Happy Thursday, Bookworms!
What are you reading this weekend?
It’s an anxiety-filled and tiring week but I hope things turn around soon. The plan this weekend is to finish reading Set Fire to the Gods, so I can post my review on Tuesday, its publication day.
Today though I wanted to share titles that have been happily added to my summer reading list. I recently was approved for three upcoming anticipated releases from NetGalley.
Looking For A Cowboy by Donna Grant
Oct 27, 2020 / St. Martin’s Press
Adult Contemporary Romance
A beautiful stranger has come to Clearview, asking questions that are nobody’s business. Cooper Owens also wasn’t born yesterday. He knows that this out-of-towner is hiding a dark secret of her own. Much as he knows he should head in the other direction, he can’t make himself turn away. . .
P.I. Marlee Frampton always wanted to lead a nice quiet life, working as a cop in her local police department. But that dream came to an end when her sister was murdered—and her baby kidnapped. Now Marlee’s come to Texas to investigate the Harpers, who may be linked to shady adoption agencies. Cooper can’t believe that his friends could be involved in anything so sinister…and soon he makes it his mission to help Marlee discover the truth—and keep her safe in his arms.
This is book 5 of the Heart of Texas series. Donna Grant is such talented writer and craft romance really well. I loved reading the last book, A Cowboy Like You, so am beyond happy that I was approved for this one. It sounds like a cowboy mystery romance, an odd combination but very appealing.
A Gentle Noble’s Vacation Recommendation by Momochi, Misaki, Sando (Volume 1)
August 11, 2020 / Diamond Book Distributors / Tokyopop
When Lizel mysteriously finds himself in a city that bears odd similarities to his own but clearly isn’t, he quickly comes to terms with the unlikely truth: this is an entirely different world. Even so, laid-back Lizel isn’t the type to panic.
He immediately sets out to learn more about this strange place, and to help him do so, hires a seasoned adventurer named Gil as his tour guide and protector. Until he’s able to find a way home, Lizel figures this is a perfect opportunity to explore a new way of life adventuring as part of a guild.
After all, he’s sure he’ll go home eventually… might as well enjoy the otherworldly vacation for now!
I requested this title because I loved the cover and the story seemed interesting. I read volume 1 yesterday ago and liked it. My review will be posted on Sunday, August 2.
The Princess Knight by G. A. Aiken
November 24, 2020 / Kensington Books
LONG LIVE THE QUEEN
Gemma Smythe dedicated her life to the glory of battle. With her fellow War Monks, she worshipped the war gods, rained destruction on her enemies, and raised the dead when the fancy took her. Until her sister Keeley became the prophesied Blacksmith Queen, and Gemma broke faith with her order to journey to the Amichai Mountain and fight by Keeley’s side.
The Amichai warriors are an unruly, never-to-be-tamed lot, especially their leader-in-waiting, Quinn. But when the War Monks declare support for Gemma’s ruthless younger sister Beatrix, the immaturity of her key ally is the least of Gemma’s problems. She has to get to the grand masters, dispel their grudge against her, and persuade them to fight for Keeley and justice. If her conviction can’t sway them, perhaps Quinn’s irritating, irreverent, clearly unhinged, ferocity will win the day . . .
The Blacksmith Queen (book 1) was my favorite read of 2019. I absolutely loved it! The Princess Knight is one of my top anticipated 2020 releases. As soon as I saw it on NetGalley I had to request it and I am beyond thankful to be approved for an advanced copy. Also, this cover is divine!
That’s all I have for now! Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my post. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Wear a mask.
Wash your hands.