10 Most Anticipated Reads for 2021

Hello my friends, Happy New Year to you all! I hope despite the current circumstances, you all had a wonderful New Years. 2020 was a tough year for all of us, but here’s to hoping that 2021 will be a lot nice to all of us.

Speaking of 2021, did you do anything fun/exciting to celebrate ringing in the New Year? I figured that since there was to be no in person New Years celebrations this year (we have been in lock down Dec 26th 😢), I might as well turn in early.

Today I want to share with you my 10 most anticipated books for 2021. I was originally supposed to have this post up for before Jan 01st, but I’ve been a little lazy (not a good start to the year, I know 😅). So without further ado, let me count down my most anticipated reads for 2021 in no particular order:

Romance, Person Of Color, Contemporary

Accidentally Engaged By Farah Heron. Reena Manji doesn’t love her single status, or her family inserting themselves into every detail of her life. Nadim, her father’s employee is not like the other Muslim bachelors-du-jour that her parents have dug up. They agrees to fake an engagement so they can enter a couples video cooking contest to win the artisan bread course of her dreams.

As a Muslim myself, I’m looking froward to see if Heron does justice to the Muslim population and culture.

Romance, Contemporary, Second Chance

Love At First by Kate Clayborn. Sixteen years ago, a teenage Will Sterling saw–or rather, heard–the girl of his dreams. Standing beneath an apartment building balcony, he shared a perfect moment with a lovely, warm-voiced stranger. Now an unexpected inheritance has brought Will back to that same address, where he encounters a woman, two balconies above, who’s uncannily familiar…

This sounds like such a cute story, a second chance, star crossed lovers story. I am so excited to see a teenage crush come to fruition in adulthood.

Romance, Contemporary, Single Parent

A Co-Worker’s Crush by Piper Rayne. Nothing good comes from dating my co-workers. Usually, I don’t have much self-control. So, the fact that Frankie Grant is a hot, talented tattoo artist who hasn’t already been in my bed is a miracle. But nothing can happen between us because Frankie comes with Jolie, her young daughter. I know what it’s like not to have parents, so things get complicated when Jolie asks me to be her daddy.

Best thing about single-parent romance? The children! I love cute little kids who help find their parent the Mr or Mrs Right.

Romance, Contemporary, Enemies to Lover

Twice Shy by Sarah Hogle. Maybell Parrish, a dreamer, and hopeless romantic prefers living with her head in the clouds to dealing with the wild world of dating apps or getting her coworkers to show her a little respect. When Maybell uncovers something unexpectedly sweet beneath Wesley the grouchy grounds keeper’s scowls and silences, she realizes they might have more in common than she ever dreamed.

I’ve heard such great things about You Deserve Each Other so I have pretty good feeling about this one.

Romance, Historical, Erotic

A Season for Treason by Golden Angel. A lifetime of being overlooked should ensure Miss Mary Wilson access to all of the gossip her assignment (to uncover a treasonous plot) will require. There’s just one problem: Mary is due to find a husband this Season. Focused on finding the perfect bride this Season, the Marquess of Hartford, finds himself distracted by the quiet Miss Wilson as she continually turns up everywhere she shouldn’t be.

I really loved her Domestic Discipline series, so I’m sure this one will be great.

Romance, Historical

Someday My Duke Will Come by Christina Britton. Lady Clara Ashford’s world changed fifteen years ago at the hands of a rogue who took her innocence. Determined never to give into temptation again, she settles into a life as caregiver for her family. Quincy Nesbitt enlists Lady Clara’s help, in order to avoid marriage. But as they pretend to be engaged for the ton, Quincy finds himself falling for real. Now, he just has to convince Lady Clara to take a chance on him.

Spinster-turned-Duchess, is a class historical romance trope and so fun to read.

Romance, Historical

Accidentally Engaged By Farah Heron. After escaping from the English soldiers who attacked her home Lady Elysande de Valance is grateful for the rugged Scots who are escorting her to safety in the Highlands. Even with danger dogging their every step, she hadn’t expected to welcome the strong comforting embrace of their leader, Rory Buchanan. They say he’s a healer, but she finds the heat of his touch does so much more..

Lynsay Sands is one of my favorite authors, anything by her is automatically on my TBR.

Romance, Contemporary

Too Good To Be Real By Melonie Johnson. A writer for a popular website, love becomes the last thing on Julia’s mind when impeding layoffs threaten her job. As she searches for the ultimate pitch to impress her boss, she stumbles upon a resort offering guests a chance to live out their romantic comedy dreams. Real life dating is so bleak, who wouldn’t want to spend a week in a fantasy rom-com world with your best friends?

I’ve never read this kind of book before, excited to see what happens.

Romance, Historical

A Lady’s Formula For Love By Elizabeth Everett. Lady Violet Hughes is keeping secrets. First, she founded a clandestine sanctuary for England’s most brilliant female scientists, and her feelings for protection officer Arthur Kneland. Solitary and reserved, Arthur learned the hard way to put duty first. But the more time he spends in the company of Violet the more his best intentions go up in flames. Literally.

I think this book is literally on every romance reader’s TBR, everything about it sounds amazing.

Romance, Contemporary

It Happened One Summer By Tessa Bailey. When too much champagne and an out-of-control rooftop party lands Piper Bellinger in the slammer, her stepfather cuts her off, and sends her to learn some responsibility running a dive bar.
She hasn’t even been in Westport for five minutes when she meets Brendan, who thinks she won’t last a week outside of Beverly Hills. She’s determined to show her stepfather—and the hot, grumpy local—that she’s more than a pretty face.

Do I even need to say why this is on TBR? I mean it’s Tessa Bailey.

So that’s my 10 most anticipated reads for 2021. Are there any books that you are looking forward to this year? Leave a comment and give me your most anticipated reads.

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