Your Summer Reading List: Romance Edition

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Summer Romance Reading List

Depending on where you live in the world, you may be looking forward to warmer temperatures in just a few months. Since childhood, summer has felt like a magical time. As adults, it doesn't mean quite as much, but it can still be fun, including having a summer romance reading list at the ready!

If you're taking a summer vacation with your family or have a few days off, it may be the first time in ages you've been able to sit down with a good book and just lose yourself in the story. There isn't much better than having a great romance you've never read before in your hands while you have some time to yourself!

Considering all the books we choose for our summer romance reading list are either set in summer or somewhere in which it's warm most of the year, you may want to start reading early just so you can live vicariously until temperatures warm up. We know we will!

1. The One You Can't Forget by Roni Loren

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Everyone sees Rebecca Lindt as a survivor, as the on who got away, but deep down, she knows she doesn't deserve it. She's just an imposter with a secret she keeps locked away. Now, she throws herself into her to help herself forget. After a horrible divorce and losing the money that cost Wes Garrett of opening his dream restaurant, he's just trying to get back on his feet. One day, he stops a potential mugging and saves the last women he expects - Rebecca, his ex-wife's divorce attorney. That's when things get complicated.

2. Between the Lines by Sally Malcolm

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Theo Wishart gave up on finding love a long time ago. Having dyspraxia, Theo is never quite sure how people will threat him, so he isn't much of a people person. He really isn't an outdoors person, and yet here he is at the beach, trying to close a deal on a once thriving seaside hotel. That's where Luca Moretti comes in. Luca doesn't do relationships. Of any kind. He's estranged from his parents and hasn't been home in ages, but with his family's hotel on the edge of total ruin, something draws him back for one last trip home. This think with Theo is just for the summer, so why does it hurt so much to think about the summer ending?

3. It Started in Paradise by Nicki Night

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Donovan Rivers is the heir to an exclusive venue on Long Island, while Chloe Chandler is the events director for her parents' restaurant empire. They're immediately attracted to each other when they encounter each other at a business function in Puerto Rico. Too bad they both want to host the same A-list gala. Donovan is determined and Chloe knows she's sacrificed so much to get where she is today. What will they do now that they've fallen for each other?

4. Strawberry Summer by Melissa Brayden

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Margaret Beringer hated high school, including being a "farm kid" and totally unpopular. But things got more interesting when beautiful, smart Courtney Carrington showed up. Somehow, they just clicked and ended up falling for each other in a way Margaret never thought possible. But one day, Courtney was gone and Margaret was left heartbroken. Years later, Courtney's father dies and she returns to town to take over her dad's store. Now Margaret must confront the women she's tried so hard to forget.

5. Sweet Little Lies by Jill Shalvis

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Prue is the captain of a San Francisco Bay tour boat and is used to the rough seas. Land is something else all together. She's happy in her new apartment and likes her neighbors, she just worries she'll end up falling for the wrong person. After meeting, Pru and Finn O'Riley, the gorgeous pub owner, become fast friends. If Pru as a little crush on him, who's she hurting? One night, a weird accident with darts turns into shirtless first aid before things get heated. At a historic fountain known for granting your heart's desire, Pru wishes for Finn's happiness, even if it doesn't involve her.

6. Love in Catalina Cove by Brenda Jackson

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Vashti Alcindor left Catalina Cove, Louisiana after losing her baby when she was just a teenager. She never planned to come back, but now, more than ten years later, she finds out she's inherited her aunt's B and B. Unfortunately, her welcome back consists of Sheriff Sawyer Grisham pulling her over for speeding, which is just the tip of the iceberg. As a child, the B and B was her haven, but now it's in disrepair. Encouraging her to reopen, a benefactor provides Vashti the resources to fix up the B and B, giving her a fresh start with her business and a potential future with Sawyer and his daughter.

7. If Only for the Summer by Alexandra Warren

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Nova Grant just went through a hectic school year with her first graders. Needing a break, Nova jumps at the chance to spend the summer in Miami after her best friend invites her to stay in her condo with her and her husband. It turns out a man named Guy Thompson is also invited to stay, and from day one, they're attracted to each other. They know their fling has a deadline, but what if they begin wanting more?

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