a survivor determined to escape the shadows of her past running from her past, he sees her as nothing more than his next victim. But as they travel together, he finds himself confronted by his own inner demons, and the fragile equilibrium he’s struggled to maintain begins to unravel .Pushing him to question everything he’s ever known. But as he grapples with his own inner turmoil, he must decide whether to let the woman into the darkness that has consumed him, or risk losing her to the same fate as his other victims.  These characters were written with real flaws, thoughts, fears and an authenticity that speaks to people.

With its hauntingly beautiful prose and complex characters, this novel explores the depths of the human psyche and the transformative nature of love in the face of darkness.


  1. Bridesmaid for Hire by Meghan Quinn


Maggie Mitchell, an event planner in need of a break, heads to Bora Bora for some much-needed relaxation. However, her plans take an unexpected turn when she encounters Brody McFadden, her brother’s best friend. Despite their rocky history, ignited by a disastrous encounter at her brother’s wedding, Maggie discovers that Brody is also on the island for a prestigious wedding event.

Seeing an opportunity to elevate her business to new heights, Maggie proposes her services as a bridesmaid and planner for the high-profile wedding. But there’s a catch – she must pretend to be Brody’s girlfriend in order to secure the job. Reluctantly agreeing to the arrangement, Maggie finds herself sharing her peaceful bungalow with Brody.

As tensions simmer and old feelings resurface, Maggie and Brody find themselves drawn to each other in ways they never expected.

The book is a captivating tale of enemies-turned-lovers, set against the backdrop of a tropical paradise. With its blend of romance, humor, and suspense, this book promises to keep readers hooked until the very end as Maggie and Brody navigate the complexities of love, trust, and second chances.


  1. Not Made To Last by JayMcLean


This is a tumultuous yet captivating story of Olivia and Rhys, two individuals whose lives collide in a fateful and unexpected encounter.

Meet Olivia, a young woman navigating the complexities of life, including her brother’s rivalry with Rhys Garrett, a recent high school graduate and former basketball team captain. When Olivia accidentally hits Rhys with her truck one night, their worlds are forever changed.

Rhys, recovering from the shock of the accident, finds himself drawn to Olivia in ways he never expected. Despite the circumstances of their meeting, he can’t help but feel a connection to her, one that goes beyond the physical.

However, as they delve into their feelings and confront the realities of their lives, they realize that their newfound bond may not be built to last. With its compelling characters, heartfelt moments, and unexpected twists, this novel explores the enduring power of destiny and the challenges of navigating the unpredictable journey of love.


  1. In the Shadows by J.A Owenby


“In the Shadows”, where the lines between predator and prey blur in a sinister game of cat and mouse.

Meet Ella McCloud, an unsuspecting individual whose life is about to be irrevocably changed by the arrival of a mysterious and unhinged individual known only as Death. As he sets his sights on her, Ella becomes the unwitting target of his twisted desires and malevolent intentions.

With chilling messages and ominous warnings, Death reveals himself as a dangerous predator lurking in the shadows, fixated on making Ella his Queen. As the tension mounts and the stakes escalate, Ella finds herself ensnared in a deadly game of survival, where every move could be her last.

The book is a dark and gripping tale of love and obsession, where the boundaries between right and wrong are blurred, and the line between captor and captive becomes increasingly unclear. With its multiple points of view and intricate plotlines, this novel promises a thrilling and unexpected journey leading to a satisfying and surprising happily ever after. (TW/CW: Check the author’s website for trigger warnings.)


  1. Where’s Molly? By H.D. Carlton


A spinoff of the Cat & Mouse Duet, readers follow the haunting journey of Molly Devereaux, a girl who vanished without a trace.

As the world grapples with the mystery of Molly’s disappearance, she finds herself trapped in a nightmarish existence, haunted by the memories of her past and the horrors she endured. Despite her physical absence, Molly’s spirit remains tethered to the Oregon woods where she was last seen, unable to find peace in the afterlife.

Now, in the remote mountains of Montana, caught between the realms of the living and the dead. Tormented by her own inner demons, she roams the wilderness at night, unleashing unspeakable horrors upon victims.

As Molly grapples with her newfound powers and the darkness that consumes her, she is confronted by the ghosts of her past, Molly must live the chilling reality of her existence and the consequences of her actions.

“Where’s Molly” is a tale of redemption, revenge, and the haunting power of the human spirit. With its gripping narrative and dark subject matter, this novel explores the depths of despair and the resilience of the human soul in the face of unimaginable horrors. (Content warnings available on the author’s website.)

By Neelakshi Singh