Love is in the air—and between the pages!
Celebrate Valentine’s Day and add these hot new *swoon-worthy* romances to your 2023 reading list.
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Georgie, All Along: A Novel by Kate Clayborn
*A LibraryReads Top Pick*
The acclaimed author of Love Lettering weaves a wise and witty new novel that echoes with timely questions about love, career, reconciling with the past, and finding your path while knowing your true worth.
“Magnetic, witty, and expansive. The world is going to fall hard for this deliciously whimsical and captivating story, and I cannot wait to see it!”—Ali Hazelwood, New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis
“A sweet novel that reminds you going back is sometimes the best path forward . . . and that planning is never as rewarding as doing.”—Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author
Available in Trade Paperback and eBook Editions.
Stars in an Italian Sky: A Novel by Jill Santopolo
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Light We Lost comes a sweeping story of two star-crossed lovers in post-World War II Italy, and a blossoming relationship generations later that will reveal a long-buried family secret.
“Santopolo writes heartbreak like no other, and Stars in an Italian Sky is both masterful and unforgettable.” —Emily Giffin, author of Meant to Be
“A shimmering love story for the ages . . . Stars in an Italian Sky is about the course of fate, the meaning of family and the power of love. Bellissima!” —Adriana Trigiani, author of The Good Left Undone
Available February 28th in Hardcover, eBook, Audio, and Large Print Editions.
Gigi, Listening: A Novel by Chantel Guertin
From the Canadian TV personality and author of the instant hit and PopSugar Beach Reads Selection, Instamom, comes a touching and witty novel about a woman who takes an impulsive trip to England to meet the man behind the audiobook narrator she’s fallen for.
“In Gigi, Listening by Chantel Guertin, one woman’s misguided quest for love takes us on an adventure through the English countryside. With delightful characters and gorgeous scenery, it’s a sweet romance you’ll want to cozy up with. Completely charming!”—Carley Fortune, New York Times bestselling author of Every Summer After
Available March 28th in Trade Paperback and eBook Editions.
Ana María and the Fox: A Novel by Liana De la Rosa
A forbidden love between a Mexican heiress and a shrewd British politician makes for a tantalizing Victorian season.
“Liana De la Rosa fulfilled every historical romance craving I had and then some with Ana María and the Fox. The Luna sisters are the headstrong, politically savvy, and intelligent Mexican heroines I have always dreamed of reading about!”—Isabel Cañas, author of The Hacienda
“Truly a delight! A breath of fresh air in the landscape of historical romance.”—Sophie Jordan, New York Times bestselling author
Available April 4th in Trade Paperback, eBook, and Audio Editions.
Romantic Comedy: A Novel by Curtis Sittenfeld
A comedy writer thinks she’s sworn off love, until a dreamy pop star flips the script on all her assumptions—a hilarious, observant, and deeply tender novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Eligible, Rodham, and Prep.
With her keen observations and trademark ability to bring complex women to life on the page, Curtis Sittenfeld explores the neurosis-inducing and heart-fluttering wonder of love, while slyly dissecting the social rituals of romance and gender relations in the modern age.With her keen observations and trademark ability to bring complex women to life on the page, Curtis Sittenfeld explores the neurosis-inducing and heart-fluttering wonder of love, while slyly dissecting the social rituals of romance and gender relations in the modern age.
Available April 4th in Hardcover, eBook, Audio, and Large Print Editions.
Life and Other Love Songs: A Novel by Anissa Gray
A father’s sudden disappearance exposes the private fears, dreams, longings, and joys of a Black American family in the late decades of the twentieth century, in this page-turning and intimate new novel from the author of The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls.
“Riveting, rhythmic, transcendent…a stellar family saga.”—Jacqueline Woodson, New York Times bestselling author of Red at the Bone
“Anissa Gray’s novel feels musical in structure—the octaves rise when the music calls for it; truths are revealed by the invisible beats of this gorgeous, rich story.”—Ann Napolitano, New York Times bestselling author of Dear Edward
Available April 11th in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Editions.
Kismet: A Novel by Becky Chalsen
A sun-soaked debut about love, sisterhood, and destiny, set in the glorious beach town of Kismet, Fire Island . . . Can Amy’s marriage survive Jo’s wedding?
“A wedding, a birthday, a holiday weekend. What could really go wrong? Kismet dishes up everything a reader could possibly crave: family drama, long-held secrets, and the ‘what ifs’ that can sometimes haunt even the most loving of unions.”—Sarah Jio, New York Times bestselling author of With Love from London
“Kismet is funny, poignant, and sexy with enough surprises to delight and enthrall beach readers everywhere.”—Adriana Trigiani, New York Times bestselling author of The Good Left Undone
Available April 18th in Trade Paperback, eBook, and Audio Editions.
Sizzle Reel: A Novel by Carlyn Greenwald
An unputdownable queer coming-of-age rom-com about life and love in Hollywood.
“This vibrant, sun-drenched romantic comedy is both an irresistible love story and a riveting exploration of Hollywood dynamics.”—Rachel Lynn Solomon, New York Timesbestselling author of The Ex Talk
“Fresh, sexy, and addicting, Sizzle Reel is the sapphic story of my dreams. Greenwald writes with such remarkable authenticity and care, this book is easy to fall in love with. Readers are sure to see themselves and feel seen.”—Annette Christie, author of The Rehearsals
Available April 18th in Trade Paperback, eBook, and Audio Editions.
Happy Place: A Novel by Emily Henry
A couple who broke up months ago pretend to still be together for their annual weeklong vacation with their best friends in this glittering and wise new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Henry.
They broke up five months ago. And still haven’t told their best friends.
Which is how they find themselves sharing a bedroom at the Maine cottage that has been their friend group’s yearly getaway for the last decade.
Harriet and Wyn are lying through their teeth while trying not to notice how desperately they still want each other. Because the cottage is for sale and this is the last week they’ll all have together in this place. They can’t stand to break their friends’ hearts, and so they’ll play their parts. It’s a flawless plan (if you look at it from a great distance and through a pair of sunscreen-smeared sunglasses). After years of being in love, how hard can it be to fake it for one week . . . in front of those who know you best?
Available April 25th in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Editions.
Just as You Are: A Novel by Camille Kellogg
Equal parts witty and steamy, this debut rom-com brings a healthy dose of queerness and a whole lot of heart to a Pride and Prejudice-inspired enemies to lovers romance.
“Warm, witty, and wonderful! Readers will be utterly smitten by this clever, queer romance that, at its heart, is about embracing yourself—just as you are.”—Alexandria Bellefleur, national bestselling author of Written in the Stars
“Camille Kellogg’s beautifully queer interpretation of a beloved classic is both familiar and fresh, brimming with heart, spice, and humor.”—Ashley Herring Blake, author of Delilah Green Doesn’t Care
Available April 25th in Trade Paperback, eBook, and Audio Editions.
Best Men: A Novel by Sidney Karger
When two best men in a wedding party fall for each other, they realize love isn’t a piece of cake in this hilarious and heartfelt romantic comedy debut by screenwriter Sidney Karger.
“Sid’s debut novel made me laugh out loud and feel alive.”—Amy Schumer, #1 New York Times bestselling author, comedian, and actress
“There’s so much to love about Sid’s brilliantly hilarious debut book. With sharp-witted dialogue, charming, smart characters and tons of heart, Best Men is such a funny, clever, fresh take on modern romance. From start to finish, you won’t stop laughing! I just loved it!!!!”—Molly Shannon, New York Times bestselling author, comedian, and actress
Available May 2nd in Trade Paperback and eBook Editions.
Meet Me at the Lake: A Novel by Carley Fortune
A random connection sends two strangers on a daylong adventure where they make a promise one keeps and the other breaks, with life-changing effects, in this breathtaking new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Every Summer After.
“A perfect summery blend of sexy romance and second chances, Meet Me at the Lake is a poignant waltz between evergreen pines and poplars and heartache. I fell in love with Will and Fern over and over and over again.”—Ashley Poston, New York Times bestselling author of The Dead Romantics
“Carley Fortune is the master of the love story, tapping into our most primal needs—to be valued and seen for who we really are. Meet Me At The Lake is story telling perfection.”—Annabel Monaghan, author of Nora Goes Off Script
Available May 2nd in Hardcover, Trade Paperback, eBook, and Audio Editions.
Practice Makes Perfect: A Novel by Sarah Adams
Annie Walker is on a quest to find her perfect match—but finding her dream man may be harder than she imagined. Maybe she only needs a little practice . . . and Annie has the perfect person in mind to be her tutor: Will Griffin—the sexy, tattooed, and absolutely gorgeous bodyguard who is temporarily back in Rome. Amid steamy practice dates and strictly “educational” tutoring lessons, Annie discovers there are more layers to Will’s usual stoic attitude. As the lines of their friendship become dangerously blurred, Annie reconsiders her dream guy—maybe her love life doesn’t need to be perfect—it just needs to be real.
Available May 2nd in Trade Paperback, eBook, and Audio Editions.
The Disenchantment: A Novel by Celia Bell
This radiant and thrilling debut follows a passionate love affair between two noblewomen who wish to free themselves from their repressive society, whatever the cost.
“The writing has the quality of velvet about it, so lusciously rich that it folds you into a thrilling love story . . . Beautifully researched.”—Sally Gardner, author of Maggot Moon
Available May 16th in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Editions.
Once More with Feeling: A Novel by Elissa Sussman
A former pop star finds herself back in the spotlight—along with an old flame from her past—in this friends-to-lovers meets enemies-to-lovers story from the bestselling author of Funny You Should Ask, the sensational TikTok romance!
“I’m a huge admirer of Elissa Sussman. Once More with Feeling delivers a pitch-perfect second chance romance with off-the-charts tension and chemistry. Elissa’s deep love of pop culture and the arts makes every page sparkle.”—Carley Fortune, New York Times bestselling author of Every Summer After
“This book is catnip for those of us who love boybands, musical theater, and second chances at first love. Written with humor and a fan’s eye for adoration, Elissa Sussman has given us another hit.”—Emma Straub,New York Times bestselling author of This Time Tomorrow
Available May 30th in Trade Paperback, eBook, and Audio Editions.
Real Love: A Novel by Rachel Lindsay
Reality-TV love may look tempting, but real love could change everything in the debut novel from the Bachelorette star and author of Miss Me with That.
Maya Johnson lives her life according to plan and has checked off most boxes on her list. So when she’s offered the chance to go on the nationally beloved reality dating show Real Love, she turns it down and tells the producers that her best friend, Delilah, should take part instead. But as she watches Delilah become the lead, fall in love, and change her life, Maya begins to wonder if she’s as happy as she thought.
At a crossroads with both her professional and personal happiness, Maya will have to decide which path to choose: The Plan she’s worked so hard for, or something new entirely.
Available March 7th in Trade Paperback, eBook, and Audio Editions.
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