The Best Romance Books of May

Posted by Hayley on April 29, 2019
Do you know whom you'll be falling in love with this month? We've got suggestions…

Every month our team takes a look at the new romance books and how early readers are responding to them. We use this information to curate a list of soon-to-be-beloved favorites, from contemporary love stories to scandalous historical romances.

For May we have the highly anticipated follow-up to Helen Hoang's The Kiss Quotient, plus happily-ever-afters with an uptight British prince, an up-and-coming chef, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and more! Add what looks good to your Want to Read shelf, and let us know what you're reading and recommending in the comments.



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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.

Check out our interview with Sonali Dev here.

Release date: May 7


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Hoang follows up her beloved The Kiss Quotient with another tale of modern love. When Khai's mother worries that 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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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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To prevent an international crisis, the president's son stages a fake friendship with his longtime nemesis, the pretentious Prince of Wales. However, a real relationship forms, stirring up chaos on both sides of the pond.

Release date: May 14


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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 getaway with her sworn enemy, the best man.

Release date: May 14


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Miriam and War do not have your typical "meet-cute." On the day Jerusalem falls, as the streets run red with blood, the human woman catches the eye of the immortal warrior in this next installment in The Four Horsemen series.

Release date: May


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In this 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




Which new romance books are you most excited to read? Let us know in the comments!




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message 1: by a s h l e y (new)

a s h l e y I don’t usually read romance, but The Flatshare looks intriguing for something different!


Daiana Ximena I’m can’t wait for this books to come. It sounds like a moth full of love. 🌸


message 3: by Sam (new)

Sam A S H L E Y ⚡️ wrote: "
I don’t usually read romance, but The Flatshare looks intriguing for something different!
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I’ve already read it as it was available as a audio ebook on audible. I absolutely loved it. Probably my book of the year so far. :)


message 4: by Magali (new)

Magali A S H L E Y ⚡️ wrote: "
I don’t usually read romance, but The Flatshare looks intriguing for something different!
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I was thinking the same thing, I may break my no-romance rule for that one.


message 5: by Julia (new)

Julia The Flatshare also grabbed my attention! Looking forward to May 28th!


message 6: by Jessica (new)

Jessica B. So excited for The Bride Test, Red White & Royal Blue, and The Unhoneymooners!


message 7: by Nitya (new)

Nitya The Bride Test, Pride, Prejudice and Other Flavors, The Flatshare and Red, White and Royal Blue!

This is a veryyyyy good month :D


message 8: by Ruth (new)

Ruth The Flatshare was INCREDIBLE! Interesting storytelling, perfect composition of main plot and subplots and so many lovable characters. Favorite of the year so far (and I read a lot of romance).


message 9: by Bree (new)

Bree Hill So many new releases I’m excited for! Can’t wait for The Unhoneymooners


message 10: by Angelica (new)

Angelica Mystery and Rimance


message 11: by Dee Dee (new)

Dee Dee (Dee Reads for Food) A S H L E Y ⚡️ wrote: "
I don’t usually read romance, but The Flatshare looks intriguing for something different!
"


It was so good!


message 12: by Murray (last edited Apr 30, 2019 06:15AM) (new)

Murray "The Flatshare" is on its way. Can't wait to get my needy hands on it!
I am also really looking forward to "Red, White & Royal Blue".


message 13: by Heather (new)

Heather Does anyone have an actual release date for War (The Four Horsemen, #2) by Laura Thalassa? I NEED this book!!


message 14: by Tracy (new)

Tracy Valentine I'm eagerly awaiting Mary Balogh's next book in the Westcott series, "Someone To Honor," due out on July 2. In the troubling times we live in, I NEED books with happy endings, and I can always count on Balogh to deliver not only said happy ending, but a well-written, engrossing story with great character development, as well.


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