Catch up on last year’s meet-cutes, mix-ups and meant-to-be couples! These well-reviewed books (3.7 or higher on Goodreads) from 2022 will find a special place in your heart.
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Chef’s Kiss by T.J. Alexander
An expert on all things pastry, Simone loves her job – until she’s asked to start making video content. Her editor-in-chief pairs her up with annoyingly peppy homebrewing sensation, Ray. The spark between them forces Simone to choose between her career and romance when Ray comes out as nonbinary.
The Emma Project by Sonali Dev
A modern-day retelling of Jane Austen’s Emma! Vansh has everything going for him, while Naina has just gotten out of a decade-long fake relationship with Vansh’s brother and wants nothing to do with his family. Until Vansh brings her an interesting idea, that is.
Every Summer After by Carley Fortune
For six summers, Persephone and Sam were inseparable – until their friendship blossomed into something more. After their relationship ended, Percy fled to the city, where she’s punished herself for the mistakes she made in her past. Told over the course of six years and one weekend where she returns to her hometown, this sweeping novel explores the choices that mark us forever.
Funny You Should Ask by Elissa Sussman
Twenty-something writer Chani is hired to write a profile of the movie star who was just cast as the new James Bond. She has no idea how life-changing 72 hours with a Hollywood heartthrob can be. This book is a slow burn that pays off in the end!
Just Another Love Song by Kerry Winfrey
Sandy thought she’d live happily ever after with her high school sweetheart, until he went off to Boston to follow his dreams of being a musician. Fifteen years later, Hank rolls back into town with a son in tow, forcing Sandy to decide if her ex can sing a different tune.
Kiss Her Once for Me by Alison Cochrun
In this Sapphic holiday romance, a struggling bisexual artist falls for her boss’s sister – while pretending to be his fiancé.
Kiss Me, Catalina by Priscilla Oliveras
Sparks fly when ambitious singer Cat joins arrogant heartthrob Patricio on a seven-week tour. Their on-stage chemistry brings crowds to their feet, but can they find the same magic when they’re not performing?
Part of Your World by Abby Jimenez
Alexis is a busy ER doctor and a sophisticated city-girl. Which means there’s no room in her life for Daniel, an easygoing carpenter from a close-knit community. As much as she likes Daniel, letting this relationship blossom will mean Alexis must give up her family’s desire for her to become a world-renowned surgeon.
The Romantic Agenda by Claire Kann
Joy is head-over-heels for her best friend, who doesn’t know about her romantic feelings. When he invites her on vacation, Joy thinks it’s her last chance to win his heart – until she meets someone else on the trip.
Thank You for Listening by Julia Whelan
Audiobook narrator Sewanee refuses to lend her talents to romance novels. But when a beloved novelist wants her to read a book with one of the industry’s hottest, most secretive narrators, she finds herself once again interested in all things romantic.
The Wedding Crasher by Mia Sosa
Solange is helping her cousin plan a wedding when she sees something proving the couple isn’t meant to be and crashes the wedding. Later, in a moment of panic, the former groom-to-be claims he’s in love with her. Solange agrees to play along – after all, she did ruin his wedding – until their performance becomes a real connection neither can deny.