New contemporary romance books

Last updated: July 18, 2021

Featuring new releases by Lyssa Kay Adams, Jasmine Guillory, Kristen Callihan, L.J. Shen, Mary Kay Andrews, Taylor Jenkins Reid, Beth O'Leary, Loreth Anne White, Emily Giffin, Christina Lauren among others.

  • Isn't It Bromantic? by Lyssa Kay Adams

    Isn't It Bromantic? by Lyssa Kay Adams

    With his passion for romance novels, it was only a matter of time before Vlad wrote one.Elena Konnikova has lived her entire adult life in the shadows. As the daughter of a Russian journalist who mysteriously disappeared, she escaped danger the only way she knew how: She married her childhood friend, Vladimir, and moved to the United States, where he is a professional hockey player in Nashville...
  • While We Were Dating by Jasmine Guillory

    While We Were Dating by Jasmine Guillory

    Two people realize that it's no longer an act when they veer off-script in this sizzling romantic comedy by New York Times bestselling author Jasmine Guillory.Ben Stephens has never bothered with serious relationships. He has plenty of casual dates to keep him busy, family drama he's trying to ignore and his advertising job to focus on...
  • Exposed by Kristen Callihan

    Exposed by Kristen Callihan

    BrennaThere are some people in life who know exactly how to push your buttons. For me, it’s Rye Peterson. We can’t spend more than ten minutes together before we’re at each other’s throats, which makes working together that much harder. Rye is the bassist for Kill John, the biggest rock band in the world, and I am his publicist...
  • The Monster by L.J. Shen

    The Monster by L.J. Shen

    “Maybe we were never meant for each other. But that night at the carnival, when you showed me who you were, I figured out who I wanted to be.”The most important thing I’d ever read was scribbled on the door of a portable restroom, engraved into plastic at a carnival on the outskirts of Boston.Lust lingers, love stays.Lust is impatient, love waits.Lust burns, love warms...
  • The Newcomer by Mary Kay Andrews

    The Newcomer by Mary Kay Andrews

    The New York Times bestselling author and Queen of the Beach Reads delivers her next page-turner for the summer. Letty Carnahan is in trouble. She’s on the run from New York City; she has her four-year-old niece, Maya in tow, and her sister was found dead in the entry hall of her glamorous townhome. Letty believes she knows who did it: her sister’s awful, money-grubbing ex-husband, Eli Wingfield...
  • Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

    Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

    Malibu: August 1983. It's the day of Nina Riva's annual end-of-summer party, and anticipation is at a fever pitch. Everyone wants to be around the famous Rivas: Nina, the talented surfer and supermodel; brothers Jay and Hud, one a championship surfer, the other a renowned photographer; and their adored baby sister, Kit...
  • The Road Trip by Beth O'Leary

    The Road Trip by Beth O'Leary

    Two exes reach a new level of awkward when forced to take a road trip together in this endearing and humorous novel by the author of the international bestseller The Flatshare.What if the end of the road is just the beginning?Four years ago, Dylan and Addie fell in love under the Provence sun...
  • Beneath Devil's Bridge by Loreth Anne White

    Beneath Devil's Bridge by Loreth Anne White

    11 hours, 42 minutes A true crime podcast yields new revelations about a shocking murder in a riveting novel of suspense by Washington Post and Amazon Charts bestselling author Loreth Anne White. True crime podcaster Trinity Scott is chasing breakout success, and her brand-new serial may get her there. Her subject is Clayton Jay Pelley...
  • The Lies That Bind: A Novel by Emily Giffin

    The Lies That Bind: A Novel by Emily Giffin

    In the irresistible new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of All We Ever Wanted and Something Borrowed, a young woman falls hard for an impossibly perfect man before he disappears without a trace. . . . It's 2 A.M. on a Saturday night in the spring of 2001, and twenty-eight-year-old Cecily Gardner sits alone in a dive bar in New York's East Village, questioning her life...
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  • The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren

    The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren

    Single mom Jess Davis is a data and statistics wizard, but no amount of number crunching can convince her to step back into the dating world. Raised by her grandparents—who now help raise her seven-year-old daughter, Juno—Jess has been left behind too often to feel comfortable letting anyone in...
  • People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry

    People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry

    Two best friends. Ten summer trips. One last chance to fall in love. From the New York Times bestselling author of Beach Read, a sparkling new novel that will leave you with the warm, hazy afterglow usually reserved for the best vacations.Poppy and Alex. Alex and Poppy. They have nothing in common. She’s a wild child; he wears khakis...
  • Just Last Night: A Novel by Mhairi McFarlane

    Just Last Night: A Novel by Mhairi McFarlane

    Eve, Justin, Susie, and Ed have been friends since they were teenagers. Now in their thirties, the four are as close as ever, Thursday night bar trivia is sacred, and Eve is still secretly in love with Ed. Maybe she should have moved on by now, but she can’t stop thinking about what could have been. And she knows Ed still thinks about it, too...
  • The Newcomer: A Novel by Mary Kay Andrews

    The Newcomer: A Novel by Mary Kay Andrews

    The New York Times bestselling author and Queen of the Beach Reads delivers her next page-turner for the summer. Letty Carnahan is in trouble. She’s on the run from New York City; she has her four-year-old niece, Maya in tow, and her sister was found dead in the entry hall of her glamorous townhome. Letty believes she knows who did it: her sister’s awful, money-grubbing ex-husband, Eli Wingfield...
  • The Insiders by Tijan

    The Insiders by Tijan

    The Insiders is the first in a brand new, page-turning romance trilogy from New York Times bestseller, Tijan!Bailey is as normal as could be, with a genius IQ and a photographic memory. But still, normal for her. Then, things happen—a guy breaks into her house in the middle of the night to take her hostage...
  • The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang

    The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang

    USA Today bestselling author Helen Hoang returns with a witty and sizzling new romance that shows how wrong you can be about someone…and how right they can be for you.To most people, Quan Diep is nothing but a surly-looking, underachieving playboy. The problem is he’s not any of those things...
  • Sunset Beach: A Novel by Mary Kay Andrews

    Sunset Beach: A Novel by Mary Kay Andrews

    Drue Campbell’s life is adrift. Out of a job and down on her luck, life doesn’t seem to be getting any better when her estranged father, Brice Campbell, a flamboyant personal injury attorney, shows up at her mother’s funeral after a twenty-year absence. Worse, he’s remarried – to Drue’s eighth grade frenemy, Wendy, now his office manager. And they’re offering her a job...
  • Second First Impressions by Sally Thorne

    Second First Impressions by Sally Thorne

    Distraction (n): an extreme agitation of the mind or emotions.Ruthie Midona has worked the front desk at the Providence Luxury Retirement Villa for six years, dedicating her entire adult life to caring for the Villa’s residents, maintaining the property (with an assist from DIY YouTube tutorials), and guarding the endangered tortoises that live in the Villa’s gardens...
  • Not Pretending Anymore by Penelope Ward, Vi Keeland

    Not Pretending Anymore by Penelope Ward, Vi Keeland

    Finding a good roommate through a classified ad isn’t as easy as it sounds. I was starting to lose hope. Until a knock at my door came and God answered my prayers. Except…uh…wrong prayer, God. I’d definitely requested the big guy find me a drop-dead gorgeous man on more than one occasion...just not as my roommate. Declan Tate talked me into interviewing him anyway...
  • Badly Behaved by Meagan Brandy

    Badly Behaved by Meagan Brandy

    I’m a Monet. A chameleon. I’m whatever I must be.And what I must be is a flawless daughter, a skilled socialite, and the perfect prize to the man who signed along the dotted line. Not that I’m complaining. I’m all for a contractual agreement, a quick and clean catapult into the next phase of rich girl life. One that takes little thought, less effort, and zero devotion. It’s exactly what I want...
  • Twice Shy by Sarah Hogle

    Twice Shy by Sarah Hogle

    Can you find real love when you've always got your head in the clouds?Maybell Parish has always been a dreamer and a hopeless romantic. But living in her own world has long been preferable to dealing with the disappointments of real life. So when Maybell inherits a charming house in the Smokies from her Great-Aunt Violet, she seizes the opportunity to make a fresh start...
  • Life's Too Short by Abby Jimenez

    Life's Too Short by Abby Jimenez

    A brilliant and touching romantic comedy from the USA Today bestselling author of The Friend Zone and The Happy Ever After Playlist.Vanessa lives life on her own terms — one day at a time, every day to its fullest. She isn’t willing to waste a moment or miss out on an experience when she has no idea whether she shares the same fatal genetic condition as her mother...
  • The Intimacy Experiment by Rosie Danan

    The Intimacy Experiment by Rosie Danan

    Naomi and Ethan will test the boundaries of love in this provocative romance from the author of the ground-breaking debut, The Roommate.Naomi Grant has built her life around going against the grain. After the sex-positive start-up she cofounded becomes an international sensation, she wants to extend her educational platform to live lecturing...
  • The Dating Plan by Sara Desai

    The Dating Plan by Sara Desai

    Daisy Patel is a software engineer who understands lists and logic better than bosses and boyfriends. With her life all planned out, and no interest in love, the one thing she can't give her family is the marriage they expect. Left with few options, she asks her childhood crush to be her decoy fiance.Liam Murphy is a venture capitalist with something to prove...
  • One Step to You by Federico Moccia

    One Step to You by Federico Moccia

    From an international bestselling author, this modern romance story explores whether distance and separation can ever keep true love apart.One Step to You has captured the hearts of millions and garnered a dedicated fan base across the world...
  • Make It Sweet by Kristen Callihan

    Make It Sweet by Kristen Callihan

    From New York Times bestselling author Kristen Callihan comes a charming, emotional romance about redefining dreams and discovering unlikely love along the way.Life for Emma isn’t good. The world knows her as Princess Anya on Dark Castle, but then her character gets the axe—literally. The cherry on top is finding her boyfriend in bed with another woman...
  • Nate by Tijan

    Nate by Tijan

    Nate Monson was gorgeous, obnoxiously wealthy, and a player. He was also the person who could destroy my world with a single decision. I walked into that bar looking for him. He saw me. I saw him. The chemistry sizzled between us, but no. I hated Nate Monson. I hated him with everything in me, even though my body did not. It didn’t matter. Nothing I wanted mattered...
  • The Four Winds: A Novel by Kristin Hannah

    The Four Winds: A Novel by Kristin Hannah

    The Four Winds, by #1 New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah, is an epic novel of love and heroism and hope, set against the backdrop of one of America's most defining eras—the Great Depression."If I close my eyes, I can still taste the dust..."Texas, 1934. Millions are out of work and a drought has broken the Great Plains. Farmers are fighting to keep their land and their livelihoods...
  • Don't Kiss the Bride: An Age Gap, Marriage of Convenience Romance by Carian Cole

    Don't Kiss the Bride: An Age Gap, Marriage of Convenience Romance by Carian Cole

    I guess you could say I was a damsel in distress, and he was my knight in shining armor.But more accurately, I was a girl with a lot of bad luck, and he was a guy with a lot of muscles and tattoos.Jude “Lucky” Lucketti wasn’t just a sexy, brooding construction worker. He was my own personal hero who seemed to be in all the right places at the right times...
  • Don't Kiss the Bride: An Age Gap, Marriage of Convenience Romance by Carian Cole

    Don't Kiss the Bride: An Age Gap, Marriage of Convenience Romance by Carian Cole

    I guess you could say I was a damsel in distress, and he was my knight in shining armor.But more accurately, I was a girl with a lot of bad luck, and he was a guy with a lot of muscles and tattoos.Jude “Lucky” Lucketti wasn’t just a sexy, brooding construction worker. He was my own personal hero who seemed to be in all the right places at the right times...
  • The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon

    The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon

    Public radio co-hosts navigate mixed signals in Rachel Lynn Solomon's sparkling romantic comedy debut.Shay Goldstein has been a producer at her Seattle public radio station for nearly a decade, and she can't imagine working anywhere else...