Noué Kirwan / Long Past Summer

It’s hard to move on from a broken heart–and harder to move on from a broken friendship.

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
Publication Date: August 2, 2022
ISBN:   0369720717 
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Noué Kirwan is a Bronx, New York, native, raised between New York and the Bay Area of Northern California. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, she currently lives in Harlem, New York, and has for many years. When she’s not consuming copious amounts of media—bingeing TV shows, devouring movies, hoarding comic books and inhaling romance novels—she’s writing herself, dreaming up lives for formidable women and the men who love them.

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