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    19 Romance Novels To Fall In Love With This Summer

    "Summer loving, had me a blast. Summer loving, happened so fast."

    1. Ayesha At Last by Uzma Jalaluddin


    In this modern Pride and Prejudice retelling, Ayesha — a teacher by day and an aspiring poet by night, who lives with her boisterous Muslim family in Canada — meets Khalid, who she finds conservative and judgmental. But, when Khalid gets engaged to her cousin, she's forced to take a closer look at him, his family, and herself.

    Available now. Get it from Amazon for $11+.

    2. The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

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    The only child of a flighty single mother, Nina Hill is content being alone. She has a quiet job at a bookstore, a winning trivia team, and a judgmental cat to keep her happy. So, when the father she never knew dies and leaves her a handful of siblings, aunts, and cousins she's never met, she finds herself thrust into the unknown territory of having a family. As if adjusting to that wasn't hard enough, she's also fighting feelings she has for Tom — her nemesis on the rival trivia team.

    Available now. Get it from Amazon for $9.99+.

    3. The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory


    Maddie and Theo are sworn enemies...or so they thought. But, after spending the night together, suddenly they can't stop thinking about each other. While helping plan their best friend Alexa's wedding, Maddie and Theo find themselves sneaking off together to "relieve stress." Eventually, they agree to just end their little affair once the wedding is over. But, when Alexa moves up the date of the ceremony, the two frenemies started to regret putting an end date on whatever is happening between them.

    Available now. Get it from Amazon for $10.49+.

    4. The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

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    Olive and Ethan have hated each other for years, but are forced to make nice when their respective siblings decide to tie the knot. But, after a bad case of food poisoning leaves the entire wedding party incapacitated, including the bride and groom, Olive and Ethan decide to play nice and go on an all expenses paid, non-refundable "honeymoon" to Hawaii. They plan to go their separate ways once on the island, but a handful of unexpected surprises force them to play loving newlyweds. Before either of them realize it, they're no longer acting.

    Available now. Get it from Amazon for $8.99+.

    5. The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai

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    Dating app creator Rhiannon Hunter might be great at helping the world find love, but when it comes to her own heart she's cynical and protective. But when she meets retired football player Samson Lima, she opens up and allows him to woo her. After one magical night together, he ghosts her for months...until he shows up involved in a business deal with her rival. Now back in her life, he's desperate for another chance. For Rihannon, a physical relationship is one thing, but opening up her heart is a risk she's not sure she's willing to take.

    Available Aug. 6 Preorder it from Amazon for $9.99+.

    6. Waiting For Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey

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    To say that Annie Cassidy is obsessed with rom-coms would be an understatement. She spends her days working on her screenplay and waiting for her own meet-cute with the love of her life. When a real-life romantic comedy starts filming in her small town, Annie gets a job on set and meets leading man, Drew Danforth. Known to be a cocky prankster, she immediately takes a disliking to him. As they start spending time together, she realizes that the tabloids had him all wrong...and possibly so did she. But, he's nothing like Tom Hanks so how could he ever be the leading man in her life?

    Available now. Get it from Amazon for $10.40+.

    7. The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez

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    When maid of honor, Kristen Peterson, and best man, Josh Copeland, finally meet, it's clear that they're not going to get along. But, since their best friends are getting married, they decide to play nice. Kristen even hires Josh to help build doggy stairs for her thriving business. After weeks of spending time together, they develop an unexpected friendship...and maybe even deeper feelings. But not only does Kristen have a serious long-distance boyfriend, but she'll soon have a medically necessary procedure that will make it impossible for her to have children. Knowing that starting a family is a deal breaker for Josh, she does her best to keep him at arm's length. But, their growing feelings make that harder and harder every day.

    Available now. Get it from Amazon for $9.99+.

    8. Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors by Sonali Dev

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    Despite being a successful neurosurgeon, Trisha Raje is the black sheep in her family, who are Indian-American royalty. So, when she tries to get back into their good graces at an important event, the last thing she needs is to have a (literal) run-in with the caterer, chef DJ Kaine. Their interaction is a heated, angry one caused by misplaced pride, but they are both fine walking away, content with never seeing one another again. But, when DJ turns out to be the older brother of one of Trisha's patients, she's forced to interact with him, check her pride at the door, and reevaluate what she thought she knew.

    Available now. Get it from Amazon for $7.99+.

    9. The Perfect Date by Evelyn Lozada, with Holly Lörincz

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    Angel Gomez is a single mother trying to complete her nursing degree, and she's convinced she has no time for love. Caleb “The Duke” Lewis is a star pitcher for the Bronx Bolts whose love life has been in the tabloids one time to many. Caleb meets Angel and she's completely immune to his charms, so much so that she even throws a drink in his face. He's convinced that she's the perfect person to help him with his plan: fake a relationship to fool the tabloids into thinking he's settling down. But after spending weeks with Angel and her son, Caleb is the one fooling himself if he thinks he isn't falling in love.

    Available now. Get it from Amazon for $9.99+.

    10. Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey


    Ever since Georgette Castle decided she wanted to plan children's birthday parties for a living, no one in her family (or town, for that matter) has taken her seriously. Everyone sees her as a big kid, which definitely doesn't help her dating life. So, she cooks up a scheme to reinvent her image and enlists the help of Travis Ford, an MLB rookie turned house flipper. He agrees to pretend they're dating to shock her family and help her land a new job. But, his best friend's little sister is all grown up and his fake feelings quickly turn real.

    Available now. get it from Amazon for $9.99+.

    11. Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

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    Alex is the son of the President of the United States. Henry is the young Prince of Wales and Alex's nemesis. After an altercation between the two of them threatens American/British relations, the pair are forced to stage a fake friendship to remedy the situation. Soon, their fake friendship not only becomes real, but it blossoms into something more, forcing them both to reevaluate what they thought they knew.

    Available now. Get it from Amazon for $9.99+.

    12. A Prince on Paper by Alyssa Cole

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    When Nya Jerami leaves New York (and her unlucky dating life) behind to return to her home country for a royal wedding, the last thing she expects is to fall into bed with Johan von Braustein, the step-prince of Liechtienbourg. After all, Nya has never liked Johan and his party boy ways that attract the paparazzi. Still, when he suggests partnering up for a fake engagement that could be mutually beneficial for them both, she agrees, never expecting her fake feelings to turn real.

    Available now. Get it from Amazon for $5.98+.

    13. Meet Cute by Helena Hunting

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    When Kailyn Flowers literally fell onto former actor Daxton Hughes, she couldn't help herself from fangirling and professing her undying love. Surprisingly, he finds this charming and the two develop an unlikely friendship — until Daxton betrays her. Now Daxton needs Kailyn's help, but she isn't so quick to forgive. Slowly but surely, they become friends again...and possibly something more.

    Available now. Get it from Amazon for $6.99+.

    14. Forget Me Not by Brenda Jackson


    Three years after her husband, Devon, died in a car crash, Ashley Ryan still hasn't moved on. To help take her mind off things, her friends surprise her with a getaway to Catalina Cove, Louisiana, where — instead of a relaxing vacation — she finds her dead husband, very much alive. Tessa learns that Devon is suffering from amnesia and, though he doesn't remember their life together, the feelings they had for each other are still there. After the doctors recommend that Tessa keep the truth to herself, she and Devon fall in love again as strangers, giving her the second chance she never thought she'd get.

    Available now. Get it from Amazon for $5.98+.

    15. The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis Graves

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    English major Annika Rose is shy, awkward, and much more comfortable around books or a chess board than she is around most people. That is until she meets Jonathan Hoffman, a man who sees her for who she truly is, quirks and all. The two fall in love and begin planning their future together, until an unexpected tragedy forces them apart. Ten years later, Annika (now a librarian) and Jonathan (now a Wall Street whiz) are reconnected and their feelings are rekindled. But, the fears and anxieties of their past might be too much to overcome for a future together.

    Available now. Get it from Amazon for $11.89+.

    16. The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

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    Khai Diep thinks he's incapable of love. In reality, his autism just causes him to process emotions differently. But, that fact hasn't stopped him from avoiding relationships. So, his strong-willed mother takes matters into her own hands and flies to Vietnam to find him a bride. That's when she finds Esme Tran, a young mother living in a rural village who thinks spending a summer in America trying to convince a man to fall in love with her is the best opportunity she'll get to provide a better life for her family and daughter. It doesn't take long for Esme to fall for Khai. But, his inability to believe he can love, coupled with a past trauma, threatens the relationship neither knew they needed.

    Available now. Get it from Amazon for $9.70+.

    17. How to Hack a Heartbreak by Kristin Rockaway

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    From dealing to entitled and douchey brogrammers by day and going on terrible dates at night, Mel has just about had it with men. Using her incredible coding skills, she creates JerkAlert, a dating app that allows users to log harassers and abusers. It becomes insanely popular and Mel finds herself in over her head, especially with Alex, the one guy at work who isn't a jerk and who she has actual feelings for. The only problem is he doesn't know she's the brains behind the app. Before she knows it, her friendships, love life, and career are all being threatened and she has to find a way to make things right or risk her life being changed forever.

    Available July 30. Preorder it from Amazon for $9.99+.

    18. Fumbled by Alexa Martin

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    At 16 years old, Poppy Patterson became a single mom. Years later, on the other side of the country, she's made a comfortable life for herself and her child and nothing will change that...except for T.K. Moore, the starting wide receiver for the Denver Mustangs and her high-school sweetheart. When the two have a chance encounter, old feelings come flying back. But, all the secrets between them might destroy any hope of a second chance.

    Available now. Get it from Amazon for $9.99+.

    19. Love at First Like by Hannah Orenstein

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    Eliza Roth, who co-owns a Brooklyn jewelry store with her sister, is minding her business when she finds out her ex is engaged. She's just playing around when she tries on one of the store's engagement rings and snaps a pic. Except...she accidentally uploads it to Instagram. Hundreds of thousands of likes later, when sales have jumped and the press has been banging down her door, Eliza realizes her personal life is good for business. Instead of coming clean, she sets out to find a fake fiancé. But as feelings become real, her lies start to spiral out of control, and she's forced to make some hard decisions about her life if she wants to set things straight.

    Available Aug. 6 Preorder it from Amazon for $11.89+.

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