Summer has officially started, so it’s time for the “summer reads” square of Lesbian Book Bingo!
A summer read is a book that is set during the summer months, which might mean June to September in the Northern Hemisphere (the US, Europe, etc.), but December to March if the story is set in the Southern Hemisphere, e.g., Australia.
A summer read can also be a novel that takes place in an exotic location where people go on vacation, e.g., a beach, an island, a cruise ship, etc.
15 GREAT F/F SUMMER READS
I’ve put together a list of 15 great f/f summer reads that I hope you’ll enjoy.
Sunset Island by AJ Adaire
Ren Madison has it all–a loving family and passionate relationship with Brooke. It all crumbles in a moment when Brooke dies. When Dr. Lindy Caprini, a multi-lingual professor, is looking for an artist to illustrate the book she is writing she hires Ren. Their collaboration on the book leads to a close, light hearted, and flirtatious friendship. Will their collaboration end there?
Whitewater Rendezvous by Kim Baldwin
Danger, destiny, and romance on the river. A wilderness kayak adventure brings together two very different women—Chaz Herrick, a laid-back outdoorswoman, and Megan Maxwell, a workaholic news executive. As they battle the challenges of nature for survival, they discover that true love may be nothing at all like they imagined.
Bold Strokes Books
Strawberry Summer by Melissa Brayden
When Margaret Beringer’s first love Courtney Carrington returns to their small town, she must grapple with their troubled past and fight the temptation for a very delicious future.
Bold Strokes Books
I Remember by Julie Cannon
What happens when you can never forget the first kiss, the first touch, the first taste of lips on skin? When the first sigh of pleasure, first glimpse of soft, smooth skin, the slide of fingers through warm, wet folds burns into your memory? What happens when you know you will remember every single detail of a mysterious woman?
Bold Strokes Books
Symphony in Blue by MJ Duncan
It was just supposed to be a working weekend in Maui and not anything remotely life-altering, but all that changes the moment Gwen Harrison holds a hotel elevator for Dana Ryan. Beautiful and charming, Dana is a breath of fresh air that Gwen is helpless to resist—something she dearly regrets when their whirlwind weekend is over and reality sets back in. The course of true love is notorious for being anything but smooth, but the truths and consequences of an inauspicious beginning such as theirs are enough to put that old adage to the ultimate test.
Slow Burn in Tuscany by Giselle Fox
Single mom Brianna Valente has hated Madison Blake since the night they graduated high school. So when the rich, beautiful Madison signs up for the same tour of Italy that Bree is taking with her BFF, it’s almost enough to ruin the trip before they start. As if that’s not bad enough, a nosy, loud-mouthed journalist starts poking into the tourists’ private lives—and turns Bree’s upside down. Suddenly, everything she thought she knew is wrong…and the woman she was sure she hated is hotter than the Tuscan sun and firing all Bree’s fantasies.
Storm Season by Pene Henson
When Sydney It-Girl Lien Hong finds herself stranded and alone in the stormy New South Wales outback, her rescue comes in the form of wilderness ranger Claudia Sokolov, whose isolated cabin and soulful singing voice bely a complicated history. While they wait out the weather, the women find an undeniable connection that long outlasts the storm.
Beached by Jody Klaire
Mable Thompson is trying to keep her family together, but she finds herself on the remote exotic island of Île Blanche. Without the advantage of knowing how to swim, working a bar for a suave woman called Jack and face to face with a lifeguard called Chief with a smooth walk and even smoother smile, Mable discovers that she may just be on a spectrum herself. Will Mable follow her heart and allow Chief to help her to float?
Love’s Abiding Spirit by Syd Parker
Songwriter Soren Lockhart needs a fresh start, far away from the pain of her last relationship. She moves to Savannah in hopes of forgetting the past.
Contractor Merritt Tanner is struggling with her own unsettling relationship.
When their two worlds collide, they soon find out that an unseen force is silently pushing them together and resisting is going to take everything they have.
Snowbird Season (Seasons series, book 2) by BJ Phillips
Kelly Bradley feels destined to always be alone. She meets Andi, niece of Snowbird Elise Wainwright, while doing a woodworking job. There is an attraction, but Andi is healing from a failed relationship. How can Andi, a woman from New York City and owner of an art gallery in SoHo, and Kelly, a middle-class Florida Girl who has no intention of ever living anywhere else, make it work?
Summer’s Cove (A Cape End Romance) by Aurora Rey
After her parents’ unexpected deaths, Emerson Lange drops out of medical school and moves to Provincetown to pursue her real passion—art. Darcy Belo never expected to become a single mother at twenty-two, but she has no regrets over moving back home or the life she’s built with her son. A chance meeting at a wedding sparks an instant attraction between them, but pursuing it is not without complications.
Bold Strokes Books
Lightning Strikes by Cass Sellars
When Parker Duncan and Sydney Hyatt’s one-night stand turns to more, both women must fight demons past and present to cling to the relationship neither of them thought she wanted.
Bold Strokes Books
Take only Pictures by Laina Villeneuve
Kristine Owens is back in the saddle in the California backcountry confronting a past that she cannot leave behind as she struggles to take a trail that would lead her away from her family’s ranch. A summer assignment for wildlife biologist Gloria Fisher becomes more attractive when she crosses paths with the sexy cowgirl. As the season comes to a close, they must decide whether their attraction is more than a summer fling.
When the Stars Sang by Caren Werlinger
When Kathleen Halloran returns to Little Sister Island nearly twenty-five years after her brother drowned there, her arrival stirs unwelcome memories for the islanders. Molly Cooper is determined to protect the island from this offlander. Molly and the islanders soon realize they may have misjudged her. But Molly and Kathleen will never have a future together until they all face the past.
Summer Wine (Callie & Rebecca, book 4) by Barbara Winkes
Rebecca and Callie plan to visit the family of Dina’s boyfriend. They are in for some surprises before they can go on their journey.
Callie and Rebecca’s Italian adventure turns out to be an exploration of the past as well as the future. In her book series, Callie’s characters say I Do, but is it too early to think about this question in her real life?
If you haven’t done so already, download your bingo card, pick the book you want to read for the “summer reads” square, and start reading! Remember that you can either read one of the 15 books listed above or pick another lesbian book or f/f novel that fits this category.
Lesbian Book bingo giveaway: Win a book by leaving a comment
For the “summer reads” square, I’m giving away an e-book copy of:
- Whitewater Rendezvous by Kim Baldwin
- When the Stars Sang by Caren Werlinger
- Summer Wine by Barbara Winkes
Anyone can enter. To be entered into the drawing, leave a comment on this blog and let us know which book you’re going to read for the “summer reads” square or if you can think of other f/f books that fit this category.
Since I’m traveling at the moment, the giveaway will run a little longer this time. I’ll draw the winners on July 26, 10 a.m. (CET). I’ll notify winners via email. Your email address won’t be used for any other purpose.
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34 thoughts on “F/F summer reads (Lesbian Book Bingo #14)”
I read Symphony in Blue by MJ Duncan and When the Stars Sang by Caren Werlinger.
I haven’t read any of these!
I read Stawberry Summer by Melissa Brayden
A few new reads/authors. Ill read MJ Duncan for this square
I have read both Symphony in Blue (sometime last year, and when I was going through a list of books recently, I remembered how much I enjoyed it and decided to read it again) and Slow Burn in Tuscany just a few weeks ago. So, I can put “Slow Burn” on that square and be done with it!
So far, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed everything I’ve read by both authors.
I’ll be reading Jody Klaire’s Beached since it’s already in my virtual stack of ebooks I have yet to read.
Whitewater Rendezvous is a must read along will all the Alaska Series by Kim Baldwin. I am re-reading Breakers’ Passion by Julie Cannon. Happy reading all!!
I read Summer’s End by Harper Bliss. :-)
I read Strawberry Summer not yo long a go. I finished my Bingo card back in January. So im am reading most of the suggestions now.
So for anyone who hasnt read this…
Summer Love: Stories of Lesbian Holiday Romance
Harper Bliss, Caroline Manchoulas
Is a great read as well.
I just read “Love´s abiting spirit”. Great book. I love it.
I just finished Take Only Pictures by Laina Villeneuve. Great book! Not to add the others on this list to my ‘to read’ list :)
that should say ‘now’ to add the others. Really have to start checking what I type LOL
I haven’t read any of them but I’m very interested in Taken only pictures.
“Sometimes, before you can move forward, you have to look back.”
When the stars sang by
C. Werlinger is my first choise because of this nice quote.
Some of those are really good ( just because I already read ) others sound really good ( going on my -to read list)😁
Great list, I will read I remember by Julie Cannon for this square
I have not read any of these and they all look great. I am thinking I will read I remember.
I’m afraid I haven’t read any of these summer books, wow I can’t believe it, but I’m on time to change that :) thank you for the recommendations
Strawberry Summer by Melissa Brayden! Happy reading!
Coming Home by Graysen Morgen was a good book about second chances. Definitely worth the read
I haven’t read any of these yet! My must-be-read list is now longer .. LOL
I’ve read it a while ago (in 2018) and I think that “Tomorrow’s Promise” by Radclyffe (BSB) could be included in this list without any problem … :-)
Thank you for your suggestions.
I already read a couple on the list. Loved the series by Kim Baldwin! I’m gonna start this square off with Summer of Love by Ashley Quinn and The summer of our Discontent by Robin Alexander. Probably When the stars sang after ;) and I haven’t decided on my fourth card. Have fun everyone!
These are all new to me! I look forward to reading some of them!
I want to read I Remember. It seems intriguing. This is honestly the hardest square for me to get and ta only one of four I need to complete the card. So maybe I’ll win the raffle and the book will be chosen for me.
I have read Snowbird Season (Seasons series, book 2) by BJ Phillips, wonderful book. But for the bingo card I have read Not-So-Straight Sue by Cheyenne Blue, another wonderful book
Already put Beach Town by Ann Roberts in this space – one of my all-time favs!! Highly recommended; could also be placed in celebrity romance or second-chance romance.
From this list I also recommend Symphony in Blue by MJ Duncan. Really enjoyed this one!
I’ve read Where the Light Plays by C Fonseca, Take Only Pictures, Whitewater Rendezvous, and Nantucket Rose by CF Friizzell. When the Stars Sang is on my e-reader waiting to be read.
Thanks for another great list Jae. And congratulations on the well deserved Goldie win for Perfect Rhythm.
For this square, I’ll read “Symphony in Blue” by MJ Duncan and “Breaker’s Passion” by Julie Cannon. Both books feature ladies-loving-ladies on the island of Maui. I’ve lived on two islands of Hawai’i, so hello nostalgia bug!
I’ve read Beached by Jody Klaire for this square. Lots of humor which is a big plus for summer reading.
Just got When the Stars Sang so I’m reading that for this bingo square :-)
From this list, I’ve read “Whitewater Rendezvous,” “Strawberry Summer,” and “Symphony in Blue.” And I’d also recommend “The Moon Island” series by Jennifer Fulton, “The Summer of Our Discontent” by Robin Alexander, “The Middle of Somewhere” by Clifford Henderson, “All the Wrong Places” by Karin Kallmaker, “Shadow Haven” by AJ Schippers, “Falling Stars” by Celeste Lake, “Camp Rewind” by Meghan O’Brien, and “West of Nowhere” by KG MacGregor. I’m going to use “Stranded” by Blayne Cooper for this square.
I am reading To Boldly Go by Em Stevens for this square.
I’ve read Summer’s Cove by Aurora Rey and really liked it, and I think for the square I’m going to read the new Seven Shores by Brayden, Sparks Like Ours (I think it takes place in the summer, at a beach, and it’s about surfing, so, I think it goes with the square. :))