Favorite Romance Books of 2022

I can't believe 2022 has come and gone, it was a fantastic year filled with really great reads! I read so many incredible books, books that made me laugh and cry, gave me all the feels and swoons, and found a special place in my heart. I fell madly in love with some truly amazing characters and added way too many new book boyfriends to my ever-growing list. These stories gave me some serious book hangovers and are officially favorites. I recommend every one of the reads I'm sharing on my Favorite Romance Books of 2022 list. I cannot say enough good things about them.


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Favorite Romance Books of 2022

Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score
There's that moment when you finish a really incredible book when you just have to take a second to take a deep breath and absorb all your feelings because it was so tremendously good and you can't voice all the good it made you feel. You feel it in your soul. That’s what Things We Never Got Over did for me. I thought this was a truly exceptional story!

Lucy Score has previously been on my Favorite Books list for Rock Bottom Girl in 2019, for both By a Thread and Riley Thorn and the Dead Guy Next Door in 2020, and in 2021 for Forever Never. This year she's on my list twice for Things We Never Got Over and Maggie Moves On (see below).


Hook, Line, and Sinker by Tessa Bailey
Officially a favorite of 2022! Hook, Line, and Sinker filled me up in so many ways, I cannot say enough good things. It was an absolutely exceptional story. I laughed, I cried, and I was filled with so much anticipation for Fox and Hannah to come together and to also succeed with their own personal triumphs. My emotions were on a roller coaster and I never wanted to get off. I was immediately in love with them and loved watching them grow over the course of the story.

Tessa Bailey has previously been on my Favorite Books list for It Happened One Summer in 2021.


Maggie Moves On by Lucy Score
Simply incredible. Maggie Moves On is a new favorite! 6 stars! The characters, the attention to detail, the build, the house, and even the dog. There were so many amazing moments filled with so much feeling. I laughed, I cried, I swooned, and completely fell in love with Maggie and Silas. This story was perfection.

Lucy Score has previously been on my Favorite Books list for Rock Bottom Girl in 2019, for both By a Thread and Riley Thorn and the Dead Guy Next Door in 2020, and in 2021 for Forever Never. This year she's on my list twice for 
Maggie Moves On and Things We Never Got Over (see above).


The Secret by Max Monroe
The Secret was so freaking fantastic! I felt like I was vibrating with excitement the entire time I was reading. I absolutely loved Ty and Rachel, the game they were playing, and the thrilling and passionate push and pull between them as they fell in love. It was sexy and fun but also filled with a great deal of emotion that had me tearing up by the end. My favorite in the series (so far)!

Max Monroe is on my Favorite Books list twice this year for The Secret and The Redo (see below). Things to note: The Secret is book 4 in the Winslow Brothers series and The Redo is book 5.


Royally Remembered by Emma Chase
I thought I knew what to expect, I thought I was prepared, but I don't think anything could have prepared me for the beauty and emotion this book was filled with. Filled me with. The short stories in Royally Remembered are a stunning tribute to Lenora and Edward, their life, legacy, and love. It was truly incredible.

Emma Chase has previously been on my Favorite Books list for Tangled in 2013, Sustained in 2015, Appealed, Sidebarred, and Royally Screwed in 2016, Royally Matched in 2017, Getting Schooled in 2018, Getting Played in 2019, and Dirty Charmer in 2020.


There With You by Samantha Young
There With You was incredible! I loved the tension, emotion, and building passion between Thane and Regan. I loved the imagery of Scotland and the truly amazing world the author created that captivated me. There was so much depth and I loved being lost in it all.

Samantha Young has previously been on my Favorite Books list for Hero in 2015 and Fight or Flight in 2019


The Redo by Max Monroe
I absolutely loved The Redo! This was so freaking entertaining with so many laugh-out-loud moments that had me smiling and my heart feeling full. I loved being a part of Remy and Maria reconnecting and falling in love. It's official, Remy is my favorite Winslow brother!

Max Monroe is on my Favorite Books list twice this year for The Secret (see above) and The Redo. Things to note: The Secret is book 4 in the Winslow Brothers series and The Redo is book 5.


The Dark King by Gina L. Maxwell
I loved everything about The Dark KingIt was totally entertaining and exciting to read with fantastic characters, a fascinating world, and super-hot sexy times. It had a great vibe right from the start and I was all in!


The Viper by J. R. Ward
The Viper was amazing! There was an incredible build as the story unfolded, histories were learned, and details came to life. I loved all the drama and action and the truly remarkable characters. It was intense and entertaining all rolled into one. Exceptional read!

J. R. Ward has previously been on my Favorite Books list for Devil's Cut in 2017Lover at Last in 2019, and The Savior in 2020.


Off the Mark by Kathryn Nolan
This was EVERYTHING! I loved every second of Off the Mark. The depth of the characters, their history together, all the fun sexy banter, and all the emotion and feelings filled me completely. Exceptional read!


Thank you to everyone who visits my blog, comments, and interacts with me on my various social media accounts. The way I blog and share has adapted and changed a lot over the past 9-1/2 years but I still love sharing, talking books, and the friendships I've formed. I appreciate you all so much! 

I truly love reading and finding books to get lost in. I love an all-consuming story that pulls me in and when I lift my eyes from my Kindle, I can't believe 2 hours have passed. That's what all these books did for me. I loved them so much, I couldn't read them fast enough and never wanted them to end.

I hope you enjoyed my list and found some new things to add to your TBR. If you want to grab some of these for yourself, you can find them all in one place on Amazon: Click here!

Have a wonderful 2023! 
xo
Gretchen


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What were some of your favorite reads in 2022? What books are you looking forward to in 2023? Let me know!

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