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Dear Author Recommends for May 2012

We haven’t posted any reviews of these books yet, but we will this week so stay tuned. If you have recommendations yourselves, let us know about them.


  • Beguiling the Beauty by Sherry Thomas. Recommended by Dabney and Jennie F (Amz | BN | S | K)
  • The Governness Affair by Courtney Milan.  Recommended by Dabney (Amz | BN | S | K | ARE)
  • Rogue by Ava March.  Recommended by Sarah Frantz (Amz | BN | S | K)
  • Homefront Hero by Allie Pleiter. Recommended by Jayne (Amz | BN | S | K )


  • Lucky in Love by Jill Shalvis.  Recommended by Dabney (Amz | BN | S | K)
  • Rescue Me by Rachel Gibson.  Recommended by Jayne (Amz | BN | S | K)
  • Calling Invisible Women by Jeanne Ray.  Recommended by Jayne (Amz | BN | S | K)
  • The Long Shot by Ellen Hartman. Recommended by SunitaD and Jane ( A | BN | K S )
  • Country Mouse by Amy Lane and Aleksandr Voinov.  Recommended by Sarah Frantz (Amz | BN | S | K)

Young Adult

  • Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris. Recommended by Jia ( A | BN | K S )

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Shannon
    May 01, 2012 @ 12:33:17

    The Milan is 99 cents? Sign. Me. Up.

  2. swati
    May 01, 2012 @ 13:21:41

    I just finished reading milan ……. And can i say Fantasteeek !!! In fact I was more than a little disappointed that it was a novella instead of a proper full novel. I am actually curious as to why she went with the novella route with this one as the characters were wonderfully etched out and there was enough material and conflict for another couple of hundred pages. The turner series was a hit and a miss for me, but now I am super excited about the new series after reading this one. But again, i would have loved to spend more time with hugo and serena.

  3. Hannah E.
    May 01, 2012 @ 13:38:27

    Country Mouse sounds interesting. I was already thinking of trying it, so I’m glad Sarah enjoyed it. Are we likely to see the promised review of Scrap Metal from April’s recommended reads, or is poor Sarah buried in end-of-spring-semester craziness?

  4. Sarah Frantz
    May 01, 2012 @ 13:42:42

    @Hannah E.: Yes, I am, but should be done next Wednesday, so will be writing it next week. Promise!

  5. Jenny Lyn
    May 01, 2012 @ 15:04:10

    Country Mouse is going to be my next purchase. I just read the Dark Soul books and fell in love with Aleksandr’s writing. I know Sunita was reading them for review (Book 1 has already been posted). Is she going to do reviews for the rest of the series? I’m curious to hear what she thought of them as a whole.

  6. Susan
    May 01, 2012 @ 20:13:43

    These lists just hightlight my total lack of self-restraint when it comes to books.

  7. Sunita
    May 01, 2012 @ 22:27:55

    @Jenny Lyn: I am definitely reviewing the rest of Dark Soul, hopefully in the next week! I’m behind, and I do apologize. I am really enjoying the series; I briefly talked about Dark Soul Vol. 2 in . “>this post.

  8. Brie
    May 02, 2012 @ 08:01:23

    Sarah Morgan and Karina Bliss have books out this month, or is it next month? I know I got them yesterday at Harlequin’s site because they publish their ebooks one month in advance. Anyway, those are my recs even if it’s the wrong month. S. Morgan’s book is a secret baby story, though, but it’s a sequel to Once a Ferrara Wife, so win some, lose some… Happy reading everyone!

  9. Tabs
    May 02, 2012 @ 11:07:30

    @Brie: Karina Bliss and Sarah Morgan’s books are available right now? SOLD.

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