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Summer Romance Reads Recommendations

Hey guys, even though it’s the ongoing theme on the internet that Summer is cancelled because of the whole pandemic thing I still decided to do this post. Even though some of us won’t be able to go to the pool or the beach or travel as much as we won’t to, doesn’t mean we won’t have fun in some other ways. And because I’m a book-lover I always recommend reading.

Today I’m recommending a few of those light and easy beachy reads that are just perfect for Summer. All of these are contemporary romances and if you’d like for me to recommend some other genres please let me know.

I hope you’ll find at least one book you’ll like and if you know any other books that would fit this category well comment down below! Without further ado, here are the books…


Morgan Matson is definitely one of my favorite contemporary authors and I absolutely loved every one of her books I’ve read. They are so fluffy and exciting but the writing style is so good and unique. My favorite one is Since You’ve Been Gone and that’s actually the book that introduced me to her.

Second Chance Summer is about a girl named Taylor who goes to the lake-house with her family after her dad receives some bad new about his health. She hasn’t been there in years and she meets with her ex-boyfriend and ex-friend so she has to revisit her past and memories she tried so hard to run away from.

Since You’ve Been Gone is one of my favorite contemporary books! When Sloane disappears, her best friend Emily finds the list Sloane left her. And on it are 13 crazy tasks (like skinny-dipping and kissing a stranger). Emily has social anxiety but decides to complete all the tasks (with the help of a guy named Frank) in order to find her friend.

Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour – Amy’s father died in a car accident and she’s still recovering mentally from that trauma. That’s why her mother organizes a road trip with their family friend’s son Roger from California to Connecticut… and their epic detour begins.

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

This is such an old gem and although I read this when I was younger I remember loving it. It’s about a girl who seemingly has a perfect life, but she has always been watching her next door neighbours. Soon she falls in love with one of their sons, Jace but the biggest problem is dealing with her family. This was super cute and has such summer feels.

Beaus and Arrows by Rashida T. Williams

I know you’re all bored of this book already, because I keep talking about this in almost every post but I don’t really care because it deserves all the recommendations! It’s about Emory, a real-life Cupid whose job it is to matchmake people – until he irreperably breaks his client’s heart. Although this is more of a Valentines read it’s still such a cute book and a perfect beach read.

The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare

A regency romance’s take on Beauty and the Beast Theme. Duke of Ashbury’s face needs an heir, but how is it possible when everyone thinks of him as a monster because of his scarred face. Until Emma barges in his room in his ex fiancee’s wedding dress – and they struck a deal where she becomes his wife! This was such a cute and funny read and a great introduction to the regency romance troupe.

Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding

This is a classic and I know most of you have probably already seen the movie but this is THE beach read for me. It’s so freaking funny and perfect if you want to just relax and get your mind off of things. Sure it’s nothing special in terms of writing style but it’s hilarious and that’s why I love it.

Happy reading!

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13 thoughts on “Summer Romance Reads Recommendations

    1. I still haven’t read The Unexpected everything but I’m definitely planning to. And I agree with you on Second Chance Summer πŸ˜‚


  1. Everyone else is talking about Morgan Matson, but I just had to drop my two cents in and say I AGREE. My first of hers was The Unexpected Everything and I’m absolutely smitten with the way she writes friendships and taps into teen life in a way that’s nostalgic, but completely unpatronizing. I think I’ll read Second Chance Summer next, since it’s in your recommended three! Excellent list.

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