Summer Reading from Romance Authors

Posted by Marie on May 20, 2019
Looking for the perfect reading match? Here to help you find your happily ever after this summer are some of the biggest and most beloved names in the romance genre.

We asked each writer: Which three books would you recommend to your readers this summer?

Browse their picks below and add what catches your eye to your Want to Read shelf.




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Bailey's irresistible alphas are a staple of her contemporary series: Line of Duty, Crossing the Line, and more. Her upcoming book, Fix Her Up, tells the story of a former baseball star whose broken heart gets mended by a childhood friend.

Here are her summer reading picks:


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A self-proclaimed "romance junkie," Cole has written many acclaimed historical and contemporary love stories. Her popular take on modern-day royals, A Princess in Theory, was included in The New York Times' 100 Notable Books in 2018.

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Feehan is a prolific author who has published more than 70 bestselling novels and seven contemporary and paranormal series. This year alone, she published new installments for Ghostwalkers, Leopard People, and Torpedo Ink.

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Guillory's New York Times–bestselling The Wedding Date series has been praised by author Roxane Gay and is a Reese Witherspoon Book Club selection. The third installment of the series, The Wedding Party, will be available in July.

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Last year readers swooned over Hoang's breakout rom-com debut, The Kiss Quotient, which won the Best Romance category in the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards. Her next spin-off novel, The Bride Test, will be available in May.

Here are her summer reading picks:


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This bestselling historical romance author is known for her wicked wordplay. Her memorable titles include The Rogue Not Taken and A Scot in the Dark. The second book in her Bareknuckle Bastards series, Brazen and the Beast, will hit shelves in July.

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In McQuiston's hotly anticipated rom-com, America's First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales. This debut is set to arrive in May and has been recommended by fellow authors Christina Lauren and Taylor Jenkins Reid.

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Quinn is one of 16 authors inducted into the Romance Writers of America's Hall of Fame. Her most popular historical romance series, The Bridgertons, is currently being adapted by Shonda Rhimes for Netflix.

Here are her summer reading picks:


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Penny Reid
Author of the Knitting in the City series
The former biomedical researcher has written blockbuster romances involving beards, knitting, and literal chemistry. Last year two of her books were nominated for Best Romance in the Goodreads Choice Awards.

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Jill Shalvis
Author of the Lucky Harbor series
This two-time RITA winner has written many bestselling contemporary romance series, including Lucky Harbor and Animal Magnetism. Her upcoming book, The Lemon Sisters, is the third installment in the Wildstone series and arrives in June.

Here are her summer reading picks:


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After wooing readers with her "enemies to lovers" office romance, The Hating Game, Thorne decided to put a twist on the "falling for my best friend's sister" trope in her next novel, 99 Percent Mine, which was released earlier this year.

Here are her summer reading picks:


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Samantha Young
Author of the On Dublin Street series
Young's bestselling series, On Dublin Street, shows her expertise when it comes to hunky, modern-day Highlanders. Her most recent standalone tells the story of a woman who bumps into a hot Scot at the airport—but it isn't exactly love at first flight.

Here are her summer reading picks:


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Which recommendations will you be reading this summer? Let's talk books in the comments!

Check out the complete guide to Summer Reading, including:
Summer Reading from Romance Authors
Summer Reading from Mystery & Thriller Authors
Summer Reading from YA Authors

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message 1: by Serena (new)

Serena What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon "What the Wind Knows" is my favorite read so far this year. Amy Harmon is such a talented writer, she really has a way with words.


message 2: by Allie (new)

Allie Just added about 6 books to my #tbr list!


Me Like Reading Wow! This pick list has some pretty great sounding books to certainly consider! Rounding out the top of my summer reading list are J.R. Ward’s Blood Truth (Black Dagger Legacy #4); Wolf Rain (Psy/Changeling Trinity #3, Psy/Changeling #18) by Nalini Singh, and; just to change things up, one of Sarah Maclean’s historical novels, perhaps Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake (Love By Numbers #1). Happy summer reading, everyone!


message 4: by Angela (new)

Angela LOVE the Blackdagger series. Have you read all of them? Love them all and the Legacy series too!! Just finished her latest The Savior!!


Me Like Reading I, too, have enjoyed reading both the Black Dagger Brotherhood and Black Dagger Legacy series and would absolutely recommend them to anyone with an interest in the paranormal romance genre. 😉


message 6: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Me Like Reading wrote: "Wow! This pick list has some pretty great sounding books to certainly consider! Rounding out the top of my summer reading list are J.R. Ward’s Blood Truth (Black Dagger Legacy #4); Wolf Rain (Psy/C..."

Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake was the book that got me hooked on historical romance - and romance overall. So good! I read it... then read it again. I've never done that before.


Me Like Reading Jessica wrote: "Me Like Reading wrote: "Wow! This pick list has some pretty great sounding books to certainly consider! Rounding out the top of my summer reading list are J.R. Ward’s Blood Truth (Black Dagger Lega..."

Now I’m really really excited to check out Sarah Maclean. Thank you very much for your input, Jessica!


Me Like Reading Angela wrote: "LOVE the Blackdagger series. Have you read all of them? Love them all and the Legacy series too!! Just finished her latest The Savior!!"

I enjoyed reading ‘The Savior’ - can’t wait for the next BDB book!


message 9: by LovelyReadings (new)

LovelyReadings Also The Red Winter Trilogy by Annette Marie! I loved it!


message 10: by Avid (new)

Avid Publishing So far, enjoying Mine Forever The Perrines 1 by Mercy Mayor


message 11: by Ieva (new)

Ieva This is really straight. :(


message 12: by Ambless (new)

Ambless James Wow, I think you guys need to read this one FIX HER UP' by Tessa Bailey. A really man need to read it and get to know more on how to get rid of different relationship challenge.


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