Tuesday 28 August 2012

Last Summer Blog Tour Stop + Giveaway


Today, the Last Summer blog tour stops here! For those who have not heard or seen the book before, here is the blurb:
Last Summer
Last Summer by Rebecca A. Rogers
Release Date: July 18th, 2012
All Chloe Sullivan wants to do is get through the summer. Her life has been in disarray for more than six months, and she knows the only reason her parents made one final trip to Sandy Shores is because of her. They are, after all, two seconds away from filing for divorce. When Chloe stumbles upon a boy in one of her childhood hangouts, she’s in for more than just a relaxing summer vacation. 

Logan Andrews is exhausted, famished and, quite frankly, kaput. His parents kicked him out when he refused to attend a rehabilitation program for his drug addiction. Now, he wishes he would’ve listened; he’d be receiving appropriate medical care rather than living in a dingy, godforsaken shack, holing up from money-hungry drug dealers. 

Logan’s godsend arrives in the form of Chloe, who can’t hold her tongue when it comes to matters of the heart. They’re both in for a rude awakening when Logan’s past catches up to them, though. Can they escape the drug dealers showing up at every twist and turn, or will things end much worse than they ever imagined? 

WARNING: contains strong language, drug use, and sexual situations, including an explicit sex scene and a near-rape scene. Mature audiences only.

My review:
Last Summer is a book about love, loss and betrayal that I finished it one good sitting. It is for new adults and not young adults because it does deal with situations like drug use and sexual situations.

Chloe Sullivan hasn't had the best six months. Her parents have had a non-stop bickering session. She also  knows that the only reason why their making the effort to make one last trip to Sandy Shores is because of her. Chloe isn't sure she's going to make it through the summer, but when she runs into a drug-addicted boy in her childhood hangout, she knows that her vacation might be more interesting than she thought. 

This book is told from the POVs of Chloe and Logan; a drug-addicted boy who was kicked out by his parents for refusing to attend a rehabilitation program. When Chloe meets Logan she wants to help him overcome his addiction, but when the two learn more about each other and can't deny the attraction between them, Logan realises that loving Chloe could put her in serious danger. Logan's drug dealer, Big P, wants his money. And he will kill anyone who stands in his way.

I loved reading about Chloe and Logan's relationship that continued to develop through out the book. The two were two great characters with intriguing pasts. 

Last Summer surprised me in a very good way. I had never read any book that dealt with such a big situation like drug-use so it was great to try something new. It's a quick read and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys this genre, but please keep in mind that it is for NEW adults and not YOUNG adults. 

Last Summer is very well written. Confident and bold, Rogers does not hesitate to attack the plot with full force. I will definitely be checking out her YA series, which I believe is about werewolves, and her future novels.

Rebecca A. RogersAbout the Author:
Growing up, Rebecca pretended to be characters from books, movies, and TV shows (especially Xena). Now, though she doesn't run around her backyard and freak out the neighbors with Xena calls and invisible weapons, she still live inside her imagination, and it’s better than reality. An avid gamer, daydreamer, chocoholic, coffee addict, animal lover, and own way too many books and shoes.
Rebecca is giving away 5 copies of Last Summer on her blog HERE, so if your in desperate need to read the book, HERE IS YOUR CHANCE!

Here is the rest of the blog tour:

Monday, August 6
Tuesday, August 7
  Kelsey @ Enchanted Books
Wednesday, August 8
  Riya @ The Teen Book Guru
Thursday, August 9
  Candace @ Woven Myst (YA Magazine)
Friday, August 10
Saturday, August 11

Monday, August 13
  Ellen @ Always YA at Heart
Tuesday, August 14
Wednesday, August 15
  Melissa @ Harley Bear Book Blog
Thursday, August 16
Friday, August 17
  Donna @ Book Passion for Life
Saturday, August 18
  Brianne @ Memories Overtaking Me

Monday, August 20
Tuesday, August 21
  Hannah @ The Girl in a CafĂ©
Wednesday, August 22
  Ginger @ GReads
Thursday, August 23
Friday, August 24
Emma @ Belle Books
Saturday, August 25
  Kelly and Lisa @ Book Mark Belles

Monday, August 27
  Kara @ Kara Loves Reading
Tuesday, August 28
  Samantha @ Book Crazed Reviews
Wednesday, August 29
Friday, August 31
Laura @ What’s Hot

Make sure you check out Last Summer!
Sam :)

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