Sunday, May 26, 2013

Contemp Review: Last Chance Book Club (Last Chance, Book 5) [Mass Market Paperback]

I've finished "Last Chance Book Club" the 5th book in her Last Chance series by Hope Ramsay.

Product Description

After a painful divorce, Savannah White wants nothing more than to find her happy place. So when she gets the chance to pack up her life -and her son - and move to the idyllic town where she spent childhood summers, she jumps at the opportunity. Last Chance is just as charming as she remembered. She's even invited to join the local book club, where talk soon turns to Savannah's plan to bring the ramshackle downtown movie theater back to life. A new challenge is just what Savannah needs to move forward.

Dash Randall wants to put his fortune to good use, but he remembers Savannah as the bratty "princess" who descended upon him each June, causing no end of trouble. But the teenager he remembered has grown into a gorgeous and generous woman, and it isn't long before Dash finds himself wanting to make brand new memories with Savannah. But first, Dash and Savannah will need to make peace with their pasts to find a new chance for love.

About the Author

Hope Ramsay grew up on the North Shore of Long Island, but every summer Momma would pack her off under the care of Aunt Annie to go visiting with relatives in the midlands of South Carolina. Her extended family includes its share of colorful aunts and uncles, as well as cousins by the dozens, who provide the fodder for the characters you'll find in Last Chance, South Carolina. She's a two-time finalist in the Golden Heart and is married to a good ol' Georgia boy who resembles every single one of her heroes. She lives in Fairfax, Virginia, where you can often find her on the back deck, picking on her thirty-five-year-old Martin guitar.

Learn more about Hope and Last Chance at:,
Twitter, @HopeRamsay

Product Details
Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Forever (March 26, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1455522295
ISBN-13: 978-1455522293

My Review:

Savannah White has survived a very painful divorce and she has decided to move to Last Chance a place she visited in her childhood with her 12-year old son Todd.  She finds it as charming as she remembers and hopes her son will enjoy it there.  She hasn't told anyone especially her ex-husband, ex-mother-in-law and her mother because they would protest and fight her for Todd.  She was truthful when she told them she wanted to attend the funeral of her uncle and to check on her Aunt Miriam.  The real reason is she wants to start a brand new life there and to restore The Kismet a movie theatre that she inherited from her uncle.  She is shocked at the deterioration and she didn't expect that her kissing cousin Dash Randall is living with her Aunt.  In their childhood they were sworn rivals for the affections of her grandfather attention.

Of course they start bickering again like in their childhood because Dash keeps trying to keep her son in line with his trash mouth and suggestions on the renovations of the movie theatre.  She becomes mad at herself for his interference and her growing attraction to him.  The more she denies her feelings for him the more she wants him.  As they finally find themselves in reach of getting everything they wanted a fire at The Kissmet and the interference of her ex endanger their happiness.

In the first part of the book Dash is still pining after an unrequited love (I wish he would have moved on and realized sooner that she wasn't interested in him - she just scratched an inch with a bad boy).  Glad that he finally got over his pining and realized that he was falling in love with Savannah.


Thanks Hachette Book Group Canada for sending me this book to review, greatly appreciated!

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