I haven’t always been a fan of Fourth of July. Yes, I love the rare day off work, fireworks and sparklers, BBQs, cut-off shorts, bald eagles, all that ‘Murica stuff. But still, it never really did it for me.
Enter: a boy. Not just any boy, but one whose favorite holiday was the Fourth of July. A boy who insisted I come to a house party (blegh). A boy who I sat with on the edge of a pier, toes dipping in a lake, listening to the shenanigans of his friends, and watching fireworks and the stars all night. A boy who showed me that the Fourth of July is easily in the top five romantic holidays…if you play your cards right.
Below are some of my favorite romances with star-spangled covers to boot – the ones that remind me of hot summer nights, first loves, and oh so many fireworks.
Donners of the Dead by Karina Halle
because it shares the same setting as my memory above, just less cannibals.