Can't Wait Wednesday

Meet Me At The Lake by Carley Fortune {Can’t Wait Wednesday}

Can't Wait Wednesday - Meet Me At The Lake

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.  However, as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.

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Today’s selection and book I’m excitedly awaiting is:

Meet Me At The Lake by Carley Fortune

Meet Me At The Lake

by Carley Fortune
Adult fiction – contemporary – romance
May 2nd, 2023

A random connection sends two strangers on a daylong adventure where they make a promise one keeps and the other breaks, with life-changing effects, in this breathtaking new novel from the #1 Globe and Mail bestselling author of Every Summer After.

Fern Brookbanks has wasted far too much of her adult life thinking about Will Baxter. She spent just twenty-four hours in her early twenties with the aggravatingly attractive, idealistic artist, a chance encounter that spiraled into a daylong adventure in Toronto. The timing was wrong, but their connection was undeniable: they shared every secret, every dream, and made a pact to meet one year later. Fern showed up. Will didn’t.

At thirty-two, Fern’s life doesn’t look at all how she once imagined it would. Instead of living in the city, Fern’s back home, running her mother’s Muskoka lakeside resort–something she vowed never to do. The place is in disarray, her ex-boyfriend’s the manager, and Fern doesn’t know where to begin.

She needs a plan–a lifeline. To her surprise, it comes in the form of Will, who arrives nine years too late, with a suitcase in tow and an offer to help on his lips. Will may be the only person who understands what Fern’s going through. But how could she possibly trust this expensive-suit wearing mirage who seems nothing like the young man she met all those years ago. Will is hiding something, and Fern’s not sure she wants to know what it is.

But ten years ago, Will Baxter rescued Fern. Can she do the same for him?

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Every Summer After was one of my favorite books of 2023, so of course I’m super excited to read a new novel by Carley Fortune! I’m also getting some Before Sunrise/Before Sunset vibes from the summary, and that’s only further endorsement in my eyes, as I love those movies.

Tell Me:
Will you be reading this book?

Lindsey xoxo

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  1. I still need to try this author. I love the colors on the cover. I hope you love it.

    1. It is quite the gorgeous cover isn’t it? Hope you’ll love this author if you decide to give her a try.

      1. I have her on my list of authors to try in 2023. I might push that up…

        1. I hope you’ll love her if you do 😉

  2. This sounds really interesting, and I want to know why it took Will so long to show up!

    1. Me too, I’m so curious about it already 🙂

  3. The colors on the cover are gorgeous! And the story has a great sounding premise too!

    1. They really are gorgeous!

  4. I love those movies too so that similarity definitely caught my eye!

    1. The Before Sunrise movies were so good, I’m in dire need of a rewatch haha 🙂

  5. I loved Every Summer After, so can’t wait to read this latest book 😊.

    1. Me either, Every Summer After was one of my favorite books read this year 🙂

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