Fun Summer Reads

Two fun summer reads with strong female characters.

Big Summer

A slight departure from Jennifer Weiner's usual romance, with both a wedding and a murder.  Longtime frenemies Daphne and Drue reconnect over Drue's wedding.  Drue, the poor little rich girl, needs bridesmaids and Daphne, a plus-size Instagram influencer, needs content.  What could possibly go wrong?  Lots, as it turns out.  Daphne learns the meaning of true friendship and that nobody's life is perfect.  A fast-paced murder mystery with a touch of romance.

Party of Two

Jasmine Guillory's latest in her Wedding Date series. Olivia Munroe, newly moved to Los Angeles to start her own law firm, has no time for dating.  Flirting with a cute guy in her hotel bar one evening, she thinks nothing of it until she sees him the next week at a business event - and realizes he's the hotshot junior senator from California.  Max and Olivia embark on a secret romance but soon must face the spotlight of paparazzi.  Will their relationship survive intense media scrutiny and their own internal neuroses?