Top Shelf Reads: June 2019

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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!


[new-release title=”Wolf Rain” author=”Nalini Singh”]

If you read just one book in June, make sure it is Wolf Rain by Nalini Singh. Once again Singh pens a beautiful romance set in her Psy Changeling world. For this installment we are back with the SnowDancer pack and the very dominant and beautiful SnowDancer Lieutenant Alexei. If I am honest…I don’t remember Alexei that well from previous books, but after reading Wolf Rain I know I’ll never forget him. Memory, our heroine, is an E-Psy who has been kept prisoner by another Psy for most of her life and gains her freedom when Alexei stumbles upon her prison. As usual with Nalini Singh this was an emotional and powerful love story that demonstrates exactly why you will often see her referred to as Queen Nalini.

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[new-release title=”The Friend Zone” author=”Abby Jimenez”]

I knew going into this book that the subject matter would be a heart breaker.  And I was also really excited to try out this debut and hopefully find a new author to follow.  You probably know by now that I like to read books that touch on real issues and I was curious about how this would be handled in this book.  I am here to tell you that THE FRIEND ZONE should definitely be on your summer reading plans.  Don’t worry, you’ll get a happy ending!  And if I’m being honest, I didn’t shed any tears like I was expecting.  But that didn’t take anything away from my enjoyment of this book.  I was swept off my feet by the romance and the chemistry between the main characters.  I feel in love with them BOTH individually.  But the heroine stole the show for me.  I found her incredibly relatable and I was cheering for her to get an HEA.

[new-release title=”The Book Supremacy” author=”Kate Carlisle”]

My Topshelf Read this month is a special one because it’s my first 5-star read of the year! Yes, I know that sounds crazy, but it honestly is! I haven’t encountered a book that had completely won me over except this one. With its spy theme, romance, and amazing mystery, this book really blew me off my feet! I had such a great time reading it and I think you will too, especially if you’re a fan of James Bond!


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


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Kathleen Bylsma

Friend Zone is on hold at library for me…can’t wait. Thanks!


Thanks for recs! Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey


Well, the friend zone is now going to be one of my summer reads! I feel like i’ve been waiting forever for rage by cora cormac and brazen and the beast. I’m also hoping to tackle some of my tbr pile this summer.

Sophia Rose

I’ve already devoured and loved Wolf Rain, too, Suzanne. 🙂
No tears? Maybe I can brave up and grab it then, Francesca.
Yay for your first five star, Annie. It does sound fab.

Dawn Roberto

Thanks for the recs. Some new authors there I haven’t heard of before. Looking forward to Marie Force’s new book, Till There Was You, a Butler, VT story that I have been waiting AGES for.

Amy R

Wolf Rain and Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey