Top new romance books in May 2020

Last updated: May 31, 2020

May 2020 featuring new releases by L.J. Shen, Suzanne Collins, Cora Reilly, Emily Henry, R.S. Grey, Kristen Ashley, Emma Chase, Maddie Dawson, Mary Kay Andrews, Jewel E. Ann and many more.

  • The Hunter by L.J. Shen

    The Hunter by L.J. Shen

    Hunter: I didn’t mean to star in a sex tape, okay?It was just one of those unexplainable things. Like Stonehenge, Police Academy 2, and morning glory clouds.It just happened.Now my ball-busting father is sentencing me to six months of celibacy, sobriety, and morbid boredom under the roof of Boston’s nerdiest girl alive, Sailor Brennan...
  • The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

    The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

    It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the 10th annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games...
  • Bound by the Past by Cora Reilly

    Bound by the Past by Cora Reilly

    DanteMy life is a tale of betrayal.I killed so many because they betrayed our cause, because they betrayed the Outfit.A hypocrite. A liar. A murderer. That’s what I am.Five times I betrayed the Outfit. With my blood I made a vow to our cause, swore my life to it, promised to put the Outfit first. Above all else.Five times I chose a woman over the good of the Outfit. I betrayed my father. My vow...
  • Beach Read by Emily Henry

    Beach Read by Emily Henry

    A romance writer who no longer believes in love and a literary writer stuck in a rut engage in a summer-long challenge that may just upend everything they believe about happily ever afters.Augustus Everett is an acclaimed author of literary fiction. January Andrews writes bestselling romance. When she pens a happily ever after, he kills off his entire cast.They're polar opposites...
  • Love the One You Hate by R.S. Grey

    Love the One You Hate by R.S. Grey

    Nicholas Hunt is the man I hate.For good reason.His opinion of me is tainted by prejudice even before my arrival at his grandmother’s estate, and my first impression of him is just as abysmal.His arrogance and icy demeanor make it clear that he’s the type of man who’s best handled at a distance.Fortunately, space shouldn’t be an issue inside this Gilded Age mansion and its lush gardens...
  • Dream Maker by Kristen Ashley

    Dream Maker by Kristen Ashley

    From the New York Times bestselling author of the Dream Man and Rock Chick series comes a brand new story about love, friendship, and the bonds of sisterhood. Evie is a bonafide nerd and a hyper-intelligent chick who has worked her whole life to get what she wants. Growing up, she had no support from her family and has only ever been able to rely on herself...
  • Dirty Charmer by Emma Chase

    Dirty Charmer by Emma Chase

    Abigail Haddock is stunning, sensible, and some would say . . . stuffy. But it’s not really her fault. She was raised in one of Wessco’s oldest, most affluent, aristocratic families—“stuffy” is their middle name. So is successful. Abby’s working overtime to distinguish herself as a top-notch physician, just as her family legacy demands. She doesn’t have time for nonsense...
  • A Happy Catastrophe by Maddie Dawson

    A Happy Catastrophe by Maddie Dawson

    FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF 'MATCHMAKING FOR BEGINNERS' COMES A NOVEL ABOUT LOVE, LOSS, AND THE BEAUTIFUL MESS OF FAMILY.Marnie MacGraw and Patrick Delaney have been in love for a few years now, enough to realize that they are imperfectly perfect together. Still, there are somethings that maybe need a little attention. Marnie's ebullient; he's brooding...
  • Hello, Summer by Mary Kay Andrews

    Hello, Summer by Mary Kay Andrews

    New York Times bestselling author and Queen of the Beach Reads Mary Kay Andrews delivers her next blockbuster, Hello Summer. Conley Hawkins left her family’s small town newspaper, The Silver Bay Beacon, in the rear view mirror years ago. Now, after ten years of blood, sweat, and tears, Conley is exactly where she wants to be and is about to take a fancy new position at a New York City newspaper...
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  • Fortuity: A Standalone Contemporary Romance by Jewel E. Ann

    Fortuity: A Standalone Contemporary Romance by Jewel E. Ann

    From USA Today & Wall Street Journal bestselling author Jewel E. Ann comes a beautiful, passionate, and powerful story about unexpected love, sacrifice, and daring to dream again.Forty-something Gracelyn Glock is living the dream. No husband.No retirement plan.And since her self-imposed man-ban—no need to shave above her knees.After a tragic accident, Gracelyn inherits her ten-year-old nephew...
  • And Both Were Young by Madeleine L'Engle

    And Both Were Young by Madeleine L'Engle

    Flip doesn't think she'll ever fit in at the Swiss boarding school chosen by her father's girl friend.  Besides being homesick for her father and Connecticut, she isn't sophisticated like the other girls, and discussions about boys leave her tongue-tied.  Her happiest times are spent apart from the others, sketching or wandering in the mountains...
  • California Dreamin' by Saffron A. Kent

    California Dreamin' by Saffron A. Kent

    Everyone thinks Dean Collins is too old for Fallon Blackwood. Her parents, her friends, even Dean himself.In fact, he wants her to date guys her own age. But Fallon doesn’t care about that.All she cares about is that she can’t take his eyes off Dean, her neighbor, her best friend, the guy who taught her to ride a bike and to climb trees...
  • Unforgettable by Melanie Harlow

    Unforgettable by Melanie Harlow

    Back then, I had it all.Wicked fastball. Killer instinct. Cocky grin. Full package. (And believe me, I knew how to score.)My senior year, I was a first round draft pick with a two-million-dollar signing bonus. Before I could even legally buy myself a beer, I made my Major League debut. Point is, I was invincible.Until one day I wasn’t...
  • Sure Shot by Sarina Bowen

    Sure Shot by Sarina Bowen

    A new stand-alone hockey romance from USA Today bestseller Sarina Bowen. On the eve of her thirtieth birthday, sports agent Bess Beringer is ready to make some changes. Armed with a five-year plan—indexed and color coded—she’ll tackle her personal life with the same zeal that she brings to her successful agency...
  • May Contain Wine by Lani Lynn Vale

    May Contain Wine by Lani Lynn Vale

    This is for charity. This is for fun. You are a professional. You can do it.Those are the words that Calloway Alvarez chants to herself as she watches all the large men gather into the small room where she’ll be doing the interviews for her employer—Hero Magazine.Honestly, she’s convinced herself that she can’t accomplish the task at hand...
  • A Week at the Shore by Barbara Delinsky

    A Week at the Shore by Barbara Delinsky

    In her new bestseller, New York Times bestselling Barbara Delinsky explores how lives and relationships are forever changed when three sisters reunite at their family Rhode Island beach house.One phone call is all it takes to lure real estate photographer Mallory Aldiss back to her family Rhode Island beach home...
  • The Teaching Hours by Sara Ney

    The Teaching Hours by Sara Ney

    **Initially published as a short story, released in the "Team Player 2: A Sports Anthology," in September of 2019Everyone says Rex Gunderson isn't boyfriend material. Everyone says he isn't serious enough. Everyone says he’s a joke. Rumor has it, the disgraced ex-manager of the wrestling team left campus with his tail between his legs...
  • Asher by Carian Cole

    Asher by Carian Cole

    I should have died.I should have been forgotten.But I didn’t, and I wasn’t.Living the life most women only dream about, I was madly in love with my soulmate—Asher Valentine—amazing husband, loving father, and rock’s favorite kick-ass frontman. A man who loved me every day, in every way, since we first met as teens. We were blessed with a beautiful daughter who was the light of our life...
  • Barbarian's Treasure by Ruby Dixon

    Barbarian's Treasure by Ruby Dixon

    Everyone knows Megan and Cashol hit it off the moment they resonated… didn’t they? But when Josie goes into labor, an off-hand comment makes Megan point out to her friend that no, things weren’t always so smooth. Just because resonance is immediate doesn’t mean it’s immediately perfect.But also…just because it’s an instant bond doesn’t mean it’s wrong. Sometimes it’s very, very right...
  • On Ocean Boulevard by Mary Alice Monroe

    On Ocean Boulevard by Mary Alice Monroe

    The New York Times bestselling author of The Summer Guests returns at long last to her beloved Beach House series in this breathtaking novel about one family’s summer of forging new beginnings against the enduring beauty and resilience of the natural world.It’s been sixteen years since Caretta “Cara” Rutledge has returned home to the beautiful shores of Charleston, South Carolina...
  • Beautifully Cruel by J.T. Geissinger

    Beautifully Cruel by J.T. Geissinger

    Alpha (noun): 1) Having the highest rank in a dominance hierarchy 2) The most powerful man in a group 3) Dominic Black He was a stranger to me, a dark and dangerous presence who materialized from the shadows one rainy night to save me from a vicious attack. I didn’t know his name or where he was from. All I knew was that the only place I’d ever felt safe was in his arms...
  • Stone Princess by Devney Perry

    Stone Princess by Devney Perry

    Presley Marks has just become a cliché: the jilted bride. Wearing a white dress, standing in front of her friends and family, she announces that her fiancé—according to his text—has forgotten about the wedding. Humiliated and angry, she hides from the world in the mundane routine of her life. Working at the Clifton Forge Garage isn’t glamorous, but it’s safe from the spotlight...
  • Like a Wolf with a Bone by Shelly Laurenston

    Like a Wolf with a Bone by Shelly Laurenston

    Quiet little Darla Lewis doesn’t know what to think when the most-feared member of the South’s rowdiest wolf pack kidnaps her. Does he want to protect her or kill her? It could be either! Everyone knows about Egbert Ray Smith and how dangerous he is. Every pack avoids him, and the U.S. military uses him as their own killing machine...
  • The Water Keeper by Charles Martin

    The Water Keeper by Charles Martin

    A riveting new story of heroism, heartache, and the power of love to heal all wounds. Murphy Shepherd is a man with many secrets. He lives alone on an island, tending the grounds for a church with no parishioners, and he’s dedicated his life to rescuing those in peril. But as he mourns the loss of his mentor and friend, Murph himself may be more lost than he realizes...
  • Something to Talk About by Meryl Wilsner

    Something to Talk About by Meryl Wilsner

    A showrunner and her assistant give the world something to talk about when they accidentally fuel a ridiculous rumor in this debut romance.Hollywood powerhouse Jo is photographed making her assistant Emma laugh on the red carpet, and just like that, the tabloids declare them a couple. The so-called scandal couldn't come at a worse time—threatening Emma's promotion and Jo's new movie...
  • The Modern Gentleman by Meghan Quinn

    The Modern Gentleman by Meghan Quinn

    Have you ever hit rock bottom? I embarrassingly have.It’s why I’m wearing my girl's decorative scarf over my head, clutching her lady drink to my chest, and singing ever so softly to Joni Mitchell while swaying back and forth. This is what therapists refer to as LOSING IT...
  • Queen Move by Kennedy Ryan

    Queen Move by Kennedy Ryan

    The boy who always felt like mine is now the man I can't have… Dig a little and you'll find photos of me in the bathtub with Ezra Stern.Get your mind out of the gutter. We were six months old.Pry and one of us might confess we saved our first kiss for each other. The most clumsy, wet, sloppy . . . spectacular thirty seconds of my adolescence...
  • These Walls Can Talk: a new play by Tanya Eby, Joe Arden, Andi Arndt, Teddy Hamilton

    These Walls Can Talk: a new play by Tanya Eby, Joe Arden, Andi Arndt, Teddy Hamilton

    It's totally normal to fall in love with an audiobook narrator's voice, right?Right. Just ask Vera, who listens to "her" guy whenever and wherever she can: while driving, working, parenting, cooking, cleaning, showering... you name it. But now, she's bringing him into the bedroom. And her husband is less than pleased...
  • Inside Affair by Ella Frank

    Inside Affair by Ella Frank

    XanderIf I had to describe Sean Bailey, it would be: a surly, temperamental pain in my ass. Never in that equation would I ever include the word boyfriend—and not just because he’s straight.The older brother of my life-long best friend, Sean is a detective for the Chicago PD, and is also known as Detective “Dick” for being...well, a surly, temperamental pain in everyone’s ass...
  • Bridgerton Collection Volume 1: The First Three Books in the Bridgerton Series by Julia Quinn

    Bridgerton Collection Volume 1: The First Three Books in the Bridgerton Series by Julia Quinn

    Raccoglie i primi tre romanzi della saga dedicata alla famiglia Bridgerton: IL DUCA ED IO ( The Duke and I ), IL VISCONTE CHE MI AMAVA ( The Viscount Who Loved Me ) e LA PROPOSTA DI UN GENTILUOMO ( An Offer from a Gentleman )Il duca e io Simon Basset, duca di Hastings, è perseguitato da genitrici indaffarate a combinare matrimoni...
  • Fight for Me by Corinne Michaels

    Fight for Me by Corinne Michaels

    From New York Times Bestselling author Corinne Michaels comes a new emotional and riveting standalone second chance love story.I fell in love with Sydney Hastings when I was ten years old.At sixteen, we whispered promises of forever. When I was twenty-two I broke them all. I left her and promised never to return.After my father's death, I’m forced to go home to Sugarloaf for six months...
  • Defy or Defend by Gail Carriger

    Defy or Defend by Gail Carriger

    A vampire hive descending into madness. A beautiful spy with a sparkly plan. The bodyguard who must keep them from killing each other.New York Times bestselling romantic comedy author Gail Carriger brings you a charming story of love, espionage, and Gothic makeovers set in her popular Parasolverse...
  • The Bright Side of Going Dark by Kelly Harms

    The Bright Side of Going Dark by Kelly Harms

    From the bestselling author of The Overdue Life of Amy Byler comes a fresh, funny, and thoughtful story about going off the grid in order to truly live. As one of the most popular influencers on social media, Mia Bell has lived her life online for years...
  • The Reclamation by Ivy Asher

    The Reclamation by Ivy Asher

    The last place I ever wanted to be was in the middle of someone else’s war. Too bad fate doesn’t give a fuck.When I first woke up in the land of the gryphons, I had one goal...getting back home.I was so focused on figuring out how to leave, that I got myself exiled from The Hidden, captured by The Avowed, and managed to claim not one, but three mates...
  • Chaos Reigning: A Novel by Jessie Mihalik

    Chaos Reigning: A Novel by Jessie Mihalik

    Interplanetary intrigue and romance combine in this electrifying finale to the Consortium Rebellion series.As the youngest member of her High House, Catarina von Hasenberg is used to being underestimated, but her youth and flighty, bubbly personality mask a clever mind and stubborn determination...
  • A Secret for a Secret by Helena Hunting

    A Secret for a Secret by Helena Hunting

    From New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting comes a new romance about trading secrets, breaking the rules, and playing for keeps.My name is Ryan Kingston, and I’m a rule follower. I’ve never been in a fistfight. I always obey the speed limit. I don’t get drunk, and I definitely don’t pick up random women at bars.Except the night I found out that my whole existence has been a lie...
  • Of Literature and Lattes by Katherine Reay

    Of Literature and Lattes by Katherine Reay

    Katherine Reay returns to the cozy and delightful town of Winsome where two people discover the grace of letting go and the joy found in unexpected change. After fleeing her hometown three years earlier, Alyssa Harrison never planned to return. Then the Silicon Valley start-up she worked for collapsed and turned her world upside down...
  • The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

    The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

    The subject of this book is a young woman: an awkward, insecure, restless and 'knowing' child who learns that self-realisation depends on rebellion and escape, but that the latter will first demand at least the semblance of conformity...
  • Girls of Summer: A Novel by Nancy Thayer

    Girls of Summer: A Novel by Nancy Thayer

    From star-crossed matches to unexpected love triangles, summer on Nantucket always holds the promise of romance in this sensational novel from New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer. Lisa Hudson feels more alive than she has in a long time after hiring hunky carpenter Mack Whitney to renovate her old Nantucket home...
  • The Trouble with Hating You by Sajni Patel

    The Trouble with Hating You by Sajni Patel

    A laugh-out-loud romantic comedy debut about first impressions, second chances, and finding the love of your life in the most unexpected way. Liya Thakkar is a successful biochemical engineer, takeout enthusiast, and happily single woman. The moment she realizes her parents' latest dinner party is a setup with the man they want her to marry, she's out the back door in a flash...