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The Lemon Grove

Southern Spain is the backdrop for The Lemon Grove, Helen Walsh's steamy novel about forbidden love, obsession, and female sexuality.

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Along For the Ride

In Sarah Dessen's Along for the Ride, two lonely teens dealing with their own issues find each other, and subsequently themselves, in a charming beach town.

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Beautiful Ruins

Taking place first on a sunny Italian coast and then in Hollywood, Beautiful Ruins tells a love story that spans decades and continents.

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Since You've Been Gone

In Morgan Matson's Since You’ve Been Gone, a shy teen is slowly brought out of her shell as she attempts to complete the tasks on a to-do list left by her outgoing best friend (who disappeared mysteriously). Skinny-dipping is just one of the items to cross off . . .

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The Great Gatsby

This F. Scott Fitzgerald classic captures the essence of Summer love — both the romantic beginnings and the sometimes painful endings. The Great Gatsby is a good read anytime, but especially under a warm Summer sun.

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The Last Song

The Last Song has all the makings of a perfect Summer read: first love, a seaside setting, and a family’s heartwarming journey to rebuild their relationships with each other.

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The Matchmaker

Elin Hilderbrand's The Matchmaker is not a typical story of carefree Summer romance — it's a heartbreaking account of a woman's journey to help the people she loves find happiness before it's too late.

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The Notebook

Fall in love all over again with The Notebook — the ultimate romantic tale of a Summer fling that turns into a relationship lasting a lifetime.

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That Summer

Lauren Willig’s gothic novel That Summer is equal parts history and romance, with flashbacks to the past, the discovery of artifacts and treasures in a spooky old house, and a sexy antique dealer who gets wrapped up in the mystery.

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Second Chance Summer

In Second Chance Summer, a girl is reluctantly stuck with her family in a rustic cabin she grew up going to, where she is given a second chance with her first boyfriend — and he has grown up quite a bit.

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A Hundred Summers

The Secret Life of Violet Grant author Beatriz Williams returns with A Hundred Summers, a seaside story set in 1938 and loaded with betrayal, love triangles, and of course, romance.

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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

In The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, the first installment of Ann Brashares's Sisterhood series, a group of best friends experience the Summer of their lives — thanks to a pair of magical pants — and discover that love can be found in the most unexpected places (and ways).

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