Shipped by Angie Hockman- Release date 01/19/2021- Billed as “The Unhoneymooners meets The Hating Game”, an enemies to lovers on a cruise ship? Yes, please.
The Dating Plan by Sara Desai- Release date 03/16/2021- This is the follow-up to The Marriage Game and it features the fake dating trope.
Sweethand (Island Bites Book 1) by N.G. Peltier– 03/30/2021- Enemies to lovers who are stuck together for a wedding…. and I really love this cover.
The Intimacy Experiment by Rosie Danan– Release date 04/06/2021- Naomi gets her own HEA, YAY!
Second First Impressions: A Novel by Sally Thorne– Release date 04/13/2021- I loved The Hating Game… 99 Percent Mine was okay. Fingers crossed that this will be more on The Hating Game enjoyment scale.
Perfect Pitch (Young and Famous #1) by G.L. Tomas– Release date 04/24/2021- Fake dating + second chance? Yes, please.
Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto– Release date 04/27/2021-
What happens when you mix 1 (accidental) murder with 2 thousand wedding guests, and then toss in a possible curse on 3 generations of an immigrant Chinese-Indonesian family?
You get 4 meddling Asian aunties coming to the rescue!
People We Meet On Vacation by Emily Henry– Release date 05/11/2021- I ADORED Beach Read and can not wait to read this author’s follow-up.
The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren– Release date 05/18/2021- I’m always up for a new Christina Lauren. Still keeping my fingers crossed they return to their old steamy love scenes.
One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston– Release date 06/01/2021- The blurb reads like a time travel romance… but is it? Hmmmmm. But I am totally here for a time travel lesbian feel-good romance.
The Heart Principle ( The Kiss Quotient #3) by Helen Hoang– Release date 08/17/2021 – I put this book on my most anticipated last year and here it is again.
Wild Rain: Women Who Dare by Beverly Jenkins– Release date 02/09/2021- Anything Ms. Bev writes goes on my most anticipated list.
The Bride Bet (Girl Meets Duke #4) by Tessa Dare– Release date 02/09/2021 (although I think the release has been pushed back again.)
Hit Me With Your Best Scot (The Wild Wicked Highlanders Book 3) by Suzanne Enoch– Release date 02/09/2021- Highlanders + Suzanne Enoch= Gimme.
The Duke Heist (The Wild Wynchesters Book 1) by Erica Ridley- Release date 02/09/2021- I LOVE THIS COVER. That is all.
A Lady’s Formula for Love (The Secret Scientists of London Book 1) by Elizabeth Everett- Release date 02/09/2021- Lady Scientists falling in love!
An Unexpected Peril (A Veronica Speedwell Mystery Book 6) by Deanna Raybourn– Release date 03/02/2021- This is one of my favorite series ever and I just discovered it t his year.
The Heiress Hunt (The Fifth Avenue Rebels Book 1) by Joanna Shupe– Release date 03/09/2021- More refreshing Gilded Age romances, please.
Wild Women and the Blues: A Novel by Denny S. Bryce– Release date 03/30/2021
Jazz-age Chicago comes to vibrant life in Denny S. Bryce’s evocative novel that links the stories of an ambitious chorus girl and a modern-day film student, both coming to grips with loss, forgiveness, and the limitations—and surprises—of love.
What the Devil Knows (Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery Book 16) by C.S. Harris– Release date 04/06/2021- One of my favorite all-time historical mystery series. I’m always up for a new Sebastian St. Cyr story.
I’m Only Wicked with You (The Palace of Rogues) by Julie Anne Long– Release date 04/27/2021- The first two books in this series were absolutely fabulous, I’m stoked that there will be another story in this world.
Devil in Disguise by Lisa Kleypas- Release date 07/27/2021- I believe the heroine is Marcus and Lillian’s daughter and this makes me happy.
Blood Heir (Kate Daniels World Book 1) by Ilona Andrews- Release date 01/12/2021 – I somehow kept myself from reading the serialized version so I am very much looking forward to
Moment of Truth (The Potentate of Atlanta Book 5) by Hailey Edwards- Release date 01/31/2021 – MORE MIDAS! MORE HADLEY! This is always a good thing.
A Court of Silver Flames (A Court of Thorns and Roses Book 4) by Sarah J. Maas– Release date 02/16/2021 – NESTA AND CASSIAN FINALLY GET THEIR OWN BOOK!
Wild Sign (Alpha and Omega Book 6) by Patricia Briggs– Release date 03/16/2021- I will always look forward to another Charles and Anna story.
Thrice Cursed (Infernal Bargains Book 1) by Hailey Edwards– Release date 03/23/2021- This is a new series by Hailey Edwards and I am here for it.
Angel of the Overpass (Ghost Roads Book 3) by Seanan McGuire– Release date 05/11/2021- Another adventure with Rose Marshall taking on Bobby Cross.
Last Guard (Psy-Changeling Trinity Book 5) by Nalini Singh– Release date 07/20/2021- Nalini Singh will always be on my most anticipated list… that will never change.
The Devil You Know (Mercenary Librarians Book 2) by Kit Rocha– Release date 08/31/2021- This is the second book in the Mercenary Librarian series and features Maya and Gray.
Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune- Release date 09/21/2021- I love this author’s quirky, charming love stories and this one about a ghost who won’t cross over who falls in love with a ferryman looks to be another winner.
The One and Only Crystal Druid (The Guild Codex: Unveiled Book 1 by Annette Marie– Release date 09/24/2021- This is spin-off #3 in this world and I am stoked that Zak is getting his own series.
A Dance of Smoke and Steel (A Gathering of Dragons Book 3) by Milla Vane– Release date 10/26/2021- I’m always here for more barbarians by this author. I believe book three is enemies to lovers and all I can say is …yasssssss.
Mystery/ Mystery Suspense:
The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins- Release date 01/05/2021
A delicious twist on a Gothic classic, Rachel Hawkins’s The Wife Upstairs pairs Southern charm with atmospheric domestic suspense, perfect for fans of B.A. Paris and Megan Miranda.
Quiet in her Bones by Nalini Singh– Release date 02/23/2021 – I really enjoyed this author’s first foray into the suspense genre and I’m looking forward to her follow-up.
The Drowning Kind by Jennifer McMahon- Released date 04/06/2021- The blurb for this sounds awesome.
When social worker Jax receives nine missed calls from her older sister, Lexie, she assumes that it’s just another one of her sister’s episodes. Manic and increasingly out of touch with reality, Lexie has pushed Jax away for over a year. But the next day, Lexie is dead: drowned in the pool at their grandmother’s estate. When Jax arrives at the house to go through her sister’s things, she learns that Lexie was researching the history of their family and the property. And as she dives deeper into the research herself, she discovers that the land holds a far darker past than she could have ever imagined.
In 1929, thirty-seven-year-old newlywed Ethel Monroe hopes desperately for a baby. In an effort to distract her, her husband whisks her away on a trip to Vermont, where a natural spring is showcased by the newest and most modern hotel in the Northeast. Once there, Ethel learns that the water is rumored to grant wishes, never suspecting that the spring takes in equal measure to what it gives.