10 New Romance Book Releases to Warm Up Your January This Year

The new year is already off to a great start with so many new romance book releases I cannot wait to get my hands on this January 2024.

As an obsessed romance book lover, I always hunt down the best new romance book releases to look forward to each and every month and I love sharing them with you so you know what to add to your TBR list.

For each book on the list, I include a brief summary as well as my thoughts on why I can’t wait to read it so you can determine if you want to read it too.

For even more new romance book releases to read, don’t miss my upcoming releases page or my previous monthly release book posts as well as my most anticipated romance books to read in 2024 list!

Happy reading, because life is better with a love story…

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The Most Anticipated New Romance Books of January 2024

A Fragile Enchantment is one of the new romance book releases coming January 2024. Check out all of She Reads Romance Books' most anticipated January 2024 romance book releases.

A Fragile Enchantment
by Allison Saft

A Young Adult Fantasy Romance
Releasing January 2, 2024

Niamh Ó Conchobhair has magic in her blood that lets her stitch emotions and memories into fabric. When she is commissioned to design the wardrobe for a royal wedding in the neighboring kingdom of Avaland, she finds herself growing closer to the groom, Kit Carmine, who is being dragged to the altar as a political pawn. But when a gossip columnist draws attention to her undeniable chemistry,Niamh must uncover the royal family’s secrets or risk a future she never let herself dream of, and a love she never thought possible.

This young adult fantasy romance caught my eye because I love the setup of a dressmaker falling for a groom that’s not hers. I’m also excited to see how Saft creates a Regency-Era inspired fantasy world.

Red String Theory is one of the new romance book releases coming January 2024. Check out all of She Reads Romance Books' most anticipated January 2024 romance book releases.

Red String Theory
by Lauren Kung Jessen

Contemporary Romcom
Releasing January 9, 2024


​ Rooney Gao believes in signs and the Chinese legend that everyone is tied to their one true love by the red string of fate. And that belief has inspired her large art installations she makes with (obviously) red string until artist’s block strikes and Rooney begins to question everything. But then fate leads her to the perfect guy.

I totally believe in fate and signs so I’m loving Jessen’s focus for her newest romance book release. I honestly would love to see Roney’s artwork with red string in real life!

Cluelessly Yours is one of the new romance book releases coming January 2024. Check out all of She Reads Romance Books' most anticipated January 2024 romance book releases.

Cluelessly Yours
by Max Monroe

Contemporary Romance
Releasing January 13, 2024

Sammy Baker is a divorced, single mom trying to find her way and possibly love again. She just didn’t think that would land her smack-dab in the middle of two men. Will Sammy choose the successful businessman who doesn’t hesitate to tell her he’s interested? Or will she go for the eligible bachelor doctor with a constant influx of women vying for his attention?

I’m a sucker for romance books where divorcee’s finally find the love they’ve always wanted and I think Max Monroe will do this right. Having recently visited NYC, I can understand how she got hit by a cab – yikes! But with two men vying for her attention, bring it on!

What Happens at the Lake is one of the new romance book releases coming January 2024. Check out all of She Reads Romance Books' most anticipated January 2024 romance book releases.

What Happens at the Lake
by Vi Keeland

Grumpy Sunshine Romance
Releasing January 15, 2024

When life took an unexpected turn, I headed to Laurel Lake, America’s Friendliest Town , but, friendly wasn’t the welcome I got when I met my grumpy, burly neighbor, Fox Cassidy. The grump may grunt his way through life but I’m liking how he watches me when he thought I wasn’t looking, or how fire ignited in his eyes whenever we bickered. So why not have some fun while I was here for the summer?  They say what happens at the lake, stays at the lake. But it’s not so easy to walk away when what stays behind…is your heart.

It’s been a hot minute since I read a new release from Vi Keeland so I’m super excited for this neighbors-to-lovers romance with a grump who growls. I want to see Fox fall apart and maybe show me how hot and bothered she makes him.

Related: Best Grumpy Sunshine Romance Books

Midnight Ruin is one of the new romance book releases coming January 2024. Check out all of She Reads Romance Books' most anticipated January 2024 romance book releases.

Midnight Ruin
by Katee Robert

Modern Greek Retelling
Releasing January 16, 2024

Eurydice Dimitriou has always been the innocent sister, but she’s finally ready to step out of the long shadow cast by her powerful family…and the ex who shattered her heart. Charon Ariti is only too happy to give Eurydice a special kind of education…but is her heart really free of Orpheus Makos, the once golden boy of the upper city, who’ll do anything to get Eurydice back.

The Neon Gods series continues and I’m all for seeing what transpires next in Olympus! I’m not sure if Orpheus deserves a second chance, but I’m honestly hoping for more glimpses of Zeus 😊.

On the Edge is one of the new romance book releases coming January 2024. Check out all of She Reads Romance Books' most anticipated January 2024 romance book releases.

On the Edge
by K. Bromberg

Sports Romance
Releasing January 18, 2024

Cruz Navarro is the playboy prince of Formula 1. Getting lost in the “perks” of his career is so much easier than facing the pressure of living up to the Navarro name. Maddix Hart is the woman his management is determined will tame him and his ways. What happens when what starts out as a show for the media becomes a reality for his heart?

I figure it is high time I try a romance book about Formula One racing since I live in NASCAR country and I know Bromberg will deliver. I’m up for Cruz’ playboy ways in this fake dating romance.

On the Mountain is one of the new romance book releases coming January 2024. Check out all of She Reads Romance Books' most anticipated January 2024 romance book releases.

On the Mountain
by Riley Hart

MM Romance
Releasing January 2024

Crow is a mountain of a man, who was raised in a cult, and now lives secluded in the wilderness. But the draw I feel to him goes beyond mild interest. I took a bold chance venturing to his mountain uninvited. But I can’t help myself. Despite Crow’s dangerous facade, I feel at home when I’m near him. I’ve never felt wanted or needed…until the mountain man took me in his arms.

January with its cold, bitter weather in most places in the Northern Hemisphere is the perfect month to snuggle up with a scorching MM romance and I’m loving this one by Hart with a secluded mountain man. I’m due for a gay romance so this will be it.

The Fake Dating Game is one of the new romance book releases coming January 2024. Check out all of She Reads Romance Books' most anticipated January 2024 romance book releases.

The (Fake) Dating Game
by Timothy Janovsky

MM Romance
Releasing January 23, 2024


Holden James’ chance to audition for his favorite game show, Madcap Market, should have been a moment of triumph—a loving homage to his mom, but instead, he’s destroying the minibar in a grim Los Angeles hotel room…recently dumped, partnerless and sliding into misery. But at least the hotel concierge is wonderful and his chemistry with Leo Min has him wondering if it’s enough to convince the show’s casting directors, that they’re a real couple. All they’d have to do is crush the competition, win the huge cash prize and all of Holden’s problems will be fixed, right?!

I hope Janovsky mixes the fun, the thoughtful and the sweet and steamy in this new romance release. I’m intrigued that it centers around a game show but love how Holden and Leo meet.

Canadian Boyfriend is one of the new romance book releases coming January 2024. Check out all of She Reads Romance Books' most anticipated January 2024 romance book releases.

Canadian Boyfriend
by Jenny Holiday

Hockey Romance
Releasing January 30, 2024


Once upon a time teenage Aurora Evans met a hockey player from Canada at the Mall of America who became the perfect fake boyfriend, a get-out-of-jail-free card for all kinds of sticky situations. Years later, Aurora is teaching kids’ dance classes and battling what’s left of a failed ballet career when pro hockey player Mike Martin walks in with his daughter. There’s just one problem: Mike is the boy she spent years pretending was her “Canadian boyfriend.”

It doesn’t take much to convince me to read a hockey romance, so this might be my first Jenny Holiday read!

House of Flame and Shadow is one of the new romance book releases coming January 2024. Check out all of She Reads Romance Books' most anticipated January 2024 romance book releases.

House of Flame and Shadow
by Sarah J. Maas

A Fantasy Romance
Releasing January 30, 2024

Bryce Quinlan just wants to get back to Midgard. Stranded in a strange new world, she’s going to need all her wits about her to get home again. Meanwhile, Hunt Athalar is in the Asteri’s dungeons again, stripped of his freedom and without a clue as to Bryce’s fate. He’s desperate to help her, but until he can escape the Asteri’s leash, his hands are quite literally tied.

Will this be the romantasy book of the year?! I have a feeling this will be a bestseller in 2024 as we learn how Bryce and Hunt attempt to save their world from the brink of collapse.

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What new romance book are YOU most excited to read this January 2024? Share in the comments below!

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