Thursday, September 12, 2013

Last Chance Summer by Hope Ramsay

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 auxillary 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.

Type: Contemporary Romance, ***Short Story 40ish pages***
Heat: 1 out of 5
Rating: 3.5 out of 5

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Last Chance Summer is what I'd call a teaser romance. It's a short story about a small town, soul mates and finding what you've always been looking for and just knowing it's right. It's a quickie read but enjoyable on a hot summer afternoon.

I really liked both of the characters and getting a glimpse into their lives. Grant--who is new to town and dreaming of finding his soul mate--and  Amanda-- who is an exhausted single mom that desperately needs an relaxing day at the fair. They're both easy to get to know and so likable you can't help but want them to find what they're looking for and really need in life.

Okay, so why it's a teaser romance. The two really don't meet during the story. It's all leading up to them spotting each other across the crowd as she's searching for her son and grandmother who have gotten separated from her during the summer fair and feeling that instant spark and recognition. Now, I guess it worked in a whole soul mates/fate type of way. But still, I ended the story--which was incredibly well written-- with a 'wait now! that's it?' I would have loved another chapter or two and seeing them actually have some time together. That said if you enjoy short stories or are looking for a quick summery read it really is well written and in a short time you'll really feel for everyone involved. I just hope they'll show up again in the following books so we can get to know more about them and see how things have progressed.

Have you read Ramsay? What did you think?
Do you like short stories? Or do you go for full lengths?

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