Most Anticipated Summer and Fall 2021 Romance Novels

I have been reading some amazing romances in 2021. While my reading has been slower than usual, the books that I have been reading have been STELLAR!

I’ve compiled a list of romances that I am looking forward to that are releasing in the second half of 2021. These books are all on my TBR list and I can’t wait to get to them. There’s a mix of contemporary romance, historical romance and paranormal romance! Are you looking forward to the same releases? I’d love to know which books you are most anticipating so I can add them to my ever growing list!

The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood

  • Fake dating, forced proximity romance featuring a STEM heroine!
  • The banter, the meet-cute – it was all so perfect!
  • Definitely a favorite romance of 2021 – add it to your TBR!
  • Releases September 14, 2021

The Dating Playbook by Farrah Rochon

  • Loved the friendship between Taylor, Samiah and London in The Boyfriend Project and I am so excited for Taylor’s story!
  • A sports romance with a fake dating trope – that’s a touchdown in my playbook!
  • Releases August 17, 2021.

Bombshell by Sarah MacLean

  • A new series by Sarah MacLean featuring Lady Sesily and the American – Caleb!
  • These two have made appearances in multiple books and I have been looking forward to their story!
  • Releases August 24, 2021

The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling & Rachel Hawkins

  • A second chance romance featuring witches and curses sounds absolutely bewitching.
  • Releasing right before my favorite holiday – Halloween!
  • Releases October 5, 2021

The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang

  • After seeing Quan in The Kiss Quotient and The Bride Test we finally get his story!
  • A one night stand turns into more than one night…can’t wait to read more!
  • Releases August 31, 2021

A Certain Appeal by Vanessa King

  • A Pride and Prejudice retelling in the world of burlesque sounds amazing!
  • Enemies-to-lovers and forced proximity sounds like the perfect set up for this romance!
  • Releases November 2, 2021

Battle Royal by Lucy Parker

  • I don’t even know where to begin with how much I LOVED this book.
  • Enemies-to-lovers, forced proximity and baking…it deserves a Paul Hollywood handshake!
  • Add this book to your TBR immediately!
  • Releases August 17, 2021

When Stars Collide by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

  • A new book in the Chicago Stars series!!
  • These books actually got me into reading contemporary romance and I am so excited.
  • Forced proximity football romance with plenty of drama!
  • Releases June 29, 2021

Well Matched by Jen DeLuca

  • I’ve been waiting for April and Mitch’s story since reading Well Met!
  • Fake dating + friends-to-lovers is a perfect combo of tropes for this romance!
  • Releases October 19, 2021.

A Lot Like Adios by Alexis Daria

  • After reading You Had Me At Hola last year I couldn’t wait to read the next book in the series!
  • I love a great work place romance and A Lot Like Adios also includes the added benefit of friends-to-lovers which is usually angsty and definitely a favorite trope.
  • Releases September 14, 2021.

All the Feels by Olivia Dade

  • I loved reading Spoiler Alert last year and I am so excited to be getting Alex and Lauren’t story.
  • Forced proximity between a movie star and the person hired to keep him in check is giving me all the feels!
  • Releases October 26, 2021

The Brightest Star in Paris by Diana Biller

  • After reading The Widow of Rose House a few years ago I knew that I was going to need more from this world and especially from Sam’s siblings!
  • Fake dating & second chance romance in Paris sounds so swoony!
  • Releases October 12, 2021

Witches Get Stitches by Juliette Cross

  • I have been LOVING the Stay a Spell series featuring the Savoie sisters!
  • Second chance romance with some paranormal aspects (werewolf + seer) is bound to make this book amazing!
  • Releases July 20, 2021

The Devil and the Heiress by Harper St. George

  • Looking forward to the second book in The Gilded Age Heiresses series featuring Violet and Christian!
  • Forced proximity and a fierce heroine are definitely a great combo for historical romance.
  • Releases June 29, 2021

The Shaadi Set-Up by Lillie Vale

  • Featuring one of my favorite tropes – second chance romance – Shaadi Set-Up has the perfect set up!
  • Add in forced proximity/workplace romance and a matchmaking websites that pairs these two together and this book sounds just about perfect.
  • Releases September 7, 2021.

Payback’s a Witch by Lana Harper

  • After returning home, Emmy discovers that the man she has been seeing has also been leading on her best friend Linden (!!) and dark magic badass Talia.
  • Is Emmy up for revenge and what happens when she starts falling for Talia? Sign me up – this book sounds amazing!!
  • Looking forward to this paranormal F/F romance with plenty of smoke and magic.
  • Releases October 5, 2021

Devil in Disguise by Lisa Kleypas

  • One of my favorite series from Lisa Kleypas is The Ravenels and I am so excited to dive into the seventh book in the series.
  • A widowed lady and a Scot on the run – can’t wait to discover how the devil plays into Devil in Disguise!
  • Releases July 27, 2021

Fastest Way to Fall by Denise Williams

  • After reading and loving the debut novel How to Fail at Flirting last year I am looking forward to the sophomore debut by Denise Williams.
  • A lifestyle columnist researching a new body positivity app ends up falling for the fitness coach and CEO of the company. Sounds absolutely adorable!
  • Releases November 1, 2021

How Sweet It Is by Dylan Newton

  • Event planner falls for bestselling horror author – the premise for this rom-com sounds adorable!
  • I’m a sucker for opposites attract and the set up sounds so sweet!
  • Releases July 13, 2021

Isn’t it Bromantic? by Lyssa Kay Adams

  • The Bromance Book Club is back with their next installment!
  • Friends to lovers/marriage of convenience … but what happens when the marriage isn’t so happy? Marriage of convenience is on my favorite tropes and I’m excited to see how it plays out in Isn’t It Bromantic!
  • Releases July 20, 2021

It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey

  • Schitt’s Creek inspired rom-com between a Hollywood socialite and a grumpy fisherman!
  • If you’re looking for a sweet and sexy grumpy meets sunshine, slow burn romance add It Happened One Summer to your TBR!
  • I devoured It Happened One Summer and can’t wait for the next book in the series!
  • Releases July 13, 2021.

Donut Fall in Love by Jackie Lau

  • Celebrity asks a baker to help teach him all her tricks when he signs up for a celebrity baking episode!
  • I love romances centered around baking/food and can’t wait to read Donut Fall in Love!
  • Releases October 26, 2021


3 thoughts on “Most Anticipated Summer and Fall 2021 Romance Novels

    1. Her book was so good! I am definitely going to re-read it before it releases too! I think you would really like the Stay a Spell series! They’re funny and so 🔥🔥


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