The arrangement is just for the summer, and no one will get attached — until they do. There's nothing like curling up with a sweet and steamy romance book. So to help you keep your to-be-read pile stacked for years to come, we did some digging to bring you a diverse set of the steamiest, best romance novels of 2020. It seems like her luck could be turning when she's offered a huge professional opportunity, but to make it work, she'll have to work with her ex's brother, Max Hartley, who convinced his brother to dump Lina in the first place. 67 books — 28 voters Poignant and fresh, Josie Silver's "The Two Lives of Lydia Bird" is a story of love and hope. Subscriber The widowed Sloan Malone's life finally seems to be turning around when she finds an adorable pup named Tucker. In order to avoid her wishes, he enlists Natalie Sobol to pose as his wife. Age Groups. Meanwhile, Laurie's coworker Jamie is single because he doesn't think love is real, which isn't a great look for someone trying to move up the career ladder. Casey and James agree to go with the Tripps on their book tour to help keep their marriage afloat, as Casey can't afford to lose her health insurance and James will get his dream job if he can make it through this trip. Until she meets Robert, who she falls breathtakingly in love with amidst a passionate affair. But one drunken Halloween night is marred in secrets, dividing the community as they struggle to discover what happened. Irish Pride. But then she's given a way to go back to her old life with Freddie, a life where the tragedy never happened. The Most Anticipated 2020 Romance Book Releases. Enter scandal-free Barrister Oliver, whose picture perfect persona makes him an ideal fake boyfriend. Release Date: May 1, 2020 The first book in The Sunshine Sisters series by New York Times Bestselling Author Jennifer Probst… Even though she doesn’t have one of her own, Avery Sunshine believes in soul mates and happily ever afters… for her clients. This is Layne's third novel in the The Central Park Pact series. Finding a sweet dog named Tucker gives her the chance to finally hit play again, but there's just one problem: Tucker's musician owner, Jason, is coming back from a tour in Australia, and he wants him back. From their vibrantly illustrated covers to the stories of enemies-turned-lovers, summer love, erotic entanglements, and historical romps, reading about love never gets old. Liya Thakkar leaves her parents' house in a hurry when she realizes they're trying to set her up with Jay Shah. They try to ignore their feelings for each other, but fate might have something else in mind. But soon Rosie finds out that Dom has a secret, and it could ruin everything they've been working to fix. When he first arrives, it seems like Callum is intentionally trying to push Nikki's buttons by parking right next to her and stealing her customers. "The Trouble with Hating You" by Sajni Patel is about taking a risk on love, and everything that comes with it. 20 years after being torn apart from her childhood crush, powerful political campaign manager Kimba Allen meets Ezra Stern again and there's no denying their instant chemistry—he might just be her soul mate. All she wants is a casual fling, and when Zafir Ansari storms to her rescue during a fire drill, he seems like the perfect fit. But that's before she's given the miraculous chance to return to her old life with Freddie once again. At first, Sam and Layla struggle to work near each other, but they might find out they're just what the other needs. But thanks to a miscommunication, they are, sending Sam's carefully controlled life into haywire. Danika Brown is done with romance. Her arrival marks her reunion with police chief Sawyer Collins, who broke her heart 10 years before. Her newfound confidence leads Samiah to put herself first and start designing the app she's been thinking about for years. But Grant wants to be more than just the company's CEO to her, even though that could put Ireland's career on the line — again. Though stricken with grief, Lydia attempts to find happiness. From #1 Amazon Bestseller L.J. (Yes, her own.) Explore our list of New Releases, Romance at Barnes & Noble®. The 27th book in the Stephanie Plum Series by New York Times Bestselling Author Janet Evanovich… When Stephanie’s beloved Grandma Mazur’s new husband died on their wedding night, the only thing he left her was a beat-up old easy chair…and the keys to a life-changing fortune. She then meets Jake, who's supposed to be a casual fling but slowly turns into more. But when conflict strikes, Shanti has to flee the castle, and Sanyu has to figure out how to lead on his own — and how to find his way back to the strongest woman he's ever known. A leading-edge research firm focused on digital transformation. Angry God book. That's why when Clarke appeases his persistent matchmaking mother by saying he's engaged to Audrey, it doesn't seem like that big of a deal—until things get complicated. But Azere can't seem to find anyone she connects with, and it's after a failed setup that she meets Rafael Castellano. But an emergency forces the couple to return to the public eye, and their love is tested as family secrets and centuries of expectation confront them. Liv enlists backup in the form of Braden Mack, a nightclub owner and member of the Bromance Book Club with the resources to help. Even worse, Andrew and Theo's parents tell everyone at the end of the trip that they'll be selling the cabin, sending the one stable thing in Mae's life just out of reach. But the Tripps aren't as in love as they seem to be, and their animosity toward one another could ruin the career they've built together. Release Date: June 19, 2020. Lydia Bird's world is turned upside down when the love of her life, Freddie, dies in a car accident. It stars Chef Ashna Raje, who is struggling to keep her restaurant afloat. With the resurgence of his rock star father's career, Luc is thrust back into the public eye and in need of a major image rehab. Jasmine Lin Rodriguez is trying to keep a low profile after a dramatic, public breakup that happened just before she lands a starring role on a new telenovela, and her costar, Ashton Suárez, is working to make sure he doesn't get fired from this show like he did from his last. If you're looking for a modern erotic romance novel that leads its characters through their past traumas in a healthy way—and also lots of super sensual sex, Unrestrained is the one for you. Slack-Tide by Elanor Dymott (16 Jan) It's been four years since the loss of a child broke her marriage, and since the traumatic event, Elizabeth is fiercely protective of her independence. Getting cast on "Cooking with the Stars," a competition show that matches celebrities and chefs, seems like the perfect solution. Plenty of delightful romance books have been released in 2020, so you'll have no shortage of options when trying to pick your next tantalizing read. From friends-to-lovers and fake dating, to co-workers and finding a spark again, there’s certainly something for every romance lover (or newcomer) to enjoy! Layla Patel and Sam Mehta shouldn't be working in the same, small office above Layla's father's restaurant. Even though they have nothing in common, Luc and Oliver make a deal to have a PR relationship, parading around town on fake dates to improve Luc's reputation. A lawyer named Laurie is left distraught after her boyfriend of 10 years abruptly ends things. And if there's a year where we especially needed that and then some, it was 2020. Things get complicated when it turns out dating Jake could threaten her career. With her department at her university at risk, professor Naya Turner is convinced to go on a carefree night on the town. Rosie and Dominic appear to be the same picture perfect high school sweethearts they were 10 years ago. Nikki DiMarco is already struggling to keep up in the Maui food truck she runs with her mom, and the arrival of Callum James from England just makes things worse. Naturally, she's furious. Years of cultivating a stoic and professional image come crashing down when her boyfriend catfishes and cheats on her with two other women, and Samiah confronts him at a restaurant in an incident that ends up going viral online.