Flyleaf's Favorite Romance of 2022

Book Lovers By Emily Henry Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593334836
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Published: Berkley - May 3rd, 2022

Emily Henry is the best writer of crackling sexual tension out there (that’s right, Sally Rooney!). Her characters are complex and lovable; her tongue-in-cheek subversion of Hallmark movie tropes is masterful; and her witty dialogue absolutely sparkles. I fell in love with Book Lovers! --Elisa

Funny You Should Ask: A Novel By Elissa Sussman Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593357323
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Published: Dell - April 12th, 2022

Funny You Should Ask has it all: electrifying chemistry, spot-on humor, and a dash of social criticism. Read the scintillating Chris Evans GQ interview that inspired the novel, "An American Marvel," and then pick this up immediately after. --Genni

You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty: A Novel By Akwaeke Emezi Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982188702
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Published: Atria Books - May 24th, 2022

Steamy, literary, electric. I absolutely loved it. --Elese

Lizzie Blake's Best Mistake: A Novel By Mazey Eddings Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250806000
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - September 6th, 2022

Lizzie Blake will have you laughing your way through the trials and tribulations of her haphazard, "too much," creative personality—with relatable moments for every reader. With classic romance tropes like "opposites attract" and "will they, won't they," Eddings gives nuance to internalized ableism, letting love in, and finding joy in our mistakes. Plenty of smut, humor, and lightheartedness for you to escape into. --RC

Mr. Wrong Number By Lynn Painter Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593437261
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Published: Berkley - March 1st, 2022

Mr. Wrong Number is a true rom-com through and through. After texting a wrong number, Olivia forms a quasi-friendship with the person on the other side of the screen, only for it to be her brother's best friend. Cue shenanigans that made me smile ear to ear as I tried to keep my laughter in check on public transit. --Genni

A Merry Little Meet Cute: A Novel By Julie Murphy, Sierra Simone Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063222571
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Published: Avon - September 20th, 2022

A really sweet book that packs some heat! It is unfailingly sex-positive and stars two bisexual leads and a plus-size sex worker heroine. A perfect escape for a stressful holiday season! --Elisa

For Butter or Worse: A ROM Com By Erin La Rosa Cover Image
ISBN: 9781335506344
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Published: Hqn - July 26th, 2022

A well-written, witty, co-workers/enemies-to-lovers rom-com! Following Nina and Leo, co-judges for a cooking show, and the paparazzi that looks to keep them apart, La Rosa has crafted a cute, romantic story perfect to have a snack with! --Aaron

Delilah Green Doesn't Care By Ashley Herring Blake Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593336403
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Published: Berkley - February 22nd, 2022

Swoon-worthy Delilah Green begrudgingly returns to her hometown to connect to her past and discovers her future. Blake give us a healing queer experience encompassing familial love, romantic attraction, and sexual desire—with plenty of smut to keep you entertained. A romance with classic tropes made heart-warming and queer. --RC

Nora Goes Off Script By Annabel Monaghan Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593420034
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - June 7th, 2022

With the dreamy and sexy tone of a Nora Ephron film, witty dialogue, charming humor, and a running meta-commentary on the romance genre, this book was one of my favorites of the year. Perfect for any romantic or Hallmark movie-watcher in your life. --Genni

How to Fake It in Hollywood: A Novel By Ava Wilder Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593358955
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Published: Dell - June 14th, 2022

A compulsively readable romance set in Hollywood (my kryptonite!), Wilder delivers an electric will-they-won't-they romance that's great for both newbies and voracious readers of the genre. --Genni