BOOK REVIEW: Every Summer After by Carley Fortune
Publisher: Penguin Publishing
SynopsisThey say you can never go home again, and for Persephone Fraser, ever since she made the biggest mistake of her life a decade ago, that has felt too true. Instead of glittering summers on the lakeshore of her childhood, she spends them in a stylish apartment in the city, going out with friends, and keeping everyone a safe distance from her heart.
Until she receives the call that sends her racing back to Barry’s Bay and into the orbit of Sam Florek—the man she never thought she’d have to live without.
For six summers, through hazy afternoons on the water and warm summer nights working in his family’s restaurant and curling up together with books—medical textbooks for him and work-in-progress horror short stories for her—Percy and Sam had been inseparable. Eventually that friendship turned into something breathtakingly more, before it fell spectacularly apart.
When Percy returns to the lake for Sam’s mother’s funeral, their connection is as undeniable as it had always been. But until Percy can confront the decisions she made and the years she’s spent punishing herself for them, they’ll never know whether their love might be bigger than the biggest mistakes of their past.
Told over the course of six years and one weekend, Every Summer After is a big, sweeping nostalgic story of love and the people and choices that mark us forever.
I received a free copy of this book from the author through netgalley.com I am leaving this review voluntarily.
This book is free on kindle unlimited.
This book takes you through being an awkward tween to being an adult about to meet the love of your life who you betrayed. After not speaking for 12 years Percy and Sam meet again for his mothers funeral, in the town by the lake that felt more like home than the city. The story goes back and forth in time as we learn of their love story, how they became friends which slowly grew to be much more. It isn't until the end when we find out what the big betrayal was and it was a big one (I sort of guessed it). As they try to put the past behind them and move forward they both realize that they never got past loving each other and that every person they have ever been with since has never compared.
Beautifully written, this book is a second chance romance that brings you back to your first love.
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