Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Coming Attractions - - June 2023



First up, on Thursday, June 1, is my review of The Cafe on Amelia Island. This second book in Hope Holloway's newest series takes readers on a heartfelt, humorous, and sometimes mysterious journey as members of the Wingate family continue to navigate life - and love - in the aftermath of their father's stroke. 

Friday, June 2 brings a review of Best Men, a M/M rom-com by debut author (and screenwriter) Sidney Karger. When the bride's gay best friend/man of honor and the groom's gay younger brother/best man meet, well, it's a bit awkward, for reasons.  Things are about to get super complicated...or super steamy...or super fun. Or maybe, all three. 

Stop by Monday, June 5 for my review of It Had to Be You by Tracy Solheim. This newest installment in Solheim's southern, small-town Chances Inlet series features a sexy Australian golfer (who suddenly finds himself responsible for a child), a new-to-town woman who has sworn off men (for good reason), her estranged father (who happens to be the local sheriff), and an adorable little girl who captures everyone's heart. 

Josie Blake launches her new Philadelphia Tyrant Hockey, contemporary romance series with Beauty and the Bruiser: a Single Dad Grumpy Sunshine Hockey Romance. Skate on by Tuesday, June 6 to check out my review. 

Thursday, June 8 brings a tour review of A Little Ray of Sunshine by Kristan Higgins to the blog. I'm eager to dive into this story about a reunion between a biological mother and the 18-year-old son she gave up for adoption at birth, and the ramifications on both adoptive and biological families. 

Join me on Friday, June 9 when I share my thoughts about Second Chance at the Orchard Inn by Heather McGovern. This contemporary romance features a second chance at love for high school sweethearts reunited several years later along with a possible change in career direction for both. It's a heart-tugging journey filled with family, food, emotional connections, humor, and happy endings.

Stop by for a review and giveaway of Esme Cahill Fails Spectacularly by Marie Bostwick on Monday, June 12. I'm looking forward to reading this story about family, friendship, and finding your true path in life. 

RaeAnne Thayne
's The Cafe at Beach End is another emotionally satisfying tale of relationships gone wrong, starting over later in life, and romance you never saw coming. Join me for my review on Tuesday, June 13.

Join me for a review and giveaway of The Sweetheart List by Jill Shalvis on Wednesday, June 14. This newest installment in Shalvis's Sunrise Cove series (all stand-alone books) is filled with the promise of new connections, second chances, found family, and the possibility of love. 

Join us on Thursday, June 15 for a tour review of Famous in a Small Town by Viola Shipman. Since discovering Shipman through last year's A Wish for Winter, I've been eager to return to his quirky, small-town Michigan locales for this new, magical tale with mature characters, family lore, and discovering your destiny at the age of forty.

Anabelle Bryant returns to Vauxhall Gardens for Magic In His Kiss, the second book in her Vauxhall Voices, historical romance series. Stop by on Friday, June 16 when I share my thoughts about this new journey for Italian tumbler Sofia Gallo and the joys - and dangers - of forbidden love.

She had me at Bookshop Cinderella. I can't wait to start reading Laura Lee Guhrke's new historical romance about an unmarried woman who runs a quaint bookshop in London and the duke who strolls in one day with a proposition. This one has My Fair Lady/Cinderella vibes plus...a bookshop. Need I say more? Stop by for my review on Tuesday, June 20.

Dylann Crush takes readers back to Paradise Island for Make Me Yours, Cowboy, the second book in her Cowboys in Paradise, contemporary romance series. This time, it's a romance between a world-famous country music singer and a woman hiding (for reasons) from any type of media. I'll be sharing my thoughts about this book on Tuesday, June 27.

Nobody breaks my heart then stitches it back together stronger than before like Lorraine Heath. Stop by on Wednesday, June 28 for my review of The Notorious Lord Knightly, book two in Heath's The Chessmen: Masters of Seduction series. This second-chance, enemies-to-lovers story checked all my happy reader boxes. 

Rounding out the month on Thursday, June 29 will be a review of The Cottage on Glass Lake by Amy Pine, a story of friendship, starting over, redefining yourself (at 37), taking risks, and letting go. This one is filled with humor, emotion, and just plain fun. Did I also mention wine, skinny dipping, and the hot, naked, younger houseboy man?

That's it - so far - for the month of June here at The Romance Dish. 

What are you looking forward to this month?

Two randomly chosen people who post a comment before 11:00 PM, June 2 will each receive a package of books from my stash. 

*U.S. only
*Must be 18


  1. Jill Shalvis is always a go to but i'm up for a variety of reads. Yay summer.

  2. Wow! A Plethora of contemp romance. So many listed here I am putting on my list including McGovern who is new to me. Patoct

  3. A delightful and captivating selection. These books are ideal summer enjoyment.

  4. WOW! Pick an author, any author. You have a list with authors I enjoy very much and new to me authors. And when I read the descriptors, I realize that all these books look terrific. Thanks for all the introductions. This month, I want to plant some wild flowers to draw bees and butterflies. I did some wild flowers and they have grown like mad, so I am golng to try some different ones. I also created a toad house yesterday. I hope someone moves in shortly.

  5. I love looking at the covers for all of these books! They are so summery and make me smile :-)

  6. Wow there is alot I want to read thanks for the reviews on them all.

  7. You are going to be busy!!

  8. The new Jill Shalvis and Kristin Higgins are what I'm most looking forward to. There are so many good books this month! Thanks for the great giveawy.

  9. Sounds like a great list, PJ! I'm looking forward to Kristan Higgins's newest, but first up is Abby Jimenez's Yours Truly, which just came through from my library queue.

  10. What a wonderful line-up. Two of the historical authors are favorites. I have enjoyed several of the contemporary authors's books, but all the ones listed here sound like good reads. I am looking forward to reading a couple of Sheila Roberts and a few WWII historicals. Sadly there has been little time for reading lately and that should end next month.

  11. This sounds like a great bunch of books to look forward to! I've been hearing great things for ages about Lorraine Heath so... it sounds like it's time to get reading, LOL!

  12. It’s a good month when both Jill Shalvis and Kristan Higgins both have new books coming out

  13. Bookshop Cinderella is definitely one I am interested in.

  14. So many great books.

    Looking forward to my son's graduation.


  15. The top 3 books I'm excited for this month are: Bookshop Cinderella, The Notorious Lord Knightly, and Dianne Duvall's Rogue Darkness! I'm also looking forward to more fresh garden veggies (and fruit since we've got tomatoes ;-) ), and getting some plants we put in last weekend well established before the brutal summer heat.

  16. Summer, sun and beach ⛱️

  17. Happy June! I’m looking forward to reading outside and enjoying the great weather, as well as some good books. I’m looking forward to The Notorious Lord Knightly!

  18. So many good books this month by Jill Shalvis, Tracy Solheim, Rayanne Thayne and Susan Mallery!!