Saturday 4 October 2014

New Release Romances - October 4 2014

As usual, the start of the month is always the hardest for picking the romances we are most excited about. There were at least 10 books that we've either read and loved, or are desperate to read that came out in the last week, but we again we somehow managed to narrow down our top three...
New in New Adult Romance - The Understatement of the Year by Sarina Bowen 

From the Blurb:

What happened in high school stayed in high school. Until now.

Five years ago, Michael Graham betrayed the only person who ever really knew him. Since then, he's made an art of hiding his sexual orientation from everyone. Including himself.

So it's a shock when his past strolls right into the Harkness College locker room, sporting a bag of hockey gear and the same slow smile that had always rendered Graham defenseless. For Graham, there is only one possible reaction: total, debilitating panic. With one loose word, the team's new left wing could destroy Graham's life as he knows it.

John Rikker is stuck being the new guy. Again. And it's worse than usual, because the media has latched onto the story of the only "out" player in Division One hockey. As the satellite trucks line the sidewalk outside the rink, his new teammates are not amused.

And one player in particular looks sick every time he enters the room.

Rikker didn't exactly expect a warm welcome from Graham. But the guy won't even meet his eyes. From the looks of it, his former... best friend / boyfriend / whatever isn't doing so well. He drinks too much and can't focus during practice.

Either the two loneliest guys on the team will self destruct from all the new pressures in their lives, or they can navigate the pain to find a way back to one another. To say that it won't be easy is the Understatement of the Year.

Warning: unlike the other books in this series, this heartbreaking love story is about two guys. Contains sexual situations, dance music, snarky t-shirts and a poker-playing grandmother.

The Understatement of the Year by Sarina Bowen is a new romance title released on September 29, 2014 and available from Amazon.
New in Contemporary Romance - Rock Courtship by Nalini Singh

From the Blurb:

New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh's new contemporary romance novella is pure hard rock and scorching heat...

What happens when the Gentleman of Rock decides to play dirty?

A drummer for the hottest rock band on the planet, David has a single, powerful weakness: Thea, the band's publicist and the woman who steals his breath away with her every move.

Only problem is, Thea doesn't date clients--or musicians. Emotionally scarred by a cheating ex, she's not about to risk her heart with a man who has groupies buzzing around him like flies. Even if his sexy smile ties her up in knots.

What she doesn't know is that David is a one-woman man...and he's madly in love with her. David's determined to prove he's worth the risk, and willing to court her, step by exquisite step. Thea's about to discover just how long and hard this handsome drummer can play.

Rock Courtship by Nalini Singh is a new romance title released on September 30, 2014, and available from Amazon.
New in Historical Romance - The Courtesan's Book of Secrets by Georgie Lee 

From the Blurb:

Uncovered: a list of noblemen's names--each one guilty of treason

To save his family legacy, Rafe Densmore must seize a courtesan's infamous register. No one can ever know how his father betrayed his country! One person stands in Rafe's way--the beautiful Cornelia, Comtesse de Vane.

In the card rooms of Paris, Rafe and Cornelia made an unbeatable...intimate team. Until, convinced of Rafe's desertion, desperate Cornelia married an elderly comte. Now, returning to London an impoverished widow, she'll do anything to possess the register.

Even if that means becoming Rafe's partner once again....

The Courtesan's Book of Secrets by Georgie Lee is a new romance title released by Harlequin Historical on October 1, 2014, and available from Amazon. You can read our review of The Courtesan's Book of Secrets here.

What are you reading this week?