New Christmas Romance Books to add to your wishlist this year

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‘Tis the season to be jolly…and read as many adorable Christmas romance books as you possibly can! With that in mind we have scoured the internet and compiled all the Christmas romance book new releases that have caught our eye this year. There are far too many for us to actually read…but that doesn’t mean we aren’t going to try!

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We have arranged the Christmas romance books by month so you can see what is coming out this festive season. If you click on the links below it will jump to all the Christmas romance books coming out that month.

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September
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Christmas at the Borrow a Bookshop by Kiley Dunbar

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Standalone
Release date: 01 September

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romantic comedy | uplifting

Magnus, owner of Clove Lore’s bookshop and Alexandra who is new to the village are both nursing heartbreak and sadness this Christmas. But the warmth and magic of small town Clove Lore seems to be working its magic. Until a flood brings devastation to the small town. It’s then up to Magnus and Alex to bring the village back together again. Maybe mending their own broken hearts in the process.

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There’s Something About Merry by Codi Hall

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Mistletoe Romance #2
Release date: 06 September

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single dad | romantic comedy

Merry has spent the last year learning to love herself, now it’s time to give someone else the opportunity to love her as well. Enter single dad Clark, the only man who catches her interest…if only she could stand him. Online dating it is! Only when she goes to meet her blind internet date, it’s the stoic Clark. Can a little Christmas magic give Clark and Merry a second chance at first impressions?

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The Holiday Trap by Roan Parrish

Genre: LGBTQ+ Romance, Contemporary Romance
Series: Standalone
Release date: 06 September

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romantic comedy | two romances | inspired by a film

Both Greta and Truman need to escape from their lives and have some space to figure stuff out. So, when their mutual friend suggests a month long house swap over the winter holidays they snap up the opportunity. Each of them will have a chance to try on a new life…and maybe fall in love with the perfect partner of their dreams. But all holidays must come to an end, and eventually Greta and Truman will have to decide whether the love they each found so far from home is worth fighting for.

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A Merry Little Meet Cute by Julie Murphy and Sierra Simone

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Standalone
Release date: 20 September

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adult film star heroine | spicy read |

Bee Hobbes, aka Bianca Von Honey, is a plus sized adult film star. But she has been given the opportunity to star in a Christmas film for the Hope channel (think Hallmark!). Bee needs to keep Bianca a secret…which is find until she discovers who her co-star is: Nolan Shaw. An ex-boy band member and big fan of Bianca. Things soon begin to heat up between them. But can they keep their R-rated activities and budding relationship under wraps in this G-rated set.

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Snowed in for Christmas by Sarah Morgan

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Standalone
Release date: 20 September

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snowed in for christmas | Mistaken identity

Lucy Clarke is desperate. She is close to losing her job unless she can get some business from Ross Miller. Although it’s the festive season she intends to just drop of her proposal and leave him to his warm family Christmas. However, a case of mistaken identity have Ross’ family believing she is his girlfriend. By the time they realise their mistake they’re snowed in and she can’t leave. And she’s not sure she wants to as the sparks fly between her and Ross.

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All is Bright by RaeAnne Thayne

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Standalone
Release date: 20 September

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single dad hero | hero in a wheelchair

Sage is a talented architect, but she has her work cut out for her with Mason Tucker. Mason is a former pro baseball player and single dad still on the road to recovery physically and mentally after a plane crash. He isn’t going to let anyone past his defences, including Sage. But, with matchmaking locals, the magic of of Christmas and Sage’s talent of making broken things beautiful…Mason doesn’t stand a chance.

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Meet Me Under the Mistletoe by Jenny Bayliss

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Standalone
Release date: 27 September

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bookshop owner | class differences | cozy read

Nory loves running her second hand bookshop in London. But forever feels torn between her working class upbringing and her posh private school education. When she’s invited by her old school friends for a pre-wedding got together at a castle, it feels…complicated. Especially when she starts to fall for Isaac the head gardener. As Nory and Isaac explore their common ground, pressures mount on all sides and Nory must decide what kind of life she wants to live and what sort of love is worth the risk

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Talk Santa To Me by Linda Urban

Genre: Young Adult
Series: Standalone
Release date: 27 September

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romantic comedy

Francie and her family own the Hollydale Holiday Shop. Their holiday gift shop (Santa school included) is now being run – and run down in Francie’s opinion – by her Aunt Carole. Francie is determined to bring back the charm and nostalgia of the shop and get rid of Aunt Carole’s Hollywood inspired redo. But, Francie has more than just the shop on her mind this Christmas. She wants to save up for a car…and kiss the cute boy who work at the tree lot next door.

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The Earl’s Christmas Bride by Ella Quinn

Genre: Historical Romance
Series: The Worthingtons #7.5
Release date: 27 September

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novella | marriage shy heroine

After being jilted Lucian, Earl of Devon, has gone on a tour of Europe. But now he’s back for Christmas and has absolutely no plans of getting married. Then he meets Miss Althea Rutherford who is more determined not to marry then he is. Instead she wants to tour the Continent and speaking to Lucian about it strengthens her resolve. Only, the more time Lucien spends with Althea the more his determination to never warry wanes.

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The Highlanders Holiday Wife by Vanessa Kelly

Genre: Historical Romance
Series: Clan Kendrick #5
Release date: 27 September

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highlander heroine | doctor hero

Lady Samantha Penwith’s has made it her mission to find her late husband’s murderer. In the course of her investigation she saves Braden Kendrick, a dedicated doctor who makes late-night calls in the city slums. But Braden is determined to uncover his secret rescuers identity…

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Dreaming of a Heart Lake Christmas by Sarah Robinson

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Standalone
Release date: 27 September

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opposites attract | grumpy hero

Nola Bennett needs to sell “The Castle,” her beloved grandmother’s historic house, and get back home to the city and start her business. But the incredibly hot, and incredibly grumpy Tanner Dean is insisting she keep the property. He wants it away from greedy property developers. But, how can he persuade her to keep the property…and maybe even convince her that Heart Lake, with him, is exactly where she belongs.

October
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So This Is Christmas by Jenny Holiday

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: A Princess for Christmas #3
Release date: 04 October

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enemies to lovers

Matteo Benz has served the Eldovian crown all his life. His life (and work…although they are one and the same) are disrupted when his king bring sin Cara Delaney from America to help straighten out the king’s affairs. Her brashness, her beauty and her brains all drive Matteo out of his mind. They are constantly at odd…but he still can’t help falling for her, even as she disrupts his carefully ordered world.

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Once Upon a December by Amy E. Reichert

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Standalone
Release date: 04 October

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closed door romance | magical realism

After her divorce Astra is fully prepared to embrace the Christmas season, especially if it involves eating, drinking and being merry. She plans to fully embrace it in her yearly trip to the Milwaukee Christmas market. She soon finds herself falling for Jack Clausen, owner of the Julemarked shop. But will their romance last once the magic of the Christmas season is over? Or will it stay as just a holiday romance?

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The Christmas Clash by Suzanne Park

Genre: Young Adult
Series: Standalone
Release date: 04 October

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family rivalry | romantic comedy

Chloe Kwon can’t stand Peter Li. Their families don’t get along either: their parents operate rival restaurants in the Riverwood Mall food court―Korean food for the Kwons and Chinese food for the Lis. Now it’s the holiday season and Chloe’s the photographer at the mall’s Santa Land, and Peter works at the virtual reality North Pole experience right across the atrium. It’s all Chloe can do to avoid Peter’s smug, incredibly photogenic face.

But it turns out the mall is about to be sold to a developer and demolished for condos. Eviction notices are being handed out right before Christmas. Their parents don’t know what to do, and soon Chloe and Peter realize that the two of them need to join efforts to try to save the mall. Just when it seems like they can put aside their differences and work closely (very closely) together, they discover that the Kwon and Li feud goes far deeper than either of them realize…

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All I Want for Christmas by Maggie Knox

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Standalone
Release date: 04 October

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reality tv | fake relationship

When Sadie and Max are selected as contestants on the famed reality singing show Starmaker, each thinks they’ve finally gotten their big Nashville break. But then they’re paired up for duet week and stun the world with their romantic onstage chemistry. With fans going wild for #Saxie the network demands that they remain a duo on and offstage, or exit the competition. Faking a relationship until their final performance in the Starmaker holiday special shouldn’t be too hard, except for one small problem–Sadie and Max can’t stand each other.

But with their dreams just within reach, they agree to the ruse. Will their fake relationship be exposed before they can win? Or will an unexpected trip to Banff spark real feelings by the Christmas finale?

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Just Like Magic by Sarah Hogle

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Standalone
Release date: 04 October

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magic | romantic comedy

Bettie Hughes is a bit spoiled…used to living a live of luxury care of her parent. Until they cut her off and she finds herself broke and squatting in Colorado. So, one drunken night she plays a vinyl of “All I Want for Christmas” backwards…and accidentally summons Hall, a Holiday Spirit in a (sexy) man shape. He’s here to make all her holiday wishes come true. But, it isn’t quite what Bettie expected and instead she finds herself baffled by Hall’s kindness and sweet gestures. And not only baffled, but happy. But as her happiness grows, her time with Hall shrinks.

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You’re A Mean One, Matthew Prince by Timothy Janovsky

Genre: LGBT Romance, Contemporary Romance
Series: Boy Meets Boy #2
Release date: 04 October

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forced proximiy | enemies to lovers | family

Matthew Prince is young and rich. So what if his parents barely remember he exists and the press is totally obsessed with him? But one major PR misstep later, and Matthew is cut off and shipped away to spend the holidays in his grandparents’ charming small town hellscape. Population: who cares? It’s bad enough he’s stuck in some festive winter wonderland—it’s even worse that he has to share space with Hector Martinez, an obnoxiously attractive local who’s unimpressed with anything and everything Matthew does.

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Home Sweet Christmas by Susan Mallery

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Wishing Tree #2
Release date: 04 October

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two romances | small town

Camryn has come back to Wishing Tree to look after her twin sister. She isn’t looking to stay, no matter how tempting the handsome Jake Crane is, or how delicious his kissed are. Meanwhile her friend River has decided to come to Wishing Tree to stay. And is crowned Snow Queen. But, her king Dylan Tucker is helping her settle in. However, she can’t shake the feeling that he’s hiding something. or maybe it’s just her mistrust sabotaging their picture perfect romance.

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Holiday Romance by Catherine Walsh

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Standalone
Release date: 04 October

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friends to lovers | opposites attract

Friends (and only ever friends) Molly and Andrew fly back to their families in Ireland every Christmas. Each year they meet up and catch up on each other’s life whilst journeying from Chicago to Ireland. However, a storm leaves them stranded in Chicago. To Molly it isn’t a big deal, but for Andrew it’s a catastrophe – he loves Christmas with his family. But, Molly has a plan and is determined to get Andrew back to his family in time – what could possibly go wrong?

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A Cat Cafe Christmas by Codi Gary

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Standalone
Release date: 04 October

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romantic comedy | opposites attract

Kara Ingalls dream is turning into a nightmare, Her Cat Cafe to help cats find a loving new home is close to closing – in fact if she doesn’t turn things round it will be closed by Christmas. Enter the the infuriating, sexy and bossy marketing genius Ben Reese. he has a plan to keep the cafe open and Kara would be a fool to refuse the help.

But if Ben and Kara can set aside their differences—and find homes for all the cats by Christmas—they might discover that, by risking their hearts, they’ll have their own purr-fect holiday . . . together.


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Season of Love by Helena Greer

Genre: LGBT Romance, Contemporary Romance
Series: Standalone
Release date: 11 October

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romantic comedy | female/female | grumpy heroine

Thanks to her thriving art career, Miriam Blum finally has her life in order—until devastating news forces her to a very unwanted family reunion. Her beloved great-aunt Cass has passed and left Miriam part-owner of Carrigan’s, her (ironically) Jewish-run Christmas tree farm. But Miriam’s plans to sit shiva, avoid her parents, then put Carrigan’s in her rearview mirror are spoiled when she learns the business is at risk of going under. To have any chance at turning things around, she’ll need to work with the farm’s grumpy manager—as long as the attraction sparking between them doesn’t set all their trees on fire first.

One Last Gift by Emily Stone

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Standalone
Release date: 11 October

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grief and loss | friends to lovers | scavenger hunt

Sister and brother Cassie and Tom raised each other after losing their parents at young age. With the help of a loving community and Tom’s best friend and Cassie’s first crush Sam. But now, twenty years later, Tom has died as well, leaving Cassie alone again. Especially as they have drifted apart from Sam. That is, until Cassie receives a letter left behind from Tom takes her on their traditional Christmas scavenger hunt. Tom’s clues set Cassie on a heart-wrenching and beautiful journey that will change her life – if she lets them

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The Christmas Cupid by Jennifer Joyce

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Standalone
Release date: 14 October

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romantic comedy | matchmaker | Paranormal

Zoey Beake is having a bad December. She’s just been dumped, she’s had an extremely dodgy haircut that even the biggest woolly hat can’t hide, and then a tragic accident – involving an elf outfit, stilts, and a red double-decker bus labelled ‘The Santa Express’ – leaves her dead. But then Zoey is given a second chance at life. Sent back to the start of December, if she can match six couples by Christmas Eve her life will be saved. Which gives her the perfect opportunity to win her boyfriend back too…

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The Christmas Spirit by Debbie Macomber

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Standalone
Release date: 18 October

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life swap | two romances | closed door romance

After a lively debate about the ease of their jobs, bartender Hank Colfax and pastor Peter Armstrong do a job swap until Christmas eve. But they both find taking on the others work far more difficult than they expected. As the two begin to see each other in a new light – and each discovers a new love to cherish -their lives are forever changed

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The Duke Alone by Christi Caldwell

Genre: Historical Romance
Series: Standalone
Release date: 18 October

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grumpy/sunshine | home alone retelling

Lady Myrtle McQuoid has always felt like she faded away into the background. Something that is proved a bit too on the nose when her family accidentally finds herself left behind when her family leave leaves their London townhouse for Christmas. But, with a potential danger lurking, she finds she needs to turn to her reclusive and neighbour: Val Bancroft, the Duke of Aragon.

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Two Christmases by Suleena Bibra

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Love at Auction #2
Release date: 25 October

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country boy city girl | opposites attract

New York city is the best place to spend Christmas, at least according to Sonia Gupta. Beau Abbot disagrees, Christmas in the South has a unique charm and he is going to show Sonia the delights of a country Christmas.

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The Cowboy Cookie Challenge by Lori Wilde

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Standalone
Release date: 25 October

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single dad | baker hero | baking competition

Jazzy Walker is determined to win the Christmas Cookie Bake-Off challenge. And, who better to help her win than single dad Roan Sullivan, the recent winner of a popular cooking show. Roan has doubts. He is far too grumpy and she’s far too kind and optimistic for them to actually be able to work together. But as the competition heats up, so does their relationship. Could the holiday magic working it’s spell over the love shy Roan and Jazzy?

November
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Kiss Her Once for Me by Alison Cochrun

Genre: LGBT Romance, Contemporary Romance
Series: Standalone
Release date: 01 November

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female/female | second chance | romantic comedy

Ellie Oliver has had a bad year. First she meets and falls in love with a mysterious woman one Christmas eve night…only for her lose her the next morning. The she loses her dream job. But, things could be looking up. Her landlord Andrew proposes a marriage of convenience, it will help them both financially, and could be just what Ellie needs to get her life back on track. Then she meets Andrew’s sister. The woman from that one magical Christmas eve night.

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A Very Merry Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Bromance Book Club #5
Release date: 01 November

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second chance romance | country music star hero

Colton Wheeler is presented with the perfect moment for a second chance with the one who got away: Gretchen Winthrop. When Gretchen’s estranged and wealthy family reach to her, giving her a chance to help her community she can’t say no. All she has to do is convince Colton to be the face of her family’s whisky brand. All he wants in exchange? A second chance to prove they can work by going on three dates before Christmas

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How to Excavate a Heart by Jake Maia Arlow

Genre: LGBT Romance, Contemporary Romance
Series: Standalone
Release date: 01 November

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female/female | forced proximity

It all starts when Shani runs into May. Like, literally. With her mom’s Subaru. Attempted vehicular manslaughter was not part of Shani’s plan. She was supposed to be focusing on her monthlong paleoichthyology internship. She was going to spend all her time thinking about dead fish and not at all about how she was unceremoniously dumped days before winter break. But when a dog-walking gig puts her back in May’s path, the fossils she’s meant to be diligently studying are pushed to the side—along with the breakup.

Then they’re snowed in together on Christmas Eve. As things start to feel more serious, though, Shani’s hurt over her ex-girlfriend’s rejection comes rushing back. Is she ready to try a committed relationship again, or is she okay with this just being a passing winter fling?

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Once Upon A Royal Christmas by Teri Wilson

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Standalone
Release date: 01 November

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royal romance | enemies to lovers

Prince Nikolas of San Glacera knows his country is in trouble. They rely on winter tourism, but each year they attract fewer visitors. The solution? A princess contest. Or at least according to Nikolas’ younger sister. The winner gets to star in our annual Ice Village festivities and accompany our royal family to holiday events.

The winner of the competition: Gracie Clark: a children’s party business owner, known by children everywhere as Princess Snowflake. Nikolas doesn’t approve. But…she’ll be gone by the end of the Christmas season right? And he’ll be glad to see her go…right?

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The Christmas Wish by Lindsey Kelk

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Standalone
Release date: 08 November

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Gwen has had quite the year. Newly single and in trouble at work, a family Christmas could be exactly what she needs – fresh country air, piles of presents and festive films. But since when were families relaxing? Between her parents interfering in her love life, fighting with her sister and an awkward run-in with Dev, the boy next door, Gwen is grateful that Christmas only comes but once a year.

But when someone in her family makes a Christmas wish, she wakes up to discover she has to relive the day all over again. And again. And again.

As Gwen does her best to grant the wish, she begins to realize that even the people closest to us have secrets of their own, and just because her heart is broken, doesn’t mean it can’t be fixed with a little Christmas magic…

Single and Ready to Jingle by Piper Rayne

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Standalone
Release date: 15 November

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grumpy/sunshine | brother’s best friend

A grumpy/sunshine, brother’s best friend story about a woman who thinks the entire month of December should be a national holiday and British man who could easily be Scrooge’s evil twin. Unfortunately for him, he needs her to help him convince his boss of the impossible—that he loves Christmas.

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Just For December by Laura Jane Williams

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Standalone
Release date: 24 November

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heroine is a romance author | movie star hero | fake dating

Evie Bird is a romance writer whose latest bestseller is being made into a Christmas movie. Duke Carlisle is a world-famous actor who has landed the role of leading man. When Evie and Duke meet on set, it’s a frosty encounter. But after images of them arguing leak to the press and put the movie in jeopardy, they are left with no choice but to fake date until the cameras stop rolling. As the pair start to put their differences aside, their feelings gradually begin to thaw… But can sparks ever really fly in a snowstorm?

December
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My December Balcony Neighbor by Aisling Magie

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Standalone
Release date: 01 December

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Neighbors to lovers

Every December, Era rents the apartment opposite mine and stays there until the end of the month. At night, he sits on his balcony rails and plays his guitar, and I curl up in my hanging chair, close my eyes and listen, dreaming about the ‘what-ifs’ of my life. He lures me with his mysterious gaze and captivates me with his music, but we’ve never talked. Until one December when I wave at him, and our love story begins.

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Drama King by Penny Reid

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Three Kings #2
Release date: 06 September

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Amy R

Thanks for the post, added a few of these to my wishlist.

Sophia Rose

I’ve got three or four of them on the stack already and I’m so addicted that its very possible that more will get added to read who knows when. Great list of possibilities!