Hottest Romance 2023 Books

Hot under the collar? You will be with our listing of the hottest 2023 romance books.

2023, can you start already? The upcoming romance 2023 releases look so promising that we’re willing to rush things a bit! If you are looking for the best romance books to read in 2023, we’ve got you covered.

Check out our guide to the most anticipated romantic novels of 2023 below and be sure to let us know your favorites in the comments.



Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute sees rivals Bradley and Celine sign up for a survival course in the woods. Typically, they soon find themselves battling more than just their academic differences as they try to endure the great outdoors—and each other. From New York Times best-selling author of the Brown Sisters trilogy comes this humorous story full of unexpected turns. Sounds delightful!

Exes and O's

The cover has us saying Exes and Ooooooh’s. It’s simply gorgeous. The book centers on a “romance novel-obsessed social media influencer who revisits her exes on her hunt for true love.” We’re in!

Jasper Vale (The Edens #4)

That cover! Devney Perry’s small town, fake relationship romance has us counting down the days. January can’t get here fast enough.

Not Your Ex's Hexes (Supernatural Singles #2)

The cover alone has us excited! Not Your Ex’s Hexes is the second instalment in the Supernatural Singles book series by April Asher. It is expected to be released on February 7, 2023. A one-night-stand happens between Rose Maxwell, a witch, and a half-demon, Damian Adams.

Rose steps down from becoming Prima on Supernatural Council to focus on herself. Rose gets sentenced to community service at Damian’s animal sanctuary. Soon, she discovers her calling but Damian disapproves of her becoming a hunter.

He finds that advising the headstrong witch not to do anything ensures that she will do it. Damian has emotions for her that he shouldn’t have because of his ex’s curse. If he falls in love, he will lose his humanity along with his heart. 

Radiant Sin (Dark Olympus #4)

Fall in love with the captivating golden god, Apollo, in Radient Sin by Katee Robert. Experience a modern twist on the beloved tale of Apollo and Cassandra, as they navigate through the dangerous realm of Olympus, kept secret by Apollo himself. With alluring romance and the fate of Olympus at stake, readers are sure to be hard-pressed not to follow these two on their scorching journey.

Hail Mary

Love and rivalry come together in Hail Mary, the thrilling finale of Kandi Steiner’s Red Zone Rivals series. What happens when two rivals are forced to share a room? Sparks will fly as tattoo apprentice and take-no-shit attitude meets university star running back with an ego to match. Don’t miss out on this winter’s steamy conclusion of the Red Zone Rivals series. It’s sure to be a wild ride!

Things We Hide from the Light (Knockemout #2)

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lucy Score brings us back to Knockemout, Virginia for the next installment of the series. Nash Morgan, a chief of police shot and struggling with nightmares meets his new neighbor Lina, and discovers an electric connection between them. Despite secrets that threaten to ruin their chance at something more than a fling, Nash is determined to make Lina his and face the danger that nearly killed him. Will they find something real or will it all be just a fantasy?

The New Guy

Two passionate hockey players, born to be on the ice together. Hudson Newgate is a talented player who has been traded around teams and now faces his last chance at Brooklyn. He’s determined to keep his head up high and prove he’s still got what it takes.

Gavin is an athletic trainer new to the team, and living in the same building as Hudson. He’s a single dad with responsibilities, so he can’t afford to mix business with pleasure; but when sparks fly between him and the ‘New Guy’, it’s impossible for them to resist. Will their heated connection be enough to distract from their professional ambitions and prove that true love really does conquer all?

Forever (The Lair of the Wolven #2)

We simply can’t wait for this one! Lydia Susi and Daniel Joseph are back in Forever, the second instalment in the bestselling Wolven book series by #1 New York Times bestselling author J.R. Ward.

Lydia Susi is a passionate girl and wants to protect wolves. Daniel is mysterious but Lydia trusts him. They are back in another thrilling and steamy adventure in the Lair of the Wolven series. It is expected to be released on March 28, 2023.

The Secret Service of Tea and Treason

PLOT: Two rival spies must brave pirates, witches, and fake matrimony to save the Queen.

Known as Agent A, Alice is the top operative within the Agency of Undercover Note Takers, a secret government intelligence group that is fortunately better at espionage than at naming itself. From managing deceptive witches to bored aristocratic ladies, nothing is beyond Alice’s capabilities. She has a steely…

Bewitched (Bewitched #1)

Selene Bowers dreams of proving herself and being accepted into the Henbane Coven. On a quest, her magic awakens and she loses her memories – only to find herself in the middle of a dangerous plot. Faced with accusations of murder, Selene must team up with her nemesis for answers – what they discover will change everything. An enchanting witch fantasy journey awaits!

Happy Place

Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2023 by BuzzFeed ∙ Paste Magazine ∙ Southern Living ∙ and more!

A couple who broke up months ago pretend to still be together for their annual weeklong vacation with their best friends in this glittering and wise new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Henry.

Harriet and Wyn have been the perfect couple since they met in college—they go together like salt and pepper, honey and tea, lobster and rolls. Except, now—for reasons they’re still not discussing—they don’t.

They broke up five months ago. And still haven’t told their best friends.

Which is how they find themselves sharing a bedroom at the Maine cottage that has been their friend group’s yearly getaway for the last decade. Their annual respite from the world, where for one vibrant, blissful week they leave behind their daily lives; have copious amounts of cheese, wine, and seafood; and soak up the salty coastal air with the people who understand them most.

Only this year, Harriet and Wyn are lying through their teeth while trying not to notice how desperately they still want each other. Because the cottage is for sale and this is the last week they’ll all have together in this place. They can’t stand to break their friends’ hearts, and so they’ll play their parts. Harriet will be the driven surgical resident who never starts a fight, and Wyn will be the laid-back charmer who never lets the cracks show. It’s a flawless plan (if you look at it from a great distance and through a pair of sunscreen-smeared sunglasses). After years of being in love, how hard can it be to fake it for one week…in front of those who know you best?

Meet Me at the Lake Paperback

Carley Fortune’s upcoming 2023 novel, Meet Me At The Lake, tells the story of two strangers whose fateful encounter leads to a daylong adventure that has far-reaching consequences, testing their promise and developing into a life-changing experience. Follow along in this New York Times bestselling author’s breathtaking tale.

The True Love Experiment

The True Love Experiment by Christina Lauren is a must-read for romance fans! Fizzy and Connor are two dreamers with different approaches to life, but when they join forces, their relationship sizzles. As the pair work together to create a Hollywood love story, they find themselves developing unexpected feelings which could either make or break their project. Will they be able to keep everything professionally in check and make it in Tinseltown, or will their attraction pull them off-script?

Elsie Hannaway is a theoretical physicist by day and a fake girlfriend-for-hire by night. As she strives to land tenure while also making ends meet, Elsie must use her people-pleasing skills in order to be whatever version of herself the client requires. From New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis and Love on the Brain this romantic comedy explores the intersecting lives of rival physicists, academic feuds and fake dating shenanigans. This novel promises to be a delightful STEMinist read!

From Cold World, With Love

A delightful enemies-to-lovers comedy from Alicia Thompson. With Love, From Cold World, centers on Lauren Fox and Asa Williamson, coworkers who are on two different pages when it comes to having fun. With their workplace in danger of closing, an unexpected rivalry bubbles between them as they compete for the best idea to save the day. Will sparks begin to fly through the rivalry? Do birds suddenly appear every time a highly-anticpated romance book is near!?

The Love Plot

The Love Plot by Samantha Young centers on Star Shine Meadows, a free-spirited gig worker and Rafe Whitman, an uptight New Yorker veterinarian. When their paths cross at a birthday party, Rafe offers Star money to pretend to be his girlfriend when his family pressures him to find “the one.” But as they struggle to maintain their charade, Star and Rafe’s powerful chemistry threatens to tear down the facade. Can two opposites overcome their differences and find true love? This sure-to-be hilarious romantic read already has us guessing!

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