Release Date: August 2nd, 2012
Finished Date: August 14th, 2012
Publishers: Simon & Schuster
Source: For Review
WARNING: This book contains strong language, drug use, and sexual situations, including an explicit sex scene and a near-rape scene. Mature audiences only. 17+
The Review: I'm a big fan of Rebecca A. Rogers work so when I found out she was trying her hand at a mature contemporary romance story, I was sold straight away. I love this genre so I was excited to see where Rebecca took her story, and let's just say it doesn't disappoint.
I won't re-cap the blurb because it says all you really need to know but I will say Logan's and Chloe's story is a difficult one. It touches on subject such as drug abuse and a near-rape scene, not only that it's full of betrayal, heartache and loss but also love, hope and journey of self-discovery. Now because we get the story told from alternative point's of view, you really feel the force of what each character is going through. Chloe's parents are going through a divorce and Logan is a drug addict. Logan's story was so much worse than Chloe's because of his addiction and honestly, it wasn't pretty. I thought Rebecca did a very good job of portraying his addiction but also trying to get him to fix his life. Now Chloe's, I liked her story, I didn't think the whole Dad drama was necessary but I still enjoyed it.
I enjoyed the character's when they were together. They bought out their good qualities when they were together and their relationship is full of hope. It was nice to see a couple that had so many problems come together.
Overall, Last Summer was a good read. I's full of drama and heart-breaking scenes and it really ticked all the right boxes for me. A must read!