Looking for some new reads? Check out these romantic books releasing in 2023!
Welcome to the part of the internet where we love fictional boyfriends, meet-cutes, grand gestures, and most of all, romance! The side of the internet that is obsessed with cute and vibrant illustrated covers for swoon-worthy romance novels. Here’s your internet big sister S Malhotra aka @booksandbeyonddd keeping you booked and busy with romantic books releasing in 2023. A 23-year-old marketing professional and bookstagrammer who is absolutely in love with everything books, Malhotra says, "Breathing romance novels and romanticising mundane life" is her favourite thing to do.
She suggests these romantic books releasing in 2023 that she is anticipating reading!
Exes and O's - Amy Lea
Here’s a quote as my sales pitch for this book: “My entire life, I thought I needed to hold on to love with an iron fist. It was a feeling I needed to trap, to smother, so it wouldn’t slip through my fingers. Little did I know, when you’re with the right person, being in love never feels like the bottom is going to fall out. It’s solid, stable, and indestructible.” Sold? Yeah, so was I.
Release Date: January 10, 2023
Secretly Yours - Tessa Bailey
A steamy new rom-com about a starchy professor and the bubbly neighbor he clashes with at every turn? SIGN. ME. UP. This Valentines Day, you’ll catch me reading this book. I’ll be spending some quality time with Hallie and Julian, and not my boyfriend. I said what I said. So, let’s read?
Release Date: February 7, 2023
The Love Wager - Lynn Painter
In this sparkly upcoming rom-com, two people make a wager on who can find love first, not realising what they should be betting on is each other. Spoiler: They get a lot of tacos together. I think that should be enough to convince you. If not, I know what will… fake dating. Yes, you read that correctly! Now, you’re convinced, right?
Release Date: March 14, 2023
Happy Place - Emily Henry
If Emily Henry writes it, I am going to read it and make it my entire personality, at least, for a month. She’s the reason behind standards being impossibly high. I can already tell that Happy Place is going to be one of my favourite books of 2023. It is about a couple who broke up months ago. They make a pact to pretend to still be together for their annual week-long vacation with their best friends. This exes-to-lovers, second-chance romance needs to be on every rom-com lover’s radar. Mark your calendars!
Release Date: April 25, 2023
Meet Me at The Lake - Carley Fortune
I am going to definitely judge this book by its cover, and conclude that it is going to be beautiful. "Every Summer After" by Fortune was one of my favourite reads last year. So I can not wait for this one! A random connection sends two strangers on a daylong adventure where they make a promise that one keeps and the other breaks, with life-changing effects. Already making space on my ‘5-star reads’ shelf for this one.
Release Date: May 2, 2023
Love, Theoretically - Ali Hazelwood
Ali took bookstagram by storm with her debut novel "The Love Hypothesis" and kept it going with her second one. She’s back with a bang to deliver for the third time. I am super excited! Rival physicists collide in a vortex of academic feuds and fake dating shenanigans in this delightfully STEMinist romcom. She had me at hate-to-love, to be honest, and when you add fake dating to the mix, it's just the perfect combination for my ideal rom-com.
Release Date: June 13, 2023
To Have And To Heist - Sara Desai
I have a good feeling about this one, she says for the thousandth time. To exonerate her best friend, one woman must mastermind a jewellery heist during the wedding of the season in this hilarious romantic-comedy caper from the author of The Dating Plan. My desi heart is going to be so happy reading this
one. Brown girls assemble! Let's read this one on a cute little book date with our besties. Sounds like a plan? I’ll see you there!
Release Date: July 18, 2023
This season of love, pick your favourite rom-com, get cozy in your PJs, get your hot cup of coffee, and spend a day just reading. Your heart deserves it, you deserve it!