The Best Romance & Chick Lit Books of 2021 (Anticipated)

2021 best romance chick lit and rom com books novels

There’s lots of fun and romantic chick lit books and romance novels in store for 2021!

This is a list of the Best (Anticipated) Romance & Chick Lit Books of 2021. I’ll be updating this list as the year progresses and books get released. Happy reading!

For more books coming soon, see the list of Upcoming New Release Books.

Malibu Rising
Taylor Jenkins Reid

What It's About: An alternate cover edition for this ISBN can be found here.

Four famous siblings throw an epic party to celebrate the end of the summer. But over the course of twenty-four hours, their lives will change forever.

Malibu: August 1983. It’s the day of Nina Riva’s annual end-of-summer party, and anticipation is at a fever pitch...

Publication Date: May 27, 2021
physical tbr historical fiction books i own

The Heart Principle (The Kiss Quotient, #3)
Helen Hoang

What It's About: A woman struggling with burnout learns to embrace the unexpected—and the man she enlists to help her—in this new New York Times bestselling romance by Helen Hoang.

When violinist Anna Sun accidentally achieves career success with a viral YouTube video, she finds herself incapacitated and burned out from her attempts to replicate that moment...

Publication Date: August 31, 2021
contemporary physical tbr contemporary romance

Golden Girl
Elin Hilderbrand

What It's About:

Publication Date: Not Available

Everything After
Jill Santopolo

What It's About: The Light We Lost mixes with a touch of Daisy Jones and the Six in this novel of first love, passion, and the power of choice--and how we cannot escape the people we are meant to be.

Two loves. Two choices. One chance to follow her dreams.

Emily has come a long way since she lost her two passions fifteen years ago: music, and Rob...

Publication Date: March 9, 2021
romance 2021 reads contemporary

People We Meet on Vacation
Emily Henry

What It's About: Two best friends. Ten summer trips. One last chance to fall in love.

Poppy and Alex. Alex and Poppy. They have nothing in common. She’s a wild child; he wears khakis. She has insatiable wanderlust; he prefers to stay home with a book. And somehow, ever since a fateful car share home from college many years ago, they are the very best of friends...

Publication Date: May 11, 2021
romance physical tbr books i own

The Road Trip
Beth O'Leary

What It's About: Addie and her sister are about to embark on an epic road trip to a friend's wedding in the north of Scotland. The playlist is all planned and the snacks are packed.

But, not long after setting off, a car slams into the back of theirs. The driver is none other than Addie's ex, Dylan, who she's avoided since their traumatic break-up two years earlier...

Publication Date: April 17, 2021
romance physical tbr contemporary

Second First Impressions
Sally Thorne

What It's About: Distraction (n): an extreme agitation of the mind or emotions.

Ruthie Midona has worked the front desk at the Providence Luxury Retirement Villa for six years, dedicating her entire adult life to caring for the Villa’s residents, maintaining the property (with an assist from DIY YouTube tutorials), and guarding the endangered tortoises that live in the Villa’s gardens...

Publication Date: April 13, 2021
contemporary contemporary romance dnf

Much Ado About You
Samantha Young

What It's About: At thirty-three-years old Evangeline Starling's life in Chicago is missing that special something. And when she's passed over for promotion at work, Evie realizes she needs to make a change. Some time away to regain perspective might be just the thing. In a burst of impulsivity, she plans a holiday in a quaint English village...

Publication Date: February 2, 2021
contemporary contemporary romance chick lit

Act Your Age, Eve Brown (The Brown Sisters #3)
Talia Hibbert

What It's About: Det er aldrig med vilje, men hvor end Eve Brown går, følger katastrofer i kølvandet. Da endnu en kortlivet karriere – denne gang som bryllupsplanlægger – kuldsejler, kræver hendes forældre, at hun tager sig sammen og bliver voksen.

Jacob Wayne er en kontrolfreak per excellence, og han forventer intet mindre end perfektion fra sine ansatte på sin B&B...

Publication Date: March 9, 2021
contemporary contemporary romance audiobook

Twice Shy
Sarah Hogle

What It's About: Can you find real love when you've always got your head in the clouds?

Maybell Parish has always been a dreamer and a hopeless romantic. But living in her own world has long been preferable to dealing with the disappointments of real life. So when Maybell inherits a charming house in the Smokies from her Great-Aunt Violet, she seizes the opportunity to make a fresh start...

Publication Date: April 6, 2021
contemporary contemporary romance dnf

The Dating Plan
Sara Desai

What It's About: Daisy Patel is a software engineer who understands lists and logic better than bosses and boyfriends. With her life all planned out, and no interest in love, the one thing she can't give her family is the marriage they expect. Left with few options, she asks her childhood crush to be her decoy fiance...

Publication Date: March 16, 2021
botm physical tbr contemporary

Life's Too Short (The Friend Zone #3)
Abby Jimenez

What It's About: A brilliant and touching romantic comedy from the USA Today bestselling author of The Friend Zone and The Happy Ever After Playlist. 

When Vanessa Price quit her job to pursue her dream of traveling the globe, she wasn't expecting to gain millions of YouTube followers who shared her joy of seizing every moment...

Publication Date: April 6, 2021
romance physical tbr contemporary

One Last Stop
Casey McQuiston

What It's About: For cynical twenty-three-year-old August, moving to New York City is supposed to prove her right: that things like magic and cinematic love stories don’t exist, and the only smart way to go through life is alone. She can’t imagine how waiting tables at a 24-hour pancake diner and moving in with too many weird roommates could possibly change that...

Publication Date: June 1, 2021
lgbtq physical tbr lgbt

A Lady's Formula for Love (The Secret Scientists of London #1)
Elizabeth Everett

What It's About: What is a Victorian lady's formula for love? Mix one brilliant noblewoman and her enigmatic protection officer. Add in a measure of danger and attraction. Heat over the warmth of humor and friendship, and the result is more than simple chemistry—it's elemental.

Lady Violet Hughes is keeping secrets...

Publication Date: February 9, 2021
historical romance historical fiction historical

You Have a Match
Emma Lord

What It's About: A new love, a secret sister, and a summer she'll never forget.

When Abby signs up for a DNA service, it’s mainly to give her friend and secret love interest, Leo, a nudge. After all, she knows who she is already: Avid photographer. Injury-prone tree climber. Best friend to Leo and Connie … although ever since the B...

Publication Date: January 12, 2021
young adult romance contemporary

Lisa Scottoline

What It's About: What war destroys, only love can heal.

Elisabetta, Marco, and Sandro grow up as the best of friends despite their differences. Elisabetta is a feisty beauty who dreams of becoming a novelist; Marco the brash and athletic son in a family of professional cyclists; and Sandro a Jewish mathematics prodigy, kind-hearted and thoughtful, the son of a lawyer and a doctor...

Publication Date: March 1, 2021
historical fiction wwii historical

2021 best romance chick lit and rom com books novels

2021 best romance chick lit and rom com books novels

2021 best romance chick lit and rom com books novels

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