Romance to Buy in January 2020

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It’s almost 2020, 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!

A Private Affair – A.C. Arthur

 Rivals for the runways. Enemies in the industry. And for a single sinfully hot night, they’re about to indulge in the one thing they’re not allowed…each other.

A Private Affair CoverFashion executive Riley Gold knows that appearances are everything. And New Year’s Eve in Milan is no exception. If Riley’s going to have a reputation for being an “ice princess,” then she’s going to be flawless, glacier-cold perfection. Especially when Chaz Warren is here, looking too damn good, too damn sexy…and every inch the enemy.

Not only are their families fashion archrivals, but social media mogul Chaz Warren is a player—and the world knows it. But for one X-rated night, Riley will give in to the electric lust that’s always been crackling between them. All it takes is a searing kiss to turn the heat from simmering to full-on passion…

Riley thought one night with Chaz would be enough. But it’s not enough, not nearly. Now Riley and Chaz are having a private—and completely naughty—affair, and hiding the scandalizing truth from both the tabloids and their feuding families. But keeping her deliciously hot enemy close won’t just melt the ice around Riley’s heart…he could incinerate it completely. (Goodreads)Goodreads

Out January 1 from Harlequin Dare

Amazon | | Goodreads

Gifts of Spring – Shira Glassman

Gifts of Spring CoverRosamund is miserable and lonely, on the run from a foreign king and queen because she wouldn’t help them scheme against each other. A dashing knife juggler whose physical skills complement her magical prowess might be the right man to make her feel alive again.

Historical fantasy romance with a trans heroine, Jewish hero, and Bavarian setting

Originally published in “Queerly Loving vol. 1” (Goodreads) Goodreads

Out January 14

Amazon | Goodreads

Mouth to Mouth – Cara Malone

Sparks fly as a people-pleasing paramedic and a hardened ER nurse clash in the final installment of the bestselling Lakeside Hospital medical romance series.

Mouth to Mouth CoverSarah would do anything for her friends. Whether it’s dog-walking, babysitting, or even planning someone else’s wedding around her demanding paramedic shifts, the word ‘no’ isn’t part of her vocabulary. But everyone cracks under pressure eventually, and unfortunately for Sarah, her breaking point comes one day when she’s delivering a patient to the Emergency Room and finds herself the focus of the nurse’s attention, instead.

When a cute paramedic passes out in her arms, Veronica wonders whether there’s anyone left in the world who can take care of themselves. First her long-time girlfriend cheats on her, then she expects Veronica to comfort her about the betrayal, and now the paramedics are dropping like flies. She hydrates Sarah – and lectures her on not letting her friends take advantage of her – and ignores the surprising chemistry that builds between them while Veronica is at her bedside.

Even though all their Lakeside friends are coupling up, it would never work between them – Sarah’s too malleable and Veronica has an iron will. Once her mind is made up, that’s it, because if she’s wrong in the ER, people die.

That’s why she’s not swayed when her ex shows up unexpectedly to collect her things from their apartment, or even when she makes such a fool of herself that the ploy ends with an emergency call. But when Sarah is the responding paramedic and Veronica watches her give mouth to mouth to her ex, something stirs deep inside her.

Could this tender-hearted fool be the soulmate she’s been waiting for all these years? Unless Veronica can break her cardinal rule and give Sarah another chance, the chemistry building between them is doomed to remain hypothetical.

Mouth to Mouth is a standalone novel in the bestselling Lakeside Hospital series, which can be read in any order. Get ready to fall in love with the women of Lakeside one more time with this fiery romance where opposites attract and rules are made to be broken. Goodreads

Amazon

Owner of a Broken Heart – Cheris Hodges

For the three very different Richardson sisters, continuing their family’s renowned bed-and-breakfast legacy is already a formidable job. But unexpected desire will challenge them in ways they never imagined . . .
 
Owner of a Broken Heart CoverSportswriter Nina Richardson had the perfect life away from her family’s famous shadow. But a social media blowup and rejection by her boyfriend brought her back to their peaceful Charleston, South Carolina B&B to figure out what went wrong. So there’s no way she’s going to trust the crazy-hot sparks flying between her and handsome new employee Clinton Jefferson. It’s just reckless, rip-his-clothes-off, one-night-and-forget-it lust—right?

Fresh from working for the Richardsons’ biggest rival, Clinton wants to show his modernization ideas aren’t sabotage or a gimmick. Getting involved with the rebellious Nina means trouble for sure—but he can’t resist showing this stubborn, fiery woman how she should be loved. But false accusations and Nina’s returned ex shake their passion—and fragile trust—to the core.  Now between cascading obstacles and conflicting loyalties, can Clinton and Nina untangle what they really want in time? (Goodreads)Goodreads

Out January 28 from Dafina

Amazon | Indiebound | The Book Depository | Goodreads

Then, Now, Always – Mona Shroff

She needs him. But does he want her?

Then, Now, Always CoverMaya Rao has made her own dreams come true: she’s the owner of a bustling café and bakery in New York and the mother of a beautiful teenage daughter, Samantha. But when Samantha lands in legal trouble over a misdemeanor she didn’t commit, Maya is desperate. Desperate enough to call Samantha’s dad, Sam Hutcherson, whom Maya left abruptly many years ago, and who is now a successful lawyer. The problem? Sam doesn’t know he has a daughter.

Sam has put Maya firmly in his past, despite how shattered he was when she broke his heart. So he’s both dumbfounded and furious to find Maya outside his office asking for his help—with a picture of a girl who looks just like him. But as Sam reconnects with Maya, those old sparks begin to fly. Can he even picture a future with the woman who wrecked his past? (GoodreadsGoodreads

Out January 28 from HQN Books

Amazon | Indiebound | The Book Depository | Goodreads

 

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