The Best of Me
Author Nicholas Sparks
Another against-all-odds love story from the king of the tearjerker novel is a perfect poolside read. In the spring of 1984, high school students from opposite sides of the tracks, Amanda Collier and Dawson Cole, fell madly in love. Their paths then pull them in different directions, but fast forward 25 years and Amanda returns to her hometown and hasn't forgotten her first love...
The Marriage Plot
Author Jeffrey Eugenides
Set at Brown University in the US, The Marriage Plot finds Madeleine, a romantic English major studying the marriage plots at the heart of the great English novels. Then real life intervenes and soon she finds herself stuck in a love triangle between the intellectual and highly charged Leonard, and old friend Mitchell, who is convinced Madeleine is his soul mate.
Darkly Dreaming Dexter
Author Jeff Lindsay
Having been transformed into a hit TV show, Darkly Dreaming Dexter is the first novel in the Dexter series about the serial killer you can't quite help but like and fancy. Eek! Question your own sanity as, with each turn of the page, you hope Dex doesn't get caught whilst urging him to continue defying the law and picking off the bad guys.