June 1, 2018

Sunscreen? Check. Slippers? Check. Sunglasses? Check. A glass of ice-cold glass lemonade served on the side with a plate of guacamole and chips? Check. The most anticipated time of the year has arrived and there is no better way to soak up the glorious weather than with a book in hand. Get enchanted and be prepared to be swept away by amorous affairs, intriguing plots, and charismatic characters. With that, here are 5 sizzling hot romance novels that will light up your summer.

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Imagine professing your feelings to all the crushes you’ve ever had in your entire life. Sounds absolutely embarrassing and horrifying, doesn’t it? That was what happened to 16-year-old Lara Jean Song in “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before”. Lara writes a letter to each of the 5 boys she has ever loved, revealing her true emotions, and pouring out her heart—things that she never had the courage to say in real life. Although these letters were never mailed out and were stashed in a teal hatbox given to her by her late mother, one day, the unimaginable happens. Lara’s heartfelt letters mysteriously go missing and her love life starts spiralling out of control.

9 days and 9 nights by Katie Cotugno

Katie Cotugno is back with another romance novel titled “9 Days and 9 Nights”, which is the sequel to the New York Times bestseller “99 Days”. A once broken-hearted but now bright young lady with a major in business, Molly Barlow has reinvented her life and is on her way to Europe for a romantic getaway with her newfound love, Ian. However, Molly experiences a blast from the past when she unexpectedly stumbles upon her ex-boyfriend, Gabe, who happens to be on a vacation with his current girlfriend, Sadie. After comparing itineraries, Ian invites Gabe and Sadie to join them at their next destination. With both Molly and Gabe refusing to reveal their past to their significant other, Molly is left with no choice but to painfully suffer through 9 days and 9 nights with the boy she once loved. Be part of Molly’s journey as she tries to resolve internal conflicts while discovering her true feelings. Will she stand her ground or fall back in love with Gabe and allow history to repeat itself? Only time will tell.

Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown

If you enjoyed the book, “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda”, then you are definitely going to love “Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit”, which presents a refreshing take on a modern-day romance between two teenage girls. Protagonist Joanna Gordon, an out-and-proud homosexual from Atlanta has to move to the conservative town of Rome, Georgia along with her renowned radio evangelist father and his newly wedded wife. Upon her father’s request, Joanna has reluctantly agreed to hide her sexual orientation until graduation in exchange for her very own teen ministry on her father’s show. Initially, pretending to be a straight female seems bearable, until she meets Mary Carlson, an undeniably attractive individual and the girl of her dreams. Day by day, Joanna’s infatuation for Mary grows, making it harder to keep her sexual orientation a secret. Joanna is stuck in a dilemma and has to choose between breaking her promise to her family or risk losing her soulmate.

The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

Julia Quinn once said “Love works in mysterious ways”, and the tale of “The Wedding Date” is definitely no exception to it. Featured on Elle’s “2018 Must Reads” list and crowned as the best book of the year by The Fug Girls, this romantic comedy begins when Alexa Monroe unexpectedly agrees to attend a wedding as Drew Nicholas’ plus one, after an elevator encounter. During the wedding, the pair has the time of their lives and the rest is history. As the wedding comes to an end, the pair part ways and Drew flies to Los Angeles, while Alexa returns home to Berkeley. Embark on this love affair and witness two high-powered professionals experience the challenges of long-distance dating while attempting to build a happily ever after of their own.

One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins

“One true loves” is a heartwarming, heartbreaking and soul-filling novel that will give readers a roller coaster of emotions as you delve deeper into the plot. Life used to be a bed of roses for married couple, Emma and Jesse who were high school sweethearts and world-class travellers, uprooting from their hometown in Massachusetts to lead an independent life. During the day of their one-year wedding anniversary, Jesse perishes in a helicopter crash over the Pacific. Inconsolable by this tragedy, the grieving Emma quits her job and moves home as an effort to start life afresh. Years later, Emma runs into an old friend, Sam and finds herself falling in love again. But Jesse whom she thought was dead, is actually still alive. Torn between her past and her present, Emma has to figure out who she is and what she truly wants.