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In Defense Of The Beach Read

Because sometimes, you just wanna indulge.

In Defense Of The Beach Read

Here at FYA, we like to take the guilt out of guilty pleasures. I mean, the whole reason I created this site is because I was tired of getting judged for hanging out in the YA section of my local bookstore.

We might not always agree on whether a book is great or terrible, and we'll certainly never shy away from making catty comments, but the foundation of this community is based on the freedom to read. Your literary preferences are totally your prerogative, and we won't judge you for that... even if we judge a book itself.

Hopefully all of this makes me sound super enlightened so I can get away with recommending a book that is pure, unadulterated fluff.

Well, Locked is an e-novella, actually. Here's the description:

It had always been the three of us, and then it was the two of us-- Ed and August. There was not, nor had there ever been a chance of a Noah and August. And that was fine. Because the truth was I had known Noah forever but I still had no idea who he really was. Especially not now.

In this sizzling novella, one girl must choose between loyalty and love.

August had the two best guy friends a girl could ask for in Noah and Ed. Then Ed confessed he felt more for her - and their new relationship changed everything. She had hoped it would be Noah that she'd end up with someday, but it's clearer than ever that Noah's just not interested in being a one-girl guy.

When the small seaplane the three of them are on crashes, August finds herself injured and marooned on an island with ... Noah. Unsure of what's become of Ed, August and Noah do their best to not lose hope as they fight to survive on an island that is not as deserted as they first believed. But fighting the elements - and their attraction to each other - becomes a losing battle.

Soon, a secret from Noah's past that could bind them to the island forever is revealed, and August must choose between giving into her feelings for him, or struggling to make it back home.

I mean, the fact that the word "sizzling" is used in the official blurb really tells you everything you need to know. And there's a love triangle! And it's literally SET ON A BEACH. It doesn't get any beach readier than that.

I breezed through this sucker in the span of an afternoon (by the pool, natch), and let me tell you, the romance is JUICY. (Team Noah!) Notwithstanding the ludicrous plot, the writing's actually pretty good too, although not so complex that it rules out the accompaniment of margaritas.

So if you're looking for a quickie fix of satisfying swoon, scoop up Locked when it's released on August 19th. And just know that your old pal Posh has your back when it comes to the finer qualities of beach reading.

Posh Deluxe's photo About the Author: Sarah lives in Austin, TX, where she programs films at the Alamo Drafthouse. Sarah enjoys fancy cocktails, dance parties and anything that sparkles (except vampires).