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.
This is the story of Amanda Wright, a young, widowed, middle school Science teacher, her four and half-year-old son, Ethan, and Grant Trumbull, the new owner and DJ of Last Chance's local radio station. All of the characters are new to the Last Chance series. But Hope was able to give you enough background on them to understand them and feel for them.
The story takes place at the Watermelon Festival, which apparently is a huge deal in Last Chance. Amanda is at the festival with her son and grandmother who has dementia and lost her husband four months previously. Miriam Randall is back, making an on air prediction that Grant will find his soulmate at the Lost and Found. The events which follow will terrify Amanda but also have her coming to a realization she never saw coming.
Last Chance Summer is a short read of about 10,000 words. It had the potential to be a really good short story. But unfortunately, the story ended abruptly and without closure.
Rating: 3 (I liked it, it was enjoyable but it ended WAY too quickly.)
Release Date: August 6, 2013
Book Length: 60 pages
Source: Forever Grand Central via NetGalley
Reviewed by: Kim
Reading Format: Available only in eBook
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