Summer Hours by Amy Mason Doan

 

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(Published June 4th 2019 by Graydon House)

Becc was the good girl. A dedicated student. Aspiring reporter. Always where she was supposed to be. Until a secret affair with the charming Cal one summer in college cost her everything she held dear: her journalism dreams; her relationship with her best friend, Eric; and her carefully imagined future.’

Now, Becc’s past is back front and center as she travels up the scenic California coast to a wedding—with a man she hasn’t seen in a decade. As each mile flies by, Becc can’t help but feel the thrilling push and pull of memories, from infinite nights at beach bonfires and lavish boat parties to secret movie sessions. But the man beside her is not so eager to re-create history. And as the events of that heartbreaking summer come into view, Becc must decide if those dazzling hours they once shared are worth fighting for or if they’re lost forever

“We used to escape together, years ago, when we were so sure we could steal time before it stole us.”

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REVIEW:

This story takes you on a back and forth storytelling journey of Becc, Eric and Serra. Becc, Serra and Eric were best friends through highschool, always there for each other. Becc and Eric had a special connection that could have lead to something very special but there was always something keeping them apart.

Becc eventually ends up in a romantic relationship that she feels she must hide, which drives a wedge between herself and her friends. The secret she holds and the decisions she makes are a key part of the journey that this story takes.

This story is one of missed opportunities, friendship, finding yourself, love and forgiveness.

This is the PERFECT summer read – split between two time frames the story flows seamlessly leaving you wanting more of each story. It keeps you guessing at who she is in the car with and how it will all end up!

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