Angela: Half of these books I’ve already read because it’s been a hard couple of weeks and I needed comfort. It’s also my birthday month and I expect my one-clicking to be out of control. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!
An Unexpected Peril (Veronica Speedwell #6) by Deanna Raybourn 3/2 Historical Mystery– Yep, already read it. This was my first read of this year because I love Veronica and Stoker and I couldn’t help myself. This was another great installment in one of my favorite series. Review to come.
The Heiress Hunt (The Fifth Avenue Rebels #1) by Joanna Shupe 3/9 Historical Romance– I love this author’s gilded age romances. This one features childhood friends, matchmaking, a house party and I’m guessing true love. It sounds delightful. Review to come.
Last Strand (Elemental Assassin #19) by Jennifer Estep 3/16 Urban Fantasy– Another book I couldn’t wait to crack open. This is the last adventure for Gin, Finn, and the gang (at least for a little while) and was a great send-off to a beloved series. All the open threads were tied up quite nicely. I’m really going to miss these guys.
Wild Sign (Alpha and Omega #6) by Patricia Briggs 3/16 Urban Fantasy– I’ve been looking forward to another Charles and Anna book and read it pretty much as soon as it hit my kindle. This was really more Leah’s book than anything, or rather the start of her redemption arc. If you’ve ever wondered about her and Bran’s marriage and history, you won’t want to miss this installment.
The Dating Plan by Sara Desai 3/16 Contemporary Romance– I really enjoyed this author’s previous release, The Marriage Game, and am really looking forward to its follow-up featuring the fake fiance trope.
Meet Me in Paradise by Libby Hubscher 3/23 Contemporary Romance/WF- I went into this book thinking it was some light-hearted romantic comedy and it ended up being so much more. I won’t spoil it, but the blurb doesn’t do it justice. I will say that it has some content that may be upsetting to some readers: cancer, death, and grief. This was a five star read for me and will be on my end-of-year best-of-list.
Wild Women and the Blues by Denny S Bryce 3/30 Historical Fiction–
In a stirring and impeccably researched novel of Jazz-age Chicago in all its vibrant life, two stories intertwine nearly a hundred years apart, as a chorus girl and a film student deal with loss, forgiveness, and love…in all its joy, sadness, and imperfections.
Doesn’t this sound fabulous?
Melanie: I am obsessed with the cover of Wild Women and the Blues and combined with the blurb, will immediately be adding it to my TBR. I have already read one of the books on my list and have another one on tap for the coming days. I bought no books in January, more than made up for it in February, and March looks to bring more of the same.
Yes & I Love You (Say Everything #1) by Roni Loren 3/2 Contemporary Romance – Real talk, I already read this one. I’m a big fan of this author and this book seems totally different from anything I’ve read by her before. Loved the neurodiversity representation with the heroine (she has Tourette’s). This was a really lovely book with lots of standout side characters all of whom I hope will get their own books.
Accidentally Engaged by Farah Heron 3/2 Contemporary Romance – I have an arc for this one and will be reviewing it for Smexy. I loved her debut so much and have high expectations for this one as well.
Act Your Age, Eve Brown (The Brown Sisters #3) by Talia Hibbert 3/9 Contemporary Romance – The first two books in this delightful series were phenomenal, giving us two fabulously feisty heroines and two incredibly endearing heroes. I can’t wait to see how she closes out the series.
Sweethand (Island Bites #1) by N.G. Peltier 3/30 Contemporary Romance – This book has been on my radar since the cover and blurb floated through my twitter TL sometime in 2020. I believe this is her debut and I’m always excited to discover new voices in romance.
Melinda: Wild Women and the Blues: This is also on my TBR because that cover is gorgeous and it’s not a time period I’ve read much in romance! I’m excited to get to this one.
Sweethand: Another jinx for me as I feel like I’ve watcher the author talk about this book from the beginning and I’m so excited to finally read it!
The Home I Find With You by Skye Kilaen 3/2. This is a new to me author who I just reviewed for Smexy last month. This one is a polyam post-US Civil War dealing with grief and almost post-apocalyptical setting, which sounds ominous right now but I loved the care Skye took with her previous characters so I’ll trust her.
Learned Reactions by Jayce Ellis. 3/9. This is book 2 in Jayce Ellis’s Higher Education series and I loved the friend group in the first book and I’m looking forward to getting to see more of them in this one!
Careless Whispers by Synithia Williams 3/30. I have been waiting for Elaina’s story and I’m so excited it’s finally here so see how Williams redeems her! This series has been filled with messy family drama and I just know there’s more to Elaina than we know. Plus obligatory gorgeous cover!
Jen: My March TBR list is small. I continue to be WAY behind on my current list. Don’t judge me. And, I’m looking to April for the next Blood and Ash Jennifer L. Armentrout book (CAN. NOT. WAIT) and Victoria Aveyard dropped a teaser for Realm Breaker on BookTok. It sounds amazing…but not out till May. Ugh! Till then, here are my March picks.
Once We Were Starlight by Mia Sheridan 3/2 This feels like a bit different kind of story for Mia Sheridan. Twisted, gritty, weird and I believe about sex trafficking. The summary isn’t so clear; a bed posed on a stage under a dazzling spotlight. An audience of hungry eyes. And him, the other half of my soul, our supple bodies moving as one . . . Hmmm…intriguing and I love the author.
The Boy on the Bridge by Sam Mariano 3/4 Sam Mariano is a new author for me, but my book club is reading it, so I’m picking this up. It feeds my enemies to lovers/bully romance need. “The day I met Hunter Maxwell he wasn’t the rich kid who lived in the giant house, he wasn’t the most popular guy in school, he certainly wasn’t the bully who had chased his own best friend out of town after a falling out—he was just a boy with a black eye and a dark secret.” Ohhh…dark secrets + rich kids. Yes. Tell me more.
The Devil Wears Black by LJ Shen 3/9 LJ Shen is one of my favorite authors. I wasn’t a huge fan of her last book, The Villain, but am hoping this standalone delivers. This is a second chance romance about love, loss, finding yourself and getting lost in the right person.
Private Property by Skye Warren 3/9 Skye Warren kicks off a new series. She writes the sexiest, taboo-ish stories! Absolute crack. This blurb has me one clicking.
When I signed up for the nanny agency, I didn’t expect a remote mansion on a windswept isle. Or a brooding billionaire who resents his new role. His brother’s death means he’s now in charge of a moody seven year old girl. She’s lashing out at the world, but I can handle her. I have to. I need the money to finish my college degree. As long as I can avoid the boss who alternately mocks me and coaxes me to reveal my darkest secrets.
Let us know what you are looking forward to in March!