Fifteen Recent & Upcoming Romance Reads For All Your Swooning Needs

Fifteen Recent & Upcoming Romance Reads

Hi everybody!

For about the last year or so I’ve been on a real romance kick when it comes to my reading. Though I’ve always loved a good romance, I usually  had my dose of romance smothered in dragons, rebellion and all that magicky goodness. But lately, those contemporary romances, YA and adult alike, have been pretty high on my reading list.

So while it’s probably very cliché to release this post on Valentine’s day (and who even likes Valentine’s day anyways?) it’s still the season of love for my romantic soul. So I present to you fifteen recent or upcoming romance reads for all your swooning needs (and surprisingly all dragon-free!)

The ones that are already out right now

First up, some romance reads  released in 2019 so they are all ready for you to dive right in!

The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary Well Met by Jenn DeLuca The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

If you love a good pen pal romance, this one’s for you! This story’s about two people, Tiffy and Leon, who share a flat. And a bed. But have never met. Sounds fun, right? Tiffy and Leon are roommates, but because Leon works nights, they never meet – so they start communicating through post-it notes left around the appartment. It’s the most cute and adorable romance ever, while at the same time still dealing with some heavier topics such as emotional abuse and gaslighting.

Well Met by Jenn Deluca

An enemies-to-lovers romance set at a Renaissance Fair. A RENAISSANCE FAIR!! The story’s about Emily, who’s in a bit of a life slump as her boyfriend left her and she’s out of a job and a home. When she temporarily moves in with her sister to take care of her while she’s recovering from a car accident, she gets roped into volunteering at the Renaissance Fair with her niece. There she meets Simon, who she immediately dubs the RenFaire killjoy and the dislike seems to be mutual. But in costume as pirate and tavern wench, their chemistry is undeniable. Soon Emily find herself enjoying the fair, Simon and this small town and its inhabitants and wondering if maybe this can be more than just a stop on the road to somewhere else…

The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

When Olive and Ethan turn out to be the only people in the wedding party NOT struck with food poisoning, they decide to go on the honeymoon meant for the sick bride and groom… I love Christina Lauren’s writing and I love a good enemies-to-lovers story, so this book felt like it was written just for me. And I loved every minute of it. The Hawaiian setting, the premise, the characters, the banter, the chemistry, the shenanigans,…

Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore Not the Girl You Marry by Andie J. ChristopherCR: Jove Get A Life Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore

If you’re looking for a historical romance, try this one! It’s about Annabelle, one of the first female students at Oxford and a women’s rights activist. Annabelle tries to rally the allegedly cold and calculating Duke of Montgomery to her cause and in doing so, a romance blossoms between the two. Only problem is their difference in social standing. This was such a fun story with great female friendships, a look into the suffragists movement and a sizzling romance. Highly recommend.

Not The Girl You Marry by Andie J. Christopher

Not The Girl You Marry is a gender-reversed How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days. Who doesn’t like How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days? Who doesn’t like a good fake relationship trope? Well, if  you do, this is definitely the story for you!

Get A life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

This was my first Talia Hibbert and I must say I’m definitely looking forward to reading more by her. This was such a nice romance, featuring a chronically ill main character who creates a to-do list to help her ‘get a life’ and enlists her hot superintendent to help her out. This was one adorable, but also very steamy read.

Recent or upcoming new releases

The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa The Upside of Falling by Alex Light If I Never Met You by Mhairi McFarlane

The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa

Release date: 4 February 2020

Enemies-to-lovers romance when a wedding planner left at the altar has to collaborate with her former best man from her failed nuptials. Basically, the blurb had me at “enemies-to-lovers”.

The Upside of Falling by Alex Light

Release date: 18 February 2020

More fake dating! (I may have a fake dating-trope problem…)

If I Never Met You by Mhairi McFarlane

Release date: 24 March 2020

Fake dating. Fake office dating! Need I say more?

The Honey Don't List by Christina Lauren What I Like About You by Marisa Kanter You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle

The Honey Don’t List by Christina Lauren

Release date: 24 March 2020

Two assistants are tasked with keeping their bosses’ relationship from exploding but start feeling sparks of their own.

What I Like About You by Marisa Kanter

Release date: 7 April 2020

Internet friends turning into IRL crushes, except only one of them knows the other’s identity.

You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle

Release date: 7 April 2020

Naomi and Nicholas are engaged, but they actually both want out of it. Only problem is they don’t want to be the one to call it off because whoever calls it off has to pay the nonrefundable wedding bill. So the war is on. And maybe these lovers-turned-enemies will turn lovers once again?

The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang Chasing Lucky by Jenn Bennett By The Book by Amanda Sellet

The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang

Release date: 4 May 2020

A new book from the author of The Kiss Quotient and The Bride Test, this third book features fan-favorite Quan with his very own romance!

Chasing Lucky by Jenn Bennett

Release date: 5 May 2020

I need more friends-to-lovers trope in my life so naturally I like the idea of former childhood best friends reuniting and becoming something more.

By The Book by Amanda Sellet

Release date: 12 May 2020

Classic novel lover makes “Scoundrel Survival Guide”, a rundown of literary types to be avoided at all costs, and then falls for a guy who breaks all her rules. Uhh, yes please.

Tell Me:
What Romance books are you looking forward to reading?

Lindsey xoxo

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  1. These all look great! Although I’m more into dark romance usually. I’m looking forward to Once a Myth by Pepper Winters. 😀

    1. I usually go for the cute and fluffy romance, but I definitely want to try some more dark romance as well! Added Once a Myth to my TBR, thanks for the rec!

  2. I want to read Chloe Brown, The Flathshare, and You Deserve Each Other. Thanks for sharing!!!


    1. Hope you’ll love all of these! 🙂

  3. You can definitely see the trends in covers looking at all of these books! I love the animated style. Bringing Down the Duke is one I want to read soon!

    1. The animated style is definitely the current trend, but I don’t mind at all – keep ’em coming haha 🙂 I hope you’ll enjoy Bringing Down The Duke!

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