Coming Soon… in April and May

The question “What books are you looking forward to reading over the next couple of months?” is the sort of thing we love here at AAR.  We’re always on the lookout for our next great read, so here are a few of the upcoming releases we’re keen to read in April and May.


The Girl With The Make-Believe Husband: A Bridgertons Prequel by Julia Quinn (30 May)

First, it’s Julia Quinn, and it’s a Bridgertons prequel. Second, the plot sounds really fun — an amnesia twist and a heroine traveling to the Colonies.  A/BN/iB/K


A Warriner to Protect Her by Virginia Heath (18 Apr)

I was pleased to discover a really good new author of […]

Eagerly Awaited December Releases

fourweddings Ah…coasting into the holidays. For me personally, December tends to be a month where I binge-read holiday romances and sneak in portions of anthologies or short category romances during breaks in the holiday madness. While most of my holiday reads are oldies-but-goodies, I’ve scouted out a promising-sounding anthology and some category romance goodness that I can’t wait to read. This may be a busy time of year, but the reading lists turned in by my fellow AAR-ers show that we all want to make time to read.

Four Weddings and a Sixpence (anthology)

I love anthologies, and this one features authors I have enjoyed in the past. I’ll have to wait until after Christmas to get my hands on it, and I can’t wait! – Lynn

I love Julia Quinn.  No scratch that – I adore Julia Quinn and her heroes and heroine and am excited for her latest. – Lisa

I am not usually much of an anthology fan as I like […]

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Eagerly Awaited November Books

someonetolove In looking over the list of November releases (already?!), one thing stands out – HISTORICALS.  Seriously, this looks like a big historical release month.  Favorites such as Mary Balogh, Elizabeth Hoyt, Sabrina Jeffries and Meredith Duran all have new releases. There are still plenty of contemporaries and other subgenres to go around, but if you’re looking to curl up and go on a trip through time this Thanksgiving, you’ve got options.

Someone to Love by Mary Balogh

A new book from this perennially popular author is always an event worthy of a note in my diary, and I’m intrigued by the prospect of a hero who is a bit of a departure from the norm – Caz

The brilliant Ms. Balogh has a new book out in a new series! That’s all I need to know about it before I pick it up. – Keira

This is being described as ‘typical Balogh’ and I can only imagine that’s a good thing! Anna Snow learns she’s […]

By | October 23rd, 2016|Categories: All About Romance, Eagerly Awaiting, Lynn AAR, Lynn Spencer|15 Comments

Eagerly Awaited books for October 2016

We’ve got a nicely varied lot of tastes here at AAR, as is reflected in our choices of the books we’re most looking forward to reading each month; but sometimes there’s one book that tops the list as being the one most staffers are looking forward to, and in October, that book is undoubtedly by A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas, which kicks off her new series of historical mysteries starting Charlotte Holmes.   And as things gear up for the holiday season, you’ll see a couple of seasonal titles on the list, as well as a variety of contemporaries, historicals and mysteries.  It’s a great selection, so hold onto your wallets!

A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas.

A new book from Sherry Thomas is ALWAYS cause for celebration, and this kicks off […]

By | September 26th, 2016|Categories: Eagerly Awaiting|8 Comments

Eagerly Awaited September Books

doyouwantPutting together a list of anticipated September books rather snuck up on me. It’s still close to 100 degrees outside every day where I live, and it doesn’t feel like summer will ever end. Actually, I’m several gazillion weeks pregnant, so summer has felt pretty unending for months now.

Still, end it must, and with fall is coming a new wave of books to read. All of us at AAR have our eye on a few in particular.  Historicals, including the latest from Tessa Dare, lead the way, but there are plenty of other subgenres to go around.

Do You Want to Start a Scandal – by Tessa Dare

Having been somewhat underwhelmed by Ms. Dare’s last couple of books, I have hopes for this, as it returns to the Spindle Cove universe. It’s time for the youngest Highwood sister – Charlotte – to get her man. Plus – I can never pass up the chance to meet Colin again. Can anyone? – […]

Eagerly Awaiting for June 2016

Here’s our monthly look at what titles we’re excited about reading in the next few weeks.  June boasts some highly anticipated titles by some of the biggest names in historical romance -Lisa Kleypas and Elizabeth Hoyt – as well as new books from Nalini Singh, Sarah Morgan, Jennifer Probst and sees Julie Anne Long making her début as an author of contemporary romance.

Here’s just a small selection of the titles AAR staffers are looking forward to getting stuck into.  Do you agree with us, or do you have some goodies to add to our TBRs?


Eagerly Awaited Books – May 2016

We’re already thinking ahead to May books here at AAR. We all looked over the list of upcoming releases and had quite a few to add to our to-buy lists.


We’re excited to read Only Beloved, the latest entry in Mary Balogh‘s Survivor’s Club series.

  • Lee: I always make a point of always reading Balogh’s books.
  • Mary: Balogh is an autobuy for me. I have read all of the Survivor’s books and liked them all, so I don’t believe I will be disappointed in this new one.
  • Maggie: I’ve been eagerly awaiting this novel for what feels like forever. What attracts me to this is of course, the author, but also the older hero and heroine. The Duke of Stanbrooke could have his choice of the Season’s finest – so why do his thoughts keep returning to the small town music teacher he met so briefly a year ago?
  • Caz: George is the glue that holds the Survivor’s Club together but his own tragedies have yet to be explored.


By | April 19th, 2016|Categories: All About Romance, Eagerly Awaiting|11 Comments