Shining Stars | The Best Romance Books of the Year (So Far)

Swoony picks that readers will fall for.

Adler, Sarah. Mrs. Nash’s Ashes. Berkley. May 2023. 352p. ISBN 9780593547793. pap. $17. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Alexander, TJ. Chef’s Choice. Atria/Emily Bestler. (Chef’s Kiss, Bk. 2). May 2023. 336p. ISBN 9781982189105. pap. $17.99. LGBTQIA+ ROMANCE

Barry, Amy. Marrying Off Morgan McBride. Berkley. (McBrides, Bk. 2). May 2023. 336p. ISBN 9780593335598. pap. $17. HISTORICAL ROMANCE

Beharrie, Therese. Single Dads Club. Montlake. Jun. 2023. 304p. ISBN 9781662511783. pap. $16.99. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Blakely, Lauren. The Boyfriend Comeback. self-published. (Winner Takes All, Bk. 1). Sept. 2022. 450p. ISBN 9798835441136. pap. $16.49. LGBTQIA+ ROMANCE

Charles, KJ. The Secret Lives of Country Gentlemen. Sourcebooks Casablanca. (The Doomsday Books, Bk. 1). Mar. 2023. 352p. ISBN 9781728255859. pap. $16.99. LGBTQIA+ ROMANCE

De la Rosa, Liana. Ana María and the Fox. Berkley. (The Luna Sisters, Bk. 1). Apr. 2023. 352p. ISBN 9780593440889. pap. $17. HISTORICAL ROMANCE

Desai, Sara. To Have and To Heist. Berkley. Jul. 2023. 416p. ISBN 9780593548509. pap. $17. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Everhart, Elle. Wanderlust. Putnam. Jul. 2023. 368p. ISBN 9780593545089. pap. $17. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Forest, Kristina. The Neighbor Favor. Berkley. Feb. 2023. 416p. ISBN 9780593546437. pap. $17. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Fortune, Carley. Meet Me at the Lake. Berkley. May 2023. 336p. ISBN 9780593438558. pap. $18. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Han, Barb. Trapped in Texas. Harlequin Intrigue. (The Cowboys of Cider Creek, Bk. 3). May 2023. 256p. ISBN 9781335582652. pap. $6.25. ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

Hazelwood, Ali. Love, Theoretically. Berkley. Jun. 2023. 400p. ISBN 9780593336861. pap. $17. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Henry, Emily. Happy Place. Berkley. Apr. 2023. 400p. ISBN 9780593441275. $27. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Heron, Farah. Jana Goes Wild. Forever: Grand Central. May 2023. 352p. ISBN 9781538725450. pap. $16.99. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Holton, India. The Secret Service of Tea and Treason. Berkley. (Dangerous Damsels, Bk. 3). Apr. 2023. 368p. ISBN 9780593547267. pap. $17. HISTORICAL ROMANCE

James, Kira. Embrace Me Darkly. Martini & Olive. (Dark Alliance, Bk. 1). Oct. 2022. 420p. ISBN 9781953572677. pap. $19.99. PARANORMAL ROMANCE

Kae, Courtney. In the Case of Heartbreak. Kensington. (Fern Falls, Bk. 2). Jul. 2023. 320p. ISBN 9781496738974. pap. $16.95. LGBTQIA+ ROMANCE

Kellogg, Camille. Just as You Are. Dial. Apr. 2023. 320p. ISBN 9780593594704. pap. $17. LGBTQIA+ ROMANCE

Kelly, Anita. Something Wild & Wonderful. Forever: Grand Central. Mar. 2023. 384p. ISBN 9781538754887. pap. $16.99. LGBTQIA+ ROMANCE

Lauren, Christina. The True Love Experiment. Gallery. May 2023. 416p. ISBN 9781982173432. $27.99. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Lenker, Maureen Lee. It Happened One Fight. Sourcebooks Casablanca. Jul. 2023. 384p. ISBN 9781728267883. pap. $16.99. HISTORICAL ROMANCE

Levine, Jenna. My Roommate Is a Vampire. Berkley. Aug. 2023. 352p. ISBN 9780593548912. pap. $17. PARANORMAL ROMANCE

Lim, Dominic. All the Right Notes. Forever: Grand Central. Jun. 2023. 384p. ISBN 9781538725382. pap. $15.99. LGBTQIA+ ROMANCE

Long, Julie Anne. How To Tame a Wild Rogue. Avon. (Palace of Rogues, Bk. 6). Jul. 2023. 384p. ISBN 9780063280915. pap. $9.99. HISTORICAL ROMANCE

Lyon, J. Vanessa. Lush Lives. Roxane Gay: Grove/Atlantic. Aug. 2023. 352p. ISBN 9780802161987. $28. LGBTQIA+ ROMANCE

McAvoy, J.J. Verity and the Forbidden Suitor. Dell. (The DuBells, Bk. 2). Apr. 2023. 400p. ISBN 9780593500064. pap. $17. HISTORICAL ROMANCE

McCoy, Taj. Zora Books Her Happy Ever After. Mira: Harlequin. Apr. 2023. 336p. ISBN 9780778333524. pap. $16.99. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

McKinlay, Jenn. Summer Reading. Berkley. May 2023. 480p. ISBN 9780593545720. pap. $17. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Moher, Laura. Curves for Days. Sourcebooks Casablanca. (The Galway Series, Bk. 1). Aug. 2023. 336p. ISBN 9781728278056. pap. $16.99. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Norman, Matthew. Charm City Rocks: A Love Story. Dell. Jun. 2023. 368p. ISBN 9780593499832. pap. $17. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Sebastian, Cat. We Could Be So Good. Avon. Jun. 2023. 384p. ISBN 9780063272767. pap. $18.99. LGBTQIA+ ROMANCE

Simone, Naima. Don’t You Forget About Me. Oliver-Heber. (Love on the Radio, Bk. 2). Nov. 2022. 156p. ISBN 9781648393150. pap. $8.99. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Slaughter, Jodie. Play To Win. St. Martin’s Griffin. Jul. 2023. 320p. ISBN 9781250821843. pap. $17. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Spencer, Minerva. The Dueling Duchess. Kensington. (Wicked Women of Whitechapel, Bk. 2). May 2023. 288p. ISBN 9781496738110. pap. $16.95. HISTORICAL ROMANCE

Tamberelli, Kate & Danny Tamberelli. The First Date Prophecy. Kensington. Jun. 2023. 320p. ISBN 9781496742841. pap. $16.95. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Wilder, Ava. Will They or Won’t They. Dell. Jun. 2023. 384p. ISBN 9780593358979. pap. $17. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Winstead, Ashley. The Boyfriend Candidate. Graydon House. May 2023. 368p. ISBN 9781525804960. pap. $18.99. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Yardley, Cathy. Role Playing. Montlake. Jul. 2023. 334p. ISBN 9781662503979. pap. $16.99. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

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