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The 16 Hottest Romance Books Of 2019

They’ve got everything: royals in love, enemies who keep falling into the same bed, meddling matchmakers and oh look!, a new Christian Grey. Here are our favourite new romance titles to keep you blushing all year long.
By Alyssa Ashton
The 16 Hottest Romance Books Of 2019

Here are our top picks for the best new romance novels coming out this year. From royal trysts to rediscovered childhood sweethearts, these books prove that lust and love can be found in even the most unlikely places.

Best Romance Books 2019

California Girls
by Susan Mallery
It’s been a very rough week for these three sisters. Finola just discovered her husband is having an affair, Zennie broke up with her boyfriend and Ali’s fiancé called off their wedding by sending his brother to dump her. Rough! So the sisters are off to Cali to get some sun and start over. And maybe indulge in new romances, too.

Release date: February 26, 2019. Harlequin

The 16 Hottest Romance Books Of 2019

Meet Cute
by Helena Hunting

What happens when you find yourself draped over your teenage crush, former actor Daxton Hughes? You fangirl, of course. And if you’re Kailyn Flowers you go one step further and profess your love to him. This could’ve been a humiliating moment, but Daxton and Kailyn end up becoming good friends — until he betrays her. Years later, Daxton is back and just as handsome as ever, and he desperately needs Kailyn’s help. Gulp!

Release date: April 9, 2019. Forever

The 16 Hottest Romance Books Of 2019
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99 Percent Mine
by Sally Thorne

Darcy Barrettt met her perfect man when she was eight years old. Lucky her, right? Not so much. Tom is her brother’s best friend and completely off limits. But what happens when Tom shows up to help Darcy renovate her rundown cottage…and he’s carrying power tools. Well, Darcy sets out to make him 99 percent hers.

Release date: Out now. HarperCollins

The 16 Hottest Romance Books Of 2019

More Than Words
by Jill Santopolo

Nina’s world turns on its side when her father dies and he leaves behind a shocking secret. She begins questioning everything she knows, including her relationship with her boyfriend, Tim. As with her bestseller The Light We Light, Santopolo’s latest romance comes with a lot of tears, both happy and devastating.

Release date: Out now. Penguin Random House

The 16 Hottest Romance Books Of 2019

I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella Sophie Kinsella is back with another lovable romantic comedy destined to be the perfect beach read. Fixie Farr has become Ms. Fixit, always helping everyone else. Her siblings keep slacking off at the family store, leaving her to cover for them and keep the family business running. And then Fixie’s childhood crush Ryan shows up and needs help finding a job, so it’s Fixie to the rescue. But when Fixie saves a stranger’s laptop from a soaking, she finally meets someone who is willing to return the favour.

Release date: Out now. Penguin Random House

The 16 Hottest Romance Books Of 2019
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The Matchmaker’s List by Sonya Lalli

Raina’s grandmother wants to play matchmaker and she’s given in. Soon Raina’s life is like a bad episode of reality TV, with eligible men, all approved by her Nani, taking her on blind dates. Eventually Raina wants all this awful romance to stop, but she also doesn’t want to break Nani’s heart. And just to complicate matters further, Raina’s ex-boyfriend, who she thought was “the one,” just popped back into town.

Release date: Out now. Penguin Random House

The 16 Hottest Romance Books Of 2019

In Another Time
By Jillian Cantor

In this haunting historical romance, it’s 1931 Germany and Max has fallen for Hanna. But as the political climate darkens, Max worries about his Jewish girlfriend and keeps a secret from her in hopes that it will save her if World War II starts. Fast forward to 1946 and Hanna wakes up in a field with no memory of the last decade and no clue where Max is. As she moves on with her life, she can’t help but wonder if he’s alive, if he left her and if he somehow is the reason she escaped danger?

Release date: March 5, 2019. HarperCollins

The 16 Hottest Romance Books Of 2019

The DNA of You and Me
by Andrea Rothmans

This book is for anyone who has struggled with the choice between love and the career they’ve devoted a life to building. Emily has been hired to study how smell works, along with two other scientists — her competition. But Emily is smart, driven and not afraid of working hard to win. That is until she starts to see Aeden less as a competitor and more as a companion.

Release date: March 12, 2019. HarperCollins

The 16 Hottest Romance Books Of 2019
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Under the Table
by Stephanie Evanovic
My Fair Lady fans will love this modern and sexy update. Zoey has escaped her failing marriage and is ready for a new challenge — which she finds in the reclusive, rich and gentlemanly Tristan Malloy. After befriending this shy computer programmer, she decides to give him a makeover. She’s a chef, but she knows all about seeing the possibilities in delicious, raw ingredients. Slight problem though: he’s now irresistible to her.

Release date: April 16, 2019. HarperCollins

The 16 Hottest Romance Books Of 2019

The Mister
by E.L. James

Get ready Fifty Shades of Grey fans: E.L. James has a new bodice-ripper coming out about a man who’s no less troubled and desirable. Maxim Trevelyan has unexpectedly inherited his family’s estates and noble title, something he’s not ready for. He’s also not ready for the mysterious Alessia Demachi, even though their chemistry is undeniable and a hot romance ensues. But the secrets they’re both keeping are just aching to come out.

Release date: April 16, 2019. Penguin Random House

The 16 Hottest Romance Books Of 2019

The Bride Test
by Helen Hoang

After the smash success of last year’s The Kiss Quotient, Helen Hoang is back with another matchmaking tale. Khan, who has autism, believes he has no feelings — in fact, he’s pretty sure he’s defective. His family knows better and understands that his condition means he thinks in his own way. His mom, determined to help him find love, flies to Vietnam to find him a bride. Enter Esme, who quickly falls for Khan and is heartbroken at the idea that he can’t love her back.

Release date: May 7, 2019. Penguin Random House

The 16 Hottest Romance Books Of 2019
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Red, White & Royal Blue
by Casey McQuiston

What if Prince Harry was single and fell for an American not named Meghan? This fanfic romp starts with an altercation between Alex Claremont-Diaz, the dashing son of the President, and the princeling. This royal mess requires a serious PR clean-up. The pair are forced to be friends for the sake of the media and Instagram. But is it all fake? A secret same-sex romance starts brewing that has the potential to shake up their respective kingdoms.

Release date: May 14, 2019. St. Martin’s Press

The 16 Hottest Romance Books Of 2019

Star-Crossed
by Minnie Darke
Justine is just helping fate along. The Sagittarius bumps into her childhood sweetheart Nick, and knows they are meant to fall back in love. Nick, an Aquarius, loves horoscopes and Justine just happens to work for the magazine where he reads his favourite one. So who is it really hurting if she starts tweaking what the horoscopes say to make Nick fall for her?

Release date: May 21, 2019. Penguin Random House

The 16 Hottest Romance Books Of 2019

The Chai Factor
by Farah Heron

Amira Khan is returning to her family’s house and the quiet basement apartment where she can finish her grad-school thesis. However, when she gets home she discovers her grandmother has rented her rooms to a very loud barbershop quartet. Even though Amira’s zen evaporates, she finds herself smitten by Duncan, the small-town, plaid-wearing baritone. While she questions if he’ll ever understand her and her culture, Duncan is ready to surprise her.

Release date: June 11, 2019. HarperCollins

The 16 Hottest Romance Books Of 2019
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The Wedding Party
by Jasmine Guillory

Hate-sex is never a good idea, right? Don’t tell that to Maddie and Theo, who don’t get along yet can’t resist each other. They think they’ve found the perfect solution though: they’re both in their best friend’s wedding and agree they will continue sleeping together until the big day — but only until then. What could possibly go wrong?!

Release date: July 16, 2019. Penguin Random House

The 16 Hottest Romance Books Of 2019

Things You Save in a Fire
by Katherine Centre

Cassie isn’t fitting in. She moved to Boston to help her mom but starting a new job with a new group of firefighters is proving to be tricky. Especially because her all-male crew isn’t used to working with a woman (don’t they know it’s 2019!). There’s one rookie though who is quite charming. But Cassie doesn’t do love, especially with co-workers and not when she’s worked so hard to prove herself.

Release date: August 13, 2019. St Martin’s Press

The 16 Hottest Romance Books Of 2019

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