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Review: Every Summer After

Wow. This is a heart-grabbing, tension-filled, delight of a book. I could not put it down. I read late into the night and woke up ready to read some more.

Percy and Sam meet when they are 13 years old when Percy’s family buys the cottage on the lake next door to Sam’s. They spend every summer hanging out together and becoming best friends. Eventually, this leads to more until something messes it all up and they don’t speak or see each other again.

The book begins with Percy getting a call that sends her back to the lake, where she has been for more than a decade. The book alternates between the present day and the past. It has similar vibes to Love and Other Words (Christina Lauren). And if you liked that book, you’ll love this as well!

I blew through this book – the tension was so high! I will be looking forward to more from Carley Fortune!



Six summers to fall in love. One night to fall apart. A weekend to make it right. It’s been ten years since Persephone Fraser set foot in the lakeshore town of Barry’s Bay. Ten years spent distancing herself from where she spent her happiest summers and fell in love. And ten years since she made the decision that ruined everything. But a phone call sends her racing back to the place that always felt like home and into Sam Florek’s world once more.

Percy and Sam were inseparable for six summers; days spent on the lake, nights working in his family’s restaurant, and the quieter moments in between. Their friendship eventually evolved into something exquisitely more, until it broke spectacularly apart. When Percy returns to the lake for Sam’s mother’s funeral their connection is as undeniable as ever, but so is her guilt. Percy must confront the past and the choices that haunt her to find out if their love can have a future.

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