Best Romance Books 2022 – The Hottest Books Of The Year

It’s 2022 and there are so many romance books to be looking out for. Elin Hilderbrand, Colleen Hoover, Danielle Steel, Nora Roberts, and so many more amazing authors. There are so many new releases this year that there’s pretty much one every week! So, hurry up and start reading now! Check out the best romance books 2022.

Invisible – Danielle Steel

Release Date: January 4 2022

Antonia Adams is the product of a loveless marriage between a beautiful young model and an aristocrat. She is neglected by both, unprotected and unloved. The only way she feels safe is to become invisible. Books are her refuge and movies are her escape. Her love of movies turns into a dream to become a screenwriter and a summer job at a Hollywood studio. There, a famous British screenwriter notices her and suddenly she can no longer remain invisible.

new book releases: the family you make

The Family You Make – Jill Shalvis

Release Date: January 11 2022

Book 1 Sunrise Cove

During the snowstorm of the century, Leci Cutler is stranded on a ski lift with a beautiful stranger named Jane. After strong winds hurl the gondola in front of them into the ground, Levi calls his parents to prepare them for the worst. And impulsively tells his mother that Jane is his girlfriend. Right before his phone dies.


Electric Idol – Katee Robert

Release Date: January 18 2022

In the ultra-modern city of Olympus, there’s always a price to pay. Psyche Dimitriou knew she’d have to face Aphrodite’s jealous rage eventually, but she never expected her literal heart to be at stake. Or for Aphrodite’s gorgeous son to be the one ordered to strike the killing blow.


Reminders Of Him – Colleen Hoover

Release Date: January 18 2022

After serving five years in prison for a tragic mistake, Kenna Rowan returns to the town where it all went wrong. She hopes to reunite with her four-year-old daughter. But the bridges Kenna burned are all proving to be impossible to rebuild.


Lightning In A Mirror – Jayne Ann Krentz

Release Date: January 18 2022

Book 3 Fogg Lake Trilogy
Olivia LeClair’s experiment with speed dating is not going well. First there was the nasty encounter with the date from hell who tried to murder her and now the mysterious Harlan Rancourt, long believed dead, sits down at her table and tells her that she’s the only one who can help him locate the legendary Vortex lab.


Abandoned In Death – JD Robb

Release Date: February 8 2022

The woman’s body was found in the early morning, on a bench in a New York City playground. She was clean, her hair neatly arranged, her makeup carefully applied. But other things were wrong. Homicide Detective Eve Dallas turns to the department’s top profiler, who confirms what seems obvious to Eve.

new book releases: taking the leap

Taking The Leap – Kristin Ashley

Release Date: February 15 2022

Book Two River Rain

Alexandra Sharp has been crushing on her co-worker, John “Rix” Hendrix for years. He’s her perfect man, she knows it. But she’s just not his perfect woman, she knows that too. Then Rix gives Alex a hint that maybe there’s a spark between them that, if she takes the leap, she might be able to fan into a flame.


High Stakes – Danielle Steel

Release Date: March 8 2022

Even though she’s a newcomer, Jane Addison quickly realizes that there are damaging secrets hidden behind the doors of the prestigious talent agency, Fletcher and Benson. She has the least power but is also the least willing to accept things as they have been for years. When she puts everything on the line to right these wrongs, the consequences will leave no one unscathed.

Best Romance Books 2022: runaway

Runaway – Ivy Smoak

Release Date: March 10 2022

To the first boy I ever loved. I intended to keep my promises to you. I loved you, Matthew Caldwell. With my whole heart. I think a piece of me will always love you. But it all came crashing down when I realized you didn’t keep your promises to me.


The Summer Getaway – Susan Mallery

Release Date: March 15 2022

With her divorce settlement about to run out and a mortgage she can’t afford, Robyn Caldwell needs a plan for her future. She nurtured her family and neglected herself. But how’s she supposed to think when her daughter has become the most demanding bride ever, her son won’t even consider college, her best friend is on the brink of marital disaster and her ex is making a monumentally bad decision that could bring everything crashing down on her head?

Best Romance Books 2022: wedding crashers

The Wedding Crasher – Mia Sosa

Release Date: April 5 2022

Just weeks away from ditching DC for greener pastures, Solange Perreira is roped into helping her wedding planner cousin on a random couple’s big day. It’s an easy gig. Until she stumbles upon a situation that convinces her the pair isn’t meant to be.


A Family Affair – Robyn Carr

Release Date: April 5 2022

Anna McNichol knows how to take charge. Raised by a single mother, she’s worked to ensure her three children have every advantage she didn’t. And while her marriage has its problems, she values commitment. Now an empty nester, she’s at the peak of her career. But life can change in an instant.


Summer On The Island – Brenda Novak

Release Date: April 5 2022

After the death of her US senator father, Marlow Madsen travels to the small island off the coast of Florida where she spent summers growing up to help her mother settle the family estate. For Marlow, the trip is a chance to reconnect after too long apart. It’s also the perfect escape to help her feel grounded again. One she’s happy to share with friends Aida and Claire.


Drop Dead Gorgeous – Rachel Gibson

Release Date: April 19 2022

On her way from singing in church to hooking up with a Tinder date, Brittany Lynn Snider crashes her momma’s minivan, and her life is changed forever. One moment she’s texting HotGuyNate, and in the next she’s at a hospital in El Paso watching doctors operate on her near-lifeless body.


Beautiful – Danielle Steel

Release Date: April 19 2022

Veronique Vincent is a star. At age twenty-two, she is one of the most sought-after models in fashion, gracing the covers of magazines and walking the runways of haute couture shows across the globe. When a quick getaway presents a welcome break on the heels of Paris Fashion Week, Veronique is thrilled to escape her busy schedule.  Then, out of nowhere, a tragic explosion at Zaventem Airport in Brussels changes her life forever.

new book releases: the home wreckers

The Homewreckers – Mary Kay Andrews

Release Date: May 3 2022

Hattie Kavanaugh went to work helping clean up restored homes for Kavanaugh & Son Restorations at eighteen, married the boss’s son at twenty, and was only twenty-five when he was killed in a motorcycle accident. Broken-hearted, but determined to continue the business of their dreams, she takes the life insurance money and buys a small house, flips it, and puts the money into her next project. But that house is a disaster and a money-loser. But then she gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

new book releases: by the book

By The Book – Jasmine Guillory

Release Date: May 3 2022

Book 2 Meant To Be Series

Isabelle is completely lost. When she began her first career in publishing right out of college, she did not expect to be twenty-five, living at home, still an editorial assistant, and the only Black employee at her publishing house. Izzy thinks there must be more to this publishing life. And then an opportunity comes her way – a beastly high-profile author who has failed to deliver his long-awaited manuscript.

Best Romance Books 2022: miss butterworth

Miss Butterworth And The Mad Baron – Julia Quinn

Release Date: May 10 2022

Cruelly separated from her beloved mother and grandmother, Miss Priscilla Butterworth is sent to live with a callous aunt. Eventually, the clever and tenderhearted Miss Butterworth makes her escape. A daring journey into the unknown that unexpectedly leads her to the “mad” baron and a lifetime of love.

Best Romance Books 2022: something wilder

Something Wilder – Christina Lauren

Release Date: May 17 2022

Growing up the daughter of notorious treasure hunter and absentee father, Lily was left without much patience for the profession. Or much money in the bank. But Lily is nothing if not resourceful, and now uses Duke’s coveted hand-drawn maps to guide tourists on fake treasure hunts through the red rock canyons of Utah.

Best Romance Books 2022: the boardwalk bookshop

The Boardwalk Bookshop – Susan Mallery

Release Date: May 21 2022

When fate brings three strangers to a charming space for lease on the California coast, the Boardwalk Bookshop is born. And it’s a dream come true for Bree, Mikki and Ashley. But whilst their business is thriving, their personal lives are not.


Nightwork – Nora Roberts

Release Date: May 24 2022

Harry Booth started stealing at nine to keep a roof over his ailing mother’s head, slipping into luxurious, empty homes at night to find things he could trade for cash. When his mother finally succumbed to cancer, he left Chicago but kept up his nightwork. He dons new identities and stays careful, observant, and distant. But he can’t help letting his guard down when he meets Miranda Emerson.


Then You Came Along – Debbie Macomber

Release Date: May 24 2022

Robin Masterson’s little boy wants a dog more than anything in the world. And there just happens to be one next door. But the friendly black lab belongs to the unfriendliest man in the neighborhood, Cole Camden. Soon Robin and Cole are looking at each other in a whole new way.

James Wilkens decides to spend New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas, where he meets Summer Lawton. And they arrange to meet in Vegas at the same time in a year from now. Except it turns out to be more than a date – it’s a wedding.


Out of the Clear Blue Sky – Kristin Higgins

Release Date: June 7 2022

Lillie Silva knew life as an empty nester would be hard after her only child left for college, but when her husband leaves her for another woman, her world comes crashing down. But Lily isn’t heartbroken, she’s furious. Now alone for the first time in her life, she finds herself going a little rogue.

Best Romance Books 2022: beyond the moonlit sea

Beyond The Moonlit Sea – Julianne MacLean

Release Date: June 14 2022

Olivia Hamilton is married to the love of her life, Dean, a charismatic pilot. But when he vanishes over the Bermuda Triangle, Olivia’s idyllic existence unravels. After years of waiting, Olivia must eventually let go of the fragile hope that her beloved husband might still be alive. Then a shocking discovery casts Dean’s disappearance in a new light.

new book releases: the friendship pact

The Friendship Pact – Jill Shalvis

Release Date: June 14 2022

Book 2 Sunrise Cove

Alone in the world, Tae Holmes and her mother April pretty much raised each other, but as Tae starts asking questions about the father she’s never met April goes silent. To make matters worse, Tae is dangerously close to broke and just manages to avoid a financial meltdown when she lands a shiny new contract with an adventure company.

new book releases: the hotel nantucket

The Hotel Nantucket – Elin Hilderbrand

Release Date: June 14 2022

After a tragic fire in 1922 that killed 19-year-old chambermaid, Grace Hadley, The Hotel Nantucket descended from a gilded age gem to a mediocre budget-friendly lodge to an inevitably an abandoned eyesore. Until it’s purchased and renovated by London billionaire, Xavier Darling. Who hires Nantucket sweetheart Lizbet Keaton as his general manager.

new book releases: point last seen

Point Last Seen – Christina Dodd

Release Date: June 21 2022

Elle remembers her favorite color, what she likes to eat, what size shoe she wears, so why doesn’t she remember her full name or how she got those bruises on her throat? And why did she scream as if she was being murdered when Adam Ramsdell pulled her half-frozen body from the surf on a lonely California beach?


Weddings In Orchard Valley – Debbie Macomber

Release Date: June 28 2022

When their father suffers a heart attack, the Bloomfield sisters rush home to Orchard Valley, Oregon. But surprises are waiting for them there! The last thing Valerie expects at a time like this is to fall in love – and with a man like Colby Winston. By the time Steffie arrives, her father has already begun to recover. But Steffie can’t avoid seeing the man she once loved and got rejected by, local journalist Charles Tomaselli.


Suspects – Danielle Steel

Release Date: June 29 2022

Theodora Morgan is fashion royalty. Founder of a wildly popular online shopping service, she is one of the most successful businesswomen in the world. Although she prefers to keep a low profile after the unthinkable struck her family – her husband and their son were kidnapped and held for ransom. A nightmare that ended in tragedy. The case has gone cold and Theo has reluctantly gone back to work. Then she crosses paths with a high-society networker who has been flagged by the CIA.


Sugar & Salt – Susan Wiggs

Release Date: July 12 2022

The restaurant that shares his commercial kitchen loses its longtime tenant, a newcomer moves in: Margot Salton, a barbecue master from Texas. Margot is looking for a fresh start and the powerful attraction between Margot and Jerome is just what she needs. Until her past comes back to haunt her.


The Best Is Yet to Come – Debbie Macomber

Release Date: July 12 2022

After the devastating loss of her twin brother, Hope Goodwin packs up her things and moves across the country for a fresh start. Arriving in Oceanside, Hope finds solace walking on the beach and teaching history at the local high school. Until she meets John Harrison and everything changes.

Best Romance Books 2022: grace under fire

Grace Under Fire – Julie Garwood

Release Date: July 19 2022

Grace Isabel MacKenna had a hundred things to do today. It was supposed to be a quick visit to Boston for the Buchanan anniversary party, then on to Scotland to collect an inheritance. But after getting lost she ends up with a wounded man stumbling into her arms, and then his shooter coming after them both.  When she fires back in self-defense, she doesn’t expect him to drop dead. 


One Night With The Duke – Jodi Ellen Malpas

Release Date: August 16 2022

It’s 1814 and nineteen-year-old Eliza Melrose, daughter of a printing magnate, is about to be launched into London’s high society. The last thing she wants is to get married. But then she meets the youngest son of the late Duke of Chester, a disgraced nobleman who is shrouded in mystery and proving quite impossible to resist.


The Challenge – Danielle Steel

Release Date: August 16 2022

Fishtail, Montana, is home to Anne and Pitt Pollock, local royalty, high school sweethearts, and owners of the successful Pollock ranch. They are neighbors with Bill and Pattie Brown. The two couples have known each other since childhood. Their sons Peter Pollock and Matt Brown are the best of friends. When they and two other local kids meet Juliet Marshall, the five of them are soon inseparable. But then they find themselves trapped on Granite Peak and it becomes a battle for survival.


Married In Texas – Debbie Macomber

Release Date: August 23 2022

Norah Bloomfield is feeling a bit unneeded these days. Her father is recovering from his heart attack, and her sisters are busy planning their weddings. But then a cantankerous Texan named Rowdy Cassidy crashes his small plane in Orchard Valley, and into Norah’s life. 

When Sherry Waterman arrives in Pepper, Texas, she’s not in the mood for romance. But if anyone can change her mind, it’s the hardworking and good-looking Cody Bailman.

Best Romance Books 2022: desperation in death

Desperation In Death – JD Robb

Release Date: September 6 2022

New York, 2061: The place called the Pleasure Academy is a living nightmare where abducted girls are trapped and trained for a life of service. Dorian is a thirteen-year-old runaway imprisoned there. And managed to escape with fellow inmate Mina. But they didn’t get away fast enough.

Best Romance Books 2022: drunk on love

Drunk On Love – Jasmine Guillory

Release Date: September 20 2022

The next sparkling romantic comedy by New York Times bestselling author Jasmine Guillory.

Best Romance Books 2022: summer days again

Summer Days Again – Elin Hilderbrand

Release Date: October 4 2022

In Summer Days Again, Elin Hilderbrand offers nine delectable stories – prequels, sequels, and “missing chapters” from her cherished books. Some of which have never been published, until now.

Best Romance Books 2022: the high notes

The High Notes – Danielle Steel

Release Date: October 11 2022

Iris Cooper has been singing ever since she can remember. When she is twelve, her father convinces the owner of a bar in Lake City to let her perform, and she stuns the audience. In the ensuing years, father and daughter move from one dusty town to the next. But it is not an easy life for Iris with her father in charge and using her income to pay for gambling, women, and booze.

Best Romance Books 2022: it starts with us

It Starts With Us – Colleen Hoover

Release Date: October 18 2022

Before It Ends with Us, it started with Atlas. Colleen Hoover tells fan favorite Atlas’s side of the story and shares what comes next in this long-anticipated sequel to the “glorious and touching” (USA TODAY) #1 New York Times bestseller It Ends with Us.

Best Romance Books 2022: this woman

This Woman – Jodi Ellen Malpas

Release Date: November 15 2022

Jesse Ward has stumbled through life drinking and indulging himself within the rooms of his high-class sex club, The Manor, numbing himself to the pain, grief, and guilt of his wrongs. Until Ava O’Shea strolls into his office and changes everything.

Best Romance Books 2022: the choice

The Choice: The Dragon Heart Legacy, Book 3 – Nora Roberts

Release Date: November 22 2022

Breen Siobhan Kelly grew up in the world of Man and was once unaware of her true nature. Now she is in Talamh, trying to heal after a terrible battle and heartbreaking losses. Her grandfather, the dark god Odran, has been defeated in his attempt to rule over Talamh, and over Breen. For now.

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