Last Chance Summer by Hope Ramsay
Description from Goodreads
“Last Chance captures the essence of Southern charm and quirkiness. I’m totally captivated!” — Sherryl Woods, New York Times bestselling author
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.
I gave this book four out of five stars.
This book is very much a feel good book, set in a small town environment, and takes place during the course of a few hours. It is a short story and a very quick and easy to read. I really enjoyed this story and the small town life it portrayed through the interaction of the characters at the annual watermelon festival. It focuses mainly on a single family of grandmother, mother and son.
Being a short story there was not too much in the way of character development, but enough information is provided to make the characters feel real and to create sufficient back story for the reader to enjoy and understand the motivations of each of the characters and their interactions. Overall, what I get from this book, is a warm happy feeling, and for me, any story that can elicit those feelings is a good read, worthy of recommendation.
I would have personally preferred the story to be a little longer and for there to be some development of the romantic relationship alluded to throughout the book. If you want a quick, easy read that leaves you feeling good then check this out.
This review is based on a review copy provided by Netgalley and the publisher.