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    7 New YA Romances To Curl Up With This Fall

    Check out these novels that are sweeter than hot cocoa and twice as satisfying!

    1. The Code for Love and Heartbreak by Jillian Cantor

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    Release date: Oct. 6

    What it's about: This thoroughly modern adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma puts two coding club co-presidents together for the creation of a matchmaking app called The Code of Love. While Emma thinks their creation is brilliant, George isn't quite as fond of getting into other people's business. But the results are squarely on her side...until they aren't, and all of their perfectly matched couples start calling it quits and finding love elsewhere. Where exactly did Emma go wrong, and why is even her own heart refusing to follow the scientific path?

    Get it from Bookshop, Target, or a local bookstore through Indiebound here.

    2. One Way or Another by Kara McDowell

    Scholastic Press,

    Release date: Oct. 6

    What it's about: Paige lives in a perpetual swirl of anxiety, which renders her unable to make decisions. So when she's faced with the question of where to spend her Christmas vacation, she's torn. Head off to the mountains with her best friend and crush? Or go off to her dream city with her mother? Those familiar with Sliding Doors know where this goes next: in both directions, as Paige experiences which way each path will play out, and finds that love may be around the corner either way.

    Get it from Bookshop, Target, or a local bookstore through Indiebound here.

    3. Rent a Boyfriend by Gloria Chao

    Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,

    Release date: Nov. 10

    What it's about: This sharp, funny dual-POV rom-com has main character Chloe in a precarious position: desperate to get out of a parentally sanctioned proposal with a total horror show. Where to turn? For Chloe, aka Jing-Jing, the answer is a boyfriend rental company that'll allow her to hire the perfect mate for Thanksgiving, to show her parents she's just too happy with her own choice to accept theirs. But things get complicated when both Drew (aka Andrew, when he's playing his role) and Chloe develop unprofessional feelings for each other, blurring the line between what's real and what's the job.

    Get it from Bookshop, Target, or a local bookstore through Indiebound here.

    4. Chasing Lucky by Jenn Bennett

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    Release date: Nov. 10

    What it's about: YA rom-com staple Bennett is back with another sweet, chemistry-filled charmer! When Josie and her mother fled the town of Beauty while Josie's best friend, Luke, was in the hospital, it shattered them both and whatever friendship they had left. But now they're back in the town that almost broke them, and Josie's counting down the days until she can graduate and fulfill her secret plan of moving in with her dad across the country. But when she and Luke end up crossing paths over and over again, it becomes impossible to ignore that there's a very big reason for her to stay.

    Get it from Bookshop, Target, or from a local bookstore through Indiebound here.

    5. Here the Whole Time by Vitor Martins

    Scholastic Press,

    Release date: Nov. 10

    What it's about: Published in the author's native Brazil back in 2017, this adorable and affirming import stars a boy named Felipe who's tired of being bullied for his weight. School vacation should be a welcome refuge, but when his hot neighbor, Caio, invades his space by staying with them for fifteen days, Felipe finds there's nowhere to hide from his own insecurity. Then he discovers a comfort in the dark, and as he and Caio get to know each other over nighttime chats, and Felipe continues in therapy, he learns he isn't the only one struggling...or the only one with growing romantic feelings.

    Get it from Bookshop, Target, or your local bookstore through Indiebound here.

    6. Love & Olives by Jenna Evans Welch

    Simon & Schuster,

    Release date: Nov. 10

    What it's about: First came Italy, then came Ireland, and now the bestselling author is hopping over to Santorini with Liv, who's bound for an epic adventure of creating a documentary about Atlantis with her father...whom she hasn't seen since he left when she was eight. While her feelings about her father are complicated (and only getting more so as the trip goes on), Greece is easy to love, and so, she's slowly finding, is her father's assistant, Theo.

    Get it from Bookshop, Barnes & Noble, or a local bookstore through Indiebound here.

    7. The Love Curse of Melody McIntyre by Robin Talley

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    Release date: Dec. 1

    What it's about: Falling for someone while a school production is in the works has historically been a recipe for disaster for stage manager Melody, and she's determined not to repeat her mistakes. But when Odile Rose auditions for Les Mis, it completely throws Melody off. Can her old rule stand up against her new feelings, or are she and her heart destined to wreck the show yet again?

    Get it from Bookshop, Target, or a local bookstore through Indiebound here.

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