Love a good romance novel? Check out these sizzling hot new books to read summer of 2022 if you’re obsessed with romance!
The floodgates of the neon colored, graphics designed book covers have opened and we could not be more excited!
Summer is here! And I honestly cannot think of a better time spent during the hot months than with a good light and funny contemporary romance novel. Something you can carry with you to the beach or while having a picnic. You know what I mean! I think summer is the perfect time to read books that transport you to places filled with sunshine and laughter and love (to match the weather and vibes outside!).
This post is all about the best new romance novels that would be the perfect books to read in the summer of 2022! So you can go ahead and add these books to your summer TBR because they’re all amazing!!
BEST NEW ROMANCE BOOKS TO READ SUMMER 2022
Book Lovers by Emily Henry
Release Date: 3rd May 2022
Nora Stephens is THE book agent you’d die for, cutting deals left and right for her customers and Charlie Lastra is the broody editor she’s had (let’s just call it) some not so pleasant encounters with. But when a series of coincidences have the two running into each other again and again while on holiday, the two rivals have to confront each other and all the secrets they’ve been keeping hidden!
The classic summer romance. An enemies-to-lover tale like we never seem to get enough of. What more could you want in a book?! Not forgetting of course that this one is by the amazing (queen-of-contemporary-romance) Emily Henry!
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Something Wilder by Christina Lauren
Release Date: 17th May 2022
Lily Wilder is the daughter of an famous late treasure hunter (great at the treasure hunting but not so much the fathering). Lily now cons tourists into going on fake treasure hunts with her dads old maps. When an old ex winds his way into one of her tours she sees this as a great opportunity to get her revenge. But then a series of hilarious accidents ends up potentially leading them to actual treasure. The two find themselves having to work together…
A story of lovers-to-strangers-to-lovers again. I can’t think of a romance book better than one set around a treasure hunt in the desert! With adventure and lots of opportunities for things to go hilariously wrong but also so, so right!
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The Wedding Crasher by Mia Sosa
Release Date: 5th April 2022
A wedding planner decides to crash the wedding of one of her clients when she realizes that the pair really really isn’t meant for each other. This puts the (now single) groom in a but of a pickle because he can’t get the job he’s been dying for without a serious girlfriend/wife. So who does he claim to be in a serious relationship with? The wedding crasher! Who only goes along with this ridiculous plan because of how guilty she feels about ruining his wedding. But what could possibly go wrong when two people decide to fake date!?
From the author that blessed us with the hilarious rom-com that was The Worst Best Man, we’re getting another rom-com that’ll
(hopefully) be equally as great! This story is a fresh take on the fake-boyfriend trope we all can’t seem to get enough of…
Made in Manhattan by Lauren Layne
Release Date: 18th January 2022
A rich grandmother on the Upper East Side of New York asks her spoiled grand-daughter to do something for her. Teach her friends long-lost grandson how to fit-in with the upper-crust of the city. But lets just say he’s not too eager to take his place as heir to this rich family he only learnt about recently. So as the two butt heads at every turn, they begin to realize that maybe they both have a lot to learn from each other…
I love these kinds of stories! About spoiled rich girls meeting down to earth country boys! A classic tale but with a fresh new take.
The Roughest Draft by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka
Release Date: 25th January 2022
Best-selling writing duo Katrina Freeling and Nathan Van Huysen decide to swiftly and suddenly end their partnership and refuse to tell anyone why! Three years later, the two are forced to reunite to finish a book they are contractually obligated to. And it’s a romance novel! Writing the book forces them to go down memory lane, to face the reasons why they split all those years ago, and to re-examine their relationship…
Books about author romances are superior! There’s just something cool reading about a pair of book writers fall in love… Just because they’re their own brand of crazy! And you know what makes this book even more special? It’s an author duo romance written by an author duo!
The No-Show by Beth O’Leary
Release Date: 12th April 2022
Three seemingly different women end up seeing (and falling for) the same man. A man who stands them all up on a date on the same night. Is he worth their attention?
Beth O’Leary never disappoints when it comes to romance books! Her novels are always fantastic and I’m sure this one will be no different, though it does seem to take a different direction from all her other books! This one is about one man whose seemingly involved with 3 women. Oh the drama!
One Italian Summer by Rebecca Serle
Release Date: 1st March 2022
Katy and her mother were supposed to go on the summer of a lifetime in Italy but then her mother passes away before the trip and she is left feeling lost. Katy decides to go on the trip anyways and when she lands she finds a wondrous but heartbreaking gift. She finds her mothers spirit but a much younger version of her! So she embraces this gift and decides to spend the summer with this young and carefree version of her mother (who seems to be figuring out her life just like Katy is)…
A true summer romance, but not in the way you’d expect. This is a love story between mother and daughter, but also not in the way you would expect. This is a magical realism tale about a mothers spirit and a summer on the Amalfi Coast.
Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood
Release Date: 23rd August 2022
A romance between two neuroengineering grads? Sign me up! Especially when it’s an enemies-to-lovers affair. And then you throw in a clumsy scientist and her tall dark and handsome partner and you’ve got a story sizzling with chemistry, just perfect for the summer!
The American Roommate Experiment by Elena Armas
Release Date: 18th August 2022
Rosie Graham is a down on her luck romance author with a serious case of writers block. She sneaks in to her (out-of-town) friends apartment for a place to stay and ends up running into Lucas, who happens to already be living there. He proposes to let her stay and help her break out of her writers block. By taking her on a series of crazy dates, they hope to kickstart the flow of her inspiration again! But Lucas time in the city is limited. Will the short time they have in the city together be enough for Rosie?!
How I love the roommate trope in romance novels?! The tension, the will-they-won’t-they of it all gets me every damn time! Tell me I’m not the only one that get’s sucked into this trope?!
Mr. Wrong Number by Lynn Painter
Release Date: 1st March 2022
A random text from a number she hasn’t saved shows up on Olivia Marshall’s phone and it is the start of the most hilarious, sexy, albeit anonymous relationship she’s ever had.
Mr. Wrong Number seems intriguing! The story seems like the perfect recipe for so many hilarious shenanigans and situations. Because it’s so much easier to be open in an anonymous relationship, Miss Olivia Marshall is sure to be up to a lot.
The Summer Proposal by Vi Keeland
Release Date: 10th January 2022
Think about it, you go on a blind date and discover that the man sitting in your seat is a tall dark and dimpled man whom you have a great connection with! But then it turns out that he’s not actually your date and your real date is boring AF. You leave the date really disappointed, wishing dimples had been your real date. Then while at a hockey match you discover the lead player is Mr. Dimples himself who then invites you to have the craziest summer of your life
We’re cranking up the heat this summer! The Summer Proposal is a wild ride with a hot and sexy hockey player. Summer is all about books that are light, fun and sexy reads. You don’t need to be doing too much with all the heat outside!
Nora Goes Off Script by Annabel Monaghan
Release Date: 7th June 2022
Nora Hamilton’s life isn’t the best right now. Her husband just abandoned her and her two kids. So she decides to write a story about how hilarious the whole situation is. The story gets picked up by a TV network and she gets to play herself! Hunky Leo Vance is meant to be her co-star. But with much of Nora’s real life in the mix, how long until things get complicated.
I love these kinds of heartwarming romances about real life and real life but in a crazy romance novel setting you know. Which in this case is a film set.
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