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.
A Duke in Shining Armor by Loretta Chase (28 Nov)
Loretta Chase is one of my auto-buy authors, who I’ve followed for a long time. At this point I don’t even need to know the synopsis of the book–though this one does look promising. I just get hyped and buy it. – Alex
I’ve read this one, and it’s fabulous. Classic Chase; insightful, tender, funny and sexy. You’re all in for a treat! – Caz
Ms. Chase rarely writes a dud. Her dialog alone is usually worth the price of her work! – Dabney
I’d read anything written by Ms. Chase and I’m so excited about the start of a new series from her! I’m a great fan of the opposites attract romantic trope & this one looks like a doozy. Hugh Philemon Ancaster, seventh Duke of Ripley is a less than virtuous and exasperated friend on a mission to capture a wayward bride. The set-up, the principals…it all sounds great! Can’t wait. – Em
Perhaps the only reason to be reading this book is that it is a Loretta Chase historical romance. To add to that, it’s also the start of the Difficult Dukes series and promises to be filled with her signature wit, sparkling humor, and endearing characters. I can hardly wait to get to it. – Keira
A runaway bride, an exasperated duke – sounds like prime Chase to me! – Lisa
Brand-new Loretta Chase is always an autobuy for me. This is the first book in a new series, and I can’t wait to get lost in it. – Shannon
Someone to Wed by Mary Balogh (7 Nov)
I’ve been waiting for Alexander’s story since Ms. Balogh began her Wescott series. The promise of a plot involving a gentleman inheriting an unwanted title was enough to draw me in, but after Caz gave it a DIK review, I knew this would be a highlight for the month. – Alex
As I’ve already read and reviewed this one, I can’t say I’m “eager to read it”, but it’s a DIK and should certainly be included as a book to look forward to! – Caz
I always look forward to Ms. Balogh’s stories and I am enjoying her new series. Someone to Wed is the latest and as it’s already received a DIK review, I am quite eager to read it. – Lee
Balogh has never let me down, and this one sound lovely. – Lisa
Balogh is one of my few auto-buy authors. I many not always love her work but I almost invariably like it. This hasn’t been a favorite series for me so far but it has been a good one and I can’t wait to see what happens with Alex’s story. – Maggie
This is Alexander’s story, and I can’t wait for him to get his HEA. He’s such a nice guy who deserves happiness, and Ms. Balogh is sure to craft an engrossing tale of his search for true love. – Shannon
Romancing the Scot by May McGoldrick (14 Nov)
AAR reviewers like May McGoldrick (aka Nikoo and Jim McGoldrick) and I think its past time I found out why. This first novel in what promises to be an extended series (it features the Pennington family – five brothers and sisters) seems like a great entry point for new McGodrick readers. Historical romance, suspense and a passionate (and possibly traitorous) heroine…this one sounds like a whole lotta awesome. – Em
Mystery and intrigue light up what seems to be an interesting release. – Lisa
Undercover Attraction by Katee Robert (28 Nov)
The O’Malley series by Katee Robert is among my favorites as each book has delivered an exciting and action packed romance! Featuring three Boston mafia families, themes of revenge, betrayal and sex keep you turning the pages, though there is no doubt that the couples in question get a satisfying happy ending. I’m looking forward to continuing the series! – Maria Rose
Undercover Attraction is the fifth book in Robert’s O’Malley series, which is one of my favorite series of all time. The stories are gritty, sexy and riveting, and I’ve eagerly awaited Aiden O’Malley’s story. He’s the head of the family and has built an empire that often skirts the law. – Mary
The Lullaby Girl by Loreth Anne White (14 Nov)
I was captivated by the previous book in the author’s Angie Pallorino series, The Drowned Girls, which was the perfect blend of romance and suspense, with a gripping secondary plot concerning Angie herself and the fact that she may not be the person she had believed herself to be. I can’t wait to get stuck into The Lullaby Girl to find out more. – Caz
I loved The Drowned Girls, the first book in this series, and can’t wait for the second. I’ve been a fan of Ms. White’s since the very first romantic suspense novel of hers I read – she just keeps getting better and better. – Dabney
We’re also looking forward to…
An Ex for Christmas by Lauren Layne (7 Nov).
Lauren Layne has established herself as one of my favorite contemporary authors over the last year or so. Her characters are always witty and make for a great read. I’m sure that this standalone will prove to be just as good as the ones that come before it, and it should get me in the Christmas mood!
Ramses the Damned: The Passion of Cleopatra by Anne Rice and Christopher Rice (21 Nov)
Around 1989 or so, my co-worker told me that I should read The Mummy, or Ramses the Damned. She never thought she’d think of a mummy as a romantic hero, but Ramses was incredible. So I bought a copy but was afraid to start it because the story was supposed “to be continued,” and no sequel was forthcoming. Until now! I’d better get cracking and read the first one.
This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada (7 Nov)
It’s a young adult dystopia with a hacker heroine – and an author who is an actual data scientist! One of my biggest complaints about YA dystopias is the weak science, so this one should sound authentic for once.
Catalyst by Rachel Grant (21 Nov)
Any new release from Rachel Grant is a must-read for me these days. Her incredibly well-researched, high-octane, sexy romantic thrillers have me on the edge of my seat and I’ve been looking forward to this, the second book in her Flashpoint series, for months!
Dating by Numbers by Jennifer Lohmann
(Disclosure: Jennifer is a friend of mine.) This book features the pitfalls and joys of online dating. I’ve enjoyed many of Jennifer’s other books and am interested to see what she does with our Tinder-driven world.
So Over You by Kate Meader
Ms. Meader’s contemps are sexy and smart – she’s a raunchier Julie James. I enjoyed the first book in this series and am amped for the next.
I love the Five Boroughs series, Santino Hassell and the secondary characters that get a chance to shine in this anthology. I’m hopeful they’re all uniformly excellent but I’m most excited for the Christ Mendez story, Rerouted. I’ve already pre-ordered this one!
The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay (7 Nov)
Apparently the main character loses her memory and believes she is really living in the time of Jane Austen’s Bath. Sounds like fun!
Death Comes to the School by Catherine Lloyd (28 Nov)
In this latest in the Kurland St. Mary mystery series, the main character is an amateur detective and continues to try to solve murders in their small village, much to the dismay of her husband.
Chaser by Kylie Scott
Hero is a player, heroine is…pregnant by another guy. I’ll be interested in seeing how the author makes this work.
The Revolution of Marina M. by Janet Fitch
The very contemporary-voiced Janet Fitch takes on the Russian Revolution
Wheels Up by Annabeth Albert (7 Nov )
I’ve really been enjoying Annabeth Albert’s Out of Uniform series, a set of LGBTQ military romances with men in various stages of their careers. This latest story features two men whose online chats lead to in person meetings but whose ranks prohibit a public relationship. It will be interesting to see how they pull off a happy ending.
Wrong to Need You by Alisha Rai (28 Nov)
Alisha Rai’s Forbidden Dreams series takes family drama to a whole new level. After thoroughly enjoying the steamy second chance romance in Hate to Want You, this one features a man falling for his brother’s widow. Sounds intense!
Dirty Scoundrel by Jessica Clare (21 Nov)
Dirty Scoundrel is the second story in the Roughneck Billionaires series but will be my first by Jessica Clare. It’s a second chance romance with a revenge theme and I’m looking forward to trying out this author’s writing style.
The Outpost by Devney Perry (1 Nov).
I discovered Devney this year, and she has quickly become one of my favorite authors. I am eagerly awaiting The Outpost, which is the fourth book in the Jamison Valley series. They are all stand-alone reads, but you do not want to miss these sexy, emotional, and slightly suspenseful small-town romances.
Helena Hunting has a fabulous sense of humor, and I can’t wait to read Hooking Up. It’s promises to be fun, heartfelt and hot.
Renegades by Marissa Meyer (7 Nov)
I wasn’t as blown away as many of my reading buddies were by Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles series, but Renegades, the first book in her new trilogy, looks right up my alley. It’s a young adult fantasy that centers around love and revenge, and I’m beyond eager to get my hands on it.