Swoon-Worthy Reads: Meet the 10 Most Anticipated Romance Novels of 2024

Meet The Most Anticipated Romance Novels of

Do you yearn to be wooed and ensnared in an impassioned world full of love? Then hold onto your hearts because I have exciting news for you. Get ready to spice up your reading list this year because it’s definitely going to be a romance novel affair in 2024. We’re talking about the most anticipated romance novels of the year, folks!

Imagine coming home after a long, hard day at work and cuddling in a warm blanket with one of these popular romantic novels, that can make your heart skip a beat.

So are you ready to explore some of the most anticipated romance novels of 2024? Let’s get started then!

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10 Most Anticipated Romance Novels Of 2024

1. Bride by Ali Hazelwood

Most anticipated romance novels - Bride by Ali Hazelwood

Released on February 6, 2024

This book has just been released and has already become one of the most popular romantic novels of the year, and it’s pretty understandable because it’s Ali Hazelwood after all.

Misery Lark is the only daughter of the most powerful Vampyre councilman who has become an outcast yet again. She was living in anonymity amongst humans for years, but those days have now come to an end, because she has been summoned to uphold a historic peacekeeping treaty between the Vampyres and their eternal enemies, the Weres.

She may be putting herself in danger, agreeing to marry the Alpha, Lowe Moreland—but there are reasons why Misery agreed to this marriage, and why Lowe is right in not trusting her.

Ali Hazelwood’s STEMinist romance novels are my absolute favorites, and now that she has written a paranormal romance, I just can’t keep calm. If you enjoy love stories with characters who have a mysterious aura and love slow-burn romances, then this is going to be a 5-star read for you, for sure!

2. A Love Song for Ricki Wilde by Tia Williams

Most anticipated romance novels - A Love Song for Ricki Wilde by Tia Williams

Released on February 6, 2024

Do I really need to say anything more about Tia Williams? Her book is already touted to be one of the good romance books to read. “Seven Days In June” blew me away and I still think about that book today. So, naturally “A Love Song for Ricki Wilde” was one of the most anticipated romance novels of 2024.

And now that it has finally been released, safe to say, Tia Williams has done it again! One of the many good romance books to read this year, there is a musicality and beauty about this book, and of course fitting the tone and the place because it’s required so.

The story is based in Harlem, where Ricki has left behind her powerful family, and has opened a flower shop, which was always a dream of hers. In New York City, when nonagenarian Ms. Della proposes her to rent the bottom floor of her brownstone, she doesn’t think twice and does it.

And just beneath the surface of her neighborhood, burns the embers of the Harlem Renaissance, where she meets a handsome, mysterious stranger who changes her world.

3. How to End a Love Story by Yulin Kuang

Most anticipated romance novels - How to End a Love Story by Yulin Kuang

Releasing on April 9, 2024

Yulin Kuang, how does she do it? A seasoned Hollywood talent, Kuang is gaining credence as the scribe behind Emily Henry’s “People We Meet on Vacation” script and the helmer of her “Beach Read” film adaptation.

However, this year belongs to Kuang’s new novel, “How to End a Love Story”. It starts with an incredible first statement; “Her little sister’s funeral is a dull affair all things considered.”

Thus begins one of the most anticipated romance novels this year, which brings Grant Shepard and Helen Zhang together, due to a tragic incident. Complex and provoking, it will definitely make you think, and what happens when you fall in love with someone you shouldn’t have.

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4. Fangirl Down by Tessa Bailey

Most anticipated romance novels - Fangirl Down by Tessa Bailey

Releasing on February 13, 2024

Wells Whitaker, once the hottest rising star of golf, has had his career in a tailspin and has only one fan left who has always believed in him. However, after Wells quits with a bang, the fangirl finally goes back to her home, leaving him strangely deprived.

Wells is determined to make everything right and he shows up at Josephine’s door with an outrageous proposal that she become his new caddie to help get him back into the game and in return, he will split the prize money with her.

Even though golf romance might not sound very romantic or dreamy, Tessa Bailey is someone I trust with my eyes closed; she is the queen of romance novels. I can’t wait to read how Josephine’s funny and optimistic personality changes Wells’s grumpy nature!

5. Women of Good Fortune by Sophie Wan

Most anticipated romance novels - Women of Good Fortune by Sophie Wan

Releasing on March 5, 2024

Now this one I’m really, really excited about. Sophie Wan’s “Women of Good Fortune” which is women’s fiction, romance and heist all rolled into one.

Lulu, Rina, and Jane are determined to have something better than what they currently have. The girls quickly realize Lulu does not need to marry this man because she doesn’t really love him. However, they realize that she will be getting a lot of cash as her wedding gifts, and all they have to do is steal that money and they’re set for life.

However, as the heist starts to come together, their romantic relationships and friendship threaten to ruin everything they have planned so meticulously. No wonder, this is one of the most anticipated romance novels of 2024, and I am sure this will quickly become one of the most popular romantic novels.

6. Just for the Summer by Abby Jimenez

Most anticipated romance novels - Just for the Summer by Abby Jimenez

Releasing on April 2, 2024

Justin has a curse: Every time he breaks up with a woman, she finds her soulmate soon after. Now Emma has heard about this “curse” and she is curious to test this theory out, because, surprise surprise, she has the same curse too.

So they come up with a plan that they’ll fake-date each other, in order to break the curse, and both of them will finally find their true loves. It’s supposed to be just for the summer, and a very, very casual fling.

However, Emma and Justin’s families start interfering without knowing about their “arrangement”, and the situation becomes even more complicated when real feelings start to show up.

Abby Jimenez’s books are super popular for a reason, because her writing is phenomenal and the stories she comes up with are nothing short of gems.

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7. Funny Story by Emily Henry

Most anticipated romance novels - Funny Story by Emily Henry

Releasing on April 23, 2024

When Daphne’s fiancée dumps her out of the blue, because he realizes he is in love with his childhood best friend, Petra, her world shatters. She confides in her roommate, the only person who can understand Daphne’s situation – Miles Nowak, Petra’s ex.

They mostly avoid each other until one day while drowning their sorrows, they strike up a genuine friendship and form a plan. They are going to pretend that they’re dating in the summer which may or may not involve them posting oddly misleading pictures of their summer escapades on social media.

But that’s all just for show because there is no way Daphne would fall for her ex-fiancé’s new fiancée’s ex. Right? There will never be a list of most anticipated romance novels, without Emily Henry’s name on it. The storyline is already making people curious, and I can’t wait for this book to come out!

8. This Summer Will Be Different by Carley Fortune

Most anticipated romance novels - This Summer Will Be Different by Carley Fortune

Releasing on May 7, 2024

Lucy is a tourist staying at a beach house on Prince Edward Island, and Felix is a local who helps her have a bit too much “fun” if you know what I mean. However, Lucy has no idea that he happens to be her best friend’s younger brother, and they mutually agree not to repeat “that night” again.

However, every year when Lucy vacations on the island with her best friend, Bridget, she forgets about the deal she made with Felix, until she realizes that she is falling for him.

Need I say more after this? May 7 could not come any sooner.

9. Late Bloomer by Mazey Eddings

Most anticipated romance novels - Late Bloomer by Mazey Eddings

Releasing on April 16, 2024

Another one of the most anticipated romance novels of this year is this one right here, which I’m sure is going to be one of the good romance books to read for years to come!

A cozy yet steamy “opposites-attract” novel, “Late Bloomer” is a sapphic novel that brings together the two protagonists, on a flower farm in Asheville, North Carolina. Lottery winner Opal has come here to start over, and Pepper has stayed despite everything.

Eventually, they decide it will be home for both of them, but living in such close quarters and having all sorts of arguments somehow brings them even closer (add all the flirting in that too!).

This is an easy-going and relaxed queer story with a beautiful location in the backdrop. I am pretty sure this one is going to become one of the many good romance books to read this year.

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10. In A Not So Perfect World by Neely Tubati Alexander

Most anticipated romance novels - In A Not So Perfect World by Neely Tubati Alexander

Releasing on March 19, 2024

A hilarious take on the popular romance tropes – fake dating and forced proximity, this one is not just one of the most anticipated romance novels of 2024 but has already become one of the most popular romantic novels of this year.

Sloane Cooper is interviewing for a new position in a leading gaming company, where she is told that she cannot date because the entire male-dominated hiring team believes she should solely focus on her career. Even though this rule throws her off, she needs the job badly and thus accepts when her neighbor gives her his ex’s ticket to Turks and Caicos, thinking that it will serve well as a work retreat.

He then requests Sloane to be his fake girlfriend, in order to make this ex jealous. Sloane doesn’t think too much about it and agrees to this plan. However, she starts to realize that it’s not that difficult to fall in love in a tropical country with a handsome man on your side, and that being single was going to be tougher than she thought.

Which of these most anticipated romance novels of 2024 are on your wishlist? Are there any more you wish to add to this list of popular romantic novels? Let us know your thoughts in the comments down below!

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