Every Summer After

Book Review || Thank you, Berkley Publishing, for the gifted copy of Every Summer After! {partner}

Genre: Romance
Trope: Second Chance
Format: 📖
Pub Date: 5.10.2022
Star Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆

Summary:

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.”

Book Review:

“I lean in to give him a hug, and it feels like coming home and saying goodbye and four thousand days of longing.”

This book gave me ALL of the feels. This is how coming-of-age romance stories should be written – it was beautiful, heartbreaking, and just over everything that I hoped it would be.

Why do I love these books that center around first love? I think it’s a reminder of a feeling that you only get to experience once in your life. As you get older, you’ll have those feelings with each new relationship, but there’s nothing quite like experiencing it all for the first time. If an author can put together all of the looks, touches, etc., and make them come alive, that’s the mark of an exceptional writer.

There were oodles of beautiful moments captured within the pages of Every Summer After. I sat down to read at one point, and before I knew it, I’d read 200 pages because I just got lost in the book. I would be brushing away a tear one moment and then feel my face grow hot as I read through the steamier pages. I genuinely did not want the story to end.

💛 First-Love, Summer romance
🥰 All of the feelings
😢 First heartbreak reminders
💯 A must-read

I recommend you read Every Summer After if you enjoyed reading Love and Other Words. The two books definitely have that same first-love vibe, but in my opinion, they’re entirely different stories.


Book Info
Format: 320 pages, Paperback
Published: May 10, 2022 by Berkley Publishing
ISBN 9780593438534 (ISBN10: 0593438531)
Free review copy provided by publisher, Berkley, in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and in no way influenced.

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