I just had to share more sexy beach reads even though it’s not officially summer, the season is approaching and soon we’ll be hitting the beach for some sun and surf. Personally, I can’t wait. I was late into my pregnancy last July, and then newly postpartum in August so there was no beach days for me. And I love the beach. Something many of us like to read is read on the beach, and there is nothing better than reading romance while soaking in the sun. So I thought I’d revive a post from last year and offer everyone some new sexy beach reads for this spring and summer.
To be honest, I don’t read at the beach. Or in public places. I prefer to read in my home, with minimal noise and distractions and I also dislike the idea of carrying books around to be potentially damaged as I am on the go. But some people do enjoying on the beach (I find the sunlight way too bright, and the sand too uncomfy for reading) so why not share some more beach reads?
Suggested for You: 5 Sexy Beach Reads for the Summer
I’m including older titles as I don’t much read romance anymore, but I promise you…you will not be disappointed with any of these. I mean, these are gold as they really stand out in my memory, and many romance novels I read don’t, even though I remember liking.
Secrets of a Summer’s Night by Lisa Kleypas
The queen of regency/Victorian romance in my opinion, Lisa Kleypas has reminded me of a modern Jane Austen in her themes. Secrets of a Summer’s Night is the first in her famous Wallflowers series, and it’s one you won’t soon forget and will propel you into reading the entire series. Our hero and heroine are both characters that are vivid and the story sucks you in completely. I’ve long been a fan of this author, and this novel remains a favourite. No one shows rather than telling in a romance quite like this author, so this had to make the list.
The Baron Next Door by Erin Knightley
I remember really loving this book when I hadn’t much adored anything in romance for a while, so I definitely think you need to read this if you are in a reading funk. I thought the characters and setting charming and was quite impressed with both story and writing. Hate to love but done sweetly, tenatively and I just think you can’t go with this romantic romance.
The Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie MacComber
In making a list about more sexy beach reads, I wasn’t sure I should include this novel, because, well, Christmas in July. But, Christmas in July will never feel so good! This novel has a cute premise, with our heroine writing a blog to land a promotion, a blog that is about our grouchy hero no less, but the storytelling and slow burn makes for a lovey dovey read, and I remember really enjoying this novel. It was cute, sexy and light so you can read through this quickly and delight in a story set in winter that is sweet and sizzly. With well developed plot and characters, you just can’t go wrong.
Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A Tucker
You might have heard of K.A Tucker who wrote such titles as The Simple Wild, and He Will Be My Ruin, but years ago she came on the scene with Ten Tiny Breaths, and I remember being blown way. This is really women’s fiction, but it really pivots around a romantic relationship so this makes the list. However, this novel isn’t light reading, but it is definitely worth the read and worth packing in your beach bag if you really want to be drawn into a novel.
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
All right, so a classic might not be everyone’s idea of a beach read, but this novel is certainly a both a romance and its themes are well developed and explored in such depth to have made it a classic. But who can forget the romantic way in which Wiloughby carries Marianne home when she is injured? Who can forget how passionately Elinor breaks down when she realizes that the love of her life, is not, after all, engaged? To me, of the all the Austen novels, this one strikes me as the most romantic in the sense that we might consider romantic today. It is definitely a fun read.
Final Thoughts on More Beach Reads
I hope you find something you like on this list, and I would love to hear your thoughts if you have read any of these books in this post. My reading has slowed down a lot over the years, so I don’t read as much romance as I used to, focusing instead on the classics I meant to read twenty years ago, and on other novels in a variety of genres. But when I think beach reads, I think romance, so I hope you love these as much I do.