The Best Romance Books of September

Posted by Marie on September 1, 2019
Autumn is a great time for reading, especially for those who fall in love with books about falling in love. 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 historical hookups and thrilling paranormal romances.

September brings a new origin story from Penny Reid's Winston Brothers series, a Victorian romance from Evie Dunmore—featuring details on the early women's suffrage movement—and another eerie installation of Christine Feehan's Dark tales. Plus new releases from Lauren Layne, Krista and Becca Ritchie, and debut author Jen DeLuca.

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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When small-town newcomer Emily takes a summer job at the Maryland Renaissance Faire, things get weird fast. Soon enough, romance blossoms among the jousts and low-cut peasant dresses and giant turkey legs. Huzzah!

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Release date: September 3


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Billy is fearless, Billy is disciplined, and Billy is honorable...except when it comes to Scarlet St. Claire. Continuing the popular Winston Brothers series, Reid's latest reveals the origin story of Billy Winston and Scarlet St. Claire (aka Claire McClure).

Release date: September 16


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It's England, 1879, and Annabelle Archer is among the first women to be admitted to the venerable University of Oxford. Her mission: to convince the cold (but oddly hot) Duke of Montgomery to support the rising women's suffrage movement. It's going to be tricky.

Release date: September 3


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Claire Hayes is determined to renovate her Upper East Side brownstone, so she brings on surly but capable contractor Scott Turner. When the long workdays turn into even longer nights, a grudging respect turns into something else entirely.

Release date: September 17


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Jane Cobalt has a new admirer. He has a twin brother. Things get complicated. From authors and identical twins the Ritchie sisters, this latest installment of the Like Us series follows a family of wealthy celebrities through their dizzying world of bad boys, billionaires, and bodyguards.

Release date: September 10


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After centuries locked away in a Carpathian monastery, the ancient warrior Isai Florea has finally found the missing half of his soul in the fugitive mage Julija Brennan. The warrior and the mage, both fiercely independent, must rely on each other to stop a catastrophe that threatens all Carpathians.

Release date: September 3


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




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message 1: by Danielle (new)

Danielle Jobes Finding Elenore by P.W. Hazeldine should be on this list and should certainly be in the Romance Books of the year. This really is one of best love stories I have read in a very long time.


message 2: by Tammy’s (new)

Tammy’s  Timeout Beard With Me is my number 1 choice this September! All things Winston, I cannot wait for this origin story 💔


message 3: by TMR (new)

TMR Well met, beard with me are some novels I am definitely excited for!


Christine (Cagnes) Danielle wrote: "Finding Elenore by P.W. Hazeldine should be on this list and should certainly be in the Romance Books of the year. This really is one of best love stories I have read in a very long time."

Sounds like a good book, but this list is for books published in September.


message 5: by Robin (new)

Robin Cas I loved Sinful Like Us
Can't wait for book #6


message 6: by Shailja (new)

Shailja Shah Purohit Such is Life, Sonali This is my debut book (just launched)- on the life of a working woman and the dynamics of the man-woman relationship that come into play in a corporate set-up. Recommended for those living life in the corporate world. Would like to recommend this for Romance Books of October reading


message 7: by Lanie (new)

Lanie read sinful like us. kbritchie can do no wrong for me!


message 8: by April (new)

April Dark illusion for me. I love the series. Well written and keeps you turning the pages.


message 9: by Dharmeshta (new)

Dharmeshta Mistry I would love to read "Sinful like us" it looks like a fantastic book that will keep you hanging on to every word and to find out what will be happening next


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