The Summer of Perfect Mistakes

Afterglow Bks. by Harlequin. Jun. 2024. 288p. ISBN 9781335041654. pap. $12.99. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Back at home for the summer, Lark Hockney has just a few short weeks to figure out if she will be able to rejoin her prestigious med school program or have to find a new path. Lark’s barely been able to change out of her pajama pants every day, though, and even getting out of the car to attend the community college class her mother enrolled her in feels like too much. Nick Hoffman barely recognizes the Lark who shows up in his art class—his former classmate always seemed to have it all—but he knows he can’t just watch as she falls deeper into despair, no matter how messy his own life is at the moment. Will Lark and Nick be able to build a future together, or do they just have the summer?

CORRECTION: This review originally gave the wrong name for Lark Hockney; LJ regrets the error.

VERDICT St. Aubin’s (Trapped with Temptation) latest is a perfect read for the summer season, with plenty of sweetness and steam. Readers are sure to resonate with its themes of figuring out what one wants from life and learning to let go of perfection.
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