Each of us girls have very definite tastes here at Under the Covers. We know what we like and we get excited about sharing this with you. We can’t help but share when our favourite books are coming out and want to share the joy with as many people as we can. And this is one of the ways we want to do it. Each month we will give you our pick of the bunch, the cream of the crop, the top shelf books! Basically, the ones that we are just itching for you to get your hands on. The kind of books where the year wait is always worth it; where you may have drawn plans to go a little Kathy Bates, but with less sledgehammer action and more hot cups of tea and custard creams – we don’t want to scare the muse away after all. These are the books we are just dying for you to read next month!
by Loretta Chase
Released: November 28th 2017
Series: Difficult Dukes #1
Published by Avon
Not all dukes are created equal. Most are upstanding members of Society. And then there’s the trio known as Their Dis-Graces.
Hugh Philemon Ancaster, seventh Duke of Ripley, will never win prizes for virtue. But even he draws the line at running off with his best friend’s bride. All he’s trying to do is recapture the slightly inebriated Lady Olympia Hightower and return her to her intended bridegroom.
For reasons that elude her, bookish, bespectacled Olympia is supposed to marry a gorgeous rake of a duke. The ton is flabbergasted. Her family’s ecstatic. And Olympia? She’s climbing out of a window, bent on a getaway. But tall, dark, and exasperating Ripley is hot on her trail, determined to bring her back to his friend. For once, the world-famous hellion is trying to do the honorable thing.
So why does Olympia have to make it so deliciously difficult for him . . . ?
I love a historical romance and there are some great ones out in November. But, Loretta Chase’s A Duke in Shining Armour was so much fun, that I wanted to highlight it. This was a light-hearted historical romance romp with a lot of heart and the start of what looks to be a fantastic new series. So, if you are after a read that will put a smile on your face and leave you with the warm fuzzies, then I highly recommend that you give this one a try.
by Nalini Singh
Released: November 14, 2017
Series: Hard Play #1
Published by Self Published
New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh kicks off her new Hard Play contemporary romance series with a sizzling story that’ll leave you smiling…
Sailor Bishop has only one goal for his future – to create a successful landscaping business. No distractions allowed. Then he comes face-to-face and lips-to-lips with a woman who blushes like an innocent… and kisses like pure sin.
Ísa Rain craves a man who will cherish her, aches to create a loving family of her own. Trading steamy kisses with a hot gardener in a parking lot? Not the way to true love. Then a deal with the devil (aka her CEO-mother) makes Ísa a corporate VP for the summer. Her main task? Working closely with a certain hot gardener.
And Sailor Bishop has wickedness on his mind.
As Ísa starts to fall for a man who makes her want to throttle and pounce on him at the same time, she knows she has to choose – play it safe and steady, or risk all her dreams and hope Sailor doesn’t destroy her heart.
It’s no secret that I’ll read anything Nalini Singh writes. What usually happens is I tend to not even read her blurbs anymore because I just want to go in blind and I know I’ll want to read it no matter what. So imagine my surprise when I cracked open CHERISH HARD and the hero of this book is Sailor Bishop, Gabe’s brother. Gabe is the hero from ROCK HARD, my favorite book of the Rock Kiss series! Lots of squeeing in glee ensued. I’m beyond excited that we are getting the stories about all of Gabe’s brothers, and Sailor was the perfect opener. FYI, this takes place before ROCK HARD and Gabe is just a minor side character. If you love heroes that work with their hands, Sailor’s going to be at the top of your list. I know we all love the bad boys, but there’s still something dangerously sexy about a good boy with an edge. The stakes can be just as high for getting your heart broken with a good guy. Especially one that’s as driven and ambitious as Sailor. I fell for him and his romantic gestures with cactus, his Samoan tats, and even his love of the outdoors. The heroine was adorable and you can’t help but be rooting for her. She’s had to overcome bullying, the lack of love and support from her family, and making something of herself in spite of those around her while carrying a lot of responsibilities. She’s definitely a heroine to admire and this is the perfect real life romance. And the fact he’s younger than her and had a crush on the mystery bombshell redhead since he was 16 was just icing on the cake.
by Jill Shalvis
Released: November 7 2017
Series: Heartbreaker Bay #4.5
Published by Avon Impulse
It’s Christmastime again in Heartbreaker Bay!
When Sean O’Riley shows up at the Hartford Bed & Breakfast for his older brother’s bachelor weekend, he’s just hoping to make it through the weekend. What he’s not expecting is to come face to face with the woman he lost his virginity to a decade ago—a woman he’s never really forgotten.
The last time Lotti Hartford saw Sean, she told him she loved him while he said nothing. Now, ten years later, she’s just looking for a good time. For once, she wants to be the wild and free one, and Sean – the good time guy – is the perfect candidate.
But as the weekend continues, Sean realizes that after a lifetime of being the hook-up king, he’s ready to find happily-ever-after, and he wants it with Lotti. But will she open her heart to him again? As Christmas sweeps through the little B&B, he can only hope love and magic are in the air.
Although this is just a novella, I always look forward to Shalvis’ holiday stories. She always has the right balance of sweet and sexy and this book is no exception. Since this story is a second chance love story, there is some time spent on their history. However, it’s clear that these two have amazing chemistry from the very beginning of the book. Plus the Christmas touch all throughout this novella is a perfect start to get you in the holiday mood. I think if you’re a fan of Shalvis’s book, this one is a must read.
What book are you most anticipating next month?
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