Happy July! Summer is finally here, which means sunshine, longer days and one of our very favorite things: beach reading. We are always swapping our favorite beach reads at Books for Better Living, and we recently came up with a new concept: Beach reads specifically for your e-reader. Have you ever wanted to dip into a particularly scandalous book but not wanted others to know what you are reading? Maybe a steamy romance, or perhaps something in the young adult category that you don’t want to flash around the beach? Well, that’s where e-readers can save the day.
Here is a list of our favorite sizzling beach reads for your e-reader. As Fourth of July approaches, bring on a different kind of fireworks with these particularly steamy selections:
Fifty Shades Trilogy by E.L. James
What besides the sun will heat things up on the beach? Download this summer’s hottest beach read, Fifty Shades of Grey, and feel the temperature rise. Select the trilogy or dip into each book individually: Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed. The trilogy details the sizzling romance between literature student Anastasia Steele and the beautiful, brilliant and intimidating entrepreneur Christian Grey. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian’s secrets and explores her own dark desires. Erotic, amusing and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you and stay with you forever.
Wicked Business by Janet Evanovich
Lizzy Tucker’s once normal life as a pastry chef in Salem, Massachusetts, turns upside down as she battles both sinister forces and an inconvenient attraction to her unnaturally talented but off-limits partner, Diesel. Treasures will be sought, and the power of lust will be unmistakable as Lizzy and Diesel attempt to stay ahead of Anarchy, Grimoire, and his medieval minion, Hatchet, in this ancient game of twisted riddles and high-stakes hide-and-seek.
Wife 22 by Melanie Gideon
For fans of Helen Fielding’s Bridget Jones’s Diary and Allison Pearson’s I Don’t Know How She Does It comes an irresistible novel of a woman losing herself . . . and finding herself again . . . in the middle of her life.
Can’t Hurry Love by Molly O’Keefe
From award-winning author Molly O’Keefe comes a wonderfully written contemporary romance about second chances at life and love. Victoria Baker, the penniless widow of a disgraced financier, is ready to stand up, be counted, and make a new life for herself and her beloved son in Texas. She’s taking over Crooked Creek ranch, her birthright, and turning it into something special. All that stands in her way is Eli Turnbull, a rugged, too-handsome cowboy who wants the land just as badly.
When Temptation Burns by J.K. Beck
Half human, half daemon, Ryan Doyle is a driving force for justice. As an agent for the Preternatural Enforcement Coalition, he’s investigating murders linked to a Los Angeles fringe group bent on exposing the shadow world to humanity. He is a master of self-control, keeping his deepest hungers hidden beneath a veneer of cool professionalism. Until he crosses paths with sinfully sweet Andy Tarrent, a gutsy reporter who makes him crave all the pleasures he’s denied himself for centuries.
Summer Breeze by Nancy Thayer
New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer never fails to imbue her novels with warmth and wisdom. In Summer Breeze, the author of Beachcombers and Heat Wave tells the wonderfully moving story of three women who forge a unique bond one sun-drenched summer on New England’s Dragonfly Lake.
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Unrivaled storytelling, unforgettable characters and rich historical detail are the hallmarks of Diana Gabaldon’s work. Her New York Times bestselling Outlander novels have earned the praise of critics and captured millions of readers. Here is the story that started it all, introducing two remarkable characters, Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser, in a spellbinding novel of passion and history that combines exhilarating adventure with a love story for the ages.
So grab your e-reader, download a steamy selection from above and maintain your low profile and ever-savvy beach persona! Make sure to take a post-read dip in the ocean for a necessary cool down.
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