Title: Last Chance Season
He was an outsider, taking refuge from the past. She was an adored Cape Cod local. Their summer together changed both their lives, and when they find each other again, nothing will ever be the same…
As a headstrong teenager, Zach Stanley thought spending his summer at his aunt’s Plum Harbor inn was just an escape from his troubled life back in Arizona. Little did he know he’d end up meeting the love of his life, breaking both their hearts, and never forgetting her...
Confident spitfire Ashleigh Jones has long since moved on with her life, but remembers that summer as if it was yesterday—the joy, the passion, the promises they made. In the end, she had no choice but to forget about her beach-season boyfriend, Zach...until, nearly a decade later, she finds herself on an Arizona horse ranch that he just happens to own. Their reunion is more than a fateful coincidence—it’s a bitter reminder of all Ash lost. Can Zach explain his past demons and earn her forgiveness? Or is it too late for Ash to recapture those long-ago Cape Cod days...and risk her heart on Zach once more?
“A sweet and spicy read that will leave you hungry for more from author Brenna Mills!” --USA Today bestselling author Sarina Bowen
“Look no further for your perfect summer read. This is second chance romance done right. Packed with emotion, witty banter, and a fantastic cast of characters, Brenna Mills' charming debut is an absolute winner.” --Lia Riley, author of the Brightwater and Off the Map series
Author: Brenna Mills
Series: Plum Harbor
Published by Self Source: Author
Published: July 5th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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How do I write a review for a story that isn’t hard to figure out and is completely predictable? This was a difficult read for me. In reading the blurb, you can already figure out how it’s gonna end, but I was looking forward to reading about the journey in getting there. Unfortunately, not only was it predictable, it fell flat in the build up and memory scenes.
The book starts in the present day, learning where each character is in their current lives. But then we go on this back and forth, present/past, memory lane that just doesn’t quite…fit. Don’t get me wrong. Flashing back to the couples past is all fine and dandy, but it just lacked the pull I needed to keep me engaged. Which is REALLY hard for me to say because this story/book has so much potential to be great. Argh…I mentioned this was difficult, right?
Bottom line, Zach tried to do the “right” thing during that summer, but only managed to cause heart ache for both himself and Ash. He tries to move on, with multiples I may add, but no one ever compared to Ash (sigh, right?). Ash suffered the same fate. She also tried to move on, but couldn’t stop her feelings from always returning to Zach. So when a job opportunity lands Ash back in Zach’s town, emotions run high and we’re taken on the journey that is A.Z.. BTW, am I the only person who caught that the character’s names were the same initials as the state? But I digress…
All in all, it’s a nice debut from this author. My only advice would be tone down the predictability and maybe throw a few twists in there, but overall a cute read.