June 25, 2024

The 15 best romance novels of 2024—so far

Surprise, surprise: Rom-coms still dominate. But moodier contemporary romances are on the rise and historicals are venturing into less-commonly seen eras.
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Book jacket image for My Season of Scandal by Julie Anne Long

My Season of Scandal

Julie Anne Long exquisitely captures sensuous, romantic longing in My Season of Scandal, a love story between an innocent debutante and a notorious politician.
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Book jacket image for Funny Story by Emily Henry

Funny Story

Featuring laugh-out-loud banter and flawed but lovable characters, Funny Story is Emily Henry at her best.
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Just for the Summer

In Abby Jimenez’s superb Just for the Summer, two people cursed a la “Good Luck Chuck” try to break their unlucky streaks by dating each ...
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Book jacket image for Canadian Boyfriend by Jenny Holiday

Canadian Boyfriend

Jenny Holiday’s engaging, introspective Canadian Boyfriend is everything a romance novel should be.
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Book jacket image for A Love Song for Ricki Wilde by Tia Williams

A Love Song for Ricki Wilde

Tia Williams broke out in a big way in 2021 with her emotional second-chance romance, Seven Days in June, and her follow-up novel sounds like ...
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