Most Anticipated Romance 2024 Summer Releases

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Most Anticipated 2024 Summer Releases

Summer is here, and with it comes a sizzling lineup of the most anticipated book releases of the season! Whether you’re lounging by the pool, hitting the beach, or just chilling in your backyard, there’s nothing better than getting lost in a fun book during the summer. From heart-pounding romances to twisty mysteries and everything in between, our 2024 summer releases list has something for everyone. We can’t wait to dive into these books! And if you’re looking for our 2024 summer romance recommendations, click here.

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Contemporary Romance Summer 2024 Book Releases

2024 Summer Contemporary Romance Releases

Sirens by Kerrigan Byrne and Cynthia St. Aubin

Margaret Michaels is hoping for a fresh start as a bartender in Townsend Harbor. Deputy Trent McGarvey, who loves a good craft cocktail and a leggy redhead, quickly notices that Maggie doesn’t know a Manhattan from a Mojito. As their after-hours crash course in cocktails gets muddled, so do their hearts.

Sirens releases on July 16 and is available to order on Amazon

Do Me a Favor by Cathy Yardley

Widowed cookbook writer Willa Lieu-Endicott and divorced handyman Hudson Clark find a fresh start in this charming rom-com. Willa’s stuck ghostwriting for a viral cooking star until she meets her new neighbor, Hudson. With biker barbecues, an escape artist dog, and chaotic farm life, their budding romance is a blend of humor and romance.

Do Me a Favor releases on July 23 and is available to order on Amazon

Bananapants by Penny Reid

Estranged childhood friends Ava Archer and Desmond Sullivan reunite in this hilarious rom-com. Ava’s tax season is interrupted by a bizarre offer to impersonate a posh coworker at a fancy party. Desmond, a thief with a code, returns to Chicago to help a friend. Their worlds collide when Ava’s disguise goes awry, leading to laugh-out-loud hijinks and steamy moments.

Bananapants releases on August 6 and is available to order on Amazon

2024 Summer Contemporary Romance Releases

The Truth About Ember by Danica Nava

Ember Lee Cardinal is tired of her resumé getting rejected, so she adds a “little white lie” and lands her dream accounting job. Sparks fly with Danuwoa Colson, the IT guy, but a no-dating policy and a scheming colleague complicate things. Ember must decide between telling the truth or losing everything.

The Truth About Ember releases on August 6 and is available to order on Amazon

The Design of Us by Sajni Patel

Bhanu and Sunny, bickering coworkers, end up fake dating at a destination wedding in Hawai’i. Bhanu’s impulsive lie to help Sunny save face spirals into a week of romantic misadventures. As they navigate meddling families, wedding festivities, and the impending work promotion, they find themselves drawn closer together. Expect fake dating, grumpy/sunshine dynamic, and plenty of laughs.

The Design of Us releases on July 16 and is available to order on Amazon

The Scenic Route by Katie Ruggle

Bounty hunter Felicity Pax loves excitement, and chasing her estranged mother across the Rockies delivers plenty. PI Bennett Green is hot on her trail, leading to a clash of wills and sparks flying. Their adventure through quirky mountain towns uncovers a mystery, and Felicity finds an unexpected partner in Bennett.

The Scenic Route releases on July 30 and is available to order on Amazon

Fantasy, Romantasy and Sci-Fi Summer 2024 Book Releases

2024 Summer Fantasy Releases

Long Live Evil by Sarah Rees Brennan

When Rae’s life falls apart, she escapes into the world of her favorite fantasy series, only to wake up as the villainess. Teaming up with a rogue’s gallery of misfits, she plots to change her fate.

Long Live Evil releases on August 27 and is available to order on Amazon

Sanctuary by Ilona Andrews

Roman, the Volhv wizard, just wants a quiet holiday, but a wounded boy’s arrival disrupts his peace. Elite mercenaries, combat mages, and strange priests storm his property, but they’ve picked the wrong dark priest to mess with. This novella offers humor, action, and a dash of holiday chaos in the Kate Daniels universe.

Sanctuary releases on July 30 and is available to order on Amazon

Beneath These Cursed Stars by Lexi Ryan

Princess Jasalyn, armed with death’s kiss, sneaks out to assassinate enemies, while shape-shifter Felicity dodges a fatal prophecy. Teaming up to take down an evil king, their missions intertwine with forbidden romances and perilous tasks.

Beneath These Cursed Stars releases on July 30 and is available to order on Amazon

Historical Romance Summer 2024 Book Releases

2024 Summer Historical Romance Releases

The Duke at Hazard by K.J. Charles

The Duke of Severn is short, quiet, and recently robbed. To retrieve his stolen heirloom ring, he goes incognito and hires disgraced gentleman Daizell Charnage. As they race across the country, they fall into trouble—and love. But Daizell doesn’t know his quiet lover is a Duke, risking everything they’ve built. 

The Duke at Hazard releases on July 18 and is available to order on Amazon

Hot Earl Summer by Erica Ridley

Elizabeth Wynchester, a bold, curvy justice-seeker, is locked inside the dastardly Earl of Densmore’s castle. Reclusive inventor Stephen Lenox, impersonating his cousin, finds himself protecting her. Sparks fly as they navigate hidden traps and death threats. 

Hot Earl Summer releases on August 6 and is available to order on Amazon

You’re the Problem, It’s You by Emma R. Alban

In this enemies-to-lovers queer Victorian romance, Bobby Mason, the second son, clashes with the newly titled Viscount James Demeroven. Their constant tension and meddling cousins push them together. When an extortionist threatens their families, they must work together, balancing their differences and budding attraction. 

You’re the Problem, It’s You releases on August 27 and is available to order on Amazon

Mystery, Thrillers and Romantic Thriller Summer 2024 Book Releases

2024 Summer Mystery Thrillers Releases

The Body in the Backyard by Lucy Score

Riley Thorn’s ex-husband shows up begging for help, pulling her into a mile-long suspect list. With a dead body complicating matters, her PI boyfriend’s retired business partner takes the lead. As Riley navigates her psychic visions amidst chaos, danger looms closer. 

The Body in the Backyard releases on July 16 and is available to order on Amazon

Passions in Death by J.D. Robb

Lt. Eve Dallas faces a wedding party turned murder scene in this thrilling addition to J.D. Robb’s series. As Eve navigates a violent, premeditated crime, she’s reminded of her own past trauma. With her relentless dedication, she’s determined to find justice for the victim.

Passions in Death releases on September 3 and is available to order on Amazon

The Unwanted by Mia Sheridan

Wilderness guide Harper Ward is drawn into a double murder investigation involving a mysterious man named Lucas. As secrets unfold, Harper’s intrigued by Lucas’s primitive appearance but sensitive demeanor. 

The Unwanted releases on July 9 and is available to order on Amazon

Paranormal Romance Summer 2024 Book Releases

2024 Summer Paranormal Romance Releases

Primal Mirror by Nalini Singh

Auden Scott’s life is a mess of fuzzy memories and terrifying blanks, but her unborn baby is the one thing she’s determined to protect. Enter Leopard alpha Remi Denier, driven by primal instincts to protect. As their worlds collide, secrets of the Scott bloodline come out, revealing unimaginable nightmares.

Primal Mirror releases on July 23 and is available to order on Amazon

Big Witch Energy by Molly Harper

Caroline Wilton is stuck on Starfall Point, literally cursed to die if she leaves. Enter her high school sweetheart, Dr. Ben Hoult, back to win her heart and manage some meddlesome magic. As Caroline and her witchy friends deal with ghosts and old spell books, they uncover secrets that could break the curse. This hilarious, heartwarming second-chance romance features meddling teenagers, a stubborn single dad, and plenty of magical mishaps.

Big Witch Energy releases on August 13 and is available to order on Amazon

Hot Hex Boyfriend by Carly Bloom

Delia Merriweather always believed she was a witch, but without any magic. That is, until she accidentally breaks a hex and restores her family’s powers. Now, she’s a full-fledged witch with a handsome neighbor, Max, who’s caught in her spell. As Delia learns to control her newfound magic, Max must decide if his feelings for her are real or enchanted. 

Hot Hex Boyfriend on September 3 and is available to order on Amazon

Women’s and Historical Fiction Summer 2024 Book Releases

2024 Summer Women's and Historical Fiction Releases

A Certain Kind of Starlight by Heather Webber

Addie returns to Starlight, Alabama, after 12 years to help with the family bakery and face a secret that made her leave. Tessa Jane, dealing with her own troubles, joins her. Together, they rediscover trust, love, and the magic of rising stronger under the stars. 

A Certain Kind of Starlight releases on July 23 and is available to order on Amazon

Summer Ever After by Jane Crittenden

Alice returns to Barcelona, reigniting her passion for food and reconnecting with Andy Hall, the man who broke her heart. As they work together, old sparks fly and new possibilities emerge. A second-chance romance set against the vibrant backdrop of Barcelona, filled with love, food, and sun-soaked moments.

Summer Ever After releases on July 1 and is available to order on Amazon

The Seventh Veil of Salome by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

In 1950s Hollywood, Mexican ingenue Vera Larios lands the role of Salome, sparking envy from bit player Nancy Hartley. Their rivalry mirrors the legendary tale of Salome, with ambition and desire colliding in a glamorous, scandal-filled setting. 

The Seventh Veil of Salome releases on August 6 and is available to order on Amazon

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