1. Beach Read, 2. Take a Hint, Dani Brown, 3. The Happy Ever After Playlist, 4. The Unhoneymooners, 5. Verity. Beach reads are amazing, whether your toes are in the sand or not. They take everyone on vacation, into a new world away from stress. Many of these books pair perfectly with a day off. Whether it's a delightfully cheesy romantic, comedy, or harrowing, every book on this list has the potential to make your day.
Beach Read by Emily Henry: Augustus Everett and January Andrews are two writers with nothing in common except the fact that they’re both facing a severe bout of writer’s block. Spending the summer as neighbors, the two will challenge each other to write something completely new. Will they find a connection with one another along the way?
It’s about two polar-opposite writers staying in neighboring beach houses for the summer, one a romance writer and the other trying to write the next Great American Novel. Faced with writer’s block, they decide to swap topics and spend the summer teaching each other the ins and outs of writing their genres, all while competing to publish their own book first. With plenty of romance, scenes that might make you cry, and an interesting (and accurate) inside look at the process of writing a book, this is an easy one to read in the sun.
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Take a Hint, Dani Brown
Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert: Is it too much to ask for Danika Brown to be in a friends-with-benefits relationship with security guard Zafir Ansari? That’s all she wants, but it all takes a turn when a video of them goes viral and the world begins to view them as a couple. Playing along to increase publicity for Zaf’s charity, it’s not long before Dani begins to develop real feelings.
Talia Hibbert’s romances are known for their sensitivity and steam, but they’re also such enjoyable reads that any one of them is perfect for a relaxing beach day. Danika has no interest in a relationship but asks the universe for the perfect friend-with-benefits. So when a video of sexy security guard Zafir carrying Danika out of a building goes viral, they decide to fake a relationship to promote Zafir’s charity (and help Danika secretly seduce him behind the scenes). People must love Dani’s intelligence and the anti-toxic masculinity storyline around Zafir.
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Take A Hint, Dani Brown
The Happy Ever After Playlist
Then, after weeks of unanswered texts, Tucker’s owner reaches out. The two exchange texts and calls, their connection growing as their meeting grows near. But being an international star, Jason might not have time for a relationship and Sloan could end up heartbroken again. This book is super dramatic and full of scandal, giving it all the summer romance vibes you need.
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The Happy Ever After Playlist
Christina and Lauren (the co-authors) have written a bunch of fun rom-com but this is a favorite of many people because it’s absolutely hysterical. Olive Torres is always unlucky. By contrast, her sister Ami is an eternal champion…she even managed to finance her entire wedding by winning a slew of contests. Unfortunately for Olive, the only thing worse than constant bad luck is having to spend the wedding day with the best man (and her nemesis), Ethan Thomas.
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The day you opened this book, you will absolutely nothing else besides getting to the bottom of what the heck was happening in these pages. Lowen is a budding writer on the brink of financial ruin when she accepts the job offer of a lifetime. Lowen arrives at the Crawford home, ready to sort through years of Verity’s notes and outlines, hoping to find enough material to get her started.
While doing research in Verity’s library, Lowen finds an autobiographical manuscript with haunting admissions, so devastating that she chooses to keep them a secret. This is a rollercoaster of lies that will have you trying to guess the truth until the last page. Due to its extremely mature content, this book is recommended for readers 18+.
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