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Add Sizzle Over Spring Break: HOT YA Beach Reads

The falling snow here in Minnesota has us dreaming of warm, sandy beaches and adding some much-needed heat to our lives. Thank goodness spring break is just around the corner. Are you ready? To help you prep, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite beach reads guaranteed to add a little swoon and sizzle to your vacay or staycation plans. Just don’t forget the sunscreen!

Thirty Sunsets by Christine Hurley Deriso

For Forrest Shepherd, getting away to the family’s beach house is the best part of the summer. But this year, Forrest’s relaxing vacation falls into turmoil as painful family secrets are revealed. She finds solace in Scott, a guy she meets on the beach, and starts ignoring her friends’ warnings that Scott is a player … or worse.


Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles

One fateful night, Caleb Becker left a party drunk and crashed into Maggie Armstrong. The past year has been hospitals and physical therapy for Maggie, juvenile detention for Caleb. Now they must return to their lives and face the town—and each other.

Don’t even think about finishing this book without having the sequel ready to go…
Return to Paradise by Simone Elkeles

Caleb wanted to be free from a terrible secret, so he left Paradise—and Maggie—forever.


My Life from Air Bras to Zits by Barbara Haworth Attard

“Let’s buy you some boobs.” Teresa Tolliver is starting tenth grade with the “womanly profile” she’s always wanted. Coping with her plummeting social status at school, a bridezilla sister at home, and a grandfather who’s showing early signs of dementia, Teresa wishes her new air bra could somehow lift her self-confidence, as well.

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