90 Romance Novels Releasing In The Second Half of 2020

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Happy Tuesday, friends! 

I hope you're all doing well. Today's Top Ten Tuesday prompt asks us about our most anticipated reads releasing in the second half of the year. I thought it would be the perfect time to post my biannual massive romance list. I always have fun putting these posts together and you guys seem to like them too. 😊Note that this list only consists of traditionally published titles and is not comprehensive. There are also a whole bunch of self-published titles releasing but I couldn't find a good listing of them anywhere. I hope you guys find some romance novels to add to your TBRs. Otherwise, let's just gaze at all prettiness!

Finding Joy by Adriana Herrera

Monday, June 29, 2020


by Adriana Herrera
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Self-Published
Publication Date: June 22nd 2020
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★1/2
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷

Not to sound cheesy, but I found Finding Joy to be one of the most joyous books I've read this year. I've read Adriana Herrera before, so I knew I would adore this book. It's the kind of book that will leave you with a good dose of serotonin flowing through your bloodstream. If you're a romance reader, you absolutely need to meet Desta and Elias and go on the best romantic adventure as they steal your heart.

Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag 2020

Friday, June 26, 2020

Happy Friday, friends!

I hope you're having a lovely week so far. I'm looking forward to the weekend!
Can you guys believe we're halfway through the year? 2020 has been the worst so I'm not complaining about how fast it is going. Hopefully, the second half of the year will be much better for all of us, but who knows. Anyways, I saw this tag on a couple of blogs and I thought it would be the perfect way to showcase some of my highlights of the year so far. I'm not sure who created the tag, but if you guys know, please let me know so I can credit them appropriately. I always find these sorts of tag very difficult, but I still had fun putting it together.

Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

Wednesday, June 24, 2020


by Talia Hibbert
Series: The Brown Sisters #2
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: June 23rd 2020
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷✷

Are you guys ready to meet my favorite book of the year? Yes, you heard it. I know there's still a half a year left to go but Take a Hint, Dani Brown is my favorite romantic book this year. I discovered the magic of Talia Hibbert last year and it's been one magical ride with her books. She's an author who makes me swoon and smile and I'm left feeling so enchanted by her characters that I want to carry them in my pocket! After what a hit Get at a Life, Chloe Brown was I knew I was going to love Dani's story too, but oh my goodness. This book left my heart squeezing in happiness and reminded me why romance will always be my favorite genre.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

40-Love by Olivia Dade

Monday, June 22, 2020


by Olivia Dade
Series: There's Something About Marysburg #2
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Self-Published
Publication Date: June 18th 2020
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★1/2
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷1/2

I recall telling some friends the other day that Olivia Dade's writing is like a warm cozy blanket on a cold rainy day. Her stories are beyond lovely and she has this way of making me not realize how much time has passed while I'm reading her books. Not only are her slew of new covers absolutely stunning - hello, I could stare at these covers forever - but her stories are equally charming. 40-Love is one of the best romance books I've read and I hope you will all give this fat and fabulous heroine and her younger cinnamon roll of a tennis player love interest a chance. You will not regret it!

The Player Next Door by K.A Tucker

Thursday, June 18, 2020


by K.A Tucker
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Self-Published
Publication Date: June 16th 2020
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷

I made a mistake going into The Player Next Door expecting it to be just like K.A Tucker's other reads. This book reads differently from the author's previous titles as it's lighter in tone. While I initially struggled to mesh with this book, I ended up enjoying it towards the end.

What I Like About Me by Jenna Guillaume

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

by Jenna Guillaume
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, YA
Publisher: Peach Tree Publishing
Publication Date: April 1st 2020
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷

I picked up What I Like About Me at ALAMW because Jenna Guillaume is an Australian author. I've only had good luck with Australian authors so I went into the book with high hopes. Thankfully, What I Like About Me was not an exception. It ended up being witty, funny, and extra swoon-worthy book!

Top Ten Tuesday (19): Reading This Summer

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

The Art of Theft by Sherry Thomas

Monday, June 15, 2020


by Sherry Thomas
Series: Lady Sherlock #4
Genres: Historical, Mystery, Adult
Publisher: Berkley Books
Publication Date: October 15th 2019
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷

*This review contains no spoilers for the previous books*

I've had this book for what feels like forever! I'm surprised I waited this long to read The Art of Theft after how much I loved the first three Lady Sherlock books. I believe I called them my "My Brand New Obsession". With the 5th book coming out later this year, I decided it was finally time I took a plunge back into Charlotte Holmes' and her team's lives again. When I say this series is brilliant, I truly do mean it!

Captain Heartbreaker by Brighton Walsh

Thursday, June 11, 2020


by Brighton Walsh
Series: Havenbrook #3
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Self-Published
Publication Date: June 1st 2020
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷

Hudson and MacKenna for life! I consider Brighton Walsh a favorite author and she has yet to disappoint me. Captain Heartbreaker was a sexy second chance romance that had me swooning and it was a great installment to the Havenbrook series.

Shortly before Hudson enlisted in the army and left Havenbrook, he and his best friend, MacKenna have a hot and heavy relationship. Ten years later, Hudson is back in his hometown ready to win over the girl that he never stopped loving. Umm you guys, I'm gonna act all drooly over Hudson because holy hotness! The man had a way with words and certainly knew how to woo a woman. When I tell you his dirty mouth left me flustered, I do mean furiously flushing red flustered. He was super hot! He wasn't just attractive because of the things he said, but he had this softer side to him. It took him a while but he realizes that his reasons for enlisting weren't anything to do with his passion, but more to do with following his in his father's footsteps. He struggles with these conflicting feelings throughout the book and they are further complicated by the fact that he does not want to leave MacKenna for a second time.

MacKenna was a girl after my own heart. She was full of sass and fire, but also a little lost in life. She struggled with her self-worth, especially because she hasn't had a stable career nor did she know what she wanted out of life. A lot of it stemmed from the pressure she felt growing up from her father, and part of it was also because she didn't see where her true talents lay. I felt for Mac and I wanted her to see what a smart and wonderful person she was. She really grows into her character throughout Captain Heartbreaker and I was super proud of her.

Hudson and MacKenna's chemistry was so fiery. 10 years may have passed before these two reunited but the passion and tension had only ignited further. They were very hot together! Not only did they have some seriously steamy sexy times, but their emotional tie to each other was palpable in every scene. You could tell that these two just clicked together like a lock and a key because they were terrific together in every way. They obviously had to work through their individual challenges as well as the challenges they faced as a couple. I think every aspect of their relationship was handled very well.

Captain Heartbreaker was the kind of romance book that let me disappear from the real world for a few hours and left me feeling very warm and fuzzy. If you're looking for some low-on-the-drama, sexy, and swoony small-town romance series, I will certainly push you towards the Havenbrook books.

Do you enjoy small-town romances?
Let me know in the comments below!

Waiting on Wednesday (17): Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday (18): Books On My To-Read Shelf I Desperately Need To Read

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

The Perfect Escape by Suzanne Park & Four Days of You and Me by Miranda Kenneally

Monday, June 8, 2020

Happy Monday, friends! 

I hope you're all doing well and are keeping safe and healthy. I'm sharing mini-reviews for two recent YA books that I read. One is from a debut author and one is from an author I've read before. Check out my thoughts below!

Waiting on Wednesday (16): Finding Joy & Here to Stay by Adriana Herrera

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Marrying His Runaway Heiress by Therese Beharrie

Tuesday, June 2, 2020


by Therese Beharrie
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication Date: June 1st 2020
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷✷

You know those books that just draw you in from the very first page? You tell yourself you're only going to read one more chapter and the next thing you know you're clutching your Kindle to your chest while squeeing in happiness over the epilogue! Marrying His Runaway Heiress was that book for me.

May 2020 Recap & June TBR

Monday, June 1, 2020