The Hottest Romance Books To Read This Summer

Discover the hottest romance books that are releasing the summer of 2020 in this book list.

Summer is the best time to escape into a romance book. If you’re looking for a romance book to heat up your summer days and nights, check out these recommendations for this year’s must read books.

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Book list of summer reads in romance for 2020.

I love romance books so much that I’m always reading one, but summer seems to be the time when I can truly unwind and read book after book.

If I’m at the beach or even poolside, I love to read while soaking up the sun.

If I’m going on vacation, I make sure to load up my e-reader so that I have plenty to read on the airplane or on a rainy day.

What Makes a Good Summer Romance?

Summer romances to me don’t have to have beach settings but I like when they remind me of summer fun.

Traveling to a new location, going to an outdoor concert, watching a baseball game – these are all great set ups for a romance book that would remind me of summer.

The books I plan to read this summer, which I highlight below, set themselves a part from the pack of this summer’s new releases because of their summer vibes.

Meghan Quinn’s newest romance release is about a bad boy baseball player. Baseball is a staple of summer so it’s a must read for me.

Nikki Sloane’s new release was an easy pick based on the title alone. Who doesn’t want to read about a pool boy who has the hots for the leading lady?

The Girl in the Love Song is about a rising rock star and it makes me think about going to our local outdoor concert venue in the summer and jamming to some great tunes while the sun goes down.

If I’m not going to travel anywhere this summer then I’ll get my vacation fix in a book. A Guy Walks Into My Bar is the perfect remedy as it’s set in London!

Kiss My Cupcake sounds like a cute rom com for lazy summer days and Carried Away is a romance book set in a small town at a bed and breakfast. All of these set ups make for the perfect romance books to read this summer.

But these books are just some of the hottest romance novels releasing this summer!

Be sure to also check out the Summer Reads Hub – you’re one-stop-shop for all of She Reads Romance Books’ summer reading lists, the list of best beach reads and the list of best books about summer romance!

Summer 2020 Romance Books I’ll Be Reading:

The Change Up is a new romance book to read the summer of 2020.

The Change Up
by Meghan Quinn

BREAKING NEWS: The Bad Boy of Baseball, Maddox Paige, is totally and utterly whipped.

Okay, that might not be the headlines in the newspaper this morning, but it’s the reality of my current situation.

It all started a month ago when I received a call from my best friend, Kinsley. She got a new job in Chicago and needed a place to stay. I’ve known the girl since I was five, what harm would it be to have her stay at my place for a while?

Ha! Total disaster.

Now instead of going out every night with my teammates, I’m couch surfing and sketching endless photos of my best friend . . . but that’s the least of my concerns.

The disaster, you ask? I’m rapidly falling head over cleats in love with my best friend, my roommate, and my number one fan.

And she has no idea . . .

First, let’s just take a minute and enjoy this book cover shall we? I mean, WOW!

So I love Meghan Quinn’s baseball romance books (and each cover has been phenomenal) so of course The Change Up is tops on my list of summer reads.

Baseball and summer go hand in hand so reading a baseball romance during the summer is a must.

But this lovely romance also gives us one hot player who just happens to have the reputation of being the bad boy of baseball so it’s guaranteed to cause some heat!

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The Pool Boy is a new romance book to read the summer of 2020.

The Pool Boy
by Nikki Sloane

Nothing says happy birthday like catching your husband in a compromising position with his boss.

His male boss.

Why, hello, midlife crisis. I’m starting over, but this time I’m doing it right. Or at least I’m doing what I want.

Taking the day off from work to hang out poolside? Yup. Do I leave the swimsuit in my house? Sure.

Does my very hot, twenty-something pool boy happen to catch me? Oh, yeah, he does. And he likes what he sees… a lot.

My best friend keeps telling me to have a fling and get back out there. But I’m not so sure she meant for me to do it with her son.

I just love the set up of this book making it the best, and one of the hottest summer romance books to read this year.

Without even reading it I say “you go girl” to the lovely lady who’s taking the day off from work and sunny poolside in the buff. And to have a hot twenty-something enjoy the view. Yes!

I love it and can’t wait to read this romance this summer!

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The Girl in the Love Song is a new romance book to read the summer of 2020.

The Girl in the Love Song
by Emma Scott

Miller Stratton is a survivor. After a harrowing childhood of poverty, he will do anything it takes to find security for himself and his mom.

He’s putting all his hopes and dreams in the fragile frame of his guitar and the beauty he creates with its strings and his soulful voice.

Until Violet.

No one expects to meet the love of their life at age thirteen. But the spunky rich girl steals Miller’s heart and refuses to give it back.

Violet McNamara’s life hasn’t been as simple as it looks. Her picture-perfect family is not so perfect after all. Her best friend Miller is her one constant and she is determined not to ruin their friendship with romantic complications.

But the heart wants what it wants. As Miller’s star begins to rise to stratospheric heights, what will it take for Violet to realize that she’s the girl in all of his love songs?

I’m picturing Miller as a hot rock star tearing it up the summer concert scene when I read this book blurb.

Summer nights are perfect for outdoor concert venues so this book is a perfect choice to read this summer to get in the mood.

Plus, I love romance books featuring rock stars so it was a given that this would be on my must read list this year.

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A Guy Walks Into My Bar is a new romance book to read the summer of 2020.

A Guy Walks Into My Bar
by Lauren Blakely

Every bartender should follow one simple rule—don’t go home with the customers.

That’s been easy for me to stick to, until the night a cocky, confident, and sinfully charming hockey star walks into my bar.

This sexy athlete is too hard to resist, especially when he makes it clear how much he wants the “sarcastic, witty, hot AF” guy behind the bar—also known as me.

Still, I’m not keen on breaking my own rules since I know where that can lead—no place good.

But when that man makes his case with one bone-searing kiss on the streets of London, I throw resistance out the window.

What could go wrong with a hot, dirty, no-strings-attached fling before he leaves town in five days?

Trouble is, soon our nights together lead to days, to long conversations, to getting to know each other, and to something I never expected—falling ridiculously hard for a man who’s getting on a plane to America when I live a world away.

My life is here. His is there. And no amount of falling or feeling will change that one big problem.

This summer I’m going to head to London with A Guy That Walks Into My Bar since I probably won’t be doing any real traveling.

I love MM romance so there was no way I am going to pass this one up that features a Brit, a hockey player and a rule-breaking fling. Yes please.

I want this and my summer of reading will be complete!

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Kiss My Cupcake is a new romance book to read the summer of 2020.

Kiss My Cupcake
by Helena Hunting

Blaire Calloway has planned every Instagram-worthy moment of her cupcake and cocktails shop launch down to the tiniest detail. What she didn’t plan on? Ronan Knight and his old-school sports bar next door opening on the very same day.

He may be super swoony, but Blaire hasn’t spent years obsessing over buttercream and bourbon to have him ruin her chance at success.

From axe throwing (his place) to frosting contests (hers), Blaire and Ronan are constantly trying to one-up each other in a battle to win new customers. But with every clash, there’s also an undeniable chemistry.

When an even bigger threat to their business comes to town, they’re forced to call a temporary time-out on their own war and work together.

And the more time Blaire spends getting to know the real Ronan, the more she wonders if it’s possible to have her cupcake and eat it too.

Summer is all about the feel good romance, so this enemies to lovers story pitting sports bar owner against cupcake queen is sure to heat things up this summer.

I love it when sparks fly between two people who initially can’t stand each other or in this case see the other a threat to their success.

Helena Hunting’s books always have the right bite of humor in them too so this will be the perfect summer romance book to read this year.

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Carried Away is a new romance book to read the summer of 2020.

Carried Away
by P. Dangelico

Carrie Anderson—truth seeker, storyteller, journalist-at-large—is bad at social media and great at getting herself into trouble.

When she’s fired from her dream job for an ill-advised tweet, she has no other choice but to return to the town where she grew up with her head hung low.

It’s temporary after all. She can work at her family’s bed and breakfast, fix her finances, and get back to her life and home in Los Angeles.

There’s only one not-so-little problem…the grouchy ex-NHL star making her rethink what home means.

Jake Turner—great at hockey, bad at people—is not a happy man.

Haunted by his past, all he wants is to disappear into obscurity, to get away from the scrutiny of the press he’s been under since going pro at nineteen. But when the press finds him, disappearing is no longer an option.

Worse yet, the same journalist he’s trying to avoid is making him reconsider whether being forgotten is what he really wants.

A small town bed and breakfast might just be the perfect setting for a summer romance novel to read this year.

I can understand the desire to disappear and escape the news and social media that’s spurring Jake Turner in this novel.

That sounds like a perfect way to spend a summer, but alas I’ll just have to spend mine reading this book from one of my most favorite romance authors!

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