2024’s Best Rom Com & Romance Books (New & Anticipated)

2024 best romance chick lit and rom com books novels

If you’re in the mood for a rom-com or looking for some romance and meet cutes, this is a list of the Best Rom Com & Romance Books coming in 2024! Get read to add these to your TBR!

Funny Story by Emily Henry is definitely on my reading list. I’m thinking I’ll also probably read The Paradise Problem by Christina Lauren. Beyond that, I think it’ll depend on how the reviews shape up.

This of the best New and Anticipated 2024 Rom Com and Romance New Release Books is based on early reviews and buzz, and of course what I’ve read. I’ll be updating this list as new titles are released or announced, as I read more of these books, etc. — so check back later for more!

Will you be reading any of these titles? Feel free to leave your comments below!

Funny Story
Emily Henry

What It's About: A shimmering, joyful new novel about a pair of opposites with the wrong thing in common.

Daphne always loved the way her fiancé Peter told their story. How they met (on a blustery day), fell in love (over an errant hat), and moved back to his lakeside hometown to begin their life together...

Publication Date: April 23, 2024
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Just for the Summer
Abby Jimenez

What It's About: Justin has a curse, and thanks to a Reddit thread, it's now all over the internet. Every woman he dates goes on to find their soul mate the second they break up. When a woman slides into his DMs with the same problem, they come up with a plan: They'll date each other and break up. Their curses will cancel each other’s out, and they’ll both go on to find the love of their lives...

Publication Date: April 2, 2024
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The Rule Book
Sarah Adams

What It's About: College sweethearts meet again years later, in this highly anticipated romance and companion story to the viral TikTok sensation The Cheat Sheet.

Nora Mackenzie’s entire career lies in the hands of famous NFL tight end Derek Pender who also happens to be her extremely hot college ex-boyfriend...

Publication Date: April 2, 2024
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The Paradise Problem
Christina Lauren

What It's About: Christina Lauren, returns with a delicious new romance between the buttoned-up heir of a grocery chain and his free-spirited artist ex as they fake their relationship in order to receive a massive inheritance.

Anna Green thought she was marrying Liam “West” Weston for access to subsidized family housing while at UCLA...

Publication Date: May 14, 2024
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Not in Love
Ali Hazelwood

What It's About: A forbidden, secret affair proves that all’s fair in love and science—from New York Times bestselling author Ali Hazelwood.

Rue Siebert might not have it all, but she has enough: a few friends she can always count on, the financial stability she yearned for as a kid, and a successful career as a biotech engineer at Kline, one of the most promising start-ups in the field of food science...

Publication Date: June 11, 2024
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Hannah Grace

What It's About: The third in the New York Times bestselling Maple Hills series follows fan-favorite Henry and a bookish fellow student who come up with a plan to help them both overcome their respective challenges in a difficult year.

When his procrastination lands him in a difficult class with his least favorite professor, Henry Turner knows he’s going to have to work extra hard to survive his junior year of college...

Publication Date: June 4, 2024
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The Rom-Commers
Katherine Center

What It's About: She’s rewriting his love story. But can she rewrite her own?

Emma Wheeler desperately longs to be a screenwriter. She’s spent her life studying, obsessing over, and writing romantic comedies—good ones! That win contests! But she’s also been the sole caretaker for her kind-hearted dad, who needs full-time care...

Publication Date: June 11, 2024
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This Summer Will Be Different
Carley Fortune

What It's About: This summer they’ll keep their promise. This summer they won’t give into temptation. This summer will be different.

Lucy is the tourist vacationing at a beach house on Prince Edward Island. Felix is the local who shows her a very good time. The only problem: Lucy doesn’t know he’s her best friend’s younger brother...

Publication Date: May 7, 2024
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I Hope This Doesn't Find You
Ann Liang

What It's About: Snarky and romantic, I Hope This Doesn't Find You is Never Have I Ever meets To All the Boys if Lara Jean wrote hate emails instead of love letters.

Sadie Wen is perfect on paper: school captain, valedictorian, and a "pleasure to have in class." It’s not easy, but she has a trick to keep her model-student smile plastered on her face at all times: she channels all her frustrations into her email drafts...

Publication Date: February 6, 2024
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Ready or Not
Cara Bastone

What It's About: A surprise pregnancy leads to even more life-changing revelations in this heartfelt, slow-burn, friends-to-lovers romance of found family and unexpected love.

Eve Hatch is pretty content with her life. Her apartment in Brooklyn is cozy and close to her childhood best friend Willa, but far from her midwestern, traditional family who never really understood her...

Publication Date: February 13, 2024
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Expiration Dates
Rebecca Serle

What It's About: Being single is like playing the lottery. There’s always the chance that with one piece of paper you could win it all.

From the New York Times bestselling author of In Five Years and One Italian Summer comes the romance that will define a generation.

Daphne Bell believes the universe has a plan for her...

Publication Date: March 19, 2024
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Fangirl Down
Tessa Bailey

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Publication Date: February 13, 2024

2024 best romance chick lit and rom com books novels

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