Monday 27 August 2012

My review of Last Summer

Last Summer by Rebecca A. Rogers
Release Date: July 18th, 2012
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Last SummerAll 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? 

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.

- A big thanks to Rebecca A. Rogers for providing me with a review copy!


  1. I'm really happy that you enjoyed this! this book has been on my TBR for a while, but I haven't been that excited for it. I definitely am now! Thank you for sharing!

  2. I've heard awesome things about it, and I like darker characters so it's perfect;)

    Thank you:)

  3. I've not heard of this before but it sounds good, although I'm tending to shy away from romance books at the moment, I've had an overdose! ;) x

  4. Sounds like an interesting book based on the 2 points of view. I'll add it to my list. Thanks!

  5. This sounds really good even though I don't normally read contemporaries. I'll give it a go. :)

  6. I'm reading recently a lots of contemporary books, so I think I'm gonna check this one out too. It sounds great and interesting story.

  7. I have added this to my to-read list as it sounds really interesting! Thank you for a great review. x

  8. This sounds like an incredibly intense, emotionally driven novel. Depending on how this subject matter is handled it could be a great book. Thanks for your review!