Last Chance Summer
by 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?
“Still have that attitude, huh?”
“It’s a permanent feature,” I said. “You’ll get used to it. Besides, you were the one who made it a point to tell me I was incapable and undeserving of my position.”
“Which ended up being true, since you decided to spend your day out in the woods instead of actually doing something productive.” He eyed my face, unreadable. “Look, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but on top of all your other missing qualifications, you’re currently the only counselor who hasn’t set up her cabin. Congrats.”
“Are you kidding me?” I groaned.
“Nope,” he said. “That little adventure got you more behind than you already are.”
“It wasn’t an adventure. I was proving a point.”
“That you could get lost?” he said, grinning.
I scowled and nestled into the couch, ignoring the pair of hazel eyes staring at me from across the room. I could sleep now and move mountains in the morning. How’s that for an inspirational quote?
“You would have been better off staying with me. I could have helped you find the beds. I could have helped you find the bedding for the beds. Heck, I could have helped you get the place cleaned up and bug free, but no. You decided to lose yourself in the woods. Epic fail.”
I turned my head, narrowing my eyes at him. “You do realize you’re stuck with me, don’t you, and that a fail for me is a fail for cabin two?”
He smiled. “Oh, so now you want to be a team?”
“Isn’t that what we’re supposed to be?”
“It is,” he said. “Except I think we can both agree that this team is probably going to be far from fifty-fifty. I’m going to be the one loaded down with responsibilities. You’re going to be the one messing everything up and adding to that list of responsibilities. The writing is on the wall.”
I chuckled a little, biting back irritation sizzling in my blood. So confident. So fully mistaken on whom he was actually dealing with.
“All right,” I said, sitting straighter. “Let’s get one thing straight, Grant. I might be way out of my element here, but I don’t put up with crap from people back home and I’m not putting up with it from you. I appreciate that you came and rescued me from the forest, because yeah that was an idiot move on my part, but don’t get it twisted. It might take a minute, but I will get my footing here. When that happens, you had better get the hell out of my way or I’ll run you over. ’Kay?”
About the author:
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.a Rafflecopter giveaway