Who doesn’t love a good romance novel, especially in winter, when all you crave is some heat? Here are some fantastic romances, most set in the beautiful summer sunshine, that I read recently.
Happy Place by Emily Henry
Set over one sizzling summer, Happy Place is a chemistry-filled second chance love from one of my favourite New York and SundayTimes bestselling author, Emily Henry, who has also written Beach Read, People We Meet On Vacation and Book Lovers.
Harriet and Wyn are the perfect couple. Every year, they take a holiday with their favourite people worldwide. Except for this year, they are broken up and haven’t told anyone and the cottage is for sale. Can they pretend to be in love and escape it in front of those who know them best?
The Secret Service of Tea and Treason by India Holton
A party of evil pirates. Two rival spies. One fake marriage. Find out what could go wrong in this third book of The Dangerous Damsels collection.
Romantic Comedy by Curtis Sittenfeld
A TV script writer thinks she’s over romance until an unlikely love interest upends all her assumptions. Would someone like him ever date someone like her? Romantic Comedy proves that the heart will follow itself, no matter what anyone says.
It’s Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han
To get ready for the second season of Prime Video’s The Summer I Turned Pretty, I read the second book of the three-part collection, perfect for fans of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before and XO, Kitty, looking for a heartbreaking summer story full of romance, drama and pain.
Mrs S by K Patrick
A sublime and sensual debut novel exploring the nature of queer love and attraction and power of desire in an elite English boarding school where girls kiss the marble statue of the famous dead author who used to walk the halls and where the matron finds herself unsure of her role, her accent and her body until she meets the headmaster’s wife.