Summer Romances Novels to Read While There's Snow on the Ground
What to read to keep you warm in the middle of winter.
Romance Novels Set in Summer
When the weather outside is frightful, these romance books will be so delightful!
It’s cold, there’s snow on the ground, and the holiday season is over. Many of us are miserable right now and there isn’t much around to cheer us up. Thankfully, we have our romance books for a bit of much-needed lightheartedness in our lives.
There’s one book trope that rises above the rest this time of year: the summer romance! We’ve picked nine summer romance novels that will help warm you up in the best way possible. Keep reading for some great steamy books!
1. The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory
It’s baseball season in Jasmine Guillory's The Proposal. Nikole Paterson’s actor takes her to a Dodgers game and, while there, pulls an embarrassing marriage proposal via the giant scoreboard. Around 45,000 people are around to witness the end of her not-so-great relationship. Carlos Ibarra just so happens to be at the game and saves Nikole from the cameras in her face. It isn’t long before Nik finds her friends with benefits relationship with Carlos growing into something more intense. Falling in love with a hot doctor, what’s a girl to do?
2. The Long Hot Summer by Rochelle Alers
Part of Rochelle Alers’ The Blackstones of Virginia series, The Long Hot Summer follow Ryan Blackstone, a veterinarian who enjoys his singledom. Between his son and his family, he doesn’t want anyone else in his life. That’s where Kelly Andrews comes in. She takes a job at the Blackstone farm, meets Ryan, and begins to question staying single to honor her late husband. Ryan and Kelly never stood a chance of staying away from one another.
3. Strawberry Summer by Melissa Brayden
Margaret Beringer is a small town girl working on her family’s farm Tanner peak. Meeting new girl Courtney Carrington is the most exciting thing to ever happen to her. The two girls get together and then Courtney leaves town. Fast forward several years and Courtney is not only back in town, but back in Margaret’s life.
4. Summer is for Lovers by Jennifer McQuiston
David Cameron’s past is full of mistakes that lead him to believe he would make a terrible husband for anyone. While Caroline Tolbertson needs to begin looking for a husband soon, she isn’t quite ready yet. David agrees to help Caroline find a husband, but she’s interested in having a bit of fun with him before she settles down. Then feelings get involved.
5. A Summer for Scandal by Lydia San Andres
In Lydia San Andres’ A Summer for Scandal, Emilia Cruz is the author of a raunchy series. The series is written under a pseudonym and Ruben Torres is determined to unearth the name of the writer before anyone else. Ruben is an author with writer’s block. In the meantime, he’s the anonymous writer of a gossip paper that likes to dog Emilia’s writing. Things really kick off when Emilia and Ruben meet at a boating party.
6. One Summer Weekend by Shannon Stacey
If you like standard romance tropes, you’ll love One Summer Weekend by Shannon Stacey, which features, friends to lovers, only one bed, and a fake relationship! While Noah Stafford loves being single, he needs a fake girlfriend to keep his boss from trying to set him up. Carley Randall, Noah’s best friend, agrees to play his girlfriend. It isn’t long before her totally platonic feelings for Noah begin to change.
7. Beach Read by Emily Henry
In Emily Henry’s Beach Read, Augustus Everett and January Andrews are total opposites. While he writes acclaimed literary fiction and has writer’s block, she’s a popular romance writer who has given up on love. They end up renting beach houses next to each other while they pen their next novels. To get out of their ruts, he dares her to write something literary while she bets him he can’t write something happy. Much to their chagrin, they fall in love along the way.
8. Camp Rewind by Megan O'Brien
Alice Wu’s life is ruled by her anxiety. That’s why her therapist suggests she attend Camp Rewind, a summer camp for adults looking to relive a small piece of their childhood. She doesn’t know if summer camp will actually help her anxiety, but she’s willing to trying anything. There, she meets Rosa Salazar, a woman who has had her life upended because of a video game article she wrote. Alice and Rosa become friends and learn about both themselves and love.
9. Summer of Scandal by Syrie James
American heiress Madeleine Atherton has been sent to England to find a lord to marry. She wants two things in life: to become an author and to marry for love. When she goes to her sister’s home in Cornwall, she meets Charles Grayson, the Earl of Saunders. Charles’ family wants him to settle down too, though he wants to do things his own way. Along the way Madeleine and Charles will have to make a decision that will determine their happily-ever-after.
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