20 New Romance Novels of 2024

Are you ready to curl up with some heartwarming contemporary romance novels this year? 2024 promises to be an exciting year for romance readers, with a variety of new releases that are sure to warm your heart and leave you feeling uplifted.

Let’s explore this list of New Contemporary Romance Books released this year.

Heartwarming Contemporary Romance Novels Releasing in 2024

A Love Song for Ricki Wilde

Author: Tia Williams

A Love Song for Ricki Wilde is a contemporary romance novel that follows the story of a free-spirited florist named Ricki Wilde who leaves her wealthy family and Atlanta roots behind to pursue her dream of opening a flower shop in Harlem. When she meets a mysterious musician in February, their connection is undeniable, and they find themselves drawn into a whirlwind romance set against the vibrant backdrop of modern Harlem and its rich cultural heritage. As they navigate their feelings for each other, they must confront their own personal demons and the challenges of making a relationship work despite their differences. Will their love be enough to overcome the obstacles in their path?

Daydream (Maple Hills, #3)

Author: Hannah Grace

The third book in the Maple Hills series is a contemporary romance novel that follows Henry, a college student and hockey team captain, and Halle, a bookish fellow student, as they navigate their challenges and grow closer. Henry is struggling in a difficult class with his least favorite professor, while Halle is juggling academics, a job, book club, and writing a novel.

When Henry accidentally crashes Halle’s book club, they form an unlikely friendship that eventually turns romantic. Despite their busy schedules, they agree to help each other out – Halle will tutor Henry in exchange for new experiences to inspire her writing. As they spend more time together, they discover a deep connection and must decide if they’re willing to take a chance on love.

Funny Story

Author: Emily Henry

In this romance novel, Daphne finds herself stranded in a small town after her fiancé falls in love with his childhood best friend, Petra. With no friends or family nearby, Daphne becomes roommates with Miles, Petra’s ex-boyfriend, forming an unlikely friendship. Despite their vastly different personalities, they bond over their shared heartbreak and create a plan to post fake photos of their summer adventures on social media.

However, things get complicated when Daphne starts developing feelings for Miles, her ex-fiancé’s new fiancée’s ex. As they navigate their emotions and try to move forward, they must confront their past relationships and figure out what they truly want in life. Will they find love in this unexpected situation, or will their differences tear them apart?

The Rule Book

Author: Sarah Adams

Nora Mackenzie, a sports agent, is tasked with representing her college ex-boyfriend, famous NFL tight end Derek Pender. Their past relationship ended badly, and Derek is determined to get revenge by making Nora’s life miserable. However, Nora refuses to give up, and the two engage in a series of pranks and schemes. Things take a surprising turn when they wake up married after a wild night in Vegas. As they navigate their unexpected union, they must confront their past and figure out if their new relationship can save their careers and lead to a happily ever after.

If you are a fan of Paranormal Romance, also explore 16 Most Exciting Paranormal Romance Books Released in 2024

How to End a Love Story

Author: Yulin Kuang

In this beautiful contemporary romance novel, bestselling author Helen Zhang and successful screenwriter Grant Shepard are forced to work together on the TV adaptation of Helen’s young adult novels. They haven’t seen each other in 13 years, since a tragic accident that changed their lives forever. As they collaborate, they must confront their complicated past and the secrets that have kept them apart. Despite their differences, they find themselves drawn to each other, and the electricity between them is undeniable. But can they make peace with their past and themselves to hold onto each other in the present?

Swift and Saddled (Rebel Blue Ranch, #2)

Author: Lyla Sage

Ada Hart is a strong, independent interior designer who doesn’t need a man to take care of her. She’s built a successful business and landed a major project on a large ranch in Wyoming. But she can’t deny the instant attraction when she meets Weston Ryder, her new boss, at a dive bar. Wes is charming, handsome, and happy-go-lucky, and Ada finds herself wanting nothing to do with him outside of work.

As they work together on the project, Ada tries to keep her distance, but Wes is persistent and convinces her to give him a chance. Can they balance their professional and personal feelings for each other and make their dreams a reality, or will they have to choose between love and their careers?

The Catch (The Influencer, #3)

Author: Amy Lea

In this contemporary romance novel, fashion influencer Melanie Karlson’s perfectly curated life is turned upside down when she’s stranded in a rural fishing village in Canada. She’s forced to rely on the gruff and rugged fisherman Evan Whaler, who challenges her city-girl persona. As they spend time together, they develop feelings for each other, but their differing lifestyles and priorities threaten to tear them apart. Can Melanie sacrifice her picture-perfect life for a chance at true love with Evan, or will their differences prove insurmountable?

Just for the Summer

Author: Abby Jimenez

In this hilarious and heartwarming romp, two strangers team up to break their respective curses: every woman Justin dates finds their soulmate immediately after breaking up with him, while Emma’s mother is convinced she’s destined for failure. When they meet through a Reddit thread and decide to fake-date, they think they’ve found the solution to their problems. But as they spend more time together in a cozy lakehouse retreat, they start to realize that maybe – just maybe – they’ve been wrong about love all along. Will they take a chance on each other and risk breaking their curses for good? Or will they let fate dictate their happily ever after?

The Takeover

Author: Cara Tanamachi

Nami’s 30th birthday is turning out to be a disaster. Her fiancé left her, her startup is struggling, and her sister is marrying the man of her dreams. Feeling like she’s losing control, Nami makes a desperate wish for her soulmate to appear. Instead, the universe sends her hate mate, Jae Lee, her high school nemesis who’s now trying to take over her company. The two engage in a battle of wits and wit, but as tensions rise, so do unexpected sparks. Can Nami protect her business and her heart from the charming and ruthless Jae, or will she discover that sometimes, hate can be a dangerous thing to fall in love with?

The Break-Up Pact

Author: Emma Lord

In this heartwarming contemporary romance novel, two former best friends, June and Levi, find themselves reunited after a decade apart. Following public break-ups with their respective exes, they accidentally create a viral stir when a photo of them together circulates online, leading people to believe they’re a couple. Seizing the opportunity to boost June’s struggling tea shop and prove Levi’s ex wrong, they agree to fake a relationship. As they embark on five carefully curated dates designed to make their followers swoon, they must navigate their complicated past and confront their true feelings for each other. Will their fake relationship survive the challenges of social media scrutiny, or will they risk everything for a real shot at love?

The Rom-Commers

Author: Katherine Center

In this contemporary romance book, aspiring screenwriter Emma Wheeler lands the opportunity of a lifetime: a chance to collaborate with her idol, famous screenwriter Charlie Yates. However, their partnership gets off to a rocky start when Charlie reveals that he doesn’t believe in love and thinks romantic comedies are a waste of time.

Despite their differences, Emma is determined to convince Charlie that love stories matter, even if it means resorting to unconventional methods – like kissing him senseless. As they work together, Emma and Charlie find themselves caught up in a real-life love story that defies all of Emma’s rules. Will they risk everything to give their love a chance, or will their conflicting views on love and relationships tear them apart?

Late Bloomer

Author: Mazey Eddings

In this romance novel, Opal Devlin, a young woman who has recently won the lottery, finds herself overwhelmed by people asking for handouts and attention. To escape the chaos, she purchases a failing flower farm in Asheville, North Carolina, hoping to find peace and solitude. However, her plans are derailed when she meets Pepper Boden, a beautiful and fierce woman who claims to be the rightful owner of the farm. Despite their initial animosity towards each other, Opal and Pepper agree to cohabitate and work together to restore the farm to its former glory.

As they spend more time together, their mutual attraction grows, but their differing personalities and goals threaten to tear them apart. Will they be able to overcome their differences and find love amidst the thorns and blooms of the flower farm?

You may also like 12 Most Enchanting Historical Romance Novels Released in 2024

This Summer Will Be Different

Author: Carley Fortune

In this contemporary romance novel, Lucy, a tourist visiting Prince Edward Island, finds herself torn between her promise to her best friend and her undeniable attraction to Felix, a local who happens to be her friend’s younger brother. Despite their sizzling chemistry, Lucy and Felix have a history of failed attempts at resistance, and their latest tryst leaves them both feeling guilty and confused.

Determined to keep her heart safe, Lucy vows to avoid Felix altogether, but fate has other plans. When her best friend Bridget suddenly flees Toronto a week before her wedding, Lucy drops everything to support her and finds herself face-to-face with Felix once again. As they work together to help Bridget through her crisis, Lucy must confront her true feelings for Felix and decide whether to take a chance on love or protect her heart. Will this summer be the one that changes everything, or will Lucy and Felix continue to dance around their forbidden desire?

This Could Be Us (Skyland, #2)

Author: Kennedy Ryan

In this contemporary romance novel, Soledad Barnes’ perfectly planned life is turned upside down when her husband betrays her and she loses everything. Struggling to provide for her daughters, Soledad rediscovers herself and finds an unlikely love with a forbidden man. But can she trust him, and more importantly, can she trust herself?

Say You’ll Be Mine

Author: Naina Kumar

A spirited teacher and a gruff engineer team up to fake an engagement and evade their meddling families. As they navigate their pretend relationship, they discover unexpected common ground and a sizzling attraction that threatens to become something real. But can they overcome their fears and cultural expectations to make their love last?

Everyone I Kissed Since You Got Famous

Author: Mae Marvel

In this contemporary romance novel, Hollywood star Katie Price returns to her hometown and reunites with her old friend Wil Greene, sparking a passionate and emotional connection that challenges their beliefs about love and relationships.

Fangirl Down (Big Shots, #1)

Author: Tessa Bailey

In this contemporary sports romance novel, a former golf prodigy turned bad boy athlete falls for his loyal fangirl turned caddy, Josephine, as they travel together and try to turn his game around. Spark flies and their relationship blossoms despite their differences.

Business Casual (Lovelight, #4)

Author: B.K. Borison

Opposites attract in this steamy contemporary romance, as tattoo artist Nova and investment banker Charlie test their chemistry with a one-night stand that turns into something more.

The Pairing

Author: Casey McQuiston

In this contemporary romantic comedy novel, two bisexual exes embark on a European food and wine tour together, trying to prove they’re over each other with a hookup competition. However, their reunion awakens old feelings and they must confront their past and their true desires.

Leave a comment