Lit with Lexi

Must Read Summer Rom-coms


Everyone loves a good rom-com. Whether it’s “How to Lose A Guy in 10 Days,” “When Harry Met Sally,” or “The Notebook,” every person has a rom-com that they can at least sit through watching. As much as I love watching rom-coms, I love reading them even more.


This summer I read 33 books. To many people that can be seen as quite a lot of books, but for me, reading is something that is freeing and fun to do. I know everyone has a specific genre they love to read, but I can honestly say that I don’t have one specific favorite genre because there are amazing books in every genre, and there are also HORRIBLE books in every genre. It’s all about finding what you like. Over the summer, most of my favorite books were historical fiction or realistic fiction- that’s where rom-coms thrive.


Here are my top three summer rom-com books that I recommend:


Shipped by Angie Hockman: Henley Evans is up for the promotion she has been proving herself worthy for ever since she started working for Seaquest Adventures Cruises. All is fairing well for Henley until she finds out that her misogynist boss is gunning for her idea-stealing-enemy, Graeme Crawford-Collins, for the job. To prove that she deserves the job, Henley gets to go on one of their company’s cruises to come up with the perfect proposal for their Galapagos Islands cruise, but the catch is that Henley has to go with Graeme. The ship is brimming with crazy families, cranky old ladies, and young Russians looking for love in all the wrong places. Henley takes the time to find out what she really needs in her life in order to not be constantly obsessed with work over her vacation that is anything but relaxing for her, and is Graeme actually all that bad? Shipped is laugh-out-loud funny and relatable to outgoing people and shy people alike. 9/10


The Layover by Lacie Waldon: Flight attendant Ava Greene has to make it through just this one last trip and she will be free to have the life she has always dreamed of: married and staying in one place. But when she finds out that she will be stuck working her last flight ever with her mortal enemy, Jack Stone, Ava has to decide whether or not to make the best of it. That is until their plane experiences mechanical problems that takes them from a night layover to a full weekend in paradise for Ava and her sworn nemesis. To distract herself from her conflicting feelings about what Ava thought she wanted for her life, she decides to become a matchmaker for her other female flight attendant, Gen, and their pilot, enlisting the help of Jack in the name of a truce. This book is your classic coworker / enemies to lovers that will leave you swooning. This book took me two days to read just so I could fully absorb the humor and relatability of these characters. I would recommend this book to anyone who feels life’s strain and just wants a fun read. The PERFECT summer read!! 8.5/10


Second First Impressions by Sally Thorne: Ruthie Midona, the 25 year old front desk worker at Providence Retirement Villa navigates the need for change in her life, while simultaneously staying at a job she loves in this book. Alongside finding herself, Ruthie meets her new coworker, Teddy Prescott, who causes chaos for Ruthie in the most endearing ways. This book only took me one day to read because it is so fast paced and keeps the reader’s attention. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a quick read that makes you fall in love with the characters almost immediately, no matter what role they play in the story. 7.5/10