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.

We’re also anxiously waiting for The Devil You Know by Jo Goodman.

      • Lynn: I was late to the party on discovering Jo Goodman, but once I started reading her books, she became an autobuy author for me. I love her writing style, and she writes fantastic characters.
      • Jean: I don’t even know what it’s about but something about her long winded westerns are catnip for me. (autobuy!)
      • Mary: While I have read most of Jo Goodman’s European historicals, I believe it is her American West stories that make her writing shine. I have read them all and there is not a stinker in the bunch. (autobuy!)
      • Melanie: I’m on an American Historical kick at the moment, and Goodman is just fabulous at them.

Perennial favorite Linda Howard is back with Troublemaker. Yay!

    • Mary: I have been a Linda Howard fan since the first time I read one of her books.
    • Maggie: Many of Ms. Howard’s books have been DIKs for me. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that this will be too. A small town police chief, a military operative in hiding and an assassin determined to find him. Should be an exciting read!

Mary Kubica’s latest thriller, Don’t You Cry  is also on our must-buy list.

  • Shannon: This looks like just the kind of psychological thriller that will keep me glued to my iPad. I can’t wait for it.
  • Anne: I’ve been on a psychological thriller kick lately and am very tempted!
  • Maggie: A younger man, a mysterious stranger and a spiraling web of danger – sounds like Ms. Kubica has all the elements ready for a wonderful psychological thriller.

We do love historicals and are looking forward to the latest by Lorraine Heath, The Earl Takes All.

    • Caz: There’s something about Lorraine Heath’s writing that pushes all the right buttons and I’ve been waiting for this story for MONTHS! It’s an unusual premise that’s going to be difficult to pull off so I am eager to see how she does it.
    • Shannon: I just finished reading Falling Into Bed with a Duke, and Edward’s story can’t come soon enough!

We’re also eagerly awaiting:

Title and AuthorReviewer
Anchor in the Storm by Sarah SundinAnchor in the Storm by Sarah SundinMaggie
Kill or Be kilt by Victoria RobertsKill or Be Kilt by Victoria RobertsMelanie
The Blacksmith's Wife by Elisabeth HobbesThe Blacksmith’s Wide by Elisabeth HobbesLynn
I Thee Wed by Celeste BradleyI Thee Wed by Celeste BradleyMary
A Buccaneer at Heart by Stephanie LaurensA Buccaneer at Heart by Stephanie LaurensMelanie
City of the Lost by Kelley ArmstrongCity of the Lost by Kelley ArmstrongShannon
Temptations of a Wallflower by Eva LeighTemptations of a Wallflower by Eva LeighCaz
The Wedding Pact by Katee RobertThe Wedding Pact by Katee RobertHaley
At the Edge of Summer by Jessica BrockmoleAt the Edge of Summer by Jessica BrockmoleLee
Lords of Misrule by Stella RileyLords of Misrule by Stella RileyCaz
The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani ChokshiThe Star-Touched Queen by Roshani ChokshiMelanie
The Crown by Kiera CassThe Crown by Kiera CassShannon
The Weekenders by Mary Kay AndrewsThe Weekenders by Mary Kay AndrewsLee
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. MaasA Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. MaasHaley, Dabney
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