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 Adair
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.
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?
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.
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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