Named One of the Hottest Reads of Summer 2022 by Today ∙ Parade ∙ PopSugar ∙ USA Today ∙ SheReads ∙ BuzzFeed ∙ BookBub ∙ Bustle ∙ and more!
Six summers to fall in love. One moment to fall apart. A weekend to get it right.
They 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.
Every Summer After by Carley Fortune, for release May 10
“Six summers to fall in love. One moment to fall apart. A weekend to get it right.”
Every Summer After hooked me from the first page and now I blame Carley for my severe book hangover 😅. I’m a massive sucker for an angsty contemporary romance/WF that flashes back and forth between the past and present. This book was exactly what I needed to end the warm weather with.
🍃As a Canadian who grew up in Northern Ontario, I felt such a personal attachment to the setting in Barry’s Bay and all the Canadian references. The Hudson’s bay blanket, Ontario cottage country, kids playing hockey, Tim hortons, and even peeing in the woods at bush grad parties (honestly, SAME 🙈).
🍃Percy’s character is complex and well developed from the very beginning. I understood her throughout, and felt as though I was growing up alongside her.
🍃Sam - what can I say about Sam? He was the perfect mixture of smart, nerdy and yet incredibly sexy. I loved him so much. You’ll have to read to find out why!
🍃The cozy cottage setting and dual timeline reminded me so much of one of my all time favourites, Love & Other Words by Christina Lauren.
🍃This is the perfect summer read if you’re looking for a romance/WF with some angst that will make you feel ALL the nostalgia of first loves and summer’s past.❤️
Thank you Carley for writing such a compelling read and Berkley for the ARC 🥰
I really enjoyed this book and keep thinking about it. I loved how the romance grew from childhood into adulthood, and the depiction of teenage awkwardness and longing, coupled with all the raging hormones, was great. I was really rooting for the characters to put their past behind them and stay together, and I was very happy with the ending of the book. I also really enjoyed the deciption of lakeside life, the way that Carley described those holidays really brought it alive to me.