Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Can't Wait Wednesday!

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

I am combining CWW with Books From the Backlog hosted by Carole at Carole's Random Life in Books. This will allow me to feature some newly "rediscovered" books, which I plan on reading, alongside a new release.

This week I can't wait for

The Husbands
 by Holly Gramazio
Published by Doubleday on April 2, 2024
Age/Genres: Adult, Fiction

An exuberant debut, The Husbands delights in how do we navigate life, love, and choice in a world of never-ending options?

When Lauren returns home to her flat in London late one night, she is greeted at the door by her husband, Michael. There’s only one problem—she’s not married. She’s never seen this man before in her life. But according to her friends, her much-improved decor, and the photos on her phone, they’ve been together for years.

As Lauren tries to puzzle out how she could be married to someone she can’t remember meeting, Michael goes to the attic to change a lightbulb and abruptly disappears. In his place, a new man emerges, and a new, slightly altered life re-forms around her. Realizing that her attic is creating an infinite supply of husbands, Lauren confronts the If swapping lives is as easy as changing a lightbulb, how do you know you’ve taken the right path? When do you stop trying to do better and start actually living?

Must be interesting to find a husband in your home when you aren't married. And then! It is discovered that the attic is an endless source of husbands.  I don't know about you, but I want to know what is going on here. This is another book that takes on those what-ifs with Lauren frequently changing lives via her new husband. I enjoy these types of stories because they tend to be thought provoking, and sometimes it good to read things that make me think. 

 by Maria Adair
Published by Kensington Publishing on October 25, 2022
Age/Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

In a witty modern twist on How Stella Got Her Groove Back, New York Times bestselling author Marina Adair blends the fun of falling in love with a thoughtful and heartfelt exploration of modern family dynamics when two former teenage crushes reunite unexpectedly for a second chance at love. Complicated and steamy, Situationship shines a light on romantic and family relationships that don’t easily fit into any box.

The sand and surf of California’s coastal Pacific Cove is the charming backdrop for New York Times bestselling author Marina Adair’s fun and sexy novel about getting back on track after life makes a sharp left turn—and finding you’ve arrived in just the right place to get back your mojo . . .

Teagan Bianchi has survived a road trip with rambunctious toddler twins and a large mutt named Garbage Disposal. She clings to a tattered scrap of hope that moving into her late grandmother’s house is the best way to repair her failing business—and the sad shreds of her life—after the man who promised her forever lost everything they had. But she’s barely arrived when she finds herself face to face with her teenage crush, now an irresistible man—who still happens to live next door . . .

Veterinarian Colin West is closer to being an empty nester than a soccer dad. His marriage lasted only long enough to give him his beloved daughter, and he has no regrets. But as she readies for college, Colin contemplates his own future—which is, of course, exactly when his past shows up, as gorgeous as ever, and twice as fascinating. But Teagan torpedoed his plans once before. Is he crazy to consider letting her into his life again? Is Teagan ready to admit what she’s really afraid of? Could this unexpected “situationship” be forever?

I had previously enjoyed Adair's When in Rome series (where's that last book?) and have been meaning to read more of her backlist. When Situationship popped up at the library, I thought it sounded fun, and we all know I am here for a reunion between teenage loves. That's a trope that always seems to work for me, but I also want to be there for Teegan's comeback. She returned home to try and reassemble her life, and if there's one thing I enjoy more than a second chance romance, it's a comeback story. 

What are you waiting on?
Let us know in the comments!


  1. Ooh, The Husbands sounds pretty crazy - I wonder if the attic is creating the "husband" she needs at that moment?

  2. The Adair cover very much gives me Jill Shalvis and RaeAnne Thayne vibes. I like the sound of the story, too - a blend of women's fiction and romance.

    1. I finished that book the other day. It fits with Shalvis and Thayne. It was fun and cute, hit the spot.

  3. The Husbands has an interesting premise. I hope you love it.

  4. Love the cover to Situationship and like Tanya said above it gives me Shalvis and Thayne vibes, which is a good thing! As you know, I love them both!

    1. I had that blend of romance and women's fiction that is a winning combination for me and is signature to Shalvis' newer releases. I enjoyed Situationship very much.

  5. Ohh I LOVE the sound of The Husbands, sounds like such a fun, thought-provoking read. Thanks for sharing! :)