It Finally Happened + Summer Romances

summer romances

Whelp, it finally happened. I guess the hubris of going around believing that maybe I was simply immune to Covid caught up with me since I finally got Covid.

It wasn’t terrible, but still the overall experience was that it sucked, especially now that the weather is nicer but I’ve been stuck inside.

It also could not have come at a worse time. I had busy schedule of things planned the past week or so, partially because of my birthday and partially because I’m going out of town soon and partially for various other reasons, plus I had a doctor’s appointment that I’d waited a month and a half for and a bunch of stuff I’d really been looking forward to — but all of that got very quickly tossed out the window.

One thing I was pretty blasé about skipping but now I feel kind of sad about was that my friend threw her senior dog Leo an elaborate “sweet sixteen” party which I had to miss, and yesterday we found out Leo suddenly passed away.

There’s also a bunch of new summer releases out, and so it looks like I’m going to be playing catch up on reading for a while.

Instead, my schedule of things to do each day has looked something like this:

1. Sleep
2. Check temperature
3. Drink chicken soup
4. Sleep
5. Briefly read funny stories about how terrible the cybertruck is.
6. Sleep
7. Take temperature again
8. Drink more chicken soup
9. FOMO about not getting to do anything
10. Sleep

Anyhow, I’m mostly better though still a little on the mend, but once I’m healed up I’m hoping to get into some of these summer romances that are on my reading list. If you want to follow along, here are a few of the titles I’ve been eyeing, most of which are new releases:

This Summer Will Be Different
Carley Fortune

What It's About: This summer they’ll keep their promise. This summer they won’t give into temptation. This summer will be different.

Lucy is the tourist vacationing at a beach house on Prince Edward Island. Felix is the local who shows her a very good time. The only problem: Lucy doesn’t know he’s her best friend’s younger brother...

Publication Date: May 7, 2024
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The Paradise Problem
Christina Lauren

What It's About: Christina Lauren, returns with a delicious new romance between the buttoned-up heir of a grocery chain and his free-spirited artist ex as they fake their relationship in order to receive a massive inheritance.

Anna Green thought she was marrying Liam “West” Weston for access to subsidized family housing while at UCLA...

Publication Date: May 14, 2024
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Not in Love
Ali Hazelwood

What It's About: A forbidden, secret affair proves that all’s fair in love and science—from New York Times bestselling author Ali Hazelwood.

Rue Siebert might not have it all, but she has enough: a few friends she can always count on, the financial stability she yearned for as a kid, and a successful career as a biotech engineer at Kline, one of the most promising start-ups in the field of food science...

Publication Date: June 11, 2024
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Part of Your World
Abby Jimenez

What It's About: After a wild bet, gourmet grilled-cheese sandwich, and cuddle with a baby goat, Alexis Montgomery has had her world turned upside down. The cause: Daniel Grant, a ridiculously hot carpenter who’s ten years younger than her and as casual as they come—the complete opposite of sophisticated city-girl Alexis...

Publication Date: April 19, 2022
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