The 10 best romance novels of 2022
Another year of COVID malaise, stressful politics, and general angst means another year that romance reads can provide a welcome escape.
When the world is at its dreariest, there's nothing like a romance novel to turn things around. We read romance to be reminded of the good in each other, to believe in love stories, to empathize with characters going through it and coming out better on the other side, and to cherish the hope of the happily ever after.
There was no shortage of excellent romance books on shelves this year — and while contemporary rom-coms continue to dominate the genre on the traditional publishing side, there were still notable historical titles as well. Here's the 10 romance novels that made us cheer, cry, and swoon the hardest this year.