I'm also still on the hunt for good gothic romances, so A Dreadful Splendor, a 2022 release I missed, really hit that spot for me. It's a page-turner of a house-based mystery with a slow burn love story threaded throughout.
I'm putting together a separate post with my round-up of favorite 2023 romance releases, so stay tuned for that!
Boo Thang by Rilzy Adams (contemporary romance, erotic romance)
You're Not Supposed to Die Tonight by Kalynn Bayron (young adult horror, thriller)
Liar's Beach by Katie Cotugno (young adult thriller/suspense)
Shucked by Kate Canterbary (contemporary romance)
Never Meant to Stay by Trisha Das (contemporary romance)
Prince of Scandal by Nicola Davidson (erotic historical romance)
An Earl, His Valet, and Their Wife by Nicola Davidson (erotic historical romance, polyam romance)
What Lies in the Woods by Kate Alice Marshall (thriller, suspense)
A Dreadful Splendor by B.R. Myers (historical mystery, gothic romance)
Keep You Both by Kathryn Nolan (contemporary polyam romance, erotic romance)
Charlotte Illes is Not a Detective by Katie Siegel (mystery, cozy mystery)
The Stranger I Wed by Harper St. George (out 4/23/24, historical romance)
Meet Cute Bookshop (such a great store!), I bought JAL's The Legend of Lyon Redmond, which I somehow never read before this.
Currently reading: Mickey Chambers Shakes it Up by Charish Reid.
On the TBR/wish list
Isabel and the Rogue by Liana de la Rosa
'Til Heist Do Us Part by Sara Desai
The House of Last Resort by Christopher Golden
Blood Betrayal by Ausma Zehanat Khan
The Curious Secrets of Yesterday by Namrata Patel