Books I'm looking forward to! (Affiliate Links)
Courtney Milan - The Devil Comes Courting (already released) Okay, so I usually feature books that aren't out yet, but this one kind of blindsided me, so I'm still looking forward to it. It's been incredibly well received and has all of that signature Courtney Milan deep dive into historical events and delicate examination of motives and emotions. The blurb: Captain Grayson Hunter knows the battle to complete the first worldwide telegraphic network will be fierce, and he intends to win it by any means necessary. When he hears about a reclusive genius who has figured out how to slash the cost of telegraphic transmissions, he vows to do whatever it takes to get the man in his employ.
Except the reclusive genius is not a man, and she’s not looking for employment.
Amelia Smith was taken in by English missionaries as a child. She’s not interested in Captain Hunter’s promises or his ambitions. But the harder he tries to convince her, the more she realizes that there is something she wants from him. She wants everything. And she’ll have to crack the frozen shell he’s made of his heart to get it.
Thien-Kim Lam Happy Endings (May 18) Thien-Kim is not just a debut novelist, but is also a sex toy educator and entrepreneur, owner of Bawdy Bookworms, a subscription box service. She's been a friend for several years and I'm really excited to read this book, which I've been hearing about for a while now... The blurb: Trixie Nguyen is determined to make her sex toy business a success, proving to her traditional Vietnamese parents that she can succeed in a nontraditional career. She's made a fresh start in Washington DC, and her first pop-up event is going well—until she runs into the ex who dumped her. With a Post-it note.
The last person Andre Walker expected to see in his soul food restaurant was the woman he left behind in New Orleans. Their chemistry is still scorching, but he's desperately trying to save his family restaurant from gentrifying developers. The solution? Partnering with his ex to turn Mama Hazel’s into a vibrator pop-up shop for hungry and horny clients.
Thanks to their steamy truce, both businesses start to sizzle and their red-hot desire soon reignites deeper feelings. But when Trixie receives an incredible career opportunity, will pride ruin their second chance at happiness?
Happy May to you! I hope it is a great month.