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Summary

Escape to the summer and feel the warmth of Sunday Times best seller Paige Toon's storytelling.

A Dorset summer, a chance meeting, and Joe and Alice, both 18, fall into step as if they have known each other forever. But their idyll is shattered as quickly as it began. Joe leaves without warning; Alice heads off to Cambridge University and slowly picks up the pieces of her broken heart.

Years later, when she catches the attention of gorgeous, gifted, rich boy Lukas, Alice is carried along by his charm and swept up in his ambitious plans for a future together.

Until news of Joe reaches her once more, but he's out of reach in a way that Alice could never have imagined. Life has moved on; the divide between them is now so great. Surely it is far too late to relive those perfect summer days of long ago?

One Perfect Summer was selected for the Zoella Book Club, and Paige Toon's novels have been published across the world.

©2012 Paige Toon (P)2017 Simon & Schuster UK

Critic reviews

"You'll love it, cry buckets and be uplifted." (Marian Keyes)
"I blubbed, I laughed and I fell in love...utterly heart-wrenching." (Giovanna Fletcher)
"Devoured this in one sitting." ( Cosmopolitan)

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Fabulous!

Didn't want it to end.
Going straight to the store to find another story by Paige Toon.

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Wonderful read

I could listen to this voice all day , fantastic narrator. Story excellent and I I really could visualise the characters . Fab author would highly recommended

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Didn’t want it to end

I loved this book so much. I usually only listen to books when I’m in the gym but this one I had to listen to all the time. Loved all the characters, couldn’t decide how the book was going to end. Wish there would be a second book

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Loved it!

Couldn't stop listening. Was so sad when it ended. Although I do feel like it ended too soon. I wanted to know more!