Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme originally hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine (though it seems as though it’s been a while since she updated that particular blog, so if you know of the current host, if there is one, please let me know) that highlights upcoming releases that we’re impatiently waiting for. This week I’m featuring upcoming/newly released romance titles I’m excited to read! As usual, pub dates change without warning, so keep that in mind!
Weather Girl, by Rachel Lynn Solomon – I loved Solomon’s The Ex-Talk. It was the perfect blend of workplace romance, and I liked seeing the hero/heroine navigate their professional relationship with their personal relationship. I especially liked that it was a different workplace setting than what feels like the usual office setting, and I liked the insight into radio broadcasting. I’m hoping for a similar vibe with Weather Girl! I like that this one has a plus-sized hero (which I don’t know if I’ve ever seen but then again my contemporary romance “experience” is limited considering I tend to lean more toward historicals), and I’m hoping for some insights into weather reporting! (January 11, 2022)
To Marry and to Meddle, by Martha Waters – I really enjoyed Waters’s To Have and to Hoax, and this one is the third in her Regency Vows series, so I definitely need to catch up. I’m glad they updated the covers after the first was released because these newer illustrated covers are adorable. This one is about a seasoned debutante and a theater owner and a marriage of convenience with a promised murderous kitten, so I’m very hopeful I’ll enjoy this one. (April 5, 2022)
Meant to Be Mine, by Hannah Orenstein – I was introduced to Orenstein’s work with her debut Playing With Matches, and she’s become one of my favorite contemporary romance writers. I’ve loved every single one of her books, and I’ve loved following her writing process on Instagram for each of her books as well. Something about seeing her process, watching the book grow from ideas to a finish product, really cements the love I have for her work. Meant to Be Mine is about soulmates, so I can’t wait to see what she does with that concept! (June 7, 2022)
Go Hex Yourself, by Jessica Clare – modern day witches and warlocks? Grumpy/sunshine and enemies to lovers tropes? A meddling black cat? All things point to yes. The cover of this is also extremely adorable. (April 19, 2022)
Gentleman Seeks Bride, by Megan Frampton – I hadn’t realized this was part of a series I just started reading, but that just means I get to read more from this series before I get into this one. I’ve never read Frampton’s historicals before, and the first of the Hazards of Dukes series is already proving to be exactly what I needed to read at this time. The hero’s name, Thomas Sharpe, brings Tom Hiddleston vibes from Crimson Peak, so, yes please. Also, I love this cover!! (November 30, 2021)
Are any of these on your TBR? What romances are you excited to read?