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The seventh annual edition of Buzz Books: Romance provides substantial prepublication excerpts from 15 forthcoming romance titles. Enjoy access to the best romance voices the publishing industry is broadcasting for the upcoming season as you discover new series, catch up with the latest installments from beloved series, and find great standalone titles from top romance authors.
From power players such as Jasmine Guillory and Kennedy Ryan to fan favorites Kate Clayborn and Allison Winn Scotch, these authors are bestselling, award-winning, and irresistible.
Exciting entries include the first of a new historical series by Minerva Spencer; Book 2 of the Adrian X Isolde series by Scarlett St. Clair; and Anna Todd’s The Falling, the first in a trilogy (Brightest Stars).
Discover rom com authors Kylie Scott and Amber D. Samuel, then round out your reading list with more contemporary titles by Chantel Guertin, Taj McCoy, and Abby Jimenez.
Start enjoying books right now that are sure to show up on your personal “must read” lists. Then invite your reading friends and book groups to download their own free copy of Buzz Books 2022: Romance from any major ebookstore or at buzz.publishersmarketplace.com.
For the best in soon-to-be-published oter fiction genres, plus nonfiction, and children’s literature, be sure to read Buzz Books 2022: Fall/Winter, available now. Then be on the lookout for the next edition of Buzz Books covering the spring/summer 2023 publishing season, available in January.
In this heartfelt tale of one woman’s quest to reinvent herself, the acclaimed author of Love Lettering and Love at First delivers a poignant, witty reflection on how the hopes, dreams, and stories from our past shape our future . . .Longtime personal assistant Georgie Mulcahy has made a career out of putting others before herself. When an unexpected upheaval sends her away from her hectic job in L.A. and back to her hometown, Georgie must confront an uncomfortable truth: her own wants and needs have always been a disconcertingly blank page. But then Georgie comes across a forgotten artifact—a friendfic diary she wrote as a teenager, filled with possibilities she once imagined. To an overwhelmed Georgie, the diary’s simple, small-scale ideas are a lifeline—a guidebook for getting started on a new path. Georgie’s plans hit a snag when she comes face to face with an unexpected roommate—Levi Fanning, onetime town troublemaker and current town hermit. But this quiet, grouchy man is more than just his reputation, and he offers to help Georgie with her quest. As the two make their way through her wishlist, Georgie begins to realize that what she truly wants might not be in the pages of her diary after all, but right by her side—if only they can both find a way to let go of the pasts that hold them back. Honest and deeply emotional, Georgie, All Along is a smart, tender must-read for everyone who’s ever wondered about the life that got away . . .
When Maele Moana is paired up with Adam Yates to walk down the aisle together at her friend Andie’s wedding, it isn’t exactly a perfect match. Maele is the daughter of a plantation worker, and Adam is the son of one of the richest men in Oahu. Their worlds couldn’t be more different. But they have one thing in common. Big Dreams. Dreams that will take Maele back to Kauai while Adam pursues an incredible opportunity in Los Angeles. Adam wants to be in her life, and slowly, Maele lets him in. He inspires her to face her fears, and she restores his faith in redemption. But with love comes sacrifice, and the goals they’ve worked so hard for may end up tearing them apart. Where the Sun Rises is a story about overcoming adversity, the promise of young love, and the valor in letting go. The From Kona with Love series depicts multicultural romance, love, loss, and redemption. Though interconnected, each installment can be read as a standalone.
In this charming, witty new novel from Chantel Guertin, author of the PopSugar Beach Reads Selection and BookBub Best Book of June Instamom, an impulsive trip across the pond becomes a life-changing journey . . . Book lovers come to Gigi Rutherford’s bookstore in Ann Arbor, Michigan, when they’re looking for romance novels. But beyond her shop’s walls, Gigi’s out of stock when it comes to potential love interests. That’s all about to change, though, when Gigi’s best friends surprise her with a trip to England for her 30th birthday. And it’s not just any trip: the 10-day bus tour through the most picturesque towns in England is led by her favorite audiobook narrator—on whom she’s harboring a secret crush. When Gigi misses the bus, she’s offered a seat on a different tour, and the promise she can join the original tour when they cross paths later in the trip. In the meantime, she’s stuck with a hodge-podge of travelers that includes the recently widowed Charlotte, the fact-obsessed Francis, and Jenny, an influencer documenting every detail for her social media followers. And then there’s the disgruntled yet complicated bus driver, Taj . . .Both laugh out loud funny and deeply emotional, Gigi, Listening will remind you that life’s most memorable moments can be found in the most unexpected places, ever when it seems like everything has gone wrong.
An intoxicating and sparkling new romance by New York Times bestselling author Jasmine Guillory.
Muriel Spark knows not to trust a demon, especially one that wants her soul, but what’s a witch to do when he won’t leave her side—and she kind of doesn’t want him to?
ER doctor Brianna Ortiz has had it up to here with men. She just finalized a divorce from her cheating husband, and the new guy at work has been nicknamed Dr. Death for losing seven patients on his first day. Yet when she tries to console him about it, his abrupt rudeness totally takes her aback. With a brother who desperately needs a kidney transplant, Bri has enough to worry about without work drama on top of it. Then she gets the sweetest letter from Dr. Death—er, Dr. Jacob Maddox—himself, and suddenly everything becomes clearer. Bri does the only thing she can think of. She writes him back. And he writes her. And soon Jacob’s little notes are the highlight of her day. Both are shocked when it turns out Jacob is a donor match for Bri’s brother’s transplant. Willing to do anything to express her gratitude at his sacrifice, Bri agrees to go as Jacob’s date to his brother’s wedding. They’re not dating for real, of course. But Jacob’s boisterous family doesn’t know that. And when they get the wrong impression, there’s nothing to do but go along with the charade…
When Alexei Lebedev finally comes out to his conservative community, it does not go well. That’s how he ended up on the rugged Pacific Crest Trail, hoping he can figure out a new life plan in the thousands of miles it’ll take to walk it. He’s prepared for rattlesnakes, blisters, and months of solitude. What he’s not prepared for is the ray of sunshine named Ben Caravalho. Charismatic and outgoing, Ben’s personality and infectious laughter is a stark opposite to Alexei’s quiet, reserved demeanor. But no matter how determined Alexei is to hike the trail alone, it seems they can’t avoid being drawn to each other. Through snow crossings and close calls with coyotes, Alexei inches closer to letting Ben in. The more Alexei learns of Ben’s loving family and supportive friends, he begins to get a taste of what found family and belonging could truly feel like. But just as Alexei starts to let go of his defenses, a sudden change in plans reawakens his fears—and Alexei must discover if he has the courage to face something even scarier than the trail less traveled: letting himself fall.
Their love was supposed to last forever. But when life delivered blow after devastating blow, Yasmen and Josiah Wade found that love alone couldn’t solve or save everything. It couldn’t save their marriage. Yasmen wasn’t prepared for how her life fell apart, but she’s finally starting to find joy again. She and Josiah have found a new rhythm, co-parenting their two kids and running a thriving business together. Yet like magnets, they’re always drawn back to each other, and now they’re beginning to wonder if they’re truly ready to let go of everything they once had. Soon, one stolen kiss leads to another—and then more. It’s hot. It’s illicit. It’s all good—until old wounds reopen. Is it too late for them to find forever? Or could they even be better, the second time around?
Hair done. Nails too. Make-up flawless. Indigo knows she looks good . . . now if she could only find someone who could see her as she saw herself: fearless, strong, sexy
Standing on the sidelines of her sister’s third baby shower, Indigo hears the whispers all around her: “Still no ring,” her cousin Tracy says. “Indigo just loves the single life,” her Aunt Maureen whispers. It doesn’t matter that she’s actually got it all—a thriving business and a terrific group of friends, plus her huge, loving-but-sometimes-a-pain, extended family.
Tired of being the only singleton in her group, she decides to approach her love life like she does everything: thoughtfully, thoroughly, and with an eye to finally finding “the one.” Basically, she’s going to get out there and begin to “unstranger” people (as her brother tells her to do). Soon her social calendar’s as busy as her shoe store, and while she’s met some wonderful men she’s yet to find her Frog Prince.