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Jul 03

Adult Summer Reading Suggestions: Contemporary Romance

Posted on July 3, 2020 at 12:00 AM by Elizabeth Land

Imagine Your story Summer Reading Program takes place June 22 through July 31

Summer reading returns to the York County Public Library in June! This year's theme is Imagine Your Story, in which we celebrate all kinds of stories. With that in mind, our librarians have created lists of suggestions of some of our favorite books — both physical and digital — available for you to check out from York County Public Library. We will feature these lists here throughout the month of June.

Contemporary Romance

Today we'll highlight our favorite contemporary romances. These titles center around a romantic plot, are set in present day and appeal to those looking for satisfying and often optimistic endings. To find our top picks, see the list below.

  • Well Met by Jen DeLuca
    Summary: Emily knew there would be strings attached when she relocated to the small town of Willow Creek, Maryland, for the summer to help her sister recover from an accident, but who could anticipate getting roped into volunteering for the local Renaissance Faire alongside her teenaged niece? Or that the irritating and inscrutable schoolteacher in charge of the volunteers would be so annoying that she finds it impossible to stop thinking about him? This summer was only ever supposed to be a pit stop on the way to somewhere else for Emily, but soon she can't seem to shake the fantasy of establishing a permanent home of her own in Willow Creek.
  • Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert 
    Summary: Chloe Brown is a chronically ill computer geek with a goal, a plan, and a list. After almost—but not quite—dying, she's come up with seven directives to help her "Get a Life", and she's already completed the first: finally moving out of her glamorous family's mansion. The next items? Enjoy a drunken night out. Ride a motorcycle. Go camping. Have meaningless but thoroughly enjoyable sex. Travel the world with nothing but hand luggage. And... do something bad. But it's not easy being bad, even when you've written step-by-step guidelines on how to do it correctly.
  • The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai 
    Summary: Two rival dating app creators find themselves at odds in the boardroom but in sync in the bedroom.
  • Something to Talk About by Meryl Wilsner
    Summary: A showrunner and her assistant give the world something to talk about when they accidentally fuel a ridiculous rumor in this debut romance. As they begin to realize the rumor might not be so off base after all they have to decide if acting on the spark between them is worth fanning the gossip flames.

Don't see something you like above? Never fear! We have plenty more wonderful books for you to check out. Click on the link below for list of more book suggestions. Click on the book cover in the pdf to request the book in our catalog.

Summer Reading Program Details
Registration for the 2020 Summer Reading Program at York County Public Library started June 8. This year, our Summer Reading Program will be exclusively online, using the Beanstack platform. All ages can log minutes spent reading, complete activities and earn badges and win prizes. To earn prizes, reading minutes and activities must be logged between June 22 and July 31. For more information about the 2020 Summer Reading Program, visit our Summer Reading page.