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2023 Most Anticipated Romance Reads: January to June

This post contains affiliate links. In addition, many of these books are written by friends and some are published by my publisher. None of that has any effect on this list!

Howdy friends! I cannot believe we are staring 2023 in the face, but here we are, looking forward to another new year. I’m not going to say too much here because I have about a thousand books for you to add to your 2023 TBRs (okay, that might be a slight exaggeration!). Suffice to say, we’re in for another good year of books! Let’s dive in!

January 3rd

Token by Beverley Kendall: I haven’t heard much about this one, but I was drawn in by the cover!

January 10th

Exes and O’s by Amy Lea: I’ve already read this one and it’s delightful!

Lunar Love by Lauren Kung Jessen: I’ve read this one too and it is also delightful!

January 17th

The Year of Cecily by Lisa Lin: I love books with lists and this one has a list of resolutions and is therefore perfect for the new year.

A Guide to Being Just Friends by Sophie Sullivan: Because we know how that works out!

January 24th

Do I Know You by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka: These two are on another level. I’m about halfway through this one and it is chef’s kiss.

The Duke Gets Even by Joanna Shupe: If you’ve read any of my past lists, you know Joanna is a goddess who can do no wrong in my book (or hers).

January 31st

Georgie, All Along by Kate Clayborn: Guys. This book is a damn masterpiece.

Sorry, Bro by Taleen Voskuni: Here’s hoping 2023 is the year of sapphic romances because I want them all and I’ll start with this one!

Behind the Scenes by Karelia Stetz-Waters: I absolutely loved Karelia’s last book so I can’t wait to see what’s in store with this one!

February 7th (aka best release date ever!)

Not Your Ex’s Hexes by April Asher: I was super late in reading April’s last book which is good for me because I don’t have to wait too long for this one!

Radiant Sin by Katee Robert: Did I have a mild panic attack when I learned I shared a release date with thee Katee Robert? Yes, yes I did.

For Twice in My Life by Annette Christie: I got to read this one super early and it is adorable!


February 21st

For Her Consideration by Amy Spalding: You all know I am trash for celebrity romance.

Best Served Hot by Amanda Elliott: Always here for a foodie romance!

February 28th

Too Wrong to Be Right by Melonie Johnson: I read an early copy of this one and it’s so cute and fun!

The Neighbor Favor by Kristina Forest: Always here for books about bookish people!

March 7th

A Witch’s Guide to Fake Dating a Demon by Sarah Hawley: I cannot wait to get my hands on this fantasy rom-com!

Real Love by Rachel Lindsay: I loved Rachel on the Bachelorette and something tells me I’m going to enjoy the writing in this one!

March 14th

The Love Wager by Lynn Painter: I read my first Lynn book in 2022 and cannot wait for more!

Love and Other Flight Delays by Denise Williams: If Denise writes it, I’m reading it!

March 21st

The Only Game in Town by Lacie Waldon: I think this book is going to be a little different from Lacie’s first two and I’m excited to see where she takes it.

Ellie is Cool Now by Victoria Fulton and Faith McClaren: I’ve had the pleasure of meeting these two in person and they were absolutely lovely!

March 28th

Hotel of Secrets by Diana Biller: I loved Diana’s last two books and I’m sure I’ll love this one too.

April 4th

The Plus One by Mazey Eddings: Always here to support my fellow ’22 debuts!

The Do Over by Suzanne Park: First, I am obsessed with this cover. Second, I am obsessed with Suzanne.

Ana Maria and the Fox by Liana De La Rosa: Was I just saying something about cover obsession?

April 11th

To Swoon and to Spar by Martha Waters: I am so in love with this series!

April 18th

The Fiancee Farce by Alexandria Bellefleur: Her first series is one of my all-time faves so I’m excited to see where she goes next!

The Secret Service of Tea and Treason by India Holton: Another one of my favorite series!

April 25th

Happy Place by Emily Henry: You might have heard about this one already?

Just As You Are by Camille Kellogg: Despite not liking Pride and Prejudice, I can’t seem to get enough retellings.

May 2nd

Jana Goes Wild by Farah Heron: Farah is always a safe bet!

May 16th

The True Love Experiment by Christina Lauren: You might have heard of them?

Meet Me at the Lake by Carley Fortune: I read Carley’s first book in one sitting, I’m sure this one will be just as good!

May 23rd

Mrs. Nash’s Ashes by Sarah Adler: I read a really early copy of this one and the voice is absolutely spectacular.

Emma of 83rd Street by Audrey Bellezza and Emily Harding: Always here for an Emma retelling (thanks Clueless!)

May 30th

Once More with Feeling by Elissa Sussman: I am obsessed with Funny You Should Ask so of course I’m counting down the days to this one!

June 6th

Same Time Next Summer by Annabel Monaghan: I was lucky enough to read this one early and it is SO GOOD.

June 13th

Love, Theoretically by Ali Hazelwood: Ali’s books are compulsively readable.

June 20th

Business or Pleasure by Rachel Lynn Solomon: Rachel hits every. single. time.

June 27th

Will They or Won’t They by Ava Wilder: I’m obsessed with Ava’s first book and cannot wait for her second!

Is your bank account crying yet? I’m sure I’m missing several amazing titles from this list (it’s inevitable, and I apologize!) but you know I love sharing my love for books so always keep your eyes out on the blog and my socials for all the things I’m reading and loving! Happy 2023!

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