5 Romance Novels To Read If You’re Craving Summer!

Already picturing yourself lying on the beach, sipping a cool glass of lemonade, and enjoying a good book? We can provide one of three with this list of summer themed books you have to check out!

Set in the summertime, these five books will bring the summer vibes even if you can’t make it to a vacation destination in the next couple of months.

What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

Set in New York over summer break, What If It’s Us, follows Ben and Arthur through the city in a happenstance romance full of mystery, fun, and sunshine. With a meet cute out of a Broadway show and lots of stereotypical Big Apple fun, this book will definitely have your inner theatre nerd squealing.

The Summer of Broken Rules by K. L. Walther

Following a family’s tradition in the picturesque Martha’s Vineyard, the leading lady is trying to make the most of the summer following her sister’s death. With a cute love interest and lots of family shenanigans, this book will have you laughing and swooning in equal parts, and maybe even looking to book your next trip to the Massachusetts coast.

The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas

A summer destination wedding in Spain sounds like a dream, and for Catalina in this bestselling book, it’s a fast-approaching reality, except she needs a date ASAP. This book ticks all the best trope boxes with enemies to lovers, fake dating, slow burns, and a grumpy/sunshine dynamic.

Meet Me in Paradise by Libby Hubscher

If you’re not heading to a tropical island this year, Meet Me in Paradise, will take you there, following Marin to Saba, where she finally begins to do daring things with a cute leading man that she never would have before her mother’s death. This book will definitely give you inspiration for things to add to your summer bucket list.

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Set in 1983 Malibu, this popular book from Taylor Jenkins Reid follows five surfer siblings. With vivid descriptions that will have you tasting the salt in the air like you’re at the Rivas’ end of summer bash, this book is definitely one that will transport you to California for some much-needed good vibes.

Vacation is a state of mind, and with a good book, you can get there without a plane ticket or a long car ride.

About the Author

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Kaitlin D'Souza

Kait D’Souza is a senior at Emerson College majoring in Journalism with minors in Fiction and Public Relations. She’s from Seattle, but grew up in Toronto, so sometimes she spells words kinda silly. Kait loves superheroes, is a die-hard Swiftie, and strongly believes that being short is a personality trait. If she’s ever lost, she can probably be found at the movie theatre or digging through the fridge.