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Celebrate Spring With These Standout New Romance Books to Read in May 2020

Love is in bloom with these sweet, sexy new releases.

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Whether you're an erotic thriller enthusiast or betrothed to historical stories, these new romance books coming out May 2020 have a happily-ever-after for everyone. These are the seven upcoming releases we can't wait to deflower–download the hottest new reads below. 

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By Rebecca Zanetti

Rebecca Zanetti's Deep Ops series takes readers under cover (and under the covers) with the Homeland Defense Department. 

In the third book, Broken, investigative reporter Dana Mulberry and Clarence Wolf collide on their respective quests for vengeance. Dana wants revenge for the murder of a fellow journalist. Clarence wants justice for the rest of his Navy SEAL Unit. 

Their individual missions bring them together while undercover in a BDSM club. Dana and Clarence must do what it takes to fit into the scene as they join forces against a cold-hearted murderer. But in a dark world ruled by pleasure and pain, it's hard to tell where the act stops and their real feelings begin...

RELEASE DATE: May 26, 2020

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Grant's Heat

By Angel Payne

Book four in the Shark's Edge series puts the spotlight on Grant Twombley, the right-hand man of ruthless real estate magnate Sebastian Shark. 

Grant knows that being Sebastian’s confidant requires him to keep things close to the chest. But when the unthinkable happens, all of Grant's secrecy and strategy go out the window. Then work forces Grant together with Rio Gibson, a woman who can match him in wits — and in her ability to keep a secret.

RELEASE DATE: May 5, 2020

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The Trouble With Hating You

By Sajni Patel

Engineer Liya Thakkar isn't interested in settling down. So when she realizes her parents' latest dinner party is just an excuse to set her up with lawyer Jay Shah, she quickly leaves.

Unfortunately, Jay is hired to help Liya's firm through a difficult patch. He's smart, sexy, and super irritating, and the pair waste no time exchanging heated words. Liya and Jay match wits as they're forced to work together — and before long, Liya wonders if her office enemy could be someone worth opening up to. 

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RELEASE DATE: May 12th, 2020

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Love in Deed

By L.B. Dunbar

In Love in Deed, the sixth book in the great Green Valley Public Library series, Beverly Townsen is grateful for the solitude and peace she finds on her isolated farm. She’s reluctant to open up her private life for a home improvement project… but she finds surprising comfort in connecting to Jedd Fleming.

Jedd is a veteran trying to salvage what he can from his past. And as he carves out an unexpected place in the homestead, he also finds a place in Beverly's heart. 

RELEASE DATE: May 12, 2020

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Say Yes to the Duke

By Eloisa James

If Viola Astley had her way, she'd be a wallflower for the rest of her life. 

Viola dreads her London debut, and enjoys spending most of her time with a local vicar who’s as shy as she is. 

But just when Viola starts to fall for the demure man of God, a misunderstanding compromises her reputation, and she’s forced to wed rakish Devin Lucas Augustus Elstan, Duke of Wynter. 

This fifth book in Eloisa James’ terrific Wildes of Lindow Castle series is full of the charm and emotion that is James’ calling card. 

RELEASE DATE: May 19, 2020

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When You Wish Upon a Rogue

By Anna Bennett

This third and final book in the Debutante Diaries series centers around Miss Sophie Kendall. Sophie is devoted to her work on the scandalous newspaper The Debutante’s Revenge, which provides essential information for the young ladies of London. 

When Sophie's work with the Revenge gets her accused of trespassing, Henry Reese, Earl of Warshire, offers her an unusual proposition — one that all of her research never prepared her for. 

RELEASE DATE: May 26, 2020

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Something to Talk About

Hollywood producer Jo and her assistant Emma are amused (and more than a little annoyed) when a photograph of the pair laughing on the red carpet ignites a rumor that they’re romantically involved.

With a new movie coming out soon, Jo is worried that the ridiculous gossip could impact the release. Jo and Emma lean on each other to get through the tabloid whirlwind...and start to realize there might be more truth to the whispers than they believed. 

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RELEASE DATE: May 26, 2020

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