50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022

Looking for the best contemporary romance books releasing in 2022? Get ready to hit that “pre-order” button because this list features 50+ contemporary romances for adult and young adult readers.

This post about contemporary romance books contains affiliate links, meaning we earn a small commission when you purchase through them.

50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022

It’s no surprise to many, but contemporary romance is one of my absolute favorite genres. I seriously cannot get enough!

There’s just something about the combination of romance, humor, and emotional depth that sets my soul on fire.

And lucky for us romance readers, 2022 is filled with some amazing contemporary romance book releases that you won’t want to miss!

From tons of debut authors to fan-favorites such as Christina Lauren and Tessa Bailey, this list has something for all adult and young adult romance readers.

2022 Contemporary Romance Books

I will do my best to keep this list updated as new books, publication dates, and covers are announced — so be sure to bookmark it!

Also, the books below are organized by release date, but please be mindful that publication dates are subject to change.

Digging Up Love by Chandra Blumberg

Expected Publication Date: January 1st, 2022
Genre: Adult

Digging Up Love | 50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022 | ForeverBookedUp

lisha Blake works her magic in the kitchen, creating delectable desserts for her grandfather’s restaurant in rural Illinois. Though Alisha relishes the close relationship she has with her family, she can’t help but dream about opening a cookie shop in Chicago. She may be a small-town baker, but Alisha has big ambitions.

Then a dinosaur bone turns up in her grandparents’ backyard. When paleontologist Quentin Harris arrives to see the discovery for himself, he’s hoping that the fossil will distract him from a recent painful breakup. Instead, he finds Alisha―and sparks fly…

Check out this book here >>


Love at First Spite by Anna E. Collins

Expected Publication Date: January 4th, 2022
Genre: Adult

Love at First Spite | 50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022 | ForeverBookedUp

They say living well is the best revenge. But sometimes, spreading the misery seems a whole lot more satisfying. That’s interior designer Dani Porter’s justification for buying the vacant lot next to her ex-fiancé’s house…the house they were supposed to live in together, before he cheated on her with their Realtor. Dani plans to build a vacation rental that will a) mess with his view and his peace of mind and b) prove that Dani is not someone to be stepped on. Welcome to project Spite House…

Check out this book here >>


When You Get the Chance by Emma Lord

Expected Publication Date: January 4th, 2022
Genre: Young Adult

When You Get the Chance | 50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022 | ForeverBookedUp

Nothing will get in the way of Millie Price’s dream to become a Broadway star. Not her lovable but super-introverted dad, who after raising Millie alone, doesn’t want to watch her leave home to pursue her dream. Not her pesky and ongoing drama club rival, Oliver, who is the very definition of Simmering Romantic Tension. And not the “Millie Moods,” the feelings of intense emotion that threaten to overwhelm, always at maddeningly inconvenient times. Millie needs an ally. And when a left-open browser brings Millie to her dad’s embarrassingly moody LiveJournal from 2003, Millie knows just what to do. She’s going to find her mom…

Check out this book here >>


Weather Girl by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Expected Publication Date: January 11th, 2022
Genre: Adult

Weather Girl | 50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022 | ForeverBookedUp


Ari Abrams has always been fascinated by the weather, and she loves almost everything about her job as a TV meteorologist. Her boss, legendary Seattle weatherwoman Torrance Hale, is too distracted by her tempestuous relationship with her ex-husband, the station’s news director, to give Ari the mentorship she wants. Ari, who runs on sunshine and optimism, is at her wits’ end. The only person who seems to understand how she feels is sweet but reserved sports reporter Russell Barringer…

Check out this book here >>


The Family You Make (Sunrise Cove #1) by Jill Shalvis

Expected Publication Date: January 11th, 2022
Genre: Adult

The Family You Make | 50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022 | ForeverBookedUp

During the snowstorm of the century Levi Cutler is stranded on a ski lift with a beautiful stranger named Jane. After strong winds hurl the gondola in front of them into the ground, Levi calls his parents to prepare them for the worst…but can’t bring himself to say goodbye. Instead, wanting to fulfill his mother’s lifelong wish, he impulsively tells her he’s happily settled and Jane is his girlfriend–right before his phone dies…

Check out this book here >>


How to Love Your Neighbor by Sophie Sullivan

Expected Publication Date: January 18th, 2022
Genre: Adult

How to Love Your Neighbor | 50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022 | ForeverBookedUp

Interior Design School? Check. Cute house to fix up? Check.

Sexy, grumpy neighbor who is going to get in the way of your plans? Check. Unfortunately.

Grace Travis has it all figured out. In between finishing school and working a million odd jobs, she’ll get her degree and her dream job. Most importantly, she’ll have a place to belong, something her harsh mother could never make. When an opportunity to fix up—and live in—a little house on the beach comes along, Grace is all in. Until her biggest roadblock moves in next door.

Check out this book here >>


Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover

Expected Publication Date: January 18th, 2022
Genre: Adult

Reminders of Him | 50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022 | ForeverBookedUp

After serving five years in prison for a tragic mistake, Kenna Rowan returns to the town where it all went wrong, hoping to reunite with her four-year-old daughter. But the bridges Kenna burned are proving impossible to rebuild. Everyone in her daughter’s life is determined to shut Kenna out, no matter how hard she works to prove herself.

The only person who hasn’t closed the door on her completely is Ledger Ward, a local bar owner and one of the few remaining links to Kenna’s daughter. But if anyone were to discover how Ledger is slowly becoming an important part of Kenna’s life, both would risk losing the trust of everyone important to them.

Check out this book here >>


Love & Other Disasters by Anita Kelly

Expected Publication Date: January 18th, 2022
Genre: Adult

Love & Other Disasters | 50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022 | ForeverBookedUp


Recently divorced and on the verge of bankruptcy, Dahlia Woodson is ready to reinvent herself on the popular reality competition show Chef’s Special. Too bad the first memorable move she makes is falling flat on her face, sending fish tacos flying—not quite the fresh start she was hoping for. Still, she’s focused on winning, until she meets someone she might want a future with more than she needs the prize money…

Check out this book here >>


Running Wild (The Simple Wild #3) by K.A. Tucker

Expected Publication Date: January 25th, 2022
Genre: Adult

Running Wild | 50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022 | ForeverBookedUp

From the internationally bestselling author of The Simple Wild comes a new story in the Wild world featuring veterinarian Marie and her struggles to find her own happily ever after.

Check out this book here >>


The Roughest Draft by Emily Wibberly

Expected Publication Date: January 25th, 2022
Genre: Adult

The Roughest Draft | 50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022 | ForeverBookedUp

Three years ago, Katrina Freeling and Nathan Van Huysen were the brightest literary stars on the horizon, their cowritten books topping bestseller lists. But on the heels of their greatest success, they ended their partnership on bad terms, for reasons neither would divulge to the public. They haven’t spoken since, and never planned to, except they have one final book due on contract.

Check out this book here >>


Getting His Game Back by Gia de Cadenet

Expected Publication Date: January 25th, 2022
Genre: Adult

Getting His Game Back | 50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022 | ForeverBookedUp

Khalil Sarda went through a rough patch last year, but now he’s nearly back to his old self. All he has to do is keep his “stuff” in the past. Real men don’t have depression and go to therapy–or, at least they don’t admit it. He’s ready to focus on his growing chain of barbershops, take care of his beloved Detroit community, and get back to being the ladies’ man his family and friends tease him for being. It’ll be easy . . . until Vanessa throws him completely off his game.

Check out this book here >>


Count Your Lucky Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur

Expected Publication Date: February 1st, 2022
Genre: Adult

Count Your Lucky Stars | 50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022 | ForeverBookedUp

Margot Cooper doesn’t do relationships. She tried and it blew up in her face, so she’ll stick with casual hookups, thank you very much. But now her entire crew has found “the one” and she’s beginning to feel like a fifth wheel. And then fate (the heartless bitch) intervenes. While touring a wedding venue with her engaged friends, Margot comes face-to-face with Olivia Grant—her childhood friend, her first love, her first… well, everything. It’s been ten years, but the moment they lock eyes, Margot’s cold, dead heart thumps in her chest…

Check out this book here >>


Good Girl Complex by Elle Kennedy

Expected Publication Date: February 1st, 2020
Genre: Adult

Good Girl Complex | 50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022 | ForeverBookedUp

She does everything right. So what could go wrong?

Mackenzie “Mac” Cabot is a people pleaser. Her demanding parents. Her prep school friends. Her long-time boyfriend. It’s exhausting, really, always following the rules. Unlike most twenty-year-olds, all she really wants to do is focus on growing her internet business, but first she must get a college degree at her parents’ insistence. That means moving to the beachside town of Avalon Bay, a community made up of locals and the wealthy students of Garnet College…

Check out this book here >>


Lease on Love by Falon Ballard

Expected Publication Date: February 1st, 2020
Genre: Adult

Lease on Love | 50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022 | ForeverBookedUp

She wasn’t looking for love until it landed on her doorstep.

After getting passed over for an overdue—and much-needed—promotion, Sadie Green is in desperate need of three things: a stiff drink, a new place to live, and a one-night stand. When one drink turns into one too many, Sadie mixes up a long-ignored dating app for a roommate-finding app and finds herself on the doorstep of Jack Thomas’s gorgeous Brooklyn brownstone. Too bad she’s more attracted to his impressive real estate than she is to the man himself…

Check out this book here >>


Not the Witch You Wed by April Asher

Expected Publication Date: February 8th, 2022
Genre: Adult

Not the Witch You Wed | 50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022 | ForeverBookedUp

Magic-less witch Violet Maxwell wants nothing to do with alpha wolf shifter Lincoln Thorne—the man who broke her fragile, teenage heart. But when the two of them are forced by arcane Supernatural Laws to find mates, Violet and Lincoln agree to fake-date their way to a fake-mating in order to conjure themselves some time.

Check out this book here >>


Ophelia After All by Racquel Marie

Expected Publication Date: February 8th, 2022
Genre: Young Adult

Ophelia After All | 50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022 | ForeverBookedUp

Ophelia Rojas knows what she likes: her best friends, Cuban food, rose-gardening, and boys – way too many boys. Her friends and parents make fun of her endless stream of crushes, but Ophelia is a romantic at heart. She couldn’t change, even if she wanted to…

Check out this book here >>


The Rebound by Catherine Walsh

Expected Publication Date: February 14th, 2022
Genre: Adult

The Rebound | 50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022 | ForeverBookedUp

A newly single girl. A tall dark handsome stranger. What could go wrong?

It’s 7 a.m. on a Monday morning and Abby Reynolds isn’t where she wants to be. She wants to be in her beautiful loft apartment in Manhattan, drinking a coffee with her fiancé.

Instead, she’s heading back to the childhood home in rural Ireland she swore she’d never return to, with some big old secrets. Namely that she’s suddenly found herself unemployed, homeless, and absolutely 100% single…

Check out this book here >>


A Perfect Equation by Elizabeth Everett

Expected Publication Date: February 15th, 2022
Genre: Adult

A Perfect Equation | 50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022 | ForeverBookedUp

Six years ago, Miss Letitia Fenley made a mistake, and she’s lived with the consequences ever since. Readying herself to compete for the prestigious Rosewood Prize for Mathematics, she is suddenly asked to take on another responsibility—managing Athena’s Retreat, a secret haven for England’s women scientists. Having spent the last six years on her own, Letty doesn’t want the offers of friendship from other club members and certainly doesn’t need any help from the insufferably attractive Lord Greycliff…

Check out this book here >>


I’m So (Not) Over You by Kosoko Jackson

Expected Publication Date: February 22nd, 2022
Genre: Adult

I'm So (Not) Over You | 50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022 | ForeverBookedUp

It’s been months since aspiring journalist Kian Andrews has heard from his ex-boyfriend, Hudson Rivers, but an urgent text has them meeting at a café. Maybe Hudson wants to profusely apologize for the breakup. Or confess his undying love. . . But no, Hudson has a favor to ask–he wants Kian to pretend to be his boyfriend while his parents are in town, and Kian reluctantly agrees

Check out this book here >>


Delilah Green Doesn’t Care by Ashley Herring Blake

Expected Publication Date: February 22nd, 2022
Genre: Adult

Delilah Green Doesn't Care | 50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022 | ForeverBookedUp

Delilah Green swore she would never go back to Bright Falls—nothing is there for her but memories of a lonely childhood where she was little more than a burden to her cold and distant stepfamily. Her life is in New York, with her photography career finally gaining steam and her bed never empty. Sure, it’s a different woman every night, but that’s just fine with her.

When Delilah’s estranged stepsister, Astrid, pressures her into photographing her wedding with a guilt trip and a five-figure check, Delilah finds herself back in the godforsaken town that she used to call home.

Check out this book here >>


Hook, Line, and Sinker (Bellinger Sisters #2) by Tessa Bailey

Expected Publication Date: March 1st, 2020
Genre: Adult

Hook, Line, and Sinker | 50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022 | ForeverBookedUp

King crab fisherman Fox Thornton has a reputation as a sexy, carefree flirt. Everyone knows he’s a guaranteed good time–in bed and out–and that’s exactly how he prefers it. Until he meets Hannah Bellinger. She’s immune to his charm and looks, but she seems to enjoy his… personality? And wants to be friends? Bizarre. But he likes her too much to risk a fling, so platonic pals it is…

Check out this book here >>


A Brush with Love by Mazy Eddings

Expected Publication Date: March 1st, 2022
Genre: Adult

A Brush with Love | 50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022 | ForeverBookedUp

Harper is anxiously awaiting placement into a top oral surgery residency program when she crashes (literally) into Dan. Harper would rather endure a Novocaine-free root canal than face any distractions, even one this adorable…

Check out this book here >>


By Any Other Name by Lauren Kate

Expected Publication Date: March 1st, 2022
Genre: Adult

By Any Other Name | 50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022 | ForeverBookedUp

With a successful career as a romance editor, and an engagement to a man who checks off all ninety-nine boxes on her carefully curated list, Lanie’s more than good. She’s killing it. Then she’s given the opportunity of a lifetime: to work with world-renowned author and her biggest inspiration in love and life—the Noa Callaway. All Lanie has to do is cure Noa’s writer’s block and she’ll get the promotion she’s always dreamed of. Simple, right?

Check out this book here >>


Mr. Wrong Number by Lynn Painter

Expected Publication Date: March 1st, 2022
Genre: Adult

Mr. Wrong Number | 50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022 | ForeverBookedUp

Bad luck has always followed Olivia Marshall…or maybe she’s just the screw-up her family thinks she is. But when a “What are you wearing?” text from a random wrong number turns into the hottest, most entertaining—albeit anonymous—relationship of her life, she thinks things might be on the upswing….

Check out this book here >>


If You Ask Me by Libby Hubscher

Expected Publication Date: March 8th, 2022
Genre: Adult

If You Ask Me | 50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022 | ForeverBookedUp

Violet Covington pens Dear Sweetie, the most popular advice column in the state of North Carolina. She has an answer for how to politely handle any difficult situation…until she discovers her husband, Sam, has been cheating on her. Furious and out of sensible solutions, Violet leaves her filter at the door and turns to her column to air her own frustrations. The new, brutally honest Dear Sweetie goes viral, sending more shock waves through Violet’s life. When she burns Sam’s belongings in a front-yard, late-night bonfire, a smoking-hot firefighter named Dez shows up to douse the flames, and an unexpected fling quickly shows potential to become something longer lasting…

Check out this book here >>


Dating Dr. Dil: A Novel by Nisha Sharma

Expected Publication Date: March 15th, 2022
Genre: Adult

Dating Dr. Dil: A Novel | 50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022 | ForeverBookedUp

Kareena Mann dreams of having a love story like her parents, but she prefers restoring her classic car to swiping right on dating apps. When her father announces he’s selling her mother’s home, Kareena makes a deal with him: he’ll gift her the house if she can get engaged in four months. Her search for her soulmate becomes impossible when her argument with Dr. Prem Verma, host of The Dr. Dil Show, goes viral. Now the only man in her life is the one she doesn’t want

Check out this book here >>


Being Mary Bennet by J.C. Peterson

Expected Publication Date: March 15th, 2022
Genre: Young Adult

Being Mary Bennet | 50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022 | ForeverBookedUp

It is a truth universally acknowledged that every bookworm secretly wishes to be Lizzie Bennet.

A less acknowledged truth is that Mary Bennet might be a better fit.

For seventeen-year-old Marnie Barnes, who’s convinced she is the long-suffering protagonist of her life, this revelation comes at the end of a series of self-induced disasters that force her to confront a devastating truth: Marnie has more in common with Mary Bennet—the utterly forgettable middle sister—than the effervescent Lizzie…

Check out this book here >>


Savvy Sheldon Feels Good as Hell by Taj McCoy

Expected Publication Date: March 22nd, 2022
Genre: Adult

Savvy Sheldon Feels Good as Hell | 50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022 | ForeverBookedUp

Savvy Sheldon spends a lot of time tiptoeing around various aspects of her life: her high-stress and low-thanks job, her clueless boyfriend, and the falling-apart kitchen she inherited from her beloved grandma who taught her how to cook and how to love people by feeding them. When Savvy’s complacency (and her sexy new lingerie) reaches a breaking point, she knows it’s time for some renovations…

Check out this book here >>


Love from Scratch by Kaitlyn Hill

Expected Publication Date: April 5th, 2022
Genre: Young Adult

Love from Scratch | 50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022 | ForeverBookedUp

This summer, Reese Camden is trading sweet tea and Southern hospitality for cold brew and crisp coastal air. She’s landed her dream marketing internship at Friends of Flavor, a wildly popular cooking channel in Seattle. The only problem? Benny Beneventi, the relentlessly charming, backwards-baseball-cap-wearing culinary intern–and her main competition for the fall job…

Check out this book here >>


The Wedding Crasher by Mia Sosa

Expected Publication Date: April 5th, 2022
Genre: Adult

The Wedding Crasher | 50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022 | ForeverBookedUp

The USA Today bestselling author of The Worst Best Man is back with another hilarious #ownvoices rom-com about two strangers who get trapped in a lie and have to fake date their way out of it.

Check out this book here >>


This May End Badly by Samantha Markum

Expected Publication Date: April 12th, 2022
Genre: Young Adult

This May End Badly | 50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022 | ForeverBookedUp

Pranking mastermind Doe and her motley band of Weston girls are determined to win the century-long war against Winfield Academy before the clock ticks down on their senior year. But when their headmistress announces that The Weston School will merge with its rival the following year, their longtime feud spirals into chaos…

Check out this book here >>


Part of Your World by Abby Jimenez

Expected Publication Date: April 19th, 2022
Genre: Adult

Part of Your World | 50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022 | ForeverBookedUp

After a wild bet, gourmet grilled-cheese sandwich, and cuddle with a baby goat, Alexis Montgomery has had her world turned upside down. The cause: Daniel Grant, a ridiculously hot carpenter who’s ten years younger than her and as casual as they come—the complete opposite of sophisticated city-girl Alexis. And yet their chemistry is undeniable…

Check out this book here >>


Flirting with Fate (Flirting with Fate #1) by J.C. Cervantes

Expected Publication Date: April 19th, 2022
Genre: Young Adult

Flirting with Fate | 50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022 | ForeverBookedUp

Ava Granados will never forgive herself for being late to her beloved Nana’s deathbed. For generations, blessings have been passed to the women in her family upon death, but due to a freaky flash flood that left Ava in a fender bender with a mysterious boy, she arrived seconds too late to for Nana’s blessing—instead, all she gets is the wash of regret on her sisters’ faces…

Check out this book here >>


Every Word You Never Said by Jordon Greene

Expected Publication Date: April 26th, 2022
Genre: Young Adult

Every Word You Never Said | 50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022 | ForeverBookedUp


Skylar Gray is adopted, nonverbal, and he feels most comfortable wearing skirts. Life has never been easy, but with a fresh start at a brand-new school, with new parents and in a new state, he just might finally make some friends. Maybe. Honestly it’s hard to focus on anything when gorgeous rocker boy Jacob is around. But it’s hard for Skylar to trust anyone when people have always been quick to ditch him at the first inconvenience; they always seem more than ready to judge him as defective. And the bullies love to confirm it. Skylar has only ever had himself, so why would anything be different this time?

Check out this book here >>


Book Lovers by Emily Henry

Expected Publication Date: May 3rd, 2022
Genre: Adult

Book Lovers | 50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022 | ForeverBookedUp

Nora Stephens’ life is books—she’s read them all—and she is not that type of heroine. Not the plucky one, not the laidback dream girl, and especially not the sweetheart. In fact, the only people Nora is a heroine for are her clients, for whom she lands enormous deals as a cutthroat literary agent, and her beloved little sister Libby.

Which is why she agrees to go to Sunshine Falls, North Carolina for the month of August when Libby begs her for a sisters’ trip away—with visions of a small town transformation for Nora, who she’s convinced needs to become the heroine in her own story…

Check out this book here >>


See You Yesterday by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Expected Publication Date: May 3rd, 2022
Genre: Young Adult

See You Yesterday | 50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022 | ForeverBookedUp

Barrett Bloom is hoping college will be a fresh start after her messy high school experience. But when school starts on September 21st, everything goes wrong. She can’t switch out of her Physics 101 class even after being humiliated by the awkward guy sitting next to her, and she botches her interview for the college paper. At a frat party that night, she accidentally tips over a tiki torch and sets the place on fire. She panics and flees, and when she realizes her roommate locked her out of their dorm, she falls asleep on a couch in the common room.

The next morning, Barrett’s perplexed to find herself back in her dorm room bed, no longer smelling of ashes and crushed dreams. It’s September 21st. Again…

Check out this book here >>


Under One Roof by Ali Hazelwood

Expected Publication Date: May 3rd, 2022
Genre: Young Adult

Under One Roof | 50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022 | ForeverBookedUp

A scientist should never cohabitate with her annoyingly hot nemesis – it leads to combustion.

Mara, Sadie, and Hannah are friends first, scientists always. Though their fields of study might take them to different corners of the world, they can all agree on this universal truth: when it comes to love and science, opposites attract and rivals make you burn….

Check out this book here >>


Never Been Kissed (Boy Meets Boy #1) by Timothy Janovsky

Expected Publication Date: May 3rd, 2022
Genre: Young Adult

Never Been Kissed | 50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022 | ForeverBookedUp


Wren Roland has never been kissed, but he wants that movie-perfect ending more than anything. Feeling nostalgic on the eve of his birthday, he sends emails to all the boys he (ahem) loved before he came out. Morning brings the inevitable Oh God What Did I Do?, but he brushes that panic aside. Why stress about it? None of his could-have-beens are actually going to read the emails, much less respond. Right?

Check out this book here >>


Set on You by Amy Lea

Expected Publication Date: May 10th, 2022
Genre: Adult

Set on You | 50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022 | ForeverBookedUp

Curvy fitness influencer Crystal Chen built her career shattering gym stereotypes and mostly ignoring the trolls. After her recent breakup, she has little stamina left for men, instead finding solace in the gym – her place of power and positivity.

Enter firefighter Scott Ritchie, the smug new gym patron who routinely steals her favorite squat rack. Sparks fly as these ultra-competitive foes battle for gym domination. But after a series of escalating jabs, the last thing they expect is to run into each other at their grandparents’ engagement party…

Check out this book here >>


Starry-Eyed Love by Helena Hunting

Expected Publication Date: May 10th, 2022
Genre: Adult

Starry-Eyed Love | 50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022 | ForeverBookedUp

Having just broken up with her boyfriend, London Spark is not in the mood to be hit on. Especially not when she’s out celebrating her single status with her sisters. So when a very attractive man pays for their drinks and then slips her his number, she passes it right back to him with a ‘thanks, but no thanks’. As the business administrator for their family’s event hotel, the Spark House, London has more important things to worry about, like bringing in new clientele…

Check out this book here >>


Café Con Lychee by Emery Lee

Expected Publication Date: May 10th, 2022
Genre: Young Adult

Cafe Con Lychee | 50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022 | ForeverBookedUp

Theo Mori wants to escape. Leaving Vermont for college means getting away from working at his parents’ Asian American café and dealing with their archrivals’ hopeless son Gabi who’s lost the soccer team more games than Theo can count.

Gabi Moreno is miserably stuck in the closet. Forced to play soccer to hide his love for dance and iced out by Theo, the only openly gay guy at school, Gabi’s only reprieve is his parents’ Puerto Rican bakery and his plans to take over after graduation…

Check out this book here >>


A Show for Two by Tashie Bhuiyan

Expected Publication Date: May 10th, 2022
Genre: Young Adult

A Show for Two | 50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022 | ForeverBookedUp

Mina Rahman has a plan for her future:
• Finally win the Golden Ivy student film competition
• Get into her dream school across the country
• Leave New York City behind once and for all

Mina’s ticket to winning the competition falls into her lap when indie film star—and known heartbreaker—Emmitt Ramos enrolls in her high school under a secret identity to research his next role…

Check out this book here >>


Something Wilder by Christina Lauren

Expected Publication Date: May 17th, 2022
Genre: Adult

Something Wilder | 50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022 | ForeverBookedUp

Growing up the daughter of notorious treasure hunter and absentee father, Duke Wilder left Lily without much patience for the profession…or much money in the bank. But Lily is nothing if not resourceful, and now uses Duke’s coveted hand-drawn maps to guide tourists on fake treasure hunts through the red rock canyons of Utah. It pays the bills but doesn’t leave enough to fulfill her dream of buying back the beloved ranch her father sold years ago, and definitely not enough to deal with the sight of the man she once loved walking back into her life with a motley crew of friends ready to hit the trails. Frankly, Lily would like to take him out into the wilderness—and leave him there…

Check out this book here >>


You, Me and Our Heartstrings by Melissa See

Expected Publication Date: May 31st, 2022
Genre: Young Adult

You, Me and Our Heartstrings | 50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022 | ForeverBookedUp

Daisy and Noah have the same plan: use the holiday concert to land a Julliard audition. But when they’re chosen to play a duet for the concert, they worry that their differences will sink their chances…

Check out this book here >>


As Seen On TV by Meredith Schorr

Expected Publication Date: June 7th, 2022
Genre: Adult

As Seen On TV | 50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022 | ForeverBookedUp

Emerging journalist Adina Gellar is done with dating in New York City. If she’s learned anything from made-for-TV romance movies, it’s that she’ll find love in a small town – the kind with harvest festivals, delightful but quirky characters, and scores of delectable single dudes. So when a big-city real estate magnate targets tiny Pleasant Hollow for development, Adi knows she’s found the perfect story – one that will earn her a position at a coveted online magazine, so she can finally start adulting for real…and maybe even find her dream man in the process…

Check out this book here >>


Home Field Advantage by Dahlia Adler

Expected Publication Date: June 7th, 2022
Genre: Young Adult

Home Field Advantage | 50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022 | ForeverBookedUp

Amber McCloud’s dream is to become cheer captain at the end of the year, but it’s an extra-tall order to be joyful and spirited when the quarterback of your team has been killed in a car accident. For both the team and the squad, watching Robbie get replaced by newcomer Jack Walsh is brutal. And when it turns out Jack is actually short for Jaclyn, all hell breaks loose…

Check out this book here >>


Fake It Till You Bake It by Jamie Wesley

Expected Publication Date: June 21st, 2022
Genre: Adult

Fake It Till You Bake It | 50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022 | ForeverBookedUp

Jada Townsend-Matthews is the most reviled woman in America after turning down a proposal on a reality dating show. When she comes home to lick her wounds, Jada finds herself working at San Diego’s newest cupcake bakery, Sugar Blitz, alongside the uptight owner and professional football player Donovan Dell…

Check out this book here >>


Bet on It by Jodie Slaughter

Expected Publication Date: July 12th, 2022
Genre: Adult

Bet on It | 50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022 | ForeverBookedUp

The first time Aja Owens encounters the man of her dreams, she’s having a panic attack in the frozen foods section of the Piggly Wiggly. The second time, he’s being introduced to her as her favorite bingo buddy’s semi-estranged grandson. From there, all it takes is one game for her to realize that he’s definitely going to be a problem. And if there’s anything she already has a surplus of, it’s problems.

Check out this book here >>


The Bodyguard by Katherine Center

Expected Publication Date: July 19th, 2022
Genre: Adult

The Bodyguard | 50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022 | ForeverBookedUp

Hannah Brooks looks more like a kindergarten teacher than somebody who could kill you with a wine bottle opener. Or a ballpoint pen. Or a dinner napkin. But the truth is, she’s an Executive Protection Agent (aka “bodyguard”), and she just got hired to protect superstar actor Jack Stapleton from his middle-aged, corgi-breeding stalker.

Check out this book here >>


Booked on a Feeling: A Novel by Jayci Lee

Expected Publication Date: July 26th, 2022
Genre: Adult

Booked on a Feeling: A Novel | 50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022 | ForeverBookedUp

Jayci Lee’s romcom Booked on a Feeling features an overachieving lawyer. A failing bookstore. A childhood friend. And the chance of a lifetime…

Check out this book here >>


Long Story Short by Serena Kaylor

Expected Publication Date: July 26th, 2022
Genre: Young Adult

Long Story Short | 50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022 | ForeverBookedUp

Beatrice Quinn has spent sixteen very serious years studying to get into Oxford University. Homeschooled and a whiz at statistics, Beatrice knows that she belongs at Oxford, where she will finally find people who understand her. She thought the hardest part would be getting in, not convincing her parents to let her go. They’ve put a halt to her plans until she can prove she’s able to make friends with people her own age and function in social situations. Their solution: Shakespearean theater camp and a detailed list of teenage milestones to check off…

Check out this book here >>


Husband Material (Boyfriend Material #2) by Alexis Hall

Expected Publication Date: August 2nd, 2022
Genre: Adult

Husband Material | 50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022 | ForeverBookedUp

In BOYFRIEND MATERIAL, Luc and Oliver met, pretended to fall in love, fell in love for real, dealt with heartbreak and disappointment and family and friends…and somehow figured out a way to make it work. Now it seems like everyone around them is getting married, and Luc’s feeling the social pressure to propose. But it’ll take more than four weddings, a funeral, and a bowl full of special curry to get these two from I don’t know what I’m doing to I do…

Check out this book here >>


The Fixer Upper by Lauren Forsythe

Expected Publication Date: August 2nd, 2022
Genre: Adult

The Fixer Upper | 50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022 | ForeverBookedUp

Ever since she can remember, Aly has been fixing everything around her: her parents’ marriage, her colleagues’ work problems, and her friends’ love lives. After a chance meeting with an ex who has gone from a living in his parents’ basement to a married project manager in three years, she realizes she’s been fixing her boyfriends, too…

Check out this book here >>


I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston

Expected Publication Date: Unknown
Genre: Young Adult

I Kissed Shara Wheeler | 50+ Contemporary Romance Books Coming in 2022 | ForeverBookedUp

Chloe Green is so close to winning. After her moms moved her from SoCal to Alabama for high school, she’s spent the past four years dodging gossipy classmates and a puritanical administration at Willowgrove Christian Academy. The thing that’s kept her going: winning valedictorian. Her only rival: prom queen Shara Wheeler, the principal’s perfect progeny.

But a month before graduation, Shara kisses Chloe and vanishes…

Check out this book here >>


What Contemporary Romance Books Are You Most Excited For?

I’d love to know what romance books you’re most looking forward to in 2022? Whether they are from this list or ones I didn’t include, let me know in the comments which books you can’t wait to get your hands on!