Most Anticipated Romance 2018

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Hello beautiful people. Yes, I am actually doing a blog post. After ten thousand of years of not doing anything with my blog (aside from small things and such), I am writing a new post. Mainly because I do want to show you all my most anticipated romance releases for this year. I saw this post yesterday (x) and it made me want to write my own! 

The list will be in release day order so it's easier to compile and for you all if you are excited about any of them, you'll see when it releases!

        
        
United by their Royal Baby by Therese Beharrie // January 1st // Goodreads
Once upon a time, Queen Leyna walked away from her love, King Xavier, to rule her own kingdom. But now that their own kingdoms are under threat, they need to unite and... a heir might save their homes.

On Pointe (MacLaine Girls novella, #1) by Shelly Ellis // January 16 // Goodreads
After an awful breakup and the possibility that her dance academy might be closing down, Bina MacLaine is ready to forget all her problems. Enter Maurice Hewett, one of her old students, but he's not the goofy boy she once knew... he's all man now. 

        

Sky's the Limit by Elle Aycart // January 16 // Goodreads
Sky Gonzalez, tired of waiting for her big break in the fashion industry, decides to quit her job and go to Paris to study abroad. Sadly it's the wrong Paris. She's sent to Paris, Minnesota - where the mountain men with big unruly facial hair reign. 

Tell Me What You Need by Susan Sheehey // January 18 // Goodreads
Cora Castillo hires a male escort to create some diversion for her undercover con. She is surprise when her former high school crush comes walking through the door. 

Awaken Me by Farrah Rochon // January 24 // Goodreads
Brooklyn LeBlanc's family's handyman business is closing down and she sees it as a sign to finally pursue her dream of writing comics. But responsabilities put her in the position to take a new job at Holmes Construction as the new site coordinator. If only she could stop fantasizing about the hot plumber working there!

        

Haute Couture by Joslyn Westbrook // January 26 // Goodreads
Lauren Blake has it all. Even an annoying but good looking new driver. She has no time for love. But only if she could catch the eye of her gorgeous neighbor. Jacob Malone's life came crashing down in live television. When he takes over his grandfather's limousine business he doesn't expect Lauren Blake.

Start Here: Short Stories of First Encounters // January 27 // Goodreads
Dive into 10 short stories of first encounters, like gatecrashing a Kpop concert with an oppa in a business suit. Or taking shelter from the storm with the girl you've been meaning to forget about. There's a story for everyeone here. They're all written by Filipino authors.

The Bittersweet Bride by Vanessa Riley // January 29 // Goodreads
Theodosia, former flower seller turned estate owner, needs a husband to protect her son. It's a shocker when her first love, who she thought he was dead, answers the ad.

        

The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory // January 30 // Goodreads
Drew needs a date for his ex's wedding and when he gets stranded in an elevator with Alexa, he thinks she's the perfect candidate for a fake girlfriend...

Zero Hour by Megan Erickson // January 30 // Goodreads
The Fast and the Furious meets Mr. Robot, Megan Erickson's new series opens up with a hacker extraordinaire Roarke wanting revenge for his brother's murder. He decides to create a team of the best coders he knows. And then the girl he never allowed himself to want wants in too. 

Falling for his Convenient Queen by Therese Beharrie // February 1st // Goodreads
King Zacchaeus's plan was to marry Princess Nalini but only to make an alliance between their kingdoms. Princess Nalini wants more than that. She wants to love.

        

On the Edge of Scandal by Tamsen Parker // February 6 // Goodreads
Bronwyn is the star of the US's hockey team. When a public breakup happens between Bronwyn and her boyfriend, Ash, her coach, needs to get Bronwyn's head back in the game. And that might mean they need to spen time off the ice.

Fire On the Ice by Tamsen Parker // February 6 // Goodreads
Maisy, Canada's workhorse of the figure skating team, prefers to win on the ice instead of winning in the press. Blaze, short track speed skating's bad girl, doesn't care how she has to do it but she wants to appear on the papers. After a one night stand, both want a repeat, but their ways to get to the spotlight could ruin any development for them.

               

The Queen of Ieflaria by Effie Calvin // February 19
From Effie Calvin's Twitter: "It's about a princess who is arranged to marry a prince she's never met. But before that can happen, he dies in an accident, so she has to marry his younger sister instead. There's also magic and dragons and intrigues and self-discovery."

After the Wedding by Courtney Milan // February 20 // Goodreads
Adrian is very close to obtaining vital information he needs when he is caught in a compromising situation and is forced to marry at gunpoint. Lady Camilla doesn't expect much from life. Not even from her marriage. But she does want to make her work if it means stability. The only thing she needs to do is seduce her reluctant husband.

Savannah's Secrets by Reese Ryan // March 1 // Goodreads
Infiltrating her enemy's bourbon empire as their events manager should be easier. She wants half of the business they stole from her grandfather! If only the sexy Blake, heir to it all, wasn't so intoxicating.

            

Marriage of Incovenience by Penny Reid // March 6 // Goodreads
This billionaire heiress left her past behind, broke ties with her family and all. But Kat's past caught up to her and now she has to marry immediately. It is essential to search for someone who she can trust and someone who she can't have feelings for. She thinks Dan O'Malley, the Security Man, might be of some help. 

Curved Horizon by Taylor Brooke // March 8 // Goodreads
Secrets might be harder to share when you have your soulmate in front of you. Daisy and Chelsea need to make room for the future if they want to move forward. (*Rep: Daisy is Chinese-American and demisexual. Chelse is bisexual).


Exposed: A Romance Anthology  // March 13 // Goodreads
Hot. Naked. Guys. Reading. Ten new stories with M/F, M/M, F/F and menage pairings, all around the fact that the sexiest Top 30 Under 30 men agreed to pose naked for a charity calendar!

            
       
It's Not a Date by Heather Blackmore // March 13 // Goodreads
Kade thinks throwing herself into work will avoid searching for love. Because she thinks she hurts everyone she loves. Enter Jennifer. She meets an incognito Kade at a conference and the sparks fly. But what do you when you find out the one you want is your new boss? 

Thristy by Mia Hopkins // March 13 // Goodreads
Salvador Rosas was used to be called "Ghost", but now the only thing going for him is making craft beer and being an unwelcome tenant to gorgeous Vanessa Velasco. With a fire in her, if he touches her, he might get burned.

A Girl Like Her by Talia Hibbert // March 14 // Goodreads
Ruth Kabbah prefers to spend time drawing her web comic than going outside. Mainly because she knows people will whisper about her. She is fine. Even better, she has a new neighbor. A very handsome neighbor who likes to cook for her.


            
        
Hot Asset by Lauren Layne // May 22 // Goodreads
Ian Brady is on top of the world. He is one of the biggest names in Wall Street and one of the biggest players in Manhattan. But when his firm becomes under suspicion of insider trading, he meets one fierce SEC agent. It's a shame the only woman he can never have is the only one he really wants.

Hurts to Love You by Alisha Rai // March 27 // Goodreads
Heiress Eve knows how to keep a secret. Like her life-long crush on Gabriel Hunter. He hides behind smiles but his attraction to his friend's little sister might be harder to hide. She deserves a forever and he thinks he cannot provide that being the son of a housekeeper. But a wedding and close quarters will be making things difficult for them to be away from each other.

Her Perfect Affair by Priscilla Oliveras // March 27 // Goodreads
Rosa Fernandez is the responsible one. But one dance with Jeremy Taylor is going to change it all. 

            
        
Marry in Scandal by Anne Gracie // April 3 // Goodreads
Shy heiress Lily is no hurry to marry. But after a disaster, she's facing a scandal-forced marriage to her rescuer, Edward Galbraith, a well known rake. Even though it was a convenient marriage, she wants this to be a love match. But Galbraith has various secrets he isn't ready to share.

The Last King by Katee Robert // April 3 // Goodreads
Beckett King has just inherited all of his father's fortune... and his enemies. He needs someone he can trust on his side and the only one who he can really trust is his rival, Samara Mallick.

Syncopation by Anna Zabo // April 9 // Goodreads
After a heated argument went viral, Twisted Wishes needs a new drummer. Front man Ray didn't expect his high school crush, Zavier, to appear. But he doesn't like how out of control Ray seems to be... (*Rep: Ray is gay, Zavier is pansexual and aromantic!)
     
        
           
Pretending He's Mine by Mia Sosa // April 10 // Goodreads
Ashley has been crushing on her brother's best friend, Julian, for so long. When she needs to return home for a wedding, she has zero determination to go. But what if she returns, say.... with a successful film agent on her arm? Julian can't believe he agreed to fake date the woman he can never have.

A Match Made in Bed by Cathy Maxwell // April 17 // Goodreads
Miss Cassandra Howell has been labeled one of the three spinster heiresses. Her father wants to marry her off, but she doesn't really have any desire to do so. Until a duke captures her attention instantly. But Soren York, sworn enemy, has other plans.

The Perfect Duchess by Erica Taylor // April 17 // Goodreads
Andrew hates his annual birthday ball tradition. That is, until he spots  Lady Clara, the twin sister of the woman who left him at the altar five years ago.

        
            
Unmasked by the Marquess by Cat Sebastian // April 17 // Goodreads
From Cat Sebastian's website (x): "It’s the story of a servant who dresses as a man to impersonate her employer, realizes she doesn’t identify as a woman anymore, and accidentally falls in love with a prickly bisexual aristocrat." 

Before Daylight by Andie J. Christopher // April 17 // Goodreads
Ballerina Laura Delgado is this close to getting her dream job at the New York City Ballet. But a drunken night at her cousin's weddings ends up being life changing. She ends up with a husband. TV producer Charlie Laughlin wants it all: marriage, kids and the right woman. She wants an annulment, he wonders if he can change her mind...

Medley by Layla Reyne // April 23 // Goodreads
Sebastian Stewart is the guy to party with, to ink tattoos. Not the one you depend on. He learnt it the hard way when he lost the opportunity to win gold in the last Olympics. Jacob Burrows doesn't know what to do. The pressure is on and he needs Sebastian to help it not mess it up all.

        
            
The Bride Takes a Groom by Lisa Berne // April 24 // Goodreads
It all started years ago. But now it all continues with a simple exchange: his name for her money. Katherine is facing a battle between her parents to marry her off to nobility. She takes matters into her hands and enlists the help of Hugo Penhallow. He has never fallen in love so it'd be easier to leave the feeling behind, right? 

Strategic Seduction by Cheris Hodges // April 24 // Goodreads
No time for romance, Alicia needs to team up with wealthy Richmond on a project to have a career reboot. They can't see eye-to-eye on anything except the attraction between them.

A Duke Like No Other by Valerie Bowman // May 1 // Goodreads
General Mark is devoted to his service to the Crown, and he is so close for that most-awaited promotion he has longed for. He only needs his estranged wife to agree to return to England and play the role of happy wife so he gets the job.

        
             
Winning Her Heart by Harmony Evans // May 1 // Goodreads
Celebrity chef Micah's success keeps him happy and single. His brother thinks he needs to open a restaurant in their California hometown and that he needs to go and check out the competition. Jasmine is all in in Micah's seduction but then she finds out his new restaurant can ruin her grandmother's business.

Making Up by Lucy Parker // May 28 // Goodreads
[Synopsis not released yet] About an aerialist and a make-up artist hero. 

Too Wilde to Wed by Eloisa James // May 29 // Goodreads
"Too wild to wed." North has been labeled that after returning from the war. It's all because Miss Diana Belgrave and the scandal that happened before he went away. But he has returned as a hardened warrior and has come for who he wants the most - Diana. 

        
               
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang // June 5 // Goodreads
Stella Lane thinks math unites the universe. Coming up with algorithms for her job has given her more money than she knows what to do with it, but less experience in the dating scene. She needs practice. This is why she hires a male escort, Michael Phan. (*Rep: #ownvoices autistic rep, biracial Vietnamese rep)

What Happens in Summer by Caridad Pineiro // June 5 // Goodreads
Connie Reyes swore she would never put herself or her child in a similar position when growing up she saw her mother be a single mom. Especially not with her teenaged fling, Jonathan. But a wedding and an unexpected consequence alters all their plans...

Ayesha At Last by Uzma Jalaluddin // June 12 // Goodreads
A modern twist on the classic Pride and Prejudice, Ayesha At Last is about Ayesha Shamsi, a secular Muslim, who just wants to be a spoken word poet, but ends up being a substitute teacher instead. And is about Khalid Mirza who yearns for less complicated times that don't involve organizing singles mixers at his local mosque.

      
                         
A Taste of Pleasure by Chloe Blake // June 19 // Goodreads
Both want to focus on stability and their work. When chef Danica goes to Italy for a new beginning, she never expected single dad restaurateur Antonio to mess up her plans to not search for love. 

Wicked and the Wallflower by Sarah MacLean // June 19 // Goodreads
Devil only wants to exact revenge on his enemy. What he needs to do? Make a deal with a certain spinster wallflower, tell her he'll find a duke for her, transform said spinter wallflower into a tempress and destroy his enemy. Felicity quickly decides she wants Devil for herself.

French Quarter Kisses by Zuri Day // July 1 // Goodreads
Pierre LeBlanc is a celebrated chef, but he wants to keep his past hidden. It's rather hard when the journalist Rosalyn Arnaud is trying her hardest to uncover the spoiled playboy. 

       
        
A Gentleman Never Keeps Score by Cat Sebastian // July 15 // Goodreads
From a Cat Sebastian interview: "A Gentleman Never Keeps Score [...] is about the vicar's brother, Hartley. He's difficult and messy and I love him. His love interest is a former boxer turned pub owner. They join forces to steal an incriminating naked painting."

A Duke by Default by Alyssa Cole // July 31 // Goodreads
Tired of disappointing everyone in her life, New York City socialite Portia Hobbs decides to take an apprenticeship in Scotland with a struggling swordmaker. The only thing she is doing better? Aggravating her gruff silver fox boss...

        
        
Down with Love by Kate Meader // August 7 // Goodreads
Being a divorce lawyer, Max Henderson follows some pretty impressive rules. His brother doesn't. So this is why Max ends up being the best man at his wedding. And one wedding planner is destroying all his rules. 

Stripped by Zoey Castile // August 28 // Goodreads
The day Robyn Flores meets the love of her life happens with an exchanging-wrong-cleaner's-bag. Zac Fallon doesn't think he's the love of her life. Mainly because he thinks he doesn't have a shot at the pretty school teacher. The next time they meet he's the main act in her best friend's bachelorette party.

The Governess Game by Tessa Dare // August 28 // Goodreads
The job comes accidental. Alexandra decides to transform a pair of wild orphans into proper young ladies. And they need a loving home. Their guardian, Chase, is another topic. It's not a secret he lives by one rule: no attachments. But a stubborn governess might crumble the wall guarding his heart.  

       


The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory // September 4 // Goodreads
Nik Paterson wasn't expecting anything from a Dodgers game. She definitely didn't expect her C-list actor boyfriend proposing and the video going viral. Carlos Ibarra just wants to relax, but when he sees Nik and her disastrous proposal, he has to rescue her. They don't think they will see each other ever again, but fate has some plans for them.

Intercepted by Alexa Martin // September 4 // Goodreads
She has been hurt before by someone who plays in the league. But the new hotshot quarterback is interested in her. The teammates' wives aren't happy she's returning, in fact, they start to gossip around her and even the team's fans are hating on her! Maybe it's getting to be too much for Marlee this time.

An Unconditional Freedom by Alyssa Cole // October 30 // Goodreads
After months of abuse by the hands of the man his beloved chose to marry, Daniel agrees to join a league of undercover agents to help take down the Confederacy. It's there he meets the new recruit, Janita Sanchez, and he starts to feel something other than anger and pain. Both are paired up for an important mission but their past and their secrets might be too many, too much, to have a chance at happiness together. 

Books releasing on 2018, but don't have a release date yet:

         

Ivan by Kit Rocha // Goodreads
[Synopsis yet to be released] Romance between a princess and her bodyguard.

Harbor + Shelter by Rebekah Weatherspoon //
Book three and four in the Beards & Bondage series.

Books I've already read and I'm excited they are releasing:

        

Seduction on the Slopes by Tamsen Parker // January 16 // Goodreads
Teammates, but they always fight, Miles Palmer and Crash have a lot riding on on this Olympics. They don't need distractions, especially not each other.

Tempest by Beverly Jenkins // January 30 // Goodreads
Regan is on her way to meet her new husband. Instead of meeting him with a kiss, she shots him. Accidentaly. When Dr. Colton Lee began to exchange mail with Regan he definitely didn't expect the person in front of him. But he is certain he needs a mother for his daughter. And maybe time will bring more unexpected things in his life.

A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole // February 27 // Goodreads
Naledi doesn't have time for fairy tales. Not even spam emails that claim she is the promised bethroted of an African prince. Case of mistaken identity, Prince Thabiso is living next door and Naledi thinks he's just a pauper, not a prince. 


What A Difference a Duke Makes by Lenora Bell // March 27 // Goodreads
Edgar is one of the most wealthiest men in England. But when it comes to raising twins alone, he knows he needs help. Enter Miss Mari Perkins, governess extraordinaire. Mari has all the tools to help, but she can't help herself whenever her heart stops when Edgar looks at her. 

Do you have a Most Anticipated romance book? Tell me! Maybe I don't know about it and I need it in my life.

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