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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Book Review and ARC #Giveaway: Last Chance Book Club by Hope Ramsay

This is another warm romance with saucy, Southern charm.
Last Chance Book Club
by Hope Ramsay
  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Forever (March 26, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1455522295
  • ISBN-13: 978-1455522293
Genre: Contemporary Romance
My Rating: 4.5 of 5.0

Book Description
Publication Date: March 26, 2013
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.

Savannah inherited a run down movie theater in downtown Last Chance. She leaves behind her ex-husband and controlling, society conscious ex-mother-in-law, and returns, with her 12 year old son, Todd, to restore the theater.  Savannah spent her summers growing up in the small town and thinks to find a new chance there. She is surprised to find her girlhood nemesis, Dash, is living with her Aunt. Dash was another family ‘orphan’ vying for time with the grandparents and Aunt and Uncle, and she remembers him as the bully who put snakes in her bed.

Savannah has been belittled and challenged by her mother and mother-in-law and now she is determined to make it on her own.  The ladies' book club, which is also a knitting center and general support group, welcome Savannah with enthusiasm. The ladies think the theater renovation is a great project to encourage downtown redevelopment. They can get the funds for the renovation but they have to find a creative way to present it to Savannah who is reluctant to accept help.

Dash was a reckless youth and had a promising start and rising career in baseball. Unfortunately a wild evening ended his career and reputation. He returned to Last Chance to seek a quieter life where he could concentrate on his own recovery and help out his Aunt and Uncle. He remembers Savannah as a selfish ‘princess’ and a brat even if she has grown into a desirable woman.

Dash can relate to Todd and the young boy’s desire for a father who doesn’t care about him. Dash slowly begins to help Todd see his worth but to help Savannah he knows he has to turn her feelings around. Matters become more complicated as the theater restoration is sabotaged and threats of improper behavior are brought against Dash.

Savannah and Dash repel each other like magnets turned the wrong way until they are flipped and realize they can’t resist the draw. The romance is saucy, sizzling and warm. I was captivated by the conflict and tension between these characters and kept reading to see how it resolved.

I enjoy the warmth of the supportive people in Last Chance and enjoy the visits with characters from prior books. This is a sweet town with loyal friends and hot-blooded romances. This is a fun series and this is one more captivating installment.

I received this book from Forever/Hachette for an honest review.
Set in South Carolina for my 2013 Where Are You Reading Challenge.


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  1. I learned that Hope is from New York but spent her summers in South Carolina with her aunts.

    griperang at emabarqmail dot com

  2. I find that it's interesting that she lives in Virginia which is where I live. :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Taken right from her site I learned that "Hope earned a BA in Political Science from the University of Buffalo, and has had various jobs working as a Congressional aide, a lobbyist, a public relations consultant, and a meeting planner."
    I've only read two of her books but I love the characters in this series. Thanks for the chance.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  4. I found it interesting that Hope worked as a Congressional aide. What a fun job.


  5. She’s a two-time finalist in the Golden Heart

  6. I like that she writes series set in small towns
    msboatgal at

  7. You don't need to enter me; I've read it and loved it.

  8. What a great story! I haven't read this series yet, but I will definitely be putting it on my TBR list. On the author's website under Extras, I found a free copy of Eat, Read, Love: Romance & Recipes from the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood.

  9. This series sounds great!

    I learned that Hope likes to knit and play guitar!

  10. I love this series and how cool to learn she works as a congressional aid!

  11. Hope earned a BA in Political Science from the University of Buffalo, and has had jobs working as a Congressional aide, a lobbyist, a public relations consultant, and a meeting planner

    tiramisu392 (at)

  12. I like that she likes to sit out on her back deck and pick on her thirty-five-year-old Martin guitar!


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