Summer is the perfect time to hit the beach, take a road trip, spend time with friends, drink a few too many cocktails and spend the long days relaxing in the sun. We all have our own way of relaxing, but if you’re anything like us then grabbing a good book is one of your go-to’s.
What do we look for in a good summer read?
- Good characters that are full of wit, charm and intrigue
- A few tears, whether they be happy or sad
- So addictive we can’t put it down
- Ticks one of our genre boxes: romantic, funny, dramatic or mysterious
To take the hassle out of picking your next summer read, we’ve put together a few of Hachette’s best summer releases that we know you’re going to love!
Photos of You, Tammy Robinson
When Ava Green turns twenty-eight, she is told it will be her last birthday. The cancer she fought three years ago is back, and this time it’s going to beat her. But Ava is not going to let cancer define her last, precious months – she wants the wedding of her dreams. She doesn’t have a groom, she doesn’t have much money, and she definitely doesn’t have much time . . . but none of that matters. She’s going to go it alone. As her friends and family rally to help deliver her dying wish for a party to end all parties, the media get involved and her story spreads around the country. But when photographer James Gable arrives, Ava’s plans are disrupted. Suddenly all the emotions she’d packed away are on her doorstep. Now she has to decide – is she is brave enough to let love in and strong enough to say goodbye?
Call Me Evie, J.P. Pomare
Meet Evie, a young woman held captive by a man named Jim in the isolated New Zealand beach town of Maketu.
Jim says he’s hiding Evie to protect her, that she did something terrible back home in Melbourne. In a house that creaks against the wind, Evie begins to piece together her fractured memories of the events that led her here. Jim says he’s keeping her safe.
Evie’s not sure she can trust Jim, but can she trust her own memories?
A Long Night In Paris, Dov Alfon
When an Israeli tech entrepreneur disappears from Charles de Gaulle airport with a woman in red, logic dictates youthful indiscretion. But Israel is on a state of high alert nonetheless. Colonel Zeev Abadi, the new head of Unit 8200’s autonomous Special Section, who just happens to be in Paris, also just happens to have arrived on the same flight.
For Commissaire Leger of the Paris Police coincidences have their reasons, and most are suspect. When a second young Israeli is kidnapped soon after arriving on the same flight, this time at gunpoint from his hotel room, his suspicions are confirmed – and a diplomatic incident looms. Back in Tel Aviv, Lieutenant Oriana Talmor, Abadi’s deputy, is his only ally, applying her sharp wits to the race to identify the victims and the reasons behind their abduction. In Paris a covert Chinese commando team listens to the investigation unfurl and watches from the rooftops. While by the hour the morgue receives more bodies from the river and the city’s arrondissements. The clock has been set. And this could be a long night in the City of Lights.
Need some more inspiration? Head over to Hachette to pick your next read, grab a glass of wine and prepare to settle in for a night of summer relaxation.
Written by Monique Renee
Usually barefoot and deep in wanderlust mode, Mon loves binging Netflix, cuddling babies and stalking through Instagram looking for boho decor inspo and hotties with man buns. You’ll usually find her on holiday, planning a holiday or thinking about holidays.
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