Coming Soon… January 2018

Out with the old, in with the new…

Here’s the first of 2018’s regular looks at the upcoming releases we here at AAR are most looking forward to reading in the next few weeks.  Drop by the comments section and tell us which books YOU’RE eager to read in January – do you agree with our choices, or is there something awesome coming up that we’ve missed?

Whatever your choices, we’d like to take the opportunity to wish all our readers a very Happy New Year! – may it be filled with lots of wonderful books!

The English Wife by Lauren Willig (9 Jan)

I enjoyed Ms. Willig’s Pink Carnation series but for some reason haven’t yet got around to reading any of the books she’s published since. But pre-publication buzz for The English Wife has me completely intrigued; New York’s Gilded Age isn’t an often used setting in historicals, and the […]

By | 2017-12-30T11:51:33+00:00 December 30th, 2017|Categories: Eagerly Awaiting, Romance reading, Upcoming releases|Tags: |6 Comments

Coming Soon… November 2017

It’s not all that often that there’s a hands-down favourite when it comes to a post like this, but a new book from Loretta Chase is a red-letter day on any romance reader’s calendar and many of us here have put a big red circle around 28th November, which is when her latest release, A Duke in Shining Armor is hitting the shelves and our e-readers. Also coming in November is the next in Mary Balogh’s Westcott series, Someone to Wed, along with Loreth Anne White’s next Angie Pallorino novel and the next instalment – Undercover Attraction – in another favourite series, Katee Robert’s The O’Malleys.

Whatever your preference, there’s a lot to look forward to in November, ready to curl up with on those long, cold winter evenings.

What are you most looking forward to reading in the weeks ahead? Drop by and let us know in the comments.

Coming Soon… September 2017

While we AAR staffers have fairly diverse tastes on the whole, there are some books and authors that pull us together for various reason – we like the authors, we like their writing, we like their storytelling – and into genres that sometimes we don’t read very often.  This month, the big draws appear to be historicals, with new titles from Sherry Thomas, Katharine Ashe and Juliana Grey all eagerly awaited by many of us.

A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas (5 Sept)

I was fairly bowled over by A Study in Scarlet Women and am sure this second instalment in the Lady Sherlock series won’t disappoint.  Our heroine is approached by the wife of her dearest friend  to find the man she loved years before… but there’s bound to be a lot more to it than meets the eye!  – Caz

I know I’m not the only AAR staffer […]

Coming Soon… August 2017

AAR staffers have taken a good look at the wealth of new books being published in August and decided which ones are most likely to make the biggest dents in our bank balances! Joanna Bourne is at the top of several of our lists, closely followed by Tessa Dare, Shana Galen, Layla Reyne and K.J Charles, among others. Here are the books we’re most looking forward to reading next month. How about you? Do you agree with our choices or think we’ve missed out on something really good? Jump into the discussion in the comments.

Beauty Like the Night by Joanna Bourne (1 Aug)

Um. It’s a new book in the Spymasters series by Joanna Bourne.  Surely I don’t need to say anything else?! – Caz

Joanna Bourne. That is all. If there’s a stronger series than her Spymasters, I […]

Coming Soon : July 2017

Heading into July, it’s time to take a look at what’s looking good in the next batch of upcoming releases.  Staffers have selected a couple of historicals as the most highly anticipated releases of the month, closely followed by the conclusion to Ilona Andrews’ Hidden Legacy series and the latest from Jennifer Probst.  We’ve got our normal, fairly eclectic mix of the various sub-genres in our list of what we’re looking forward to next month; are any of these on your Wish List?  Or have we missed out on something awesome that you’re just dying to tell us about?

Scandalous Ever After by Theresa Romain (4 July)

I’m a big fan of Theresa Romain’s and despite knowing absolutely nothing about horse racing have thoroughly enjoyed the books in the Romance of the Turf series so far.  The plotline of this sounds intriguing – a mysterious death, a handsome […]

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 […]


All book titles are linked (where possible) to

Christmas at Eden Manor Noelle Adams
His Best Mistake Diane Alberts
His Illegitimate Heir Sarah M. Anderson
Fall into Love anthology Melody Anne et al
Luxe Two: A La La Land Addiction Ashley Antoinette
Sweetly, Deeply, Absolutely Kira Archer
Into the Light Kathryn Ascher
Somebody Like You Lynette Austin
One Christmas in Paris Mandy Baggot
Kept Maya Banks
His Secret Baby Bombshell Jules Bennett
The Thunder Beneath Us Nicole Blades
Christmas in Destiny Toni Blake
Dangerously Charming Deborah Blake
A New York Love Story Cassie Bocca
Thursdays in the Park Hilary Boyd
The Crazy Cat Ladies :9 New romances Sidney Bristol
To Love a Texas Ranger Linda Broday
Down Shift K. Bromberg
Make Me Stay Rebecca Brooks
Center Courtship Liza Brown
Taste Kris Bryabt
Mistletoe Games Jaci Burton
The Boy Is Back Meg Cabot
Taking Charge Ruth Cardello
Big Package Opal Carew
Bedmates Nicole Chase
Mistletoe Between Friends / The Snowflake Inn Samantha Chase
Royally Screwed Emma Chase
Mount! Jilly Cooper
The Second Wave Jean Copeland
It Must […]

By | 2017-06-23T08:30:06+00:00 October 1st, 2016|Categories: Book news, Caz AAR, Romance reading, Upcoming releases|1 Comment

Amanda Quick cover reveal…

Cover reveal 4

All About Romance unveils the last piece of the cover of Amanda Quick’s The Girl Who Knew Too Much. Three other pieces of the cover were be revealed earlier this week (see below). The finale cover will be posted on Jayne Ann Krentz’s Facebook page tomorrow.

The author of the New York Times bestseller Til Death Do Us Part enters a new historical era, the 1930s, with her latest historical hardcover romance set in Burning Cove, California, an idyllic small town on the coast that has become a refuge for Hollywood moguls and stars seeking privacy for scandalous trysts and wild parties… (The book comes out in May of 2017. You can pre-order a copy here.)

To see the rest of the cover, visit:

August 29:  USA Today’s Happy Ever After

August 30:  Reading in Pajamas

August 31:  The Reading Café

September 1:  All About Romance […]

By | 2017-06-23T08:30:07+00:00 September 1st, 2016|Categories: Upcoming releases|Tags: , , |2 Comments