12 upcoming romance books releasing September-December 2022

UNITED STATES - 2008/07/12: Romance novel section of a bookstore. (Photo by John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - 2008/07/12: Romance novel section of a bookstore. (Photo by John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images) /

Keeping up with new releases isn’t easy, especially with romance books. There are a plethora of subgenres, authors, and tropes to keep track of.

Thus far in 2022, there have been plenty of highs and lows in the romance book world. Even so, there are still plenty of releases you should have on your radar. However, this isn’t going to be a full list of all the upcoming romance book releases.

Instead, this is going to focus on romance books being released between September to December with 3 releases being featured from each month. While there is going to be plenty to choose from, these books are at the top of some most anticipated lists.

Without further ado, let’s not waste any more time as this is a lot of upcoming releases to get to so let’s break it down.

These September romance books need to be on your fall TBR.

Narrowing it down to 3 romance books for September wasn’t easy, but all of these have a high probability of being on your TBR for the fall. First up is actually a Christmas romance written by two beloved authors: Julie Murphy and Sierra Simone. A Merry Little Meet Cute is a romance between an adult film star and her childhood crush, a former boy bander. Honestly, this one sounds so steamy and fun that it had to make the list as its release date is September 20th.

Next up is Do You Take This Man by Denise Williams, releasing on September 6th. Denise Williams’ books are always a lot of fun and have great representation in them. This one follows RJ, a character we met in previous books who frankly despises romance but ends up becoming a wedding officiant and an event planner as they have their own romance. RJ is such an interesting character so it’ll be nice to see how Denise Williams builds up the romance between her and Lear.

Lastly for September is Vanessa Jared’s Got A Man by LaQuette. This book follows Vanessa who is divorced and it’s essentially her putting herself back out there until she ends up coming face-to-face with a man who wants her to talk some sense into his sister who is dating her ex. This book sounds like it’s going to be fun, dramatic and just the perfect read for September. This one is set to release on September 20th.

These October romance books are perfect for the upcoming cooler weather.

The first October release is one a lot of us have been waiting for and that’s Mistakes Were Made by Meryl Wilsner. This book is a sapphic romance between a college student and her best friend’s mom. It sounds like it’s going to be angsty and fun while also featuring a solid romance plus it comes out on October 11th so it’s the perfect book to snuggle up with.

This next book is A Cosmic Kind of Love by Samantha Young. This book follows a romance between an event planner and an astronaut who connect in an unlikely way. Honestly, this book seems like it has the potential to be incredibly fun and unique. This book is set to release on October 18th.

The last romance book for October is one I’ve heard no one talk about and that’s On the Hustle by Adriana Herrera. This book follows a boss-employee romance along with a reality TV aspect thrown in there. Honestly, this book is bound to be sexy and fun as Adriana Herrera’s books always follow Domician characters and women are strong badasses so this one is bound to be another banger from her. This one is set to release on October 11th.

These November romances need to be on your early Christmas list.

I’d be remiss to not include Kennedy Ryan’s upcoming release on this list because she is the queen of hard-hitting romance books. In particular, Before I Let Go is her Black love, marriage-in-trouble/second-chance romance book. Honestly, this book sounds like it’s going to be full of angst and yet be an emotional story, too. This book is set to be released on November 15th which frankly isn’t soon enough.

Another author making the jump from indie to traditional publishing is Chloe Liese. Her book, Two Wrongs Make A Right is poised to be a reimagining of Much Ado about Nothing and it’s a fake-dating romance between Bea and Jamie. Honestly, Chloe Liese writes such inclusive and fun romances that you need to have her traditionally published novel on your radar. The release date for this one is November 22nd.

Last but not least, this month wouldn’t be complete without a Christmas book and A Very Merry Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams had to make the cut. This is book 5 in the series and it’s Colton’s second-chance romance with a character we met previously. Considering that this series has yet to feature a holiday, this is the ideal book to help you get in the holiday spirit. Plus it is set to release on November 1st so it’s perfect to get you into the Christmas mood.

The December releases are sparse but these three are worth noting.

The first is actually a sequel and that’s Well Traveled by Jen DeLuca. This series follows couples who meet either because of or at a Renaissance Faire. This book follows Lulu and Dex who are characters we’ve met previously and it’s a road trip romance that sounds like so much fun. While this book has summer vibes, this series is fun all year round as it’s releasing on December 6th.

Next up is actually the start of a new series by Avery Flynn and that’s Witcha Gonna Do. This one is unsurprisingly a romance between two witches who end up teaming up with each other to try and help her family. Not only does this book have one of the cutest covers of the year but it sounds like it’s going to be some forced proximity goodness. This book is set to release on December 6th.

The last book making the cut is A Dash of Salt and Pepper by Kosoko Jackson. This is an m/m romance between two chefs and it sounds like it’s going to be equal parts funny and steamy. At this point, this is his second romance release for the year so if you haven’t read Kosoko Jackson yet then this one might be for you.

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Overall, there are tons of romance books coming out in the latter half of the year. Hopefully, you were able to find something new to add to your TBR. Even if you weren’t, I’d love to know some of your anticipated releases for the end of the year.