Long Past Summer
Mikaela Marchand is living the polished life she always planned for: a successful New York lawyer, with a promotion in her sights and a devoted boyfriend by her side. She’s come a long way from the meek teen she was growing up in small town Georgia, but the memory of her adolescence isn’t far—in fact, it’s splashed across a massive billboard in Times Square. An old photograph of Mikaela and her former best friend, Julie, has landed on the cover of a high-profile fashion magazine advertised all over the city. And when Julie files a lawsuit, Mikaela is caught in the middle as defense lawyer for the magazine.
Not only will she have to face Julie for the first time in years, Mikaela’s forced to work closely with the photographer in question: the former love of her life--and Julie’s ex-husband--Cameron Murphy. Mikaela needs to win the case to get her promotion--and as a junior partner, she has no margin for error. But unresolved feelings still exist between Cam and Mikaela, and jealousy always made Julie play dirty…
With flashbacks to summers of first loves and fragile friendships, Long Past Summer looks at the delicate and powerful thread that binds and breaks friends and flames.
Publisher: HQN Books/HarperCollins
Publication Date: August 2, 2022
“Kirwan’s excellent debut brings charm, complexity, and plenty of heat…This mature, steamy romance will have readers swooning.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
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Noué Kirwan is a Bronx, NY native, raised bicoastal. She's a UMass Minuteman, who currently lives in Harlem, New York. And when she's not consuming copious amounts of media: binging TV shows, devouring movies, hoarding comic books and inhaling romance novels, she's writing, dreaming up all sorts of interesting lives and passionate loves.
Tags: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Women's Fiction, BIPOC