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Six Must-Read Romance Novels to Swoon Over in May 2024

Get ready to fall head over heels and swoon all month long with these six captivating romance novels releasing in May 2024! From charming enemies-to-lovers tales to heartwarming fake relationships, steamy sports romances to gripping romantic suspense, these must-read books offer something for every romance lover.

Prepare to be whisked away to the stunning Prince Edward Island, get lost in the delicious world of Armenian cuisine, and find yourself rooting for unforgettable characters as they navigate the ups and downs of love. With witty banter, sizzling chemistry, and emotional depth, these six novels showcase the best of the romance genre.

Bestselling authors like Christina Lauren, Lauren Blakely, and Catherine Cowles are back with new installments in beloved series, while rising stars Taleen Voskuni, Carley Fortune, and K.J. Micchiche are ready to steal your heart with their fresh and engaging storytelling.

Whether you're in the mood for a light-hearted escape or an intensely passionate journey, these six romance novels are guaranteed to keep you enthralled from the first page to the last. So, clear your calendar, pre-order your copies, and get ready to indulge in some of the most anticipated and unputdownable love stories of the year.

Without further ado, let's dive into the six must-read romance novels that will make you swoon, laugh, cry, and fall in love in April 2024!

1. Lavash at First Sight by Taleen Voskuni (5/7):

Lavash at First Sight by Taleen Voskuni

In this delightful tale, Nazeli "Ellie" Gregorian finds herself drawn to the enigmatic Vanya Simonian at a food packaging conference in Chicago. The catch? Their families own rival companies, making them sworn enemies. With witty banter, electric chemistry, and mouthwatering descriptions of Armenian cuisine, this enemies-to-lovers romance will leave you craving more.

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2. This Summer Will Be Different by Carley Fortune (5/7):

 This Summer Will Be Different by Carley Fortune

Set against the stunning backdrop of Prince Edward Island, this captivating romance follows Lucy, a vacationing tourist who shares an unforgettable night with Felix, unaware that he's her best friend Bridget's younger brother. As Lucy returns to the island to help Bridget through a crisis, she finds herself increasingly drawn to Felix, even as she questions whether her heart is in the right hands. Fortune's writing is both heartwarming and engaging, making this a perfect summer read.

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3. Well and Truly Pucked by Lauren Blakely (5/9):

Well and Truly Pucked by Lauren Blakely

Imagine booking a vacation rental to get away from your toxic ex, only to find yourself accidentally sharing it with three hot hockey players for a week. That's exactly what happens to the heroine of this steamy romance, who finds herself falling for the attentive and adoring men who volunteer to help her get revenge on her terrible ex. With plenty of heat and heart, this sports romance is sure to leave you swooning.

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4. The Paradise Problem by Christina Lauren (5/14):

The Paradise Problem by Christina Lauren

In this charming tale, Anna Green and Liam "West" Weston find themselves in a marriage of convenience that's lasted far longer than either of them anticipated. As pressure mounts from West's family to see his mysterious spouse, he has no choice but to turn to the one person he's afraid to introduce to his one-percenter parents – his unpolished, not-so-ex-wife. Lauren's signature humor and heart shine through in this delightful romance.

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5. A Storybook Wedding by K.J. Micchiche (5/14):

A Storybook Wedding by K.J. Micchiche

When librarian Cecily Jane Allerton and struggling author Nate Ellis are caught in a compromising position during their MFA program, they decide to elope to keep the haters from destroying their careers. Now they're back on Block Island, pretending to be a real married couple and finding that their mutual attraction is all too real. With Cecily vying for a literary award, Nate striving to overcome writer's block, and plans to annul the marriage after the MFA program ends, what could possibly go wrong? Micchiche's witty writing and charming characters make this a must-read for fans of fake relationship romances.

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6. Fragile Sanctuary by Catherine Cowles (5/16):

Fragile Sanctuary by Catherine Cowles

In this gripping tale, the heroine finds herself drawn to the grumpy and rude Anson Hunt, her brother's best friend and the new contractor working on her house. As her world comes crashing down around her, Anson is the one who catches her as she falls and steps in to keep her safe. But Anson's secrets have a price, and when they're revealed, neither of them will make it out unscathed. Cowles' writing is both compelling and emotionally charged, making this a perfect read for fans of romantic suspense.

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With these six incredible romance novels hitting the shelves in May 2024, you'll have plenty of swoon-worthy reads to keep you entertained all month long. Whether you're in the mood for a heartwarming enemies-to-lovers story, a captivating tale of love on Prince Edward Island, or a gripping romantic suspense, these books have something for everyone. So mark your calendars, pre-order your copies, and get ready to fall in love with these unforgettable romance novels!


Q: What makes "Lavash at First Sight" by Taleen Voskuni a must-read romance novel? A: "Lavash at First Sight" is a charming enemies-to-lovers romance that features witty banter, electric chemistry between the main characters, and mouthwatering descriptions of Armenian cuisine. Voskuni's writing is engaging and authentic, making this novel a delightful read.

Q: Is "This Summer Will Be Different" by Carley Fortune a standalone novel or part of a series? A: "This Summer Will Be Different" is a standalone novel set on the beautiful Prince Edward Island. It's a perfect summer read that will transport you to the stunning backdrop of the island and keep you engaged with its heartwarming story.

Q: What can readers expect from "The Paradise Problem" by Christina Lauren? A: "The Paradise Problem" is a charming tale of a marriage of convenience that lasts longer than expected. With Christina Lauren's signature humor and heart, readers can expect a delightful romance that will keep them turning the pages.

Q: Is "Well and Truly Pucked" by Lauren Blakely a steamy romance novel? A: Yes, "Well and Truly Pucked" is a steamy sports romance that features a heroine who finds herself sharing a vacation rental with three hot hockey players. With plenty of heat and heart, this novel is perfect for fans of sexy contemporary romances.

Q: What makes "A Storybook Wedding" by K.J. Micchiche a must-read for fans of fake relationship romances? A: "A Storybook Wedding" features a librarian and an author who elope to keep their careers intact, only to find themselves pretending to be a real married couple. With witty writing and charming characters, this novel is a must-read for anyone who loves a good fake relationship romance.

Q: Is "Fragile Sanctuary" by Catherine Cowles a standalone novel or part of a series? A: "Fragile Sanctuary" is the first book in the Sparrow Falls series by Catherine Cowles. It's a gripping romantic suspense novel that features a grumpy hero and a heroine in danger, making it perfect for fans of emotionally charged romances.

Q: When will these romance novels be released? A: "Lavash at First Sight" and "This Summer Will Be Different" will be released on May 7, 2024. "Well and Truly Pucked" will be released on May 9, 2024. "The Paradise Problem" and "A Storybook Wedding" will be released on May 14, 2024. "Fragile Sanctuary" will be released on May 16, 2024.

Q: Are these romance novels available for pre-order? A: Yes, most of these romance novels are available for pre-order in ebook format. Be sure to check with your favorite book retailer or the authors' websites for more information on how to pre-order your copies.


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