New contemporary romance books

Last updated: August 8, 2022

Featuring new releases by Mhairi McFarlane, Katherine Center, Ali Hazelwood, Tate James, Tia Williams, Ali Hazelwood, Emily Giffin, Christina Lauren, Carley Fortune, Carley Fortune among others.

  • Mad About You by Mhairi McFarlane

    Mad About You by Mhairi McFarlane

    International bestseller Mhairi McFarlane delivers a sharp, emotional new novel about a woman who calls off her engagement to "the perfect man" and moves in with a charming stranger who makes her question everything about her life, her past, and the secrets she's kept for far too long…Harriet Hatley is the most in-demand wedding photographer in town, but she doesn’t believe in romance, loathes...
  • The Bodyguard by Katherine Center

    The Bodyguard by Katherine Center

    She’s got his back. Hannah Brooks looks more like a kindgerten teacher than somebody who could kill you with a wine bottle opener. Or a ballpoint pen. Or a dinner napkin. But the truth is, she’s an Executive Protection Agent (aka "bodyguard"), and she just got hired to protect superstar actor Jack Stapleton from his middle-aged, corgi-breeding stalker. He’s got her heart...
  • Below Zero by Ali Hazelwood

    Below Zero by Ali Hazelwood

    From the New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis comes a new steamy, STEMinist novella…It will take the frosty terrain of the Arctic to show these rival scientists that their chemistry burns hot.Mara, Sadie, and Hannah are friends first, scientists always...
  • Kill Order by Tate James

    Kill Order by Tate James

    THE GUILD is a new series born from the Shadow Grove world. While some characters have been met in the existing MADISON KATE and HADES series, their cameos were not crucial to THE GUILD storyline. ◆◆◆kill ordernouna document issued by the Circle allowing for the murder of a mercenary with no agency repercussions...
  • Seven Days in June by Tia Williams

    Seven Days in June by Tia Williams

    A Best Book of 2021: NPR • Kirkus • Marie Claire • PopSugar • New York Public Library • Bustle • Reader’s Digest • Literary HubA Best Book of the Summer: Harper’s Bazaar • Oprah Daily • Shondaland • The Los Angeles Times • CBS News • PureWow • Good Housekeeping • BuzzFeed • theSkimm A Best Romance of 2021: The Washington Post • USA Today • Vulture • Goodreads • BookPage • BuzzFeed • Happy...
  • Stuck with You by Ali Hazelwood

    Stuck with You by Ali Hazelwood

    Nothing like a little rivalry between scientists to take love to the next level.Mara, Sadie, and Hannah are friends first, scientists always...
  • Meant to Be by Emily Giffin

    Meant to Be by Emily Giffin

    The Kingsley family is practically American royalty, beloved for their military heroics, political service, and unmatched elegance. When Joseph S. Kingsley III is born in 1960, he inherits the weight of that legacy. Growing up with all the Kingsley looks and charisma, Joe should have no problem taking up the mantle after his father’s untimely death...
  • Something Wilder by Christina Lauren

    Something Wilder by Christina Lauren

    Growing up the daughter of notorious treasure hunter and absentee father Duke Wilder left Lily without much patience for the profession…or much money in the bank. But Lily is nothing if not resourceful, and now uses Duke’s coveted hand-drawn maps to guide tourists on fake treasure hunts through the red rock canyons of Utah...
  • Every Summer After by Carley Fortune

    Every Summer After by Carley Fortune

    Six summers to fall in love. One moment to fall apart. A weekend to get it right. They say you can never go home again, and for Persephone Fraser, ever since she made the biggest mistake of her life a decade ago, that has felt too true...
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  • Every Summer After by Carley Fortune

    Every Summer After by Carley Fortune

    Six summers to fall in love. One moment to fall apart. A weekend to get it right. They say you can never go home again, and for Persephone Fraser, ever since she made the biggest mistake of her life a decade ago, that has felt too true...
  • Book Lovers by Emily Henry

    Book Lovers by Emily Henry

    One summer. Two rivals. A plot twist they didn’t see coming…Nora Stephens’ life is books—she’s read them all—and she is not that type of heroine. Not the plucky one, not the laidback dream girl, and especially not the sweetheart. In fact, the only people Nora is a heroine for are her clients, for whom she lands enormous deals as a cutthroat literary agent, and her beloved little sister Libby...
  • Ruthless Rival by L.J. Shen

    Ruthless Rival by L.J. Shen

    When she was young, Arya Roth became best friends with her housekeeper’s son. Soon, friendship turned to young love, and when Arya dared him to kiss her, a chain reaction of disastrous events led to the boy being sent away and out of Arya’s life.Now, two decades later, Arya is an on-the-rise publicist with her beloved father as one of her biggest clients...
  • Under One Roof by Ali Hazelwood

    Under One Roof by Ali Hazelwood

    From the New York Times best-selling author of The Love Hypothesis comes a new steamy, STEMinist novella….A scientist should never cohabitate with her annoyingly hot nemesis – it leads to combustion.Mara, Sadie, and Hannah are friends first, scientists always...
  • I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston

    I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston

    From the New York Times bestselling author of One Last Stop and Red, White & Royal Blue comes a debut YA romantic comedy about chasing down what you want, only to find what you need...Chloe Green is so close to winning...
  • Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason

    Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason

    A compulsively readable debut novel—spiky, sharp, intriguingly dark, and tender—about a woman on the edge that combines the psychological insight of Sally Rooney with the sharp humor of Nina Stibbe and the emotional resonance of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine.Martha Friel just turned forty. Once, she worked at Vogue and planned to write a novel. Now, she creates internet content...
  • Part of Your World by Abby Jimenez

    Part of Your World by Abby Jimenez

    The New York Times bestselling author of Life's Too Short delivers a refreshingly modern fairy tale perfect for fans of Casey McQuiston and Emily Henry.After a wild bet, gourmet grilled-cheese sandwich, and cuddle with a baby goat, Alexis Montgomery has had her world turned upside down...
  • Playing the Field   by L.H. Cosway, Penny Reid, R.S. Grey, Helena Hunting

    Playing the Field by L.H. Cosway, Penny Reid, R.S. Grey, Helena Hunting

    Ten full-length novels from some of your favorite bestselling romance authors! Grab the Playing the Field Box Set for a limited time. All proceeds will benefit The Bookworm Box. This special book bundle features sports romance at its finest...
  • The No-Show by Beth O'Leary

    The No-Show by Beth O'Leary

    Three women. Three dates. One missing man...8.52. Siobhan's been looking forward to her breakfast date with Joseph. She was surprised when he suggested it - she normally sees him late at night in her hotel room. Breakfast with Joseph on Valentine's Day surely means something ... so where is he?14.43...
  • The No-Show by Beth O'Leary

    The No-Show by Beth O'Leary

    Three women who seemingly have nothing in common find that they're involved with the same man in this smart new rom-com by Beth O'Leary, bestselling author of The Flatshare.Siobhan is a quick-tempered life coach with way too much on her plate. Miranda is a tree surgeon used to being treated as just one of the guys on the job...
  • Again, Rachel by Marian Keyes

    Again, Rachel by Marian Keyes

    In her twenties, Rachel Walsh was a mess. Since her spell in rehab, though, she's come a long way on the road to recovery - and now, she's ready to go back to where it all began. But this time, the student has become the teacher. She used to hate the staff in charge of treating her addiction. Now, she's one of them.Rachel's finally got herself on track - but life never stops being messay...
  • Nightingale: An Anthology for Ukraine by Jennifer Probst, Katee Robert, Penny Reid, Rebecca Yarros

    Nightingale: An Anthology for Ukraine by Jennifer Probst, Katee Robert, Penny Reid, Rebecca Yarros

    NIGHTINGALE is a romance anthology with over FIFTY original, never-before-seen stories from bestselling authors. 100% of the royalties will be donated to relief and human rights organizations working in Ukraine. NIGHTINGALE is only available for a limited time, so one-click your copy before it's gone...
  • Dead Drop by Tate James

    Dead Drop by Tate James

    dead dropnouna method of espionage tradecraft used to pass items or information between two individuals using a secret location. All I’ve ever known is the Guild. They clothed me, fed me, raised me. They trained me. And in return I became their perfect weapon, their loyal soldier, their deadly asset. For as long as I can remember, the Guild has been my life...
  • Life and Fate by Vasily Grossman, Robert Chandler, Polly Jones

    Life and Fate by Vasily Grossman, Robert Chandler, Polly Jones

    Based around the pivotal WWII battle of Stalingrad (1942-3), where the German advance into Russia was eventually halted by the Red Army, and around an extended family, the Shaposhnikovs, and their many friends and acquaintances, Life and Fate recounts the experience of characters caught up in an immense struggle between opposing armies and ideologies...
  • One Night on the Island by Josie Silver

    One Night on the Island by Josie Silver

    10 hours, 21 minutes From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of One Day in December . . . When a double-booking at a remote one-room cabin accidentally throws two solace seekers together, it feels like a cruel twist of fate...
  • Empire of Hate by Rina Kent

    Empire of Hate by Rina Kent

    My boss. My enemy.I escaped my life.Leaving everything behind wasn’t easy, but I did it.I turned the page and flew over the ocean.This is my new beginning.My new chapter.My new book.Or so I hoped before I met my new boss. Daniel Sterling.Rich as sin, illegally attractive, and the face of every magazine cover.Oh, and the reason why I escaped in the first place.I made his high school life hell...
  • Hook, Line, and Sinker by Tessa Bailey

    Hook, Line, and Sinker by Tessa Bailey

    In the follow-up to It Happened One Summer, Tessa Bailey delivers another deliciously fun rom-com about a former player who accidentally falls for his best friend while trying to help her land a different man...King crab fisherman Fox Thornton has a reputation as a sexy, carefree flirt. Everyone knows he's a guaranteed good time--in bed and out--and that's exactly how he prefers it...
  • Mr. Wrong Number by Lynn Painter

    Mr. Wrong Number by Lynn Painter

    Things get textual when a steamy message from a random wrong number turns into a thrilling anonymous relationship in this hilarious rom-com by Lynn Painter.Bad luck has always followed Olivia Marshall...or maybe she's just the screw-up her family thinks she is...
  • The Rake by L.J. Shen

    The Rake by L.J. Shen

    Boston’s most infamous femme fatale meets her match in a dangerously mild Englishman who has vowed to never marry in this romantic standalone from Washington Post bestselling author L.J. Shen. Emmabelle Penrose has cruised through life never needing a man, a plan that has worked stunningly well until about five minutes ago, when she decided she must have a baby...
  • One Night on the Island by Josie Silver

    One Night on the Island by Josie Silver

    Spending her thirtieth birthday alone is the last thing that dating columnist Cleo wanted, but she is going on a self-coupling quasi-sabbatical--at the insistence of her boss--in the name of re-energizing herself and adding a new perspective to her column...
  • Dukes of Ruin by Angel Lawson, Samantha Rue

    Dukes of Ruin by Angel Lawson, Samantha Rue

    The crowns of Forsyth Royalty aren’t built with jewels. They’re forged in blood and sacrifice.The Lords never expected Story Austin to walk back into their life.They certainly never thought she’d rise to be their Queen.But they aren’t the only Royals in Forsyth...