CATEGORIES: Weekly Recap
0 0

Latest Top Recommendations

Two high school rivals find themselves on a two-week honeymoon road trip that their grandparents never went on in one of the most enjoyable romances I read this year. While browsing through her late grandmother’s belongings, Noelle Shepard finds a dusty old envelope containing photos and a letter from a secret lover who clearly loved her grandmother deeply but never got to marry her. Through a social media video that ends up going viral, she tracks down the man in question, only to realise that his grandson is her high school arch-nemesis Theo. Desperate to hold on to her beloved grandmother’s memory any way she can, Noelle agrees to go on a road trip with them both, following the sixty-year-old honeymoon that never happened. But two weeks on the road with a man who drives her crazy in every possible way can only spell trouble…of the best kind. Jessica Joyce paints the characters with vibrant brush strokes, delivering a timeless love story that is equal parts sexy, sweet, and aching in its telling of two young people desperate to be loved by someone who wants them exactly as they are.

Read More...

This was my first book from Tal Bauer and it’ll be my first of many. I’m not sure what I fell in love with more—Tal’s exquisite prose or his ability to rip my heart out of my chest with just a few words, but Wyatt and Noël’s slow-burning love story owned me beginning to end. In this opposites-attract romance, two men meet on their way to a romantic resort in Mexico; one of them is going there for his brother’s destination wedding, and the other is on the honeymoon of a wedding that never happened—his own. They start off as friends, as two lonely men looking for an emotional connection with someone who makes them feel safe, but their bond grows fast and deeply, until the mere idea of parting ways hurts them both. When real life forces them in two very different directions, they must decide whether what they found in Mexico is worth fighting for. I get shivers just thinking about this story.

Read More...

There’s nothing that makes me believe in happily-ever-after more than the idea of an estranged couple finding their way back to one another after years apart, and Kristen Ashley’s new novel is an absolute masterclass in character-driven storytelling, and in its nuanced portrait of two people fighting for what they should have never stopped being—perfect together. But nothing in this novel is easy or cheaply sentimental. Familial tensions, complex human bonds, and long-hidden truths transform the story into a powerful pressure-cooker of emotions that never loses its distinctive Kristen Ashley flavour and depth. There are passages I wanted inked on my skin for the rest of my life, there are scenes I would never want to relive, and there is so much beauty in the most unexpected of moments, all coming together to tell a story of love, forgiveness, and second chances in life, but also of breaking the cycle that is holding us down and setting the example for those we love the most.

Read More...

One of my favourite books of the year so far, this delightful friends-to-lovers romance has everything I’ve always loved about Abby Jimenez’s writing—wit, heart, SO much emotion, and a cinnamon roll hero you’d slay dragons for. It’s the story of two emergency room doctors, both trying to get over complicated breakups, who meet as potential rivals, become best of friends while faking to date one another, and end up falling in love while desperately trying to ignore the sizzling sexual tension between them. This is the kind of book you wish you could read for the first time over and over again, every time falling a little more in love with Jacob Maddox.

Read More...

Bookish News

A spicy new romance in Helena Hunting‘s (writing as H. Hunting) Lies, Hearts & Truths series is coming in August, and we have the gorgeous cover. This is BJ Ballistic’s story.

Read More...

A steamy new sports romance is coming in February 2024 from Tessa Bailey about a hot + surly + jaded pro golfer falling in love with his number one fangirl who refuses to quit on him. The author describes it as “the hottest book you’ll ever read.”

Read More...

A brand new story in Kristen Ashley‘s Rock Chick series is coming in January 2024, and we have all the details. This is Darius and Malia’s story.

Read More...

Upcoming Releases

24 Jul

27 Jul

30 Jul

31 Jul

1 Aug

3 Aug

7 Aug

8 Aug

10 Aug

15 Aug

21 Aug

22 Aug

22 Aug

22 Aug

25 Aug

29 Aug

29 Aug

29 Aug

29 Aug

29 Aug

31 Aug

5 Sep

5 Sep

5 Sep

5 Sep

12 Sep

12 Sep

18 Sep

19 Sep

19 Sep

More Upcoming Releases...

Share it on your social network:

Or you can just copy and share this url

NBJ WEEKLY RECAP

New & Upcoming Releases; Bookish News; Latest Top Recommendations

18 July, 2023

NEW RELEASES

FANTASY ROMANCE

Only his memories can save her…

A great primal power has risen. The Queen of Flesh and Fire has become the Primal of Blood and Bone—the true Primal of Life and Death. And the battle Casteel, Poppy, and their allies have been fighting has only just begun. Gods are awakening across Iliseeum and the mortal realm, readying for the war to come.

But when Poppy falls into stasis, Cas faces the very real possibility that the dire, unexpected consequences of what she is becoming could take her away from him. Cas is given some advice, though—something he plans to cling to as he waits to see her beautiful eyes open once more: Talk to her.

And so, he does. He reminds Poppy how their journey began, revealing things about himself that only Kieran knows in the process. But it’s anybody’s guess what she’ll wake to or exactly how much of the realm and Cas will have changed when she does.

This is the fifth book in the Blood and Ash series.

Series reading order: From Blood and Ash | A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire | The Crown of Gilded Bones | The War of Two Queens | A Soul of Ash and Blood

Click to Read An Excerpt


Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Apple Books | Print | Audio

POLYAMORY

From the ashes of heartbreak rises the Symphony of Us.

Love is like a drug: dangerously intoxicating and addictively powerful.
As a recovering addict, I know this too well.
But how can I do it when Sanford and Aerin, my first loves—my unforgettable heartbreak—are back?

Not only are they back, but Sanford insists Aerin needs us.
He wants us to help her as we melt the shattered fragments of our hearts and become one—three hearts, one love.

I should resist them.
I understand the dangerous allure they—and love—have over me.
I can’t risk falling back into old habits, having them become my everything once again.
My love for them was my downfall, and the aftermath nearly destroyed me.

But she needs us.
And the symphony of us has begun to play its second movement.
Will it be a requiem of our past or a triumphant anthem of love rediscovered and bonds reaffirmed?

This is the second and final book in the Requiem For Love duet, part of the larger Decker Family series.

Series reading order: Almost Strangers (Somehow Everlasting #1) | Strangers in Love (Somehow Everlasting #2) | Who We Are (Perfect Everlasting #1) | Who We Love (Perfect Everlasting #2) | After The Vows (Covert Affairs #1) | Love After Us (Covert Affairs #2) | The End of Me (The Downfall of Us #1) | When Forever Finds Us (The Downfall of Us #2) | Reminders of Her (Requiem For Love #1) | The Symphony of Us (Requiem For Love #2)


Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Apple Books | Print

POLYAMORY + ALPHA HEROES

What’s better than one sexy protector? Two.

Hazel knows she’s in serious trouble when her shady uncle threatens to implicate her in his crimes. When two police officers show up at her apartment, she’s forced to flee Boston in the dead of night. Philadelphia feels like a big enough place to hide…until the seedy motel she’s staying in burns down.

Kayden and Aldo’s protector instincts rise to the surface after they spot a shivering redhead standing alone at the scene of a fire. Discovering everything she owned was destroyed, the sexy cop and charming firefighter offer her a place to stay.

None of them is able to resist their instant, scorching attraction to each other. The three give new meaning to the term “hot and heavy.” Aldo and Kayden want more…hell, they want it all. But Hazel is in too deep, and as her lies begin to unravel, she’s caught between a rock and a hard place.

Especially when the past catches up to her. Unless she puts her fears aside and offers Aldo and Kayden the one thing she’s never given before–her trust–she stands to lose everything.

This is a standalone novel in the Italian Stallions series.

Series recommended reading order: Down and Dirty | Hard and Fast | Rough and Ready | Wild and Wicked | Hot and Heavy | Naughty and Nice (novella – 14 Nov 2023)

Click to Read An Excerpt


Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Apple Books | Print

FRIENDS TO LOVERS + SMALL TOWN

College student Cassie Soul hasn’t spent an entire summer in Avalon Bay in years, not since her parents divorced and her mother spitefully whisked her away to Boston. Now that her grandmother is selling the boardwalk hotel that’s been in their family for five decades, Cassie returns to the quaint beach town to spend time with family, ring in her twenty-first birthday…and maybe find herself a summer fling.

On her first night in town, she finds the perfect candidate: Tate Bartlett, Avalon Bay’s fun-loving golden boy.

Tate, sailing instructor and lovable player, is no stranger to flings. In fact, he’s always down for a good time. But the moment he meets Cassie, he knows she’s not the girl you play games with. Cassie is gorgeous, hilarious, and, frankly, the coolest person he’s ever met. The last thing he wants to do is risk breaking her heart, and so he reluctantly puts her in the friend-zone…only to realize he made a huge mistake. Soon, his attraction to Cassie becomes impossible to ignore. He wants that fling now. Big-time.

And maybe even something more.

As Cassie and Tate walk the line between friends and lovers, they’re about to discover that their situation is the least complicated part of this equation. Because Avalon Bay is full of secrets—and their relationship might not survive when those secrets come to light.

This is a standalone novel in the Avalon Bay series.

Series recommended reading order: Good Girl Complex | Bad Girl Reputation | The Summer Girl


Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Apple Books | Print | Audio

SECRET DATING

Lark Levitt doesn’t belong at Roosevelt College, at least in theory. Most students who attend the private university come from wealthy families, and Lark is only a scholarship and a bus ride away from the trailer park where he lives. It’s also a dream come true because dance is his life, and their program is one of the most prestigious in the country. But there are bumps in the road, like running into someone from a difficult time in his childhood. Someone who now pretends he doesn’t exist.

Henry Albrecht survived childhood cancer and is now a Roosevelt quarterback and model student. His past is something his father insists Henry keep private, and though his dad has his reasons, it makes his remission feel like a dirty secret instead of a triumph. He has few precious memories from that time in his life, except for a kid from the hospital who made his recovery manageable. A kid who’s all grown up now and at Roosevelt, jeopardizing everything Henry’s carefully kept under wraps.

They decide the best course of action is to keep their distance. Easier said than done. Their renewed connection brings solace, clarity, and a raw intensity that awakens a spark between them. But hiding their history is exhausting, and soon enough their secret meetups are in danger of being exposed. Henry will need to face his fears—and his father—or lose the only person who’s ever understood the real him.

This is a standalone novel.


Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Print

BLIND DATE + ONE NIGHT STAND + CELEBRITY + SECRET ROMANCE

I’m a sucker for pretty things. Give me a roaring engine in a souped-up vintage muscle car with cherry red paint and brand-new leather interior, and that’s about as pretty as anything I could ask for. I’m a simple man, who doesn’t need or want the kind of wild celebrity that my father has. I restore one-of-a-kind vehicles and sell them to the highest bidder. Usually, that bidder just also happens to be a celebrity.

But no matter how often my cars steal the spotlight, staying out of it is my number one priority.

Which is why Sydney Sterling is absolutely out of the question.

She’s a country music superstar. She’s in the spotlight. People can’t get enough of her.

It doesn’t matter that our one night together was hotter than a full throttle muscle car, or that she’s the most incredible woman I’ve ever met.

I. Need. To. Stay. Away.

And I was doing a great job of just that until our friends set us up on a blind date, and now here I am, sitting across from the only woman who made me want more. How am I going to handle the fact that the rest of the world wants her almost as much as I do?

And do I even have a choice in the matter?

This is a standalone novel in the Single in Seattle series.

Series recommended reading order: The Secret | The Scandal | The Scramble (novella) | The Score | The Setup | The Stand-In (14 Nov 2023)


Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Apple Books | Print | Audio

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

StoneWater bears Pavel and Yakov Stepyrev have been a unit since birth, but now Pavel’s life is veering in a new direction, his heart held in the hands of Arwen Mercant, a Psy empath—and the only man who has ever brought Pavel to his knees.

This is it. A point of irrevocable change. For Pavel . . . for Arwen . . . for Yakov . . . and for another pair of twins whose bond has a far darker history.

A low-Gradient Psy, Theodora Marshall is considered worthless by everyone but her violently powerful twin, Pax. She is the sole person he trusts in their venomous family to investigate a hidden and terrible part of their family history—an unregistered rehabilitation Center established by their grandfather.

Places of unimaginable pain designed to psychically wipe minds, leaving the victims shells of their former selves, the Centers are an ugly vestige of the Psy race’s Silent past. But this Center was worse. Far, far worse. And now Theo must uncover the awful truth—in the company of a scowling bear named Yakov, who isn’t about to take a Marshall at face value . . . especially a Marshall who has turned his dreams into chilling nightmares.

Because Yakov is the great-grandson of a foreseer . . . and he has seen Theo die in an unstoppable surge of blood. Night after night after night . . .

This is the seventh standalone novel in the Psy-Changeling Trinity series which takes place in the same world as the Psy-Changeling series.

Series reading order: Silver Silence | Ocean Light | Wolf Rain | Alpha Night | Last Guard | Storm Echo


Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Apple Books | Print | Audio

SECOND CHANCES

The food critic…

Miranda Storme once gave her body and soul to Gavin Luciano, but he took her love and walked away without a word. Now he’s back. He may look even sexier than he did three years ago. His kisses may still burn in her memory. And his arrogance hasn’t changed since he states his intentions to reclaim her. In his bed. Still, as an established food critic who ends up in his restaurant, there’s only one thing on her mind. Revenge…

The restaurateur…

Gavin Luciano walked away from the family business and his lover years ago. He thought power and money would make him happy. Now he realizes his mistake and comes home to right his wrongs. He has three months to make his family’s struggling Italian restaurant successful, and a bad review is Gavin’s worst nightmare. But this isn’t just about the meal. He’s finally realized what he left behind and is determined to spend the next eight weeks proving himself to Miranda in the kitchen…and in the bedroom. This is one dish she won’t be able to refuse.

But when he learns about Miranda’s secret, will a second chance at love be too late?

This is a standalone novel.


Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Apple Books | Print | Audio

BILLIONAIRES + BODYGUARDS

29-year-old Paul Donnelly has been many things in his life. Son of addicts, high school dropout, tattooist, the shameless bodyguard to Beckett Cobalt, the “bodyguard camp counselor” to the rookies of SFO, Loren Hale’s nemesis, and Xander’s wise one.

But nothing means as much without Luna Hale. The sci-fi-loving writer. A weirdo. Sister to his client. The only one he’s fallen for.

To be with Luna, he has to ensure it’s totally, completely, unmistakably safe. That starts with taking care of his family—the family he walked away from as a teenager.

He knows he’ll survive. He can survive anything. But this time, he just wants to survive with her.

This is the twelfth book in the Like Us series and it is not a standalone novel. This series has one continuous timeline that follows a family of wealthy celebrities and the people that protect them.

Series reading order: Damaged Like Us (Maximoff & Farrow) | Lovers Like Us (Maximoff & Farrow) | Alphas Like Us (Maximoff & Farrow) | Tangled Like Us (Jane & Thatcher) | Sinful Like Us (Jane & Thatcher) | Headstrong Like Us (Maximoff & Farrow) | Charming Like Us (Oscar & Jack) | Wild Like Us (Akara & Sulli & Banks) | Fearless Like Us (Akara & Sulli & Banks) | Infamous Like Us (Akara & Sulli & Banks) | Misfits Like Us (Luna & Donnelly) | Unlucky Like Us (Luna & Donnelly)


Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

(Visited 2,142 times, 1 visits today)

More New Releases...

Latest Top Recommendations

Two high school rivals find themselves on a two-week honeymoon road trip that their grandparents never went on in one of the most enjoyable romances I read this year. While browsing through her late grandmother’s belongings, Noelle Shepard finds a dusty old envelope containing photos and a letter from a secret lover who clearly loved her grandmother deeply but never got to marry her. Through a social media video that ends up going viral, she tracks down the man in question, only to realise that his grandson is her high school arch-nemesis Theo. Desperate to hold on to her beloved grandmother’s memory any way she can, Noelle agrees to go on a road trip with them both, following the sixty-year-old honeymoon that never happened. But two weeks on the road with a man who drives her crazy in every possible way can only spell trouble…of the best kind. Jessica Joyce paints the characters with vibrant brush strokes, delivering a timeless love story that is equal parts sexy, sweet, and aching in its telling of two young people desperate to be loved by someone who wants them exactly as they are.

Read More...

This was my first book from Tal Bauer and it’ll be my first of many. I’m not sure what I fell in love with more—Tal’s exquisite prose or his ability to rip my heart out of my chest with just a few words, but Wyatt and Noël’s slow-burning love story owned me beginning to end. In this opposites-attract romance, two men meet on their way to a romantic resort in Mexico; one of them is going there for his brother’s destination wedding, and the other is on the honeymoon of a wedding that never happened—his own. They start off as friends, as two lonely men looking for an emotional connection with someone who makes them feel safe, but their bond grows fast and deeply, until the mere idea of parting ways hurts them both. When real life forces them in two very different directions, they must decide whether what they found in Mexico is worth fighting for. I get shivers just thinking about this story.

Read More...

There’s nothing that makes me believe in happily-ever-after more than the idea of an estranged couple finding their way back to one another after years apart, and Kristen Ashley’s new novel is an absolute masterclass in character-driven storytelling, and in its nuanced portrait of two people fighting for what they should have never stopped being—perfect together. But nothing in this novel is easy or cheaply sentimental. Familial tensions, complex human bonds, and long-hidden truths transform the story into a powerful pressure-cooker of emotions that never loses its distinctive Kristen Ashley flavour and depth. There are passages I wanted inked on my skin for the rest of my life, there are scenes I would never want to relive, and there is so much beauty in the most unexpected of moments, all coming together to tell a story of love, forgiveness, and second chances in life, but also of breaking the cycle that is holding us down and setting the example for those we love the most.

Read More...

One of my favourite books of the year so far, this delightful friends-to-lovers romance has everything I’ve always loved about Abby Jimenez’s writing—wit, heart, SO much emotion, and a cinnamon roll hero you’d slay dragons for. It’s the story of two emergency room doctors, both trying to get over complicated breakups, who meet as potential rivals, become best of friends while faking to date one another, and end up falling in love while desperately trying to ignore the sizzling sexual tension between them. This is the kind of book you wish you could read for the first time over and over again, every time falling a little more in love with Jacob Maddox.

Read More...

Bookish News

A spicy new romance in Helena Hunting‘s (writing as H. Hunting) Lies, Hearts & Truths series is coming in August, and we have the gorgeous cover. This is BJ Ballistic’s story.

Read More...

A steamy new sports romance is coming in February 2024 from Tessa Bailey about a hot + surly + jaded pro golfer falling in love with his number one fangirl who refuses to quit on him. The author describes it as “the hottest book you’ll ever read.”

Read More...

A brand new story in Kristen Ashley‘s Rock Chick series is coming in January 2024, and we have all the details. This is Darius and Malia’s story.

Read More...

Upcoming Releases

24 Jul

27 Jul

30 Jul

31 Jul

1 Aug

3 Aug

7 Aug

8 Aug

10 Aug

15 Aug

21 Aug

22 Aug

22 Aug

22 Aug

25 Aug

29 Aug

29 Aug

29 Aug

29 Aug

29 Aug

31 Aug

5 Sep

5 Sep

5 Sep

5 Sep

12 Sep

12 Sep

18 Sep

19 Sep

19 Sep

More Upcoming Releases...

Natasha

previous
“Hand us the reins tonight.”
next
A Soul of Ash and Blood: Read the first three chapters from the newest instalment in Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Blood And Ash series

Add Your Comment

Copyright © 2024 Natasha is a Book Junkie
Designed with by Regina Wamba and Priceless Design Studio
Proudly Hosted by Flywheel  |  Privacy Policy