If the record of smashing success of Bridgerton proved anything, it’s that the appetite for dramatic love stories is stronger than ever. The Netflix adaptation of author Julia Quinn’s historical tale has also inspired a new legion of fans who are now in search of romance reading material. This genre saw an increase in sales in 2020, its novels evidently providing a much-needed respite during uncertain times. Luckily for romance lovers old and new, 2021 is a year filled with both highly anticipated debuts from authors like Jesse Q. Sutanto and new releases from established favourites including Mhairi McFarlane. Filled with charming meet-cutes, heartfelt declarations of love and—perhaps the most important hallmark of a romance—happy endings, these books will make you laugh, cry and swoon, possibly in the same sitting. Here are some picks you’ll want to fall in love with this summer.