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I've been gone a while. I started reading fanfiction to escape and I got sucked in an abyss.

I have no idea if someone else is hosting similar challenges. I just grabbed some of what I have hosted before.

Here's to a happy year of great reading
Jan2023: Not much has changed. Writing a fanfiction now O_o as well as reading but I bought 7 new books in December and hope to get those read soon. Crossing fingers about adding challenges (late!)

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

L is for . . . Last Chance Summer (contemporary romance)

Last Chance Summer by Hope Ramsay

Series: Last Chance 
Publisher: Forever Yours
ISBN: 9781455549030
Release Date: August 2013 
Genre: contemporary romance 
60 Pages

format available: ebook 

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Book Blurb
It wouldn’t be summer without the Watermelon Festival, and single mom Amanda Wright is looking forward to a carefree day eating funnel cakes and sipping sweet tea. But with her inquisitive son and elderly grandmother in tow, she’s not in the mood for carnival rides or the kissing booth, until she hears a charming, funny voice over the loudspeaker.

Grant Trumbull is the new DJ at the local radio station, and his deep, booming cadence has all the ladies of the church auxiliary atwitter. Even without seeing his face, Amanda can’t help but wonder if he’s the one for her. When she finally comes face to face with the man behind the mic, summer is about to get a whole lot hotter in little Last Chance, South Carolina.

My Thoughts
Doesn't that cover make you want watermelon? I'm so looking forward to summer :-)

We're headed to the Watermelon Festival. Grandma's in the lead followed by Amanda's son . . .
Amanda brought up the rear, carrying a backpack with their water bottles, snacks, wet wipes, first aid pack, and assorted other emergency preparations. One did not travel with a bouncy five-year-old and a spry eighty-year-old without a supply of antiseptic ointment and Band-aids.
oh, this is going to be fun! back to reading. . .
The line for funnel cake was ridiculously long, given that it was just a little after nine in the morning.
Taking a deep breath, love the smell of funnel cake ;-) back to reading . . .

Wow. This isn't really a romance. It's a stressful day at the fair when you're a widow of a "bouncy five-year-old" and the caretaker of your Grandma. She may be a "spry eighty-year-old" but she keeps forgetting her husband died 6 months ago. Then a mother's nightmare comes true for Amanda when her child wonders off!

Yes, there's a happy ending. The only flaw I found is the length, it is a super short, short story but it's full of quirky characters and I can hardly wait to read the rest of the series.

Disclaimer: This was a private purchase but the review is not written any differently than if I had received a complimentary review copy. The opinions expressed in this post are mine and may differ from yours. Book information courtesy of the author and publisher.

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Jo said...

Sounds a fun story. I must look out for it.

Tara Tyler said...

great reviews! thanks for exploring so many authors and their creations and giving us the reviews!

Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

I really liked this one but yeah would have loved some of the romance actually being on the page after that day. Would have been great to see but I still enjoyed the characters and day :) It's been a nice series :)


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