[MONTHLY RELEASES] Anticipated May releases; Romance & More!

Last week I shared an article about May releases within the Young Adult genre. Today I have an article in which I share some releases that interest me in the Romance, adult Fantasy and some other book genres.

Yet again there are quite some interesting releases in May that I’m really excited about! 

My most anticipated May releases

The Tourist Attraction by Sarah Morgenthaler
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release date: 5th

I recently received an e-arc of this book and it has me so excited to read it. It looks like my kind of romance and the Alaskan setting sounds great! I can’t wait to find out what I’ll think of it. I also really love this cover, so I definitely want to buy this book in print as well and add it to my shelves. 

The Tourist Attraction (Moose Springs, Alaska #1)When Graham Barnett named his diner The Tourist Trap, he meant it as a joke. Now he’s stuck slinging reindeer dogs to an endless string of resort visitors who couldn’t interest him less. Not even the sweet, enthusiastic tourist in the corner who blushes every time he looks her way…

Two weeks in Alaska isn’t just the top item on Zoey Caldwell’s bucket list. It’s the whole bucket. One look at the mountain town of Moose Springs and she’s smitten. But when an act of kindness brings Zoey into Graham’s world, she may just find there’s more to the man than meets the eye…and more to love in Moose Springs than just the Alaskan wilderness.

Love the one you hate by R.S. Grey
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release date: 7th

A new RS Grey book is coming our way and WOW, am I exciiiited! I love this cover so much. It’s a typical RS Grey cover and I think it’s my favorite by her so far. The book itself looks so frigging good. I love an enemies to lovers romance and Grey is amazing at writing them, so this book has me already tied up in knots in the best way possible. Can’t wait to add a print copy of this book baby to my shelves.   

Nicholas Hunt is the man I hate.

For good reason.

His opinion of me is tainted by prejudice even before my arrival at his grandmother’s estate, and my first impression of him is just as abysmal.

His arrogance and icy demeanor make it clear that he’s the type of man who’s best handled at a distance.

Fortunately, space shouldn’t be an issue inside this Gilded Age mansion and its lush gardens. If I stick with the servants and he keeps to his sailboat and vintage Porsche, we should hardly cross paths at all. Unfortunately, at Rosethorn, I find that all roads eventually lead to Nicholas Hunt.

Sparks fly as we spar at the dinner table. Fighting words are flung in the shadows of the palatial halls.

We hang suspended in our hatred of one another, painfully oblivious to the heat and tension that build with every moment we’re left alone. We’re liable to kill one another, I think…right up until my eyes land on his lips and a new feeling grips hold of me: lust.

What’s worse?

He knows it.

They say you should keep your enemies close, but when Nicholas tightens his grip on my waist and draws me near, I’m not sure if it’s out of loathing or love.

One thing’s for sure—I intend to find out.

The trouble with hating you by Sajni Patel 
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release date: 12th

Another contemporary romance that looks like it’s going to be such a fun read. When I see it being mentioned as a Laugh out Loud romcom, then it’s definitely a book I’m interested in. 

The Trouble With Hating YouA laugh-out-loud romantic comedy debut about first impressions, second chances, and finding the love of your life in the most unexpected way.

Liya Thakkar is a successful biochemical engineer, takeout enthusiast, and happily single woman. The moment she realizes her parents’ latest dinner party is a setup with the man they want her to marry, she’s out the back door in a flash. Imagine her surprise when the same guy shows up at her office a week later — the new lawyer hired to save her struggling company. What’s not surprising: he’s not too thrilled to see her either after that humiliating fiasco.

Jay Shah looks good on paper…and off. Especially if you like that whole gorgeous, charming lawyer-in-a-good-suit thing. He’s also arrogant and infuriating. As their witty office banter turns into late night chats, Liya starts to think he might be the one man who truly accepts her. But falling for each other means exposing their painful pasts. Will Liya keep running, or will she finally give love a real chance?

A secret for a secret by Helena Hunting (All in #3) 
Genre: Contemporary Romance > Sports
Release date: 12th

Helena Hunting is a contemporary romance author that I can pick up anytime. They’re always so much fun to read and I love collecting her books. I haven’t read the first book in this series, but I did buy and read the second one some months ago and really liked it. The synopsis of this third installment looks like fun as well and I can’t wait to read it!  

A Secret for a Secret (All In, #3)From New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting comes a new romance about trading secrets, breaking the rules, and playing for keeps.

My name is Ryan Kingston, and I’m a rule follower. I’ve never been in a fistfight. I always obey the speed limit. I don’t get drunk, and I definitely don’t pick up random women at bars.

Except the night I found out that my whole existence has been a lie. I got drunk. And picked up a stranger.

Her name was Queenie, and she was everything I’m not: reckless, impulsive, and chaotic. We did shots and traded secrets. And ended up naked at my place. She left me a thank-you note in the morning and her panties as a parting gift. But no way to contact her.

Six weeks later I’m sitting in the first official team meeting of the season, and there she is. I neglected to mention that I’m the goalie for Seattle’s NHL team.

And Queenie? Turns out she’s the general manager’s daughter.

The Queen’s secret: A Novel of England’s World War 2 Queen by Karen Harper 
Genre: Historical Fiction 
Release date: 19th

I don’t get around to read historical fiction as much as I want to, but my wishlist keeps steadily growing. This May release is definitely a book I want to add to my Historical Fiction wishlist. It looks so interesting! I’ve been enarmored with the English History and the monarchs of this country as well as World War 2 stories. A combination of all these elements make it look like it’s a book that I’d really enjoy!  

The Queen's Secret: A Novel of England's World War II QueenIf you love Jennifer Robson or The Crown you will love New York Times bestselling author Karen Harper’s novel about Elizabeth, The Queen Mother.

1939. As the wife of the King George VI and the mother of the future queen, Elizabeth—“the queen mother”—shows a warm, smiling face to the world. But it’s no surprise that Hitler himself calls her the “Most Dangerous Woman in Europe.” For behind that soft voice and kindly demeanor is a will of steel.

Two years earlier, George was thrust onto the throne when his brother Edward abdicated, determined to marry his divorced, American mistress Mrs. Simpson. Vowing to do whatever it takes to make her husband’s reign a success, Elizabeth endears herself to the British people, and prevents the former king and his brazen bride from ever again setting foot in Buckingham Palace.

Elizabeth holds many powerful cards, she’s also hiding damaging secrets about her past and her provenance that could prove to be her undoing.

In this riveting novel of royal secrets and intrigue, Karen Harper lifts the veil on one of the world’s most fascinating families, and how its “secret weapon” of a matriarch maneuvered her way through one of the most dangerous chapters of the century.

Hideaway by Nora Roberts
Genre: Romantic Suspense 
Release date: 26th

It’s been yeaaaars since I last read a Nora Roberts book. I stumbled upon this one by accident and it immediately took my interest. This looks like it’s a great book to pick up when I want to start reading Nora Roberts again.  

HideawayA family ranch in Big Sur country and a legacy of Hollywood royalty set the stage for Nora Roberts’ emotional new suspense novel.

Caitlyn Sullivan, a daughter of Hollywood royalty, was already a star at ten, but still loved to play hide-and-seek with her cousins at the family home in Big Sur. It was during one of those games that she disappeared.

Despite her glamorous background, Cate was a shrewd, scrappy survivor, and she managed to escape her abductors. Dillon Cooper was shocked to find the bruised and terrified girl huddled in his ranch house kitchen—but when the teenager and his family heard her story they provided refuge and comfort, reuniting her with her loved ones.

Cate’s ordeal, though, was far from over. First came the discovery of a betrayal that would send someone she’d trusted to prison. Then there were years away in Ireland, sheltered and protected but with restlessness growing in her soul. Then, finally, she returned to Los Angeles, hoping to act again and get past the trauma that had derailed her life. What she didn’t yet know was that two seeds had been planted that long-ago night—one of a great love, and one of a terrible vengeance…

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» The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang 
Sub-genre: Contemporary romance > Chick Lit
Release date: 4th

» All Adults here by Emma Straub
Sub-genre: Fiction > Family
Release date: 5th

» The Kingdom of Liars by Nick Martell
Sub-genre: Fantasy
Release date: 5th

» Someday in Paris by Olivia Lara
Sub-genre: Women’s Fiction > Chick Lit
Release date: 14th

» The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham
Sub-genre: Horror
Release date: 19th

» The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner
Sub-genre: Historical Fiction > British
Release date: 26th

» Always a Bridesmaid by Cindy Madsen
Sub-genre: Contemporary Romance
Release date: 26th

» Dream Maker by Kristen Ashley
Sub-genre: Contemporary Romance
Release date: 26th

Kristen Ashley, Cindi Madsen and Helen Hoang are authors I’m already familiar with and have enjoyed reading in the past. These upcoming releases by them look really good!

The other authors are new to me and some of them are genres I don’t read that often anymore, but which I want to read more like Horror, Historical Fiction and Literature, so these were all added to my wishlist! 

Follow up installments -

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» Stone Princess by Devney Perry
(Tin Gypsy #3)

Sub-genre: Contemporary romance 
Release date: 5th

» Sure Shot by Sarina Bowen
(Brooklyn #4)

Sub-genre: Sports Romance
Release date: 12th

» Rising by Laurelin Paige
(Slay Quartet #4)

Sub-genre: Contemporary Romance
Release date: 12th

» Loud Mouth by Avery Flynn 
(Ice Knights #3)

Sub-genre: Sports romance 
Release date: 18th

» Fight for Me by Corinne Michaels 
(Arrowood Brothers #2)

Sub-genre: Contemporary Romance 
Release date: 19th

» Until the End by Juno Rushdan 
(the Final Hour #3)

Sub-genre: Romantic Suspense
Release date: 26th

Are there any May releases you’re looking forward to? Maybe you’ve even pre-ordered some? Love to hear from you and thanks for reading!

With Love, Melissa

One Comment

  • Corina

    Great list Melissa!!!

    I have my eyes on The Tourist Attraction and Love the one you Hate as well. May has some great releases coming up. And I had the luck to read Hideaway already, it was as always a one-sitting kind of book. 😀

    Also I’m curious about the new KA book, I haven’t had much luck with her latest releases but I hope it will change and that I’ll enjoy the new one.

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