Characters in romance novels ask: Am I the asshole?

There’s nothing like scrolling through the file Am I the asshole? (AITA) subreddit when you want a taste of gossip and a reminder that your life could be worse. It’s an attractive format, which is why it’s also a great way to introduce a book. Romance novels have recently appeared on X/Twitter with books due out in 2024 they tweeted about their books in the form of AITA postsand some of them are a quick way to get you to hit the pre-order button. Here are some of my favorites.

Cover Do me a favor

Do me a favor by Cathy Yardley

“I (46F) have to write a cookbook for one of those short ‘sexy chef’ videos and I hate life. The only way I can start thinking about recipes is to use my handyman neighbor (4M2) as a muse, but I feel guilty. AITA?

Coming out July 23rd

Full speed towards the cover of a crash landing

Full speed towards a crash landing by Beth Revis

AITA for stealing top secret government material right under the nose of the sexy agent I seriously flirted with? In my defense, I told him I would; he just didn’t believe me.

Coming out August 6th

Cover of A Bet at Sunset

A bet at sunset by Vanessa Riley

AITA for kissing a stranger, shocking my sister and inadvertently causing a family scandal? Now there’s a lot of gossip, the family fights and my fake suitor composes songs for Dido Bell’s portrait. He loves her! Can a fake courtship deceive society or are we condemned to temptation?”

Out May 21st

Cover of My Kind of Problem

My kind of problem by LA Schwartz

“I (27F) have been flirting with this autistic librarian (27M) as part of a scam I’m running to get back at his town’s tech bro mayor who ruined my dad’s life. Now we’re saving time for drag stories together and making out in the library and he still doesn’t know who he’s really kissing. AITA?

Out October 8th

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Graced by the cat by Geneva Holt

“I (24M) am pissed that my boyfriend (287M) won’t even try to find a way for us to be together, even though he’s a charmed cat. He’s been waiting longer than me for the man of his (literal) dreams. He can grant any wish; why him not mine? AITA?

Out now

The cover of Second Chance by The Dairy Queen

The dairy queen’s second chance by Laurie Batzel

“I (23F) entered a pageant to purchase water buffalo for my farm and recruited my former yacht chef (25M) to help me with the recipe requirements. He now has a job abroad the same evening as the competition. AITA If I want you to stay for my big night… and forever?”

Coming out July 23rd

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Spoiled English by Kali Decker

“I’m a working TV actress (37F) who woke up married in Las Vegas to a rich British film actor (33M) after a night of drunken debauchery and now we’re pretending to be happy as newlyweds before his big movie premiere . I’ve established a “no sex” rule so there won’t be any problems when we separate. AITA?

Release in 2024, release date not yet announced

Cover of Nobody Does It Like You

Nobody does it like you by Katie Shepard

“I (34M) took on this home renovation project to win back my ex-wife (34F). My movie star ex-boyfriend (26M) and his raving fans (19F, 20F, 18F, 18F, 23F) just showed up to “help” me. I told them to hurry but my wife thinks they are adorable. AITA?”

Coming out September 3rd

The cover of Love Match

The love match by Priyanka Taslim

“I (18F) was tricked into a blind date with a rich guy (18M) by our scheming parents. Neither of us are involved + I’m falling for a coworker (19M) that my mother will never approve of.

AITA What if I get Rich Boy to fake a date just to sabotage the relationship?”

The paperback is out now

Cover of Haunted Ever After

Haunted forever by Jen DeLuca

“I (32F) bought a renovated house on the beach. But someone (143F) lived here before. He hates the owner of a nice bar (29M). I’m trying to get to know myself better and I want to watch reality shows all the time. AITA for wanting my house (and my new boyfriend) just for me?

Coming out August 13th

Looking for more? Watch Can you guess the book based on the “I’m the asshole” post. AND Am I the asshole? Book releases in 2022 as Reddit posts.

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