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Commencement meets The Graduate in this sparkling novel about a secret affair, the summer it all unravels, and the reunion a decade later that will be one woman’s happy ending or her biggest mistake.

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 recreate 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.

Set in the mid ’90s and 2008, Amy Mason Doan’s Summer Hours is a warmly told novel about the idealism of youth, the seductive power of nostalgia, and what happens when you realize you haven’t become the person you’d always promised to be.

“Engaging and nostalgic. Doan’s writing sweeps you away to the high-speed, sun-soaked backdrop of nineties California.” (Helen Hoang, author of The Kiss Quotient)

“A beautifully crafted story of love, ambition, and friendship.” (Jamie Brenner, best-selling author of The Forever Summer and Drawing Home)

©2019 Amy Mason Doan (P)2019 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited

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LOVED IT

I loved Summer Hours just as much as The Summer List. Amy Mason Doan is my new favorite author. She draws the reader in and keeps them there the entire time. Please write another book!

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Captured my attention from start to end

My favourite books are the ones with meaningful life lessons at the centre of it.
Sometimes we have to make HUGE, heartbreaking mistakes to learn who we are and what is important to us.
The storyline kept me invested from start to finish.
The ending was slightly disappointing... a bit flat/rushed after the “build up” but not bad.
I realised that this is my second book from this author- Amy Mason Doan - and I remembered that the previous book also made quite an impression on me. I’ll definitely look out for more books from her.

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Not as good as Amy Mason Doan’s first book

It’s still a solid story worth a listening , but it just isn’t as riveting as her first. It drags a bit with the storyline and is somewhat predictable. The friendships, so wonderfully portrayed in her first book, don’t delve as deeply and at times it feels more geared to people in their teens, twenties and thirties. However even in my mid-50s, I would listen to Amy Mason Doan’s next book without hesitation.