It’s almost September, which means we’ll get a ton of new romance books to knock our socks off! Check out this slideshow to find the ones we’re excited about here at Let’s Fox About It! You can also check out previous months’ or this month’s different genre roundups in our Lists category!
Well Met – Jen DeLuca
All’s faire in love and war for two sworn enemies who indulge in a harmless flirtation in a laugh-out-loud rom-com from debut author, Jen DeLuca.
Emily knew there would be strings attached when she relocated to the small town of Willow Creek, Maryland, for the summer to help her sister recover from an accident, but who could anticipate getting roped into volunteering for the local Renaissance Faire alongside her teenaged niece? Or that the irritating and inscrutable schoolteacher in charge of the volunteers would be so annoying that she finds it impossible to stop thinking about him?
The faire is Simon’s family legacy and from the start he makes clear he doesn’t have time for Emily’s lighthearted approach to life, her oddball Shakespeare conspiracy theories, or her endless suggestions for new acts to shake things up. Yet on the faire grounds he becomes a different person, flirting freely with Emily when she’s in her revealing wench’s costume. But is this attraction real, or just part of the characters they’re portraying?
This summer was only ever supposed to be a pit stop on the way to somewhere else for Emily, but soon she can’t seem to shake the fantasy of establishing something more with Simon, or a permanent home of her own in Willow Creek. (Goodreads)
Out September 3 from Berkley.
Work For It – Talia Hibbert
“He’s burning me down to the bone. They’ll find the scar of him on my remains.”
In this village, I’m an outcast: Griffin Everett, the scowling giant who prefers plants to people. Then I meet Keynes, a stranger from the city who’s everything I’m not: sharp-tongued, sophisticated, beautiful. Free. For a few precious moments in a dark alleyway, he’s also mine, hot and sweet under the stars… until he crushes me like dirt beneath his designer boot.
When the prettiest man I’ve ever hated shows up at my job the next day, I’m not sure if I want to strangle him or drag him into bed. Actually—I think I want both. But Keynes isn’t here for the likes of me: he makes that painfully clear. With everyone else at work, he’s all gorgeous, glittering charm—but when I get too close, he turns vicious.
And yet, I can’t stay away. Because there’s something about this ice king that sets me on fire, a secret vulnerability that makes my chest ache. I’ll do whatever it takes to sneak past his walls and see the real man again.
The last thing I expect is for that man to ruin me.
Work for It is 80,000 words of hot, angst-filled, M/M romance featuring a cynical city boy, a gruff, soft-hearted farmer, and a guaranteed happy-ever-after. No cheating, no cliff-hangers, just love. (Eventually.) (Goodreads)
Out September 3 from Nixon House.
Kneel: Stories of Lesbian Submission – Brooke Winters
Kneel features three short erotic lesbian D/s stories. In Mistress, Danielle runs into a Domme she knows from back home while she’s on holiday with friends. In Desk Job Zoe gets more than she bargained for when she disobeys her boss. And in Secretly Submissive Lily has a secret: she’s submissive and she wants her best friend Vanessa to be her Domme.
Mistress was previously published in the anthology Summer Love and Secretly Submissive was published in From Top To Bottom.
Content Warning: This is a book of erotic stories featuring women who love women. It contains graphic descriptions of sex, kink and BDSM. (Goodreads)
Out September 15
Island Fling with the Tycoon – Therese Beharrie
Could a fairy-tale wedding…
..lead to her own love story?
Sparks fly when Piper Evans meets tycoon Caleb Martin on the way to her brother’s wedding. Gorgeous but uncompromising — he’s the kind of man heartbroken Piper has sworn to stay away from. Yet when the perfect wedding turns to disaster, Piper must search for the runaway groom — with Caleb’s help! Island hopping around Greece, Piper finds herself increasingly tempted by the man whose totally off-limits… (Goodreads)
Out September 1 from Harlequin Romance.
Into the Deep – Amara Lynn
Luck has never been on Lamark’s side.
After his father’s untimely death, the new captain casts Lamark off the ship, leaving him in a dinghy in the middle of the ocean. Lamark is sure his life is over.
In a stroke of luck, Lamark encounters a merman, who saves him from drowning and brings him to a deserted island. Lamark quickly learns that on this mysterious island, not everything is as it seems, and danger lurks in every nook. This island may very well be the death of him.
Adventure, romance, and maybe some swashbuckling await Lamark, so long as he’s not too lily-livered to venture into the deep…
Into the Deep is a 45k pirate fantasy adventure novel with a heavy helping of slapstick comedy and a sweet, steamy m/m romance. (Goodreads)
Out September 19.
A Perfect Time – Lina Langley
Rio Alcázar is tired of small-time hit jobs.
Especially small-time hit jobs that send him to the ass-end of Florida when half the state’s underwater, the other half is covered in mosquitoes, and he’s on the trail of a small-time scientist whose kill fee won’t even buy a cheeseburger with 2291 inflation standards.
He’s desperate. Hard up for money. Doesn’t know what to do.
Until the biggest hit of all comes in.
A high-value contract. An under the table job. And…a priest.
What the hell.
Rio isn’t sure why the priest needs to die. But suddenly the scientist he’d meant to kill is his only ally as he hopscotches through cities and time, chasing Friar Lyons down a rabbit hole that takes Rio closer to home than he’d ever wanted to be. With his tech assets cut off by centuries and oceans, Rio’s on a countdown, at a loss, and not sure he can even pull this off. Especially when hunting Lyons through the past may change Rio in ways that could make or destroy his future…as he races both Lyons and himself to meet his mark in perfect time. (Goodreads)
Out September 30.
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