The 8 Best Romance Books of 2024 (So Far)

'Bride' by Ali Hazelwood

Ali Hazelwood has made a name for herself writing steamy books that typically revolve around smart people working in a science lab of sorts.

'Don t Want You Like a Best Friend' by Emma R. Alban

The Venn diagram of Swifties and romance lovers is probably very close to a circle.

'Escaping Mr. Rochester' by L.L. McKinney

L.L. McKinney s latest reimagines the classic Jane Eyre as a queer YA romance, in which both Jane and Bertha Mason.

'Fangirl Down ' by Tessa Bailey

Tessa Bailey is a go-to for smart, sexy, and fun romances, and luckily for us, 2024 marked the start of her latest series, Big Shots.

'A Fragile Enchantment' by Allison Saft

Another romantasy option that s heavy on romance, this YA novel combines a fantasy world with the classic Regency setting.

'Funny Story' by Emily Henry

Emily Henry s latest only further cements her status as the current queen of the rom-com genre. It s got both opposites attract.

'Happily Never After' by Lynn Painter

This rom-com starts with a truly unique premise, as we meet Sophie and Max, both cynical about love, who hire themselves.

'How to End a Love Story' by Yulin Kuang

Grant and Helen have a complicated, traumatic past (that we won t spoil here) and have spent over a decade avoiding each other.