Sept 13: Same Time Next Summer

Time for a little Book Club moment where I share my thoughts on the latest book I’m reading…

Like I mentioned in the Five Star Weekend post, I’m keeping things light this summer. I needed to get back into reading, so I’m trying out some beach reads that I see all over booktok and bookstagram.

Here’s the next one I read:

“Same Time Next Summer” Synopsis

From Amazon:

Beach Rules:
Do take long walks on the sand.
Do put an umbrella in every cocktail.
Do NOT run into your first love.

Sam’s life is on track. She has the perfect doctor fiancé, Jack (his strict routines are a good thing, really), a great job in Manhattan (unless they fire her), and is about to tour a wedding venue near her family’s Long Island beach house. Everything should go to plan, yet the minute she arrives, Sam senses something is off. Wyatt is here. Her Wyatt. But there’s no reason for a thirty-year-old engaged woman to feel panicked around the guy who broke her heart when she was seventeen. Right?

Yet being back at this beach, hearing notes from Wyatt’s guitar float across the night air from next door as if no time has passed—Sam’s memories come flooding back: the feel of Wyatt’s skin on hers, their nights in the treehouse, and the truth behind their split. Sam remembers who she used to be, and as Wyatt reenters her life their connection is as undeniable as it always was. She will have to make a choice.

My Thoughts…

omg are you groaning reading that synopsis?

I didn’t like this one. The ENTIRE PLOT would be eliminated if someone just ran a google search on the guy.

Fortunately, the characters admit this at one point in the story. I forced myself to finish it because I was over half way in and I really thought it would be better.

Why does everyone like this? Why is this one “Best Book of the Summer” from several magazines??

no no no.

Plus, I’m typically not in the fall-back-in-love-with-your-first-love “trope.” So if that’s your think, maybe you’ll like it, but I’m the one cheering for the new fiance when I watch The Notebook. It’s ok to change as you grow up and meet a partner who helps you achieve your new adult goals. And they always have these highschool reconnections within a single week: both of you are new people over a decade later, you can’t change all your life decisions because of one week!

Save yourself the time, and don’t bother. Fortunately, I got this one through the library, so it was free.

Let me know if you’ve read this and if you liked it or hated it!

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