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It Happened One Fight

Maureen Lee Lenker (Sourcebooks Casablanca)

Lenker’s debut pays homage to the screwball comedies of yore. In the golden age of Hollywood, starlet Joan Davis is determined to make a name for herself independently of her frequent costar and perennial annoyance, Dash Howard. But when an on-set prank leaves these sparring hearts accidentally married, their on-screen chemistry blossoms into real-life love. This should be a treat for film buffs and enemies-to-lovers fans alike.


Same Time Next Summer

Annabel Monaghan (Putnam)

Exes get a second chance at summer love in this beachy and emotional romance. Wyatt Pope broke Sam Holloway’s heart as a teenager and she’s been protecting herself by making safe, sensible choices ever since. When the pair are reunited as adults, however, Wyatt, now a rock star, reawakens Sam’s free spirit. Monaghan captures both the giddy feeling of falling in love and the laid-back enjoyment of summer on the coast.


To Have and to Heist

Sara Desai (Berkley)

In this fun rom-com caper, a crew of debt-ridden millennial gig workers attempt a diamond heist, led by smart, scrappy Simi and mysterious thief Jack. Desai mines her kooky cast’s contrasting personalities for laughs and keeps the pages flying with criminal hijinks and simmering romantic tension. It’s the perfect balance of swoonworthy moments and cinematic action.


We Could Be So Good

Cat Sebastian (Avon)

Set in a 1950s newsroom, this gay romantic drama follows a hardworking reporter who strikes up first an unlikely friendship and then a forbidden romance with his boss’s hapless son. Sebastian’s first book since finishing her London Highwaymen duology promises lush historical scene setting, cozy domesticity, and big romantic feels.


Zora Books Her Happily Ever After

Taj McCoy (Mira)

Bookstore owner Zora Dizon embarks on a relationship with her celebrity crush, mystery writer Lawrence Michaels, even as she develops feelings for his best friend in this adorable romp. McCoy makes the love triangle work by making both love interests equally viable, meanwhile bibliophile and aspiring amateur sleuth Zora proves a worthy heroine. Readers will have no trouble rooting for her to find true love.


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