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The year 2023 is proving to be an exciting year for romance—the love story resurgence is real. If you’re looking for your next adorable (or steamy) read, look no further. Here’s a look at the most anticipated romance books of spring 2023.
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Something Wild & Wonderful by Anita Kelly (3/7)
When Alexei Lebedev sets off on the Pacific Crest Trail, he is prepared for all the surprises that nature has to offer, and looking forward to his solitude. What he doesn’t expect is to keep running into charismatic Ben Caravalho. But despite the 2,500 miles of trail, it somehow keeps happening. Is it coincidence, or are these two destined to create a future together? Surely there are worse things than falling in love during the greatest adventure of your life. Maybe love is even the adventure after all.
Bitter Medicine by Mai Tsai (3/14)
Elle, descendant of the Chinese god of medicine, was destined to become a doctor. But that’s not the case. Instead, she is a magical calligrapher at the fairy temp agency. She challenges herself by creating high-powered glyphs for her client and crush, Luc, who happens to be a half-elf hoarding his own secrets. When Elle saves Luc, they begin a dangerous collaboration that is filled with chemistry, but their happiness will come with many sacrifices.
Hotel of Secrets by Diana Biller (3/28)
Maria Wallner only wants one thing: to restore Hotel Wallner, her family’s hotel, and she refuses to let anything get in her way. Not her parents, not assassins, and definitely not the foreign American, Eli Whittaker OR his luscious mouth. Eli, on the other hand, only wishes to find out who is selling secret American codes across Europe, his only tip coming from a Viennese hotel. But when he arrives, Eli is reluctantly swept up in the waltzes, the spies, the glamorous balls, but most of all: the beautiful housekeeper.
Hollyland by Patricia Leavy (4/4)
When Dee Schwartz, writer and art researcher, meets Ryder Field, a famous actor, their connection is instantly palpable. They soon find out that their pasts are similar, both having lost their mothers when they were younger. Ryder’s mother, Rebecca Field, half of Hollywood’s golden couple, was murdered by a crazed fan in an event that rocked Tinseltown. When Dee mysteriously disappears, the town is left wondering if history is repeating itself, and if anyone can ever be happy in Hollywood.
Ana María and the Fox by Liana De la Rosa (4/4)
Ana María Luna Valdés has always strived for perfection, especially when it comes to representing the powerful Luna family. When she is secretly sent to London with her sisters to seek refuge from the French occupation of Mexico, she gets her first taste of freedom. Gideon Fox, member of Parliament, is working to abolish the Atlantic slave trade once and for all. As a grandson of a formerly enslaved woman, the cause is near to his heart. Despite his best intentions of ignoring the charming Ana María, he chooses to help her, and ends up wondering if she’ll steal his heart after all.
The Plus One by Mazey Eddings (4/4)
When Indira walks in on her boyfriend with another woman, her perfect life goes up in flames. Jude is a doctor who has spent the last three years traveling the world, treating emergencies and humanitarian crises. When the two are thrust into a drawn-out wedding event where Indira sees her ex and his new girlfriend at every corner, they strike a deal to be each other’s dates to the hellish wedding. But as the two spend more time together, their fake affections start to feel more real, and the hellish wedding suddenly becomes more endurable.
Yours Truly by Abby Jimenez (4/11)
Briana Ortiz may be a doctor, but her life is still flatlining. Her brother is running out of time for a new kidney, her divorce is almost final, and the promotion she wants is likely going to the new male-doctor who she’s almost sure she hates. Until Dr. Jacob Maddox writes Briana a letter, proving that he isn’t a total pain in her ass, but maybe just bad at first impressions. After sharing notes and lunch dates, Briana wonders how she’ll be able to resist the sexy new doctor, especially when he gifts her the best gift imaginable: a kidney for her brother. When Jacob has his own favor, how could she refuse?
To Swoon and to Spar by Martha Waters (4/11)
Viscount Penvale is thrilled when his estranged uncle finally decides to sell their ancestral home, Trethwick Abbey. But there is one huge catch: Viscount must marry the uncle’s ward, Jane Spencer. The two are not entirely impressed with the each other, but agree to marry regardless so they may return to the estate. Upon arrival, Jane and the housekeeper create a plan to get rid of Penvale by making him believe Trethwick Abbey is haunted. But Penvale is not so easily spooked, and as the two spend more time together, Jane realizes her husband’s company isn’t so bad.
Wings Once Cursed & Bound by Piper Drake (4/11)
Peeraphan Rahttana lives in Seattle, unaware of the magic that lurks in the shadows. When a violent crash happens outside her dance rehearsal, she is rescued by the brooding vampire Bennett Andrews, who claims to represent a secret organization that safely hides magical items, keeping them from doing harm. Too late to save Peeraphan from a deadly curse, he takes her deeper into a supernatural world she knows nothing about. But Peeraphan is not what she seems—she is a Thai bird princess of legend, and she is determined to keep her wings and her freedom, no matter what it takes.
Twelve Hours in Manhattan by Maan Gabriel (4/18)
When Bianca Maria Curtis meets Eric at a bar in Manhattan, she is on the brink of losing it all. As it turns out, Eric is a Korean drama celebrity Park Hyun Min, in town for one night to relieve the pressures of his day to day life. In just twelve hours, the two strangers embark on a night full of adventure as sparks between them fly. When the twelfth hour strikes, the two return to their respective lives, Bianca returning to a tragedy that will test her strength. The only thing keeping her going? The memory of a man she secretly loves from afar.
Sizzle Reel by Carlyn Greenwald (4/18)
For Luna Roth, aspiring cinematographer, coming out as bi-sexual in her twenties has proven to be difficult. Her best friend and fellow queer, Romy, is totally supportive, but the idea of telling her parents or actually flirting with a girl has her spiraling. Not to mention her lack of sexual history. She also needs to focus on escaping her emotionally abusive Hollywood talent manager. When she meets A-list actress Valeria Sullivan, she’s sure she’s found her solution both sexually and professionally: get a PA job on set of Valeria’s directorial debut, and maybe even lose her virginity. But as Luna tries to juggle helping Romy, advancing her career, and getting close to Valeria, she begins to wonder if her dreams of becoming a filmmaker are out of reach, and if getting the girl may be even harder.
Happy Place by Emily Henry (4/25)
Since college, Harriet and Wyn have always been the perfect couple, going together like macaroni and cheese. Except now, they’ve broken up. And it’s been five months, and they haven’t told any of their friends. So when their friend group goes on their yearly trip to a cottage in Maine, the typically blissful week away is spent lying through their teeth. Naturally, they are forced to share a bedroom and deny how badly they still want each other. Will they be able to fake it in front of the people who know them best?
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