Monday, July 13, 2020

Last Chance Summer by Shannon Klare ~ Excerpt & Giveaway

Last Chance Summer
Shannon Klare
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?

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I let out a long sigh, irritation bubbling. “Look,” I said. “I’ve had a day full of scrubbing that side of the cabin and I’m literally a handful of comforters away from being prepped for campers. Give me my sheets and quit being difficult.”

“Nope,” he said, shaking his head. “First you need to squeeze in the mandatory CPR training and get the other necessary credentials you were supposed to have before you came out here.”

“Are you kidding?” I said, pinching the bridge of my nose. “We were making such great progress and now you want to swoop in and wreck it?”

“What?” he said. “You might have pulled your cabin together, but you’ve still got a million other things to do before you’re actually ready for campers. I’m just being a realist.”

“No, you’re being a jerk!” I said, throwing up my hands.

“I’m not being a jerk,” he said, hurrying after me. “You’re being sensitive again.”

“Sensitive?!” I turned on him, eyeing his smug expression with clenched fists. “I literally came here for bedding and all I got was another go-around with you. For crying out loud, you can’t even have one conversation with me without being negative. I’m untrained. I get it. I’m incapable. I get it. But I’m here to stay. Get over it!”

I hurried down the steps, landing on the dirt with a thud. If he couldn’t even help me with bedding, how on earth was he supposed to help me with campers?

“Why are you running?” he said, dirt crunching beneath his feet.

“Because every time I’m around you, you find a new way to annoy the hell out of me.”

He slid in front of me as I passed cabin one, blocking my path.

“Get out of my way,” I said, trying to dodge him.

“I feel like you’re blowing this way out of proportion,” he said, blocking me again.

I stopped, glaring at two burning hazel eyes as they watched me beneath the brim of his cap. Gorgeous, despite his personality flaws, but trying to deal with someone as hotheaded and stubborn as Grant wasn’t worth it. I had money on the line. He had nothing.

“You can get out of my way, or I’ll get you out of my way,” I said.


“Get. Out. Of. My. Way.”

“Here we go again,” he said, letting me pass.


Author Bio:

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.

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  1. The excerpt makes me want to read this book even more than I did before.

  2. Thanks for hosting today, Val!

  3. Love it.

  4. Sounds like a good summer read, love the cover!

  5. Enjoyed the post, sounds good!

  6. I like the excerpt and really enjoy stories about people butting heads.

  7. I'm not really a YA reader but I would definitely put it in my classroom I think it is something they would read.

  8. This book looks very interesting. Thanks for sharing!