✨ Our January book picks are here

There’s noting quite like the whirlpool of feels brought on by star-crossed lovers. With fate working overtime to keep these babes apart, these book picks will not only take you deep down into it, but will then have you rooting for love to rewrite the stars. But before we break out in song ..

The fantasy romance book is an epic, magical tale filled to the brim with fae, sirens, court intrigue, and a brutal pirate king (read: tortured hero). Walking the finest line between hate and lust, this one brings enemies to lovers to a whole other level, and that level is the same level as the Captain’s quarters, where some very lusty things go down. Aye, aye.

The contemporary romance book will have you experiencing all the emotions, including the gasps, the giggles, the “omfg this MAN”s. With so much depth in this second chance romance, it’s sure to bring on those good sobs, too (seriously can’t count the number of times our face was wet from this read). A cinnamon roll MMC and the most perfect rom-com scene involving a stick of butter are also on the menu. Bon appétit.

Get your new year TBR ready, cause the star-crossed lovers below have just entered the chat.

Our January Fantasy Romance pick:

The Ever King by LJ Andrews

The cover of The Ever King

For years Erik, the scarred king of the Ever Kingdom, has thought of nothing but vengeance against the man who killed his father and trapped him beneath the waves, making him a prisoner in his own realm.

Until his enemy’s daughter unintentionally breaks the chains on the Ever, and Erik makes her the unwitting pawn in his vicious game of revenge.

She’s innocent. He’s vicious. But he will take back what he lost, no matter the price.

Unless she steals his heart first.

You can expect:

  • villain gets the girl
  • "Mine."
  • found family

Content warnings:

  • descriptive scenes of torture
  • torture of women and children
  • family abandonment
  • sexual content
  • gore
  • violence
  • mutilation
  • bullying
  • panic attacks
  • PTSD
  • dark themes
  • murder
  • anxiety
  • kidnapping
  • traumatic brain injury from torture
  • non-consensual touch
  • If there is a particular content theme that is triggering for you, we suggest doing additional research on the title to ensure your mental health.

Note: This box is not sponsored by the author.


Our January Contemporary Romance pick:

The Wedding Menu by Letizia Lorini

The cover of The Wedding Menu

One year ago, Amelie had it all.

Almost engaged to her high school sweetheart, close to her childhood best friend, and cooking at her dad's restaurant: her life was exactly what she’d ordered.

Until Ian, an opinionated wedding-hater, popped up out of nowhere and proved she might like something off menu.


One year later, Amelie has lost it all.

She’s unemployed, single, and taking a break from her friendship. As for Ian? He’s gone too.

When she visits Ian's hometown to teach at a week-long cooking conference, she hopes for a fateful meet-cute. But their reunion is far from joyful when Amelie discovers Ian is the son of her father's business rival.

Even bigger fiasco? He only wants friendship.

Amelie has one week to change his mind, and if the truth of why her whole life fell apart remains hidden, their love story might even end with a wedding.

You can expect:

  • second chance romance
  • “What if someone comes in?"
  • text banter

 Content warnings:

  • open door romance intended for mature audiences only
  • death of a parent (off screen)
  • absent parent
  • an explicit scene that could be somewhat uncomfortable (NOT with the MMC, and fully consensual)
  • If there is a particular content theme that is triggering for you, we suggest doing additional research on the title to ensure your mental health.

Note: This box has a special contribution from the author.

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