Last Chance Summer: A Short Story by Hope Ramsay

last chance summer

  • Title:  Last Chance Summer: A Short Story
  • Author:  Hope Ramsay
  • Genre:  Contemporary Romance; Series
  • Published:  August 2013 – Forever Yours
  • Source:  Publisher

Synopsis:  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. (publisher)

My take:  Last Chance Summer is a short story about Amanda Wright, her young son, and her grandmother who spend the day at the Watermelon Festival. It’s an annual event that the community of Last Chance, South Carolina look forward to the entire year.

When Amanda’s grandmother and then her son both go missing Amanda is beside herself with worry. Everyone looks for the pair and the new radio DJ who’s been broadcasting at the Festival all morning becomes part of the search. Like it or not, Amanda is about to meet the man with the attractive voice on the radio.

This is a very short story that ends on an abrupt, high note. Last Chance Summer is like a cold glass of sweet tea on a hot summer day. I enjoyed it and look forward to reading more of the Last Chance series.

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9 thoughts on “Last Chance Summer: A Short Story by Hope Ramsay

  1. The title caught my eye because summer is ending and I feel like I’m grasping at a last chance to enjoy it. I’m back from my European vacation and I’m still in vacation mode. Don’t want summer to end!!

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  2. I like this series, but like you, found the ending to this one to be abrupt–and I looked at the synopsis for the next one in the series and it doesn’t seem to be the continuation of this story.

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