New Romance Books of 2022: The Complete List

The Ultimate Guide to the New Romance Books of 2022

If you’re looking for the complete list of new romance books of 2022, this book list is designed for you! 

I adore the romance genre (particularly contemporary romance). So, as romance readers we always need new romance books to add to our reading lists!

This book list of new romance books of 2022 will be updated throughout the year to ensure you have all of the 2022 new romance novel releases at your fingertips.

Plus, if I’ve read one of them, I’ll add my rating and mini review so you can easily decide if a certain romance new release is worth reading!


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New Romance Books of 2022




bad luck bridesmaid

Bad Luck Bridesmaid

By Alison Rose Greenberg

Starting off the list of new romance books of 2022 is a wedding themed romance that takes place in Ireland!! Can you get any more up my alley? Zoey has been a bridesmaid three times – and all three of her friends never made it down the aisle. So, she’s understandably nervous heading into her best friend’s wedding. 

To top things off, her ex who she turned down partly as a result of her bad marriage mojo, will be there… Can she figure out why she’s so skittish about marriage and whether her free spirit can handle a big commitment?

Publish Date: January 11, 2022

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weather girl

Weather Girl

By Rachel Lynn Solomon

The author of Ex Talk is back again with another workplace romantic comedy! A meteorologist and a sports reporter scheme to get their divorced bosses back together. Ari is all sunshine and rainbows and she loves her job, but her boss’ relationship issues are threatening her career. Russell is willing to help since his boss, the station’s news director is the other half.

As Ari and Russell spend more and more time planning surprises and dates for the other two, they start to realize something is building between them. 

Publish Date: January 11, 2022

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how to love your neighbor

How To Love Your Neighbor

By Sophie Sullivan

HGTV fans will adore this rom com! Gracie is pursuing an interior design degree, so she jumps at a chance to renovate and live in an old beach house. At least until she meets her neighbor. Noah is a real estate developer who has found the perfect place – right next door. But he has eyes on Gracie’s property to expand his own.

As the two grapple over literally everything, readers get to enjoy the sparks flying!  

Publish Date: January 18, 2022

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love and other disasters

Love & Other Disasters

By Anita Kelly

Foodie fiction fans – listen up! This romance takes place on a cooking show! Dahlia is a recently divorced contestant who gets off to a terrible start, but needs this competition to prove herself on her own. London just came out as non-binary and is also setting out to prove themselves to their dad and the national audience. Neither expected to find love on set…

You can find more foodie romance books on my list of 25+ novels about food!

Publish Date: January 18, 2022

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roughest draft

The Roughest Draft

By Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka

Cowriters who were taking the literary world by storm ended up splitting on bad terms over three years ago…but they still have one book left on their contract. So, they end up hunkered down in a small hotel room hoping to get it over with as painlessly as possible.

Unfortunately, the book is a romantic novel and its forcing them to confront all the reasons why they’ve hated each other these past three years.

Publish Date: January 25, 2022

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a perfect equation

A Perfect Equation

By Elizabeth Everett

A mathematician is hell-bent on winning a prestigious scientific prize, but she’s also suddenly tasked with planning a retreat for a secret society of women scientists. Unfortunately that task also comes with an aloof nobleman who she needs to help safeguard the group. As their mutual dislike turns to respect and ultimately an attraction they can’t deny, they find themselves up against outside forces that may squash the society forever.

Publish Date: February 15, 2022

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meet me in the margins

Meet Me In The Margins

By Melissa Ferguson

An editor secretly writing a romance manuscript has the chance of a lifetime when a famous romance publisher agrees to read her work. However, she’s forced to stash it away quickly to avoid detection at her own highbrow company. Upon retrieving it a few days later, she finds notes scribbled throughout the margins.

Although at first astonished and annoyed, Claire soon realizes these comments mirror her own thoughts and make her writing even better. So a mysterious back and forth continues, which leads to an ultimate reveal that she never saw coming.

Publish Date: February 15, 2022

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hook line and sinker

Hook, Line, & Sinker

By Tessa Bailey

Head back into the world of one of my absolute favorite books of 2021, It Happened One Summer! This time we’re following along with Piper’s sister, Hannah, and Brendan’s friend, Fox. When Hannah arrives back in town for work, she ends up crashing at Fox’s place, but makes it very clear she’s interested in friendship only. 

Fox, someone who enjoys flirting more than anything, is taken aback by a woman who only wants to be friends. But he agrees to her wishes happily to simply spend time with her. At least until he starts to realize he can picture spending his whole life with Hannah.

Publish Date: March 1, 2022

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kamila knows best

Kamila Knows Best

By Farrah Heron

This is one of the 2022 new romance books I’m most excited about because it’s an Emma retelling! The Bollywood twist on this classic Jane Austen story should have readers in for a wild ride. Kamila loves her life of parties, Instagram celebrity (at least for her dog), and matchmaking for her friends.

She’s not looking for anyone special herself because…what more could she need? Plus, she can always harmlessly flirt with her best friend, Rohan, anytime she wants. Everything starts to go awry when a rival returns to town…and seems to have her eye on Rohan.

Publish Date: March 8, 2022

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By Lex Croucher

This is described as Bridgerton meets Mean Girls! When Georgiana heads to spend the summer in the countryside with her aunt and uncle, she falls under the spell of it-girl, live life to the fullest, Frances. Frances and her friends bring Georgiana along on their hijinks and debauchery, all while maintaining a proper image in society. 

As Georgiana falls for a young man who’s unimpressed by her crowd, she starts to question what she really wants from her life and where she truly fits in.

Enjoy a historical setting with modern day issues in this option for new romance books of 2022! And don’t forget to get your fix of historical romance by watching Bridgerton on Netflix!

Publish Date: April 5, 2022







the no show

The No-Show

By Beth O’Leary

Three women are stood up on Valentine’s Day…by the same guy. They have nothing in common except this common denominator and the fact that they all end up forgiving him. They’re all starting to fall for this man all over again, but we’ll find out just why he was unavailable on Valentine’s Day and the real reason he may be leading on three women at once.

I have to say, I have A LOT of questions about the synopsis of this one, but I can’t deny I’m intrigued about whether this will shake out in any sort of acceptable way! Time will tell if this is a hit or dud addition to the new romance books of 2022.

Publish Date: April 26, 2022







part of your world

Part of Your World

By Abby Jimenez

Two worlds collide in this opposites attract romance. A sophisticated, city girl finds herself inexplicably drawn to a small town and it’s charming carpenter. Alexis would be going against her parents dreams for her, but she’s finding she’s happier than she could ever imagine getting to know herself and Daniel in a rural place.

Abby Jimenez is a go-to author, so I’m thrilled to see she’s got an addition to this list of the new romance books of 2022!

Publish Date: April 19, 2022

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book lovers

Book Lovers

by Emily Henry

I’m not going to deny that this novel sounds SO GOOD and my expectations are sky high. Emily has yet to disappoint, so I have good feelings all around for this one.

First of all, the two main characters are a literary agent and a book editor. Nora knows she’s not a rom-com main character, because she’s literally read them all. She’s a cutthroat dealer, without any of the charm, quirks, or soft edges she knows readers love. 

When her sister decides she needs to get away from the city and try to absorb some small town vibes, the last person she expects to keep running into is Charlie, a brooding editor she’s met many times before.

However, circumstances keep throwing them together and just maybe they are meant to be the heroine and hero of their own romance story.

Publish Date: May 3, 2022

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by the book

By The Book

by Jasmine Guillory

Authors are pulling out all the stops for book lovers this year! Jasmine has another romance novel about books on this list of the new romance books of 2022 for us. 

Set in the publishing world, this novel features a black female trying to find her opening to take her career to the next level. She jumps at the chance to placate a particularly difficult author and get his manuscript in their hands. 

Not only is this a book featuring the book world, its a retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Give it to me now!!

Publish Date: May 3, 2022

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Which of these new romance books of 2022 are you most excited to read? Share in the comments!


  1. I like Beth O’Leary and the Emily Henry ones. I’m not much of romance reader except for a few. It’s not the genre but usually the covers. I hate these new comic covers! I didn’t like the previous years of body ripper covers either. I think people like myself would be pick up romance more often if the covers were a bit more serious looking. I know it’s a very popular genre so clearly I’m wrong! Lol!

    1. You make such an interesting point! I felt the same about those bodice ripper covers and honestly am a bit prejudiced toward anything but these cartoon covers now because I actually love them! I wonder how many people are skipping over these types of stories for the same reason as you though. I’ll be curious what the next “romance cover trend” will be! Maybe they will focus more on the title or what’s inside since some of these are more serious than the cartoon characters suggest. Thanks for your comment!

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