Summer is in full swing (^ hehe) and you might be looking for that perfect book getaway. We’ve got just the list of rom-coms that will take you along on a whirlwind summer romance, even if it’s from the comfort of your backyard hammock.
Love Unscripted by Owen Nichols
For film projectionist Nick, love should mirror what he sees on the big screen. And when he falls for Ellie on the eve of the 2008 presidential election, it finally does. For four blissful years, Nick loved Ellie as much as he loved his job splicing film reels together in the local cinema. Life seemed . . . picture-perfect. But now it’s 2012, Ellie has moved out and Nick’s trying to figure out where it all went wrong. Can love really be the way it is in the movies?
Just for the Summer by Sue Moorcroft
In theory, nothing could be better than a summer spent basking in the French sun. That is, until you add in three teenagers, two love interests, one divorcing couple, and a very unexpected pregnancy. Admittedly, this isn’t exactly the relaxing holiday Leah Beaumont was hoping for – But with a handsome helicopter pilot staying next door, Leah can’t help but think she might have a few distractions of her own to deal with…
If I Never Met You by Mhairi McFarlane
When her partner of over a decade suddenly ends things, Laurie is left reeling—not only because they work at the same law firm and she has to see him every day. Then a chance encounter in a broken-down elevator with the office playboy opens up a new possibility. Jamie Carter doesn’t believe in love, but he needs a respectable, steady girlfriend to impress their bosses. It’s the perfect proposition: a fauxmance played out on social media, with strategically staged photographs and a specific end date in mind. But there’s a fine line between pretending to be in love and actually falling for your charming, handsome fake boyfriend…
Family For Beginners by Sarah Morgan
New York florist Flora Donovan is living the dream, but her bubbly optimism hides a secret. She’s lonely. That is until she meets Jack Parker. He’s the first man to ever really see her, and it’s life changing. Teenager Izzy Parker is holding it together by her fingertips as her mother passed away a year ago. Discovering her father has a new girlfriend is her worst nightmare—she is not in the market for a replacement mom. Flora’s heart aches for Izzy, but she badly wants her relationship with Jack to work. As the summer unfolds, Flora must push her own boundaries to discover parts of herself she never knew existed—and to find the family she’s always wanted.
The Day We Meet Again by Miranda Dickinson
Their love story started with goodbye… Phoebe and Sam meet by chance at St Pancras station in London. Heading in opposite directions, both seeking their own adventures, meeting the love of their lives wasn’t part of the plan. So they make a promise: to meet again in the same place in twelve months’ time if they still want to be together. But is life ever as simple as that?
You Say It First by Katie Cotugno (YA)
Meg has her entire life set up perfectly: she and her best friend, Emily, plan to head to Cornell together in the fall, and she works at a voter registration call center in her Philadelphia suburb. But everything changes when one of those calls connects her to a stranger from small-town Ohio. Colby is stuck in a rut, reeling from a family tragedy and working a dead-end job. The last thing he has time for is some privileged rich girl preaching the sanctity of the political process. So he says the worst thing he can think of and hangs up. That night on the phone winds up being the first in a series of candid, sometimes heated, always surprising conversations that lead to a long-distance friendship and then—slowly—to something more.
The Love Square by Laura Jane Williams
Penny Bridge has always been unlucky in love. So she can’t believe it when she meets a remarkable new man. Followed by another. And then another… And all of them want to date her. Penny has to choose between three. But are any of them The One?
We hope you enjoy these as much as we did, Savvy Readers. What are your favourite summer romances? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @SavvyReader.