Upcoming Books for May 2023

Practice Makes Perfect

When the owner of the local flower shop in Rome, Kentucky, makes a questionable agreement with a tattooed bad boy, a delightful friends-to-lovers romance begins to bloom – from the author of When in Rome and TikTok sensation, The Cheat Sheet.

Praise for Sarah’s Adams’ charming rom-coms:

A delectable romance, sweet and satisfying as a slice of warm apple pie’ CHLOE LIESE

‘Sarah Adams’ books are woven with pure sunshine and rainbows . . . It’s everything you could want in a small town romance, along with a heaping dollop of her signature wit and sparkling charm’ AMY LEA

‘You can always count on a Sarah Adams rom-com to be equal parts funny, sweet, and swoony’ SOPHIE SULLIVAN.

Release date 2nd MAY

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Meet Me at the Lake

‘A beautiful, heart-tugging, love story about secrets, lies, missed connections and second chances’ JILL SANTOPOLO

‘A breathtaking tale of star-crossed lovers that gripped me from page one’ ELENA ARMAS

‘A perfect summery blend of sexy romance and second chances’ ASHLEY POSTON

‘A tender, sweet story that captures the joy and sorrow of growing up’ ELISSA SUSSMAN

‘Carley Fortune is the master of the love story’ ANNABEL MONAGHAN

‘THE quintessential book of summer’ AMY LEA

A random connection sends two strangers on a daylong adventure where they make a promise one keeps and the other breaks, with life-changing effects, in this breathtaking new novel from author of the New York Times bestselling and TikTok hit Every Summer After.

Release date 2nd MAY

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Chain-Gang All-Stars 

Brought to you by Penguin.

Enter a world where, watched by millions, prisoners fight like gladiators for the ultimate prize: their freedom. Perfect for fans of The Handmaid’s Tale, Squid Game and Watchmen

**A MOST ANTICIPATED TITLE OF 2023 from The Independent, Elle, The Millions, Salon, Washington Post, Seattle Times, Huffington Post, Oprah Daily,The Week, Book Riot, Lit-Reactor, Goodreads, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus AND MANY MORE**

Welcome to Chain-Gang All-Stars, the popular and highly controversial programme inside America’s prison system. In packed arenas, watched by millions of live-stream viewers, prisoners compete as gladiators for the ultimate prize: their freedom.

Fan favourites Loretta Thurwar and Hamara ‘Hurricane Staxxx’ Stacker are teammates and lovers. Thurwar is nearing the end of her time on the circuit, free in just a few matches, a fact she carries as heavily as her lethal hammer. As she prepares for her final encounters, as protestors gather at the gates, and as the programme’s corporate owners stack the odds against her – will the price be simply too high?

Roxane Gay’s May Selection for the Audacious Book Club

Release date 2nd MAY

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