Top Ten Tuesday

Twelve of 2021’s Most Anticipated Romance Novels

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Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

Today’s topic was supposed to be ‘Purple, Yellow, and/or Green Book Covers’ but I wasn’t feeling that, so I’m going rogue! As a hopeless romantic, I’m still a little stuck in last week’s love freebie, so I thought “WHY NOT DO ONE MORE LOVE TOPIC?” And thus, this post was born!

I’ve really been rediscovering the romance and rom-com genre in the last few years (hey, we all could use something light and fun and with a HEA every once in a while), so today I’d like to highlight twelve romance books that are being released in 2021. Which one of these are on your TBR?

Shipped by Angie Hockman

release date: January 19th

Two office rivals stuck on a cruise to the Galápagos Islands…together. Sounds like the perfect mix of The Hating Game and The Unhoneymooners to me! (I already read and reviewed this and really enjoyed it)

Make Up Break Up by Lily Menon

release date: February 2nd

It’s Sandhya Menon’s debut adult romance and it’s an enemies-to-lovers / second-chance story about two rival app developers so it’s a must-read obviously.

Accidentally Engaged by Farah Heron

release date: March 2nd

The only thing I love more than all things bread? Fake engagement stories. Combine the two and I’m sold.

To Love and to Loathe by Martha Waters

release date: April 6th

From the blurb: “a swoon-worthy novel about a man and woman who never agree on anything—until they agree to a no-strings-attached affair in this Regency-era romp.” = me in love.

Twice Shy by Sarah Hogle

release date: April 6th

A woman inheriting an old house from her great aunt and the gorgeous yet grouchy groundskeeper who has different visions for the property’s future sounds like a match made in bookish romance heaven to me.

Second First Impressions by Sally Thorne

release date: April 13th

I love The Hating Game so much that any new Sally Thorne is an auto-read. And this story about a retirement home manager who hires a muscular, tattooed man as an assistant to two old women sounds like it could be just as good.

The Road Trip by Beth O’Leary

release date: April 29th

A new book by Beth O’ Leary. Road trip. Scotland. Second chance romance. Yep, definitely have high hopes for this one.

One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

release date: May 6th

Red White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston quickly became one of my all-time favorite books, so of course I have high hopes for One Last Stop. Add to that the fact that this is a time-travel rom-com with a focus on queer history, and I AM SOLD!

People We Meet On Vacation by Emily Henry

release date: May 11th

Friends-to-enemies-to-lovers from the author of Beach Read equals one very excited me.

The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren

release date: May 18th

I have yet to read a Christina Lauren book I don’t like, so adding this to my TBR feels like a no-brainer. I’m already super excited about the hate-to-love, fake dating and science nerd aspects!

The Layover by Lacie Waldon

release date: June 15th

Blurb: “…Stranded at a luxury resort in paradise with her nemesis…”

The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang

release date: August 17th

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!

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Tell Me:
Do you love a good romance read?
Are any of these on your TBR?

Lindsey xoxo

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  1. Oh adding Accidentally engaged to my list because fake dating and arranged marriages are the romance trope for me lol.

    1. Oh yes, I completely agree! I can never say no to fake dating or arranged marriages either 🙂

  2. I love the books you’ve picked out! So many great romances coming out this year and I can’t wait!

    Here’s my TTT:

    1. Yes, it’s really shaping up to be an amazing romance year 🙂

  3. I am looking forward to the Emily Henry, Casey McQuiston and Beth O’Leary books in particular!

    1. They all sound so good!

  4. I don’t know any of these books but that’s what I get for only reading dark romance 😂

    1. Haha yeah, I’m definitely more of a fluffy romance fan right now, but I do hope to delve into dark romance soon (I already have quite some of your recommendations on my TBR that all sound so good 🙂 )

  5. There are a couple on here that I’m really looking forward to, as well. One Last Stop, The Soulmate Equation, and The Heart Principle.

    1. They all sound so great, hope they live up to all our expectations 🙂

  6. You rebel! I am looking forward to The Road Trip.

    This comment box is super tiny on mobile, not sure if you’re aware.

    1. Haha yeah, that’s me, a rebel 😉
      Oh I didn’t know, I’ll need to check it out, thanks for letting me know!

  7. To Love and Loathe looks fun! Here’s my TTT post:


    1. I’m definitely looking forward to To Love and Loathe! 🙂

  8. lydiaschoch says:

    I hope you adore all of these books!

    My post:

    1. Thanks!

  9. Ohh, I spy some great books on this list! Curious about People We Meet On Vacation and To Love and to Loathe. Shipped is on my TBR, recently bought the kindle edition on Amazon and hope to read it soon!

    1. Oh, I read Shipped and really enjoyed it, hope you will too!

      1. Great to hear that! Hopefully I will! 🙂

  10. I am so into romances lately, so I love this topic! I have quite a few of these on my TBR!

    1. Same, I’m all on the romance train lately 🙂 Hope these’ll live up to both our expectations!

    1. Thanks!

  11. lydiaschoch says:

    To Love and to Loathe is such a great title.

    My post:

    1. It is indeed such a fun title 🙂

  12. Sophie @BewareOfTheReader says:

    Beth O’Leary, Casey McQuiston, and Helen Hoang are on my TBR as well!

    1. So looking forward to all of their new releases!

  13. Ha! Going rogue is fun! Will send my sister your page link as she loves romance books.

    1. It is fun 🙂 Hope your sister discovers some nice new reads from this list 🙂

  14. Lauren Becker says:

    I’m so excited for One Last Stop. I need to read Beach Read still, but that’s exciting the author has another coming out.


    1. Yes, I’m so excited for One Last Stop too! Hope you’ll enjoy Beach Read.

  15. Ooh, great list! I had a couple of these on my radar already, but some I hadn’t heard of yet, so thank you.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

    1. Thanks, hope you discovered some exciting new reads to look forward to 🙂

  16. I want to read One Last Stop, it seems to follow me everywhere hehe. Happy reading 😀 Here’s my TTT if you want to have a look

    1. Haha yeah, I know what you mean about One Last Stop 🙂 Hope it’ll live up to our expectations!

  17. I cannot wait for Sally Thorne’s and Helen Hoang’s books! They can’t get here soon enough.

    1. Yes me too, it feels like I’ve already been waiting for them FOREVER, especially Helen Hoang’s new book 🙂

  18. Yes! Love this post. Every single one of these is on my TBR. 🙂

    1. Yay, hope all of these live up to both our expectations! 🙂

  19. Great list! I’m really looking forward to To Love and to Loathe and People We Meet on Vacation–which, for some reason, is called You and Me on Vacation in the UK.

    1. Oh I didn’t know People We Meet On Vacation has another title in the UK – that’s interesting though! (and confusing 🙂 )

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