The Most Anticipated New Romance Book Releases Coming August 2021

Looking for the most anticipated, new romance book releases coming this August? Check out the book list of my top 10 new romance book releases for August 2021.

These are the romance books I consider must reads for any romance book lover!

Don’t leave your book shelf or e-reader hanging without these new release titles.

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Check out the book list of the most anticipated new romance book releases coming August 2021.

Since I’m always searching for the best romance books worth reading, I can’t help but get excited for all the possibilities each month’s new romance book releases have to offer.

That’s why every month I give you my list of my most anticipated new romance book releases that are sure to make my must read pile.

Romance books to make this list typically fall into my most favorite romance book tropes but I always like to keep it fresh with new authors and books that look to have that wow factor.

This month, many new release titles are from my Best Summer Reads of 2021 list but there are also a few new additions that caught my eye.

Fellow lovers of MM romance will see quite a few new book releases in this category this month!

I’m also excited to finally dive into a Helen Hoang book as she’s an author I’ve been meaning to read for quite some time. Farrah Rochon is an author I highlighted on my Black Romance Authors list so I can’t wait to read her new release as well.

Which new romance book release for August 2021 are YOU most excited to read? Share in your comments below. I’d love to hear it.

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My Top 10 Most Anticipated New Romance Book Releases for August 2021

The Heart Principle is one of the most anticipated new romance book releases for August 2021.

The Heart Principle 
by Helen Hoang

Mental Health Romance
August 3, 2021

Anna Sun dislikes Quan Diep or so she keeps trying to convince herself. But it seems he only has eyes for her newly engaged sister.

Wanting to protect her sister, Anna works to overcome her OCD, and find a way to bury her anxieties and seduce Quan so he doesn’t ruin her sister’s engagement.

I can’t believe I’ve yet to read a Hoang romance which is why this book also made my Most Anticipated Romance Books of 2021 list.

I have a real weakness for books that highlight characters with mental health conditions so I can’t wait to read about Anna!

Amazon | Goodreads

Winning With Him is one of the most anticipated new romance book releases coming August 2021.

Winning With Him
by Lauren Blakely

MM Sports Romance
August 6, 2021

Resisting the shortstop has never been my strong suit. I failed at it during my first spring training. It sure as hell looks like I’m about to fail at it again.

The sport I love playing with my very soul hangs in the balance. Trouble is, I can’t seem to get Declan out of my head, even if I stand to lose everything I’ve worked for my entire life.

This book follows Blakely’s July release, Scoring With Him to complete her Men of Summer duet.

I’m loving Blakely’s new MM romances and can’t wait to complete this duet series. Both books made my best summer reads of 2021 list!

Amazon | Goodreads

Role Model is a new romance book release for August 2021.

Role Model
by Rachel Reid

MM Hockey Romance
August 10, 2021

Troy Barrett has been freshly traded to Ottawa after calling out Dallas Kent during a team practice.  Fortunately the Ottawa team includes some fun players, and also includes an adorable social media manager, Harris Drover.

Harris is the opposite of Troy in every way: friendly, cheerful, chatty, and goofy with a booming voice, a startlingly loud laugh, and Pride pins all over his denim jacket. Definitely not the sort of person Troy would normally associate with, and yet…

Rachel Reid totally captivated me with her MM hockey romance, Heated Rivalry, so it was a no brainer that this new release was going to be added to my must read list.

I like that this book features an opposites attract love story between hockey player and social media manager. Harris sounds adorable and I can’t wait to “meet” him.

Amazon | Goodreads

Just Not That Into Billionaires is one of the most anticipated new romance book releases for August 2021.

Just Not That Into Billionaires
by Annika Martin

Friends to Enemies to Lovers Billionaire Romance
August 10, 2021

Francine is stunned when she discovers she’s been married – for the last ten years! – to Benny, the surly and nerdy frenemy she worked with one summer in Vegas.

When she tracks down Benny, he’s now a cold and wolfish billionaire. He’s willing to sign the divorce paperwork…for a price: she has to spend the next three weeks playing his doting wife.

This book totally had me at frenemy! I love enemies to lovers books and the twist that these two have been secretly married all this time sounds oh so fun.

Amazon | Goodreads

Unforgettable is a new romance book release coming August 2021.

by Marley Valentine

MM Romance
August 12, 2021

One night with Reeve Hale wasn’t enough. I knew it when I kissed him, I knew it when I slept with him, and I was certain of it when I walked out of his motel room the very next day.

So when the shy, gorgeous man is introduced as our newest employee at Vino and Veritas, I can’t help ask him to be my fake boyfriend at my sister’s upcoming wedding.

We agreed to one night. We negotiated a fake relationship. But I’m the one who broke our terms. I wasn’t supposed to fall in love and he was never supposed to be so unforgettable. 

MM romance AND a fake relationship? Yes, I am definitely reading this one. It’s been fun exploring new authors in the Vino and Veritas book world so I hope this one is a keeper!

Amazon | Goodreads

The Dating Playbook is one of the most anticipated new romance book releases coming August 2021.

The Dating Playbook
by Farrah Rochon

Fake Relationship Romance
August 17, 2021

But when they’re accidentally outed as a couple, Taylor agrees to fake date her client. Only now she’s not so sure if Jamar is only in it to achieve his goal or if he’s playing for keeps.

I’ve read a few romance books with the storyline of a trainer and injured athlete falling for each other. I love that this one has a fake relationship angle to it as well! This will be my first Rochon book and I can’t wait to read it.

Amazon | Goodreads

The Introvert’s Guide to Blind Dating
by Emma Hart

Contemporary Romance
August 17, 2021

Since I’m the loner of my friend group, they insist I go on a blind date with someone my best friends assure me will be perfect for me. Only it turns out it’s Maverick Donovan, my one night stand from two weeks ago.

Instead of another date, the superstar playboy author asks me for only one thing: my help with his research for his next novel. His heroine in his next hot romance is the owner of a bakery, but he has no idea how to bake.

I agree to create some recipes for his leading lady, and he’ll credit me and my store. I just didn’t think I’d be giving him my heart in the process.

I just love the set up of the romance novels in the Introvert’s Guide series – watching three friends try out dating either online, speed dating or in this case blind. Dating these days is hard which is why it’s so much more fun to live through someone else’s experience!

Plus any book about a romance author is one to read in my book.

Amazon | Goodreads

I’m Only Wicked With You is one of the most anticipated new romance book releases for August 2021.

I’m Only Wicked With You
by Julie Anne Long

Historical Romance
August 24, 2021

Nothing and no one can stand in the way of Hugh Cassidy’s drive to build an American empire until he meets the sheltered darling of London, Lady Lillias Vaughn.

When they meet, sparks ignite and lead to an inevitable indiscretion. Hugh’s proposal salvages Lillias’ honor but kills their dreams for their futures…until they arrive at a plan that could honorably set them free.

Sometimes I just need to escape into a historical romance and this one is my pick for August. I particularly love historical romance novels where an indiscretion is involved so here’s hoping Long scores again with this new release.

Amazon | Goodreads

The Highland Fling is one of the most anticipated new romance book releases coming August 2021.

The Highland Fling 
by Meghan Quinn

Opposites Attract Romance
August 24, 2021

Bonnie St. James has lost her way. In the hopes of finding some direction, she decides to answer a “help wanted” post to run a coffee shop in the Scottish Highlands.

There she finds a less-than-warm welcome in Rowan MacGregor, the rugged local handyman, but sparks soon begin to fly.

Meghan Quinn’s romance books have THE best banter so I can only image the barbs and sparks that are going to fly between Rowan and Bonnie. Plus, you never have to twist my arm to read a romance book that features a hot Scotsman!

I’ve been waiting on this book for quite awhile as it is one of the best summer reads of the year.

Amazon | Goodreads

The Royals Next Door is one of the most anticipated new romance book releases coming August 2021.

The Royals Next Door
by Karina Halle

Royal Romance
August 31, 2021

Piper Evans lives a quiet life in the tight-knit island community that still sees her, five years in, as an outsider. That is until a prince and princess with their brooding bodyguard move in next door.

Harrison Cole may be hot, but he immediately deems Piper a security threat. Too bad that their constant run-ins show that underneath Harrison’s no-nonsense exterior lies a soft heart that tempts Piper into believing that maybe white knights do exist.

This romance book made my best summer reads of 2021 list as it sounds too perfect for the summer season. This looks to be the perfect rom com for spying on British royals and sparring with a hot bodyguard.

Amazon | Goodreads

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