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Romance Novels to Enjoy this Spring

By: Hidden Gems on March 22, 2023

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By: Hidden Gems on March 22, 2023


If you’re a regular on the Hidden Gems blog, you’ll know that romance is the most popular genre in the Hidden Gems ARC program. Our readers know that no two love stories are the same, so they scoop up new books every chance they get. If you’re looking for a new read to enjoy the spring weather with, there’s something for every romance reader on this list!

Deadly Twist

Deadly Twist by Kendall Talbot

With 220+ ratings and a 4.5 star average, Deadly Twist is a standalone novel, but is the second in the three book Maximum Exposure series, which will have your heart pounding from romance and adrenaline. For those who are fans of Lara Croft, this series is for you!

“…This is a superbly written romantic suspense with descriptions so vivid and graphic, you will feel the steamy jungle heat and hear the mosquitos buzzing around!” Silke explains in their five star Amazon review. “There are many, many twists and turns that make it impossible to predict what’s next. It had me hanging on the edge of my chair from the first word to the last with my stomach dropping and my heart racing. I’m not kidding – this story is like a rollercoaster ride! It’s definitely earned a spot on my keeper shelf to be re-read again in the future…”

Sara B. concurs in her five star Amazon review, “…Kendall’s writing style is intense and descriptive, making readers feel the adrenaline rush and danger her characters are experiencing. Definitely an author who grabs your attention and gives you a thrilling experience…”

At Last

At Last by Whitney Dineen

With over 300 ratings and a 4.6 star average, At Last is the seventh and final book in the Seven Brides for Seven Mothers series. Each installment is a standalone tale which chronicles the matchmaking efforts of meddling mothers and their unsuspecting progeny.

“…Five stars is not enough for this story,” Curtis E. writes in his five star Amazon review. “It grabbed me and held me from the first pages. Whitney surprised me with her ability to bring an entirely different style to this story. This author held me captive with each page. This is a story for the ages…”

Shandra B. writes in her five star Amazon review, “…This is a super cute story, if a little fantastical. It is a thirteen year slow burn and get ready to feel all the feels. Sophie and Arlo have great chemistry and you can feel the love they have for each other…A great series with great characters!…”

Miss Fleming Falls in Love

Miss Fleming Falls in Love by Emma Melbourne

With over 430 ratings and a 4.6 star average, Miss Fleming Falls in Love is a must read for Regency fans. Miss Amelia Fleming is not your typical English rose – a fact that the Earl of Langley is about to find out for himself.

Rural Reader further explains in their five star Amazon review, “I love a bossy miss who has unconventional interests. She’s not afraid to speak her mind, nor is she afraid of an intimidating earl who sees way too much. Which is why I loved Amelia and Robert in Miss Fleming Falls in Love. This stand alone Regency romp by Emma Melbourne has it all; great characters, humorous situations, witty dialogue, a touch of angst and a very sweet ending and epilogue…”

Jeanne L. concurs in her five star Amazon review, “Light hearted story with all of the intricacy and foibles of a Jane Austin novel. I enjoyed it very much!”

Play Me False

Play Me False by ER Whyte

With 70+ ratings and a 4.5 star average, Play Me False is a small town romance – with a suspenseful twist. This is the first of the three book Lucy Falls series.

“A fantastic start to a brand new series by the talented E.R. Whyte,” Sarah B. explains in her five star Amazon review. “That first chapter sucked me in so quickly with Harry’s life unraveling before her eyes, that I could not put the book down because I just had to know what was going to happen next!

Harry (Harriet) is a college professor with a love for science. For the last seven years she believed she was in a happy and blissful marriage but when the rug gets pulled out from beneath her, her entire world starts to fall apart…The plot twists that occurred had my mouth agape with pure shock! Those last few chapters had me pulled in and I couldn’t look away! I never saw the turn of events coming and couldn’t believe what happened! Absolutely mind-blown!”

Katie C. concurs in her five star Amazon review, “…The author’s writing is superb, and is an excellent example of how to show author voice and character voices and have them all be unique- which can be a difficult thing to master, making it even more impressive to see the distinguishable character voices here. If you enjoy mystery, sweet and spicy romance, realistic character development, a heroine who struggles with health issues, and sweet, protective, understanding guys, definitely give this book a go!”

Time Will Tell

Time Will Tell by Charlotte Brothers

With 20+ ratings and a 4.6 star average, Time Will Tell is a Regency/Victorian era hidden gem. It is the final in the four book A Year in Cherrybrook series, which each take place in a different season of the year.

Crystal C. explains in her five star Amazon review, “What delightful book to read; I really enjoyed it. Now it deals with an older couple who had been friends with a touch more when they were younger. Both went a different way but now both are widowed. The fun part was seeing how much these two should be together yet they did not see that. It is a quick and fun book to read and the outcome was splendid.

“After hearing my wife chortling over segments of Time Will Tell by Charlotte Brothers, I decided to read it myself,” John W. explains in his five star review. “This is a wonderfully written story full of great believable characters…Although Rafe is a romantic at heart, there’s no groveling here or flowery speeches, and he still wins the perfect bride for himself in the end. A great story written with style and wit!”

Hidden Gems readers got to read these breathtaking romances first, so if you want more happily-ever-afters to cozy up with, sign up today! Subscribers to Hidden Gems receive invitations to read books like these – plus other titles from any of up to 15 other genres – for free. All authors want is for you to consider leaving an honest review of them on Amazon when you’re done reading!

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