Summer romances might just be the best books to escape into, no matter what time of year it is! Maybe it’s the weather, unlimited access to ice cream, or lounging in the sun, but whatever it is we’re not complaining! What can be tricky, however, is picking the perfect book to get lost in. To help you navigate the many adorable reads out there, here’s a list of must-read sweet summer romances!

5 Sweet Summer Romances

1. Those Summer Nights by Laura Silverman

After recovering from a life-changing injury, a teen girl must navigate a new summer job, an ex-best friend, and two surprisingly attractive coworkers in this romp of a rom-com for fans of Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian.


2. The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

Belly has an unforgettable summer in this stunning start to the Summer I Turned Pretty series from the New York Times bestselling author of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Jenny Han. Now an original streaming series!


3. Postcards from Summer by Cynthia Platt

The Notebook meets Love & Gelato in this heart-wrenching novel about a teen girl who travels to her late mother’s majestic summertime home to learn of the romance—and the tragedy—that changed her life forever.


4. Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

A summer in Italy turns into a road trip across Tuscany in this sweeping New York Times bestseller filled with romance, mystery, and adventure. Now a movie streaming on Netflix!


5. Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

In this delightfully charming teen spin on You’ve Got Mail, the one guy Bailey Rydell can’t stand is actually the boy of her dreams—she just doesn’t know it yet.


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