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13 Sweet Summer Romances

June 14, 2017
The Riveted Team
YA Fiction Is Our Addiction
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It wouldn’t be the Summer of Love without the perfect book list of summer romances! There’s something about summer that makes you crave a good contemporary romance. 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 on a hot summer day. There are so many adorable summer romances out in the world and in so many different genres, from a travel romance set in Italy like Love & Gelato to a romantic fantasy in The Potion Diaries (both are free reads until June 19). To help you navigate the many adorable reads out there, here’s a list of some of our favorite Sweet Summer Romances!

The Summer I Turned Prettyby Jenny Han

Belly’s never been the kind of girl that things happen to. Year after year, she’s spent her summers at the beach house with Conrad and Jeremiah. The boys never noticed Belly noticing them. And every summer she hoped it would be different. This time, it was. But the summer Belly turned pretty was the summer that changed everything. For better, and for worse.

When Dimple Met Rishiby Sandhya Menon

The rom-com that everyone’s talking about! Eleanor & Park meets Bollywood in this hilarious and heartfelt novel about two Indian-American teens whose parents conspire to arrange their marriage.

Confessions of a High School Disasterby Emma Chastain

In the tradition of Bridget Jones’s Diary, a lovably flawed high school student chronicles her life as she navigates the highs and lows of family, friendship, school, and love in a diary that sparkles with humor and warmth.

In a Perfect Worldby Trish Doller

Caroline has the perfect plans for her senior year but when her mother is hired to open an eye clinic in Cairo, Egypt, Caroline’s plans are upended. But what she finds instead is a culture that surprises her, a city that astounds her, and a charming, unpredictable boy who challenges everything she thought she knew about life, love, and privilege.

The Unexpected Everythingby Morgan Matson

Her father’s political scandal has completely changed Andie’s life. Instead of going to a prestigious college summer program she is stuck in her hometown as a dog walker. This might not be the job she expected but if everything’s planned out, you can never find the unexpected. And where’s the fun in that.

Love & Gelatoby Jenna Evans Welch

People come to Italy for love and gelato, someone tells her, but sometimes they discover much more.

Until Friday Nightby Abbi Glines

The first novel in a brand-new series—from New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Abbi Glines—about a small Southern town filled with cute boys in pickup trucks, Friday night football games, and crazy parties that stir up some major drama.

The Museum of Heartbreakby Meg Leder

In this ode to all the things we gain and lose and gain again, seventeen-year-old Penelope Marx curates her own mini-museum to deal with all the heartbreaks of love, friendship, and growing up.

Alex, Approximatelyby Jenn Bennett

The one guy Bailey Rydell can’t stand is actually the boy of her dreams—she just doesn’t know it yet.

Love Blindby C. Desir

Hailey and Kyle have an odd friendship, helping each other tackle one after another of their biggest fears. But fate and timing can change everything. And sometimes facing your worst fear makes you realize you had nothing to lose after all.

The Potion Diariesby Amy Alward

When the Princess of Nova accidentally poisons herself with a love potion meant for her crush, she falls crown-over-heels in love with her own reflection. Oops. Sam, an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent, competes with Zain Aster, her dashing former classmate and enemy, to find a cure for the Princess.

The Flip Sideby Shawn Johnson

Inspired by her own experiences as a fifteen-year-old Olympic gymnast, gold medalist Shawn Johnson writes a delightfully entertaining novel about chasing big dreams and falling in love, all while trying to keep it real.

Every Hidden Thingby Kenneth Oppel

The hunt for a dinosaur skeleton buried in the Badlands, bitter rivalries, and a forbidden romance come together in this beautifully written new novel that’s Romeo and Juliet meets Indiana Jones.

One Response to 13 Sweet Summer Romances


  1. I read 5 of those books, and they were great. Three of them were even added to my favorites shelf. Great list!
    Sam @ WLABB

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