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: From the New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six . . . 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
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The Heart Principle (The Kiss Quotient, #3)
Helen Hoang

What It's About: USA Today bestselling author Helen Hoang returns with a witty and sizzling new romance that shows how wrong you can be about someone…and how right they can be for you.

To most people, Quan Diep is nothing but a surly-looking, underachieving playboy. The problem is he’s not any of those things...

Publication Date: August 17, 2021
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Golden Girl
Elin Hilderbrand

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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
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People We Meet on Vacation
Emily Henry

What It's About: With one week to win back the best friend she might just be in love with, a travel writer plans the trip of a lifetime in this sparkling new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Beach Read.

Poppy and Alex. Alex and Poppy. They have nothing in common. She's a wild child; he wears khakis...

Publication Date: May 11, 2021
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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 29, 2021
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Second First Impressions
Sally Thorne

What It's About: From the USA Today  bestselling author of The Hating Game and 99 Percent Mine comes the clever, funny, and unforgettable story of a muscular, tattooed man hired as an assistant to two old women—under the watchful eye of a beautiful retirement home manager.

Distraction (n): an extreme agitation of the mind or emotions...

Publication Date: April 13, 2021
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Much Ado About You
Samantha Young

What It's About: The cozy comforts of an English village bookstore open up a world of new possibilities for Evie Starling in this charming new romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Samantha Young.

At thirty-three-years old Evangeline Starling’s life in Chicago is missing that special something...

Publication Date: February 2, 2021
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Act Your Age, Eve Brown (The Brown Sisters #3)
Talia Hibbert

What It's About: In Act Your Age, Eve Brown the flightiest Brown sister crashes into the life of an uptight B&B owner and has him falling hard—literally.

Eve Brown is a certified hot mess. No matter how hard she strives to do right, her life always goes horribly wrong—so she’s given up trying. But when her personal brand of chaos ruins an expensive wedding (someone had to liberate those poor doves), her parents draw the line...

Publication Date: March 9, 2021
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Twice Shy
Sarah Hogle

What It's About: From the author of You Deserve Each Other comes an unconventional and laugh-out-loud new romantic comedy about a woman who inherits a rambling Tennessee estate--and, with it, a groundskeeper whose cranky exterior masks a vulnerability that matches her own.

Maybell Parrish has always been a dreamer...

Publication Date: April 6, 2021
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The Dating Plan
Sara Desai

What It's About: Even with a step-by-step plan, these fake fiances might accidentally fall for each other in this hilarious, heartfelt romantic comedy from the author of The Marriage Game.

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...

Publication Date: March 16, 2021
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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
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One Last Stop
Casey McQuiston

What It's About: From the New York Times bestselling author of Red, White & Royal Blue comes a new romantic comedy that will stop readers in their tracks...

"Dreamy, other worldly, smart, swoony, thoughtful, hilarious - all in all, exactly what you'd expect from Casey McQuiston!" - Jasmine Guillory, New York Times bestselling author of The Proposal and Party for Two

Cynical twenty-three-year old August doesn’t believe in much...

Publication Date: June 1, 2021
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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: March 16, 2021
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You Have a Match
Emma Lord

What It's About: From the beloved author of Tweet Cute comes Emma Lord's You Have a Match, a YA novel of family, friendship, romance and sisterhood…

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...

Publication Date: January 5, 2021
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Lisa Scottoline

What It's About: #1 bestselling author Lisa Scottoline offers a sweeping and shattering epic of historical fiction fueled by shocking true events, the tale of a love triangle that unfolds in the heart of the creeping shadow of fascism.

What war destroys, only love can heal.

Elisabetta, Marco, and Sandro grow up as the best of friends despite their differences...

Publication Date: March 23, 2021
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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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