Romance Books to Movies and TV 2022 What to Watch ThiYear

Curious about which romance books to movies and TV are coming in 2022?

If you love to see your favorite book on the big and small screen, then this is the list for you.

Check out all the romance book to movie adaptations and romance book to TV series coming to a screen near you in 2022.

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Its always fun to discover which romance books to movie and TV shows are soon to be releasing because Im in the camp where I love to see my favorite books come to life off the page.

Although fun might be stretching it when it comes to putting this list of romance books to movies every year because things areALWAYSchanging.

Throw in a world where production schedules are constantly changing and where movie theaters are no longer the norm for viewing and it definitely makes things interesting.

At least there is consistency in that books will continually be a perfect source for material for both movies and TV series.

With the popular success of movies such asTo All the Boys Ive Loved BeforeandMe Before Youas well as TV series such asBridgertonandVirgin River, romance books to movies and TV shows is where its at.

I honestly only see the popularity increasing for this genre which I hope translates into many, many more romance book to movie or TV series to come in the future.

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Netflixis on fire when it comes to producing movies and TV series based on beloved books.

This year you can also check out theNetflix Book Clubwhich takes you behind the scenes and looks at how the platform brings your favorite books to the small screen.

Hosted by Uzo Aduba, shell sit down and chat with the stars and storytellers behind Netflixs latest book-to-screen adaptations to discuss characters, themes, and the stories brought to life on the page and on screen.

Another big name in the romance book to movie space isPassionflix.

Passionflix is dedicated to bringing the best romance books to movies and TV series through their platform which should excited every romance book reader.

With so many favorite romance books optioned for movies, we can anticipated many morebooks to movies on Passionflixthrough 2022 and into the future.

HBO Maxis also recognizing the popularity and success of transforming romance books into TV series, so I hope to see more from them as well.

Starzis not new to the game, given the success its seen with theOutlanderTV series. It already has more series in the works and I hope more to come.

AMC+has also seen success in adapting romance books to TV series. Its current series,A Discovery of Witches, ends this year so remains to be seen whether well see more form this network.

Paramount+ is increasing its original series in 2022 including a romance book TV series adaptation.

Ready to see which romance books to movies and TV you can watch in 2022?Check out the list below, but know that dates are still fluid and will be updated regularly.

Release Date: January 21, 2022 in Theaters

As a child sold into the life of selling her body, Angel expects nothing from men but betrayal. She doesnt expect Michael Hosea, a man who feels called by God to marry Angel and love her unconditionally.

As she slowly starts to trust and love Michael in return, so do her feelings of unworthiness and fear which propel her to leave her husband. As she turns back to the darkness, she must learn that her true healing can only come from the One who loves her most.

This Christian-based romance book adapted for the big screen will debut in theaters in January 2022. It examines the harsh realities of the California Gold Rush of 1850 and the redeeming power of love for those who view themselves unworthy of it. Cast includes Abigail Cowen, Eric Dane and Famke Janssen.

Laura Biels new life in Sicily looks like the perfect fairy tale: a grand wedding, a wealthy and devoted husband, a baby on the way, and lavish luxury complete with servants, extravagant cars, and seaside palazzos.

Yes, all of this would be perfect, except for the fact that Laura is constantly surrounded by threats. Laura is about to finally discover what it means to be married to the most dangerous man in Italy.

The erotic story of Laura and Massimo began in365 Dayswhich premiered on Netflix on June 7, 2020. Now fans can see their story continue with this years steamy sequel.

Release Date: May 6, 2022 on Netflix

Its been so long since Auden slept at night. Ever since her parents divorceor since the fighting started. Now she has the chance to spend a carefree summer with her dad and his new family.

A job in a clothes boutique introduces Auden to the world of girls: their talk, their friendship, their crushes. She missed out on all that, too busy being the perfect daughter to her demanding mother.

Then she meets Eli, an intriguing loner and a fellow insomniac who becomes her guide to the nocturnal world of the town.

Together they embark on parallel quests: for Auden, to experience the carefree teenage life shes been denied; for Eli, to come to terms with the guilt he feels for the loss of a friend.

This movie is perfect for young adult romance fans which will arrive on Netflix on May 6, 2022. Check out the book with theNetflix Book Club its April Pick of the Month.

The Honourable Mr. Jeremy Malcolm is searching for a wife, but not just any wife. Hes determined to avoid the fortune hunters and find a near-perfect woman, one who will meet the qualifications on his well-crafted list.

But after years of searching, hes beginning to despair of ever finding this paragon. Until Selina Dalton arrives in town.

Selina, a vicars daughter of limited means and a stranger to high society, is thrilled when her friend Julia Thistlewaite invites her to London, until she learns its all part of a plot to exact revenge on Mr. Malcolm.

Selina is reluctant to participate in Julias scheme, but when Mr. Malcolm begins judging Selina against his unattainable standards, Selina decides that she has some qualifications of her own.

And if he is to meet them he must reveal the real man behindMr. Malcolms List.

This will be a movie all Bridgerton fans will enjoy! I love the diverse cast for this Regency romance which is directed by Emma Holly Jones with the screenplay written by the author, Suzanne Allain. It releases in theaters on July 1, 2022.

Release Date: September 7, 2022 in Theaters

Its never been all rainbows and sunshine for Tessa and Hardin, but each new challenge theyve faced has only made their passionate bond stronger and stronger. But when a revelation about the past shakes Hardins impenetrable façade to the coreand then Tessa suffers a tragedywill they stick together again, or be torn apart?

This is the fourth movie based on Anna Todds popularbook seriesand will pick up where the cliffhanger left off inAfter We Fellwhich released in 2021. It will hopefully answer the question whether Tessa and Hardins relationship will last.

Anne Elliot is happily betrothed to a naval officer, Frederick Wentworth, but she precipitously breaks off the engagement when persuaded by her friend Lady Russell that such a match is unworthy.

The breakup produces in Anne a deep and long-lasting regret. When later Wentworth returns from sea a rich and successful captain, he finds Annes family on the brink of financial ruin and his own sister a tenant in Kellynch Hall, the Elliot estate. Will Anne and Wentworth be reunited in their love?

Persuasionis currently being adaptedtwomovies. The first movie which began production in May 2021, is a modern retelling, starring Dakota Johnson and made by Netflix and MRC Entertainment.

The second movie is a true period piece staring Sarah Snook but the release date is unknown.

Jenna Jones is forty, broke and desperate for a second chance. When shes dumped by her longtime fianc and fired fromDarlingmagazine, she begs for a job from her arch nemesis, Darcy Vale.

Jenna soon realizes shes in over her head working with digital-savvy millennials half her age. Whats worse is that the twenty-two-year-old videographer assigned to shoot her web series is driving her crazy and making her hot. Eric Combs is way off-limits but almost too delicious to resist.

Filming wrapped in August 2021 for this romance book to movie adaptation so we should anticipate a 2022 release date. It casts Gabrielle Union in the starring role along with Keith Powers and Niecy Nash.

After a tough week that includes losing a big job opportunity and being dumped by her long-term boyfriend, Jenna Burke receives word that her beloved Aunt May passed away.

Traveling back to her Hawaiian hometown for the reading of the will, Jenna discovers she and her sister have inherited Mays dilapidated Victorian home on desirable beachfront land. The sisters can do whatever they want with the property, but theres one catch: the house must be renovated before it can be sold, and Jenna has to oversee the work.

Their Aunt even stipulated the contractor for the jobBen Fletcherwho has a gift for making things beautiful again. He also has another skill: driving Jenna crazy.

Jenna vows to sell the property the moment the job is done. But as Aunt Mays broken old house starts to feel like home again, Jenna is torn between the life shes been chasing in the city, and the one shed left behind.

Cast includes Trevor Donovan and Tiffany Smith and the film releases March 23, 2022.

Drew Evans makes multimillion-dollar business deals and seduces New Yorks most beautiful women with just a smile. So why has he been shuttered in his apartment for seven days, miserable and depressed? Hell tell you he has the flu, but we all know thats not really true.

When Katherine Brooks is hired as the new associate at Drews fathers investment banking firm, every aspect of the dashing mans life is thrown into a tailspin. The professional competition she brings is unnerving, his attraction to her is distracting, his failure to entice her into his bed is exasperating.

How can one woman turn a smooth-talking player into a broken, desperate man? By making the one thing he never wanted in life the only thing he cant live without.

Tangled was author Emma Chases debut novel which won theGoodreads Choice Awards for best debut Goodreads Author in 2013.

Filming wrapped on this movie at the end of 2021 and a release date has finally been given of February 3. Just in time for Valentines Day viewing onPassionflix.

Release Date for Part 2: March 24, 2022

Professor Gabriel Emerson has embarked on a passionate, yet clandestine affair with his former student, Julia Mitchell. Sequestered on a romantic holiday in Italy, he tutors her in the sensual delights of the body. But when they return, their happiness is threatened by conspiring students, academic politics, and a jealous ex-lover.

When Gabriel is confronted by the university administration, will he succumb to Dantes fate? Or will he fight to keep Julia, his Beatrice, forever?

Part One ofGabriels Rapturereleased on November 24, 2021 however Part Two releases March 24, 2022 and Part Three will release later in 2022. You can also catch parts 1, 2 & 3 ofGabriels InfernoonPassionflixwhich released in 2020.

Release Date: July 2022 on Passionflix

Yoga instructor Genevieve Harper is a blond bombshell loaded down with responsibility and sacrifice. She makes the most out of raising her two siblings in the wake of their parents tragic accident.

At twenty-four, she doesnt have time to devote to a manespecially not the devastatingly handsome.

Trent Fox, whos known for being a player on and off the baseball field. Recently, he suffered a torn hamstring that takes him to the Lotus House Yoga Center for recuperation.

There he meets the curvy, petite blonde with soulful black eyes and candy-coated glossy lips hed like to do more to than kiss.

Can love grow between a woman whos rooted in her life and a man who resists any notion of staying in one place?

Resisting Rootsbegan filming at the end of 2021 and a premiere date is expected sometime in July 2022 onPassionflix.

Release Date: October 2022 on Passionflix

After being betrayed and then nearly destroyed by the Prince of the Fae, Ivy Morgan is left bruised and devastatedand with an earth-shattering secret that she must keep at all costs.

Then theres Ren Owens, the tattooed Elite member of the Order who has been sharing Ivys bed and claiming her heart.

Their chemistry is smoking hot, but Ivy knows that Ren has always valued his duty to the Order above all elsehe could never touch her if he knew the truth.

But as the Fae Prince begins to close in, intent on permanently opening the gates to the Otherworld, Ivy is running out of options. If she doesnt figure out who she can trustand fastits not only her heart that will be torn apart, but civilization itself.

Tornin the second book in theWicked trilogy.Wicked, book one, released onPassionflixon May 27, 2021 with book twos film to release sometime in October 2022.

Release date: March 25, 2022 on Netflix

Anthony Bridgerton may have the reputation as a well-known rake among society, but hes finally determined to marry and has already picked out his wife. Too bad his intendeds older sister Kate does not look favorably on the match.

This might be one of the most anticipated TV series of the year given the popularity of the first Bridgerton season in 2020. Filming for season two wrapped on November 21, 2021 and word just dropped that it will premiere on March 25, 2022 on Netflix.

Jonathan Bailey reprises his role as Anthony Bridgerton and Simone Ashley takes on the role of Kate.

Season 2 will feature eight episodes, but dont fret because Netflix renewed Bridgerton for seasons 3 and 4 as of April 13, 2021. Executive producer Shonda Rhimes toldVanity Fairthe series hopes to follow all eight children, including Hyacinthwhen shes old enough.

Releases January 8, 2022 on AMC+ or Sky

In this conclusion to A Discovery of WitchesandShadow of Night, Diana and Matthew time-travel back from Elizabethan London to make a dramatic return to the presentfacing new crises and old enemies.

At Matthews ancestral home, Sept-Tours, they reunite with the beloved cast of characters fromA Discovery of Witcheswith one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency.

This third season ofA Discovery of Witcheswill be the final season of the TV show despite there being a fourth book in the series.

Release date: March 6, 2022 on Starz

The Frasers are back home at Frasers Ridge but with new challenges. These challenges come mostly from the Christie family Jamies old nemesis, Tom Christie, and his two children, Allan and Malva.

The release date of season 6 was announced on November 22, 2021, at the launch event for Diana Gabaldons ninthOutlanderbookGo Tell The Bees That I Am Gone.

Of note, this season will only have eight episodes.According to Outlander showrunner, Matthew B. Roberts,Filming in 2021 has presented an unprecedented set of challenges which led us to the decision to truncate the season in order to bring the fans the most vibrant and dynamic season as soon as possible. Dinna fash, we will then film an extended season seven with 16 episodes next year as life returns to normalcy.

Joining the cast this season are Mark Lewis Jones, Alexander Vlahos and Jessica Reynolds as the Christies.

Alice Bassi is a little over thirty, single and she cant help but feel that she is failing at this whole adulthood thing.

On one particularly disastrous morning she meets Davide Nardi the leading man of Alices dreamsif only he werent the brought in to help streamline production and personnel at the small television network she works for.

Running into Tio, an actor and astrology expert, he convinces Alice she can turn her life around by only dating men whose Zodiac signs are compatible with hers.

Season two ofAn Astrological Guide for Broken Heartsof continues the story of Alice as she searches for her soulmate.

Season one premiered in 2021 and only covered six of the 12 astrological signs, so you can assume that season two will cover the remaining 6.

This delightful TV series is in Italian and each episode is around 30 minutes long.

Shy and softhearted Charlie Spring sits next to rugby player Nick Nelson in class one morning. A warm and intimate friendship follows, and that soon develops into something more for Charlie, who doesnt think he has a chance.

But Nick is struggling with feelings of his own, and as the two grow closer and take on the ups and downs of high school, they come to understand the surprising and delightful ways in which love works.

This 4-part young adult, LGBTQ+ queerromance graphic novelis now a series on Netflix that exploreslove, friendship, loyalty, and mental illness. With initial reviews being off the charts, perhaps there is a chance for a season two!

Release Date: May 7, 2022 on Passionflix

My life started the minute Rylee fell out of that storage closet. She made me feel. Made me whole when all I thought I could ever be was incomplete.Became the lifeline I never knew I needed.Shes worth the fight, but how do you fight for someone you know you dont deserve?

Colton has healed and completed me, stolen my heart, and made me realize our loves not predictable nor perfectits bent.And bents okay.But when outside factors put our relationship to the test, what lengths will I have to go to prove to him that hes worth the fight?

Drivenssecond season premiered in July 2021 and season 3, based on the bookCrashed, will complete the series when it releases on May 7, 2022.

Release Date: Anticipated July 2022 on Netflix

Virgin River continues the story of midwife/nurse practitioner Melinda Monroe who moves to a remote mountain town to escape the heartache of losing her husband.

Season 3 of Virgin River dropped on July 9 2021 and ended on a cliffhanger. Filming for season 4 began shortly after the release in late July 2021 and wrapped in November 2021 so season 4 should release sometime in 2022.

Release date: February 4, 2022 on Netflix

Maddie Townsends life is overturned when her husband leaves her for a younger woman, leaving her three children heartbroken in the process.

When her sons anger issues begin to affect his love of baseball Maddie steps in to help, meeting his coach Cal Maddox. She soon learns Cal has feelings for her but a relationship could ruin their reputations and careers.

Sweet Magnoliasseason 2 wrapped filming in Georgia over the summer in late July 2021 and is scheduled to arrive on Netflix in 2022.

The show is based on a romance book series that spans 11 books in total.

Clare meets her future husband when she is six and Henry is thirty-six and yet the two marry when she is twenty-three and Henry is thirty-one. Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder which causes his genetic clock to reset and misplace him in time.

This six-part TV series started filming in May 2021 with Rose Leslie and Theo James cast as the lead roles, Clare and Henry. The series premiere on HBO will be May 15, 2022.

Release Date: Sometime in 2022 on Paramount+

Tiffy Moore needs a cheap flat, and fast. Leon Twomey works nights and needs cash. Their friends think theyre crazy, but its the perfect solution: Leon occupies the one-bed flat while Tiffys at work in the day, and she has the run of the place the rest of the time.

But with obsessive ex-boyfriends, demanding clients at work, wrongly imprisoned brothers and, of course, the fact that they still havent met yet, theyre about to discover that if you want the perfect home you need to throw the rulebook out the window.

Jessica Brown Findlay of Downton Abbey fame is cast as Tiffy while Anthony Welsh will play Leon.

Also joining the cast areThe Witchers Bart Edwards who will play Tiffys ex-boyfriend Justin, andGangs Of Londons Shaq B Grant, who will play Leons brother Richie.

Filming began on six-part series in the UK and is set to premiere sometime in 2022.

While Im excited to watch the romance books adapted for movies and TV releasing this year, Im also giddy for whats to come.

The following books have been optioned for movies or TV series but not all have begun production. We will just have to wait and see when these romance book movies and TV shows finally hit the big and small screen!

Starz announced that a season 7 of Outlander will happen with the top stars returning.

With season 6 releasing in 2022, the earliest we can hope for season 7, which will be based on the seventh book in the seriesAn Echo in the Bone, is 2023.

Netflix announced in September 2021 that it not only renewed Virgin River for season 4 but for a season 5 as well. Production will begin in the summer of 2022. Who knows how long this series can continue given that there are 25 books in the Virgin River series!

Season 3 of Bridgerton was announced in April 2021 by Netflix, so we can anticipate this season coming at the end of 2022 or early 2023. It will be based on the third book in the Bridgerton series,An Offer From a Gentleman, which is one of my mostfavorite romance novels of all time! I cant wait to see Benedicts story come to life.

Season 4 of Bridgerton was announced at the same time as season 3 in April 2021 by Netflix. Anyone who loves Lady Whistledown is going to LOVE this season which is based on Julia Quinns book,Romancing Mister Bridgerton. Hopefully we can anticipate season 4 at the end of 2023 or early 2024.

Which of these romance books are you most looking forward to watching become a movie or TV series? Share in the comments below!

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