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Teen Romance Reads for Every Vacation

Romances perfect for a stay at the beach, a family road trip, or an adventurous tour of Europe.

A great teen romance novel can provide the perfect escape! Whether you are off to the beach, heading out on a family road trip, indulging in a tour of Europe, or going on an adventurous vacation, be sure to include these romance reads in your travel bag.

Beach Reads

Pack these in your beach bag for a relaxing day of sand, sun, and romance.

The Lifeguard by Deborah Blumenthal

Pilot is the lifeguard with extraordinary looks and mystical powers, and unlike any boy Sirena Shane has ever known. So begins an unforgettable summer of obsession and discovery . . .

Off the Trails by Emily Franklin

The Chalet Girls have left the icy mountains for hot beaches and sizzling surfer boys. With the lure of the sand, surf, and steamy romances, will the girls ever want to go back to the slopes?

Someone Like Summer by M. E. Kerr

A 17-year-old girl falls in love with a Latino immigrant in this powerhouse novel about taboo passion and interracial love. Set against the backdrop of the Iraq War and Hurricane Katrina, Someone Like Summer has undertones of a modern-day West Side Story as it confronts issues of class, race, prejudice, and a love that transcends every stereotype.

Road Trip Reads

If you are headed out on the open road with your family, we’ve got you covered. Check out these teen romances, perfect for a long road trip.

Nancy and Nick by Caroline B. Cooney

All Nancy ever wanted was a family—and a boyfriend. A century-old cookbook could bring her both in Caroline B. Cooney’s classic tale of family, friendship, and romance.

Forbidden by Caroline B. Cooney

A secret that could destroy two legendary families threatens to change the course of true love in this mesmerizing novel. Annabel Jayquith and Daniel Ransom meet at a party. They fall instantly in love, unaware that their lives are inextricably bound together by the crime that shocked a nation.

Night Kites by M. E. Kerr

What do you do when your whole world is blown apart? A 17-year-old confronts love, betrayal, and his brother’s illness in this brave, deeply compassionate novel.

Euro Trip Reads

Whether you’re taking a trip across the pond or just wish you were, these ebook picks will make you say “ooh lala” and “righty-o.”

Piece, Love, and Happiness by Emily Franklin

For Love Bukowski, summer’s over and school is about to begin. But it seems like Love’s going it alone: Her aunt Mable has been acting weird, her dad (who happens to be principal of the school) is preoccupied, her ex is pouting in Europe, and her former friend Cordelia has bonded with the evil Lindsay Parrish. Enter Arabella Piece, the new exchange student from London, who’s staying with Love and has some secrets of her own. Love’s summer may have called it a wrap, but her fall semester dramas have just begun.

When Love Comes to Town by Tom Lennon

The year is 1990, and in his hometown of Dublin, Ireland, Neil Byrne plays rugby, keeps up with the in-crowd at his school, and is just a regular guy . . . who’s gay. It’s a secret he keeps from the wider world as he explores the city at night and struggles to figure out how to reveal his real self—and to whom.

Love from London by Emily Franklin

Love faces a new set of challenges across the pond: voice lessons, keeping up with Arabella and her new friends, and falling for a Brit who is completely off limits. Will Love turn around and retreat to the world she’s left behind? Or choose to dig deeper into all that London, and love, have to offer?

Adventure Trip Reads

Before your big summer adventure, grab our favorite teen romances that are made for thrill-seekers!

Summer Nights by Caroline B. Cooney

Is this really goodbye for the recent graduates of Westerly High as they get ready to start their new lives? For these girls of summer, their last night together has to be perfect.

The Color of Angel’s Souls by Sophie Audouin-Mamikonian

At 23, Jeremy is violently murdered. Now, as an Angel, Jeremy realizes that his struggle for survival is far from over. As Jeremy tries to find out why he was killed, he follows Allison, a beautiful 20-year-old who witnessed his murder. Watching her day and night, Jeremy begins to fall in love with her. But his killer is also following Allison and will do anything to eliminate the only witness to his crime.

The Summer I Found You by Jolene Perry

Kate’s dream boyfriend has just broken up with her and she’s still reeling from her diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. Aidan planned on being a lifer in the army and went to Afghanistan straight out of high school. Now he’s a disabled young veteran struggling to embrace his new life. When Kate and Aidan find each other neither one wants to get attached. But could they be right for each other after all?

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