Summer is just begging for a pile of chick lit beach reads (let’s be honest – I like Chick Lit all year long too).
One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid
There are very few things that keep me up late since I deeply value my beauty rest, but I stayed up HOURS past my bedtime to finish the one up because I was dying to know how it ended. Emma married her high school sweetheart and their lives together were filled with adventure, until her husband goes down in a helicopter crash. Several years later, she’s moved home, found a new job she loves, and is engaged again. And then the news comes that her husband has been found on a tiny island alive. Which means now Emma has to choose between her husband and her fiancé.
Once and For All by Sarah Dessen
About seven years ago, I discovered Sarah Dessen and read every book she’d written. This newest one is every bit as good as her other best books (I think The Truth About Forever is my very favorite, with Just Listen and This Lullaby as close seconds). It follows Louna who has just graduated from high school and is spending the summer working for her mom’s wedding planning business. Despite working on so many weddings (or maybe BECAUSE of it), she doesn’t really believe in love. But when the brother of one of the brides gets hired on to help with the summer wedding season, he’s going to do everything in his power to make her change her mind.
Keep Me Posted by Lisa Beazley
When two sisters realize how far apart they’ve drifted as adults, they decide to start writing letters to get to know each other better as the women they’ve grown up to be. Of course, one sister decides that, in order to keep the letters organized, she’ll scan them and upload them to a blog. And, of course, eventually, those very private letters get a much bigger audience than they ever intended. This was such a fun read for me last summer and perfect for a long lazy day or weekend.
Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson
Regency romance is decidedly not my thing and yet I loved this book so much. It’s lacking the long-winded descriptions and overly-flowery language of some regency books, but retains the amazing settings, great romances, and is filled with snappy dialogue that had me laughing out loud. I read this n an airplane and actually wished the flight was longer so I could finish it. That’s the sign of a great read.