If you're looking for a steamy slow-burn romance for your next trip to the beach or an age-gap affair to keep you entertained on that annoyingly long train journey, we have the perfect mix of sweet and sexy reads for you to add to your bookshelf this summer.

Whether you are looking to read a book about a cute and cheeky holiday romance, an aqua massage or an enemies-to-lovers rollercoaster, there are romance books written for everyone. These reads are some of our favourites; they are flirty, funny and hot as hell.

One Bossy Proposal - Nicole Snow

Looking for a new eligible bachelor? Bestselling author Nicole Snow has just what you will like with this Seattle-based slow-burn romance. One Bossy Proposal follows the life of Seattle's most eligible bachelor Lincoln Burns who is confident of one thing; he isn’t interested in a relationship! That is until, fierce and feisty, Dakota comes into his life. From being just a small-town girl to having a thrilling office romance, Dakota and Lincoln hit it off, especially with Lincoln unable to resist his desire to get to know Dakota a little more than just friends would. 

The Unhoneymooners - Christina Lauren

Christina Lauren has written an enemies-to-lovers steamy rom-com that will have you turning page after page. The Unhoneymooners follows Olive Torres and Ethan, who have been enemies since day one when their siblings, who are very much in love and are days away from getting married, introduced them. It’s the wedding day, and Olive and Ethan finally agree on one thing, neither plans to eat from the seafood buffet their siblings have on display at the venue. Fortunately for them, the seafood buffet was a disaster; unfortunately for them, they now have to take the place of their siblings on what was planned to be the most romantic honeymoon getaway ever! With strict rules in place to avoid each other at all costs, it's turning out to be a lot harder than it sounds, especially when a few unexpected guests arrive at the same holiday resort, and the unhappy enemies have to switch roles and pretend to be a happy loved up couple!

365 Days - Blanka Lipinska

From a crime to a possible connection. 365 days by international bestselling author Blanka Lipinska is not only a fan favourite fiction novel, but it’s also now a hit Netflix movie. Laura lives a pretty mundane life with her boyfriend, but they are on a romantic trip to Sicily, so why is she so unhappy? On the other hand, Don Massimo Torricelli is the leader of a Sicilian crime family, and he is searching for the woman of his dreams. Laura loves her man; however she craves more attention than he is currently giving her; irritated by her relationship and needing a thrill, she runs away and soon bumps into Don. Don likes what he see’s in Laura and, being the criminal he is, decides Laura is the woman he has been looking for. Taking Laura home with him, he gives her 365 days to love him, resulting in a wild rollercoaster romance that will definitely keep you on your toes.

Ugly Love - Colleen Hoover

Tate Collins and Miles Archer are not friends, and the only thing they have in common is their undeniable mutual attraction to one another. Miles has no interest in finding love, and Tate has no time for love. In Colleen Hoovers Ugly Love, we see Tate and Miles form the perfect sexy set-up, the ultimate friends-with-benefits ‘relationship’. Mile’s has two simple rules, never ask about the past and never expect a future, so how long can this arrangement last before the lines become blurred?

Birthday Girl - Penelope Douglas

Birthday girl is a page-turning forbidden romance perfect for your next summer read. This age-gap romance was written by romance novel genius Penelope Douglas and follows Jordan and her boyfriend, Cole. Jordan and Cole are working hard to make their relationship work; both unhappy and now homeless, they have to move in with Pike, Cole’s father. A 38-year-old man and a 19-year-old girl living under the same roof with an undeniable connection, what could go wrong?

The Spanish Love Deception - Elena Armas

Elena Armas’s debut novel, The Spanish Love Deception, became an internet sensation for its witty plot and sexy scenes. This romance novel follows Cataline Martin, who, thanks to herself, is desperately searching for a date to her sister’s wedding because of the little white lie she told her family back home. That lie being the American boyfriend she made up that, has now spiralled out of control. Instead of coming clean and making her life a little easier, she has to find a fake boyfriend in four weeks, convince him to fly from New York to Spain, and attend a family wedding that her ex will also attend! Thankfully, her condescending but handsome co-worker Aaron Blackford has volunteered for the challenge, but the question is why, especially because she thought they hated each other…

It Happened One Summer - Tessa Bailey

This unputdownable romance will have you laughing, crying and swooning all at the same time; Tessa Bailey has written an unforgettable novel. It Happened One Summer follows fashionable Beverly Hills wild child Piper Bellinger. Ending up behind bars after a rooftop party got a little too out of control, Piper has pushed her stepfather too far and finds herself packing her bags to go and run her late father's dive bar in Westport, Washington. Brendan is Westports miserable, tall, but incredibly attractive sea captain; he is the complete opposite of everything Piper is and loves. It’s a small town, and apparently, Brendan is everywhere; with their undeniable connection getting stronger by the day, Piper starts to question whether returning to her glamorous Beverly Hills life is actually what she still wants after all.

So it doesn’t matter if you're craving that dark holiday romance or something that's a little cheeky and laugh-out-loud funny; these hot romance reads will keep you entertained all day long. Add a few to your bookshelf and enjoy these sexy summer reads because it’s time to find your new favourite book!