Top new romance books in May 2021

Last updated: April 15, 2021

May 2021 featuring new releases by Emily Giffin, Helen Hoang, Emily Henry, Christina Lauren, Mary Kay Andrews, Lucinda Riley, Penny Reid, Nora Roberts, Nora Roberts, Nancy Thayer and many more.

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry

    People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry

    With one week to win back the best friend she might just be in love with, a travel writer plans the trip of a lifetime in this sparkling new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Beach Read.Poppy and Alex. Alex and Poppy. They have nothing in common. She's a wild child; he wears khakis. She has insatiable wanderlust; he prefers to stay home with a book...
  • The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren

    The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren

    The New York Times bestselling author of The Unhoneymooners returns with a witty and effervescent novel about what happens when two people with everything on the line are thrown together by science--or is it fate? Perfect for fans of The Rosie Project and One Plus One...
  • The Newcomer: A Novel by Mary Kay Andrews

    The Newcomer: A Novel by Mary Kay Andrews

    Summer never ends with MKA In trouble and on the run...After she discovers her sister Tanya dead on the floor of her fashionable New York City townhouse, Letty Carnahan is certain she knows who did it: Tanya's ex; sleazy real estate entrepreneur Evan Wingfield. Even in the grip of grief and panic Letty heeds her late sister's warnings: "If anything bad happens to me--it's Evan...
  • The Missing Sister by Lucinda Riley

    The Missing Sister by Lucinda Riley

    From the Sunday Times No.1 bestselling author comes the latest instalment in the epic multimillion-selling series, The Seven Sisters.The story of Merope, the missing sister, is waiting to be told . .
  • Marriage and Murder by Penny Reid

    Marriage and Murder by Penny Reid

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  • Legacy: A Novel by Nora Roberts

    Legacy: A Novel by Nora Roberts

    The #1 New York Times bestselling author presents a new novel of a mother and a daughter, of ambition and romance, and of a traumatic past reawakened by a terrifying threat…Adrian Rizzo was seven when she met her father for the first time. That was the day he nearly killed her—before her mother, Lina, stepped in...
  • Hideaway: A Novel by Nora Roberts

    Hideaway: A Novel by Nora Roberts

    "Reading Hideaway is like a mini vacation, as Roberts transports you from the sun-drenched mountains of Big Sur to the rolling hills of Ireland to the bustling streets of New York City." - Associated PressA family ranch in Big Sur country and a legacy of Hollywood royalty set the stage for Nora Roberts’ emotional new suspense novel, Hideaway...
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  • Family Reunion: A Novel by Nancy Thayer

    Family Reunion: A Novel by Nancy Thayer

    Eleanor Sunderland loves living on the Nantucket cliffside, in a charming home that has been in her family for decades. Now widowed, she looks forward to the arrival of her children and grandchildren for an annual family reunion, eager for the life and laughter that will soon fill the air...
  • Shadow Storm  by Christine Feehan

    Shadow Storm by Christine Feehan

    A long-simmering feud between two families comes to a head in this gripping novel in Christine Feehan's New York Times bestselling Shadow Riders series. As the youngest member of the Ferraro family, Emmanuelle has watched each of her brothers find happiness in love while her own heart was shattered by a lover's betrayal...
  • The Lady Has a Past  by Amanda Quick

    The Lady Has a Past by Amanda Quick

    Beauty and glamour meet deception and revenge in this electrifying novel by New York Times bestselling author Amanda Quick.Investigative apprentice Lyra Brazier, the newest resident of Burning Cove, is unsettled when her boss suddenly goes on a health retreat at an exclusive spa and disappears without another word...
  • The Stepsisters: A Novel by Susan Mallery

    The Stepsisters: A Novel by Susan Mallery

    #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery pens a love story of a different sort...a heartfelt tale of friendship between two women who used to be sisters.Once upon a time, when her dad married Sage's mom, Daisy was thrilled to get a bright and shiny new sister. But Sage was beautiful and popular, everything Daisy was not, and she made sure Daisy knew it...
  • Tears of Amber by Simon Bruni, Sofía Segovia

    Tears of Amber by Simon Bruni, Sofía Segovia

    From the bestselling author of The Murmur of Bees comes a transportive novel of two families uprooted by war and united by the bonds of love and courage.With war looming dangerously close, Ilse’s school days soon turn to lessons of survival. In the harshness of winter, her family must join the largest exodus in human history to survive...
  • Undercover Duke  by Sabrina Jeffries

    Undercover Duke by Sabrina Jeffries

    The wit and passion of New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries take center stage as members of a blended family uncover clues about their combined pasts—and blaze paths to their future loves...Along with his stepsiblings, Sheridan Wolfe, Duke of Armitage, is determined to finally solve the mysteries behind the suspicious deaths of their mother’s three husbands...
  • The Bookshop of Second Chances: A Novel by Jackie Fraser

    The Bookshop of Second Chances: A Novel by Jackie Fraser

    A woman desperate to turn a new page heads to the Scottish coast and finds herself locked in a battle of wills with an infuriatingly handsome bookseller in this utterly heartwarming debut, perfect for readers of Evvie Drake Starts Over. Thea Mottram is having a bad month...
  • Aftermath by Terri Blackstock

    Aftermath by Terri Blackstock

    Criminal attorney Jamie Powell will accept the consequences for defending her lifelong friend, Dustin, when he’s accused of setting the bombs that killed dozens at a local political rally. But she hasn’t seen him since he aged out of foster care, and he’s always lived on the edge...
  • Follow Me Always by Helen Hardt

    Follow Me Always by Helen Hardt

    Take control…Pushing boundaries has always been the basis for Braden and Skye’s relationship. But when suddenly Skye is the one pushing Braden, their relationship will be put to the test in ways neither of them expected. If Skye wants a future with Braden, she must decide if she can accept the darkness inside her once and for all...before it’s too late...
  • An Invincible Summer by Mariah Stewart

    An Invincible Summer by Mariah Stewart

    It was a lifetime ago that recently widowed Maggie Flynn was in Wyndham Beach. Now, on the occasion of her fortieth high school reunion, she returns to her hometown on the Massachusetts coast, picking up right where she left off with dear friends Lydia and Emma. But seeing Brett Crawford again stirs other emotions. Once, they were the town’s golden couple destined for one another...
  • The Break-Up Book Club by Wendy Wax

    The Break-Up Book Club by Wendy Wax

    Breakups, like book clubs, come in many shapes and sizes and can take us on unexpected journeys as four women discover in this funny and heartwarming exploration of friendship from the USA Today bestselling author of Ten Beach Road and My Ex-Best Friend's Wedding.On paper, Jazmine, Judith, Erin and Sara have little in common - they're very different people leading very different lives...
  • Empire High Matchmaker by Ivy Smoak

    Empire High Matchmaker by Ivy Smoak

    Matthew Caldwell is NYC's most eligible bachelor.Charming.Gorgeous.Wealthy.Great with kids.Broken.Sixteen years ago he lost everything. He made a vow to never love again. But suddenly everyone in his life is acting like a matchmaker. He can't help but wonder if a broken vow is better than a broken heart.There's just one problem. Only one woman in the city has caught his attention...
  • I Thought You Said This Would Work: A Novel by Ann Wertz Garvin

    I Thought You Said This Would Work: A Novel by Ann Wertz Garvin

    A road trip can drive anyone over the edge—especially two former best friends—in bestselling author Ann Garvin’s funny and poignant novel about broken bonds, messy histories, and the power of forgiveness.Widowed Samantha Arias hasn’t spoken to Holly Dunfee in forever. It’s for the best. Samantha prefers to avoid conflict. The blisteringly honest Holly craves it...
  • The Unforgiven by Heather Graham

    The Unforgiven by Heather Graham

    A tragic past. An uncertain futureTwelve years after the grisly murder of her parents, Kaitlyn Delaney has finally found peace. She has friends, a good job, a place to call home and a new life to live. But then a shadow creeps in from Katie’s past, reminding her that she will never completely escape its terrifying grip...
  • Befallen: A Second-Chance Standalone Romance by Rebecca Sharp

    Befallen: A Second-Chance Standalone Romance by Rebecca Sharp

    The fourth standalone in the Carmel Cove series. This is Bennett and Cammie's story...
  • It Had to Be You: A Novel by Georgia Clark

    It Had to Be You: A Novel by Georgia Clark

    “The book-equivalent of a perfect first date... Highly highly recommend...
  • The Jam and Jelly Nook  by Amy Clipston

    The Jam and Jelly Nook by Amy Clipston

    In the final installment of Amy Clipston’s bestselling Amish Marketplace series, a young widow struggling to raise her son dreams of one more chance at love.Since her husband died seven years ago, Leanna Wengerd has done her best—tending to her son, Chester, and running her Jam and Jelly Nook at the Amish market...
  • Take What You Can Carry: A Novel by Gian Sardar

    Take What You Can Carry: A Novel by Gian Sardar

    An aspiring photographer follows her dreams and faces her fears in a poignant novel about finding beauty, promise, and love amid the chaos of war-torn Kurdistan.It’s 1979. Olivia Murray, a secretary at a Los Angeles newspaper, is determined to become a photojournalist and make a difference with her work...
  • Darcy & Desire: A Pride & Prejudice Variation by Cady West

    Darcy & Desire: A Pride & Prejudice Variation by Cady West

    Is Happily Ever After just the beginning?A Pride & Prejudice continuationLizzy and Darcy are married. They’re ecstatically happy newlyweds. But a journey to London separates them...
  • Prize Money by Celeste Castro

    Prize Money by Celeste Castro

    Toma Rozene is an equestrian stuntwoman. She's fresh off the set of a Hollywood blockbuster when she's called home to take her ailing father's place as a bullfighter (the ones who rescue fallen cowboys and cowgirls who are brave enough to ride bulls and bucking broncos) at the upcoming summer rodeo. Midflight, reality sets in...