When your mind shifts into vacation mode you think of lounging on the beach at an all-inclusive resort or kissing in front of the Eiffel. But you have a reality check and start to think about everything that is currently going on in the world. It’s time to plan a staycation instead! Enjoy these epic reads for your vacation or staycation.
My Kind of Perfect (Trillium Bay #3) by Tracy Brogan
After her scandalous May-December romance comes to an end, baby of the family Lilly Callaghan returns home to Trillium Bay braced for the torrent of “I told you sos” from her sisters and the rest of the tiny island community. Floundering both personally and professionally, she’s at an emotional crossroads but determined to figure out her next best steps.
When a surprise job offer from her house-flipping sister reacquaints Lilly with handsome, free-spirited Wenniway Island transplant Matt Eastman, Lilly wonders if she’s ready for a new romance. Then she meets Hollywood heartthrob Jayden Pierce, who is filming a movie on the island, and she’s certain of it—but with whom? She’s caught the attention of both men, and both men have caught hers. So what’s a girl to do?
Earnest Matt shares her love of the close-knit island community, while surprisingly down-to-earth Jayden encourages her to live life outside her comfort zone. As the flirtatious triangle sets the town talking, Lilly must choose: Does she want to plant forever roots in Trillium Bay with Matt? Or follow a man who makes love stories for a living? Two very different men. Two very different futures. But deep down, Lilly knows that only one holds the promise of her kind of perfect.
Destined Hearts by Sawyer Lee Davis
Family. Harper Montgomery has been trying to define the term for years… When Harper got pregnant at fourteen, her family abandoned her to be a single mother with no support system. She survived the only way she knew how—hard work and determination. Now she is a nurse in her early thirties, and her son Jamie is ready to embark on high school. Harper can finally say they’ve made it. She can’t take all the credit, though.
Dakota Daughtry isn’t family, but when he signed on to be a Big Brother to Jamie, he finally felt at home… Joining the Big Brother community program was only meant to boost Dakota’s resume while working on his GED. Once he met Jamie and his mother Harper, he finally found a place where he belonged. So becoming a Manny to a household who needed it seemed like a pretty natural next step.
But with Jamie old enough to take care of himself now, Dakota's need to hang around is over, but he can’t make himself leave. Jamie is more like a son than a little brother now, and Harper…well, he’s been trying to deny his feelings for her all along. Jamie is thrilled about the possible relationship between his mother and Dakota. His birth father Aiden, not so much…
Aiden doesn’t want Harper—he’s too focused on his career for that—but he doesn’t want Dakota to have her either, and he’s willing to play dirty to ruin Harper and Dakota’s chances at becoming a real family. But things get complicated when Aiden starts to develop actual feelings for Harper’s best friend…
Family or love? Or can they all finally have both?
Matchmaker (Empire High Book 4) by Ivy Smoak
Sixteen years ago he lost everything. He made a vow to never love again. But suddenly everyone in his life is acting like a matchmaker. He can't help but wonder if a broken vow is better than a broken heart.
There's just one problem. Only one woman in the city has caught his attention. And it's the only woman he can't have.
The Blind Date by Lauren Landish
A Blind Date? It could be a match made in heaven. Or a total disaster. I’m Riley Watson, bringing a dash of sunshine here and a drop of positivity there. That’s how I live my life, focusing on the good that’s all around us if we look for it. There’s just one thing missing—Mr. Right. So I agree to try a new dating app and find my perfect match. The catch? No pictures. Fun times... until my Blind Date shows up. That can’t be the same man I’ve been talking to all week!
Noah Daniels is my brother’s best friend and we have absolutely nothing in common. He’s grumpy, I’m sunny. He’s a workaholic executive, I’m a freelance influencer. He plans everything, and I go with the flow. This has to be a horrible joke—or is it?
I shouldn’t want him, but when he touches me, I turn into a mushy pile of hot hunger. I should tell him to get lost, but when he opens his heart, I can’t turn him away. And the more I know, the more I want him. Is the wrong man my Mr. Right after all?
These Tangled Vines by Julianne MacLean
If Fiona has learned anything in life, it’s how to keep a secret—even from the father who raised her. She is the only person who knows about her late mother’s affair in Tuscany thirty years earlier, and she intends to keep it that way…until a lawyer calls with shocking news: her biological father has died and left her an incredible inheritance—along with two half-siblings.
Fiona travels to Italy, where the family is shocked to learn of her existence and desperate to contest her share of the will. While the mystery of her mother’s affair is slowly unraveled, Fiona must navigate through tricky family relationships and tense sibling rivalries. Fiona both fears and embraces her new destiny as she searches for the truth about the fateful summer her mother spent in Italy and the father she never knew.