If you haven’t taken my quiz yet to get beach-read recommendations tailored just for you, check it out here.

If your result is Grumpy Sunshine…

This dynamic can be a joy to read: you’ve got the protective nature each have for the other; the moment when the grumpy one is only soft for their sunshine, and sunshine being supported by the grumpy man of few words supporter.

Here are some suggestions for Grumpy Sunshine novels you might enjoy:

Kilt Trip Cover

Kilt Trip by Alexandra Kiley

Addie Macrae, a globetrotting travel consultant, finds herself on an unexpected adventure when she’s sent to Scotland to revive a struggling family-run tour company. Her mission: to inject some modern flair into the business while navigating the rugged charms of its owner, Logan Sutherland. What ensues is a delightful clash of cultures and a battle of wits as Addie and Logan butt heads over their differing perspectives on tourism.

Author Alexandra Kiley masterfully weaves together romance, humor, and a love letter to Scotland’s untamed beauty, creating a reading experience that will leave you enchanted and yearning for your own Scottish adventure.

How to Plot a Payback by Melissa Ferguson

An utterly delightful romantic comedy that’s an absolute must-read for fans of the genre! With impeccable comedic timing, the author deftly creates a riotous will-they-or-won’t-they dynamic as screenwriter Finn Masters plots hilarious revenge against his old friend and current costar Lavender Rhodes, the effervescently charming actress who has unwittingly been his personal nemesis since childhood.

What ensues is a masterclass in romcoms – Finn’s hilarious schemes comically backfire one after another, forcing him to re-evaluate his grudge against the woman he’s dubbed his lifelong nemesis through whip-smart banter and tenderly moving moments that reveal unmistakable chemistry. With prose so witty you’ll be laughing through tears, this uproariously funny yet deeply heartwarming tale of old wounds and second chances is simply unputdownable.

It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey

Piper Bellinger, known for her wild antics and paparazzi following, finds herself in trouble after a rooftop party ends in jail. Cut off by her stepfather, she’s sent with her sister to run their father’s dive bar in Washington.

In this new town, she meets Brendan, a rugged sea captain who doubts her ability to adjust. Despite their differences, an undeniable attraction forms. Piper must confront her past and decide between her old glamorous life in LA or the newfound connections in Westport, including Brendan.

Christmas at Fireside Cabins by Jenny Hale

Lila Evans, grappling with a solitary Christmas haunted by memories of her late father, seeks solace at Fireside Cabins in snow-covered Pinewood Hills, Tennessee. However, the warm welcome she anticipates in this rural haven proves elusive, especially from the gruff owner, Theo Perry, whose chilly reception matches the wintry landscape.

Despite their initial friction, Lila finds herself repeatedly crossing paths with Theo, discovering layers beneath his icy exterior. As she witnesses glimpses of his warmth, she becomes determined to thaw his demeanor and bring cheer to both of their holiday seasons, even in the face of skepticism from the townsfolk who believe it would require a Christmas miracle.

The Perfect Hideaway by Alys Murray

Surly local newspaper reporter George Barnett is certain there’s more to new resident and social media influencer Annie and her brother Luke than meets the eye. Ever since they came to Hillsboro, he’s wanted to find out more about their past so he can write an expose that catapults his career to new heights.

Annie knows George has been digging around trying to get dirt on her brother, and she’s not about to let him hurt the most important person in her life. So, she offers herself up instead…even though she has more to hide than her brother. 

Curious about the other quiz results? Here are links to those recommendation pages:

Second Chance Romance

Friends to Lovers

Opposites Attract

Have others that should make this beach read recommendations list? Obviously I can’t read *all the things* myself, so I’d love to hear your recommendations! Contact me