Angela: How is it February already?
Hunt the Stars (Starlight’s Shadow #1) by Jessie Mihalik – 2/1/2022 Science Fiction Romance– I’ve already read this one, but HAD to add it to this list because I don’t want anyone to forget this is releasing this month. THIS BOOK IS SO GOOD. Review to come.
Taken by the Horde King (Horde Kings of Dakkar Book 5) by Zoey Draven 2/1/2022 Science Fiction Romance– ANOTHER HORDE KING BOOK! I don’t know anything about it but I’m 100% reading on release date. I guess I have a thing for barbarians in space.
An Impossible Imposter (A Veronica Speedwell Mystery Book 7) by Deanna Raybourn 2/15/2022 Historical Mystery– I’m still desperately in love with Veronica and Stoker. I’ve had this arc for a while, but I keep putting off reading because then I’ll have to wait another year for more. Review to come.
House of Sky and Breath (Crescent City #2) by Sarah J Maas 2/15/2022 Fantasy Romance– Oh, look. Another 768 page book. It’s been a year since the first book in this new series, and I might not be able to remember every little thing that happened because this world is SUPER COMPLICATED. But I’m jumping in as soon as it releases anyway.
The Lady Tempts an Heir (The Gilded Age Heiresses #3) by Harper St. George 2/22/2022 Historical Romance- I loved the first two books and I’ve already heard good things about this installment. This is Max Crenshaw and Lady Helena March’s story.
Deadly Little Secret: A Secret McQueen Novel by Sierra Dean 2/22/2022 Urban Fantasy– YES, there is another Secret McQueen novel releasing this year and I’m so excited. Readers finally get to find out how Secret will navigate a world with Lucas back from the dead. And what becoming a werewolf again means for her life going forward.
Iby: I’m really excited for some new February reads!
Hunt the Stars (Starlight’s Shadow #1) by Jessie Mihalik 2/1/2022 Science Fiction Romance – This is the first book I downloaded in February – Jessie Mihalik’s writing just works for me. I cannot wait to dive into this new series.
The Rebound by Catherine Walsh 2/14/2022 Contemporary Romance – A romcom focused on a rebound with your childhood neighbor, releasing on Valentine’s Day? Sounds fun!
One Night on the Island by Josie Silver 2/15/2022 Contemporary Romance – I read an advanced reader copy of this one and I loved it. What happens when two lonely people are stuck in a remote cabin in Ireland together? Highly recommend for fans of small-town romances.
Fated: Magiford Supernatural City (Pack of Dawn and Destiny Book 3) by K. M. Shea 2/25/2022 Urban Fantasy – K.M. Shea writes funny urban fantasy set in the world of Magiford. This is the conclusion of the third interconnected trilogy set in the same world, and I’ve held off on reading books 1 and 2 so that I can glom them all at once. Bonus: all of these are on Kindle Unlimited!
Jen: Sadly, I don’t have many new books that I’m just dying to read in February. I’m with Angela and looking forward to Taken by the Horde King. I,too, dig hot aliens. Here’s my list of what I HOPE to read this month, a mix of recent and new releases.
On the new side- The Woven Kingdom by Tahereh Mafi 2/1/2022, Teen/Young Adult– This sounds really good! Clashing empires, forbidden romance, and a long-forgotten queen destined to save her people. It’s a romantic trilogy inspired by Persian mythology.
And also new, Ramón and Julietta by Alana Quintana Albertson 2/1/2022, Hispanic American Literature/Multicultural Romance– When fate and tacos bring Ramón and Julieta together on the Day of the Dead, the star-crossed pair must make a choice: accept the bitter food rivalry that drives them apart or surrender to a love that consumes them. So cute!
The Words by Ashley Jade, January 2022, New Adult College Romance– I love the bad boy, my book club is reading this and I’ve enjoyed Jade’s books in the past. “He was the talented bad boy everyone wanted. I was the irrelevant geek everyone hated.” Sounds a lot like my high school days. Sigh.
Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover, January 2022, Women’s Romance Fiction– This has been sitting on my kindle, like a delicious dessert that I’ve been withholding from myself for weeks. I’m just waiting for the right time to savor it. I plan to ignore my family one weekend and read it. It’s supposed to be a super emotional read. I will have wine on hand.
Scarred by Emily Mcintire, January 2022, Historical Romance/Fairy Tales– is a recent release that tells the dark smexy reimagined tale of The Lion King, but with human royalty. I’ve heard it’s quite spicy and the morally grey hero is perfection.
Mr. Silver by Rachel Jonas and Nikki Thorne December 2021, Multicultural Romance– this series is just fun. Super cracky bully romances with rich young men and women. I can eat these up like a bag of chips. Mr. Silver is enemies to lovers and fake dating. Bring it!
Now that Harlequin Presents is dropping its ebooks late in the month rather than the first day of the new month, I grabbed Caitlin Crews’s latest, THE SCANDAL THAT MADE HER HIS QUEEN, on its release date of January 25. Which means the first book I’m waiting for in February is Karla Sorensen’s THE PLAN (February 9), which features a bodyguard-client romance—with the bodyguard being a grumpy former football player.
Serena Bell’s WILDER WITH YOU, the latest in her Wilder Adventures series, arrives February 15 and is my most anticipated February release. In this book, the widowed Wilder brother gets involved in a fake relationship with a friend of his late wife. Then they have to share a tent on a camping trip.
February 22 is a red-letter day with a bumper crop of new releases: Jackie Ashenden’s latest HP, THE INNOCENT’S ONE-NIGHT PROPOSAL; Ruth Cardello’s HE SAID TOGETHER, the next in her Lost Corisis series, this one featuring a male exotic-dancer/stripper; Amelia Wilde’s BINDING CONTRACT, the third and final book in her dark Wealth trilogy; Ella Frank’s m/m, WICKED HEAT, the start of a new series called Chicago Heat; and Sybil Bartel’s ROMEO, the latest in her Alpha Elite romantic-suspense series.
And finally on February 28, C.M. Nascosta releases PARTIES, the sequel to her GIRLS WEEKEND. In this book, three female elves have to decide if the orcs they met on a girls’ weekend are going to be long-term relationship material. I love Nascosta’s world where humans, monsters, mythological creatures, and anthropomorphized animals co-exist (and interact with each other socially & sexually), but YMMV.
Thank you all for sharing your lists; I see some tempting choices!