Summer is the perfect time to unwind and relax, and what better way to do that than with a steamy romance novel? Whether you’re lounging on the beach or enjoying a sunny afternoon in your backyard, these 8 romantic beach reads are sure to make your summer even hotter. From contemporary romances to historical dramas, there’s something for everyone on this list.
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1. Beach Read by Emily Henry
If you’re looking for a book that’s equal parts romance and humor, Beach Read is the perfect choice. The story follows two writers, January and Gus, who are each struggling with writer’s block. When they swap genres and challenge each other to write something outside of their comfort zone, sparks fly.
2. The Idea of You by Robinne Lee
When Solène takes her daughter to see the boy band August Moon in concert, she never expects to fall for the band’s lead singer, Hayes. But their relationship is complicated by their age difference and the pressures of fame. The Idea of You is a swoon-worthy romance that explores the complexities of love and fame.
3. The Summer of ’69 by Elin Hilderbrand
Set in the summer of 1969, this novel follows the lives of the Levin family as they navigate a season of love, loss, and change. The Summer of ’69 is a nostalgic and romantic read that will transport you back in time.
4. The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
When Alexa and Drew get stuck in an elevator together, they decide to fake a relationship to get through the weekend. But as their fake relationship turns into something more, they have to decide if they’re ready to take a chance on love. The Wedding Date is a charming and witty romance that’s perfect for a day at the beach.
5. One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston
August has given up on finding love until she meets Jane, a girl who seems to have stepped out of the 1970s. But Jane is stuck in time and August has to figure out how to help her before it’s too late. One Last Stop is a sweet and romantic read that will make you believe in the power of love.
6. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
Lucy and Josh are coworkers who can’t stand each other. But when they’re up for the same promotion, they start to see each other in a new light. The Hating Game is a witty and delightful romance that will keep you hooked from the first page.
7. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Me Before You is a heartwarming and heartbreaking love story between Louisa, a quirky and ambitious young woman, and Will, a man who has been left paralyzed after an accident. As Louisa becomes Will’s caregiver, they form an unlikely bond that will change both of their lives forever.
8. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Evelyn Hugo is a Hollywood icon who has been married seven times. When she decides to tell her life story to a young journalist, Monique, she reveals a tale of love, ambition, and betrayal. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is a captivating and immersive read that will keep you hooked until the very end.