Angela- We haven’t done this in a while (sorry, life has been hectic) but there are SO MANY great new releases coming out in June I need to talk about.
As Seen on TV by Meredith Schorr 6/7 Contemporary Romance–
Fans of the Hallmark Channel and Gilmore Girls will adore this delightful rom‑com about a city girl who goes in search of small-town happiness, only to discover life—and love—are nothing like the TV movies.
A Proposal They Can’t Refuse by Natalie Cana 6/7 Contemporary Romance– This one sounds so cute and I know Melanie loved it. A fake engagement between a Puerto Rican chef and an Irish American whiskey distiller whose grandfathers are fast friends and trying to set them up.
Wicked Beauty (Dark Olympus #3) by Katee Robert 6/7 Contemporary Fantasy–
*A scorchingly hot modern retelling of Helen of Troy, Achilles, and Patroclus that’s as sinful as it is sweet.*
The Woman in the Library by Sulari Gentill 6/7 Mystery/Suspense– I saw a post for this on Twitter and was so intrigued. A murder mystery set in a library where one of the characters is actually the murderer. Could it be the narrator of the story, or someone else?
How to Fake it in Hollywood by Ava Wilder 6/14 Contemporary Romance– This is another book where the cutesy cover does not reflect the content. Two actors, one A list and one B list, engage in a fake relationship to prop up their careers. There are a lot of darker themes… alcoholism, grief, etc. But I did enjoy.
The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston 6/28 PNR – I loved this book. A struggling ghost writer goes back home to help with her beloved father’s funeral and starts up a friendship of sorts with the ghost of her former editor. Oh, yeah and her family owns the local funeral parlor. I would call this a grief book, but quirky and fun with a soft romance and wonderfully bright and vivid characters.
Iby – June promises to be an excellent reading month. Catch me poolside with one of these bad boys!
My Killer Vacation by Tessa Bailey 6/6 Contemporary Romance– I adore Tessa Bailey’s heroes, and this set-up between a bounty hunter and an elementary school teacher has my name written all over it. Fingers crossed for a delightful grumpy-sunshine.
Maggie Moves On by Lucy Score 6/21 Contemporary Romance – Review is forthcoming, but I genuinely enjoyed this romcom set in a small town. The set-up: think every awesome home renovation show, but with an emotionally closed-off heroine and a hero who falls immediately in love. Lots of loveable secondary characters round out this light-hearted romcom.
The Devil You Know by Elizabeth O’Roark 6/23 Contemporary Romance – This is the third in a standalone series with hilarious dialogue and amazing pining between the main characters. This one is a workplace enemies-to-lovers story, and I cannot wait to see what Ms. O’Roark does with this trope.
Twisted Lies by Ana Huang 6/30 Contemporary Romance – This is the fourth and final book in a connected contemporary romance series following four friends from college. I need to read the third book still, but the first two were VERY steamy, angsty and fun. The fourth one features the heroine I’ve been most curious about, Stella. Bonus: they are all on Kindle Unlimited.