40 New Swoon-Worthy Romance Books 2024

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Are you ready to escape reality and become lost in the magic of romance this year? From NYC adventures of self-discovery (The Getaway List by Emma Lord) and unlikely flings (Funny Story by Emily Henry) to summer romances from New York Times bestselling authors (This Summer Will Be Different by Carley Fortune and Just for the Summer by Abby Jimenez) and swoon-worthy love stories from debut authors (How To End A Love Story by Yulin Kuang), this list is full of the most anticipated romance books of 2024. 

Related: Highly-Anticipated Romance Books of 2023 | Upcoming Fantasy Books of 2024

January Romance Books 2024

Everyone I Kissed Since You Got Famous by Mae Marvel 

Release Date: January 1st

Everyone I Kissed Since You Got Famous is the perfect book to get your heart racing this holiday season. This sweet tale follows Katie Price, an A-lister who returns to her Wisconsin hometown for the holidays. Little does she know, this year will be anything but ordinary when she reunites with her former best friend Wil Greene. Fans of Hollywood glam, Taylor Swift’s Tis The Damn Season, and Casey McQuiston will fall head over heels for Mae Marvel’s swoon-worthy read.

The Getaway List by Emma Lord

Release Date: January 23rd

Riley is ready to find out who she is and what she wants in life so she heads off to New York City for the summer. When she reunites with her childhood best friend Tom, they kickstart their life-long dream of The Getaway List – a list of all the adventures they’ve been wanting to do. Through wild experiences, heart-warming moments, and self-discovery, Riley learns that the best adventures take place within the heart.

House of Flame and Shadow by Sarah J. Maas 

Release Date: January 30th

Dive into Sarah J. Maas’s House of Flame and Shadow, the pulse-racing conclusion of her Crescent City series! Follow Bryce Quinlan and Hunt Athalar on their epic mission—the fate of the world is in their hands. Bursting with fantasy elements, like Fallen angels and fae, and sizzling romance, this is a must-read for anyone looking for a mesmerizing escape!

February Romance Books 2024

Fangirl Down by Tessa Bailey

Release Date: February 6th

Once a shining star on the golf course, Wells Whitaker is now a washed-up, hungover has-been with one devoted fan left. But when he decides to quit the game, she disappears. In a last-ditch attempt to get his career back on track, he heads to her doorstep with an offer: be his caddy and help him win big. It’s the perfect plan, right? 

Bride by Ali Hazelwood 

Release Date: February 6th

Do you miss the vampire and werewolf craze of Twilight, The Vampire Diaries and Teen Wolf? If yes, you’ll want to check out Ali Hazelwood’s Bride. In it, Alpha Lowe Moreland and Vampyre Misery Lark are tasked with uniting the Vampires and Weres through a marriage alliance. However, their union comes with a price. Unprecedented political intrigue, life-threatening danger, and exciting escapades await them all. 

I Hope This Doesn’t Find You by Ann Liang 

Release Date: February 6th

Sadie Wen has the perfect life — or so it seems. Between the mounting pressure of perfection and irritating classmates and teachers, Sadie needs an outlet to vent her frustrations: queue a collection of strongly worded emails that were never supposed to leave her drafts. Until one day, her emails somehow find their way to the recipients, and Sadie’s reputation quickly unravels. Most surprisingly, she finds an unlikely ally in Julius, the recipient of her most vitriolic emails. 

The Reason I Married Him by Meghan Quinn

Release Date: February 6th

In bestselling author Meghan Quinn newest release, The Reason I Married Him, Aubree Rowley’s dreams for her family farm were about to come true. That is, until Wyatt, the owner of the other half of the land, rolls into town and turns her life upside down.

A Love Song for Ricki Wilde by Tia Williams

Release Date: February 6th

Experience the magic of the Harlem Renaissance in A Love Song for Ricki Wilde, a romantic tale of two talented artists whose lives are forever changed by each other and the vibrant city of New York.

Ready or Not by Cara Bastone

Release Date: February 13th

Eve Hatch is living the ideal life in Brooklyn—or so she thought. One night after a steamy rendezvous, a pregnancy test turns her world upside down. Suddenly, she’s in the midst of an unplanned pregnancy with no one by her side—until Shep, her best friend’s brother, steps up. And to make matters more complicated, Shep is suddenly looking…hot? 

How You Get the Girl by Anita Kelly 

Release Date: February 13th

From the author of Love & Other Disasters comes How You Get the Girl, a swoon-worthy sapphic romance set in the workplace. Julie Parker, head coach of the basketball team, is ready to take on the new junior but she wasn’t expecting Elle Cochrane, the ex-WNBA basketball player and Julie’s celebrity crush, to be the student’s foster mother. Despite her nerves, Julie takes the plunge and asks Elle to step in as the assistant coach. Who knows what will happen when their worlds collide but one thing’s for sure: sparks are about to fly!

Girl Abroad by Elle Kennedy

Release Date: February 13th

From New York Times bestselling author Elle Kennedy comes Girl Abroad, a sweet romance about Abbey Bly, the daughter of a rock star, who becomes enmeshed in scandals and unexpected flings while studying abroad in London. 

Simply the Best by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Release Date: February 13th

Are you ready for the next hilarious romantic comedy from #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips? In Simply the Best, successful sports agent Brett Rivers gets tangled up in a chaotic mix of events when he winds up in bed with (unbeknownst to him) the sister of his client, failed chocolatier Rory Garrett. From there, chaos ensues as they seek out a missing football player, uncover a mysterious murder, and, perhaps, find love?

This Day Changes Everything by Edward Underhill 

Release Date: February 13th

Abby Akerman’s excitement for her chance to march in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with her high school band is palpable, especially since she’s planning to finally confess her feelings for her best friend Kat. Leo Brewer, however, isn’t looking forward to the parade, especially since he’s about to be outed as a trans boy to his Southern family. But when they take the wrong subway together, they embark on a life-changing journey of their own.

March Romance Books 2024

This Could Be Us by Kennedy Ryan

Release Date: March 5th

Soledad Barnes had her life perfectly planned out. However, everything changed when a catastrophe came along, leaving her to struggle to put the pieces back together without the man she thought would be with her forever. Finally, when she is on the road to rebuilding the life she once dreamed of with her daughters, a man enters her life who could either be her downfall or the last missing piece. 

Happily Never After by Lynn Painter

Release Date: March 12th

In Lynn Painter’s new novel Happily Never After, a disgruntled bride-to-be finds a way out of her unwanted nuptials with the help of a professional objector. As Sophie closes the door on her old life, she finds a new purpose working with Max and saving others from themselves. But when the sparks of romance surprisingly start to fly, a relationship between two cynics seems impossible…or is it? 

Expiration Dates by Rebecca Serle

Release Date: March 19th 

Daphne Bell firmly believes in fate. Every time she meets a new man, she receives a slip of paper that tells her how long he will be in her life. Each time, Daphne hopes that the man will come without an expiration date. However, when that time finally comes, Daphne finds herself questioning the accuracy of those papers.

The Other Side of Disappearing by Kate Clayborn 

Release Date: March 26th

In Kate Clayborn’s novel, The Other Side of Disappearing, hairstylist Jess Greene reluctantly agrees to go on a road trip with her younger half-sister to search for their mother, who disappeared almost ten years ago. Joined by a popular podcast host and her attractive producer, Jess embarks on an unforgettable adventure that will change her life forever.

The Trail of Lost Hearts by Tracey Garvis Graves 

Release Date: March 26th

When life throws two soul-crushing curveballs at 34-year-old Wren Waters, she seizes the opportunity to make an escape. Embarking on a weeklong solo geocaching mission in Oregon, Wren discovers a new passion and a kindred spirit: Marshall Hendricks, a psychologist dealing with his own life-altering blows. What begins as a friendship quickly blossoms into something neither ever dreamed of. 

The Perfect Guy Doesn’t Exist by Sophie Gonzales 

Release Date: March 26th

Ivy Winslow’s world is turned upside-down when her favorite fanfiction character comes to life. She quickly finds, however, that the charming fictional traits she loved in her stories don’t always make for a perfect real-life partner. Now, with her best friend Henry and frenemy Mack, Ivy must try to fix the situation before it gets out of hand. 

April Romance Books 2024

The Rule Book by Sarah Adams 

Release Date: April 2nd

From the author of The Cheat Sheet comes The Rule Book, a second-chance romance novel about former college sweethearts, sports agent Nora Mackenzie and NFL tight end Derek Pender. After breaking up with Derek, Nora never expected that her career would one day depend on him. However, as Nora’s first client, Derek holds her future in his hands. Will Nora be able to succeed, or will the two be unable to resist the pull of their past?

Here We Go Again by Alison Cochrun 

Release Date: April 2nd

Here We Go Again follows the story of former best friends turned bitter rivals, who haven’t spoken since high school. When they learn their former English teacher and mentor only has a few months to live, the two reunite for a special cross-country road trip as his final wish. Will they be able to patch up their relationship or will they remain stuck in the past?

Old Flames and New Fortunes by Sarah Hogle 

Release Date: April 2nd

Romina Tempest is ready for new opportunities, so when she’s presented with a way to expand her flower shop, she brings her chaotic colleague Trevor on board as her fake-date, unaware he’s her first love’s stepbrother. Life is about to get a lot more complicated in this sweet second chance romance.

Just for the Summer by Abby Jimenez 

Release Date: April 2nd

Check out the highly-anticipated romance novel, Just for the Summer, from the New York Times bestselling author of Part of Your World. The story follows Justin, who has a curse that causes every woman he dates to find their soulmate after they break up. When his “curse” goes viral on Reddit, he catches the attention of Emma, who has the same issue. Emma proposes a plan to Justin: they date each other for the summer, and the curses will cancel out. Right?

How To End A Love Story by Yulin Kuang

Release Date: April 9th

From Yulin Kuang, the screenwriter of Emily Henry’s People We Meet on Vacation and director of the upcoming Beach Read, comes her eagerly anticipated debut, How To End A Love Story. Bestselling author Helen Zhang is flourishing in her career and is even part of the writers’ room for the TV adaptation of her young adult series. But when she turns up, the last person she expects to see is Grant Shepard, a man she has not seen since the tragedy that tied them together 13 years ago….

Canto Contigo by Jonny Garza Villa 

Release Date: April 9th

When Mariachi superstar Rafael Alvarez transfers to a new school, he is shocked to discover his competition for lead vocalist is none other than Rey Chavez, the same guy he shared an unforgettable kiss with after winning the prestigious Mariachi Extravaganza de Nacional the previous year. To say things are about to get complicated would be an understatement.

Only and Forever by Chloe Liese 

Release Date: April 9th

In the seventh installment to The Bergman Brother’s, Chloe Liese turns her attention to Viggo Bergman and Tallulah Clarke. With Viggo struggling to keep his bookstore afloat and Tallulah suffering from writer’s block, they come to a reluctant agreement: Tallulah will lend a hand to keep the business going and Viggo will provide writing assistance. Despite being opposites in every way, sparks fly, bringing them closer to what may become their own happily-ever-after.

Wild Love by Elsie Silver

Release Date: April 9th

Move over Chestnut Springs; there’s a new universe in town: Rose Hill! Kicking off this exciting new series is the World’s Hottest Billionaire, who recently found out he’s the father to a twelve-year-old and the woman he has no business messing around with, his best friend’s younger sister.

Every Breath After by Jessie Walker

Release Date: April 11th

Jessie Walker is a master at crafting heart-wrenching romances packed with angst on top of angst and emotional punches. Every Breath After will be the third installment in her Lost Boys series and should be read chronologically for the full effect. If the glimpses into Mason and Jeremy’s story are any indication, it will be an unforgettable MM rockstar romance that will leave a lasting impact on you. Get ready to be wrecked in the best way possible.

Late Bloomer by Mazey Eddings 

Release Date: April 16th

Love is blooming in Mazey Eddings’ upcoming romance release! In the classic tale of opposites-attract, Pepper Boden and Opal Devlin find themselves in a tricky situation when Opal unknowingly purchases Thistle and Bloom Farms, a failing flower farm that belongs to Pepper. Will their unlikely alliance save the farm, or will it be the death of them?

Funny Story by Emily Henry 

Release Date: April 23rd

For fans of romance novels, Emily Henry’s Funny Story is sure to be the breakout hit of 2024. When Peter dumps Daphne for his childhood friend Petra, Daphne finds herself stranded in Michigan and with no one to turn to but Petra’s former flame, Miles Nowak. Unexpectedly, the two become roommates, and even more improbable, friends. With nowhere else to go, the two discover love in the most unlikely of places.

Happy Medium by Sarah Adler

Release Date: April 30th

Meet Madelaine, a fake spirit medium with a real-life problem. She must convince the super hot, super skeptical farmer, who plans to sell his property, not to do so or else he will be under the same curse that haunts the ghost haunting his home. Sounds easy, right? 

Truly, Madly, Deeply by Alexandria Bellefleur

Release Date: April 30th

From Lambda Literary Award winner Alexandria Bellefleur comes Truly, Madly, Deeply, a sizzling romance about a romance novelist whose life and views are challenged when she agrees to appear on a podcast with a no-nonsense divorce lawyer. In between debating and challenging one another on love and relationships, the growing heat between them is undeniable. Will they take the plunge and find their own happily-ever-after?

May Romance Books 2024

This Summer Will Be Different by Carley Fortune 

Release Date: May 7th

From New York Times bestselling author Carley Fortune comes This Summer Will Be Different, a highly-anticipated 2024 contemporary romance about a tourist who goes to Prince Edward Island for an escape and the local who never fails to show her a good time. However, this summer will be different. This summer, they won’t submit to temptation. After all, there’s a long list of reasons why they could never work, starting with the fact that he’s her best friend’s younger brother.

The Paradise Problem by Christina Lauren

Release Date: May 14th

In the latest release from Christina Lauren, the heir to a hefty fortune turns to his not-so-ex-wife to fake their nonexistent marriage in order to receive a massive one-hundred-million-dollar inheritance. 

June Romance Books 2024

The Rom-Commers by Katherine Center 

Release Date: June 11th

For Emma Wheeler, the opportunity to work with acclaimed screenwriter Charlie Yates – her long-time idol – is a dream come true. That is until she meets him. She quickly discovers her idol is far from perfect, and the chance of a lifetime quickly turns into a living nightmare. Still, amidst the chaos, Emma refuses to give up. She’s determined to prove to Charlie that love is real and romance novels are worth writing – even if that means kissing him (often) to prove it.

Not in Love by Ali Hazelwood 

Release Date: June 11th

From The Love Hypothesis author Ali Hazelwood comes Not in Love, a STEM-tastic workplace romance. Rue Siebert has finally achieved her dreams: a job she loves and a stable future. That is until Eli Killgore shows up to perform a hostile takeover of the company. Even while standing on opposite sides, the two can’t deny their undeniable connection and decide to enter into a secret, no-strings-attached relationship. But matters of the heart are never as black-and-white as business.

Right Where We Left Us by Jen Devon

Release Date: June 18th

Fans of Carley Fortune and Lucy Score will fall in love with Right Where We Left Us, a second chance romance about a couple who have never been able to get it right and a once-in-a-lifetime chance for them to do the impossible and have their happily-ever-after.

A Thousand Broken Pieces by Tillie Cole

Release Date: June 25th

In the highly-anticipated sequel to A Thousand Boy Kisses, seventeen-year-old Savannah Litchfield is still reeling from the loss of her sister three years ago. In a bid to help her heal, her therapist suggests a trip abroad with a group of grieving teens. Unexpectedly, Savannah meets Cael Woods, a former hockey star struggling to come to terms with the loss of his beloved older brother. Together, they embark on a journey of healing and self-discovery, finding solace in one another as they slowly put the pieces of their broken lives back together. 

A Novel Love Story by Ashley Poston 

Release Date: June 25th

Eileen Merriweather loves nothing more than being swept away into a romantic world of perfect happily-ever-afters and swoon-worthy heroes. But when her car breaks down on her way to the annual book club retreat, she winds up in a place that’s too good to be true – Eloraton, the small town she’s only ever read about. Everything is exactly how it’s described in her favorite romance series, but it’s up to Eileen to ensure this town can finally get its own happily-ever-after.

July Romance Books 2024

Dishonestly Yours by Krista and Becca Ritchie

Release Date: July 2nd

In Krista and Becca Ritchie’s new romance Dishonestly Yours, Phoebe Graves is risking it all for a chance at a new life of integrity. But her best friend’s older brother stands between her and the path she’s chosen, offering one last, tempting pull back into the life of crime she’s determined to leave behind. 

August Romance Books 2024

The Pairing by Casey McQuiston

Release Date: August 6th

In Casey McQuiston’s newest contemporary romance, exes Theo and Kit unwittingly decide to use the soon-to-be expired vouchers for the romantic European trip that never happened amidst the chaos of their breakup. To show just how over each other they are, they both agree to a wager as to who can sleep with their tour guide first which further escalates into a 14-day long European hookup competition. Let the games begin.