July 2021 New Releases, Part Two

So! Many! Incredible! Books! in the second half of July. Which are you reading first? What's on your list?

Book Review

Devil in Disguise by Lisa Kleypas

Devil in Disguise

Devil in Disguise is a fun, hot romance that tells the story of Lady Merritt Sterling, the widowed daughter of the Earl of Westcliff, and Keir MacRae, a whisky distiller from Scotland. It’s very much fanservice for readers who enjoyed the Wallflower series, with Lillian, Westcliff and Evie all appearing in the story, and Sebastian, who is now the Duke of Kingston, playing a particularly prominent role. I am honestly not quite sure how well … Continue reading Devil in Disguise by Lisa Kleypas

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HaBO: Searching for the Paella Man

This HaBO comes from Jill who wants to find this contemporary romance: This is a long shot because I remember so little and it’s not terribly searchable with what I have, but any help is appreciated from the SBTB community! What I remember about this contemporary, hetero romance novel is this: – the hero speaks another language fluently, I’m pretty sure it’s Spanish – both hero and heroine are a bit commitment phobic and view … Continue reading HaBO: Searching for the Paella Man

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Food Trucks, Dogs, & More

Books on Sale: Playing for Keeps by Jill Shalvis & More

Playing for Keeps by Jill Shalvis is $1.99! This contemporary romance released earlier this year and is the seventh book in her Heartbreaker Bay series. Readers recommend this one for a low-angst, but still emotionally fluent read. And it has a cute dog. However, others expressed annoyance at the heroine’s continuing self-sabotaging behavior.

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HaBO: Heroine Has Facial Reconstruction Surgery

This HaBO is from Heather S., who is looking for this romantic suspense: I read this romantic suspense book back in the late 90s at a friend’s house (isn’t that how many of us snuck our romances?). The deets: The whole thing takes place on an island or some tropical costal location. There was a car accident at the beginning of the book and the heroine had to have facial reconstruction surgery. She’s also the … Continue reading HaBO: Heroine Has Facial Reconstruction Surgery

Cover Snark: Dr. Nips is On Call

The Midas Touch by Rochelle Summers. A shirtless man in scrubs stretches and flexes is biceps in front of a window. A stethoscope is photoshopped around his neck.

Welcome back to Cover Snark, where everyone’s favorite shirtless doctor has made a return! Tara: His wang is the ghost? Or it’s named Ghost? Lara: He’s just flexing… right? I mean he isn’t straining with his hands on his nethers? RIGHT?! Carrie: Whatever he’s doing he’s much more interested in his own penis then he is likely to be about me. Tara: Carrie, tell the truth. How long have you been waiting for someone that’s … Continue reading Cover Snark: Dr. Nips is On Call

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Arthurian Legends, Dukes, & More

Books on Sale: Bonds of Brass by Emily Skrutskie & More

RECOMMENDED: Bonds of Brass by Emily Skrutskie is $2.99! This is a Kindle Daily Deal, and I recommend checking them out today since there are a lot of great cookbooks included, like Ottolenghi’s Flavor. Ellen read this one and gave it a B+:

I think it has elements to satisfy a wide reading audience: a sizzling slow-burn romance between people with actual significant obstacles to their relationship, a sweeping and epic plot about the rise and fall of empires, gut-wrenching internal character conflict, and wacky space hijinks.

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Lightning Reviews: All Historicals

Lightning Reviews are back! All three have historical settings! One is more historical mystery, while the other are historical romance. And they’re all well-reviewed, which means your TBR will probably grow a bit. Let’s go!

Books On Sale

Highlanders, Moose, & More

Books on Sale: The Frozen Crown by Greta Kelly & More

The Frozen Crown by Greta Kelly is $1.99! This is the first book in a fantasy duology and was mentioned in a Kindle Daily Deal. One thing that grinds my gears is anything fantasy-related with a youngish heroine is automatically classified as young adult. I’m pretty sure this one is adult fantasy, maybe with some crossover appeal.

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