Anticipated Releases for Spring 2020 (feat. too many good rom-coms)

hello, lovelies! 

While my book buying is at an all-time low right now (as it should be, given current circumstances), that doesn’t mean I don’t have my eye on the prize. Scribd, Kindle Unlimited and the library will have my back in the adventure, and there are plenty of books to make the list that I must have!! I’ll never read all of these, but there are so many good releases set to come out in the next three months, I have to try! 

And so many good rom-coms??? Like what the heck, I need them all. My heart melted too many times just reading the descriptions 🥰 

For all my BookEnding Spring people, thanks for coming! I’ve loved hosting and I can’t wait to see what you guys come up with!! Please, please put your links in the comments down below, I want to see your posts and see what you are anticipating reading!! Remember to start by recommending some 2020 (or late 2019) books you’ve read before you jump into the anticipated reads! And linking to GoodReads will be really helpful for rabid-readers like me looking (for some unfathomable reason) to add books to our TBR! Can’t wait to see what you guys come up with xx 

Recommending 2020 books…

   

The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller

My Review

Tricia Levenseller has a penchant for writing light, but punchy stories that are so good but also quick. The two morally questionable, murder-prone lovers genuinely made each other happy, which was amazing to witness. I love books with fearsome, tricky, deceptive heroines, and Alessandra didn’t disappoint. This book made me genuinely giddy to read, and I really can’t recommend enough! Release Date: Feb. 25, 2020

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

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You’ve seen this book everywhere, but I can’t help but weigh in. I’m not going to lie… I read this book in a single day and I loved it. It was a bit lengthier than necessary, for sure, but I can’t say that there were any points where I drifted off or wished she hadn’t put a certain part in. I will admit, I was very confused by the set-up at first, and the first 20 pages had me freaking out in confusion, but she got me there. Adult is where SJM is meant to be and the story was obviously more mature than her other works. I loved the soft friendship (and eventually…. more) between Hunt and Bryce. And Bryce? An icon. She owned everything she did and I rooted for her. Release Date: March 3, 2020

Love Hard by Nalini Singh

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The long-awaited sequel to Cherish Hard and Rock Hard, two of my favorites from Nalini Singh’s contemporary series, this was everything I wanted from her. I haven’t published my review yet, but the single-dad romance with a childhood friend… was so cute!! And little Esme, the six-year-old daughter, completely stole the show for me. Heartfelt, warm and absolutely lovely, I fell in love with this one. Release Date: March 10, 2020

   

Beefcakes by Katana Collins (ARC)

My Review

This one surprised me, and essentially restarted my love of rom-coms! High school sweethearts shoved back together for a reality show so Neil can get his mom’s (and now his) cupcakery out of debt, and so Elaina can prevent the commercialization of their quaint small-town, meant a lot of laughs. Watching them come together as a team and a couple was very rewarding as they learned to work together and trust again. They had lots of years of hurt to make up for, but they did it ✨ I definitely recommend this adorable small-town second-chance, hate-to-love foodie romance! Release Date: March 24, 2020

A Madness of Sunshine by Nalini Singh

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Madness of Sunshine was absolutely perfect to me. It was my first thriller/mystery in a while, and it did NOT disappoint. It took place in small-town New Zealand and the romance was just light enough in the background to keep the focus on the mystery, but sizzing enough that you were aware of it the whole time. First Singh’s first time in the genre, it was amazing. Release Date: December 3, 2019

Every Other Weekend by Abigail Johnson (ARC)

My Review

This one completely surprised me. I’m not going to be able to get everything in list little blurb, so I do recommend reading my review, but wow. It featured two teenagers who live next door to each other in their every-other-weekend apartments when they stay with the other divorced parent. I think it will hit hard for any child of a broken family, and felt very important while reading, but was also fun enough in developing the friendship between the two that it didn’t wallow in the emotions. Truly a stunner. Release Date: April 7, 2020

April Releases

     

Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth

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The Chosen Ones has a lot of really great tropes in it, but most intriguing, it’s about what happens to the Heroes, the Chosen Ones, after they save the world? It’s a compelling concept, and I can’t wait to see how Roth handles it! I didn’t finish Allegiant when that went to shit, and I have no problem doing the same here. But somehow, I think we’ll be alright with this one. Release Date: April 7, 2020

Dewdrop by Katie O’Neill

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Katie O’Neill wrote the Tea Dragon Society, which was one of singlar most adorable things I’ve ever encountered. So I’m ready for more cuteness with her newest release! Release Date: April 7, 2020 

A Bad Day for Sunshine by Darynda Jones

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Darynda Jones wrote the hilarious Charley Davidson series – seriously one of the funniest books in existence – so even though I have no idea what this one is about, I’m so excited for it!! Be ready to laugh :) Release Date: April 7, 2020

    

Ruthless Gods by Emily A. Duncan

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Wicked Saints is on my OWLs Readathon TBR, and that sounds amazing. The back blurb includes the phrases, “blood-drenched fairy tale, where the monsters steal your heart and love ends up being the nightmare.” UMMMMMM??? YES!! So obviously I’ll need this second book. Pronto. Release Date: April 7, 2020 

The Switch by Beth O’Leary

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This book sounds so cute! 80-year-old grandma and 20-something Leena switch homes – the grandma moves into Leena’s London Flat to find love, and Leena moves into her grandma’s cottage in a small Yorkshire village for a much-needed sabbatical. Except :) I need this one now!! Release Date: April 30, 2020 

The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez

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In summation… Sloan finds an adorable puppy that makes her life complete. But the owner is texting her, and wants his dog back. But those texts turn flirty…. *wiggles eyebrows* another adorable rom-com I really want! Epistolary romance is always a win with me, no matter the medium :) Release Date: April 14, 2020 

     

Girl Gone Viral by Alisha Rai

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While Katrina King innocently talks to a cute guy at the coffee shop, a strange live-tweets it, turning it into an entire-meet-cute exchange that never happened and the internet is on the hunt for her identity, no matter that #CafeBae isn’t who she wants. Good thing the guy she does want (bodyguard and friend) Jas Singh whisks her off to a remote location to a family home. Release Date: April 21, 2020 

You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle

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This one sounds so cute!! What happens when two people are stuck in a loveless marriage, three months away from a lavish wedding and whoever breaks the engagement has to pay for it?? It devotes into a series of “pranks, sabotage and all-out warfare.” But after all that… do they still really want to break the engagement? YES PLEASE Release Date: April 7, 2020 

Only When it’s Us by Chloe Liese

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Awww, we love it when two classmates hate each other. Under all that angry and pettiness has to be a zing, right? 🙃 In this case… there certainly is! They do not like each other, and are determined make the other crack. But… love? Not on the table. Or is it?? Release Date: April 1, 2020 

  

Not That Kind of Guy by Andie J. Christopher

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Bridget needs a date to her brother’s wedding, stat. So she asks the legal intern (who’s almost done with his program) to accompany her. Except he’s all unrequited-love, and she’s all business. But in Vegas? Anything can happen. Especially when you put a ring on it… OOOOH!!  Release Date: April 14, 2020 

The Best Laid Plans by Cameron Lund

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She needs to lose her virginity, stat. Enter longtime childhood best friend to show her the ropes… but things… as they do… get complicated. Of course they do, because they always do 😂 That said, I still want this book asap! Release Date: April 7, 2020 

May Releases

     

Dream Maker by Kristen Ashley

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Kristen Ashley is a go-to for me, y’all know that by now. She’s an auto buy author to the extreme, so of course I’m going to get her newest release, and am eagerly anticipating the start of this new series!! An engineering student (and a hyper-intelligent one at that!) working at a strip club to put herself through school + overly protective bossy bad buy who’s damaged but puts on a funny-guy front? Hello, yes! Plus, it’s our first New Adult from KA! I’m already sold. Release Date: May 26, 2020

The Notorious Virtues by Alwyn Hamilton

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When her parents are murdered, Nora, daughter of the most powerful heiress and the family that controls all money and magic in the country, is put in a magical contest among the rest of her family to win the family power that determines the next heir – Wizards of Waverly Place style. Except, I suspect, dirtier. I loved Rebel of the Sandsso I’m sure I will love this next series by Alwyn Hamilton!  Release Date: May 5, 2020

The Tourist Attraction by Sarah Morganthaler

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Awww we love a romance between a cute restaurant owner and an adorable tourist who keeps visiting to sate her crush. I love a bit of unrequited action, even if it’s short term, and this one just sounds so heartfelt and sweet 💕 Release Date: May 5, 2020

    

Sure Shot by Sarina Bowen

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All I know about this one is professional hockey player, Sarina Bowen, and workplace romance. Hell yes. Sarina Bowen hasn’t let me down yet, and I doubt she’ll start with this sexy read! (Him Review | Top Secret ReviewRelease Date: May 12, 2020

Midnight Fairy Hunter by Shannon Mayer

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This is the second book in Shannon’s newest series, and I loved her Rilee Adamson series, I’m sure this won’t be any different! It basically sounds like supernatural/paranormal/magical chaos, and I’m here for it. Release Date: May 5, 2020

By the Book by Amanda Sellet

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All us literary types seem to think we know guys, don’t we? Mary’s about to discover that’s not quite the case, and she can’t live her life according to Jane Austen. Sounds like a sweet, mildly relatable read! Release Date: May 12, 2020

     

I Kissed Alice by Amanda Sellet

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Enemies in real life, and best friends online as they work together (under pseudonyms) to write a fan fiction, Rhodes and Illiana are about to get the shock of their lives when the girl they hate the most ends up being the girl they’re falling in love with online 🥰 Eliza and Her Monsters meets Top Secret? Hella yes! Release Date: May 26, 202

The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly by Jamie Pacton

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Two people meeting at Ren-Fest and falling in love was enough to get it on this list, but the feminism vibes in this one made it a definite, as she fights the medieval gender rules that keep her from making the money she badly needs. Release Date: May 5, 2020

Chasing Lucky by Jenn Bennett

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Second-chance romance, anyone? Josie and her mom move back to her New England hometown to run the family bookstore and Josie runs into the town bad boy, outsider, rebel and her former childhood best friend: Lucky Karrass, who wants nothing to do with her. Screee! I’m in. Release Date: May 5, 2020

June Releases

     

Alpha Night by Nalini Singh

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Alpha Night is definitely one of my top few anticipated books of the year. As the fourth book in the Psy-Changeling sister series, The Psy-Changeling series, my favorite series continues to grow and evolve and get better with each book. I’m so, so anxious to see what happens next! (My review of book 1Release Date: June 9, 2020

Bookish and the Beast by Ashley Poston

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Ashley Poston’s geeky romances are like holding small pieces of happiness in your hands. I loved Geekerella and I’m getting ready to dive into The Princess and the Fangirl this summer and I’m so ready to have another one to read with The Bookish and the Beast! Release Date: June 16, 2020

Rage and Ruin by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Admittedly, I haven’t read the first book in this series, Storm and Fury. But it’s certainly one I’m looking to get back to! I’ve avoided JLA’s young adult books for awhile now, terrified that nothing will measure up to Lux-level expectations, but I think I’m finally ready to dive back in. Not everything can be Daemon/Katy level :) Release Date: June 9, 2020

      

The Damned by Renee Ahdieh

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The Beautiful is one of the first books on my overall 2020 TBR, and now that there’s a second on it’s way, my urgency has only increased. I love PNR/urban fantasy stories, and set in New Orleans? Please. I must have! Release Date: June 2, 2020

You Say it First by Katie Cutogno

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Epistolary romances are one of my favorite tropes… and phone-call-love isn’t much different, in my book. I love the premise of this one, and will surely be picking this college-aged romance up from the library as soon as it comes available!! Release Date: June 16, 2020

Faked by Karla Sorenson

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I loved Karla Sorenson’s Baking Me Crazy (My Review) and this premise just sounds like the perfect start to a star-eyed romance!! Impersonating your twin to snag a date with the guy you’ve had an unrequited crush on for years? Devious, and I’m into it. As soon as this releases, I’m picking it up from Kindle Unlimited! Release Date: June 16, 2020

     

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

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One of my Twitter buddies is feral to have this book!! I can’t even find fault – MM romance mystery with the ghost of the school’s past bad-boy? I’m into it!! Release Date: June 9, 2020

The Court of Miracles by Kester Grant 

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I love a book from a thief’s perspective, especially one that gains the attention of “The ruthless lord of the guild of flesh” — eek! Let’s back away slowly from that man. Set in post-revolutionary France, i.e., utter chaos, I think this one will be fun! Reminds me of Gilded Wolves?  Release Date: June 2, 2020

The Falling in Love Montage by Ciara Smyth

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A montage of all the falling-in-love moments sounds like an adorable read, but the blurb also sounds like this one may be handling some deep issues. Can’t wait to read this FF romance :) Release Date: June 9, 2020

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What are some of your favorite reading tropes? Are there some you don’t like? Let me know in the comments down below, I’d love to hear from you! 


13 thoughts on “Anticipated Releases for Spring 2020 (feat. too many good rom-coms)

    1. Honestly, that’s the question 😂 I have a page in my bullet journal for releases each month I want to know about ahead of time, and I also request a lot of these books ahead of time from the library! That way, I don’t have to remember the release date, it will just notify me when I can finally read it :) Also, chucking a bunch of books in an Amazon wishlist is a great way to keep track! Then every time you’re buying books, you can just peruse the list and see what’s available. GR’s monthly batch of new releases by author’s I’ve read helps a lot, too :)

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  1. OMG I LOVED House of Earth and Blood!

    I want to finish The Dark Elements first before starting Harbinger, so we’ll see about the second book later on.

    I think I will listen to The Shadows Between Us since it’s getting mixed reviews and it’s quite pricey on Amazon. Too many negative experiences with anticipated releases with mixed reviews lately…..

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    1. Yes!! I was nervous going in but I should have known SJM wouldn’t let me down. For shadows… I’m not going to say that it’s the best fantasy I’ve ever read. Critically, it’s like a 3.5 star. But the characters were so much fun and the reading experience made me giddy!! I enjoyed reading it so much – it’s a very light read, which is Levenseller’s specialty. Let me know what you think if you do get to read it!

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