15 Best Romance Books of 2022

best romance books of 2022

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Let’s be honest here; There’s nothing better than a good romance novel. Whether you’re on team enemies-to-lovers or friends-to-lovers or you’re just looking for something gooey and fun to read, romance books are always there to take you on the ultimate rollercoaster ride of ~feels~. And 2022 is already proving to be a big year for love stories as some of our favorites, like Tessa Bailey, release long-awaited sequels and newcomers, like Ava Wilder, make their big debuts. Ready to fall in love with some new books?

Here are the 15 best romance books of 2022 (so far).

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The Roughest Draft by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka

Two exes, who used to write books together, decide to work on a new novel to bring their names back to the spotlight. Things quickly heat up on the page, but does that mean things will change IRL between them?

Release date: January 25


Twisted-Hate by Ana Huang

Jules Ambrose and Josh Chen never could stand each other, but now they have to work in the same clinic for the next few months. Then one night together turns into many more, and the hate they had for each other can’t stop burning.

Release date: January 27


Delilah Green Doesn’t Care by Ashley Herring Blake

NYC photographer Delilah Green is forced back to her hometown thanks to her sister’s wedding, despite her wish to never go back in the first place. But things turn upside down after she meets local bookstore owner Claire Sutherland.

Release date: February 22


Hook, Line, and Sinker by Tessa Bailey

Hannah Bellinger and Fox Thornton are just friends. So when Hannah moves back into town when the movie she’s working on decides to film there, she moves in with him. Will living together help them realize their true feelings for one another? Or will it push them away from each other even more?

Release date: March 1


Dating Dr. Dil by Nisha Sharma

When they’re both in need of money, a consultant and a cardiologist start to fake date in order to convince those around them they are stable enough to get what they need. The only problem? She’s looking for true love and he doesn’t believe it’s real.

Release date: March 15


Funny You Should Ask by Elissa Sussman

A journalist meets up with her Hollywood crush 10 years after their initial interview to try to generate some buzz again. When the sparks fly just as brightly as the first time, will things get even more heated?

Release date: April 12


Book Lovers by Emily Henry

Can it be a best of romance list without another Emily Henry hit? This enemies-to-lovers story is the type of beach read (ha) that you’ll be craving all year long. And Charlie might ruin book boyfriends for you forever.

Release date: May 3


By the Book by Jasmine Guillory

This Beauty and the Beast adaptation is another hit from Jasmine Guillory. Isabelle is trying to get a promotion in her job at a publishing company. When that doesn’t work out right away, she tries to push a celebrity who missed his manuscript deadline to continue writing his book in order to deliver her boss a highly anticipated title and prove herself once and for all.

Release date: May 3


Everything for You by Chloe Liese

When a grumpy veteran is forced to be co-captains with a sunshine new young player, two of the biggest soccer stars in the league have to find a way to get along and prove they are true team players.

Release date: May 10

A fitness influencer and a firefighter find out there’s more to one another than just their ultra-competitiveness when it comes to the gym they both frequent. Who said working out can’t be sexy?


All Downhill With You by Julie Olivia

Lorelai is the perfect person to run Honeywood’s marketing department, especially thanks to her love of rollercoasters. But when the biggest coaster in the park malfunctions with her in it, she has to deal with the engineer who built it and seems not so happy to be involved in this dilemma in the first place.

Release date: May 22


Meant to Be Mine by Hannah Orenstein

Edie Meyer has been waiting for the day she’ll meet her soulmate. But when he finally comes into her life, everything else around her starts to break down and she wonders if they are really meant to be.

Release date: June 7


Nora Goes Off Script by Annabel Monaghan

Nora Hamilton just turned heartbreak into success after she turned the story of her husband leaving her into a script. But after the movie wraps filming, the lead actor who played her ex-husband asks her to stay over at her place for seven days. Nora quickly figures out that a lot can happen over a week, especially when a hot Hollywood star is living with you.

Release date: June 7


How to Fake It in Hollywood by Ava Wilder

Gray and Ethan are two actors who need to change their public image for entirely different reasons, and it’s nothing a PR stunt relationship can’t fix! But are they just acting for the cameras, or is there something actually brewing between them?

Release date: June 14


American Royalty by Tracey Livesay

Rapper Danielle “Duchess” Nelson is about to sign the biggest deal of her life and she gets thrust into the spotlight when Prince Jameson accidentally books her as a performer at an upcoming royal event. While this all might start yet another royal scandal, these two “royals” still can’t help but be in each other’s worlds.

Release date: June 28

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