From steamy thrillers to an irresistible royal romance, this month's new releases have what you need — and more. This May, we're facing rainy days when all we really want is the sun’s rays to kiss our skin. While we wait for summer, we’ve compiled a list of some sizzling May releases that will get you burnin’ up and breaking a sweat. Here are five new romance books to help you wait for summer’s arrival.
The Mountain Dark
RELEASE DATE: May 9th
History fans will be thrilled by this medieval romance set against the backdrop of rebellion. As an Executioner Night, Kress de Rhydian is prepared to lay down his life for England. When Kress is tasked with protecting Welsh princess Cadelyn of Vendotia, the descendant of two powerful bloodlines, he’s determined to not let his attraction to the princess get in the way. But a group of rebels are intent on using Cadelyn as a pawn in their rebellion, taking her straight to Mountain Dark, the menacing bastion of their movement. As the true danger facing Cadelyn becomes apparent, Kress realizes that his commitment to the cause is about to finally be tested — and that he’ll do whatever he can to keep the woman he loves safe.
All the Dirty Secrets
RELEASE DATE: May 14, 2019
The fourth book in the suspense-filled Jake Carrington series starts with Jake wounded and still recuperating from the devastating news that his sister’s murderer might not face justice. But his brooding is interrupted when the police commissioner’s wife is brutally murdered. Suddenly working one of the most personal and high-stakes cases of his life, Jake is shocked to learn who the number one suspect is — his ex-girlfriend, Melinda. The woman he hasn’t been able to bring himself to see since the tragic day his sister died. A red-hot thriller with tension that will leave you breathless, All the Dirty Secrets is a delicious mystery to savor during a late-spring or early-summer night.
Red, White & Royal Blue
RELEASE DATE: May 14
A royal enemies-to-lovers romance that’s already receiving rave reviews, Red, White & Royal Blue follows Alex Claremont-Diaz, son of the first female president. Alex wants to do what he can to protect his mother’s reputation — but his burning hatred for Henry Prince of Wales promises to be a diplomatic disaster. When Alex and Henry get caught in a high-profile spat, social media strategists on both sides of the pond orchestrate an elaborate, super-Instagrammable fake friendship between the two. But soon Alex and Henry find their friendship of convenience is hurtling quickly towards becoming something more. Can the prince and the first son find the courage to follow their hearts — and prevent an international fiasco in the meantime?
Zero Regret: Z and Lilly, Part II
Release date: May 16th
If you love red-hot series that will rip your heart out of your chest before healing it again, Autumn Jones’ MC Kings series is the emotional roller coaster read for you. If you love bad boys, then you’ll fall for the biker boys of the MC Kings— and in Zero Regret, alpha male Z and the love of his life, Lilly, have chemistry that’s absolutely electric. Heartfelt romance, delicious steamy scenes, and a world populated by characters we can’t get enough of: Zero Regret is a wild ride.
A Rogue By Night
Release date: May 28
The fourth book in Kelly Bowen’s The Devils of Dover series follows Harland Hayward, a bad boy-baron living a dual (and occasionally duel) existence as a member of the ton, and as a thief. Using his job as a physician as a cover, Harland has been able to gain advantage to countless resources for his role as a smuggler. He resorted to a life of skullduggery to save his family from financial ruin — but that doesn’t mean he’s totally without morals. Harland refuses to take advantage of Katherine Wright, a smuggler’s daughter insistent that her family needs to leave the business. But as the pair are forced to work together, Harland discovers that his smuggler’s heart has been stolen by the fetching woman who knows his secrets.
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