Top Shelf Reads: June 2018

Posted June 1, 2018 by Under the Covers Book Blog in Best Of, Front Page, Under the Covers / 6 Comments

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!

Top Shelf Reads: June 2018
Ocean Light
by Nalini Singh


Released: June 12th 2018
Series: Psy-Changeling Trinity #2
Published by Berkley

Security specialist Bowen Knight has come back from the dead. But there’s a ticking time bomb in his head: a chip implanted to block telepathic interference that could fail at any moment—taking his brain along with it. With no time to waste, he should be back on land helping the Human Alliance. Instead, he’s at the bottom of the ocean, consumed with an enigmatic changeling...

Kaia Luna may have traded in science for being a chef, but she won’t hide the facts of Bo’s condition from him or herself. She’s suffered too much loss in her life to fall prey to the dangerous charm of a human who is a dead man walking. And she carries a devastating secret Bo could never imagine…

But when Kaia is taken by those who mean her deadly harm, all bets are off. Bo will do anything to get her back—even if it means striking a devil’s bargain and giving up his mind to the enemy…

It’s always exciting to have a new Nalini Singh book out, but I was particularly looking forward to Ocean Light. Firstly, because I adored Silver Silence it is one of my all time Singh favourites, there’s just something about dem bears! So having the second book out in the Psy-Changeling Trinity was a treat. Secondly, this is the first book in the series with a water changeling! We’ve had mammals galore, but now we get a chance to look at the mysterious under water world of the BlackSea changelings. Thirdly, Bowen Knight. The ruthless human security chief for the Human Alliance, I was excited to finally be getting his story. It didn’t disappoint. This was a great read, we got a glimpse into BlackSea and water changelings, a sensual romance and some intriguing story development.

Top Shelf Reads: June 2018
The One You Can't Forget
by Roni Loren


Released: June 5th 2018
Series: The Ones Who Got Away #2
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Pages: 416

Most days Rebecca Lindt feels like an imposter...
The world admires her as a survivor. But that impression would crumble if people knew her secret. She didn't deserve to be the one who got away. But nothing can change the past, so she's thrown herself into her work. She can't dwell if she never slows down.

Wes Garrett is trying to get back on his feet after losing his dream restaurant, his money, and half his damn mind in a vicious divorce. But when he intervenes in a mugging and saves Rebecca―the attorney who helped his ex ruin him―his simple life gets complicated.

Their attraction is inconvenient and neither wants more than a fling. But when Rebecca's secret is put at risk, both discover they could lose everything, including what they never realized they needed: each other

She laughed and kissed him. This morning she'd melted down. But somehow this man had her laughing and turned on only a few hours later. Everything inside her felt buoyed.

She felt...light.

She'd forgotten what that felt like.

I fell in love with the first book in this series and I was dying to get my hands on this next one.  There’s something captivating about Roni Loren’s writing.  It gets me every time.  From the moment I cracked this book open I couldn’t stop reading it.  I connected with both characters immediately individually and I couldn’t get enough of them together.  The heroine is the survivor from the school shooting and one that has a lot of old demons to deal with.  Maybe more so than the first book.  But she’s shut herself off from the world and from life and it was nice to see those walls slowly coming down thanks to the help of a man that is completely out of her type.  She’s buttoned up and proper, fancy even.  And he’s ruggedly badass.  I couldn’t have loved them more!  Plus he’s a chef and I’m a sucker for a hero that can cook.  Put this one on your TBRs, it’ll sweep you off your feet.

Top Shelf Reads: June 2018
Buried in Books
by Kate Carlisle


Released: June 26 2018
Series: A Bibliophile Mystery #12

In the latest in this New York Times bestselling series, matrimony and murder collide as San Francisco book-restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright walks down the aisle. . .

Brooklyn has done everything she can to prepare for her nuptials with Derek and simply can't wait to start her new life with him. But things don't go as planned when Brooklyn's college frenemies, Heather and Sara, surprise her with a last-minute bridal shower. However, Brooklyn is touched when the women gift her rare copies of The Three Musketeers and The Red Fairy Book.

When one frenemy is found murdered and one of the rare books is deemed a forgery, Brooklyn can't help but wonder if the victim played a part in this fraud or if a murderer is still out there scamming and killing. Wedding jitters, counterfeit books, and a killer on the loose could ruin Brooklyn and Derek's big day. Can they make it down the aisle before more bodies start stacking up?

As a big fan of this series, I was really looking forward to the newest instalment to the series. I’m so happy to say that this author once again delivers a fun read filled with twists and turns. I really love falling back in love with these characters and getting to see how they work hard to solve a crime. If you haven’t read this series yet, you’re really missing out!

Top Shelf Reads: June 2018
The Start of Something Good
by Jennifer Probst


Released: June 5, 2018

An enriching story of family ties, broken hearts, and second chances from New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Probst.

When Ethan Bishop returns to the Hudson Valley, his body and spirit are a little worse for wear. As a former Special Forces paratrooper, he saw his fair share of conflict, and he came home with wounds, inside and out. At his sisters’ B & B and farm, he can keep all his pain at a safe distance. But quiet time isn’t easy when a fiery woman explodes into his life…

It’s business—not pleasure—that brings Manhattan PR agent Mia Thrush reluctantly to the farm. Tightly wound and quick tempered, Mia clashes immediately with the brooding Ethan. Everything about him is irritating—from his lean muscles and piercing blue eyes to his scent of sweat and musk.

But as the summer unfolds and temperatures rise, Ethan and Mia discover how much they have in common: their guarded histories, an uncontrollable desire, and a passion for the future that could heal two broken hearts. But will their pasts threaten their fragile chance at a brand-new future?

Jennifer Probst’ Start of Something Good is the first book in her new series called Stay.  I was very excited about this book as Ive always loved Ms. Probst Small Town/Contemporary novels since her last series had recently ended.  I’m glad I have a new series to follow.  SOSG is a city girl meets farm boy story and it totally captured my heart.  It’s a great weekend read for anyone who likes light romance books with a broody and sexy hero.


What book are you most anticipating in June?
Let us know in the comment box below!


 ♡ Don’t want to miss any of our posts? ♡ 

Under the Covers Book Blog

Books have the power to unite people and that is exactly what happened with us! Our love for books have brought us together and we’ve become good friends in a short amount of time. We “met” online through Goodreads and decided to share our passion of books with fellow book lovers. And that is how Under the Covers came to be…
Under the Covers Book Blog

Related Posts

Top Shelf Reads: June 2018

Tags: , , , , ,


Under the Covers Book Blog Comment Policy
Please read our comment policy here.

Leave a Reply

6 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
6 Comment authors
sulikhikaTimitraAmy RKathy ValentineJenM Recent comment authors
newest oldest most voted
Notify of

3 of my favorite authors: kate carlisle, nalini singh and roni loren!


I’ve been hearing really good things about The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang, so that’s at the top of my wishlist.

Kathy Valentine
Kathy Valentine

Ty! Ladies for the great recommendations!! I had one on my tbr gr list and I will put the other two on my list!! Great covers! Shared on all my socials!!

Amy R
Amy R

The One You Can’t Forget by Roni Loren, Stand & Deliver by Rhenna Morgan and In Bed with the Beast by Tara Sivec are a few June releases I’m looking forward to reading.


Thanks for the recs! The One You Can’t Forget


For those who love simple and pure romance, this engaging story has it all. An arrogant king, a reluctant prince, warriors looking for revenge, a kingdom surrounded by enemies, fantasy and true love. This story emphasizes on the fact that things are often not what they seem.
Read, like, review share this e book available for FREE on amazon