The Best Romance Books of August

Posted by Marie on August 1, 2019
Ready to fall in love this month? We've got some 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 tempting paranormal romances.

In August, Katherine Center's new novel about hope and heartbreak spotlights a tough-as-nails supporting character from How to Walk Away, Alisha Rai's latest rom-com about online dating encourages readers to swipe right, and the author of All the Ugly and Wonderful Things spins a not-quite fairy-tale romance. Plus, we've got simmering-hot releases from your faves Tessa Dare, J.R. Ward, and more.

Add what catches your fancy to your Want to Read shelf, and let us know what you're reading and recommending in the comments.



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The New York Times–bestselling author of How to Walk Away introduces readers to Cassie Hanwell, a firefighter who has no trouble finding courage when it comes to saving lives. But finding the courage to fall in love is another story.

Read our interview with Katherine Center.

Release date: August 13


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Dating app creator Rhiannon Hunter only swipes right in her career. She's a machine in the boardroom until Samson Lima arrives. He's the former pro–football player who ghosted her months before. Now he's in league with her business rival.

Read our essay about love and online dating here.

Release date: July 2


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Piper Calloway seems to have it all. She's a VP at a multibillion-dollar company and shares a swanky penthouse with her two best friends. It's only when she runs into a summer fling from years past that she realizes what she's been missing.

Release date: August 6


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Keeping Moorehead Media out of the tabloids is Wren Sterling's full-time job. But it's all just a stepping-stone to bigger dreams. Her next challenge is to manage the new CEO, a gruff cynic who wants nothing to do with his family's business (or drama).

Release date: August 27


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Historical romance icon Tessa Dare tells the story of Lady Penelope, whose penchant for sheltering wounded animals vexes her imposing (and attractive) neighbor. She agrees to let them go—if he can help find them new homes.

Release date: July 16


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Zee may not be a fairy-tale princess, but Gentry doesn't mind being her knight in shining armor. The story they share is one of loss and redemption from the bestselling author of All the Ugly and Wonderful Things.

Release date: August 20


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The spin-off from Ward's beloved paranormal universe is back with a bite! The latest installment follows Boone, a Black Dagger Brotherhood trainee who must work with a mysterious female vampire to stop a serial killer from hunting their kind.

Release date: August 13


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




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message 1: by Jasna (new)

Jasna And L J Shen?


message 2: by Shannon (new)

Shannon Definitely Blood Truth. J.R. Ward is one of my top 5 go-to authors!


Me Like Reading I enjoyed reading J.R. Ward’s ‘Blood Truth’. Good book 🙂


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