If you are an MM romance reader looking for the best MM romance books of 2022, look no further because you are in the right place. These new and exciting must-reads are bound to keep you busy for the next couple of weeks if you have not already gotten your hands on them.
Without further ado, here is the curated list of the best MM romance books that 2022 has to offer… so far.
Secret Service by Tal Bauer
Forbidden romance. Heart-pounding action. And a fight against the clock to save the President of the United States.
When Special Agent Reese Theriot walks into the Oval Office and meets President Walker for the first time, he never expects to find a love that defies all expectations. But Reese knows nothing could ever work. Not between the President and his head of secret service detail. Because if a scandal like that ever got out, it could spell the downfall of the presidency.
Brennan Walker never imagined he would win the primaries, let alone the presidential race. With dreams of a better future, Brennan walks into the oval office with plans to mend the fissures splintering across the world. But those plans fade into the background when he comes face-to-face with Agent Theriot. Because if there were ever a reason to risk everything he has strived towards, Reese would be it.
With heart-stopping action, incredible suspense, and endless passion, Secret Service is an unputdownable MM forbidden romance that will keep you on the edge of your seat as you journey with Reese on a wild goose chase for the love of his life. And as one of the best MM political romance books on the market, you cannot go wrong with adding it to your bookshelf and cracking it open.
Malum Discordiae by Ashlyn Drewek
Forever jaded by the deaths of their loved ones, the Corbin necromancers and the Hewitt weather witches remain locked in a bitter, centuries-long blood feud with no end in sight. Nothing and no one could ever hope to unite the two families.
That is until now.
When Cassius Corbin returns home six years after his mother’s murder, his plans include finding the long-lost magical folio stolen from his family and attending Tennebrose University: Not getting cozy with the enemy.
Ever since the night Graeme Hewitt unwittingly got in bed with the enemy, the moody, blue-eyed boy has taken up residence in his mind rent-free, to his complete and utter disgust. Unable to stay away, Graeme finds himself in an impossible situation that can only spell trouble for the star-crossed lovers.
Hauntingly beautiful, intensely eerie, and highly readable, Malum Discordiae is an unputdownable enemies-to-lovers, dark academia, paranormal MM romance overflowing with dark magic, forbidden love, and intense passion. Between Drewek’s intricate world-building and multi-dimensional characters, this must-read is undoubtedly one of the best MM romance books of 2022.
The Long Game by Rachel Reid
Ilya Rozanov and Shane Hollander return in The Long Game, the anxiously-awaited sequel to Rachel Reid’s renowned hockey romance Heated Rivalry.
After facing dozens of hurdles and challenges that worked to keep the all-star hockey rivals apart, Shane and Ilya did the impossible and came out on the other side – together.
But after ten years of sneaking around and keeping their relationship hidden, Ilya is tired of the secrets. All he needs to do is convince Shane that their relationship is worth more than hockey.
As one of my all-time favorite couples, I cannot recommend The Long Game enough, and if you have yet to read Heated Rivalry, it is in your best interest to drop everything, find your way over to Amazon, and one-click that magnificent read. Be sure to prepare yourself for an epic book hangover.
Still Beating by Jessie Walker
Waylon and Will return in Still Beating, the highly-awaited novella to the Lost Boys series.
Way and Will are no strangers to life’s curveballs. When Way travels to Los Angeles to create a record with his bandmates and friends, Will stays behind, holding down the homefront. Long distance is never easy, and Will and Way are about to become all too aware of that fact.
Raw, emotional, and highly readable, Still Beating is a mesmerizingly beautiful addition to the Lost Boys duet. Jessie Walker is a master at character development, and I cannot recommend her debut MM romance series enough. It is a masterpiece.
Seraph by Lily Mayne
In a post-apocalyptic world overrun by monsters, Lilac is a raider with a killer instinct – an instinct that has kept him and his fellow raiders safe from the deadly beings wandering the Wastes.
Despite his ease with murder, Lilac does not relish the kills. And if there ever were a kill that would break through his notoriously cool mask, it would be Seraph’s, the unstable monster who lives in a constant state of pain after being rescued from the clutches of a cruel monster collector.
Lilac knows that the humane thing to do is to kill him. But with each passing night that he guards his cage, Lilac can see that there is a person beneath the agony – one who faced the unimaginable at the hands of the military.
And once Lilac learns of the true extent of his torture, nothing in the world will keep him from Seraph or allow another to harm him ever again.
Hauntingly beautiful, emotionally powerful, and unimaginably sweet, Seraph is a monster romance that will leave a mark on your monster-loving heart. Lily Mayne is a true expert in her craft, and Seraph, alongside her other new releases, will go down as the best monster and fantasy MM romance books of 2022.
Strut by Jay Hogan
When New Zealand farm boy turned model Alec Williamson jets off to New York to try his hand at modeling, he gets a front-row seat to the dark side of the fashion industry – an industry that would sooner see its models fail than flourish.
While building a name for himself in NYC, Alec hopes the time away helps stamp out his pesky crush on a certain enigmatic photographer and the blazing hot encounter they had the year before.
That plan falls to pieces when Hunter Donovon shows up and turns Alec’s world upside down. But when the unthinkable happens, Hunter and Alec will have to trust each other if they hope to make it out on the other side.
Refreshingly honest, deeply emotional, and wonderfully told, Strut is a highly addictive second-chance MM romance that gives you an inside glimpse of the modeling industry.
Make Me Fall by Riley Nash
Minutes before jetting off to start his first year of law school in NYC, 23-year-old Jonah Scott unwittingly lands himself in first class next to the handsome 36-year-old lawyer Gray Freeman.
While talking to pass the time, Jonah lets out that he thinks he might be bisexual, a declaration that ends with them joining the mile-high club.
Months later, Jonah is struggling. Between the rigorous curriculum and lengthy case briefs, Jonah is at his wits’ end when the enigmatic lawyer from the plane enters the picture once again and shakes everything up.
For a beautifully written and heartwarmingly sweet age-gap MM romance that centers around the grumpy/sunshine trope, I recommend taking a look at Make Me Fall. You will not be able to put this 2022 must-read down.
A Million Little Moments by Riley Hart
Ever since Sutton and Jasper met as kids, they have been inseparable. Everything changes nearly two decades later when their relationship blossoms into something far beyond friendship.
Emotional, steamy, and sweet, A Million Little Moments is a beautiful double bi-awakening friends-to-lovers romance that is one of the best new MM books. Not only does Riley Hart deliver an exceptionally well-written romance, but she also takes us on a journey of self-discovery, friendship, and self-love that is utterly unforgettable.
Mortal Skin by Lily Mayne
For seven-year-old Ash, wishing up a friend with a mouth full of sharp teeth and an uncanny ability to blossom a rosebud in seconds seemed perfectly normal – a normal that would persist for the next seven years until the day the visits stopped.
By twenty-one, Ash has long since forgotten his mythical childhood visitors, chalking them up as figments of an overactive imagination. So no one is more surprised than Ash to return home only to be kidnapped and swept off to the Unseelie Court.
With orders to shed his mortal skin and embrace a fae side he never knew existed, Ash’s entire world is turned upside down. What makes matters more confusing is Ash’s shadow, the Unseelie Queen’s youngest son Prince Lonan – a shadow who captures his attention and refuses to let go.
With hauntingly beautiful prose and highly addictive characters, Mortal Skin is a MM fantasy romance that deserves a spotlight and its very own spot on your bookshelf. As one of the best MM romance books of 2022, you do not want to miss out on this unputdownable must-read.
Keeper by Nicole Dykes
Kingston Wells is on top of the world. Popular, athletic, and happy-go-lucky, the star football player is perfectly content with the small-town dynamic. And with his best friend Cam by his side, nothing could ever shake his unflappable happiness.
Camden Prescott is drowning in his hometown. With a host of responsibilities and obligations, Cam is desperate to get a scholarship to a college, his one-way ticket out of the small-minded town. But leaving means walking away from his best friend Kingston – the boy he fell for many years ago.
Keeper is a highly addictive MM friends-to-lovers small-town romance perfect for readers who love ultra-sweet high school love stories. As one of the best new MM romance books, I recommend you run to your nearest bookstore or one-click buy this on Amazon because you need this on your shelves.
Iced Out by CE Ricci
High school hockey archrivals Quinton de Haas and Oakley Reed are unable to go three minutes in each other’s presence without tossing insults and throwing fists.
With their long-standing feud, being on the same team could never work, something they are all too aware of when they find themselves both at Leighton University. To say that they are disappointed by this turn of events would be the understatement of the century.
Sexy, cute, and heartwarming, Iced Out is an unputdownable college sports romance that is undoubtedly one of the best hockey romance books of 2022.
The Boyfriend Comeback by Lauren Blakely
San Francisco Hawks quarterback Jason McKay lives and breathes football. Nothing has ever been able to divert his laser focus on the gridiron. That is until a rookie throws him off his game after a one-time smoking hot makeout sesh followed by a less-than-stellar ghosting.
At twenty-four, rookie quarterback Beck Cafferty is ready to kick start his NFL career with his recent trade to the reigning Super Bowl winners, the San Francisco Renegades. Everything would be perfect if not for the unfinished business he has with Jason, his team’s rival quarterback.
With explosive chemistry, snarky banter, and super sweet swoon-worthy moments, The Boyfriend Comeback is one of the best MM football romance books of 2022, and it will undoubtedly score high on your romance meter.
The Sceptic by Lily Morton
Will Buchanan has long since accepted the existence of the paranormal, seeing as he is the best friend of a psychic. So when the charming, risk-taking cameraman Jem Dawson recruits him to investigate a haunting alongside a ghost hunting team, he can’t help but say yes.
What should be a quick and easy three-day investigation turns deadly when they find themselves targeted by a sinister and menacing entity that hungers for vengeance. Amidst a haunting backdrop of terror and danger, Will must decide whether this attraction is worth losing his heart and life.
The Sceptic is a captivating MM paranormal ghost romance that will have you swooning over Will and Jem’s cuteness one second and then anxiously questioning whether the creak you just heard was from your (friendly) neighborhood ghost the next.
Deliciously creepy and hauntingly romantic, I recommend adding this must-read to your TBR list and cracking it open on a dark and stormy night when the ghouls come out to play.
Brainwashed by Nyla K.
Esteemed psychiatrist Dr. Lemuel Love gets the chance of a lifetime when he is called into Alabaster Penitentiary to study Felix Darcy, the infamous serial killer nicknamed The Carver.
To get into the mind of this century’s most notorious killer is a dream come true for Dr. Love, but what he did not count on was Felix slithering his way into his mind too.
Let the mind games begin.
Deliciously twisted, masterfully written, and unimaginably deranged, Brainwashed is a highly addictive doctor-patient romance perfect for fans of true crime, taboo relationships, and morally gray characters.
As one of the best MM romance books of 2022, I recommend picking up this slow-burn page-turner. Prepare to watch the sunrise because you will not be getting much sleep once you crack Nyla K.’s masterpiece open.
The Spooky Life by S.E. Harmon
Rain Christiansen and Daniel McKenna return in the highly-awaited fourth installment of The Spectral Files series. With a wedding on the horizon, Rain has enough on his plate without the added stress of their latest case Hannah Caldwell: a silent ghost who still somehow manages to request that Rain find her friend Cherry Parker so that she can say goodbye. But when it comes to ghostly cases, things are never as they seem.
Between dangerous ghosts and deadly situations, Danny and Rain must solve the case fast if they ever hope to make it down the aisle.
The Spooky Life is a memorable MM paranormal romance that will not disappoint if you love Danny and Rain. If you have not yet read this series, I recommend starting with the first installment, P.S. I Spook You.
You & Me by Tal Bauer
All Luke Hale wants to do is repair his relationship with his 17-year-old son Emmet. Ever since the death of his wife, the two barely speak, and with every passing day, the divide grows wider and wider.
Everything changes the day he shows up at Emmet’s football practice and finds himself recruited by super-dad extraordinaire Landon Larsen, dad to his son’s best friend, to volunteer. And with each passing day, Luke witnesses his son open up, and the two slowly mend their fractured bond.
But there’s one thing Luke never saw coming: his feelings for Landon.
Breathtakingly sweet, intensely emotional, and deeply moving, You & Me is a beautifully written single dads, friends-to-lovers, bi awakening MM romance that delivers all the feels despite its low level of angst.
Moth by Lily Mayne
In a post-apocalyptic world invaded by monsters, ex-soldier Charlie is just trying to survive as he traverses the dangerous Wastes with his best friend and his big purple monster boyfriend.
When they come across a raider camp, Charlie finds himself volunteering to search for the missing leader alongside the arrogant and allusive half-monster Moth, who seems to hate him at first sight.
But Charlie quickly realizes that the prickly demeanor Moth wears like a second skin is all a facade. And once that guise unravels, Charlie finds himself plagued with a bout of unrequited love because Moth could never love him, not when he has feelings for someone else.
Emotional, action-packed, and fascinating, Moth is a gripping slow-burn MM paranormal romance filled with wonderfully complex world-building, a memorable ensemble of charaçters, and beautiful character growth.
Hopelessly Bromantic by Lauren Blakely
At twenty-three, aspiring author TJ Ashford gets the opportunity of a lifetime when his employer, 24News, sends him to England for a year, a perfect destination to write his first novel. To add to his good luck, TJ lands a date with a sexy, charming Brit hours after landing.
What should have been a perfect day takes a sharp swan dive when he meets his roomie and learns it is aspiring actor Jude Graham, the same sexy, charming Brit from earlier that day.
Determined to keep their relationship firmly in the friend zone, TJ and Jude ignore their blinding attraction and keep things friendly. But the two can only overlook their growing feelings for so long before they are forced to decide whether to give in or continue fighting their connection.
Adorably sexy, hilariously witty, and insanely addictive, Hopelessly Bromantic is the first book in this unputdownable MM duet featuring a meet-cute, two swoon-worthy guys, and a handful of twists and turns that will have you desperate for more.
Trailer Trash by Marie Sexton
Nate Bradford should be spending the summer of 1986 in Austin, Texas, hanging out with friends, watching Maverick and Goose take the big screen, and having his last hurrah before senior year, not moving to middle-of-nowhere Warren, Wyoming.
Nicknamed the black hole of modern civilization, Nate quickly realizes that Warren offers little in recreational sports and entertainment, not to mention the lack of record stores or any MTV.
With little to look forward to, Nate’s plans for the final vestiges of summer include skulking around town and giving his dad a hard time for upending his life.
Everything changes when he meets Cody Lawrence, the boy from the wrong side of the tracks. Though the gossip chain would suggest Cody is nothing but trouble, Nate finds a friend in the reclusive outcast. A friend who eventually becomes the only light in a sea of hopelessness, despair, and adversity.
In Trailer Trash, Marie Sexton expertly weaves a heartbreakingly beautiful coming-of-age tale immersed with themes of hope and sorrow, love and loneliness, socioeconomic status and lack of social mobility, friendship, loss, and self-discovery. As one of the best new MM romance books, I cannot recommend it enough.
Show Me Wonders by Riley Nash
Jackson Moreno and Oliver Shaw met each other in complete darkness.
As the only two survivors of a tunnel collapse, the two are thrust into an impossible situation. While waiting for rescue, the pair form a deep and undeniable connection unlike any they have felt before. But when help arrives, the unimaginable happens, taking them down separate paths.
Show Me Wonders is a hauntingly beautiful MM romance perfect for readers who love extreme forced proximity situations and unimaginable angst. As one of the best second-chance romance books, I cannot recommend this page-turner enough.
Subway Slayings by C.S. Poe
Detective Everett Larkin of New York City’s Cold Case Squad and Detective Ira Doyle of the Forensic Artists Unit return in Subway Slayings, the sequel to Madison Square Murders. And this time, the investigation will take the duo beneath the bustling city of New York and into the murder-drenched maze of the subways.
Subway Slayings is a mesmerizing MM romance overflowing with mystery, complex characters, and a captivating plot.
Egotistical Puckboy by Eden Finley & Saxon James
Bold, egotistical, and witty, gay pro hockey star Ezra Palaszczuk has an ego the size of Texas and the skills to match, both on and off the ice. Everything would be perfect if not for Anton Hayes, the straight-laced golden boy of the NHL.
Cocky, charitable, and confident, Anton has worked for years to become the best in the league, and he refuses to allow a trade to mess with his head… Even if that trade lands him on the same team as Ezra, his obnoxiously sexy rival who left him wanting more after their explosive one-night stand.
What can go wrong?
Addicting, steamy, and sweet, Egotistical Puckboy is an unputdownable MM enemies-to-lovers sports romance overflowing with hilarious banter, swoon-worthy chemistry, and nail-biting hockey games. Prepare for Anton and Ezra to become your next obsession.
Learning Curve by N.R. Walker
Cobey Green is the star linebacker on Franklin University’s football team. But when he ends his freshman year with a less-than-stellar GPA, his parents decide it may be more conducive for his grades if he lives in a dorm rather than the jock house.
As luck would have it, Cobey’s new roommate is Vincent Brandt, a genius who tutors on the side. But Vincent needs some help too, especially with learning the art of social interactions, a job Cobey is more than qualified to take.
Awkwardly adorable and seriously steamy, Learning Curve is an installment of the Franklin U series that you do not want to miss.
Hitched by Lucy Lennox and May Archer
Percy “Champ” Champion has no desire to jump into a relationship after getting his heart broken, especially not with the one-night-stand that has gotten out of hand. But when the former Marine turned security company owner is tasked with a top-secret mission, he knows just the person who could make the operation a success: said one-night-stand.
Quinn Taffeta may be Licking Thicket, Tennessee’s up-and-coming resident wedding planner, but he has his own reservations when it comes to marriage and commitment. After a disastrous breakup left him jobless and heartbroken, he swore to create a successful event planning business that would put his ex out of business.
All he needs now is a high-profile society wedding that will skyrocket his career and put his name on Nashville’s radar. And nothing will get in his way, not even his weeks-long one-night-stand who just won’t quit.
Funny, sweet, and swoon-worthy, Hitched is a fun MM romance that will tattoo a permanent smile onto your lips. Prepare to laugh out loud because Quinn’s internal dialogue is hilariously entertaining.
Don’t You Dare by CE Ricci
It all started with a dare. And ended with a kiss.
From the moment Keene Waters and Aspen Kohl toddled their way into the world, the two have been inseparable. Nothing could weaken their bond or force them apart.
And definitely not a dare that led to one of the hottest kisses of their lives.
A kiss that would change everything.
Sexy, sweet, and spicy, Don’t You Dare is an unputdownable friends-to-lovers MM romance that will hook you from the first dare. And if you’ve been looking for the best 2022 bi-awakening MM sports romance books between childhood friends, you need to add this to your bookshelf right now because it is the perfect book for you.
Only For The Weekend by Riley Hart
After being wrongly accused of his boyfriend’s murder, Emerson Fox left his lavish life in New York City to disappear to the small town of Ryland in hopes of escaping the whispers and stares.
Emerson did not count on small-town gossipers, the adorable mailman Sam Saunders who does the impossible and makes him smile, or their no-strings-attached weekends-only arrangement.
To say things get complicated would be an understatement.
Intensely emotional, incredibly humorous, and insanely steamy, Only For The Weekend is a grumpy/sunshine romance perfect for fans of age gaps and small-town love stories. As one of the best MM romance books of 2022, you cannot go wrong with this must-read.
Reigniting Chase by Jeanne St. James
All Chase Jones wants is to escape – from the world, from the pressure of writing his next bestseller, and, most of all, from his late husband’s ghost.
Moving to a remote mountain cabin in a small town in Pennsylvania gives him the chance to live a life of anonymity.
What Chase never foresaw was Rett Williams, the local bookstore owner and published author who refuses to let Chase fade into obscurity.
Heartbreakingly raw and beautifully romantic, Reigniting Chase is an MM romance that takes its readers on a journey of loss, grief, hope, love, healing, and forgiveness.
Irresponsible Puckboy by Eden Finley and Saxon James
What can be worse than falling in love with a straight best friend who is entirely oblivious to said feelings and does not understand the concept of personal boundaries? Well, marrying said friend.
For three years, Tripp Mitchell has worked tirelessly to keep his feelings for his best friend and teammate Dex Mitchale locked firmly behind closed doors. Nothing could bring Tripp to risk their friendship on the off-chance Dex may want to be more than friends.
To say rolling up to a Vegas wedding chapel to tie the knot would be the last thing they would do would be the understatement of the century. So you can imagine their surprise when they realize their fake wedding led to a not-so-fake marriage and a PR clusterpuck.
Well, no one ever said fake marriage was easy.
Irresistibly sweet, intensely romantic, and insanely sexy, Irresponsible Puckboy is an unputdownable MM sports romance that will leave you swooning and desperate for more.
And as one of the best friends-to-lovers MM romances on the market, I recommend you drop everything and devote the rest of your day to this incredibly romantic must-read. Prepare to fall helplessly in love with Dex and Tripp.
Gravity by Tal Bauer
Hunter Lacey never thought he would make it to the NFL, let alone skate alongside his hero Bryce Michel in the All-Star Game.
As one of the lesser-known players, Hunter has no expectations to land on the hockey legend’s radar, let alone warrant his bright smiles and hours of conversation.
But what starts as an instant friendship gives way to an undeniable romantic connection that sends them reeling and threatens to disrupt their gravity.
When it comes to crafting love stories that jump off the page and into your heart, Tal Bauer is a master at his craft, and Gravity is no exception. As one of the best MM sports romance books of 2022, I cannot recommend this emotional must-read enough.