All The Best New Romance Books You Will Love In 2024

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Ready to find your next favorite romance read? Check out the complete list of the best new romance novels of 2024!

Love is in the air, and it’s definitely on the bookshelf too! This year, the romance genre is blooming with new releases, offering a bouquet of stories for every kind of reader. Whether you crave a heartwarming small-town happily ever after, a sizzling second-chance romance, or a laugh-out-loud romantic comedy, 2024 has the perfect book to make your heart skip a beat.

With so many new releases hitting shelves this year, finding your next heartfelt romance, unexpected spark, or charming rom-com is just a page-turn away. 

Happy Reading!


If you’re looking for all the upcoming books, take a look at

Best 2024 Upcoming Releases

Must-Read Contemporary Romances for Book Clubs

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Expiration Dates

by Rebecca Serle

Release Date: March 5, 2024

Daphne Bell has always been a believer. She believes that the universe has a plan for her and that every encounter in her life is part of this grand design. She knows that when she meets someone new, it will only be a matter of time before their relationship comes to an end. But when she meets Jake on a blind date at her favorite Los Angeles restaurant and finds that there is no expiration date on their relationship, Daphne’s beliefs are put to the test.

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Just for the Summer

by Abby Jimenez

Release Date: April 2, 2024

Justin’s curse has become internet famous, thanks to a Reddit thread. Every woman he dates finds their soulmate right after they break up with him. When Emma reaches out to him with the same problem, they come up with a crazy plan: date each other and break the curse.

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How To End a Love Story

by Yulin Kuang

Release Date: April 9, 2024

Helen Zhang and Grant Shepard’s paths crossed again after thirteen years, but this time, they were in the writers’ room of the TV adaptation of Helen’s bestselling young adult novels. Despite trying to move on from their shared past, they are drawn to each other again. As they navigate through working together and facing their unresolved feelings, they must also confront the secrets that have kept them apart all these years.

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Funny Story

by Emily Henry

Release Date: April 23, 2024

Daphne and Miles both find themselves at a crossroads in their lives, with failed relationships behind them. As they plan to fake a summer romance for social media, they never expect to actually fall for each other. But as their fake relationship becomes more real, they must navigate the complications and insecurities that come with it.

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The Ministry of Time

by Kaliane Bradley

Release Date: May 7, 2024

Set in a near future where time travel is a reality, a civil servant is tasked with living and working with an expat from 1847. As they work together to determine the feasibility of time travel, they develop an unexpected bond that forces them to confront their beliefs and choices. With a charming and chaotic cast of fellow expats, this debut novel by Kaliane Bradley is a time travel romance, spy thriller, workplace comedy, and exploration of power and love all rolled into one.

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Most Anticipated Romance Releases of 2024

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Ready or Not

by Cara Bastone

Release Date: February 6, 2024

Eve Hatch is a woman who loves certainty and routine. She enjoys her comfortable life in Brooklyn, surrounded by her friends and far from the judgment of her traditional family. But when an unexpected pregnancy becomes part of the equation, Eve’s world is turned upside down. As Eve adjusts to her newfound reality, she reevaluates all areas of her life. She also wonders if she’s been settling for less in her relationships, especially when her best friend Willa’s older brother, Shep, starts catching her eye.

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A Love Song for Ricki Wilde

by Tia Williams

Release Date: February 6, 2024

Ricky Wilde has always felt like the odd one out in her family. Living a life of luxury and privilege, she longs for something different, something more meaningful. When she is offered the opportunity to start over in Harlem, she takes it without hesitation. Amidst modern Harlem’s vibrant culture and music, Ricki opens her own flower shop and discovers herself and a newfound sense of purpose. But when she meets a mysterious stranger, her life truly begins to change.

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This Could Be Us

by Kennedy Ryan

Release Date: March 5, 2024

Amid her personal turmoil, Soledad meets a man who challenges her in ways she never thought possible. The attraction between them is undeniable, but with her heart still healing from past wounds, can she open herself up to love again?

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This Summer Will Be Different

by Carley Fortune

Release Date: May 7, 2024

Summer has always been a time for relaxation, adventure, and romance. And this year, Lucy is determined to make her summer different from all the others and stick to her plans. But then she meets Felix, the charming local and younger brother of her best friend. With his irresistible charm and undeniable chemistry, Lucy falls for Felix despite all the reasons why they should stay away from each other.

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Lies and Weddings

by Kevin Kwan

Release Date: May 21, 2024

Rufus Leung Gresham is faced with a difficult decision – to marry for money or follow his heart. As the son of a former Hong Kong supermodel, Rufus must save his family’s legacy by seducing a wealthy woman at his sister’s wedding. But when a volcanic eruption and scandalous secret threaten to unravel everything, Rufus must choose between his family’s reputation or true love with the girl next door.

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Better Left Unsent

by Lia Louis

Release Date: May 21, 2024

Thirty-year-old Millie Chandler navigates the aftermath of all her unsent emails being accidentally sent out. With her heart already shattered from a public breakup two years ago, Millie has been keeping everything to herself in an attempt to protect herself from getting hurt again. But when her deepest truths, lies, and secrets are suddenly exposed to the world, Millie must find a way to fix the chaos she’s caused and face everything she’s been hiding from.

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Summer Romance

by Annabel Monaghan

Release Date: June 4, 2024

Summer can be a time of carefree fun and adventure, but for Ali Morris, it’s been anything but. After her mother’s death and a painful divorce, she struggles to make sense of her life. That is until an unexpected encounter with a handsome stranger turns her world upside down. As Ali navigates through the ups and downs of single motherhood, she enjoys the brief but exciting escape of a summer romance.

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The Rom-Commers

The Rom-Commers

by Katherine Center

Release Date: June 11, 2024

Emma, a struggling screenwriter, gets the chance of a lifetime to re-write a script for her writing god, but things get complicated when she meets him and realizes that real life might be more romantic than fiction. As she fights for her love of rom-coms and convinces the famous screenwriter that love stories matter, Emma learns that sometimes, life can be full of unexpected twists and turns.

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Not in Love

by Ali Hazelwood

Release Date: June 11, 2024

 Two individuals from opposite sides of the business world are caught in a forbidden romance. Rue Siebert is a biotech engineer at Kline, content with her life and career until Eli Killgore enters the picture. As the frontman for a competing company seeking to take over Kline, Eli should be off-limits to Rue. But their undeniable attraction leads them into a risky and passionate affair that could have catastrophic consequences for both.

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Tangled Up in You

by Christina Lauren

Release Date: June 25, 2024

Ren and Fitz come from very different worlds, but when they are paired up for a project in college, they find themselves embarking on a road trip that will change their lives forever. Ren, who has lived off the grid her whole life, is finally experiencing the real world at Corona College while Fitz, who has his whole future planned out, begins to question his carefully crafted plans. As they navigate through challenges and unexpected situations on their journey, they both begin to realize that maybe what they’ve been searching for has been right beside them all along.

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A Novel Love Story

by Ashley Poston

Release Date: June 25, 2024

Eileen Merriweather, a literature professor, finds herself transported to the town of Eloraton, the setting of her favorite romance series. But things are not as perfect as they seem, as the town is trapped in an unfinished novel. Eileen must navigate through this fictional world and help bring it to its storybook ending. However, there is one character who doesn’t want her meddling in their story – a grumpy bookstore owner with mint-green eyes and an irritatingly sexy mouth. 

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It Started with a Book

by Camilla Isley

Release Date: July 5, 2024

Leighton’s love life may be a disaster, but her escape into the fictional world of romance novels has always been her saving grace. That is until she finds herself face-to-face with her ultimate book boyfriend: Killian St Clair. As she tries to adjust to having him in the real world, Leigh soon realizes that perhaps it’s time for her to put down her books and give real-life romance a chance.

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The Au Pair Affair

by Tessa Bailey

Release Date: July 16, 2024

Tallulah takes on the role of live-in nanny for hockey veteran Burgess and his tween daughter, but their growing chemistry and conflicting desires threaten to tear them apart. However, a chance meeting and push from his daughter forces him to fight for their happy ending.

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Perfect Fit

by Clare Gilmore

Release Date: October 29, 2024

Josie Davis tries to balance her successful fashion brand with the unexpected return of Will Grant, the twin brother of her ex-best friend. As Josie and Will find themselves unable to stay away from each other, they must also face the repercussions of their past actions and consider whether love is worth slowing down for.

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Best Second Chance Romance Reads of 2024

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The Breakup Tour

by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund- Broka

Release Date: January 23, 2024

The acclaimed authors of The Roughest Draft return with a swoony romance about second chances, music, and the power of old flames. As Riley Wynn rises to fame through her hit Breakup Song concept, she decides to reconnect with the real inspiration behind it: her ex-boyfriend and college sweetheart, Max Harcourt. As they embark on a cross-country tour together, old feelings resurface, and they must confront their past mistakes while navigating the pressures of fame.

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Take Two, Birdie Maxwell

by Allison Winn Scotch

Release Date: March 5, 2024

Hollywood’s beloved rom-com star, Birdie Robinson, is at a crossroads in her career and personal life. After a highly publicized feud with her co-star, she returns to her small hometown for some peace and quiet. But when she discovers a love letter from an old flame, she sets off on a journey to find the sender and potentially save her reputation.

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The Rule Book

by Sarah Adams

Release Date: April 2, 2024

Nora Mackenzie and Derek Pender, college exes turned enemies, are forced to work together, but their plan for revenge turns into a wild Vegas night that results in them getting married and potentially saving their careers and sparking a second chance at love.

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The Paradise Problem

by Christina Lauren

Release Date: May 14, 2024

Anna and West were college sweethearts who thought they had it all figured out. But after their quickie wedding, Anna discovers that the divorce papers she signed at graduation weren’t actually filed, and she’s still legally married to West. Fast forward three years, and they’re now divorced, but when Liam inherits a fortune from his grandfather with one catch – he must be happily married for five years – he turns to his ex-wife for help.

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The Fiancé Dilemma

by Elena Armas

Publication Date: July 30, 2024

Josie Davis tries to balance her successful fashion brand with the unexpected return of Will Grant, the twin brother of her ex-best friend. As Josie and Will find themselves unable to stay away from each other, they must also face the repercussions of their past actions and consider whether love is worth slowing down for.

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Name Your Price

by Holly James

Publication Date: July 30, 2024

Two exes are thrown back together in the most unexpected of circumstances. With a million dollars on the line, Olivia and Chuck must resist their undeniable attraction and learn to work together if they want to win it all.

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The Book Swap

by Tessa Bickers

Publication Date: September 3, 2024

After accidentally donating her favorite book to a Little Free Library, Erin begins an anonymous conversation with the person who finds it. As they exchange books and personal notes, they discover a shared history that could change their lives. However, when painful reminders of the past resurface, Erin must decide whether to forgive or move on.

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Not in My Book

by Katie Holt

Publication Date: December 10, 2024

Rosie and Aiden’s journey is filled with witty banter, steamy moments, and unexpected twists as they navigate writing a novel together. As they understand each other better, they must also confront their own fears and insecurities to find a happily ever after on their own terms.

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