30 Hot Books For Your Summer Reading List

Summer reads are all about summer. And we’ve found the best reads that are set in summer and will be releasing this summer. These titles will be perfect for the back garden, beach, airport, park bench, your living room or wherever you will be this summer! So, get excited and check out these amazing summer reads.

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Summer Reads 2022

summer reads: for butter or worse

For Butter Or Worse – Erin La Rosa

Release Date: July 26 2022

All chef Nina Lyon wants is to make a name for herself in the culinary world. Now, as co-host of a competitive TV series, she has a real shot. Too bad her co-host happens to be Hollywood’s smarmiest jerk – restaurateur Leo O’Donnell. Who will do anything to get under her skin.

Ramón and Julieta – Alana Quintana Albertson

Release Date: February 1 2022

Ramón Montez always achieves his goals. So when the sexy señorita who kissed him on the Day of the Dead runs off into the night, he will do whatever it takes to find her again. And celebrity chef Julieta Campos is horrified to discover that her new landlord is the magnetic mariachi she hooked up with on the Day of the Dead. Even worse, it was his father who stole her mother’s taco recipe decades ago.
 

summer reads: the bodyguard

The Bodyguard – Katherine Center

Release Date: July 19 2022

Hannah Brooks doesn’t look like a bodyguard. But she just got hired to protect superstar actor Jack Stapleton from his middle-aged, corgi-breeding stalker. So when Jack returns to his family’s Texas ranch to help out, he wants to keep his stalker a secret. Which means Hannah finds herself pretending to be his girlfriend as a cover.

summer reads: sadie on a plate

Sadie On A Plate – Amanda Elliot

Release Date: March 15 2022

Sadie is a rising star in the trendy Seattle restaurant scene. And then she lands a coveted spot on the next season of her favorite TV show, Chef Supreme. On the plane to New York, Sadie has sizzling chemistry with her seatmate, Luke. They have a spontaneous, magical dinner before parting ways. Or so she thinks. When she turns up to set the next day, she makes a shocking discovery about who Luke is.

summer reads: the summer proposal

The Summer Proposal – Vi Keeland

Release Date: January 8 2022

The first time I met Max Yearwood was on a blind date. Max was insanely gorgeous, funny, and our chemistry was off the charts. Until my real date arrived. But my real blind date and I had no connection. So on my way home, I decided to take a chance and stop by the game to meet Max. Apparently, he hadn’t invited me to watch hockey with him, he’d invited me to watch him play.

summer reads: love at first spite

Love At First Spite – Anna E. Collins

Release Date: January 4 2022

Interior designer Dani Porter’s buys the vacant lot next to her ex-fiancé’s house. The house they were supposed to live in together, before he cheated on her with their Realtor. Dani plans to build a vacation rental. That plan quickly becomes complicated when Dani is forced to team up with Wyatt Montego, the handsome, haughty architect at her firm.

summer reads: how to love

How to Love Your Neighbor – Sophie Sullivan

Release Date: January 18 2022

Interior Design School? Check. Cute house to fix up? Check. Sexy, grumpy neighbor who is going to get in the way of your plans? Check. Unfortunately. Grace Travis has it all figured out. When an opportunity to fix up—and live in—a little house on the beach comes along, Grace is all in. Until her biggest roadblock moves in next door.

summer reads: the reunion

The Reunion – Meghan Quinn

Release Date: February 22 2022

Martin and Peggy Chance believe love should last a lifetime. With their fiftieth wedding anniversary on the horizon, they’ve modeled a beautiful relationship for their three grown children. But to their dismay, that lesson hasn’t quite caught on. The three siblings just can’t seem to take a chance and find love in their own lives.

summer reads: the roughest draft

The Roughest Draft – Emily Wibberley

Release Date: January 25 2022

Three years ago, Katrina Freeling and Nathan Van Huysen were the brightest literary stars on the horizon. Their cowritten book topping bestseller lists. But on the heels of their greatest success, they ended their partnership on bad terms. They haven’t spoken since, and never planned to. Except they have one final book due on contract.

summer reads: one night on the island

One Night On The Island – Josie Silver

Release Date: February 15 2022

Spending her thirtieth birthday alone is not what dating columnist Cleo Wilder wanted. But she plans a solo retreat in the name of re-energizing herself and adding a new perspective to her column. Mack Sullivan is also looking forward to some time to himself. Unfortunately, a mix-up with the bookings means both have reserved the same one-room hideaway on exactly the same dates.

summer reads: im so not over you

I’m So (Not) Over You – Kosoko Jackson

Release Date: February 22 2022

It’s been months since aspiring journalist Kian Andrews has heard from his ex-boyfriend, Hudson Rivers. But an urgent text has them meeting at a café. Maybe Hudson wants to profusely apologize for the breakup. Or confess his undying love. But no, Hudson has a favor to ask. He wants Kian to pretend to be his boyfriend while his parents are in town.

summer reads: good girl complex

Good Girl Complex – Elle Kennedy

Release Date: February 1 2022

All Mackenzie “Mac” Cabot wants to do is focus on growing her internet business, but first she must get a college degree at her parents’ insistence. That means moving to the beachside town of Avalon Bay. Twenty-year-old Mac has had plenty of practice suppressing her wilder impulses. But when she meets local bad boy Cooper Hartley, that ability is suddenly tested.

summer reads: love and other disasters

Love And Other Disasters – Anita Kelly

Release Date: January 18 2022

Recently divorced and on the verge of bankruptcy, Dahlia Woodson is ready to reinvent herself on the popular reality competition show Chef’s Special. Too bad the first memorable move she makes is falling flat on her face. Still, she’s focused on winning, until she meets someone she might want a future with. After announcing their pronouns on national television, London Parker has enough on their mind without worrying about the klutzy competitor stationed in front of them.

summer reads: book lovers

Book Lovers – Emily Henry

Release Date: May 3 2022

Nora Stephens’ life is books. So she agrees to go to Sunshine Falls in August with her sister. And finds herself constantly bumping into Charlie Lastra, a bookish brooding editor from back in the city. It would be a meet-cute if not for the fact that they’ve met many times and it’s never been cute. But as they are thrown together again and again, what they discover might just unravel the carefully crafted stories they’ve written about themselves.

summer reads: hook, line and sinker

Hook, Line, And Sinker – Tessa Bailey

Release Date: March 1 2022

In the follow-up to It Happened One Summer

King crab fisherman Fox Thornton has a reputation as a sexy, carefree flirt. Until he meets Hannah Bellinger, who is immune to his charms and just wants to be friends. Now, she’s crashing in his spare bedroom. In fact, she’s hoping that Fox can help her catch the eye of her crush. Yet the more time she spends with Fox, the more she wants him instead.

summer reads: the summer getaway

The Summer Getaway – Susan Mallery

Release Date: March 15 2022

With her divorce settlement about to run out and a mortgage she can’t afford, Robyn Caldwell needs a plan for her future. But how’s she supposed to think when her daughter has become the most demanding bride ever, her son won’t even consider college, her best friend is on the brink of marital disaster and her ex is making a monumentally bad decision that could bring everything crashing down on her head?

Best Romance Books 2022: wedding crashers

The Wedding Crasher – Mia Sosa

Release Date: April 5 2022

Just weeks away from ditching DC for greener pastures, Solange Perreira is roped into helping her wedding planner cousin on a random couple’s big day. It’s an easy gig. Until she stumbles upon a situation that convinces her the pair isn’t meant to be.

summer reads: a family affair

A Family Affair – Robyn Carr

Release Date: April 5 2022

Anna McNichol knows how to take charge. Raised by a single mother, she’s worked to ensure her three children have every advantage she didn’t. And while her marriage has its problems, she values commitment. Now an empty nester, she’s at the peak of her career. But life can change in an instant.

Summer On The Island – Brenda Novak

Release Date: April 5 2022

After the death of her US senator father, Marlow Madsen travels to the small island off the coast of Florida where she spent summers growing up to help her mother settle the family estate. For Marlow, the trip is a chance to reconnect after too long apart. It’s also the perfect escape to help her feel grounded again. One she’s happy to share with friends Aida and Claire.

new book releases: by the book

By The Book – Jasmine Guillory

Release Date: May 3 2022

Book 2 Meant To Be Series

Isabelle is completely lost. When she began her first career in publishing right out of college, she did not expect to be twenty-five, living at home, still an editorial assistant, and the only Black employee at her publishing house. Izzy thinks there must be more to this publishing life. And then an opportunity comes her way – a beastly high-profile author who has failed to deliver his long-awaited manuscript.

Best Romance Books 2022: something wilder

Something Wilder – Christina Lauren

Release Date: May 17 2022

Growing up the daughter of notorious treasure hunter and absentee father, Lily was left without much patience for the profession. Or much money in the bank. But Lily is nothing if not resourceful, and now uses Duke’s coveted hand-drawn maps to guide tourists on fake treasure hunts through the red rock canyons of Utah.

Best Romance Books 2022: the boardwalk bookshop

The Boardwalk Bookshop – Susan Mallery

Release Date: May 21 2022

When fate brings three strangers to a charming space for lease on the California coast, the Boardwalk Bookshop is born. And it’s a dream come true for Bree, Mikki and Ashley. But whilst their business is thriving, their personal lives are not.

Then You Came Along – Debbie Macomber

Release Date: May 24 2022

Robin Masterson’s little boy wants a dog more than anything in the world. And there just happens to be one next door. But the friendly black lab belongs to the unfriendliest man in the neighborhood, Cole Camden. Soon Robin and Cole are looking at each other in a whole new way.

James Wilkens decides to spend New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas, where he meets Summer Lawton. And they arrange to meet in Vegas at the same time in a year from now. Except it turns out to be more than a date – it’s a wedding.

Out of the Clear Blue Sky – Kristin Higgins

Release Date: June 7 2022

Lillie Silva knew life as an empty nester would be hard after her only child left for college, but when her husband leaves her for another woman, her world comes crashing down. But Lily isn’t heartbroken, she’s furious. Now alone for the first time in her life, she finds herself going a little rogue.

Best Romance Books 2022: beyond the moonlit sea

Beyond The Moonlit Sea – Julianne MacLean

Release Date: June 14 2022

Olivia Hamilton is married to the love of her life, Dean, a charismatic pilot. But when he vanishes over the Bermuda Triangle, Olivia’s idyllic existence unravels. After years of waiting, Olivia must eventually let go of the fragile hope that her beloved husband might still be alive. Then a shocking discovery casts Dean’s disappearance in a new light.

new book releases: the friendship pact

The Friendship Pact – Jill Shalvis

Release Date: June 14 2022

Book 2 Sunrise Cove

Alone in the world, Tae Holmes and her mother April pretty much raised each other, but as Tae starts asking questions about the father she’s never met April goes silent. To make matters worse, Tae is dangerously close to broke and just manages to avoid a financial meltdown when she lands a shiny new contract with an adventure company.

new book releases: the hotel nantucket

The Hotel Nantucket – Elin Hilderbrand

Release Date: June 14 2022

After a tragic fire in 1922 that killed 19-year-old chambermaid, Grace Hadley, The Hotel Nantucket descended from a gilded age gem to a mediocre budget-friendly lodge to an inevitably an abandoned eyesore. Until it’s purchased and renovated by London billionaire, Xavier Darling. Who hires Nantucket sweetheart Lizbet Keaton as his general manager.

The Best Is Yet to Come – Debbie Macomber

Release Date: July 12 2022

After the devastating loss of her twin brother, Hope Goodwin packs up her things and moves across the country for a fresh start. Arriving in Oceanside, Hope finds solace walking on the beach and teaching history at the local high school. Until she meets John Harrison and everything changes.

The Challenge – Danielle Steel

Release Date: August 16 2022

Fishtail, Montana, is home to Anne and Pitt Pollock, local royalty, high school sweethearts, and owners of the successful Pollock ranch. They are neighbors with Bill and Pattie Brown. The two couples have known each other since childhood. Their sons Peter Pollock and Matt Brown are the best of friends. When they and two other local kids meet Juliet Marshall, the five of them are soon inseparable. But then they find themselves trapped on Granite Peak and it becomes a battle for survival.

Married In Texas – Debbie Macomber

Release Date: August 23 2022

Norah Bloomfield is feeling a bit unneeded these days. Her father is recovering from his heart attack, and her sisters are busy planning their weddings. But then a cantankerous Texan named Rowdy Cassidy crashes his small plane in Orchard Valley, and into Norah’s life. 

When Sherry Waterman arrives in Pepper, Texas, she’s not in the mood for romance. But if anyone can change her mind, it’s the hardworking and good-looking Cody Bailman.

What does summer read mean?

A summer read is a book that is perfect for those summer months. With light-hearted stories, summer adventures, and a lot of cute romantic moments, summer reads are the best company for a hot summer day.

What are some good summer reads?

There are many amazing summer reads. The following is a list of some good summer reads:

  1. The Hotel Nantucket – Elin Hilderbrand
  2. By The Book – Jasmine Guillory
  3. A Family Affair – Robyn Carr
  4. The Summer Getaway – Susan Mallery
  5. Summer On The Island – Brenda Novak
  6. The Roughest Draft – Emily Wibberley
  7. Something Wilder – Christina Lauren
  8. Then You Came Along – Debbie Macomber
  9. The Summer Proposal – Vi Keeland
  10. I’m So (Not) Over You – Kosoko Jackson

Which of these Summer Reads will be in your beach bag? Let us know!

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