posted on June 11, 2018 by Maria Geraci


by Maria Geraci

Whether you go the beach, the lake, the mountains, or just hang around the house, the long lazy days of summer are a perfect time to catch up on your reading. And there’s no better reading than a good juicy beach read.

What makes a good summer read?

Well, it depends on your tastes.

When I’m sitting on my chair looking over at the waves (yes, I’m a beach girl!) I know exactly what I want. I want fun. I want a smart heroine. I want a hunky hero that I can swoon over. And most of all I want a good story that will keep me turning the pages and leaves a smile on my face when I get to the end.

Oh, and let not forget to add in our favorite tropes. A good beach read has a clear trope we can identify that immediately makes us think “I want to read that!” For instance, I love a good enemies-to-lovers romance or an ugly duckling story or my all-time favorite The My Fair Lady trope (when one of the characters has to make over the one).

For the fifth book in my Whispering Bay romance series THIS CAN’T BE LOVE, I did a roommates-to-lovers trope, a modern twist on the popular marriage-of-convenience story. These stories are so much fun to write because you basically put two people who usually can’t stand one another in a situation that forces them to be together all the time, and well, the rest is history.

I’d love to make THIS CAN’T BE LOVE your perfect summer read, so I’m running a sale from now till July 8. At just 99 cents it’s more than just a fun and sexy read, it’s a bargain!

Oh, and I’ll be on the Writerspace Facebook page doing a chat this Thursday, June 14. Join me for more fun and some awesome giveaways!



Maria Geraci

Maria Geraci

Author photo by Chris Kridler/ Maria Geraci writes quirky, fun, romantic women’s fiction and is a two time RITA® Finalist, Romance Writers of America’s highest award of distinction in the romance publishing industry, as well as a finalist in the National Readers’ Choice Awards. Her books feature strong women, dreamy heroes, lots of laughs and a little bit of heat. She lives in central Florida and is always on the lookout for the perfect key lime pie recipe (but not the kind they served on Dexter).

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