Adorable New Rom-Coms

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Who doesn't love a good romantic comedy?  They're light and sweet—and sometimes a little bit spicy. And reading the perfect com can feel just like falling in love!

Today we're sharing some of the best new and upcoming Rom-Com.  Check out the list below for great adult, new adult, and upper YA reads!


 

No Words by Meg Cabot

"Effervescent... witty prose, an entertaining cast of diverse characters, and a romance that’s enchanting." —Publishers Weekly

Jo Wright always swore she’d never step foot on Little Bridge Island—not as long as her nemesis, bestselling author Will Price, is living there.  Then Jo’s given an offer she can’t refuse: an all-expense paid trip to speak and sign at the island’s first ever book festival.  But confronting Will means confronting the feelings she might be developing...

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All the Feels by Oliva Dade

"An absolutely witty, swoon worthy behind the scenes romp!  Delightful from beginning to end!" —Julie Murphy, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin'

Alexander Woodroe has it all.  Charm.  Sex appeal.  Wealth.  Fame.  A starring role as Cupid on TV’s biggest show, Gods of the Gates.  But the showrunners have wrecked his character, he's dogged by old demons, and his post-show future remains uncertain. When all that reckless emotion explodes into a bar fight, the tabloids and public agree: his star is falling.  Enter Lauren Clegg, the former ER therapist hired to keep him in line.  Watching over handsome but impulsive Alex shouldn’t be especially difficult, but the more time they spend together, the harder it gets to keep her professional remove...

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A Lot Like Adiós by Alexis Daria

"Alexis Daria's A Lot Like Adiós is a charming, sexy spitfire of a novel! ... Romance readers, this is your new favorite book!" —Emily Henry, bestselling author of People We Meet on Vacation

After burning out in her corporate marketing career, Michelle Amato has built a thriving freelance business as a graphic designer.  So what if her love life is nonexistent?  She’s perfectly fine being the black sheep of her marriage-obsessed Puerto Rican-Italian family.  Besides, the only guy who ever made her want happily-ever-after disappeared thirteen years ago.  But when Michelle is hired on a new project, he suddenly reenters her life, and feelings resurface.  Can they resolve their past mistakes, or is it only a matter of time before Gabe says adiós again?

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The Charm Offensive by Jenny Holiday

"The Charm Offensive will sweep you off your feet." —PopSugar

Dev Deshpande has always believed in fairy tales.  So it’s no wonder then that he’s spent his career crafting them on the long-running reality dating show Ever After.  As the most successful producer in the franchise’s history, Dev always scripts the perfect love story for his contestants, even as his own love life crashes and burns.  But then the show casts disgraced tech wunderkind Charlie Winshaw as its star.  Even as Dev fights to create a love story between Charlie and the contestants, he realizes that he might have feelings for Charlie...and Charlie might feel the same way... 

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The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling

"A spooky romantic comedy treat that had me sighing at one page, laughing out loud at the next.  The Ex Hex is the perfect book for fall." —New York Times bestselling author Tessa Bailey

Nine years ago, Vivienne Jones nursed her broken heart like any young witch would: vodka, weepy music, bubble baths…and a curse on the horrible boyfriend.  Sure, Vivi knows she shouldn’t use her magic this way, but with only an “orchard hayride” scented candle on hand, she isn’t worried it will cause him anything more than a bad hair day or two.  That is until Rhys Penhallow, descendent of the town’s ancestors, breaker of hearts, and annoyingly just as gorgeous as he always was, returns to Graves Glen, Georgia — and the annual fall festival turns disastrously wrong.  Now, Vivi and Rhys have to ignore their off the charts chemistry to work together to save the town and find a way to break the break-up curse before it’s too late.

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How to Marry Keanu Reeves in 90 Days by K. M. Jackson

"Witty and heartfelt, with characters that feel like old friends...  Kwana has gifted us with a rom-com in its purest form."—Xio Axelrod, USA Today bestselling author of The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes

Bethany Lu Carlisle is devastated when the tabloids report actor Keanu Reeves is about to tie the knot.  What?!  He hasn't come face to face with the person who could potentially be his true soulmate—her.  Desperate to convince Keanu to call off the wedding, Lu and her ride-or-die BFF Truman Erikson take a wild road trip to search for the elusive Keanu  and confess her undying love.  Will Lu be able to find Keanu and convince him she's the one for him?  Or maybe she'll discover true love has been by her side all along...

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The Donut Trap by Julie Tieu

"Donut miss this tasty treat!  Julie Tieu is going on my auto-buy list.  Her writing is as fresh and warm as a newly baked glazed." —Meg Cabot, author of the Princess Diaries series

Jasmine Tran has landed herself behind bars—maple bars that is.  With no boyfriend or job prospects, Jasmine returns home to work at her parents’ donut shop.  Jasmine quickly loses herself in a cyclical routine of donuts, Netflix, and sleep.  But then, help comes in the form of an old college crush, Alex Lai. Not only is he successful and easy on the eyes, to her parents’ delight, he’s also Chinese. He’s everything she should wish for, until a disastrous dinner reveals Alex isn’t as perfect as she thinks...

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Here's to Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera

"Swoonworthy wish fulfillment that checks all the right boxes." —Kirkus Reviews

Arthur is back in New York City for the first time in two years, ready to take the theater world by a storm as the world’s best intern to the assistant of an off-off-Broadway director.  Of course, it sucks to be spending the summer apart from his sweet, reliable boyfriend, Mikey, but he knows their relationship is strong enough to weather the distance.  Which is why it’s no big deal when his ex-boyfriend Ben stumbles back into the picture.  And it’s definitely fine that Ben’s blissfully happy with some mystery boy.  First loves are special, but it’s way too late for what-ifs.  Right?

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The Shaadi Setup by Lillie Vale

“With a lovely cast of secondary characters and snappy dialogue all around, The Shaadi Set-Up is a humorous and heartfelt romance about finding your first love for the second time.” —Washington Independent Review of Books

High school sweethearts Rita Chitniss and Milan Rao were the golden couple, until the day he broke her heart.  Now, six years later, Rita has turned her passion for furniture restoration into a career and has an almost-perfect boyfriend, Neil.  The last thing she needs is for Milan to re-enter her life, but that's exactly what happens when her mother, an unfailing believer in second chances, sets them up.  Now the two must work together to flip a hard-to-sell house, and Rita's attempts to prove that she's over Milan backfire...

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You Can Go Your Own Way by Eric Smith

"A sweetly charming love story that leaves the reader with a lasting sense of hope." —Nicola Yoon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything

The old pinball arcade is the only piece of his dad that Adam has left, and he's determined to protect it from Philadelphia's newest tech mogul, who wants to turn it into another one of his cold, lifeless gaming caf's.  And when a huge snowstorm hits, Adam finds himself trapped inside the arcade—with Whitney Mitchell, the daughter or said tech mogul.  Cut off from their families, their worlds, and their responsibilities, the tension between the two seems to melt away, leaving something else in its place.  But what happens when the storm stops?

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Payback's a Witch by Lana Harper

"Payback's a Witch is like the first Halloween wind through the corn: brisk, breezy, and altogether refreshing.  This is a sweet, charming read, absolutely designed to be enjoyed on a crisp fall evening." —Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling author

Emmy Harlow is back in her magical hometown of Thistle Grove.  It's been years since she caught up with her best friend Linden—and since she saw the man who broke her heart: Gareth Blackmore.  But on her first night home, Emmy runs into Talia Avramov—an all-around badass adept in the darker magical arts—who is fresh off a bad breakup... with GarethTalia had let herself be charmed, only to discover that Gareth was also seeing Linden, unbeknownst to either of them.  Now, she and Linden want revenge.  As Emmy begins to help Talia and Linden with their revenge, she finds herself dogged by the question: why can't she stop thinking about the terrifyingly competent, devastatingly gorgeous, wickedly charming Talia Avramov?

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A Holly Jolly Diwali by Sonya Lalli

"Lalli's prose is deft, her characters are delightful and her book is the just-right holiday romance." —USA Today

Twenty-nine-year-old Niki Randhawa has always made practical decisions.  But when she's laid off from her job, Niki throws caution to the wind for the first time, and books a last-minute flight for her friend Diya’s wedding.  Niki arrives in India just in time to celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights, where she meets London musician Sameer Mukherji.  Free-spirited Sam helps Niki get in touch with her passionate and creative side, and with her Indian roots. But when Niki gets a new job offer back home, she must decide what she wants out of the next chapter of her life—to cling to the straight and narrow like always, or to take a leap of faith and live the kind of bold life the old Niki never would have dreamed of.

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Not Here to Be Liked by Michelle Qach

"A smart romance with heart and guts and all the intoxicating feelings in between." —Maureen Johnson, bestselling author of 13 Little Blue Envelopes

Eliza Quan is the perfect candidate for editor in chief of her school paper.  That is, until ex-jock Len DiMartile decides on a whim to run against her.  Suddenly her vast qualifications mean squat because inexperienced Len—who is tall, handsome, and male—just seems more like a leader.  When Eliza’s frustration spills out in a viral essay, she finds herself inspiring a feminist movement she never meant to start, and to make things more complicated, she just might be falling for the face of the patriarchy himself...

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Duke, Actually by Jenny Holiday

"Holiday’s knack for writing witty banter is on full display here, with Dani and Max's escalating text messages and phone conversations showing a deepening friendship between them... This slow-burn romance will appeal to readers who enjoy the friends-to-lovers trope." —Kirkus Reviews

Maximillian von Hansburg, Baron of Laudon and heir to the Duke of Aquilla, is not having a merry Christmas.  He’s been dumped by a princess, he’s unemployed, and his domineering father has sent him to New York to meet a prospective bride he has no interest in.  In the city, he meets Dani Martinez, a smart (and gorgeous) professor he’s determined to befriend before their best friends marry in the Eldovian wedding of the century.  It’s all fun and games until their friendship deepens into attraction...  

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