Going Off Script
In this super cute romance perfect for summer, you'll get to experience the ups and downs of being an intern on a TV show in LA. Behind the glitz and glamor, there's a lot of hardwork, but there's also awesome friends and new possibilities.
The Way You Make Me Feel
If spending the summer working in your dad's food truck with your nemesis sounds like a nightmare, Claire couldn't agree with you more, but that's how her LA summer is playing out as she serves her school punishment. Luckily, there's far more laughs than tears in this hilarious comedy.
Nothing Left To Burn
If you're looking for a book with romance, outdoorsy vibes, and a heart pounding, page turning plot, this is the book for you. As a massive wildfire threatens Brook's California home, she's fighting her own battle. She's pretty sure she knows who started the fire, but telling the police could ruin both their lives.
The Lake Effect
Set on the shores of Lake Michigan, this hilarious beach story takes some unexpected twists and turns. Briggs can't imagine what's ahead for him as he signs on to assist an elderly lady for the summer. With each funeral he attends with his eccentric companion, Briggs learns a little more about life, and the romance that brews with his next-door neighbor makes him look at life in a new way.
The Summer of Jordi Perez
Jordi has been dreaming about getting an internship at the fashion label she's idolized her entire life. When she gets the job, the only catch is that she has to share it with another girl, and there's room for just one of them to stay after the summer. An intense rivalry begins to shift when feelings develop between Jordi and her competitor, leading to lots of summer fun and a conflicting romance.
Zorie and Lennon agree to go on a camping trip in the middle of nowhere with their "friends" against their better judgement. When they get ditched, they have to find their own way home, working together despite their awkward past. If you love camping, hiking, and romance, this is the book for you.
You'd Be Mine
Two country stars go on a summer tour together in the perfect recipe for a romance to take with you on all your adventures. Both Annie and Clay are 18, finally adults, but they still have a lot to figure out as they grapple with their pasts under the heat of the spotlight.
Lauren Brice is the YA specialist at Valley Bookstore, though she loves all kids books. You can find more of her reviews and recommendations online at www.ReadingWritingAndMe.com