2015 Book Hankerings: Romance

Sure, we’ve all got a lot to look forward to, with the holidays so near. Presents! Cookies! New Year’s! But as vigilant bibliophiles, we’re also looking further ahead: to what great books 2015 will bring us! All this week the RT team will be presenting you with our most-wished-for titles of the new year. Today, we’re ogling 2015 romance releases!

Trust No One by Jayne Ann Krentz
(January)

Jayne Ann Krentz is a master, no matter the genre. Whether she’s writing historicals as Amanda Quick, or futuristic romances as as Jayne Castle, the book is bound to be good. Which is why we won’t be experiencing a post-holiday slump, we’ll be reading this hot romantic suspense come January 6!

Falling for Jillian by Kristen Proby
(February)

Jillian and Zach were introduced in Loving Cara, with Jillian being Cara’s intriguing BFF with a secret. We finally get her story with the close to Proby’s Love Under the Big Sky series. Zach is an Iraq War vet with an adorable preteen son (also introduced in book one), and we learn that Jillian has moved back to Montana after she’s unable to conceive, and then learns that her ex’s new wife is pregnant. We’re looking forward to returning to Proby’s small Montana town and seeing how it all shakes out!

Chase Me by Tessa Bailey
(March)

This cute contemporary romance, which borders on New Adult, has such a great meet-cute. College drop-out Roxy moves to NYC with big dreams, only to deliver singing telegrams during the holidays. Singing telegrams! And her first customer is, you guessed it, our hero: hottie lawyer Louis. Because of course. Look for this one March 17th.

I Loved a Rogue by Katharine Ashe
(March)

The finale for the Prince Catcher series will be with us in March! We’ve been intrigued by the chemistry between Eleanor and Taliesen in the last two books, and we love the refreshing concept of reading about a hero who isn’t an aristocrat for once. (Of course, we do suspect there may be a twist, since one of the sisters is fated to marry a prince.) Nevertheless, we can’t wait to find out!

The Liar by Nora Roberts
(April)

La Nora knows romantic suspense. She can combine pulse-pounding action with steamy romance to keep us up reading late into the night. Which is why we’ve got The Liar, a story of a woman wronged by her scheming dead husband, a man whose secrets won’t let her go even as she tries to move on, back in her hometown — and with a sexy new man.

It Started with a Scandal by Julie Anne Long
(April)

If, like us, you kind of wish you lived in Pennyroyal Green, then news of this release will be welcome indeed! The story has the stuff of awesomeness: He’s fighting to restore his family’s honor (on the high seas — perchance with Lyon?!). Her honor has been besmirched and she’s scraping by as a housekeeper. Wait until the charming town of Pennyroyal Green works its magic on these two.

Only a Promise by Mary Balogh
(May)

Balogh is a master of historicals, and her Survivors Club — which chronicles the stories of six men and one woman who recuperated together, healing from injuries sustained during the Napoleonic wars — is truly great. This fifth entry sees Ralph dealing with his survivor’s guilt and struggling to move on — the man needs an heir.

Ride Steady by Kristen Ashley
(July)

We love KA unconditionally, but this release in particular has a lot of our favorite tropes, specifically old high school crush, and bad boy meets good girl. We have a soft spot for when these heroines take the MC men to task. And we’re pretty sure KA won’t keep us wanting.

Hard to Let Go by Laura Kaye
(July)

Laura Kaye has quickly become a go-to read of ours when we’re jonesing for a romantic suspense, and this July release has beach read written all over it! The fourth Hard Ink title pits a prosecutor heroine against a sexy Beckett — who’s investigating the ambush that killed his friends and ended his career. They look for answers — and find passion. Wocka wocka.

Brown-Eyed Girl by Lisa Kleypas
(August)

People — it’s Joe’s story! Can you even stand the wait for Kleypas’s fourth in her Travis family series, the series that includes the wonderful Blue-Eyed Devil? No, we didn’t think so. There’s been a little hinkiness with this release date, but Kleypas recently posted this, so we hope things are going smoothly:

The Bollywood Bride by Sonali Dev
(October)

By now you know that we majorly fell head heels for Dev’s A Bollywood Affair, so it should come as no surprise that we are super excited for her follow up. Details are scant, but rest assured, we’re reading it — and we’re going to tell you all about it.

The Rogue Not Taken by Sarah MacLean
(2015)

With MacLean just wrapping her Rules of Scoundrels series, we’ve been wondering what could be next! Turns out we’ll be reading The Rogue Not Taken sometime in 2015, the first in her Scandal Scoundrel series. Trapped in a carriage together, sparks fly between Sophie and King. We. Are. In.

There ya have it! Did we name all of your picks? Have we done some serious damage to your TBR list? Sound off below! And join us all week as we preview our 2015 hankerings, across genres. Join us in our book longing, won’t you? 

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