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‘Til Love Do Us Part – New Wedding Romance Books

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‘Til Love Do Us Part

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Runaway brides. Spurned lovers. Natural disasters keeping two souls separated. Whether you look forward to them or dread them entirely, weddings definitely offer the opportunity for high drama. Weddings and the associated events are are such a big deal that there are countless songs, movies, and TV shows centering on the wedding industry. Readers have certainly staked their own little corner of the pie them. The “wedding industry” is real, and readers have staked their own corner for these new wedding romance books!

Unpleasant in-laws. Drunk friends. Lots of smiles, some hiding deep jealousy or a dark secret. Weddings really do show us the full gamut of human experience. And because you are never too old to get married, weddings can make us hopeful for our own futures. It’s comforting to think that there are still experiences to savor ahead.

Experience the wedding of your dreams – or your nightmares. Sometimes it is the same wedding! This list offers a few titles that can help you find your way through the most awkward of speeches.

New Wedding Romance Books:

To Have and To Heist – Sara Desai

Desperate times call for desperate measures, and Simi Chopra’s current bad-luck streak is making her dream of a vacation instead of hanging out in her flooded basement. But all of that pales in comparison when Simi’s best friend is accused of stealing a multi-million-dollar diamond necklace. Simi is desperate to find the real thief.

Jack is charming, mysterious, and sexy as hell. When he offers to help her find the missing necklace, Simi jumps at the chance to clear her friend’s name. But first, Simi and Jack have to crash a high-society wedding and steal the necklace back. From a very dangerous criminal. Before the bride starts walking down the aisle with the necklace around her neck. Everyone is keeping secrets…and Simi realizes that Jack and his slow-burn smile might just steal her heart! This fun, Desi family drama is a fun mix of caper and crushes that will have you on the edge of your seat as plot twists are revealed.

“This caper is perfect for those who love rom-cozies — books that blend cozy mystery and romcom tropes.”—BookRiot

“Desai perfectly balances the lighthearted romance with a fun and twisty heist plot enacted by a kooky cast of indebted millennials. Romance lovers will devour this un-put-downable treat, and even readers generally wary of the genre will be swept away.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“This unputdownable novel will fly off shelves, and readers will clamor for Desai’s backlist.”—Library Journal (starred review)


 

The Unhoneymooners – Christina Lauren

We REALLY liked Roomies, but we LOVED this highly reviewed fan-favorite book . Probably the best-known title on our list, The Unhoneymooners is peak enemies-to-lovers storytelling! There was a time in 2019 that, if you looked up from your own copy, everyone else was reading this title, too. The timeless “pretending to be newlyweds to get cool free stuff” set-up combined with fun twists and surprise encounters in a sultry tropical setting makes this a true modern classic.

“Lauren brilliantly wields familiar rom-com tropes—enemies to lovers, fake marriage, even height differences—to craft a delightful romance that will have readers hanging on every word.” ― Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Sassy and appealing, writing duo Lauren’s ( My Latest Half-Night Stand) latest endeavor is sure to please. A perfect read for beach or poolside, this is one hot summer story not to miss!” ― Library Journal (starred review)


Best Men – Sidney Karger

When Max’s best friend suddenly announces that she is getting married, his whole world is turned upside down. Paige asks Max to be her man-of-honor, and he accepts so that he can help her realize the perfect day. Unfortunately, Max doesn’t realize that there are two new men in Paige’s life.

The groom’s brother, Chasten, and Max need to find common ground and a way to work together as they try to support their favorite people while also hating each other because they are complete opposites. Oil and water. Will they overcome their differences to become the leading men in each other’s lives?

Confession: I’ve been around long enough to still feel a little thrill of excitement when I read an inclusive romance. This is an adorable read, and I found myself falling in love with each and every character! Lots of laughs and tons of love.

“Bursting with laughs and so much love, Sidney Karger’s debut novel delivers a truly refreshing spin on the romantic comedy…A big-hearted, feel-good summer escape.”—Anderson Cooper, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author


A Fragile Enchantment – Allison Saft

A dressmaker with magical powers. A scandal revolving around a gossip columnist. A different scandal involving a royal wedding groom.

Niamh Ó Conchobhair has never let herself dream about a different life. The powerful magic in her blood that makes her such a wonderful seamstress is the same magic that will eventually kill her. Determined to spend the little time she has left guaranteeing a better life for her family, Niamh jumps at the chance to design the wardrobe for a royal wedding! Maybe this is a path to new opportunity.

Naturally, Niamh finds herself surrounded by rumors and tales as the whole court buzzes about her blossoming friendship with Kit, the groom. When she discovers a terrible secret, Niamh realizes that she might just be able to look forward to a future and “something more”. This lovely rom com is full of chemistry taking place in carriages and candlelit ball rooms!

“Saft expertly weaves together magic, political intrigue, and slow-burn romance in this evocative fantasy… Fans of both Regency romances and alternate-Earth fantasies will find much to pour over in this sweeping read.” –Publishers Weekly (starred)

Bridgerton meets Howl’s Moving Castle…thoughtfully written and inclusive.” –The Globe and Mail

“Fans of regency and wedding romance tropes will revel in this fantastical affair.” –Kirkus Reviews


Wedding Issues – Elle Evans 

Ah, there is nothing quite like the feeling you get when you turn the thick, glossy pages of a bridal magazine. No matter your personal vibe, it’s hard not to get sucked up into the whole dreamy fairy tale. But Liv finds herself stuck between her best friend and her cousin…both of whom are trying to win a wedding-related contest. Double maid-of-honor duties? No problem.

But Liv has goals for herself, too. And balancing family, friends, and romance are on the list, but not at the top.

How can Liv choose between her relationships and finishing law school? Can she balance everything and not lose anyone? Can she, in fact, snag the man of her dreams while not giving up on herself and keeping two bridezillas happy?

“You’ll giggle all the way through Wedding Issues, then immediately text your girlfriends that they have got to read Elle Evans’ delightful, timely debut. Evans delivers witty dialogue, an engaging plot, and lovely description in this story exploring the personal and professional lives of compelling and relatable women.”
―Lauren Edmondson, author of Wedding of the Season

Bride Wars meets Bravo’s Southern Charm as a young lawyer tries to get her best friend a coveted magazine cover―until her devious aunt gets in the way. . . Unable to talk her way out of this situation, will Olivia be able to pull off being a maid of honor to two brides? Here is a new wedding romance book, brides, divorcees, and single women will enjoy!”
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Which new wedding romance book is your favorite?

No matter your jam,  we hope this list makes you want to skip the heels, tiny food, and passive-aggressive relatives and stay in with a good book instead. You can just send the happy couple a card instead. And hopefully a bookstore gift certificate is on the registry!

But…if you do have to attend, remember that audiobooks can play even if your phone is in your purse, and ear pods are relatively discreet. And at least there’s cake! You can put up with your great-aunt’s dance moves for a few hours for cake.

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