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Peach (Color) Love

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I’m writing this the night before the predicated hard freeze for my area and am hoping that all goes well. Even if it doesn’t, we do have provisions to get us through the next few days and, as always, plenty of books to pass the time. For those experiencing any kind of scary winter weather, I sincerely hope you’re safe, warm, and have things to get through the situation.

Bookish Goods

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Hot Girl Library Sticker by CraftandModern

I am a bit ashamed in admitting that I didn’t visit my library as often as I probably should have last year. Honestly, it would have saved me quite a bit of money if I had. That said, I still strongly believe in doing so and encourage others to do so as well. It’s another bookish goal I have this year. $6

New Releases

cover of Before I Love You

Before I Love You by AJ Alexander

After Audrey goes through a bad break-up, she takes her daughter to Tyson’s Creek to start over. Her game plan is to focus on raising her daughter and forgoing another relationship. However, when Connor walks into her life, those best-laid plans go astray, especially with the matchmaking machinations of their friends and daughters. Before she knows it, she can’t think of any reason to not give love another chance.

cover of Midnight Ruin

Midnight Ruin by Katee Robert

Eurydice is finally ready to set out on her own and prove to the world she is more than the role they’ve placed her in. Her first plan? To find someone to help her get over her ex. Charon is more than willing to take on that role even if he is concerned her heart isn’t really free. Meanwhile, said ex, Orpheus, is also determined to right the wrongs he inflicted on her and convince her to give him another chance, even if it means accepting Charon as well. All three of them may need to rethink the concept of love.

For a more comprehensive list of new releases, check out our New Books newsletter.

Riot Recommendations

As promised in Monday’s send, here are some romance novels that feature peach or peach-adjacent colored covers. Again, I will admit I’m being a bit flexible in determining what this entails, but the recs are still solid ones to consider adding to your ever-growing TBR.

cover of The Perfect Seduction

The Perfect Seduction by Brenda Jackson

Megan is a college professor who has decided to try having a sex-only, no-emotions affair with Tyler, who also happens to be her first love. What she doesn’t know is that Tyler has no intention of passing up this golden opportunity of a second chance to make this a permanent relationship.

Cover of Read Between the Lines

Read Between the Lines by Rachel Lacey

Online, Rosie and Jane have struck up a flirtatious correspondence under the latter’s pen name. In reality, though, Jane is part of the property development firm that has just served Rosie and her bookstore with lease termination papers. When the truth comes out, will the relationship they started via DMs survive, or will it be over before it has a chance to really start?

Here are some spicy recs to help warm up your winter.

You can also try some of these hotel romances.

Check out this list of just a few of the anticipated romance reads headed our way this year, and mark your calendar to be prepared.

Check out the cover reveal for Afterlight’s Special Edition set for Alexandria Bellefleur’s Written in the Stars series.

And that’s all I have for y’all today. I’ll be back in your inboxes on Monday with a fresh romance related newsletter. In the meantime, you can find me over on Instagram posting under @pns_bookish_world and every now and then over on Twitter under @PScribe801. Until then, happy reading and stay hydrated and warm.