Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Read an #Excerpt from Best Served Hot by Amanda Elliot

Amanda Elliot returns this spring with a captivating rivals-to-lovers romantic comedy featuring a steamy work-place romance that foodie readers will devour. BEST SERVED HOT follows two opposing restaurant critics who are forced to partner up to help their budding careers. Grab your copy today!

About the Book

Best Served Hot
by Amanda Elliot

Format: 352 pages, Paperback
Published: February 21, 2023 by Berkley
ISBN: 9780593335734 
By day, Julie Zimmerman works as an executive assistant. After hours, she’s @JulieZeeEatsNYC, a social media restaurant reviewer with over fifty thousand followers. As much as she loves her self-employed side gig, what Julie really wants is to be a critic at a major newspaper, like the New York Scroll. The only thing worse than the Scroll’s rejection of her application is the fact that smarmy, social-media-averse society boy Bennett Richard Macalester Wright snagged her dream job.

While at the Central Park Food Festival, Julie confronts the annoyingly handsome Bennett about his outdated opinions on social media and posts the resulting video footage. Julie's follower count soars—and so does the Scroll’s. Julie and Bennett grudgingly agree to partner up for a few reviews to further their buzz. Online buzz, obviously.

Over tapas, burgers, and more, Julie and Bennett connect over their shared love of food. But when the competitive fire between them turns extra spicy, they'll have to decide how much heat their relationship can take.

Monday, February 27, 2023

#Spotlight on Artfully Yours by Joanna Lowell

Sparks fly, and tension grows when a prestigious art critic and lady forger cross paths in this enthralling Victorian historical romance for fans of Sarah MacLean and Julia Quinn. From award-winning author Joanna Lowell comes ARTFULLY YOURS, an epic romance that will leave you breathless and yearning for a time of the past…Grab your copy today

About the Book

Artfully Yours
by Joanna Lowell

Format: 336 pages, Paperback
Published: February 21, 2023 by Berkley
ISBN: 9780593198322
Nina Finch isn’t suited for a life of crime. Raised by her art-forger brother, she can paint like Botticelli. But she’d so much rather be baking gooseberry tarts. She finally has the money she needs to open her own bakery. Unfortunately, her brother’s carelessness lands her—and their forgeries—directly under the nose of London’s most discerning art critic, Alan De’Ath. De’Ath knows the paintings are fake. He doesn’t know that Nina had a hand in their creation. In fact, he offers her a job in his household. Accepting it is the most dangerous thing she has ever done….

Alan takes pride in seeing things other people miss. He plans to catch the forger and cement his reputation. There’s only one problem: the closer he gets to the beguiling woman he hired, the less he trusts his perspective. Nina isn’t what she seems. But despite their false start, she just might hold the real key to his heart.

As Nina and Alan’s attraction grows, divided loyalties threaten to pull them apart and shatter their worlds. They’ll lose everything, or discover how powerful true love can be….

Monday, February 20, 2023

Read an #Excerpt from Dog Days Forever by Shannon Richard

With DOG DAYS FOREVER Shannon Richard delivers a heartfelt, romantic novel inspired by Sweet Home Alabama, perfect for fans of Jill Shalvis, Kristan Higgins, and Susan Mallery, in which a young woman who only fosters dogs discovers an abandoned puppy and finally starts to open herself up to love again. Grab your copy on February 28th or preorder today!

About the Book

Dog Days Forever
by Shannon Richard
Format:384 pages, Paperback
Expected publication: February 28, 2023 by Avon US
ISBN: 9780063235618 
Once inseparable as children and romantically entwined as young adults, Caroline Buchanan and Maximillian Abbot are now virtual strangers. It might be Caro’s fault—considering she abruptly ended their engagement—but she had good reasons. After their devastating breakup, she stayed in North Carolina, building a quiet, cozy life, while Max went to New York City. In the fourteen years since, Caro has experienced more than her share of heartache and loss. She rarely lets anyone in, not even the steady stream of rescue dogs she fosters.

When Max returns to town for the summer at the behest of his grandmother, Caro must finally face their past because she keeps running into Max, and old feelings come rushing back. Shortly after Max arrives, Caro finds a puppy, alone and shivering in a thunderstorm. She takes the dog in, planning to find her the perfect new family. But at a time when her life is in turmoil, this new furry friend—who she names Frankie—unexpectedly becomes her anchor.

As she opens her heart to the sweet, cuddly canine, Caro begins to wonder if she could love Max again, too. Max and Frankie feel like home and she can’t bear to say goodbye to either of them. But secrets, both old and new, are still lingering and Max hasn’t completely forgiven her for breaking his heart all those years ago. Will this be a summer of second chances or are they bound to make the same mistakes twice

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Read an #Excerpt from End of Story by Kylie Scott + #Giveaway

Beloved romance author Kylie Scott’s rom-com debut, END OF STORY (Graydon House; Trade Paperback; February 14, 2022) starts off with a bang, and it only gets better from there. Susie and Lars seem like an impossible match, but as they work together to unravel the mystery of the divorce decree, readers will start to wonder whether some relationships really are determined by fate. Available Now

About the Book

End of Story
End of Story #1 
by Kylie Scott
Format: 320 pages, Paperback
Published: February 14, 2023 by Graydon House
ISBN: 9781525804793
New York Times bestselling sensation Kylie Scott’s sexy, smart and unconventional opposites-attract love story looks at what happens when fate refuses to give up on what’s meant to be…

When Susie Bowen inherits a charming fixer-upper from her aunt, she’s excited to start living her best HGTV life. But when she opens the door to find that her contractor is none other than her ex’s best friend, Lars—the same man who witnessed their humiliating public breakup six months ago—she isn’t exactly eager to have anyone around whose alliance is with the enemy. But beggars can’t be choosers, and the sooner the repairs are done, the sooner she can get back to embracing singledom.

Things go from awkward to unbelievable when Lars discovers a divorce certificate hidden in a wall and dated ten years in the future—with both their names on it. It couldn’t possibly be real…could it? As Susie and Lars work to unravel the document’s origins, the impossibility of a spark between them suddenly doesn’t seem so far-fetched. But would a relationship between them be doomed before it’s even begun?

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

#Giveaway of Ruby Spencer's Whisky Year by Rochelle Bilow

This Valentine’s Day, Berkley debut author Rochelle Bilow transports readers to the charming and idyllic Scottish Highlands and delivers a delectable romantic comedy that fans of Diana Gabaldon and KC Dyer will devour. RUBY SPENCER’S WHISKY YEAR is available now!

About the Book

Ruby Spencer's Whisky Year
by Rochelle Bilow
Format: 368 pages, Paperback
Published: February 14, 2023 by Berkley Books
ISBN: 9780593547885
When a thirty-something American food writer moves to a Scottish village for one year to fulfill her dream of writing a cookbook she finds more than inspiration--she meets a handsome Scotsman she can't resist.

Ruby Spencer is spending one year living in a small cottage in a tiny town in the Scottish Highlands for three reasons: to write a bestselling cookbook, to drink a barrelful of whisky, and to figure out what comes next. It's hard to know what to expect after an impulse decision based on a map of Scotland in her Manhattan apartment--but she knows it's high time she had an adventure.

The moment she sets foot in Thistlecross, the verdant scenery, cozy cottages, and struggling local pub steal her heart. Between designing pop-up suppers and conversing with the colorful locals, Ruby starts to see a future that stretches beyond her year of adventure. It doesn't hurt that Brochan, the ruggedly handsome local handyman, keeps coming around to repair things at her cottage. Though Ruby swore off men, she can't help fantasizing what a roll in the barley might be like with the bearded Scot.

As Ruby grows closer to Brochan and the tightly held traditions of the charming village, she discovers secret plans to turn her beloved pub into an American chain restaurant. Faced with an impossible choice, Ruby must decide between love, loyalty, and the Highlands way of life.