While I’m a romance reader all year round, I find myself especially drawn to romance novels in February — in part because of Valentine’s Day, and also because they’re a great escape on a cold winter’s day. Here are the 10 most recent romance additions to my TBR list.
Ophelia After All by Raquel Marie
A teen girl navigates friendship drama, the end of high school, and discovering her queerness in Ophelia After All, a hilarious and heartfelt contemporary YA debut by author Racquel Marie.
I Think I Love You by Auriane Desombre
A sweet and funny debut novel about falling for someone when you least expect it… and finding out that real life romance is better than anything on screen.
Serendipity: Ten Romantic Tropes, Transformed by Marissa Meyer
From stories of first love, unrequited love, love that surprises, love that’s been there all along, ten of the brightest and award-winning authors writing YA have taken on some of your favorite romantic tropes, embracing them and turning them on their heads.
Love Somebody by Rachel Roasek
A sparkling YA debut rom-com about a popular high-school girl, her ex-boyfriend-turned-best-friend, and the girl they both fall for–perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli or Casey McQuiston.
See You Yesterday by Rachel Lynn Solomon
From the author of Today Tonight Tomorrow comes a magical romance in the vein of Groundhog Day about a girl forced to relive her disastrous first day of college—only to discover that her nemesis is stuck in the time loop with her.
Delilah Green Doesn’t Care by Ashley Herring Blake
A clever and steamy queer romantic comedy about taking chances and accepting love—with all its complications—by debut author Ashley Herring Blake.
The No-Show by Beth O’Leary
Three women who seemingly have nothing in common find that they’re involved with the same man in this smart new rom-com by Beth O’Leary, bestselling author of The Flatshare.
Husband Material by Alexis Hall
I finished reading Boyfriend Material recently and that ending left me wanting more — good thing a sequel is coming out in August to answer the lingering questions I have!
Love and Other Disasters by Anita Kelly
The first openly nonbinary contestant on America’s favorite cooking show falls for their clumsy competitor in this delicious romantic comedy debut “that is both fantastically fun and crack your heart wide open vulnerable.”
Love at First Spite by Anna E. Collins
Falling in love is the ultimate payback in this delightful, breezy romcom about an interior designer who teams up with an enigmatic architect at her firm to get revenge on her ex the only way she knows how: by building a spite house next door.