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Romance is a beautiful and magical thing, and who can ever really get enough of it? From beautiful covers and interesting descriptions, these upcoming romance novels are sure to have us waiting in anticipation.

The Dating Plan by Sara Desai

Software engineer Daisy Patel has her life figured out and that does not include finding love or getting married — much to the dismay of her family members. To get her family off her back, Daisy asks her old childhood crush, Liam Murphy, to pose as her fiancé. Liam, who needs to be married in order to get his inheritance, agrees. However, after a series of fake dates sparks fly, but the duo soon realizes that their arrangement isn’t convenient for either of them.

The Devil Wears Black by L.J. Shen

From a perfect NYC apartment to a pediatrician boyfriend, everything seems to be going well for Maddie Goldbloom. That is, until her ex boyfriend, Chase Black, comes back into her life with a crazy request. Even though Chase broke her heart, she accepts the role of playing his fiancée especially if she gets to see him squirm a little. What comes later is a series of events that leads Maddie to contemplate her life and the feelings she and Chase share.

A Taste for Love by Jennifer Yen

The only thing Liza and her mother can agree on is their mutual love for baking. So, when the annual junior baking competition comes around at their family bakery, Liza agrees to help her mom. However, there’s a catch: all of the competitors are Asian American men who were personally selected by her mother for Liza to date. Caught up in a bachelorette style bake-off, the only thing that makes it worse is the stoic, but hot, James Wong. Between trying to win her mothers approval and fighting her feelings for James, Liza learns that there is no recipe for love.

The Little French Bridal Shop by Jennifer Dupee

Larisa Pearl has recently returned home to her small seaside town in Massachusetts to care for her aunt’s estate, but things in her life haven’t been going well. Larisa has lost her job, boyfriend and her mother’s health is declining. One day as Larisa passes The Little French Bridal Shop, a beautiful wedding gown catches her eye and before she knows it, she’s planning a wedding without a groom. The whole town now knows as does her teenage crush, Jack Merill. Lost in the web of her own lies, Larisa must face reality and be open to finding true love.

Seven Days in June by Tia Williams

Brooklynite, Eva Mercy is a single mom and a bestselling erotica writer and Shane Hall is an enigmatic and award-winning author who shows up in New York. Shane and Eva both meet at an event and their chemistry is so strong that it causes eyebrows to raise. What no one knows is that twenty years earlier, they were two teenagers madly in love. Over the next seven days, Eva and Shane reconnect, but he broke her heart once before and she cannot trust him again. However, before he leaves again she has to get a few of her questions answered.

The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Shay Goldstein has been working at her Seattle radio station for almost ten years, and loves it although she doesn’t enjoy her new colleague Dominic Yun. When the struggling station needs something new on the air, Shay comes up with an idea which includes two exes delivering advice live on the air an idea that her boss green-lights right away, The Ex Talk. Now, being forced to co-host and act like exes with Dominic, the show grows in popularity and the two colleagues slowly start to fall for one another, but in an industry where truth is valued they feel guilty for deceiving their listeners. 

Much Ado About You by Samantha Young

Needing a change from her life in Chicago, Evangeline Starling plans a trip to an English village. Her trip also includes a temporary position at Much Ado Books, a bookstore which is right beneath her rental apartment. Not only does Evie begin to run the bookstore, but she is also swept up into the lives of the locals including Roane Robson, a flirtation, charismatic and attractive farmer. Evie tries to keep her distance from him knowing how holiday romances end in heartbreak, but even Evie cannot deny their connection.

The Summer Job by Lizzy Dent

Birdy made a mistake and ran away, the bigger problem is that she ran into her best friends, Heather’s life. The even bigger issue is that she hasn’t told heather and now Lizzy is working her summer job at a world class wine-expert hotel. Can Birdy survive the summer and can she survive falling for a man who thinks she’s someone else?

Second First Impressions by Sally Thorne

Ruthie Midona is too enveloped in her job at a retirement Villa to enjoy the outside world, that is until Teddy Prescott, her polar opposite and her bosses son reminds her of what it’s like to be young again. Teddy begins to work at the villa and slowly starts to fix it up and soon Ruthie learns that his father is only fixing it up to sell. This leaves Ruthie to wonder if Teddy’s attitude was all a façade.

Float Plan by Trish Doller

After the loss of her fiance, Anna is full of grief until she remembers they were supposed to sail together. Impulsively, Anna decides to go to sea on their sailboat alone, but after a treacherous night she realizes she can’t do it herself so she hires Keane, a sailor who is also struggling with his past and future. Slowly, romance begins to rise between the two and they learn that it’s never too late to chart a new course.