September Romances to Fall For

Posted by Sharon on September 1, 2020

Some people love books. Some people fall in love. And some people fall in love with books about falling in love. Every month our team sorts through the new romance books and sees how early readers are responding. We use this information to curate a list of soon-to-be-beloved favorites.

New in September: Love springs eternal at the Renaissance Faire in Well Played, new acquaintances break some rules in The Roommate, and a London suffragist weighs an indecent proposal in A Rogue of One’s Own. Plus: irresistible Scotsmen, the new Nicholas Sparks, and the latest installment of the glorious Hot & Hammered series

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

After being injured in a mortar attack in Afghanistan, Navy surgeon Trevor Benson begins the next phase of his long recovery in his grandfather’s North Carolina cabin. Alas, his hopes for a simple life are dashed when two women enter the picture. Trevor discovers some dark secrets from the past, but also some promising paths into the future. Romance elder statesman Nicholas Sparks (Dear John) is back with a new tale of love and loss in the Carolinas.

Love is in the air at the local Renaissance Faire! Stacey has been slinging mead at the summertime festival for years and, as is tradition, she picks up a summer fling in Dex MacLean. Dex is a veteran Rennie—he’s with the Dueling Kilts stage show—but he’s not really boyfriend material. Or is he? For her new book, author Jen DeLuca took inspiration from her own experience working as a “tavern wench” at a local Faire.

Oxford suffragist Lady Lucie is used to outmaneuvering the arrogant men in Parliament, but now she’s got a real weapon—control over one of the largest publishing houses in London. The printing press is a prime example of the old adage: Information is power. But things get sticky when Lucie’s old nemesis Lord Ballentine makes an indecent proposal. Yes, that kind of indecent proposal. It’s outrageous! Egregious! But he’s so hot!

Read our exclusive interview with Dunmore.

Installment number three in the immortal Hot & Hammered seriesTools of Engagement finds designer and real estate mogul Bethany Castle partnered with Wes Daniels, a handsome but cocky Texan. To win the house-flipping TV show, Bethany and Wes will have to find a way to get along. The important thing is that they cannot hook up. They must not hook up. That would be a disaster. No hooking up!

Clara Wheaton comes from an infamous family of wealthy East Coast libertines, but she’s a straight shooter herself—well-behaved, organized, maybe even a little boring. When an epic misunderstanding pairs her with a new roommate, everything changes. Clara and Josh, her new roomie, don’t agree on much. But they do agree that women deserve better sex. Can’t argue with that. It’s a noble principle, really.

Cecelia Teague lives two separate lives. In the tony power circles of society, she is a proper lady and friend to Cassius Gerard Ramsay, Lord Chief Justice of the High Court. But down on street level, Cecelia is the savvy and secret operator of an illegal gambling hall. Lord Ramsay has no idea about Cecelia’s secret life, and she’d like to keep it that way. But these Scotsmen, they’re irresistible. It’s genetic or something.

The bonds of family can be hard to unknot, and no one knows this better than Azere. An African immigrant living in Canada, Azere long ago promised her father that she would marry a fellow Nigerian and preserve the family identity. But then she meets Rafael—tall, handsome, and discernibly white. After a one-night stand evolves into something deeper, Azere must make a choice.

Which of this month’s romances are you looking forward to reading? Let’s talk books in the comments!

Check out more recent articles, including:
September’s Most Anticipated New Releases
Evie Dunmore on Writing a Suffragist Romance
Alyssa Cole Pivots from Romance to a Gentrification Thriller

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message 1: by Nilofer (new)

Nilofer The Roommate looks good. In fact all the books look worth reading, thanks for the recommendations!

message 2: by Med (new)

Med Fixit good

message 3: by Alina Barac (new)

Alina Barac ( book_nerd_cafe) All look good 👍 Tempted by The Roommate and Tools of Engagement

message 4: by Austin (new)

Austin Hage No M|M Romances :/

message 5: by Kaiden (new)

Kaiden Simpson Any queer books coming?

message 8: by knightley (new)

knightley Ties that tether's cover looks so good

message 9: by Liam (new)

Liam Ward Nothing for LGBTQ+ folk again, but hey, it's better than the cash grabbers that've cropped up here recently.

message 10: by Aytch (new)

Aytch Interesting

message 11: by Yewande (new)

Yewande Abe The roommate and ties that tether

message 12: by Alice (new)

Alice Can’t wait for Out of Love by Jewel E. Ann. It is book 4 in the Jack and Jill series but can be read as a stand-alone. I have read 15 of Jewel’s books and loved every one of them.

message 13: by Brittney (new)

Brittney Johnson Ties that Tether was soooo good I loved it. So that's a good pick guys

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