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As the year starts to wind down, we always start looking ahead at the book releases we can’t wait to get our hands on. Oftentimes on these types of lists you’ll see the same books over and over. We decided to give you some variety and hopefully you’ll find something you didn’t know about. So, without further delay, these are our most anticipated romance books 2023. Certainly they are all books you should be adding to your TBR as well and will make 2023 an exciting reading year.

2023 Most Anticipated Romance Books

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New year, new books!

It may seem too early to worry about 2023 new releases. We’re still in the middle of Fall reading and jumping into holiday romances. I agree. But it’s never too early to make your plans for what you should look out for in 2023. Write down those dates on calendars, make pre-orders, and set your TBR. If you like to do those, anyway. I used to be very much a TBR kind of person and lately I’ve been rolling with my mood instead. All planning for my reading has gone out the window. Not the tracking, just the planning ahead. But that’s a topic for another day.

I still like to stay informed of what’s new and what I should look forward to. While we post a new releases for the month here on the blog, we also maintain our New Releases hub. So be sure you bookmark that and come back to it often throughout the year.

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January Most Anticipated Romance Books

A new month, a new year, and a new set of reading goals. This is the time of year when we want to set our reading goals and start going for it. Intention and inspiration are at an all time high, And there are some amazing books get you excited about 2023.

romantic comedy
Lunar Love by Lauren Kung Jessen

Lunar Love
by Lauren Kung Jessen

Release date: January 10

Lunar Love is an enemies to lovers debut romantic comedy filled with Chinese astrology and perfect for lovers of Helen Hoang, Helena Hunting and Jasmine Guillory.

This sweet, enemies-to-lovers debut rom-com filled with Chinese astrology will undoubtedly prove to be a perfect match with readers of Helen Hoang, Jasmine Guillory, and Helena Hunting.

Always a matchmaker, never a match…

Olivia Huang Christenson is excited-slash-terrified to be taking over her grandmother’s matchmaking business. But when she learns that a new dating app has made her Pó Po’s traditional Chinese zodiac approach all about “animal attraction,” her emotions skew more toward furious-slash-outraged. Especially when L.A.’s most-eligible bachelor Bennett O’Brien is behind the app that could destroy her family’s legacy . . .

Liv knows better than to fall for any guy, let alone an infuriatingly handsome one who believes that traditions are meant to be broken. As the two businesses go head to head, Bennett and Liv make a deal: they’ll find a match for each other—and whoever falls in love loses. But Liv is dealing with someone who’s already adept at stealing business ideas . . . so what’s stopping him from stealing her heart too?

erotic romance
Good Girl Fail by Roni Loren

Good Girl Fail
by Roni Loren

Release date: January 17

I have been a super fan of Roni Loren since her debut. And as such, I first fell in love with her erotic romance books. Over the years, I’ve loved everything she’s written even as it’s been more contemporary romance geared. But I am over the moon to see that there’s a new erotic romance coming from her.

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Loving on the Edge and the Say Anything series comes a new steamy standalone MMF romance that proves good girls can have fun too…especially when she’s their good girl.

O’Neal Lory has been taught that one mistake can undo an entire life of right decisions. That it doesn’t matter if a person has been good ninety-nine percent of the time. One misstep, one snap judgment, can derail everything. So, she’s taken a lot of right steps on the straight and narrow path. Eighteen years of them, in fact. Perfect grades. No rules broken. And definitely no boys.

Until she kisses him.

Auden Blake knows he shouldn’t touch his little sister’s best friend, knows that innocent girls like her should stay far, far away from him and his roommate Lennox—especially when she could reveal their behind-closed-doors activities to his family. But when sheltered O’Neal goes rogue, ditching her scholarship to a conservative all-girls college and showing up at Bennette State—his school—instead, it’s going to take everything Auden has to keep his and Lennox’s hands off the curious good girl whose teach me vibes could unravel them both.

Good Girl Fail is a full-length standalone MMF romance with lots of steam, two heroes who like to share and get a little bossy, and a good girl heroine who’s about to break every rule that’s ever been placed upon her.


February Most Anticipated Romance Books

Ah, the month of love. There’s really no better time to read romance books than February, isn’t it? And there are so many amazing books coming! Especially some by insanely popular authors. Although we wanted to highlight some here that may be a little lesser known. But we can’t forget that there’s a new In Death series book coming out this month, ENCORE IN DEATH by J.D. Robb, a new paperback copy of BARBARIAN’S PRIZE by Ruby Dixon, and the paperback of LOATHE TO LOVE YOU by Ali Hazelwood (a collection of novellas).

contemporary romance
Take the Lead by Alexis Daria

Take the Lead
by Alexis Daria

Release date: February 14

I’ve had this series on my TBR for quite some time. I mean, who can resist a romance book with a Dancing with the Stars feel? And I am even more in love with this new cover. This is an immediate add to TBR.

From Alexis Daria, author of the critically acclaimed, international bestseller You Had Me at Hola, comes a fun, sexy romance set against a reality dance show.

Gina Morales wants to make it big. In her four seasons on The Dance Off, she’s never even made it to the finals. But her latest partner, the sexy star of an Alaskan wilderness show, could be her chance. Who knew the strong, silent, survivalist-type had moves like that? She thinks Stone Nielson is her ticket to win it all—until her producer makes it clear they’re being set up for a showmance.

Joining a celebrity dance competition is the last thing Stone wants. However, he’ll endure anything to help his family, even as he fears revealing their secrets. While the fast pace of Los Angeles makes him long for the peace and privacy of home, he can’t hide his growing attraction for his dance partner. Neither wants to fake a romance for the cameras, but the explosive chemistry that flares between them is undeniable.

As Stone and Gina heat up the dance floor, the tabloids catch on to their developing romance. With the spotlight threatening to ruin everything, will they choose fame and fortune, or let love take the lead?

historical romance
Never Seduce a Duke by Vivienne Lorret

Never Seduce a Duke
by Vivienne Lorret

Release date: February 21

Vivienne Lorret is one of my go-to historical romance authors! I especially recommend her books if you like historical romantic comedies. All her books, and the Mating Habits of Scoundrels series that this book is part of, are perfect if you are a fan of Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton series.

In USA Today bestselling author Vivienne Lorret’s latest romance, a young lady engages in a steamy flirtation with a bespectacled, studious duke while on holiday, only to return with more than just memories…  

After being jilted, Margaret Stredwick has sworn off men and marriage. What she needs is a holiday. But a detour along the way takes a surprising turn that leads Meg to him. And soon she starts to wonder if she should indulge in one grand flirtation before she’s firmly on the shelf.

The instant Lucien Ambrose, Duke of Merleton, finds a strange woman touring the halls of his ancient estate, he knows the minx is up to something. So, when a family heirloom is stolen, it’s clear who the culprit is. She may tempt him beyond reason, but he isn’t about to let her get away, even if he has to chase her across the continent. 

Meg never imagined that anyone would mistake her for a notorious thief, known for seducing men to distraction. It’s the most thrilling thing ever! She eagerly plays along. . . until she finds herself falling in love with a man who has no idea who she really is. And by the time she returns to her ordinary life, she discovers that her grand flirtation won’t be a secret for long. Apparently, she brought home an unexpected souvenir…


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March Most Anticipated Romance Books

historical romance
The Secret Lives of Country Gentlemen by K.J. Charles

The Secret Lives of Country Gentlemen
by K.J. Charles

Release date: March 7

I’ve enjoyed KJ Charles before but that first line of the blurb just GOT me to rush and add this. Plus, that cover definitely helped. 😉 What line is that, you ask? “Bridgerton meets Poldark in a LGBTQIA+ Regency romance os smugglers, adventure, mystery and love.”

Bridgerton meets Poldark in this sweeping Regency romance of smugglers, adventure, mystery, and life-changing love from celebrated author KJ Charles.

Abandoned by his father, Gareth Inglis grew up lonely, prickly, and well-used to disappointment. Still, he longs for a connection. When he meets a charming stranger, he falls head over heels—until everything goes wrong and he’s left alone again. Then Gareth’s father dies, turning the shabby London clerk into Sir Gareth, with a grand house on the remote Romney Marsh and a family he doesn’t know.

The Marsh is another world, a strange, empty place notorious for its ruthless gangs of smugglers. And one of them is dangerously familiar…

Joss Doomsday has run the Doomsday smuggling clan since he was a boy. When the new baronet—his old lover—agrees to testify against Joss’s sister, Joss acts fast to stop him. Their reunion is anything but happy, yet after the dust settles, neither can stay away. Soon, all Joss and Gareth want is the chance to be together. But the bleak, bare Marsh holds deadly secrets. And when Gareth finds himself threatened from every side, the gentleman and the smuggler must trust one another not just with their hearts, but with their lives.

paranormal romance
A Witch's Guide to Fake Dating a Demon by Sarah Hawley

A Witch’s Guide to Fake Dating a Demon
by Sarah Hawley

Release date: March 7

Do I judge books by the cover? Yes, yes I do. And I couldn’t look away from this one. Plus that title reminds me of some old school paranormal romance. So this one goes on the TBR immediately. One can only hope this is part of the resurgence of the genre in 2023!

Mariel Spark knows not to trust a demon, especially one that wants her soul, but what’s a witch to do when he won’t leave her side—and she kind of doesn’t want him to?

Mariel Spark is prophesied to be the most powerful witch seen in centuries of the famed Spark family, but to the displeasure of her mother, she prefers baking to brewing potions and gardening to casting hexes. When a spell to summon flour goes very wrong, Mariel finds herself staring down a demon—one she inadvertently summoned for a soul bargain.

Ozroth the Ruthless is a legend among demons. Powerful and merciless, he drives hard bargains to collect mortal souls. But his reputation has suffered ever since a bargain went awry—if he can strike a bargain with Mariel, he will earn back his deadly reputation. Ozroth can’t leave Mariel’s side until they complete a bargain, which she refuses to do (turns out some humans are attached to their souls).

But the witch is funny. And curvy. And disgustingly yet endearingly cheerful. Becoming awkward roommates quickly escalates when Mariel, terrified to confess the inadvertent summoning to her mother, blurts out that she’s dating Ozroth. As Ozroth and Mariel struggle with their opposing goals and maintaining a fake relationship, real attraction blooms between them. But Ozroth has a limited amount of time to strike the deal, and if Mariel gives up her soul, she’ll lose all her emotions—including love—which will only spell disaster for them both.

historical romance
Hotel of Secrets by Diana Biller

Hotel of Secrets
by Diana Biller

Release date: March 28

Literally the month of beautiful covers, isn’t it? This is just majestic. But the book itself was actually one of my most anticipated even before I saw it. Or knew the title. That’s because I’ve fallen in love with Diana Biller’s historical romances and I won’t stop reading and raving about them.

Diana Biller’s Hotel of Secrets is chock full of banter-filled shenanigans, must-have-you kisses, and romance certain to light a fire in the hearts of readers everywhere.

During ball season, anything can happen— even love.

It’s ball season in Vienna, and Maria Wallner only wants one thing: to restore her family’s hotel, the Hotel Wallner, to its former glory. She’s not going to let anything get in her way – not her parents’ three-decade-long affair; not seemingly-random attacks by masked assassins; and especially not the broad-shouldered American foreign agent who’s saved her life two times already. No matter how luscious his mouth is.

Eli Whittaker also only wants one thing: to find out who is selling American secret codes across Europe, arrest them, and go home to his sensible life in Washington, DC. He has one lead – a letter the culprit sent from a Viennese hotel. But when he arrives in Vienna, he is immediately swept up into a chaotic whirlwind of balls, spies, waltzes, and beautiful hotelkeepers who seem to constantly find themselves in danger. He disapproves of all of it! But his disapproval is tested as he slowly falls deeper into the chaos – and as his attraction to said hotelkeeper grows.


April Most Anticipated Romance Books

April is always an excellent month for book releases. Right in the swing of Spring season and with a renewed and fresh outlook on crushing your reading goals. There are always a lot of really popular books out this month and 2023 is no exception. You won’t want to miss LASSITER by J.R. Ward, HAPPY PLACE by Emily Henry or YOURS TRULY by Abby Jimenez. But let’s dig a little deeper into that list and check out some of the other books on our must read list.

historical romance

Ana Maria and the Fox
by Liana de la Rosa

Release date: April 4

Have I heard of this author before? No, I haven’t. But this cover is now living rent free in my head and I can’t stop thinking about it. And after reading the blurb I can honestly say I need this badly in my life.

A forbidden love between a Mexican heiress and a shrewd British politician makes for a tantalizing Victorian season.

Ana María Luna Valdés has strived to be the perfect daughter, the perfect niece, and the perfect representative of the powerful Luna family. So when Ana María is secretly sent to London with her sisters to seek refuge from the French occupation of Mexico, she experiences her first taste of freedom far from the judgmental eyes of her domineering father. If only she could ignore the piercing looks she receives across ballroom floors from the austere Mr. Fox.

Gideon Fox elevated himself from the London gutters by chasing his burning desire for more: more opportunities, more choices. For everyone. Now, as a member of Parliament, Gideon is on the cusp of securing the votes he needs to put forth a measure to abolish the Atlantic slave trade once and for all—a cause that is close to his heart as the grandson of a formerly enslaved woman. The charmingly vexing Ana María is a distraction he must ignore.

But when Ana María finds herself in the crosshairs of a nefarious nobleman with his own political agenda, Gideon knows he must offer his hand as protection . . . but will this Mexican heiress win his heart as well?

urban fantasy/paranormal romance

Both Feet in the Grave
by Jeaniene Frost

Release date: April 18

If there is one thing I learned after reading THE OTHER HALF OF THE GRAVE is that I shouldn’t judge books that retell the same story from someone else’s POV all the same. I needed to know that side of Bones and I can’t wait to learn more in this one. Reliving the Night Huntress through a different set of eyes and loving it.

f you thought you learned more about the dangerous and sexy alpha vampire, Bones, in the USA Today bestselling scorcher, THE OTHER HALF OF THE GRAVE, you haven’t seen anything yet…

Cat disappeared from Bones’ life to protect him, but this Master vampire will keep his promise to find her.

Two hundred years of bounty hunting made Bones the best at what he does, yet it’s still taken him four long years to find Cat, the half vampire now known as the “Red Reaper.” There’s a price on Cat’s head, and not even her job as a secret government agent can save her. Only Bones can. But has time hardened Bones too much to love again? Or will his passion for Cat burn through every obstacle—alive, undead, or otherwise—between them?

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Night Huntress series comes a fresh, new perspective on the origin saga of Cat and Bones, in Bones’ own words…


May Most Anticipated Romance Books

My most anticipated here for May are actually by “new to me” authors. Either the blurb or the cover got me so excited to read them I’m counting down the days. And then one of my most anticipated books of the year will also release (GRIM AND BEAR IT!). Shaping up to be an excellent reading month.

fantasy romance

Fourth Wing
by Rebecca Yarros

Release date: May 2

Ok, hear me out. This one will be super short and sweet because… A war college for dragon riders! That’s it, that’s the pitch. You know you want it.

Enter the brutal and elite world of a war college for dragon riders from USA Today bestselling author Rebecca Yarros

Twenty-year-old Violet Sorrengail was supposed to enter the Scribe Quadrant, living a quiet life among books and history. Now, the commanding general—also known as her tough-as-talons mother—has ordered Violet to join the hundreds of candidates striving to become the elite of Navarre: dragon riders.

But when you’re smaller than everyone else and your body is brittle, death is only a heartbeat away…because dragons don’t bond to “fragile” humans. They incinerate them.

With fewer dragons willing to bond than cadets, most would kill Violet to better their own chances of success. The rest would kill her just for being her mother’s daughter—like Xaden Riorson, the most powerful and ruthless wingleader in the Riders Quadrant.

She’ll need every edge her wits can give her just to see the next sunrise.

Yet, with every day that passes, the war outside grows more deadly, the kingdom’s protective wards are failing, and the death toll continues to rise. Even worse, Violet begins to suspect leadership is hiding a terrible secret.

Friends, enemies, lovers. Everyone at Basgiath War College has an agenda—because once you enter, there are only two ways out: graduate or die.

romantic comedy
Fake Dates and Mooncakes by Sher Lee

Fake Dates and Mooncakes
by Sher Lee

Release date: May 16

Heartstopped meets Crazy Rich Asians? Say. No. More. This looks adorable and a foodie romance definitely needs to be on my list for the year.

Heartstopper meets Crazy Rich Asians in this heartfelt, joyful paperback original rom-com that follows an aspiring chef who discovers the recipe for love is more complicated than it seems when he starts fake-dating a handsome new customer.

Dylan Tang wants to win a Mid-Autumn Festival mooncake-making competition for teen chefs—in memory of his mom, and to bring much-needed publicity to his aunt’s struggling Chinese takeout in Brooklyn.

Enter Theo Somers: charming, wealthy, with a smile that makes Dylan’s stomach do backflips. AKA a distraction. Their worlds are sun-and-moon apart, but Theo keeps showing up. He even convinces Dylan to be his fake date at a family wedding in the Hamptons.

In Theo’s glittering world of pomp, privilege, and crazy rich drama, their romance is supposed to be just pretend . . . but Dylan finds himself falling for Theo. For real. Then Theo’s relatives reveal their true colors—but with the mooncake contest looming, Dylan can’t risk being sidetracked by rich-people problems.

Can Dylan save his family’s business and follow his heart—or will he fail to do both?


June Most Anticipated Romance Books

contemporary romance
Love, Theoretically by Ali Hazelwood

Love, Theoretically
by Ali Hazelwood

Release date: June 13

Ali Hazelwood is the queen of STEMinist romance and this is another great addition to that list. Rival physicists, academic feuds and fake dating! Sounds like the best time.

Rival physicists collide in a vortex of academic feuds and fake dating shenanigans in this delightfully STEMinist romcom from the New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis and Love on the Brain.

The many lives of theoretical physicist Elsie Hannaway have finally caught up with her. By day, she’s an adjunct professor, toiling away at grading labs and teaching thermodynamics in the hopes of landing tenure. By other day, Elsie makes up for her non-existent paycheck by offering her services as a fake girlfriend, tapping into her expertly honed people-pleasing skills to embody whichever version of herself the client needs.

Honestly, it’s a pretty sweet gig—until her carefully constructed Elsie-verse comes crashing down. Because Jack Smith, the annoyingly attractive and arrogant older brother of her favorite client, turns out to be the cold-hearted experimental physicist who ruined her mentor’s career and undermined the reputation of theorists everywhere. And he’s the same Jack Smith who rules over the physics department at MIT, standing right between Elsie and her dream job.

Elsie is prepared for an all-out war of scholarly sabotage but…those long, penetrating looks? Not having to be anything other than her true self when she’s with him? Will falling into an experimentalist’s orbit finally tempt her to put her most guarded theories on love into practice?

sci fi romance
Capture the Sun by Jessie Mihalik

Capture the Sun
by Jessie Mihalik

Release date: June 20

One of my absolute favorite sci fi authors lately. Jessie Mihalik just has a way about writing space operas, space travel. Lots of love and adventure with a taste of danger.

Acclaimed author Jessie Mihalik returns with the thrilling conclusion to her Starlight’s Shadow trilogy. An intergalactic thief must join forces with the charming teleporter who stole her last job—and may now be her only hope for saving her former crew.

As a recovery specialist, Lexi Bowen’s jobs typically require more trickery and thievery than honest work. Her former captain might not approve of her flexible morals, but stealing artifacts for rich assholes pays the bills, and Lexi’s had enough of war and death. The FHP left her to die once; she doesn’t plan to give them a chance to finish the job.

Unfortunately, her latest contract takes her to Valovia itself—and right back into the orbit of Nilo Shoren, a Valovian teleporter who already cost her one payday and nearly stole her heart.

Armored against his clever charm, Lexi plans to get in, get the job done, and get out. But when her former crew goes missing in Valovian space, Lexi will have to work with Nilo to figure out what happened—and stop it—before the galaxy’s two superpowers can use the disappearance as an excuse to return to war.


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2023 Most Anticipated Book Releases

July Most Anticipated Romance Books

I’m not going to sit here and lie. July is all about J.R. Ward releasing a historical thriller. Yes, I know, this is a romance books list. But how can I not talk about one of my OG favorite authors and the fact she’s releasing a Summer thriller under a new pen name!

historical thriller
St. Ambrose School for Girls

The St. Ambrose School for Girls
by Jessica Ward

Release date: July 11

Coming of age historical thriller set at a boarding school from one of Under the Covers Book Blog’s favorite authors, J.R. Ward, writing as Jessica Ward.

Heathers meets The Secret History in this thrilling coming-of-age novel set in a boarding school where the secrets are devastating—and deadly.

When Sarah Taylor arrives at the exclusive St. Ambrose School, she’s carrying more baggage than just what fits in her suitcase. She knows she’s not like the other girls—if the shabby, all-black, non-designer clothes don’t give that away, the bottle of lithium hidden in her desk drawer sure does.

St. Ambrose’s queen bee, Greta Stanhope, picks Sarah as a target from day one and the most popular, powerful, horrible girl at school is relentless in making sure Sarah knows what the pecking order is. Thankfully, Sarah makes an ally out of her roommate Ellen “Strots” Strotsberry, a cigarette-huffing, devil-may-care athlete who takes no bullshit. Also down the hall is Nick Hollis, the devastatingly handsome RA, and the object of more than one St. Ambrose student’s fantasies. Between Strots and Nick, Sarah hopes she can make it through the semester, dealing with not only her schoolwork and a recent bipolar diagnosis, but Greta’s increasingly malicious pranks.

Sarah is determined not to give Greta the satisfaction of breaking her. But when scandal unfolds, and someone ends up dead, her world threatens to unravel in ways she could never have imagined. The St. Ambrose School for Girls is a dangerous, delicious, twisty coming-of-age tale that will stay with you long after you turn the last page.

fantasy romance

The Midsummer Bride
by Kati Wilde

Release date: July 31

The next in the Dead Lands series by Kati Wilde. This is the perfect sci fi/fantasy romance

A Barbarian Who Must Lie

When a prideful queen comes to his prison cell with an unbelievable proposal of marriage, Warrick of the Dead Lands is quick to accept … but not merely to secure his freedom. Because he recognizes the powerful jewels the queen wears — jewels pilfered from the temple of a goddess, who unleashed her wrath upon a kingdom. His plan? Pretend to go along with Queen Elina until he can steal the jewels back, then use them to lift the goddess’s curse.

Except the queen isn’t who Warrick assumes she is at first glance, and his deception might cost him everything…

A Queen Who Must Die

Betrayed by everyone she’s ever loved, trusting no one, Elina has spent years searching for the warrior prophesied to overthrow the sorcerer who stole her throne … and Warrick is the one warrior she’s found whose description matches the prophecy. She doesn’t want to marry a barbarian, but she’s running out of time — the sickness ravaging her body means she’ll be dead long before she sees home. Only the enchanted jewels she wears give her the strength to continue on … and her new husband’s touch offers the only pleasure she’s ever known.

But after a life spent running from those who betrayed her, Elina doesn’t know whether to trust Warrick with her kingdom — or her heart…


August Most Anticipated Romance Books

Always a good month to get some light reads in and I’m usually still in thriller season! But romances are never too far. Here are some we are super excited to read.

contemporary romance
Between Us by Mhairi McFarlane

Between Us
by Mhairi McFarlane

Release date: August 8

Mhairi McFarlane is our go to for emotional contemporary romances with a little less steam. This one takes a dive into Hollywood!

International bestseller Mhairi McFarlane delivers a witty, clever, emotional new novel about a woman whose life unravels spectacularly after her screenwriter boyfriend uses their relationship as inspiration for his new television show.

When Roisin and Joe join their friends for a weekend at a country house, it’s a triple celebration—a birthday, an engagement, and the launch of Joe’s shiny new TV show. But as the weekend unfolds, tensions come to light in the group and Roisin begins to question her own relationship. And as they watch the first episode of Joe’s drama, she realizes that the private things she told him—which should have stayed between them—are right there on the screen.

With her friend group in chaos and her messy love life on display for the whole world to see, Roisin returns home to avoid the unwanted attention and help run her family’s pub. But drama still follows, in the form of her dysfunctional family and the looming question: what other parts of her now-ex’s show are inspired by real events? Lies? Infidelity? Every week, as a new episode airs, she wonders what other secrets will be revealed.

Yet the most unexpected twist of all is Matt, the charming playboy of her friend group, who is suddenly there for Roisin in ways she never knew she needed…

paranormal romance
My Roommate is a Vampire by Jenna Levine

My Roommate is a Vampire
by Jenna Levine

Release date: August 15

The cover, the blurb and everything in between! I am so excited about this debut romantic comedy I can barely contain myself. I’m so ready for PNR to make a comeback in a big way.

True love is at stake in this charming, debut romantic comedy.

Cassie Greenberg loves being an artist, but it’s a tough way to make a living. On the brink of eviction, she’s desperate when she finds a too-good-to-be-true apartment in a beautiful Chicago neighborhood. Cassie knows there has to be a catch—only someone with a secret to hide would rent out a room for that price.

Of course, her new roommate Frederick J. Fitzwilliam is far from normal. He sleeps all day, is out at night on business, and talks like he walked out of a regency romance novel. He also leaves Cassie heart-melting notes around the apartment, cares about her art, and asks about her day. And he doesn’t look half bad shirtless, on the rare occasions they’re both home and awake. But when Cassie finds bags of blood in the fridge that definitely weren’t there earlier, Frederick has to come clean…

Cassie’s sexy new roommate is a vampire. And he has a proposition for her.


September Most Anticipated Romance Books

Anyone else feel like September feels kind of like Wednesday? You’re done with Summer days but can’t wait for Fall and cozy vibes to start. Maybe your reading can help you fill that gap.

fantasy romance

A Queen of Thieves and Chaos
by K.A. Tucker

Release date: September 5

Book 3 in the Fantasy Romance series Fate & Flame. No blurb has been announced yet.


Feeling the Fall vibes? This is one of the best reading seasons of the year! From gothic romances to horror books and everything in between. Check out all our Fall reading recommendations.

October Most Anticipated Romance Books

It’s spooky season and it’s time to dive into ALL the paranormal, monster, supernatural, gothic and yes even scary books.

paranormal romance
Warts and All by Ashley Bennett

Warts and All
by Ashley Bennett

Release date: October 20

Perfect time of the year to dive into a monster romance!

Once upon a time, deep in the bog, amid the song of crickets and the flash of fireflies— a pair of cold-blooded hearts ran hot for me.

After escaping my ex, I find myself running straight towards a 36.2-acre stretch of freedom. The wetlands call my name, an unexpected ticket to a life of my own. What waits for me is a new job, a new home, and a secret no one can know.

When the sun sets, I discover that my neighbors turn into something else…something monstrous. Sparks fly between us and I’m drawn into a world where creatures aren’t just fantasy.

I find myself falling for them both, warts and all. But when a nightmare from my past returns, I learn just what it means to fight for a happy ending.


November Most Anticipated Romance Books

As the leaves start turning and Halloween is behind us, we are ready for all the cozy reading vibes in November.

fantasy romance
A Dance of Smoke and Steel by Milla Vane

A Dance of Smoke and Steel
by Milla Vane

Release date: November 28

Seems as if I have been waiting for this book since forever. And I have! I was devastated when the release date for this got pushed back, and then again. But greatness takes time and I know this will be amazing.

As Anumith the Destroyer’s army draws nearer to the western realms, an alliance is forming to stand against him. The heir to the throne of Krimathe embarks upon a quest for the goddess Vela—a quest that the goddess has promised will give her strength enough to defeat the Destroyer.

All that Laina must do is stay silent…and serve a man she has sworn to kill. A man who helped destroy her family.

The son of a demon warlord and only recently freed from years of torture, Saxen seeks to make amends to his people before facing the justice of the Krimathean queen’s blade. When a mysterious, silent woman who wears a questing cloak joins his small band of warriors, he only wishes to rid himself of her.

But she isn’t so easy to get rid of—and fulfilling her quest will come at a far higher cost than Laina can imagine. For she might gain the strength to defeat the Destroyer…but what she needs from Saxen will destroy him first.


The perfect cure for the end of the year blues is a sweet book to get lost in! Check out our 2023 Christmas new releases recap.

December Most Anticipated Romance Books

While this may be looking too far into the future and we couldn’t find a lot to add to our most anticipated list for this month yet, don’t worry. We are always on the hunt! So be sure to check back often on our December page of new releases to see what we come up with as the year gets in full swing. But here’s a few that should be on your radar.

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2023 Most Anticipated Book Releases
2023 Most Anticipated Book Releases
2023 Most Anticipated Book Releases

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