Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Coming Attractions - - January


Welcome to 2024! It's a brand new year filled with new possibilities. We're hitting the ground running with a full slate of posts this month. I've already read many of the books we'll be featuring and you are in for some great stories that will make you laugh, shed a few tears, and stay up reading way past your bedtime. I'm excited to share them with you. 

We kick things off on Thursday, January 4 with a review of Happily Ever Alaska by Patience Griffin. This third book in Griffin's Sweet Home, Alaska contemporary romance series showcases the close-knit community and depth of emotion readers have come to expect from this author. 

Monday, January 8 brings a review of Any Duke in a Storm by Amalie Howard. This historical romance takes to the high seas with a spicy, inclusive, danger-filled, and emotionally satisfying romance that kept me flipping pages from start to finish. 

Stop by on Tuesday, January 9 for a tour review of The Night Island by Jayne Ann Krentz. This second book in the Lost Night Files series brings the danger and suspense that keeps me on the edge of my seat as I eagerly anticipate what's around the next corner. 


On Friday, January 12, I'll be sharing my thoughts about A Sure Duke, the newest installment in Christi Caldwell's The McQuoids of Mayfair series. This one kept me guessing until the very end. I had no idea how Caldwell was going to give her hero and heroine the happy ending they deserved.

Always Remember by Mary Balogh is in our spotlight on Monday, January 15. Stop by for a review and giveaway of this third book (Ben's story) in Balogh's Ravenswood series. 

Tuesday, January 16 brings a review and giveaway of The Bright Spot by Jill Shalvis. I've enjoyed all of the standalone books in Shalvis's Sunrise Cove series and am looking forward to returning to Lake Tahoe for this fifth book in the series.

Santa will be here on Wednesday, January 17 with a review of The Lily of Ludgate Hill by Mimi Matthews. The tagline, "Fortune favors the bold—but is a confirmed spinster daring enough to loosen the reins and accept a favor from the wicked gentleman who haunts her dreams?" is enough to have me looking forward to this one!

Stop by Thursday, January 18 for a review of Finding Mr. Purrfect by Codi Gary. Cats, coffee, fake dating, and laugh-out-loud fun? Count me in! 

Jeanne Adams joins us on Friday, January 19 for a Coastal Magic Convention Spotlight. Stop by to learn more about this talented author, her books, and her special connection to Scotland.

Thursday, January 25 brings a review and giveaway of The Friendship Club by Robyn Carr. I'm looking forward to reading this new women's fiction novel about four women at a crossroads in their lives. I'm also looking forward to attending Carr's book signing in Orlando on January 23! 

Santa will be back on Tuesday, January 23 with a review of Never Blow a Kiss by Lindsay Lovise. This historical romance launches the Secret Society of Governess Spies series. Sounds intriguing!

I'm excited to share my thoughts about Accidentally His by Sabrina Jeffries on Wednesday, January 24. This third book in the Designing Debutantes series brings a happily ever after to youngest sister Verity while finally revealing the identity - and mission - of the mysterious Phantom who has been crashing the Elegant Occasions events.

I'm looking forward to reading
It Takes a Rake, the third book in Anna Bennett's Rogues to Lovers series. I loved the first two books and am eager to discover what's in store for heiress - and architect - Kitty Beckett. Stop by Wednesday, January 31 for my review. 

Stop by Monday, January 29 for a review of The Excitements by CJ  Wray. This novel, described as a "brilliant and witty drama about two brave female World War II veterans who survived the unthinkable without ever losing their killer instinct…or their joie de vivre" has me eager to dive in...especially after learning that they are now in their late nineties and still looking for their next excitement.

Don't miss my review of Canadian Boyfriend by Jenny Holiday on Tuesday, January 30. This one had me at ballet teacher, hockey player, fake boyfriend, and widowed dad. It's a romcom but with emotional depth. 

What are you looking forward to this month?


  1. A little bit of everything. I received 8 books for Christmas, gave my daughter 7 (we share) and then bought 6 for myself - woohoo. Lots of reading for me!! Happy New Year and happy reading everyone.

  2. Holy Cow! Where to begin? So many of these books are by authors I love. And many are by new to me authors with stories which are very appealing. Y'all always seem to know exactly what will make me fall in love. Wish I were sitting next to you for the Robyn Carr signing. Everything you do makes me want to get another book or two or 50.

  3. I got a lot of books over the holidays, so I have a huge pile to get started on. It's just hard for me to know where to start.
    Happy January and Happy New Year, everyone! It's such a pleasure when we gather here. Thanks, PJ, for creating this blog for all of us readaholics!

  4. I've been looking forward to both Amalie Howard's and Sabrina Jeffries' books for a very long time!! Most of these sound really great!

  5. Two of my favorite authors, Jill Shalvis and Robyn Carr!! Can’t wait to read their books!!

  6. Wow, what a line-up. You have so many of my favorite authors this month: Griffin, Krentz, Caldwell, Balogh, Carr, and Jeffries. Several of the others I have enjoyed. A nice combination of the historical and contemporary stories I enjoy. This is one time I would enjoy any and all of the books listed.

  7. A great month ahead! I’m looking forward to Canadian Boyfriend, Emily Wilde’s Map of the Otherlands, Lucky Bounce, Don’t Want You Like a Best Friend, and The Lily of Ludgate Hill.

  8. Love these! I just finished reading The Bright Spot by Jill Shalvis, I loved it.

  9. Looking forward to Robyn Carr, Jill Shalvis, Patience Griffin and any of my favorite contemp romance authors' new books.

  10. Oh, Canadian Boyfriend sounds good! Also The Bright Spot! I'm looking forward to All Rhodes Lead Here by Mariana Zapata. It's a rerelease with a new cover. I loved The Wall of Winnipeg and Me! Love, Naturally by Sophie Sullivan. Her Adventures in Temptation by Megan Frampton.

  11. Candian Boyfriend sounds awesome!