20 Beach Reads For Your Summer Holiday

This summer, load up your NOOK and hit the sand and surf with our collection of 20 Beach Reads! Stock up on hot romances, cozy mysteries, bewitching fantasies and more. These beach reads are perfect for enjoying while you lounge in the sun.

Explore the collection and find a new favorite today!


Angel Beach by Tess Oliver

Echo Sutton is anxious for the start of summer. In her hometown of Angel Beach, Echo spends more days helping her grandmother run her famous bakery than out in the surf. And that’s how Echo prefers it. Until a ruthless business tycoon sets his sights on buying Angel Beach, and he brings his three wild sons to help square away the deal. As the brothers wreak havoc in the quiet town, Echo determines to keep her peaceful summer from turning into chaos. But she didn’t expect to fall for Jamison, the middle child. Can Jamison convince Echo he’s not the enemy? Together they might just help keep the peace between his family and the town, but at what cost?

Petal Plucker by Iris Moreland

Dandelion “Dani” Wright is in her mid-twenties and has yet to be deflowered. She was too busy running her family’s flower shop and winning floral design competitions. So goes her excuses. But when Jacob West walks back into her life, this boy she once loved, the same boy who humiliated her, the idea of still being a virgin finally begins to weigh on her petals. Jacob, though, is no boy. He’s all man now and Dani’s main competition. There’s still a sizzling connection, but if she’s not careful, Jacob might not just be the first man to water her garden, but he might also be the only man to capture her heart. Or put her out of business…

Falling for Charming by Sophie Weston

Hope Kennard left Hasebury Hall—her ancestral home in Wiltshire—to travel the world in search of new and exciting adventures. Freedom suits her, right up until she ends up in the island principality of San Michele and meets mysterious forest ranger, Jonas Reval. He’s as secretive as she is skittish. Jonas also knows all about duty and family expectations, but he can be himself around Hope. Right until Hope discovers a pesky little detail Jonas forgot to mention: he’s Prince Jonas Reval of San Michele.

The Trouble With Witches by Kristen Painter

Shadowvale isn’t your typical small town America. The sun never shines, the gates decide who enters, magic abounds, and every resident bears some kind of curse. No one knows this as well as Deacon Evermore. He, like everyone in his family, is also cursed. Fledgling witch, Emeranth Greer is determined to escape her past and make a fresh start in Shadowvale. And living with her aunt in this magical places proves better than she ever imagined. Until Em’s troubled past catches up with her and she feels the urge to run. With magic in the mix, the town won’t let her leave. Only Deacon can save her, but can a cursed man clear her name? Or will her history destroy them both?

Overture by Skye Warren

The world knows Samantha Brooks as the violin prodigy. She guards her secret truth—the desire she harbors for her guardian. Liam North got custody of her six years ago. She’s all grown up now, but he still treats her like a child. No matter how much he wants her. Her sweet overtures break down the ex-soldier’s defenses, but there’s more at stake than her body. Every touch, every kiss, every night. The closer she gets, the more exposed his darkest secret. She’s one step away from finding out what happened the night she lost her family. One step away from leaving him forever.

Dance With Me by Kristen Proby

Starla. Just Starla. She doesn’t have a last name, and she doesn’t need one. Not with that many Grammys on her mantel. But no one knows that America’s Sweetheart still lives with the wreckage of four years ago, when her world was torn apart. Losing her fiancé was devastating, but she’s channeled all of that into her music. Closing off her heart opened a hundred new doors. For almost twenty years, Officer Levi Crawford of the Seattle PD has been consumed by the law. He eats, sleeps, and breathes work. Not just because he’s a workaholic, but because he loves it. Sure, he doesn’t have time for a woman and barely sees the rest of his family, but it’s a trade he’s always been happy to make. Until Starla. Two lonely hearts could learn to beat again, if they’re willing to dance together.

Seaside Serenade by Melissa Foster

What’s more romantic than finding your forever love on Valentine’s Day? They say opposites attract. But for former boxing champ and current gym owner, Brock Garner, having the beautiful Cree Redmond flitting about his club has nearly drive him mad. Brock has wanted Cree since the first time he saw her, and when he learns she has the singing voice of an angel, it speaks to another part of his heart. Now, he’s unwilling to hold back any longer. But Cree’s dating a burly biker and is firmly off limits. Or so he thinks…

Saving Shadows by Kathleen Brooks

Gavin Faulkner was the only doctor in the small South Carolina coastal town of Shadows Landing. He was used to patching up everything from fishing lures stuck in skin to gator bites. Nothing could surprise him anymore. Except when he found the unconscious woman submergered near his dock. Ellery St. John’s last memory was of a bat swinging toward her head. The next thing she knew, she was revived by Dr. Faulkner. Gavin thought Ellery would be safe in the small town, but he was dead wrong. Now, it’s up to him to help Ellery put the pieces together in order to discover who had tried to kill her before they both end up at the bottom of the ocean.

Longing for Forever by Debra Clopton

Dr. Adam Sinclair is at a crossroads. He’s burned out and searching after losing a young patient he felt he should have been able to save. Adam returns home to Sunset Beach looking for a way out of the dark hole he’s found himself sinking into. Working at his mentor’s small-town family practice was supposed to lift him back up. But he remains unsure of what life holds for him. Rosie Olsen nearly died. She’s got a second chance at living. And she’s planning to do it full force. Rosie is on a mission to change lives and when the young doctor moves in next door, Rosie spots a chance to help. She’s just not counting on how he will change her life. And make her want things she isn’t sure she can handle.

The Sweetest Thing by Lilian Darcy

Tully Morgan hasn’t been back to Marietta for more than a few brief visits. Not since that night in 1996 at her senior prom when the chance exposure of a long-held family secret sent her running to California. She stood up her prom date, Ren Fletcher that night, and she hasn’t seen him since. Now she’s back for an extended stay, helping to care for her ill mother. It’s the first time that Tully, Patty, and Sugar Morgan have been together since that night long ago. Tully has had so much anger toward Sugar, wondering if she can ever forgive her. And Sugar still has one more secret that needs to be dealt with. One that needs Ren Fletcher’s help.

Bonita Faye by Margaret Mosely

When small town girl Bonita Faye’s abusive husband is killed, she begins an adventurous new life. From Poteau, Oklahoma to Paris and back again in a story of murder and redemption…and more murder… stretching over three decades. Margaret Moseley’s colorful and unforgettable Edgar Award-finalist captures Fannie Flagg’s homespun charm and Janet Evanovich’s laugh out loud humor.

Take Me Tender by Christie Ridgeway

The most coveted stretch of sand in Malibu, California, is Billionaire’s Beach. Bachelor-about-town Jay Buchanan has sworn to go a year without women. But a guy’s gotta eat and he wants the best private chef money can buy. So what if the best applicant is female? Jay is in no mood for romance anyway. Long ago Nikki Carmichael learned to put up her guard when it comes to men. She figures ignoring Jay’s magnetism will turn him away. Instead, it backfires and the woman who refuses to fall at his feet only intrigues Jay more. They flirt, they fight, they ultimately share a bed and then their deepest secrets…but can these two trust that what seems like a summer fling is truly the love of a lifetime?

Someday Beach by Jill Sanders

Shelley has always dreamed of going back to Surf Breeze. When she finally buys a run down building along the popular boardwalk, she hires the irritatingly sexy contractor to help build her dream boutique. What she hadn’t counted on was finding herself slowly changing with the surroundings. Fighting against an overbearing family, she’ll learn to not only follow her own dreams, but stand up for something she believes in. Meanwhile, Marcus has been waiting his whole life to find a woman like Shelley. But, now that he’s found her, he’s not quite sure what comes next.

Berried at Sea by Peg Cochran

The wedding of Monica and Greg is to be the highlight of the harvest season in Cranberry Cove. Friends from far and wide are arriving to celebrate. Among the guests are Monica’s old college friend and the woman’s boisterous new husband, a man with many enemies and more than a few bitter women in his past. When he turns up dead on a boat, the victim of a fatal stabbing, Monica steps in to unravel the mystery. As she dredges up old clues, it’s Monica’s old friend that becomes the prime suspect. Monica will need to clear her friend’s name and track down the real culprit as the killer threatens to bring her sweet wedded bliss to a bitter end.

Death to the Highest Bidder by Nicole Ellis

Can a preschool auction lead to murder? That’s what Jill Andrews finds. After volunteering to coordinate her son’s preschool auction at the Boathouse Event Center, Jill wants to just about kill her nemesis Nancy Davenport. Nancy is the Queen Bee of Busy Bees Preschool and her micromanagement of the event is driving Jill crazy. But it isn’t Nancy who winds up dead. When the local coffee roaster, Louis Mahoney, is found dead, it’s Jill’s friend Brenda who’s accused of the murder. Jill vows to find the real killer before Brenda loses custody of her twin girls and worse, goes to jail for a crime she didn’t commit. With constant pressure from Nancy and parts of her personal life crumbling around her, how can Jill make good on her promise to help Brenda?

The Deep End by Julie Mulhern

Swimming into the lifeless body of her husband’s mistress tends to ruin a woman’s day, but becoming a murder suspect can ruin her whole life. It’s 1974 and Ellison Russell’s life revolves around her daughter and her art. She’s long since stopped caring about her cheating husband, Henry. That is, until she becomes a suspect in death of his latest mistress. The murder forces Ellison to confront her husband’s proclivities and his crimes. As the body count approaches par on the seventh hole, Ellison knows she has to catch a killer. But with an interfering mother, an adoring father, a teenage daughter, and a cadre of well-meaning friends demanding her attention, can Ellison find the killer before he finds her?

Come Rain or Shine by Denise Grover Swank

Rose Gardner collects secrets the way other people collect junk—and now she’s being asked to expose them. Special Prosecutor Mason Deveraux has called a grand jury to investigate the corruption in the Sweet Branch Police Department, and he’s summoned Rose as a witness. Any topic is fair game, and the criminals in Fenton county are rightly scared of what she might share under oath. Just when it feels like everything’s at a boiling point, Rose gets shocking news that turns her life upside down. Now, she must actively seek allies for a fight she hasn’t asked for—and her enemy just might be the man she loves.

Lady Anne and the Howl in the Dark by Victoria Hamilton

After receiving a distressing letter from a friend, Lady Anne Addison wastes no time in traveling to Yorkshire. She has no idea what she’ll find there, but she certainly wasn’t expecting to be met by tales of a werewolf terrorizing the area. Nor the discovery of a dead body. Driven by curiosity and a keen intelligence, Lady Anne dismisses the fantastical rumors. But she’s nonetheless drawn into the mysteries by the secrecy surrounding her friend and the infuriating yet enticing Lord Darkefell. With a murderer on the loose and the supposed werewolf ravaging livestock and terrifying the locals, Lady Anne manages to uncover one clue after another, unraveling the mysteries and drawing ever closer to the killer, even while her true feelings for the enigmatic marquess elude her.

Elusive by Sara Rosett

When her ex goes missing, Zoe Hunter gets swept up in an international mystery. From glitzy Las Vegas to the old-world charm of Italy, Zoe is plunged into a world of fake identities, deception, and murder. Afraid to trust anyone, Zoe impulsively skips town in a search for answers, which only bring more questions.

The Summer Wedding by Lucy Kevin (Bella Andre)

Jenn Fairhurst wants her Married in Malibu wedding cakes to be legendary. Her job baking sweet treats at the Southern California wedding venue means everything to her. Even if she’s not sure that she’ll ever be able to love, or trust a man, again after going through a terrible divorce. After the death of his wife, Daniel Brooker gives up his globetrotting career as an award-winning photojournalist to become a wedding photographer. And to care for his son and daughter. After such a tragic loss, he never thought he’d be able to love again. Until he met Jenn. But right when it looks like Jenn and Daniel could find a second chance at love, the past comes calling.




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