The Sweetest (and Sexiest) Romance Books of Spring

Posted by Hayley on March 5, 2019
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Spring is here. The flowers are blooming, rainbows are peeking from behind rain clouds, and—let's be honest about what we really care about—there are new books! We did the hard work for you, narrowing down all the upcoming romance titles to an essential must-read list.

To do this, we focused on what Goodreads members can't wait to start reading. How did we measure that anticipation? By taking a look at how many times a book has been added to Want to Read shelves. From Helen Hoang's The Kiss Quotient follow-up to a sultry romp by Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James, these are the tales of love and lust you'll want to get your hands on.

Which of these irresistible reads will you be checking out? Tell us what catches your eye in the comments.


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An unforeseen tragedy forces young lovers Annika and Jonathan apart, leaving them to navigate their lives alone. A decade later, they are reunited. She is now a librarian, and he is a Wall Street whiz—but can anything of their old relationship be salvaged?

Release date: April 2


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Kailyn used to dream of running into her celebrity crush. Then, on her first day of law school, it happens. She walks right into him, sending them both tumbling to the floor. The moment sparks years of friendship, flirtation, and betrayal.

Release date: April 9


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Step aside, Mr. Grey. The author of Fifty Shades of Grey is back with a new love story and a new wealthy hunk. Maxim Trevelyan, a mysterious London aristocrat, only has eyes for the musically gifted Alessia, who's holding secrets of her own.

Release date: April 16


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Not every second chance at happily-ever-after is going to score. TK Moore, the starting wide receiver for the Denver Mustangs, knows this, but when he crosses paths with his high school sweetheart, all those old feelings come rushing back.

Release date: April 23


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Hoang follows up her beloved The Kiss Quotient with another fun tale of modern love. When Khai's mother worries his autism is hindering his relationships, she goes to Vietnam to find him the perfect bride. Instead she comes back with Esme.

Release date: May 7


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When the bride and groom get food poisoning, their all-expenses-paid honeymoon is up for grabs. Maid of honor Olive can't believe her luck—until she realizes she'll be sharing the dreamy getaway with her sworn enemy, the best man.

Release date: May 14


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In this delightful debut, Tiffy and Leon live in the same apartment, though they've never met. Between day and night shifts, they write each other notes, from establishing leftover rules and toilet seat etiquette to forming a tentative friendship.

Release date: May 28


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The Black Dagger Brotherhood is full of rebels, but only one has ever been expelled. Murhder, haunted by his past, embarks on a quest for redemption with the help of a gorgeous doctor in this thrilling tale from the author of Dark Lover.

Release date: April 2


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After straddling the line between good and evil, Cipher is now an Unfallen angel. In order to prevent becoming his worst nightmare, he must resist his seductive handler in this novella set in the world of Ione's Demonica Underworld series.

Release date: April 9


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The alliance between Psy, Changeling, and humans has never been more fragile in this new book from the author of the Guild Hunter series. The only true hope for peace is with an alluring empath who must charm a wolf into loving her.

Release date: June 4


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What's a former NHL star to do once he hangs up his skates? Unsure if he belongs at his family's company in St. Paul, Jaxson focuses on winning back Mimi, his ex-girlfriend and the mother of his young daughter.

Release date: April 2


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The pressures of residency left Dr. Hong-Wei burned out. Determined to enjoy a calmer life, he moves to a small town. Things get complicated when he falls for Simon, his surgical nurse, in this new romance from the author of Love Lessons.

Release date: April 23


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Jane Austen's classic gets a gender-swapped twist in this sweet story from the author of A Bollywood Affair. The Rajes, an immigrant Indian family, react in horror as their genius daughter falls for a chef below her station in San Francisco.

Release date: May 7


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There are hot brothers, and then there are the Donovans, a clan of single firefighters looking for love. When his old flame needs a place to stay, Jackson Donovan is confronted with the past he let go—and the future that could still be his.

Release date: May 7


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The most famous seduction expert in the world has arrived in New York City. She's prepared to change women's lives, one relationship (or breakup) at a time, and the last thing she expects is a love crisis of her own.

Release date: May 27


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Behind the scenes of a popular house-flipping show, Travis hammers out his frustrations. His glory days as a baseball star are over, and the love of his life is solidly off-limits. Too bad meddling Georgette has other ideas.

Release date: June 11


Which of these books are you adding to your Want to Read shelf? Let's talk books in the comments!

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message 1: by Tammy (new)

Tammy Paris Any book by Kennedy Fox


message 2: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Parker I want explixit sexy books


message 3: by Me Like Reading (last edited Mar 06, 2019 06:00AM) (new)

Me Like Reading Red circles have been drawn on my calendar around the dates April 2nd and June 4th, in eager anticipation of the book releases ‘The Saviour’ by J.R. Ward and ‘Wolf Rain’ by Nalini Singh, respectively 🤩


message 4: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Parker Looking for lust ( explicit) and love books


Colleen ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ I would like more LGBT romance books, ones that aren't just smut. There are very little romance books I have connected with or enjoyed...


message 6: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Parker I like explicit sex in my books.


message 7: by Samantha (new)

Samantha I wish there were historical romances on this list!


message 8: by Ann (new)

Ann No Danielle Steel either


message 9: by Patricia (new)

Patricia Camaioni Love Christina Laurens books!


message 10: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Parker Still looking for sexy books.


message 11: by M.L. (new)

M.L. Sparrow Can't wait for Wolf's Rain and The Bride Test! Munro by Kresley Cole is also supposed to be out in May apparently!


message 12: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Parker But will they be really sexy?


message 13: by Aurora (new)

Aurora Ugh, E.L James...seriously? Nothing to get excited about...unless i am looking at my own collection of books


message 14: by Nat ☽ (new)

Nat  ☽ Ok, wait. Wolf Rain is what Nalini Singh calls her new book? DAYUM people, I am here for it. *screams joyfully internally because she is in public*


message 15: by carinne (new)

carinne I still haven't started the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. I have a lot of catching up to do.


message 16: by Whitney (new)

Whitney Most excited to read The Flatshare!!!


message 17: by Daring (new)

Daring Diane Colleen ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ wrote: "I would like more LGBT romance books, ones that aren't just smut. There are very little romance books I have connected with or enjoyed..."

Try the Cheerleader books by Daring Diane. Lee Corcoran Series of 8 books. Here is a link to the first book.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...


message 18: by Leah (new)

Leah Fowler Colleen ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ wrote: "I would like more LGBT romance books, ones that aren't just smut. There are very little romance books I have connected with or enjoyed..."

100% agree


message 19: by Nilofer (new)

Nilofer Anything by Nalini Singh is good for me, but can’t wait for the next novel in her Guildhunter series


message 20: by Catherine (new)

Catherine The Unhoneymooners


message 21: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Parker i still want lots of hot sex in my books, mysteries, historical, etc!


message 22: by Catherine (new)

Catherine So do I Nancy, so do I


message 23: by Katie (new)

Katie Colleen ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ wrote: "I would like more LGBT romance books, ones that aren't just smut. There are very little romance books I have connected with or enjoyed..."

I loved "When Katie Met Cassidy." Try "Autoboygraphy" by Christina Lauren or "What if It's Us".... I forget the author.


message 24: by Allan (new)

Allan Ramsdell Damn Nancy, yous a freak


message 25: by Nitya (new)

Nitya Pride, Prejudice and Other Flavors, Meet Cute, The Flatshare and The Bride Test please


message 26: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Parker Aurora wrote: "Ugh, E.L James...seriously? Nothing to get excited about...unless i am looking at my own collection of books"
I didnotlike EL James books, I am not into torture. Just like good sex scenes


Colleen ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ Daring wrote: "Colleen ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ wrote: "I would like more LGBT romance books, ones that aren't just smut. There are very little romance books I have connected with or enjoyed..."

Try the Cheerleader books by Daring..."


Thank you for the rec!!


Colleen ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ Katie wrote: "Colleen ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ wrote: "I would like more LGBT romance books, ones that aren't just smut. There are very little romance books I have connected with or enjoyed..."

I loved "When Katie Met Cassidy." T..."


I'll be sure to look at those, thank you!!


message 29: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Parker Can anyone tell me what authors will give me smut like the later Sandra Brown and Eliz Naughton? They have some hot stuff.


message 30: by Barbara (new)

Barbara Vandeventer Can't wait to read UnHoneymooners by Christina Lauren.


message 31: by Kerry (new)

Kerry SO I have now discovered Nalini Singh looking forward to reading her series, without having to wait for a new release.


message 32: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly Shaw Me Like Reading wrote: "Red circles have been drawn on my calendar around the dates April 2nd and June 4th, in eager anticipation of the book releases ‘The Saviour’ by J.R. Ward and ‘Wolf Rain’ by Nalini Singh, respective..."

Funny, was thinking same thing lol


message 33: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Parker What kind of romance or out and sex do they put in their books?


message 34: by Kerry (new)

Kerry Tammy wrote: "Any book by Kennedy Fox"

I found taming him for free going to give it a try.


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