Refreshing new romances to add to your May TBR


The month of flowers, of mothers, of the fourth and the fifth, and of diverse heritages is also Get Caught Reading Month. Start with our Texas Romance Reads featured titles.  


Fake Dating 

Meghna Raman defied her parents’ wishes and followed her life’s passion, becoming a theater teacher and aspiring playwright. When she discovers that her beloved writing partner, best friend, and secret crush, Seth, is engaged—and not to her—she realizes he’s about to become the one that got away. Even worse, he’s asked her to be his best man. And worse than that, she’s agreed. Determined to try and move on, Meghna agrees to let her parents introduce her to a potential match. Maybe she could marry the engineer that her parents still wish she’d become. 


Grumpy engineer Karthik Murthy has seen enough of his parents’ marriage to know it’s not for him. He agreed to his mother’s matchmaking attempts to make her happy, never dreaming he would meet someone as vibrant as Meghna. Though he can’t offer her something real, a fake engagement could help Meghna soothe the sting of planning Seth’s wedding festivities and Karthik avoid the absurd number of setups his mother has planned for him. 


As the two find common ground, grow protective of each other’s hearts, and start to fall for the traits they originally thought they hated, an undeniable chemistry emerges. But soon, their expectations and insecurities threaten something that’s become a lot more real than they’d planned. 


Say You’ll Be Mine is a delightful trip back to the heyday of swoony romantic comedies from the 1990s, but with a deep and poignant look at the effects of culture and family in our most intimate relationships. It’s now available from your favorite booksellers.  


Naina Kumar is a lawyer by day and a reader and writer of romance at night. She lives in Texas, close to her family whose antics provide endless inspiration. When she’s not writing, she enjoys taking her rowdy rescue dog on walks, rewatching Gilmore Girls on a loop, and shopping at HEB. Say You’ll Be Mine is her debut novel. 


Biker Romance 

Desert, Death, and Diaper Cream: You can only run so far before the past catches you… 


Viper, Concrete Angels’ surveillance expert 


So much for being the club’s surveillance expert. Viper failed to notice when her first boyfriend joined the club right under her nose. Granted, he’s thirty years older, has silver in his scruff, and is hotter than a Texas summer. But she’s supposed to be dead, and he belongs to the past that could actually kill her. So, she ran off to New Mexico to find solutions, but instead she finds a baby, along with the baby’s  murdered parents. Not exactly the safe haven Viper thought it would be. Especially when the man she’s avoiding comes after her. 


Trigger, Concrete Angels’ most discreet investor 


Trigger never expected to see Aeryn Stratton nee Dreyfuss ever again. Not since he was told she’d been killed some twenty years ago. When she showed up at the club’s New Year’s Eve party as a raven-haired badass biker chick, he damn near swallowed his tongue. But now she’s disappeared again, and not even Loki will tell him where she’s gone. The problem is, she’s the only woman he’s ever loved, and he wants the chance he didn’t take with her all those decades ago. But Trigger is not the only one looking for her, and if her past finds her before he does, she might end up dead for real. 


Running From the Texas Millionaire is Book 5 of the Concrete Angels MC series. It’s available from major booksellers starting May 13.  


Siobhan Muir lives in Cheyenne, Wyoming, with her husband, two daughters, a kitten who thinks he’s a dog, a cat who’s not impressed with him, and the dog who just wants to go for a walk. Siobhan writes kick-ass adventure with hot sex for men and women to enjoy. She believes in happily ever after, redemption, and communication, all of which you will find in her paranormal romance and dauntless romance stories. 

Maida Malby is celebrating Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander authors on their heritage month with reviews and features on her blog Carpe Diem Chronicles at and various social media pages (@maidamalbyauthor or @MaidaMalby). She is also drafting a new multicultural contemporary destination romance short story with a Filipina-Hawaiian heroine for a sports anthology releasing this fall.