New Romance Books being released in May 2023

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) /

April showers bring May flowers and this time, we’re not kidding. There are some exciting romance books coming out this month.

To me, May is the quintessential time to be reading romance books. As I said every time, I read romance books year-round but to me, there is something so fun about reading them in spring and summer. Just sitting outside with a good romance in hand is unbeatable.

Either way, I feel like this month in particular is an embarrassment of riches. There are so many good romance books coming out and so many I know I want to pick up. Even if you’re not a romance reader, you might still end up finding something you’ll enjoy.

Regardless, there are a lot of books to be talking about so let’s not waste any more time and get into the books.

These are some exciting romance books being released in May 2023.

As with every single one of these lists, I want to make sure that you know this isn’t all the romance books coming out in May. Rather, these are books I’ve seen mentioned a lot and are talked about plus a lot of them are ones I’m excited about so let’s get into them.

  • Echoes of You by Catherine Cowles (May 2)
  • Meet Me at the Lake by Carley Fortune (May 2)
  • Sugar, Spice, and Can’t Play Nice by Annika Sharma (May 2)
  • Kyland by Mia Sheridan (May 2)
  • Best Men by Sidney Karger (May 2)
  • Jana Goes Wild by Farah Heron (May 2)
  • Practice Makes Perfect by Sarah Adams (May 2)
  • Runaway Love by Melanie Harlow (May 4)
  • A Crown of Ivy & Glass by Claire Legrand (May 9)
  • Grim and Bear It by Juliette Cross (May 9)
  • The True Love Experiment by Christina Lauren (May 16)
  • The Book Proposal by KJ Micciche (May 16)
  • Take A Hike by Mimi Grace (May 17)
  • Mrs. Nash’s Ashes by Sarah Adler (May 23)
  • That Time I Drugged A Dragon by Kimberly Lemming (May 23)
  • The Kingmaker by Kennedy Ryan (May 23)
  • Mantras & Minotaurs by Ashley Bennett (May 26)
  • Love At First Set by Jennifer Dugan (May 30)
  • Marrying Off Morgan McBride by Amy Barry (May 30)
  • Chef’s Choice by T.J. Alexander (May 30)
  • Once More With Feeling by Elissa Sussman (May 30)

As you can see, May is a massive month for romance releases and hopefully, some of these will help to brighten up your spring read.

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