Hi romance friends!

Just to be clear before I get too far in this, I’m not referring to any actual misses in terms of bad books—just books I was looking forward to that I missed. Don’t want to be misleading!

There are always so many great books coming out, and there’s only one of me, so I can’t get to them all. But there are some especially good titles coming out this month, including some that are the next chapter of an excellent series, so I thought I’d share them.

Shards of Hope, the latest title in Nalini Singh’s terrific Psy-Changeling series released on June 2. I’ve written before that I think the last few Psy-Changeling titles—which focus on the Psy and the Arrows—have been especially powerful, and Aden’s story maintains that intensity. A must read for Singh and Psy-Changeling fans.

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Also out June 2 was Suddenly One Summer by Julie James, who is an author always worth reading. The relationship between Victoria and Ford is smart and sexy, and takes some interesting turns before they earn their happily-ever-after.

Laura Kaye’s popular Hard Ink series comes to a close at the end of June with the release of Hard to Let Go. Kat and Beckett begin a blazing affair while the Hard Ink team gets closer to the complicated truth of the conspiracy that forced them out of the military dishonorably. It’s sizzling and action-packed.

As for the two I missed?Searching Beautiful

I love Anne Gracie’s Chance Sisters series, but I missed The Spring Bride {sniff}. Just like the last two titles, this one looks delightful and poignant. Jane Chance navigates a relationship with a mysterious rogue even while she’s convinced she needs to make a safe, sensible marriage. I’ll be reading it sometime, but not soon enough!

Jennifer Probst’s books are sexy and fun, and the Searching For series is a great concept that revolves around three friends who own a matchmaking service. Searching for Beautiful features a runaway bride and her male best friend who wants to be more—which sounds like a plot I want to dive into.

What about you? What books have you been enthralled by this month?

Bobbi Dumas is a freelance writer, book reviewer, romance advocate and founder of ReadARomanceMonth.comShe mostly writes about books and romance for NPRThe Huffington Post and Kirkus.