Contemporary May Releases

It is finally proper spring weather where I live, and with the nice, sunny weather I feel like reading some fresh contemporary novels. Here’s a list of May releases I’m excited about and I might be reading soon.

The Unhoneymooners by Christina LaurenFor two sworn enemies, anything can happen during the Hawaiian trip of a lifetime—maybe even love—in this romantic comedy from the New York Times bestselling authors of Roomies.

Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors by Sonali DevAward-winning author Sonali Dev launches a new series about the Rajes, an immigrant Indian family descended from royalty, who have built their lives in San Francisco—a compelling, heartwarming romance between two strangers from completely different worlds, and a poignant exploration of cultural assimilation, identity, and the meaning of the word home.

The Bride Test by Helen Hoang – From the critically acclaimed author of The Kiss Quotient comes a romantic novel about love that crosses international borders and all boundaries of the heart…

Waisted by Randy Susan MeyersIn this provocative, wildly entertaining, and compelling novel, seven women enrolled in an extreme weight loss documentary discover self-love and sisterhood as they enact a daring revenge against the exploitative filmmakers.

How Not to Die Alone by Richard RoperSmart, darkly funny, and life-affirming, How Not to Die Alone is the bighearted debut novel we all need, for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, it’s a story about love, loneliness, and the importance of taking a chance when we feel we have the most to lose.

The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms“A laugh-out-loud funny, pitch-perfect novel that will have readers rooting for this unlikely, relatable, and totally lovable heroine, The Overdue Life of Amy Byler is the ultimate escape—and will leave moms everywhere questioning whether it isn’t time for a #momspringa of their own.” —New York Journal of Books

The Flatshare by Beth O’LearyWhat if your roommate was your soulmate? Two strapped-for-cash twentysomethings with alternate schedules decide to share an apartment, and find much more than a roommate.

The Plus One by Sophia Money-CouttsPolly’s not looking for ‘the one’, just the plus one… Polly Spencer is fine. She’s single, turning thirty and only managed to have sex twice last year (both times with a Swedish banker called Fred), but seriously, she’s fine. Even if she’s still stuck at Posh!magazine writing about royal babies and the chances of finding a plus one to her best friend’s summer wedding are looking worryingly slim.

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuistonA big-hearted romantic comedy in which the First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales after an incident of international proportions forces them to pretend to be best friends.

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