Book of the Month is known for frequently including sweet and sometimes saucy romance books in their monthly lineup. Today we’re looking at the best romance books Book of the Month has featured to help you find the best romance novels you absolutely need to read. Check them out!
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1. Best Summer Read: People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry
People We Meet on Vacation made me an Emily Henry fan. People We Meet on Vacation follows two best friends and a final vacation. It is adorable and fun and everything you ever need in a romance book. This is also a fan favorite at Book of the Month. It was even a Book of the Year finalist.
2. Best Guilty Pleasure Read: The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood
The Love Hypothesis was just plain fun to read. It started as a fanfiction and you definitely get fanfiction vibes from it as you’re reading with the style of writing and some of the plot points. Many had a love it or hate it mindset. If you go into this book expected to suspend your disbelief and have lighthearted fun then you’ll love this book.
Ali Hazelwood’s second book Love on the Brian was also included through Book of the Month for the September 2022 selection. She also has Under One Roof, Stuck With You, and Below Zero coming available over the next year.
3. Best Historical Romance: The Heiress Gets a Duke by Harper St. George
It’s been a time since I read The Heiress Gets a Duke but I remember adoring it. It was a cute historical romance that is perfect for those who don’t usually read historical romance and would prefer a light weekend read without too much heavy historical stuff. I did find that the conflict seemed to be carried on for a tad too long and the subplot wasn’t very strong which made it very clear the romance was the focus.
This is slightly salacious but is overall a light read. As the first in a series, if you love this there are three more books in the Gilded Age Heiresses series. The other books are The Devil and the Heiress, The Lady Tempts an Heir, and The Duchess Takes a Husband.
4. Best Spooky Pick: The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling
The Ex Hex was a fun, spooky read featuring witches both female and male. This book has a second-chance romance and is downright magical. If you want something sweet and quirky that will make you laugh out loud then this is it. I loved reading this book and sped right through it. You’ll notice there is a love-or-hate relationship with this book. If you go into it with the mindset that it’s a (hello, clearly) light and fluffy romance then you’ll likely have a ton of fun with it.
5. Best LGBTQ+ Pick: Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
Red, White & Royal Blue is a light and happy read following the president’s son and Prince Henry. This book is a frenemy-to=lovers romance including royals. It’s also a fairly hefty book at over 400 pages. This is a top fave for many Book of the Month readers and you’ll see many recommend this book. It has an incredibly low dislike rate and super high love rate. If you’re looking for a cute romance or want a read with LGBTQ+ themes then this is your go-to.
Not a BOTM member yet; what are you waiting for? Check out all the details of Book of the Month memberships here. Want the books without the subscription? Consider signing up for Kindle Unlimited or Audible. To be transparent, I currently have a KU membership which I definitely get my money’s worth out of. While not every book is available through the program the selection is still above satisfactory. On the other hand, I’ve only used Audible a few times. I like the platform and the options but I just don’t listen to audiobooks that often so I can’t justify the monthly expense for myself personally.