Take Me to the Beach: Summer Read Recommendations from UTC!

Posted June 15, 2014 by Under the Covers Book Blog in Reading on the Dark Side / 14 Comments


Looking for some awesome summer recommendations?
Hopefully you can find something on our list here today that catches your fancy!


Sweet Filthy boy kiss me like this

SWEET FILTHY BOY: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review
KISS ME LIKE THIS: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review

Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren – This book is the perfect summer read! After a crazy weekend in Vegas, Mia decides to take a leap of faith and see where life takes her. In this fun and flirty start to the Wild Seasons series, Christina Lauren plays up the sexiness with Ansel, a French hero. It’s a fun-filled ride from start to finish and will definitely put you in a good mood for summer! 

Kiss Me Like This by Bella Andre– In the first of the Morrisons series, Andre introduces a new family to fall in love with. When I think of summer, light contemporary reads are my favorites. But this one also has a lot of sexiness and sweetness thrown in. 


straddlingtheline hopeflames

STRADDLING THE LINE: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our reviews of the series
HOPE FLAMES: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review

I always feel like I say this but summer reads for me have to be feel good stories, that are just a bit sweet and light with the right amount of sexy.  I am going to be a little biased here and give you an author you should be reading instead of a single read.  Jaci Burton.  Pick up any one of her books and find your spot in the sun.  And remember to have some ice water to cool you down!

I think her new Hope series fits that bill perfectly.  Book 1 is HOPE FLAMES, but if you’re a stickler for reading in order pick up the anthology HOT SUMMER NIGHTS. The whole anthology is awesome and Jaci’s story is the prequel to the Hope series.  Read our review of the anthology here.

But why not also read some hot sports in the sun?  Well, hockey isn’t an outdoorsy sport but you will love reading the latest in Jaci’s Play by Play this summer!  STRADDLING THE LINE comes out in a few weeks, July 1, 2014!  Be sure you have that pre-ordered and of course, that you are caught up reading the series!


Beyond Me

BEYOND ME: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review

Beyond Me by Jennifer Probst is an awesome summer read. Quinn and her friends go to Key West determined to have fun like never before. After meeting the party boy, James, Quinn knew that she’s getting more than what she bargained for. This book is a fun, sweet and definitely a sexy read perfect for summer.


The-Professional Iron Duke, The

THE PROFESSIONAL: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Reviews
THE IRON DUKE: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review

The Professional by Kresley Cole

You think the sun heats you up? Wait till you meet Sevastyn! With Kresley Cole’s mixture of humour and a hero not afraid to get the rope out and the sexy on, this book will leave you laughing and drooling all at once (which is why it’s best to read alone!)

The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook

The Iron Seas series is a new love of mine and I am now recommending it to everyone! Packed full of adventure and romance, this is the perfect read to chill out with.

But why stop here?  Be sure to check out our summer recommendations in years past:

2013 | 2012



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Adding the ones I don’t have to my wishlist…Thanks guys!


Woohoo!Thank you for the amazing recommendations 🙂

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I have the same error as Kai. I cannot sign up to your mailing list 🙁

June M.
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Great book recommendations and giveaways 🙂 Thanks so much!


Nice!….thank you


I tried from the bottom of the page, the sidebar and the home page. All gave me errors in trying to subscribe.

Cool giveaway though.

Kathleen O
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Great book recommendations for the summer reading.

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