February brings an interesting mix of new releases to look forward to – contemporary and historical romances, women’s fiction and mysteries, with a couple of paranormals and sci-fi romances in there, too. Quite a few of these titles are out with the reviewing team, so look out for our thoughts over the next few weeks – and don’t forget to drop by to let us know which of February’s new release YOU’RE most looking forward to reading. As always, this is nowhere near a comprehensive list – so if there’s an author whose books you’d like to see included on future Coming Soon lists, please don’t hestitate to let us know.
Liar City, The New Guy and Wilder at Last are on my reading list.
I’m just writing my review of Liar City – I loved it.
From the list above, I’m looking forward to Wilder at Last by Serena Bell, End of Story by Kylie Scott and The New Guy by Sarina Bowen.
Feb will be a good reading month for me as many authors I enjoy are releasing books:
Fairy Cakes in Winter by Lane Hayes (M/M) – grumpy/sunshine featuring a baker
Prince of Lies by Lucy Lennox (M/M) – fake identity
A Very Filthy Game by Lauren Blakely (M/M) – billionaire and an athlete
The Husband Hoax by Saxon James (M/M) – fake dating
Like I Needed by Charlie Novak (M/M) – a city/party boy and a farmer
The Chaperone by Noelle Adams (M/F) – part of the Companions for Hire series
Nicked: Nordin by Nora Phoenix (M/M) – FBI agent and a con man
Murder at Haven’s Rock by Kelley Armstrong – a spin-off of the Rockton series
The cartoon covers are all looking alike, Boring.
Anyhoo, I’ll be reading The Wandering Prince by H.L. Day (I’ll snag that today since it’s out) and Liar City by Allie Therin.
I haven’t read Stone Wings yet, so I’ll probably do that and see if I want to go on to this new one, Stone Skin. I have to admit I never finished the Ashes and Dust series by this author, so I might just try this series instead.
I thought the same thing about the covers as I was putting the post together.
I reviewed Stone Wings here – the romance was a bit lacking, but I liked the story enough to continue the series.
The Wandering Prince by H.L. Day was actually released yesterday. I couldn’t wait until the weekend so I read it last night and enjoyed it. I was hoping it might be reviewed?
Yes – It got bumped forward (my review is waiting to go) – but I thought that as it missed last month’s post because it was originally due out in Feb, I’d leave it in!
I look forward to your review!
So many of the books I had on my January TBR had their publication dates postponed until February. Meanwhile, I already had a number of books set for February, so if all of the upcoming dates pan out, I’m in for a lot of reading.
FAIR GAME (February 7) is the third book in Amelia Wilde’s series about a woman who becomes involved with the man who holds her father responsible for his parents’ deaths.
TROPICAL STORM (February 7) is the third book in Skye Warren & Amelia Wilde’s Deserted Island trilogy, an MMF romance about a couple stranded on an island after a plane crash and the man who lives a solitary life there.
BITTER PLAY (February 7) is the third book in Alison Rhymes’s False Start series of “football-adjacent” romances (the heroes are either football players or former football players). I loved the first book in the series, BROKEN PLAY, a nuanced view of marital infidelity, but I was less enthusiastic about the second, BRUTAL PLAY, which I thought suffered from having an awful hero. I’m hoping Rhymes rights the ship with BITTER PLAY (which features the “man in love with his sister’s best friend” trope).
THREE TO GET READY (February 16) is the third book in Skye Warren’s series about the Hughes family who are fabulously wealthy but cursed by a genetic condition that causes early dementia. The previous book, TWO FOR THE SHOW, ended on a cliffhanger with the hero’s father (who has been kept secluded for several years) having a public meltdown that revealed his condition.
COWBOY, PROMISE ME ALWAYS (February 18) is the sixth and final book in Genevieve Turner’s Cowboy Homecoming series. I’ve really enjoyed this entire series and am looking forward to the final story—a Beauty & the Beast retelling with enforced proximity.
WED FOR THEIR ROYAL HEIR (February 21) by Jackie Ashenden begins a new HP series, Three Ruthless Kings. This one features an unplanned pregnancy.
HE SAID FOREVER (February 21) by Ruth Cordello is the fourth book in her Lost Corisis series. Sometimes the books in these series require constant reference to a family tree (which Cordello helpfully provides) to keep all the characters and their relationships straight.
THE PLAYING GAME (February 21) is a welcome return for Ainsley Booth (who has recently been publishing more frequently under her alternate pen name of Zoe York). Booth’s books are generally sexier, leaning more toward erotic romance, than the ones she publishes as Zoe York, so I’m expecting this m/f hockey romance to be smoking hot!
COWBOY WILD (February 28) is the third book in Maisey Yates’s Four Corners Ranch series of cowboy romances. This one features the “older brother’s best friend”–not one of my favorite tropes, but if anyone can make it work, it’s Yates.
THE NEW GUY (February 28) is a new book in Sarina Bowen’s Brooklyn Hockey series. This is an m/m romance—which I think may be a first for the Brooklyn Hockey books (although Bowen has written plenty of m/m books, including some featuring hockey teams, but not within the Brooklyn Bruisers universe).
I’m excited for The New Guy by Sarina Bowen too. I have liked all of her books but I think her M/M romances are amongst her best. However, according to her newsletter, The New Guy is a standalone in the Brooklyn Bruisers series so I’m not sure if it will have the same interactions with the other players that the other books do. I hope that’s not the case because I really like seeing little bits of the previous couples.