Same Time Next Summer

The ultimate summer nostalgia read, about an engaged woman who comes face to face with her first love who she hasn’t seen in fourteen years, but who she spent every summer with from age five to seventeen when he broke her heart, calling into question everything she thought she knew about their love story, and herself.

“An unforgettable love story…Bursting with the magic of first love, it’s everything I want in a summer romance.”—Carley Fortune, author of Every Summer After

Beach Rules:
Do take long walks on the sand.
Do put an umbrella in every cocktail.
Do NOT run into your first love.

Sam’s life is on track. She has the perfect doctor fiancé, Jack (his strict routines are a good thing, really), a great job in Manhattan (unless they fire her), and is about to tour a wedding venue near her family’s Long Island beach house. Everything should go to plan, yet the minute she arrives, Sam senses something is off. Wyatt is here. Her Wyatt. But there’s no reason for a thirty-year-old engaged woman to feel panicked around the guy who broke her heart when she was seventeen. Right?

Yet being back at this beach, hearing notes from Wyatt’s guitar float across the night air from next door as if no time has passed—Sam’s memories come flooding back: the feel of Wyatt’s skin on hers, their nights in the treehouse, and the truth behind their split. Sam remembers who she used to be, and as Wyatt reenters her life their connection is as undeniable as it always was. She will have to make a choice.

Advanced Praise for Same Time Next Summer:

One of Zibby Owens’s Most Anticipated Books of 2023

“Annabel Monaghan’s Same Time Next Summer is an unforgettable love story. Packed with longing and bursting with the magic of first love, it’s everything I want in a summer romance. I devoured it!”—Carley Fortune, author of Every Summer After

“Annabel Monaghan hits it out of the park with another utterly charming rom-com.  SAME TIME NEXT SUMMER go directly in your beach bag.”—Elin Hilderbrand, author of The Five-Star Weekend

“Is there anything better than an oceanfront novel about the enduring power of summer love? Annabel Monaghan’s witty, wild Same Time Next Summer has it all: beachfront parties, complex characters, and hearts that won’t be silenced. I loved this fun, heartfelt book.” —Amanda Eyre Ward, author of The Jetsetters and The Lifeguards

“Annabel Monaghan secures her spot on my auto buy authors list with this gorgeous second chance romance. Same Time Next Summer absolutely captured my heart from the very beginning and I couldn’t help rooting for these characters to find their happily ever after. This book is the definition of a perfect beach read and should be on everyone’s summer reading list!” —Falon Ballard, author of Lease on Love and Just My Type

“Hands down, my favorite book of the summer. It was beautifully written, full of delightful characters, and kept me feeling nostalgic for that fizzy, all-consuming intensity of first love. I absolutely adored it!” —Lacie Waldon, author of The Layover and From the Jump

“Deftly weaving past and present into a gorgeously-rendered tale of love, self-discovery, and the experiences—and people—that define our lives, Monaghan’s Same Time Next Summer wrapped me in a nostalgic blanket of heart-melting romance warmer than a beach-side vacation. This is second chance romance at its absolute finest…a story you do not want to miss!”—Angie Hockman, author of Dream On and Shipped

“Elegant and richly emotional, Same Time Next Summer offers a romantic story of the renewing joy of second chances. We never wanted to leave the summer shores and gorgeous pages of this lyrical love story.” —Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka, authors of The Roughest Draft

Same Time Next Summer is a second chance romance infused with beach sand, sunsets, and finding your heart’s one true love. Monaghan crafts a compulsively readable tale about falling in love, not just with the person of your heart, but also with yourself and the you that you were always destined to be. Witty and wonderful, this book should be on the top of everyone’s to be read pile!”—Jenn McKinlay, author of Wait For It

“Delicious, like a bag of chips you can’t put down until it’s finished. I loved it!”—Jane L. Rosen, author of Nine Women, One Dress and Eliza Stars a Rumor

“Annabel Monaghan has done it again with impossible-not-to-love characters that stumble off the page in all their messy glory. This effervescent novel is perfect for anyone who’s ever wished they could bottle up the magic of their first summer romance—and uncork it decades later.” —Christina Clancy, author of The Second Home and Shoulder Season

Same Time Next Summer is just the swoony romance we all want and need! With characters who feel like family and a picture-perfect beach setting, Monaghan has written a beautiful love story, full of wit, wisdom, and heart.”—Amy Poeppel, author of Musical Chairs

“Annabel Monaghan has worked her alchemy again: With heart, humor, and the trademark wit that gives her writing a sophisticated zing, she’s spun an irresistibly evocative tale of young love lost and, after some understandable but unfortunate missteps, deliciously found. Take this one to the beach, but be forewarned: you’ll be so swept away by 30-year-old Sam, newly engaged and craving stability, and her first love, Wyatt, that you might not notice the tide coming in.” —Karen Dukess, author of The Last Book Party

“Every word of Same Time Next Summer draws you in, affecting on a deep, emotional level. Prepare for a journey through unforgettable first love, its marriage to music, and the wit and charm that make Monaghan’s books fresh and original. Sam and Wyatt are the fated lovers readers will root for over and over again, a tale rich and heartfelt. This is the love story of 2023.” –Rochelle Weinstein, author of When We Let Go