Book Recommendations For End-Of-Summer Denial

Updated: Jan 29

This post is for anyone who's cramming in their summer reads like me to generally in denial that summer is coming to an end. Let me know which of the following romances you've read or hope to read soon.



A classic enemies to lovers romance about Olive and Ethan, the only two guests at a wedding who do not get food poisoning which results in them taking the place of the bride and groom on their honeymoon even though they cannot stand each other. Olive and Ethan suddenly find themselves switching from enemies to fake dating, what's the worst that could happen?


One of my favourite reads this year and one I wish I'd left for summer, so re-reading via audiobook was the next best thing! Click here for 2 months free audiobooks from Scribd.


Available to buy on Book Ban, or elsewhere on Amazon, WHSmith, Waterstones or Book Depository.


The American (and once again much better copy) is available on Waterstones or Book Depository.

 

Escapism at its finest.


"Sharks In The Time Of Saviours beautifully intertwines the culture of Hawai’i into the narrative, almost forming a character within itself. Kawai Strong Washburn @theincrediblekdub so easily allows you to feel captivated and so connected to the Flores family, where we follow their lives through multiple points of view to capture their true dynamic."


Want more information? Read my review here.


Available to buy on Book Ban, or elsewhere on Amazon, WHSmith, Waterstones or Book Depository.





 

The Hating Game meets The Unhoneymooners. Two rival co-workers are sent on a cruise together, can they resist falling for one another in paradise?


"When they meet on the ship, Henley is shocked to discover that the real Graeme is nothing like she imagined - and the line between loathing and liking is thinner than a postcard. With her career dreams in sight and a growing attraction to the competition, Henley begins questioning her life choices. Because what's the point of working all the time if you never actually live?"


Available to buy on Book Ban, or elsewhere on Amazon, WHSmith, Waterstones or Book Depository.





 

Liya Thakkar is a happily single woman. The moment she realises her parents' latest dinner party is a setup with the man they want her to marry, she's out the back door in a flash. Imagine her surprise when the same guy shows up at her office a week later. Jay Shah looks good on paper...and off. He's also arrogant and infuriating. As their witty office banter turns into late night chats, Liya starts to think he might be the one man who truly accepts her. Liya keep running, or will she finally give love a real chance?


Available to buy on Book Ban, or on Amazon, Waterstones or Book Depository.



 

Trust me when I say this book is hyped for a reason, it's not just another romance.


Beach Read follows January, a romance author, who has recently found many reasons to stop believing in love and happy ever after, which has led to her a massive reading slump.


Enter Gus, January’s college rival and award winning fictional novelist. Learning both authors are in writers block, they both decide to switch genres and see who can sell their book first.


The bet has more opportunities than meet the eye, January and Gus now have to spend time together and find themselves seeing the world from a different point of view.


Available to buy on Book Ban, or elsewhere on Amazon, WHSmith or Book Depository.

 


 


From Taylor Jenkins Reid aka the absolute queen that brought us The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo.


Malibu Rising is a story about one unforgettable night in the life of a family: the night they each have to choose what they will keep from the people who made them . . . and what they will leave behind.


A lifetime holding it together.

One party will bring it crashing down.


Available to buy on Amazon, WHSmith, Waterstones or Book Depository.







 

A Schitt’s Creek-inspired rom-com about a Hollywood “It Girl” who’s cut off from her wealthy family and exiled to a small Pacific Northwest beach town... where she butts heads with a surly, sexy local who thinks she doesn’t belong.


Available to buy on Amazon, WHSmith, Waterstones or Book Depository.


At time of writing: Currently cheapest at WHSmith!









 

Where The Crawdads Sings follows Kya Clark, who has been abandoned by her family and left to grow up alone in the wilderness, leading to a town reputation as the ‘Marsh Girl’. Where Kya misses out on social interaction, she instead finds love and comfort in the creatures and landscape around her.


In 1969 Chase Andrews is found dead and the locals immediately suspect the mysterious ‘Marsh Girl’, but maybe Kya is not who they imagine. While we follow the investigation, we also see Kya opening herself up to love.


Available to buy on Book Ban, or elsewhere on Amazon, WHSmith or Book Depository.



 


 


12 SUMMERS AGO: Poppy and Alex meet. They hate each other, and are pretty confident they'll never speak again.


11 SUMMERS AGO: They're forced to share a ride home from college and by the end of it a friendship is formed. And a pact: every year, one vacation together.


10 SUMMERS AGO: Alex discovers his fear of flying on the way to Vancouver.

Poppy holds his hand the whole way.


7 SUMMERS AGO: They get far too drunk and narrowly avoid getting matching tattoos in New Orleans.


2 SUMMERS AGO: It all goes wrong.


THIS SUMMER: Poppy asks Alex to join her on one last trip. A trip that will determine the rest of their lives.


Available to buy on Book Ban, or on Amazon, WHSmith, Waterstones or Book Depository.

 

The Spanish Love Deception is an enemies-to-lovers, fake-dating, SLOW-BURN romance. Perfect for those looking for a steamy slow-burn with the sweetest Happily Ever After.


A wedding. A trip to Spain. The most infuriating man. And three days of pretending to the dating. Or in other words, a plan that will never work. Was it worth the suffering to bring her colleague and bane of her existence as her fake boyfriend to my sister’s wedding? Or was she better off coming clean and facing the consequences of my panic induced lie?


Available to buy on Amazon, WHSmith, Waterstones or Book Depository.