Books for Anglophiles | ‘A Perfect Summer’, by Paige Toon
– This book was recommended by Harriet, who commented on my ‘Chic Lits’ edition of ‘Books for Anglophiles’. Thank you, Harriet! Make some you check more Paige Toon books – they are bound to make amazing Summer reads! –
‘And you still love him?’
‘Every second of every minute of every hour of every day…’
While on holiday in Dorset one summer, Alice meets Joe, a guy working at the local pub. She’s eighteen and on the brink of starting university, while Joe’s life is seemingly going nowhere. But despite their differences, the pair fall hopelessly and desperately in love. And then summer comes to an end and they are dramatically torn apart.
Alice heads off to university in Cambridge where she gets a part-time job punting on the River Cam and slowly picks up the pieces of her broken heart. One day Lukas – a gorgeous golden boy from Cambridge University – spies her and it’s not long before Alice falls for his charms.
Months turns into years, but then Joe comes back into Alice’s life again in a way that she could never have imagined. While Alice lives her ordinary life with Lukas, she has to watch from the sidelines as Joe’s life becomes evermore extraordinary. She never stopped loving him, but he’s out of her reach now, surely? And what about Lukas?