Last Chance Summer
Momma Leighellen's Book Review + Giveaway
Last Chance Summer by Shannon Klare is the adorable teeny bopper romance I didn’t know I needed.
Alex is a sheriff’s daughter with a less than pristine reputation. When she’s involved in an accident after a party, Alex’s parents ship her off to her aunt’s summer camp to work as a counselor.
What’s worse than spending your summer deep in the mosquito-infested woods of Texas? Being paired with an obnoxious co-counselor who wants nothing to do with you.
Alex is determined to make the best of her summer, even if it means putting up with Grant, who has secrets of his own that he’s determined to protect. Can Alex and Grant put their egos to the side and find the bright side of a summer that neither of them signed up for?
Heeellllloooo high school summer!! This little gem transported me RIGHT back to the summer’s of my youth growing up in Ohio. Sneaking out, meeting boys on the golf course. One summer, my best friend Emie Heisey and I set up a tent in the back part of my property. We lived out there ALL SUMMER LONG. Extension chords and sleeping bags. What the heck were my parents thinking?? All I know is it was the best summer of my life and I still tell my kids about it 25 years later.
Last Chance Summer is about two teens, Alex & Grant, who end up camp counselors at the same camp for troubled kids. Alex is sent to the camp as punishment by her parents in a last ditch effort to help her clean up her act. After a year of therapy didn’t help her grief from an accident she was involved in, they hope that a summer of hard labor will do the trick. Grant is also a counselor, but he’s there by choice after going through years of being a camper.
They immediately butt heads while sparks fly. I love a classic enemy to lovers trope! They both have their own troubled pasts they are hiding from and try to heal by loving on the kids they are there to help and getting to know each other.
It is sweet. It is clean. And it’s adorable.
As a mom, I also love the deeper messages of the dangers of teen drinking and the normalizing of therapy as a healthy form or growth. But the light, witty banter and sweet love story will make the teens enjoy this one.
TW: teenage drinking, drunk driving, death of a parent
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