[TBR ON SUNDAY] My most anticipated 2019 releases – (paranormal) romance edition

You see them popping up everywhere; articles on 2019 book releases. Everyone’s looking forward to 2019 book releases; a book release in a favorite series, a release of a first book in a new series or maybe a new standalone from a favorite author, and so on…

There are so many books being added to my wishlist each month with all the new releases in general or the already published books I keep coming across. But there’s quite a list already as well when it comes to 2019 releases in particular, that I’m already 100% sure of, that I’ll be buying.

Recently, I showed a list of 2019 YA book releases I’m super excited about. Today, I’ll show you some of the romance books I can’t wait for to release! Happy reading!

Be the Girl by K.A. Tucker
Release date: January 21st

This is one of my favo romance/new adult authors and whenever there’s a new book coming our way by Tucker, I’m always putting in a pre-order for it – even though I still need to read a few by her but I just want to put in pre-orders for new releases by this author haha. The synopsis of this one sounds quite dramatic and it’s a high school setting so I’m really curious to see how Tucker goes about writing YA romnance, something I haven’t read by her before.

Almost sixteen-year-old Aria Jones is starting over. New postal code, new last name, new rules. But she doesn’t mind, because it means she can leave her painful regrets behind. In the bustling town of Eastmonte, she can become someone else. Someone better.
With the Hartford family living next door, it seems she will succeed. Sure, Cassie Hartford may be the epitome of social awkwardness thanks to her autism, but she also offers an innocent and sincere friendship that Aria learns to appreciate. And Cassie’s older brother, Emmett—a popular Junior A hockey player with a bright future—well … Aria wishes that friendship could lead to something more. If he didn’t already have a girlfriend, maybe it would.
But Aria soon finds herself in a dicey moral predicament that could derail her attempt at a fresh start. It is her loyalty to Cassie and her growing crush on Emmett that leads her to make a risky move, one that earns her a vindictive enemy who is determined to splinter her happy new world.

Free by Kristen Ashley (Chaos #6)
Release date: January 29th

The chaos books were my first Kristen Ashley reads and they remain my favorite. I think this author is one of the best when it comes to writing down MC Romances. I cannot wait to get my hands on a new chaos book!!!

Through good times, bad times and times of war, Cole “Rush” Allen grew up in the Chaos Motorcycle Club. Along this journey, he watched his father, Tack, and his MC brothers fight, sweat, bleed and die to steer the Club to legitimacy.

And they’ve got one more battle on their hands.

A battle they have to win.

But when Rush meets the woman who put herself right in the thick of it, he knows he has to stop at nothing to get her out.

Rebel Stapleton has lost someone she loves to murder and she’s the kind of woman who’s going to do something about it. She puts her career on the line, and her life, to bring the man who did it to justice.

That is, she does this until Rush Allen intervenes.

Chaos is at war and they’re about to face the ultimate showdown. They’ll have to negotiate skeletons from the past, enemies becoming allies, and loved ones in the line of fire on their ride to be…


The last Letter by Rebecca Yarros
Release date: February 26th

COULD I BE ANY MORE EXCITED ABOUT A BOOK RELEASE?! The anticipation to the release of this book went through the roof ages ago haha. Yarros is one of my all-time favorite authors in general and her books really ‘get’ to me every single time. This stand alone book is promising to be her best book yet which is saying something since All of her other work so far has been nothing short of a-ma-zing. This book is her own favorite written book so far so that has me even more excited knowing how much her other books mean to her. I don’t think I’m emotionally ready for this book because Rebecca always leaves me on the brink of sanity – in a good way though – when reading her books haha. I’m quite scared for this one but so so sooooo EXCITED at the same time as well! This is definitely one of The most highly anticipated 2019 releases for me, regardless of what genre I’m talking about.


If you’re reading this, well, you know the last-letter drill. You made it. I didn’t. Get off the guilt train, because I know if there was any chance you could have saved me, you would have.

I need one thing from you: get out of the army and get to Telluride.

My little sister Ella’s raising the twins alone. She’s too independent and won’t accept help easily, but she has lost our grandmother, our parents, and now me. It’s too much for anyone to endure. It’s not fair.

And here’s the kicker: there’s something else you don’t know that’s tearing her family apart. She’s going to need help.

So if I’m gone, that means I can’t be there for Ella. I can’t help them through this. But you can. So I’m begging you, as my best friend, go take care of my sister, my family.

Please don’t make her go through it alone.


Worth fighting for by Laura Kaye
Release date: March 12th

I’m always looking forward to a new Laura Kaye release and I am honored that I can call myself a member of her review team. The warrior fight club series has been such an amazing experience to read so far and I cannot wait to get my hands on new material haha. I’m still also looking forward to book#3 in the series but this novella #3,5 is definitely on my 2019 radar as well.

Getting in deep has never felt this good…

Commercial diving instructor Tara Hunter nearly lost everything in an accident that saw her medically discharged from the navy. With the help of the Warrior Fight Club, she’s fought hard to overcome her fears and get back in the water where she’s always felt most at home. At work, she’s tough, serious, and doesn’t tolerate distractions. Which is why finding her gorgeous one-night stand on her new dive team is such a problem.

Former navy deep-sea diver Jesse Anderson just can’t seem to stop making mistakes—the latest being the hot-as-hell night he’d spent with his new partner. This job is his second chance, and Jesse knows he shouldn’t mix business with pleasure. But spending every day with Tara’s smart mouth and sexy curves makes her so damn hard to resist.

Joining a wounded warrior MMA training program seems like the perfect way to blow off steam—until Jesse finds that Tara belongs too. Now they’re getting in deep and taking each other down day and night, and even though it breaks all the rules, their inescapable attraction might just be the only thing truly worth fighting for.

Talk about an embarrassing introduction. On her first day of law school, Kailyn ran – quite literally – into the actor she crushed on as a teenager, ending with him sprawled on top of her. Mortified to discover the Daxton Hughes was also a student in her class, her embarrassment over their meet-cute quickly turned into a friendship she never expected. Of course, she never saw his betrayal coming either…

Now, eight years later, Dax is in her office asking for legal advice. Despite her anger, Kailyn can’t help feeling sorry for the devastated man who just became sole guardian to his thirteen-year-old sister. But when her boss gets wind of Kailyn’s new celebrity client, there’s even more at stake than Dax’s custody issues: if she gets Dax to work at their firm, she’ll be promoted to partner.

The more time Kailyn spends with Dax and his sister, the more she starts to feel like a family, and the more she realizes the chemistry they had all those years ago is as fresh as ever. But will they be able to forgive the mistakes of the past, or will one betrayal lead to another?

The bride Test by Helen Hoang
Release date: May 7th

YES! A new Hoang book! After reading the Kiss Quotient I have such high expectations of this author now haha. I mean, tKQ was her debut book and my god; it was soooo good! It’s a Goodreads finalist so that says it all, right? 😉 I am so excited to read this upcoming release and hope it’ll live up to its expectations hihi.

Khai Diep has no feelings. Well, he feels irritation when people move his things or contentment when ledgers balance down to the penny, but not big, important emotions—like grief. And love. He thinks he’s defective. His family knows better—that his autism means he just processes emotions differently. When he steadfastly avoids relationships, his mother takes matters into her own hands and returns to Vietnam to find him the perfect bride.

As a mixed-race girl living in the slums of Ho Chi Minh City, Esme Tran has always felt out of place. When the opportunity arises to come to America and meet a potential husband, she can’t turn it down, thinking this could be the break her family needs. Seducing Khai, however, doesn’t go as planned. Esme’s lessons in love seem to be working…but only on herself. She’s hopelessly smitten with a man who’s convinced he can never return her affection.

With Esme’s time in the United States dwindling, Khai is forced to understand he’s been wrong all along. And there’s more than one way to love.

Dirty Charmer by Emma Chase
Release date: May 14th

I’ve been wanting to read Emma Chase for aaaages now but haven’t gotten around to do it yet. What better way to start when there’s a book coming out about bodyguards? That sounds so frigging awesome! This one is definitely high upon my wishlist when it comes to 2019 romance releases! Have you ever read something written by this author? Love to hear what you thought of her work.

Abigail Haddock is stunning, sensible, and some would say…stuffy. But it’s not really her fault. She was raised in one of Wessco’s oldest, most affluent, aristocratic families—“stuffy” is their middle name. So is successful. Abby’s working overtime to distinguish herself as a top-notch physician, just as her family legacy demands.

She doesn’t have time for nonsense.

Tommy Sullivan’s all about nonsense.

Sure, he’s an elite bodyguard with lethal skills and co-owner of the renowned, S&S Securities Firm—protector of the wealthy and titled. But he’s also rowdy, fun and thoroughly irresistible.

Tommy knows how to have a good time, and he’s never seen someone more in need of a good time than Abby. The lass needs long, wet, filthy kisses—STAT—and he’s just the man for the job.

It doesn’t take long for a wildly sexy, sinfully satisfying, no-strings attached arrangement to turn into something more. Something sweet and addictive and real. But Tommy and Abby are too royally stubborn to admit it.

Opposites attract, everyone knows that. But can they last—can they love…for forever?

Slay by Laurelin Paige
Release date: June 4th

I’ve been a huge fan of this author for years, ever since reading her Fixed trilogy. I still need to read some of her work though, but I’ll get to that eventually haha. I am so excited to finally meet up with her when she’ll attend the RARE event in London in Sept. ’19. Slay is the first book in a new trilogy that’s set in the Fixed universe, and I am so frigging excited about it!

New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author, Laurelin Paige, delivers a darker, edgier trilogy set in the Fixed Universe.

Meet the man who slayed the dragon.

Three years after her partner in crime fell in love and abandoned their scheming games, Celia Werner is summoned to the office of Edward Fasbender, the most wealthy media mogul on the European continent. She agrees to meet with him, assuming he wants to hire her to decorate his offices.

Instead, he has an intriguing proposition for her.

Series can be read and enjoyed without reading any other books in the Fixed Universe.

Storm and Fury by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Release date: June 11th

This is the 4th installment in the Dark Elements series. A book that a lot of fans have been waiting for. Always hoping we’d get more about Zayne. And now the waiting has begun. I am sooo excited to read more about him and I always love Jen’s romances so the expectations are high for this one haha!

Eighteen-year-old Trinity Marrow may be going blind, but she can see and communicate with ghosts and spirits. Her unique gift is part of a secret so dangerous that she’s been in hiding for years in an isolated compound fiercely guarded by Wardens—gargoyle shape-shifters who protect humankind from demons. If the demons discover the truth about Trinity, they’ll devour her, flesh and bone, to enhance their own powers.

When Wardens from another clan arrive with disturbing reports that something out there is killing both demons and Wardens, Trinity’s safe world implodes. Not the least because one of the outsiders is the most annoying and fascinating person she’s ever met. Zayne has secrets of his own that will upend her world yet again—but working together becomes imperative once demons breach the compound and Trinity’s secret comes to light. To save her family and maybe the world, she’ll have to put her trust in Zayne. But all bets are off as a supernatural war is unleashed…

The friend Zone by Abby Jimenez
Release date: July 9th

This is a book, when reading the synopsis, I want to pick up immediately. It’s so frustrating knowing that I have to wait until July 2019 to get my hands on it haha. It looks like it’s going to be an emotional read but that it’s going to be a very very veryyyy beautiful and good romance. I’m not familiar with this author but I can’t wait to get acquainted with her work.

Kristen Petersen doesn’t do drama, will fight to the death for her friends, and has no room in her life for guys who just don’t get her. She’s also keeping a big secret: facing a medically necessary procedure that will make it impossible for her to have children.

Planning her best friend’s wedding is bittersweet for Kristen–especially when she meets the best man, Josh Copeland. He’s funny, sexy, never offended by her mile-wide streak of sarcasm, and always one chicken enchilada ahead of her hangry. Even her dog, Stuntman Mike, adores him. The only catch: Josh wants a big family someday. Kristen knows he’d be better off with someone else, but as their attraction grows, it’s harder and harder to keep him at arm’s length.

The Friend Zone will have you laughing one moment and grabbing for tissues the next as it tackles the realities of infertility and loss with wit, heart, and a lot of sass.

The wedding party by Jasmine Guillory
Release date: July 16th

This haters-to-lovers romance looks like such an awesome read and it’s definitely one I want to read for sure in 2019. This is the author who wrote the Proposal which I haven’t read yet but I’m really excited about reading too. It’s a perfect release for July I think. A perfect book to read during the summer Holiday.

Maddie and Theo have two things in common:

1. Alexa is their best friend
2. They hate each other

After an “oops, we made a mistake” night together, neither one can stop thinking about the other. With Alexa’s wedding rapidly approaching, Maddie and Theo both share bridal party responsibilities that require more interaction with each other than they’re comfortable with. Underneath the sharp barbs they toss at each other is a simmering attraction that won’t fade. It builds until they find themselves sneaking off together to release some tension when Alexa isn’t looking, agreeing they would end it once the wedding is over. When it’s suddenly pushed up and they only have a few months left of secret rendezvouses, they find themselves regretting that the end is near. Two people this different can’t possibly have a connection other than the purely physical, right?

But as with any engagement with a nemesis, there are unspoken rules that must be abided by. First and foremost, don’t fall in love.

Pride & Dad Jokes by Penny Reid
Release date: July 29th

There isn’t even a synopsis on this book but the title alone and knowing I’ve loved Penny Reid’s work in the past, has me excited for this release. This is a pride and prejudice reimagining so that has me even more excited haha. But yeah… This is definitely one I want to remember in 2019 and look forward to.

Say you still love me by K.A. Tucker
Release date: August 6th

K.A. Tucker was my introduction to the New Adult genre and I haven’t come across a book by her ever since that I didn’t end up falling in love with. I’m Always excited about a new release by this author so this one is definitely on my highly anticipated releases list for this year!

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor say you still love me k.a. tuckerLife is a mixed bag for Piper Calloway.

On the one hand, she’s a twenty-nine-year-old VP at her dad’s multibillion-dollar real estate development firm, and living the high single life with her two best friends in a swanky downtown penthouse. On the other hand, she’s considered a pair of sexy legs in a male-dominated world and constantly has to prove her worth. Plus, she’s stuck seeing her narcissistic ex-fiancé—a fellow VP—on the other side of her glass office wall every day.

Things get exponentially more complicated for Piper when she runs into Kyle Miller—the handsome new security guard at Calloway Group Industries, and coincidentally the first love of her life.

The guy she hasn’t seen or heard from since they were summer camp counselors together. The guy from the wrong side of the tracks. The guy who apparently doesn’t even remember her name.

Piper may be a high-powered businesswoman now, but she soon realizes that her schoolgirl crush is not only alive but stronger than ever, and crippling her concentration. What’s more, despite Kyle’s distant attitude, she’s convinced their reunion isn’t at all coincidental, and that his feelings for her still run deep. And she’s determined to make him admit to them, no matter the consequences.

Handle with Care by Helena Hunting
Release date: August 27th

There isn’t a synopsis yet, and I also haven’t read the first book, Shacking up… But I just KNOW that I need to have this book in my life haha. Helena is an auto-buy author and I already can’t wait to add new books to my collection. Shacking Up, the first one, is on my tbr and I hope to get around to read it soon and then I can look forward to this release!

Archangel’s War by Nalini Singh 
Release date: September 24th

When Nalini announced this book some weeks ago, I was over the moon happy. This is a book I’ve been aching to get my hands on ever since finishing the last book in the series, Archangel’s Prophecy. There’s SO much unanswered… There’s so much I look forward to reading about and September really can’t come soon enough. This is hands down, my most favorite paranormal romance series and I can’t recommend these books enough!

Return to New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh’s darkly passionate Guild Hunter world, where human-turned-angel Elena Deveraux, consort to Archangel Raphael, faces a new challenge that threatens the balance of the world.
The world of the archangels, guild hunters, and humans is thrust into peril by a new emerging threat. Elena Deveraux and her archangel Raphael are irrevocably changed, but how their changes affect the world around them is yet to be determined…

I haven’t come across any books in October/November/December in the romance genre that has my immediate attention yet. There are some books in series, like a new Lords of the Underworld book, that I want to read someday. But I have to get back on track with the series first haha.
I’m sure that when it’s September, I’ll be able to add some new romance books to my wish lists that’ll release in Oct-Dec but for now, I’ll leave it at this.

What romance (or other) book releases are you looking forward to in 2019?


  • Jamie Lee Zonneveld

    The Last Letter (duh!) and Storm and Fury (also duh!). Also all the new Misadventures books!!! The last installment from the Blood Bond saga by Helen Hardt, I need to know how, what, why but also I don’t know if I can handle the end😅. No Longer Lost by Angel Payne and Victoria Blue. If I only Knew by Corinne Micheals. Meet Cute by Helena Hunting. Nee heb je by Charlotte de Monchy. Frost and Flame by Gena Showalter.

    The Evil Queen by Gena Showalter
    Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly
    A Curse so dark and Lonely
    Shadowscent by PM Freestone
    The Beast’s Heart by Leifa Shallcross

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