I’m barely getting my Top 5 list in before the end of the month….again. Now that I’m looking, oh boy are there a lot of great books coming out next month. My choices fall into several genres and you may find a new book that may not have been on your radar! Here are my Top 5 most anticipated book releases for next month.
#5 BOOK RELEASE
I haven’t read a Karina Halle book recently but from what I remember she writes fun and angsty romance novels. A perfect read to end my summer. This book looks cute!
An ordinary summer goes royally awry when a prince and princess move next door, bringing their handsome bodyguard with them, from New York Times bestselling author Karina Halle.
Piper Evans: elementary school teacher by day–avid romance reader and anonymous podcaster by night. She has a quiet, reclusive life, taking care of her mother, who lives with mental illness, avoiding her regrettable ex, who bartends in town, and trying to make inroads in the tight-knit island community that still sees her, five years in, as an outsider.
And she’s happy with how things are–really–until British royals rent the property next to hers and their brooding bodyguard decides she’s a security threat. Piper quickly realizes that one person’s fairy tale is an ordinary woman’s nightmare as a media frenzy takes over the island and each run-in with Harrison Cole is hotter and more confusing than the last. But beneath Harrison’s no-nonsense exterior lies a soft heart, one that could tempt a woman who’s sworn off attachments into believing in white knights.
But when Piper finds herself smack in the middle of a royal scandal that rocks the island she’ll need more than Harrison’s strong arms to shield her–she’ll have to do a little rescuing herself. With careers, hearts, and friendships on the line, Piper and Harrison will have to decide what they’re willing to give up for a chance at their own happily ever after.
Click this link to purchase! The Royals Next Door
#4 BOOK RELEASE
I love a good romantic fantasy novel and boy this cover sure drew me in. Despite this being book 2 the publisher assures us this is a stand alone novel and one that I’m not going to wait to read. The plot looks as wonderful as that cover promises!
She knew her hand in marriage would be sold. She had no idea a fae prince was the buyer.
Katria swore she’d never fall in love. She’s seen what “love” means through the cruelty of her family. So when she’s married off to the mysterious Lord Fenwood for a handsome price, all Katria wants is a better life than the one she’s leaving. Feelings are off the table.
But her new husband makes not falling in love difficult.
As their attraction begins to grow, so too do the oddities within her new life: strange rules, screams in the night, and attacks by fae that Katria never thought were real. When she witnesses a ritual not meant for human eyes, Katria finds herself spirited away to the land of Midscape.
Surviving the fae wilds as a human is hard enough. Katria must survive as a human who accidently pilfered the magic of ancient kings – magic a bloodthirsty king is ready to kill her for in order to keep his stolen throne – and her new husband is the rightful heir in hiding.
The power to save the fae is in her hands. But who will save her from a love she vowed never to feel?
Click this link to purchase! A Dance with the Fae Prince (Married to Magic)
#3 BOOK RELEASE
I am a sucker for a novel about shy women who are impelled to break out of their shell by saving their local library. What can I say? I’m love the underdog!
Lonely librarian June Jones has never left the sleepy English village where she grew up. Shy and reclusive, the thirty-year-old would rather spend her time buried in books than venture out into the world. But when her library is threatened with closure, June is forced to emerge from behind the shelves to save the heart of her community and the place that holds the dearest memories of her mother.
Joining a band of eccentric yet dedicated locals in a campaign to keep the library, June opens herself up to other people for the first time since her mother died. It just so happens that her old school friend Alex Chen is back in town and willing to lend a helping hand. The kindhearted lawyer’s feelings for her are obvious to everyone but June, who won’t believe that anyone could ever care for her in that way.
To save the place and the books that mean so much to her, June must finally make some changes to her life. For once, she’s determined not to go down without a fight. And maybe, in fighting for her cherished library, June can save herself, too.
Click this link to purchase! The Last Chance Library
#2 BOOK RELEASE
Full disclosure. I have already read this book and if I hadn’t it would be in my #1 spot. I love Lucy Parker. Her books never disappoint and are a fun break from the stress of real life. Battle Royal hit all of my sweet spots. Two bakery chefs meet on a cooking show a la The British Baking Championship where one is a judge and the other a contestant. They go on to become adversaries in real life but when paired as the judges on that same baking show they become frenemies and then something more. This book was FABULOUS. I loved it and will be purchasing it in audio as well as on my kindle.
Four years ago, Sylvie Fairchild charmed the world as a contestant on the hit baking show, Operation Cake. Her ingenious, creations captivated viewers and intrigued all but one of the judges, Dominic De Vere. When Sylvie’s unicorn cake went spectacularly sideways, Dominic was quick to vote her off the show. Since then, Sylvie has used her fame to fulfill her dream of opening a bakery. The toast of Instagram, Sugar Fair has captured the attention of the Operation Cake producers…and a princess.
Dominic is His Majesty the King’s favorite baker and a veritable British institution. He’s brilliant, talented, hard-working. And an icy, starchy grouch. Learning that Sylvie will be joining him on the Operation Cake judging panel is enough to make the famously dour baker even more grim. Her fantastical baking is only slightly more troublesome than the fact that he can’t stop thinking about her pink-streaked hair and irrepressible dimple.
When Dominic and Sylvie learn they will be fighting for the once in a lifetime opportunity to bake a cake for the upcoming wedding of Princess Rose, the flour begins to fly as they fight to come out on top.
The bride adores Sylvie’s quirky style. The palace wants Dominic’s classic perfection.
In this royal battle, can there be room for two?
Click this link to purchase! Battle Royal: A Novel
MY MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK- AUG’21
I have mixed feelings about putting this book in the #1 spot because I have both liked and loathed this author’s novels. It’s because they get a reaction that I am looking forward to reading the newest addition to her list. This one does have a good synopsis!
A woman struggling with burnout learns to embrace the unexpected—and the man she enlists to help her—in this heartfelt new romance by USA Today bestselling author Helen Hoang.
When violinist Anna Sun accidentally achieves career success with a viral YouTube video, she finds herself incapacitated and burned out from her attempts to replicate that moment. And when her longtime boyfriend announces he wants an open relationship before making a final commitment, a hurt and angry Anna decides that if he wants an open relationship, then she does, too. Translation: She’s going to embark on a string of one-night stands. The more unacceptable the men, the better.
That’s where tattooed, motorcycle-riding Quan Diep comes in. Their first attempt at a one-night stand fails, as does their second, and their third, because being with Quan is more than sex—he accepts Anna on an unconditional level that she herself has just started to understand. However, when tragedy strikes Anna’s family she takes on a role that she is ill-suited for, until the burden of expectations threatens to destroy her. Anna and Quan have to fight for their chance at love, but to do that, they also have to fight for themselves.
Click this link to purchase! The Heart Principle
Thanks for checking out my Top 5 books being released next month. I know that all lists are subjective and what I like others do not. If I missed your favorite I’d love to hear about it. Please let me know in the comments.
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6 thoughts on “This Chicks Sunday Commentary: My Top 5 Most Anticipated Book Releases Aug’21”
Love of all these books, great covers. So many good books, so little time.
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That is my motto! I wish we had more time to read. Lol.
Love the way you wrote about each of the soon to be released novels. I’m considering two of them.
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That is the greatest compliment! Thanks!
These look great, the Karina Halle one is one I want!!
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There are so many but I want to read that one too!
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