New Romance Book Releases in January 2021

Discover all the best, upcoming releases in romance coming this January 2021. These are the new releases that I’m most looking forward to reading and which you should mark on your to read list.

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Check out the new romance book releases coming in January 2021

New Romance Book Releases Coming in January 2021

Just when I think I might take a break from reading new releases and actually tackle my ever growing pile of books on my “to read” list, one or more new releases catch my eye and I’m hooked!

This month there’s not just one but several new romance book releases coming that I’m so excited to read.

Sorry, TBR pile, I might not make such a big dent in you after all this January.

Most Anticipated Romance Books

Every January I also like to look at what the romance book world has to offer for the year ahead.

I select my most anticipated romance books that are already scheduled for the year and count down to their releases.

Several romance books that made this year’s Most Anticipated Romance Books of 2021 list are releasing THIS month!

These new releases will tide me over as I wait for the rest of the novels on that list to release this coming year.

Variety in January’s New Releases

While I do have my favorite romance book sub-genres and romance book tropes, I’m not one to only read one type of romance novel. Variety is the spice of life is it not?

This month’s most anticipated new book releases offer something for everyone and many of my favorite tropes.

I finally have a new MM romance to look forward to as well as more enemies to lovers, sports romance, and office romance stories.

If you’re looking for a mafia romance book or a poly romance novel, this month’s new releases have that for you too.

Check out all of my recommended new book releases coming this January below, and keep up to date with all new releases on my upcoming releases page.

January New Romance Book Releases from My Favorite Authors:

The Strike Out by Meghan Quinn is a baseball romance book.

The Strike Out
by Meghan Quinn

Sports Romance
January 4, 2021

She was the hot diner waitress putting herself through school and I was the rich, arrogant ball player she misjudged.

But one day was all it took to change her mind and now she’s mine. So why do I feel like I’m losing her and I’m going to strike out with the only girl I’ve fallen for?

YES! We finally get Holt’s full story and I cannot wait. Quinn gave us a taste in the compilation, Team Player 2 , and it was so so good but aren’t all of her baseball boys?!

Amazon | Goodreads

Roommate by Sarina Bowen is a must read, upcoming book release coming in January 2021.

by Sarina Bowen

MM Romance
January 12, 2021

Kieran has a secret that he needs to keep only it’s becoming more and more difficult ever since his new roommate moved in.

He can’t stop thinking about Roderick, the only person who knows the truth – tempting him to lose everything. 

If Sarina Bowen is releasing a new MM romance, I am so on it! Especially if it’s about a broody lumberjack.

I’m so excited about this book that it made my list of Most Anticipated Romance Books of 2021.

Amazon | Goodreads

The Invitation book cover

The Invitation
by Vi Keeland

Contemporary Romance
January 18, 2021

I first med Hudson Rothchild at a wedding.

My attraction to the groomsman was immediate and our chemistry was off the charts. We were having a great time until he realized I wasn’t who he thought he was.

That’s when I fled, leaving everything behind, including my cell phone. But who should find it? Yep. The gorgeous and now angry Hudson who’s now hot on my tail.

I love how this romance book looks to have a unique take on a modern Cinderella story and I cannot wait to see what she does with it.

It too made my list of Most Anticipated Romance Books of 2021.

Amazon | Goodreads

Not My Match is a contemporary romance book by popular romance book author, Ilsa Madden-Mills. This opposites attract romance book pits a virgin with a professional football player. Check out the book review from romance book blogger, She Reads Romance Books, to see if this is a romance book worth reading.

Not My Match
by Ilsa Madden-Mills

Friends to Lovers Romance, Sports Romance
January 19, 2021

I’m sworn to stay away from Giselle, the sweet girl genius. But when she ends up homeless, I can’t help but invite her to live with me.

Not only does she need a place to stay, but she it’s clear she also needs help in the love department.

The only problem is the more I play matchmaker for the twenty-four-year-old virgin, the more I want her for my own.

A friends to lovers story featuring a virgin tempting a star wide receiver? I’m swooning already.

I love the relationship coach/match making romance book trope, which is why this one also made my list of Most Anticipated Romance Books of 2021.

Amazon | Goodreads

How to Save a Life is a must read, new romance book release coming in February 2021.

How to Save a Life
by P. Dangelico

Contemporary Romance
January 19, 2021

Riley James has her sight set on goals to achieve, a business to grow and dreams to achieve. No way is she going to let anyone get in her way, except maybe Jordan West.

When tragedy strikes, entrusting Jordan with the care of a toddler, he needs all the help he can get.

It’s been way too long since I read a P. Dangelico book so I cannot wait to read this new release.

Another January new romance book release to make my Most Anticipated Romance Books of 2021 list.

Amazon | Goodreads

The Finish Line by Kate Stewart is the final book in her contemporary romance series, The Ravenhood, that romance book fans will find worth reading. This is the epic conclusion to a must read series that delivers a powerful second chance love story. Find out if this is one of the best novels of 2021 by checking out the full book review from romance book blogger, She Reads Romance Books.

The Finish Line
by Kate Stewart

Contemporary Romance
January 26, 2021

The Ravenhood Duet is now a three part series with The Finish Line! You don’t want to miss it.

Amazon | Goodreads

More Upcoming Book Releases for January:

Tempted book cover.

by Ava Harrison

Office Romance
January 4, 2021

My life is in shambles so I took a job in the one place I shouldn’t.

And the bad boy who tempts me from the moment I first saw him is none other than, Drew Lawson, owner of the hottest club in the city…and my new boss.

It’s time I read an Ava Harrison romance novel and this may just be the one!

Amazon | Goodreads

Reputation book cover

by Adriana Locke

Enemies to Lovers Romance
January 5, 2021

Coy Mason is a jerk. He was always the small-town, boy next door but now he’s the country music star that is still pushing Bellamy’s buttons.

Amazon | Goodreads

Only One Night book cover.

Only One Night
by Natasha Madison

Hockey Romance
January 5, 2021

I didn’t want to go to my best friend’s bachelorette party but it was only one night, and one it turns out I’d never forget…with him.

I never expected to see him again, but then I came face to face with the captain of the Dallas Oilers and his wife.

You can never read enough hockey romance books so this one was an easy addition to my TBR list!

Amazon | Goodreads

The Fourth Time Charm book cover.

The Fourth Time Charm
by Maya Hughes

Friends to Lovers, College Romance
January 7, 2021

Why did I have to go and fall for my best friend? My coach’s daughter? And will I have to choose between my football dreams or our friendship?

You don’t have to twist my arm to read a sports romance book and I love the set up of this friends to lovers story.

Amazon | Goodreads

Destructive King book cover.

Destructive King
by Rachel Van Dyken

Mafia Romance
January 12, 2021

Ash’s fiancé is dead and he blames Annie Smith. She’s his worst enemy and yet she’s under his father’s protection.

With her stuck in his life, Ash can’t decide if he wants to strangle her or kiss her, but either way, he plans to destroy her.

I’m excited to dip my toes into the mafia romance world and this book blurb just sucked me right in. Plus the cover is so intriguing!

Amazon | Goodreads

How to Get Lucky book cover.

How to Get Lucky
by Lauren Blakely and Joe Arden

Contemporary Romance
January 20, 2021

What do you do when you find out that the woman you brought home last night is your boss’ little sister? You don’t touch again, that’s what.

Yet when London asks me to help her with a work project, one that has us working late every night, my will power may not be so strong after all.

I just think it’s pretty cool that Lauren Blakely teamed up with award winning romance narrator, Joe Arden for this one!

Amazon | Goodreads

Stealing Home is the latest contemporary, sports romance book from Carrie Aarons. This book takes a poignant look at domestic violence and how love can be found again. Check out the book review from romance book blogger, She Reads Romance Books, to see if this is a sports romance book worth reading

Stealing Home
by Carrie Aarons

Baseball Romance
January 22, 2021

Walker Callahan has loved from afar for as long as he can remember.

The woman he loves is already married with children but when the ugly secrets of her marriage make the light of day, he’ll have to risk his own future and show her how to trust again or miss his chance.

I could already tell how much Walker cared for Hannah in the first book of this series. I have a feeling it’s going to tug on my heart strings for sure.

Amazon | Goodreads

The Ex Talk is sure to be one of 2021’s best romance books worth reading. Check out what romance book blogger, She Reads Romance Books, thought of this enemies to lovers office romance where love is found on the air on public radio.

The Ex Talk
by Rachel Lynn Soloman

Enemies to Lovers
January 26, 2021

Shay Goldstein has been a producer at her Seattle public radio station for nearly a decade. She loves her job but lately it’s one big headache due to her newest colleague, Dominic Yum.

Now she’s paired with him as her co-host for the new show, The Ex Talk, posing as exes, and sharing relationship advice live on the air.

The show is an instant hit but as the show’s popularity grows, so does their deception as the two start to fall for one another.

This looks to be a fantastic enemies to lovers romance so I’m counting the days to read this one.

Since I love this trope, it’s also on my Most Anticipated Romance Books of 2021 list.

Amazon | Goodreads

The Architect book cover.

The Architect
by Nikki Sloane

Poly Romance
January 26, 2021

My new boyfriend is a stiff, buttoned-up architect. But when the biggest project of his career pulls him away, his solution to fulfill my needs is Travis under Clay’s watchful direction.

These two men couldn’t be more different, but the one thing they share is me and one day I will have to choose.

Oh I can only imagine how HOT this book is going to be as Nikki Sloane always brings the heat!

I’m excited to see the differences between Travis and Clay and how they both please her.

Amazon | Goodreads

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