Last Chance Summer
Publication date: May 26th, 2020
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
In Shannon Klare’s fun and sexy YA novel Last Chance Summer, a teen is shipped off to work as a counselor at a summer camp―only to butt heads with her co-counselor.
Alex is a sheriff’s daughter with a less than pristine reputation. When she’s caught drinking at a party by her dad’s deputy, she’s in deep trouble. With an already incriminating incident in her past, Alex’s parents ship her off to her aunt’s summer camp to work as a counselor.
What’s worse than spending your summer deep in the mosquito-infested woods of Texas?
Being paired with an obnoxious co-counselor who wants nothing to do with you.
Alex is determined to make the best of her summer, even if it means putting up with Grant, who has secrets of his own that he’s determined to protect. Can Alex and Grant put their egos to the side and find the bright side of a summer that neither of them signed up for?
He matched my pace, smelling like cedarwood-and-cypress-blended body wash. Looking good and smelling like this was unfair to the human population.“I see you opted out of sleeping in your cabin last night,” he said, grinning. “I think that’s a first for a counselor.”“According to you, I’m not like the other counselors,” I said, continuing to walk. “Besides, I was worried sleeping in that cabin would leave me as dead-hearted as you.”“Witty.”“I’m a fairly witty person,” I said, glancing at him. “It’s one of my most prominent personality traits. I’d say it ranks up there with spiteful and vindictive.”“Did you forget to include overdramatic in this list?” he said, grinning. “If I remember correctly, that was a pretty prominent personality trait.”“I haven’t had near enough caffeine needed to deal with you this early in the morning,” I said, stopping. “Get to the point and get on your way. I’m hungry.”“I just wanted to ask how your cabin cleanout went,” he said. “If you opted to spend the night in the counselor cabin, I’m guessing it didn’t happen. On a scale of one to Dallas Cowboy football, how bad was it?”“That’s a stupid analogy,” I said, rolling my eyes.“Give me a minute and I can think of a better one.”“Do we really have to chat, though? Can we not and just say we did?”“We could, but since we’re stuck with each other, communication isn’t exactly optional,” he said, taking off a Texas Tech lanyard hanging around his neck. “We have to talk. Let’s start with something small and easy to navigate.”He handed me the lanyard, then pulled a piece of paper from his pocket and handed it to me too.“Those are your counselor keys,” he said. “I figured you had nowhere to put them, so consider that a gift. Wreck ’em Tech.”“I need caffeine,” I said, eyeing a calendar that included Team Building Sessions 1–5, Group Therapy, and Yoga for the Soul. “Are these optional activities?”“Nope. That’s our preassigned schedule, courtesy of Loraine,” he said. “Check line three, on today. See the part where you’re scheduled for counselor prep from nine to twelve?”My stomach dropped.“That lovely line means you’re stuck with me for the better part of the morning,” Grant said. “That means I’m here for all your co-counselor needs.”“Where’s the nearest cliff?” I said, handing it back.“Just drink in the moment and reflect on how lucky you are to have me as a co-counselor,” he said, cramming the paper in his pocket.“I’d rather drink whiskey,” I said, shaking my head.
Shannon Klare is a writer, teacher, reality TV fanatic, and movie connoisseur. When she isn’t writing or daydreaming new plots, Shannon can be found frequenting Starbucks or hanging out with her family. SURVIVING ADAM MEADE is her debut novel.