10 Highly-anticipated books of summer 2018

10 highly anticipated reads of summer

Things are heating up, and summer is full of juicy fiction and poolside page-turners. Here we’ve listed 10 titles we can’t wait to get our hands on!

All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin

Nina Browning has it all – a successful husband, a glamorous life among Nashville’s elite, and a son headed for Princeton. When she crosses paths with Tom Volpe and his daughter, Lyla, thanks to a compromising photograph, everything changes. The three are left to question who they really are, and search true meaning in life amid scandal, accusations and lies.

Before and Again by Barbara Delinsky

It all happened so fast. Mackenzie Cooper took her eyes off the road for just a second, a mistake that cost her daughter’s life, destroyed her marriage, and severed her closest relationships. Now living as Maggie Reid, a makeup artist who works with high-end clients, she works to stay under the radar – something that proves nearly impossible when big controversy hits a small town. 

The Darkest Warrior (Lords of the Underworld) by Gena Showalter

Puck is host of the demon of Indifference. To survive, he must feel nothing. But when an ancient prophecy reveals the key to avenging his past and reclaiming the throne, he must take action. As Gillian Shaw transitions into immortality, she discovers she must wed a horned monster to become a warrior queen and fulfill her destiny. Can the two defeat fate? Or will they lose everything?

How Hard Can It Be? by Allison Pearson

The world fell in love with Kate Reddy in the international bestseller I Don’t Know How She Does It. Now, seven years later, Kate’s 50th birthday is just around the corner and life is complicated with teenagers, a new career, an ailing mother-in-law and her husband’s mid-life crisis. Filled with humor and wit, readers will cheer on Kate as she navigates this frenzied life and struggles to hold everything – and everyone – together.

The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews

Brooke Trappnell is a small-town attorney, mysteriously enlisted by 99-year-old heiress Josephine Bettendorf Warrick to handle legal matters concerning her 20,000-acre barrier island home. But as Josephine spins a tale of old friendships, dark secrets, betrayal and an unsolved murder, Brooke realizes she’s been hired to fulfill a dying woman’s wish for truth and closure. With this mysterious tale of scandal, wealth and lost love, this is Mary Kay Andrews at her best.

Between You and Me by Susan Wiggs

Within the heart of Amish country, Caleb Stoltz is fulfilling a promise to raise his orphaned niece and nephew as their parents wished – in a life revolving around family, farm and faith. Dr. Reese Powell is following the successful path of her parents and thrives on the rush of saving lives. When a life-or-death emergency brings these two together, the result is a clash of cultures that challenges beliefs, justice and family ties.

Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott

Kit Owens is in the running for a powerful new position when a blast from her past comes roaring back. Diane Fleming is her competition – the same Diane who had changed everything for her back in high school. As the two former friends find themselves in a fierce rivalry, they discover that there might be much more on the line than their careers.

When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger

Life is good in suburbia – for everyone but Emily, who finds herself at the center of neighborhood gossip as she struggles to keep her celebrity image consultant career afloat. But when former supermodel Karolina gets a DIU, Emily pounces. In a desperate attempt to save their reputations, the two band together and join forces with their mutual friend, Miriam, a once-powerful attorney. This unlikely trio finds that they might just surprise everyone- even themselves.

By Invitation Only by Dorothea Benton Frank

As Fred – the son of hard-working Southern peach growers – and Shelby – the only daughter of high rollers – attend the celebrations leading up to their wedding day, two very different worlds collide as their families intertwine. Scandal, drama, twists and hilarity ensue as family members realize just how very different they are… in their dreams, legal opinions and hopes for the future.

The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll

Sisters Brett and Kelly have agreed to appear on a reality series called Goal Diggers, alongside three other fiercely successful women. Loyalties, dark secrets, contempt and twists result in the shock of the season… murder. As readers navigate this whodunit tale, bestselling author Jessica Knoll seamlessly explores the unrelenting glass ceiling for women in America, along with the societal pressure to stay young and relevant.

Alison Luther

Alison Luther is a freelance editor and writer based in Fredericksburg, TX, where she lives with her husband and two children. Her background is in digital consumer content and marketing strategies, but today she focuses on small business marketing, ghostwriting, and writing about all things books on She Reads. In addition to raising longhorn, chickens, and children, she loves to cook and is a voracious reader.

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