Hooray! It feels like we’ve been waiting a little longer than usual for the warmer weather, but Summer 2021 is finally here! It’s time to soak up the sunshine and dive into some stunning seasonal reads.
Here are our recommendations for the perfect summer escapism – from tropical getaways to idyllic English countryside retreats. Each book focuses on a sensational love story that will keep you occupied during these long sunny days.
Find your next summer read below!
Meet Me In Hawaii by Georgia Toffolo
This is the second book in Georgia’s ‘Meet Me’ series. Set in the stunning Hawaii, this is a story about finding love when you least expect it.
Following a tragedy, Malie moves to Hawaii for a fresh start, working at a surf school where she can give back to those in need. Malie is fiercely loyal, resilient and a real firecracker – who, during a dramatic rescue meets Todd, who has also escaped to Hawaii to overcome loss.
This story is filled with emotional pulls – family feuds, tragedy, loss, budding romance, personal achievements. All with the added dimension of strong female friendship. The perfect read for fans of Lindsey Kelk, Sarah Morgan, Heidi Swain and Trisha Ashley.
The Summer Seekers by Sarah Morgan
This is a fun, feel-good read about breaking free from your comfort zone and exploring new possibilities.
The story follows eighty-year-old Kathleen, whose daughter has asked her to move into a residential home following a break in. Does Kathleen agree? Absolutely not! Instead she goes on a search for what she craves most… adventure!
Martha is having a quarter-life crisis. Unemployed, unloved and uninspired, she just can’t get her life together. But she knows something has to change.
After an advert for a driver brings them together, the unlikely companions set off on an epic road trip across America. What follows is a journey of a lifetime!
Summer of Love: Finding Paradise by Kate Hewitt, Cara Colter and Deborah Fletcher Mello
Featuring stories from three bestselling Mills & Boon authors, Summer of Love: Finding Paradise has three times the amount of sun, sea and scorching kisses.
The first title by Kate Hewitt whisks you away to a desert island, where one passionate affair erupts, opening up a Pandora’s box of emotions.
The second book from Cara Colter sees a tycoon and a wedding planner sharing unexpected moonlight kisses. But lots of twists and turns make it hard for them to realise that their happy ending is staring down in front of them!
The final title by Deborah Fletcher Mello follows a photographer who finds a family she never knew about and an even more unexpected stranger along the way!
Did You Miss Me? by Sophia Money-Coutts
This is a laugh out loud story about what happens when you bump into the one that got away…
Nell tells herself she is extremely happy with her life. She has a high-powered job as a lawyer with an eccentric list of billionaire clients and a very sweet, if slightly dull, boyfriend. But if you’re telling yourself that you’re not stuck in a rut, it probably means you’re stuck in a rut.
When Nell bumps into childhood friend and first love Arthur, she’s more than a little shaken. The seemingly perfect life she’s worked so hard for starts to feel, well, less perfect. Maybe Nell’s been kidding herself all these years. Can she ever get over her first love?
The Stepsisters by Susan Mallery
The #1 New York Times bestselling author has penned a love story of a different sort… A tale of new beginnings and friendship between two women who used to be sisters.
This is a captivating story, that reads like Sarah Morgan’s recent titles, about the complexities of family dynamics in a contemporary romance setting.
This book celebrates sisterhood and takes readers on a journey where past mistakes have taken place and examines the possibility of new beginnings.
A summer escape you won’t want to put down!
The Art of Loving You by Amelia Henley
This book will make your heart ache. Amelia Henley weaves a beautiful tale about the power of love, hope, family and friendship.
Libby and Jack are embarking on the life they’ve always dreamed of. But the universe has other plans for them and soon delivers a devastating twist of fate that shatters their world.
All of a sudden life is looking very different, and a very unlikely friend might be the only person who can help Libby and Jack move forward when what they loved the most has been lost.
Surprise Reunion with His Cinderella by Rachael Stewart
After her final sizzling DARE was published in May, Rachael brings us a True Love story about billionaire, Freddie who is set up on a blind date with none other than his first love and ex-fiancée Jasmine!
His high society family’s expectations once sent housekeeper’s daughter Jasmine running. But their past relationship has left an indelible mark and neither has been able to fully move on.
But fate, in the form of a dating agency, has brought them back together – in paradise no less. Now it’s up to them not to waste their second chance.
Be prepared to be swept away by this touching and heartfelt second chance romance.
One Lucky Summer by Jenny Oliver
This is a summer read at its finest, with a delightful cast of characters, idyllic setting and plenty of adventure.
With an air of faded splendour, Willoughby Hall was once childhood home to Ruben de Lacy. Gazing at it now, decades later, the memories are flooding back, and not all of them are welcome….
In a tumbledown cottage in Willoughby’s grounds, Dolly and Olive King lived with their eccentric explorer father. One of the last things he did was to lay a treasure hunt, but when events took an unexpected turn, Dolly and Olive were never able to complete it.
When Ruben uncovers a secret message, hidden for decades, he knows he needs Olive and Dolly’s help. Can the three of them solve the treasure hunt, and will piecing together the clues help them understand what happened to their families that summer, all those years ago?
The Island Clinic Series Books 3 & 4 by Annie O’Neil and Charlotte Hawkes
The two latest instalments of The Island Clinic series are here! The Princess and the Paediatrician Reunited and Reunited with His Long-Lost Nurse whisk you away to a Doctor’s Clinic in a tropical Caribbean setting.
In the first story, Dr Lia (aka Princess Amelia!) breaks her strict rules to indulge in one life-changing night. A night that has some very surprising consequences.
The second story is about being reunited with the one who got away. Dr Liam’s heart still burns for Talia, even when she left him without a word. But her reasons for doing so will leave readers shocked and wanting more!
Escape to Honeysuckle Hall by Rebecca Raisin
This rom com is funny, charming and a captivating page-turner of a book!
When Orly’s boyfriend and business partner dumps her for a celebrity fling, she finds solace in tacos, tequila and tears (don’t we all!) One terrible hangover later, she’s packed her bags and swapped her London apartment for the overgrown grounds of Honeysuckle Hall.
After years spent catering to others’ whims, Orly is going after what she wants: a simpler life, surrounded by nature. Her plan to set up countryside retreats for burned-out city-dwellers means she soon has the social life she’s been dreaming of – and gorgeous carpenter Leo is always around when she needs something fixed…
As Orly’s new life blossoms, so does her friendship with Leo, and she wonders if she’s finally found somewhere to put down roots – until she discovers a series of anonymous notes, warning her off. Was she wrong to trust Leo? Or is someone else trying to sabotage her future?
We hope you enjoy a summer of reading!