10 Most Anticipated Books of July 2023: As the heat of summer engulfs us, the world of literature prepares to offer a refreshing escape with an array of captivating stories. July 2023 promises to be an extraordinary month for bibliophiles, as it unveils a trove of eagerly awaited books that will transport readers to uncharted realms of imagination and enlightenment. From established literary giants to emerging voices, this month’s lineup showcases a diverse tapestry of genres and narratives, catering to every literary taste.
10 Most Anticipated Books of July 2023
- Forget Me Not by Julie Soto
- Immortal Longings by Chloe Gong
- The Summer Girl by Elle Kennedy
- The Librarianist by Patrick DeWitt
- The Housekeepers by Alex Hay
- Light Bringer by Pierce Brown
- Thicker Than Water by Megan Collins
- Business or Pleasure by Rachel Lynn Solomon
- The Summer Skies by Jenny Colgan
- The Prince & The Apocalypse by Kara McDowell
Forget Me Not by Julie Soto
In this spicy and emotional romance, author Julie Soto takes readers on a captivating journey with “Forget Me Not.” Ama Torres, an ambitious wedding planner, finds herself facing a challenge when she is forced to collaborate with her grumpy ex-florist, Elliot, on a high-profile wedding. With good ratings and decent reviews, this contemporary romance promises a delightful read. Ama’s aversion to marriage clashes with her love for creating perfect weddings, while Elliot reluctantly embraces his role as a florist. As their complicated history resurfaces, the chemistry between them becomes undeniable. With meddling brides, a reality TV crew, and a meddling ex-boss, their hearts and livelihoods are at stake. Prepare for a captivating tale of love and second chances.
Immortal Longings by Chloe Gong
Chloe Gong’s “Immortal Longings” takes us on an epic journey inspired by Shakespeare’s “Antony and Cleopatra.” Set in the kingdom of Talin, where deadly games determine unimaginable riches, Princess Calla Tuoleimi hides in the shadows, seeking revenge for the massacre that left her parents dead. Enter Anton Makusa, an exiled aristocrat desperate to save his comatose love. As Calla forms an unexpected alliance with Anton and receives aid from King Kasa’s adopted son, August, their intertwined fates lead to conflicting desires. In this captivating blend of fantasy, romance, and historical fiction, Calla must make a choice—her lover or her kingdom—before the games come to an end.
The Summer Girl by Elle Kennedy
In The Summer Girl by Elle Kennedy, Cassie Soul returns to Avalon Bay, her childhood beach town, to reconnect with family and enjoy a summer fling. She sets her sights on Tate Bartlett, the charming local sailing instructor. However, Tate realizes that Cassie is different from the usual fling material – she’s beautiful, funny, and genuinely cool. Afraid of hurting her, he relegates her to the friend-zone, only to regret it later. Their undeniable attraction forces them to navigate the blurred lines between friendship and romance. But as their relationship deepens, the secrets of Avalon Bay threaten to unravel everything they’ve built. This spicy and emotionally charged novel is a captivating addition to Elle Kennedy’s Avalon Bay series, blending romance, contemporary themes, and compelling characters.
The Librarianist by Patrick DeWitt
The captivating novel by bestselling author Patrick deWitt, introduces Bob Comet, a retired librarian living a solitary existence surrounded by books in Portland. Little does Bob know that his own life holds a profound and poignant narrative. When he stumbles upon a confused elderly woman and returns her to the senior center, Bob’s desire to fill the void left by retirement leads him to volunteer there. As he becomes part of a community of peculiar peers and confronts a painful complication from his past, Bob’s life and character unfold. Patrick deWitt’s skillful storytelling blends melancholy with sustained comedy, showcasing the extraordinary hidden within the seemingly ordinary. “The Librarianist” beautifully captures the turbulence beneath a surface of serenity and celebrates the introvert’s journey with compassion and humor.
The Housekeepers by Alex Hay
On the night of London’s grandest ball, a group of bold women orchestrates a daring revenge heist against Mayfair society in “The Housekeepers” by Alex Hay. Mrs. King, an extraordinary housekeeper with a background in deception, runs the opulent Mayfair home hiding dark secrets within its walls. When she is unexpectedly dismissed, Mrs. King assembles a diverse team of women for retribution. Among them is a black market queen seeking justice, an aspiring actress craving a breakthrough, a seamstress yearning for a better life, and Mrs. King’s vengeful predecessor. Their audacious plan involves robbing the house during a highly anticipated costume ball, all while uncovering the truth. In this captivating historical novel, power, gender, and class collide, proving that the women downstairs should never be underestimated.
Light Bringer by Pierce Brown
In the sequel to Dark Age, Pierce Brown continues his New York Times bestselling Red Rising series with Light Bringer. Darrow, known as the Reaper, returns as a legendary figure—a savior, a leader, and a symbol of hope. Born on Mars, he is not just a myth but a man with deep connections as a husband, a father, and a friend. As the worlds face a new era, they turn to Darrow for salvation. This thrilling science fiction and fantasy novel, set in a dystopian future, blends the genres of young adult and adult fiction. With its captivating space opera narrative, Light Bringer promises a triumphant age of light, victory, and hope.
Thicker Than Water by Megan Collins
Julia and Sienna Larkin, connected as sisters-in-law and best friends, face a shocking turn of events in “Thicker Than Water” by Megan Collins. When Jason, Julia’s husband and Sienna’s brother, becomes a murder suspect after his boss is brutally killed, their lives are thrown into disarray. Jason’s car accident and subsequent coma further complicate matters. Determined to clear his name, Julia and Sienna embark on an investigation, unearthing a labyrinth of secrets. As the truth emerges, their unwavering loyalty is tested, jeopardizing their friendship for the first time. This gripping mystery thriller delves into themes of trust, betrayal, and the lengths we go to protect those we love.
Business or Pleasure by Rachel Lynn Solomon
The story showcases, Chandler Cohen, a ghostwriter, finds herself in an awkward situation when she attends a book signing for a novel she wrote, only to have the author not recognize her. Seeking solace, she meets a charming man at a bar and sparks fly. However, their passionate encounter turns out to be embarrassingly awkward. Determined to forget the night, Chandler faces a new challenge—ghostwriting a memoir for Finn Walsh, a former TV actor. The catch? They shared a night of mishaps together. As Chandler tries to maintain a professional relationship, she confesses to Finn that their night wasn’t as amazing as he believed. This revelation leads them to strike a deal: Chandler will teach Finn the art of satisfaction outside their work on his book. As they grow closer, they must confront the question of whether business or pleasure holds greater importance in their lives, or if they can find a way to have both.
The Summer Skies by Jenny Colgan
In the enchanting novel by New York Times bestselling author Jenny Colgan, readers are transported to the breathtaking landscapes of northern Scotland in “The Summer Skies.” Meet Morag McGinty, a young and determined pilot running the essential puddle-jumper flights serving the islands’ resilient community. From the remote reaches of the UK, Morag navigates her family’s island plane service, delivering vital supplies and connecting the scattered islands. While soaring through the boundless blue skies, Morag finds solace and freedom. However, her grounded reality is uncertain, with her grandfather’s retirement looming and her boyfriend urging her to leave for Dubai. A fateful storm and an encounter with an ornithologist named Gregor on Inchborn island will challenge Morag’s path, leaving her to ponder the course of her destiny.
The Prince & The Apocalypse by Kara McDowell
The book introduces readers to a captivating world teetering on the brink of destruction. In this enthralling tale, a young prince finds himself confronted with a daunting choice amidst the impending apocalypse. As the chaos looms closer, the prince must navigate intricate webs of politics and grapple with personal dilemmas. Kara McDowell skillfully weaves a narrative filled with suspense, romance, and high-stakes decisions. With vibrant storytelling and well-developed characters, the book takes readers on a thrilling journey through a precarious realm. McDowell’s expert blend of genres ensures an immersive experience, leaving readers eagerly flipping pages to uncover the fate of both the prince and the world itself.
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