June Releases I Am Excited About

This weekend, I'm going on holidays for a couple of weeks, so this time I'm sharing my new releases post a bit earlier. I'm taking a few of these books to read during my holidays so I'll let you know what I think after I come back but they all sound amazing, don't you think?

Phanton Limbs by Paula Garner - June 1st

In this YA contemporary romance, a sixteen-year-old boy must learn to swim against an undercurrent of grief - or be swept away by it.

Otis and Meg were inseparable until her family abruptly moved away after the terrible accident that left Otis's little brother dead and both of their families changed for ever. Since then, it's been three years of radio silence, during which time Otis has become the unlikely protégé of eighteen-year-old Dara - part drill sergeant, part friend - who's hell-bent on transforming Otis into the Olympic swimmer she can no longer be. But when Otis learns that Meg is coming back to town, he must face some difficult truths about the girl he's never forgotten and the brother he's never stopped grieving. As it becomes achingly clear that he and Meg are not the same people they were, Otis must decide what to hold on to and what to leave behind. Quietly affecting, this compulsively readable debut novel captures all the confusion, heartbreak, and fragile hope of three teens struggling to accept profound absences in their lives.

Why so excited: I received this book a few weeks ago and it immediately caught my attention, the story sounds like a very special one. I've been saving it for when I have time to finally just sit and enjoy it, so I'm taking it on holiday with me.

Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch - June 1st

The dying wish of 16-year-old Lina's mother was for her daughter to live in Tuscany and get to know her father, whom Lina has never met. "Howard is the best man I've ever known," her mother says, "he'll keep you safe." Why did her mother wait so long to tell her about him? Lina has a happy life in Seattle and doesn't want to leave. Shortly after she arrives at Howard's home, Lina meets Sonya, who gives Lina a diary that belonged to Lina's mother, the one she had kept while she was a photography student in Florence. While Lina is living her life and exploring Tuscany with her handsome neighbour, Ren, she follows in the footsteps of her mother and gets to know her as never before. She also finds out the truth about her father. Mostly she finds out about herself.

Why so excited: The first thing that I noticed with this novel was the beautiful cover and when I read the blurb I was really curious about it. Who wouldn't go on a self-discovery journey in Tuscany? I'm sure it has many surprises for us in store. 

Holiday in the Hamptons by Sarah Morgan - June 15th

The perfect summer escape…?

'An absolute delight.’ - Veronica Henry

Professional dog-walker Felicity Knight loves everything about New York…until her ex-husband starts working at her local vet clinic. She hasn’t seen Seth Carlyle in ten years, but one glimpse of him – too gorgeous, and still too good for her – and Fliss’s heart hurts like their whirlwind marriage ended yesterday. So when her grandmother in The Hamptons needs help for the summer, it seems the perfect way to escape her past…

Their relationship might only have lasted a few scorching months, but vet Seth knows Fliss – if she’s run away to The Hamptons, it’s because she still feels their connection and it terrifies her. He let her go once before, when he didn’t know any better, but not this summer! With the help of his adorable dog Lulu, and a sprinkling of beachside magic, Seth is determined to make Fliss see that he’s never stopped loving her…

Why so excited: this is the 5th book in her latest series of books set in New York and I have read and loved them all. She isn't called the queen of romance for nothing, I cannot wait to discover her latest love story!

Practice Makes Perfect by Penny Parkes - June 29th

The Practice at Larkford has suddenly been thrust under the spotlight – and its nomination as a ‘NHS Model Surgery’ is causing the team major headaches. Dr Holly Graham should be basking in the glow of her new romance with fellow doctor, Taffy – but she is worried that the team is prioritising plaudits over patients, and her favourite resident, the irreverent and entertaining Elsie, is facing a difficult diagnosis. Add to that the chaos of family life and the strain is starting to show.

Dr Dishy Dan Carter’s obsession with work is masking unhappiness elsewhere – he can’t persuade girlfriend Julia to settle down. It’s only as Julia’s mother comes to stay that he realizes what she has been hiding for so long. Alice Walker joins the team like a breath of fresh air and her assistance dog Coco quickly wins everyone round – which is just as well, because Coco and Alice will soon need some help of their own. Can they pull together and become the Dream Team that the NHS obviously thinks they are?

Out of Practice won the Romantic Comedy of the Year category of the RNA Awards.

Why so excited: I absolutely loved Penny Parkes' first book, Out of Practice, so I cannot wait to see how the story continues in this sequel. Such lovable characters! I hope they are doing great.

The Summer of Impossible Things by Rowan Coleman - June 29th

If you could change the past, would you?

It is only after her mother’s death that Luna begins to discover her secrets.

While in New York to settle the estate, something impossible happens to Luna. She finds herself in 1977, face to face with her mother as a young woman, in the week that changed her life forever. 

If time can be turned back, can it also be rewritten? Luna becomes convinced she can save her mother from the moment that will eventually drive her to suicide. 

But in doing anything – everything – to save her mother’s life, will Luna have to sacrifice her own?

From the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Memory Book, this is a beautiful lush novel about love, courage and sacrifice, The Time Traveller’s Wife for a new readership.

Why so excited: I have had the pleasure of reading this one already and what an amazing story. Wow! It left me completely in awe, I highly recommend it. It's like nothing I had read before. 

Summer at Buttercup Beach by Holly Martin - June 30th

Pull up a deck chair and bask in the beautiful sunshine on Buttercup Beach. The sand is warm, the sea is sparkling blue and romance is sizzling in the air…

For two years Freya Greene has hidden the fact that she’s totally and utterly in love with her best friend Rome Lancaster. It’s not been easy – they work together in his glasswork business, she lives above his workshop and, he’s completely gorgeous. But Rome has never shown any sign of returning those feelings. Until now…

Lately they’ve shared affectionate touches and words heavy with meaning. Yet Freya knows Rome has a damaged heart. After losing his fiancé in a tragic accident, he’s not allowed himself to fall in love. 

Freya has already had her heart broken by a man who couldn’t let go of a past love. Can she risk it happening again? Rome and Freya have a friendship that could blossom into something more. Are they both brave enough to take that chance?

Why so excited: well, it's Holly Martin, who wouldn't be excited? After meeting Freya and Rome in Spring at Blueberry Bay, I can't wait to discover their story. Definitely a read with feel-good romance guaranteed. 

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2 comentaris

  1. I didn't realize there was a new Sarah Morgan book coming out. I need to catch up on her New York/Manhattan series, but will at this one to my wishlist!

  2. I have Holiday in the Hamptons and Summer at Buttercup Beach aswell. Look forward to seeing what you think!