Sometimes life doesn’t go according to plan. My summer was planned from packing lists to trip itineraries. Or so I’d thought. It’s the night before my trip abroad, and my boyfriend Matt showed up at a party with another girl. The boyfriend I’m supposed to spend seven weeks with in Brazil. No way can I board that plane. With my trip tickets ripped up and the money down the drain, I owe my parents big-time. The only job hiring is Teed Off!, the driving range that just-so-happens to employ Matt’s trio of best friends. Matt’s friends don’t like my presence on their artificial turf, so pranking me becomes their second part-time job. They definitely don’t want me winning the bonus money our boss is offering for an idea to improve the business. By chance on a summer night, Matt’s head crony best friend Aidan is there for me when no one else is around. Turns out, he and Matt haven’t been close for a while. Aidan begins to see through to the real me—the me I’d kept from Matt to be the person I’ve always longed to be—popular with a boyfriend, all according to plan. As the summer unfolds, our secrets unravel. All Last Summer is a young adult summer job romance and the first book in the Love on Summer Break series.
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A refreshing and sweet story.
Lila is trying to be what everyone wants her to be. The perfect girlfriend, good girl daughter, doting best friend. But when her boyfriend cheats on her and then leaves for the summer everything changes. She gets a job working with his friends and starts to see she wasn’t the only one he wronged. When she connects with Aidan, suddenly she no longer has to pretend to be anyone but herself.
What I loved:
Lila is such a strong character. She has her weak moments but they’re so believable as part of her journey. She learns from everything and is figuring herself out, something Aidan lets her do. Each of the characters learns something about themselves. I loved how Matt’s friends knew what he’d done was wrong and didn’t try to protect him. They were all genuine people.
The writing is easy to following and engaging. It’s a one sitting read because you know there’s going to be a blow up near the end and just need to get to it, to know what happens. It has a very satisfying ending. A true karma type of story.
What was just okay:
There wasn’t anything I didn’t love.
Final verdict: A sweet and engaging story that’s hard to stop reading, with truly good characters and a well-written and believable plot.