I know I say this every time, but I still don’t like that the name of this readathon is Smutathon. Now, setting that aside, I have a ton of books to read in January so I’m really excited to kickstart my reading with a readathon from January 4th-January 11th that will help me get through many of the books on my TBR. This readathon is hosted by Riley at Riley Marie and Lainey at gingerreadslainey. This year, the hosts created this really pretty 2020 themed Bingo board and there are nine prompts. I have books on my TBR for six of the nine. I don’t think I’m going to add any more books to the list, if anything, I’ll just hope some of the books allow me to double up. With that said, let’s get into the list!
The Rogue of Fifth Avenue by Joanna Shupe is my choice for 2019 Release. Look how gorgeous this cover is! I can’t get over it. I have three other 2019 releases on my list though, in case something needs to be switched out. The Rogue of Fifth Avenue though would also work for recommended because I’m pretty sure it’s been talked about on Fated Mates at least a half dozen times. This Gilded Age romance sounds utterly delightful. It’s about Mamie Greene, trying to play a modern day Robin Hood, and her father’s lawyer, Frank Tripp who is dogging her heels trying to reign in her behavior. I’m really looking forward to this and am hoping it might just fit the enemies to lovers square too!
The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite is my pick for LGBTQIA+ representation, but could also work for 2019 release and new to me author. I’m extremely excited to get to this one and can’t believe it’s taken me so long. I mean, I know I’ve been in a historical romance slump, but this sapphic traditionally published romance novel about two nerdy women falling in love is exactly the kind of historical romance I think I need. Also, I’ve heard nothing but good things about it!
The Takeover Effect by Nisha Sharma is my current choice for New to Me Author, but this would also likely work for workplace romance and would definitely qualify for 2019 Release. This was also one of the books on my Top Ten Books I Wish I’d Gotten to in 2019 post. It’s a book starring South Asian characters, one of whom is a lawyer, and it’s about corporate espionage. I think. Idk, but I’m looking forward to finally reading it.
Forbidden Promises by Synthia Williams is a book that comes out February 25th of this year and I am really excited to have an ARC thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin. It’s about India Robidoux, who gets roped into helping her brother’s political campaign, and Travis Strickland, her sister’s ex-husband. They can’t quite seem to resist the pull toward each other and I’m really excited to give this book a shot! Oh, and this is (likely obvious) my choice for forbidden!
Temporary Wife Temptation by Jayci Lee has one of the most stunning covers, no? I’m into pretty much every single thing about it and can’t wait to read this book about Garrett Song whose mother tries to arrange his marriage so he ropes in Natalie Sobol to block his mother’s plans by pretending they’re already married. This book is out February 4th and I’m so thankful Netgalley and Harlequin are giving me the opportunity to read it early!
A Cowboy to Remember by Rebekah Weatherspoon is my choice for out of my comfort zone because I really don’t do westerns. But I do trust Rebekah Weatherspoon to give me a great romance so I’m really looking forward to this one. Oh! It also has the amnesia trope in it, which I’m usually not here for. So we’ll see how this goes. Out February 25th, so I’m again grateful to Netgalley and Harlequin for the opportunity to read this one early.
Are you participating? If so, let me know what you’re reading! Otherwise, I’ll have a wrap up for you at the end of the readathon!