June 2022: Highly Anticipated Book Releases

Hey there! I hope you’re having a wonderful day! June is upon us, and there are some fantastic-sounding new releases. I’m really looking forward to reading a bunch of romance, YA, historical fiction, and fantasy reads. Let’s take a look at some of the books I’m most excited for!!


June 6th: My Killer Vacation by Tessa Bailey

Title: My Killer Vacation

Author: Tessa Bailey

Page Length: 295

Publication Date: June 6, 2022

Synopsis: An all-new, spicy murder mystery from Tessa Bailey, New York Times bestselling author of It Happened One Summer…

It was supposed to be a relaxing vacation in sweet, sunny Cape Cod—just me and my beloved brother—but discovering a corpse in our rental house really throws a wrench into our tanning schedule. Now a rude, crude bounty hunter has arrived on the back of his motorcycle to catch the killer and refuses to believe I can be helpful, despite countless hours of true crime podcast listening. Not to mention a fulfilling teaching career of wrangling second graders.

A brash bounty hunter and an energetic elementary schoolteacher: the murder-solving team no one asked for, but thanks to these pesky attempts on my life, we’re stuck together, come hell or high tide.

I’m just here to do a job, not babysit an amateur sleuth. Although…it is becoming less and less of a hardship to have her around. Sure, she’s stubborn, distracting and can’t stay out of harm’s way. She’s also brave and beautiful and reminds me of the home I left behind three years ago. In other words, the painful hunger and protectiveness she is waking up in me is a threat to my peace of mind. Before I sink any deeper into this dangerous attraction, I need to solve this murder and get back on the road. But will fate take her from me before I realize the road has been leading to her all along? 

LINKS:   Goodreads   |    Amazon | Book Depository


June 6th: As Seen on TV by Meredith Schorr

Title: As Seen on TV

Author: Meredith Schorr

Publication Date: June 6, 2022

Publisher: Forever Pub.

Synopsis: Emerging journalist Adina Gellar is done with dating in New York City. If she’s learned anything from made-for-TV romance movies, it’s that she’ll find love in a small town – the kind with harvest festivals, delightful but quirky characters, and scores of delectable single dudes. So when a big-city real estate magnate targets tiny Pleasant Hollow for development, Adi knows she’s found the perfect story – one that will earn her a position at a coveted online magazine, so she can finally start adulting for real…and maybe even find her dream man in the process.

Only Pleasant Hollow isn’t exactly “pleasant.” There’s no charming bakery, no quaint seasonal festivals, and the residents are more ambivalent than welcoming. The only upside is Finn Adams, who’s more mouthwatering than the homemade cherry pie Adi can’t seem to find – even if he does work for the company she’d hoped to bring down. Suddenly Adi has to wonder if maybe TV got it all wrong after all. But will following her heart mean losing her chance to break into the big time?

LINKS:   Goodreads   |    Amazon | Book Depository


June 7th: Game of Strength and Storm by Rachel Menard

Title: Game of Strength and Storm

Author: Rachel Menard

Page Length: 400

Publication Date: June 7, 2022

Publisher: Flux

Synopsis: Victory is the only option.

Once a year, the Olympian Empresses grant the wishes of ten people selected by a lottery—for a price. Seventeen-year-old Gen, a former circus performer, wants the freedom of her father, who was sentenced to life in prison for murders she knows he didn’t commit. Castor plans to carry the island Arcadia into the future in place of her brother, Pollux, but only after the Empresses force a change in her island’s archaic laws that requires a male heir.

To get what they want, Gen and Castor must race to complete the better half of ten nearly impossible labors. They have to catch the fastest ship in the sea, slay the immortal Hydra, defeat a gangster called the Boar, and capture the flesh-eating Mares, among other deadly tasks.

Gen has her magic, her ability to speak to animals, her inhuman strength—and the help of Pollux, who’s been secretly pining for her for years. But Castor has her own gifts: the power of the storms, along with endless coin. Only one can win. The other walks away with nothing—if she walks away at all. 

LINKS:   Goodreads   |    Amazon Book Depository


June 7th: The Physicists’ Daughter by Mary Anna Evans

Title: The Physicists’ Daughter

Author: Mary Anna Evans

Page Length: 272

Publication Date: June 7, 2022

Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press

Synopsis: New Orleans, 1944

Sabotage. That’s the word on factory worker Justine Byrne’s mind as she is repeatedly called to weld machine parts that keep failing with no clear cause. Could someone inside the secretive Carbon Division be deliberately undermining the factory’s war efforts? Raised by her late parents to think logically, she also can’t help wondering just what the oddly shaped carbon gadgets she assembles day after day have to do with the boats the factory builds…

When a crane inexplicably crashes to the factory floor, leaving a woman dead, Justine can no longer ignore her nagging fear that German spies are at work within the building, trying to put the factory and its workers out of commission. Unable to trust anyone—not the charming men vying for her attention, not her unpleasant boss, and not even the women who work beside her—Justine draws on the legacy of her unconventional upbringing to keep her division running and protect her coworkers, her country, and herself from a war that is suddenly very close to home.

LINKS:   Goodreads   |    Amazon | Book Depository


June 9th: For the Throne by Hannah Whitten

Title: For the Throne

Author: Hannah Whitten

Series: Wilderwood #2

Page Length: 448

Publication Date: June 9, 2022

Publisher: Orbit

Synopsis: The First Daughter is for the Throne
The Second Daughter is for the Wolf…

Red and the Wolf have finally contained the threat of the Old Kings but at a steep cost. Red’s beloved sister Neve, the First Daughter is lost in the Shadowlands, an inverted kingdom where the vicious gods of legend have been trapped for centuries and the Old Kings have slowly been gaining control. But Neve has an ally–though it’s one she’d rather never have to speak to again–the rogue king Solmir.

Solmir wants to bring an end to the Shadowlands and he believes helping Neve may be the key to its destruction. But to do that, they will both have to journey across a dangerous landscape in order to find a mysterious Heart Tree, and finally to claim the gods’ dark, twisted powers for themselves.

LINKS:   Goodreads   |    Amazon | Book Depository


June 9th: Asherwick by Sarah Westill

Title: Asherwick

Author: Sarah Westill

Series: Gen Heirs: The Guardians of Sziveria #4

Page Length: 311

Publication Date: June 9, 2022

Synopsis: She broke his heart…

Besides work, Sylphine is the only thing that’s ever gotten under Jonathon’s skin. He’d thought she was out of his life for good, but he was wrong. When she arrives, desperate for his help, honor won’t let him walk away from her. But warring anger and desire leave him in a precarious situation. Everything would have been so easy if she’d only stayed out of his life and let him get over her.

Now he controls her future…

With her future at risk of falling into the hands of an enemy, Sylphine turns to the one person who can help—and the one person who probably doesn’t want to. Jonathon agrees, but not without conditions, compelling her to realize all her previous fears can cost her everything if she can’t learn to trust him.

Together, they discover the treacherous reason someone is desperate for her shipping empire, and the reckless measures her adversary will go to claim her. And as the tension heats up between them, Jonathon soon makes it clear he’ll be the one staking his claim… 

LINKS:   Goodreads   |    Amazon


June 14th: The Beach Trap by Ali Brady

Title: The Beach Trap

Author: Ali Brady

Page Length: 352

Publication Date: June 14, 2022

Publisher: Berkley Books

SynopsisTwo best friends torn apart by a life-altering secret. They have one summer to set the record straight.

When twelve-year-olds Kat Steiner and Blake O’Neill meet at Camp Chickawah, they have an instant connection. But everything falls apart when they learn they’re not just best friends—they’re also half-sisters. Confused and betrayed, their friendship instantly crumbles.

Fifteen years later when their father dies suddenly, Kat and Blake discover he’s left them a joint inheritance: the family beach house in Destin, Florida. The two sisters are instantly at odds. Blake, who has recently been demoted from regular nanny to dog nanny, wants to sell the house, while social media influencer Kat is desperate to keep the place where she had so many happy childhood memories.

Kat and Blake reluctantly join forces to renovate the dilapidated house with the understanding that Kat will try to buy Blake out at the end of the summer. The women clash as Blake’s renovation plans conflict with Kat’s creative vision, and each sister finds herself drawn into a summer romance. As the weeks pass, the two women realize the most difficult project they face this summer will be coming to grips with their shared past, and learning how to become sisters.

LINKS:   Goodreads   |    Amazon | Book Depository


June 14th: Thank You, Next by Andie J. Christopher

Title: Thank You, Next

Author: Andie J. Christopher

Page Length: 304

Publication Date: June 14, 222

Publisher: Berkley Books

SynopsisAlex Turner is never The One–but always the last one an ex dates before finding love–and now she’s determined to find out why in this hilarious new rom-com.

Single divorce attorney Alex Turner is watching reality TV when she sees her latest ex’s new fiancé picking out her wedding dress. Yet again, the guy she dumped went on to marry (or at least seriously commit to) the next person he dates after her. Fed up with being the precursor to happily ever after, she decides to interview all her exes to find out why.

Up-and-coming chef Will Harkness mixes with Alex like oil and vinegar, but forced proximity growing up means their lives are forever entwined. When Will learns Alex and her friends are going on a wild romp through Los Angeles to reconnect with her ex-boyfriends, he decides to tag along. If he can discover what her exes did wrong, he can make sure he doesn’t make the same mistake with Alex.

On this nonstop journey through the streets of LA, Alex realizes the answer to her question might be the man riding shotgun…

LINKS:   Goodreads   |    Amazon |  Book Depository


June 14th: A Mirror Mended by Alix E. Harrow

Title: A Mirror Mended

Author: Alix E. Harrow

Series: Fractured Fables #2

Page Length: 144

Publication Date: June 14, 2022

Publisher:Tor

SynopsisA Mirror Mended is the next installment in USA Today bestselling author Alix E. Harrow’s Fractured Fables series.

Zinnia Gray, professional fairy-tale fixer and lapsed Sleeping Beauty is over rescuing snoring princesses. Once you’ve rescued a dozen damsels and burned fifty spindles, once you’ve gotten drunk with twenty good fairies and made out with one too many members of the royal family, you start to wish some of these girls would just get a grip and try solving their own narrative issues.

Just when Zinnia’s beginning to think she can’t handle one more princess, she glances into a mirror and sees another face looking back at her: the shockingly gorgeous face of evil, asking for her help. Because there’s more than one person trapped in a story they didn’t choose. Snow White’s Evil Queen has found out how her story ends and she’s desperate for a better ending. She wants Zinnia to help her before it’s too late for everyone.

Will Zinnia accept the Queen’s poisonous request, and save them both from the hot iron shoes that wait for them, or will she try another path? 

LINKS:   Goodreads   |    Amazon    Book Depository


June 14th: Rise of the Vicious Princess by C.J. Redwine

Title: Rise of the Vicious Princess

Author: C.J. Redwine

Page Length: 400

Publication Date: June 14, 2022

Publisher: HarperTeen

Synopsis: The first in a YA political fantasy duology about a fierce princess determined to bring lasting peace to her kingdom regardless of the cost to her heart.

Princess Charis Willowthorn is the dutiful sword of Calera. Raised to be ruthless and cunning, her only goal is to hold her war-torn kingdom together long enough to find a path toward peace with their ancient foe, Montevallo, even if the cost is her own heart.

When violence erupts in the castle itself and an unseen enemy begins sinking Calera’s ships, Charis realizes a threat much greater than Montevallo is coming for her people. So she forms a plan. By day, she is Calera’s formidable princess intent on forging an alliance with Montevallo. By night, she disguises herself as a smuggler and roams the sea with a trusted group of loyalists, hunting for their new enemies. And through it all, there’s the one boy she can’t have—who guards her life but steals her heart.

But her enemies are much closer than Charis realizes, and her heart isn’t the only thing she has left to lose. 

LINKS:   Goodreads   |    Amazon   |  Book Depository


June 21st: Maggie Moves On by Lucy Score

Title: Maggie Moves On

Author: Lucy Score

Page Length: 416

Publication Date: June 21, 2022

Publisher: Forever Pub.

SynopsisCan these opposites turn up the heat… without burning down the house?

House-flipping sensation and YouTube star Maggie Nichols can’t wait to dig into her next challenge. Arriving in tiny Kinship, Idaho, with only a cot and a coffeemaker, Maggie is prepared to restore a crumbling Victorian mansion in four months or less. She has her to-do lists, her blueprints, and her team. What she doesn’t have is time for sexy, laid-back landscaper Silas Wright.

The man takes flirtation to a whole new level. And he does it shirtless…sometimes pants-less. He and his service school-dropout dog are impressively persistent. But she’s not interested in putting down roots. Not when fans tune in to watch her travel the country turning dilapidated houses into dream homes. A short-term fling on the other hand could fit nicely into her calendar. After all, Maggie remembers what fun is like. Vaguely.

As their summer gets downright steamy, Silas manages to demolish the emotional walls she’s spent years building, sending Maggie into a panic. He’s the wrench in her carefully constructed plans. With the end of the project looming, she has a decision to make. But how can she stay when her entire career is built on moving on?

LINKS:   Goodreads   |    Amazon |  Book Depository


June 22nd: A Crown of Hopes and Sorrows by Nicole Bailey

Title: A Crown of Hopes and Sorrows

Author: Nicole Bailey

Series: Apollo Ascending #2

Publication Date: June 22, 2022

SynopsisTwo souls bound together.
But one thing threatens to tear them apart.
Jealousy.

While tensions build and fates shift, Hyacinth and Apollo seek Zephyrus.
God of the West Wind.
Well connected among low deities.
And Hyacinth’s previous lover.

Amid political schemes and personal struggles, Apollo and Hyacinth tumble through a world verging on war.

But as jealousy flares and secrets come to light, all their careful planning may burn to ash.

This fast-paced sequel to A Veil of Gods and Kings is full of romance and twists and turns set in a dark, magical world.

LINKS:   Goodreads   |    Amazon


June 28th: This Vicious Grace by Emily Thiede

Title: This Vicious Grace

Author: Emily Thiede

Series: The Last Finestra

Page Length: 448

Publication Date: June 28, 2022

Publisher: Wednesday Books

Synopsis: Three weddings. Three funerals. Alessa’s gift from the gods is supposed to magnify a partner’s magic, not kill every suitor she touches.

Now, with only weeks left until a hungry swarm of demons devours everything on her island home, Alessa is running out of time to find a partner and stop the invasion. When a powerful priest convinces the faithful that killing Alessa is the island’s only hope, her own soldiers try to assassinate her.

Desperate to survive, Alessa hires Dante, a cynical outcast marked as a killer, to become her personal bodyguard. But as rebellion explodes outside the gates, Dante’s dark secrets may be the biggest betrayal. He holds the key to her survival and her heart, but is he the one person who can help her master her gift or destroy her once and for all?

Emily Thiede’s exciting fantasy debut, This Vicious Grace, will keep readers turning the pages until the devastating conclusion and leave them primed for more! 

LINKS:   Goodreads   |    Amazon | Book Depository


June 28th: First Bride to Fall by Ginny Baird

Title: First Bride to Fall

Author: Ginny Baird

Page Length: 353

Publication Date: June 28, 2022

Publisher: Entangled Pub.

SynopsisA shy woman. Her outdoorsy crush. And the bet that could bring them together…or implode spectacularly.

Nell Delaney will do almost anything for her parents and her two sisters. But enter a marriage of convenience to save the family’s coffee shop? Too far. So Nell and her sisters strike a deal: whoever hasn’t found love in thirty days has to step up to take one for the team. The good news? Nell knows the perfect guy to fall in love with. The bad news? She’s going to have to pretend she likes the outdoors…a lot.

Adventure guide Grant Williams knows immediately that Nell is not exactly Little Miss Outdoorsy. She’s a walking natural disaster—an amazingly adorable disaster. And whoa, their chemistry is unbelievable. Everything between them is so perfect, he’s not even a little bit shocked when he starts thinking of forever…

Right up until he catches the town gossiping about the Delaney sisters’ bargain and realizes she’s just using him to win a bet. His family’s unreliable reputation means he can’t just dump one of the town’s sweethearts. No, she needs to dump him. If she’s going to pretend to be the perfect doting bride, well, he’ll just pretend to be the worst bachelor on the market.

Let the games begin…

LINKS:   Goodreads   |    Amazon   |  Book Depository


June 28th: A Matter of Temptation by Stacy Reid

Title: A Matter of Temptation

Author: Stacy Reid

Series: A Matter of Temptation #1

Page Length: 400

Publication Date: June 28, 2022

Publisher: Entangled Pub.

Synopsis: Miss Wilhelmina “Mina” Crawford is desperate. Having been ruined in the eyes of society years ago for one foolish, starry-eyed mistake, she spends her days secreted away at her family’s crumbling estate, helping her brother manage the land but not able to truly live life the way she’s always dreamed. When her brother admits to just how dire their finances have gotten, she takes it upon herself to procure employment…but the only one who will even consider the scandalous idea of a female secretary is the brilliant, ruthless, and infuriating Earl of Creswick.

Simon Loughton, the Earl of Creswick, needs help if he wants to finally pass the reform bill he’s been championing for years and secure the vote for England’s most vulnerable constituents. Too bad help comes in the form of a woman with breathtaking nerve, fiery red hair, and a sense of humor to match.

Now temptation–disguised as a lovely, clever-mouthed devil–lives and works under Simon’s very roof. And Mina finally feels as though she’s truly living life to her wildest dreams. But even the most incendiary of kisses can’t incinerate Mina’s past…or the shocking secret that could ruin them both. 

LINKS:   Goodreads   |    Amazon   |  Book Depository


June 28th: For the Love of the Bard by Jessica Martin

Title: For the Love of the Bard

Author: Jessica Martin

Page Length: 352

Publication Date: June 28, 2022

Publisher: Berkley Books

SynopsisTo go for it or not to go for it? That is the question when two former high school flames return to their Shakespeare-obsessed hometown for a summer of theater and unexpected romance, in a laugh-out-loud rom-com from debut author Jessica Martin.

Literary agent and writer Miranda Barnes rolls into her hometown of Bard’s Rest with one goal in mind: to spend the summer finally finishing her YA novel, the next installment in her bestselling fantasy series. Yet Miranda’s mother, deep in the planning stages for the centennial of the town’s beloved annual Shakespeare festival, has other ideas.

Before you can say “all’s fair in love and war,” Miranda is cornered into directing Twelfth Night–while simultaneously scrambling to finish her book, navigating a family health scare, and doing her best to avoid the guy who broke her heart on prom night.

When it comes to Adam, the veterinarian with a talent for set design and an infuriating knack for winning over Miranda’s dog, the lady doth protest too much. As any Shakespeare lovers knows, the course of true love never did run smooth, and soon Miranda realizes she’ll have to decide whether to trust Adam with her heart again.

LINKS:   Goodreads   |    Amazon | Book Depository


Which books are you most excited for? Are any of these on your TBR? Comment below!

18 thoughts on “June 2022: Highly Anticipated Book Releases

  1. I can’t wait for everyone to get their hands on As Seen on TV and For the Throne! Two books that I absolutely LOVED. There are so many great titles coming out in June and I just know it’s going to be a great month for reading 🙂

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  2. My last arc due in June is Vicious Grace! I am going to jump in when I get back from vaca. Is this the Tessa book that got a lot of crap about cover changes?? I remember seeing a little about it but was confused. lol

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