Fall in Love with These June Romances

Posted by Sharon on June 1, 2020
Some people love books. Some people fall in love. And some people fall in love with books about falling in love. Every month our team sorts through the new romance books and sees how early readers are responding. We use this information to curate a list of soon-to-be-beloved favorites.
 
New in June: A busy lawyer dates a junior senator as the paparazzi swarm. Two young men find love en route to a fandom convention. And scandal erupts in the world of Olympic gymnastics. Also: A shapeshifting dragon, a well-meaning father meddles with his daughter's love life, public humiliation leads to love, and the final chapter of the Bareknuckle Bastards series
 
Add what catches your fancy to your Want to Read shelf and let us know what you're reading and recommending in the comments.


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Dani Brown has a recipe for success: Work comes first, with just enough romance to take the edge off. Her ideal scenario is a friends-with-benefits arrangement—and no other baggage. So naturally, brooding security guard Zafir Ansari has to come along and ruin the whole plan. Complicating matters: An extremely random video has rendered them semi-famous. Can Dani's recipe hold up under these conditions? Oh, it's a trip, all right.

Release date: June 23


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Starting a new law firm in L.A. is a full-time job and Olivia Monroe has no time for fripperies like love. Especially if it involves a junior senator who brings a world of complications from the political realm. When dating entails dodging the press, it kills the mood. But the thing is, he sent a cake. And it was a really good cake. Like, really really good.

Release date: June 23


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Author Sara Desai specializes in sexy romantic comedies with a multicultural twist, and her latest has a particularly twisty twist. Layla Patel has returned to San Francisco to help with her family's upscale restaurant. Their new upstairs tenant is a handsome CEO. And Layla's dad is trying to fix her up using online dating services he can barely navigate. How's all that going to work?

Release date: June 9


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Author Sarah MacLean has been called the queen of historical romance. Daring and the Duke is the third and final installment of the Bareknuckle Bastards series, this month's winner of the informal Sustained Excellence in Series Naming competition. Grace Condry, queen of the London underground, has never met a man she couldn't best—until the startling return of Ewan, Duke of Marwick, the only man she ever truly loved.

Read our exclusive interview with MacLean.

Release date: June 30


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The high-pressure world of Olympic gymnastics provides the backdrop for this latest story from Hannah Orenstein (Love at First Like). After a disastrous performance ends her athletic career, gymnast Avery Abrams returns to her Massachusetts hometown for a coaching job. Sparks fly with fellow coach Ryan just as Avery's past makes one more break for the present and a massive scandal rocks the world of professional gymnastics.

Release date: June 23


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A love story for gamers, Crushing It finds role-playing game designer Sierra Reid at a public diary slam, reading from her college journal about former crush Tristan Spencer. Then the emcee says: "Next up, Tristan Spencer…" Oopsie. Author Lorelei Parker suggests there are plenty of parallels between life and gaming. First and foremost: The only winning strategy is to start playing by heart.

Release date: June 30


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This second installment in the fantasy romance series Fallen Empire follows the intertwined fates of two courageous souls. The free trader Halani is born with the gift of Earth magic, outlawed in the oppressive Krael Empire. Malachus is a draga, a shapeshifting dragon, one of the few remaining in the land. The Empire’s cruel empress is looking for a draga of her own, to capture and kill. That’s going to be an issue.

Release date: June 9


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Conrad Stewart and Alden Roth are on opposite sides of the biggest rivalry in fandom. En route to the biggest convention of their lives, the two young men find themselves on an unexpected road trip together. How far is the leap, really, between rivalry and romance? Not far, it turns out. With Conventionally Yours, author Annabeth Albert returns to her specialty of funny, sexy, and emotionally complex romance novels.

Release date: June 2


Which new releases are you looking forward to reading? Let's talk books in the comments!

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message 1: by Kate Grand {A Grand Romance} (last edited Jun 06, 2020 01:00PM) (new)


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Mary Ennis Very excited for Take a Hint Dani Brown!


kittykat (Jo Tortitude) Nicole wrote: "I had my first outbreak of Herpes virus nearly 4 years ago. Of all the horridness, the pain and itching were unbearable. I literally freaked out as my general physician said that it had no cure. Th..."

I'm really sorry to hear of your medical problems 'Nicole' it sounds horrible... however, do you read anything else other than books about Herpes or has it traumatised you that much?

Also, did you 'catch' it from someone through a sexual encounter? Is that why you have posted your 'info' in a thread about romance books? Is it a warning that we may get it too if we read these books??? Because, and I'm no doctor, I'm pretty sure it doesn't work like that.


Kate Grand {A Grand Romance} kittykat wrote: "Nicole wrote: "I had my first outbreak of Herpes virus nearly 4 years ago. Of all the horridness, the pain and itching were unbearable. I literally freaked out as my general physician said that it ..."

Wow. Someone...maybe Nicole Schram or someone who really really hates Nicole...wants people to think she's got genital herpes. Yikes.


kittykat (Jo Tortitude) Kate Grand {A Grand Romance} wrote: "Wow. Someone...maybe Nicole Schram or someone who really really hates Nicole...wants people to think she's got genital herpes. Yikes. "

🤣🤣🤣


Kate Grand {A Grand Romance} kittykat wrote: "Kate Grand {A Grand Romance} wrote: "Wow. Someone...maybe Nicole Schram or someone who really really hates Nicole...wants people to think she's got genital herpes. Yikes. "

🤣🤣🤣"


Goodreads delivers the laughs. :D


kittykat (Jo Tortitude) Jasmine wrote: "I AM SO VERY HAPPY TODAY!!! That is why am giving this big thanks to Dr. sikies for curing me from HERPES. I have been suffering from HERPES for the past six (6)years and i tried everything possibl..."

And now i'ts 'Jasmine' who has this problem... LOL. Dontcha just love the spammers!


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