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Monday, March 21, 2011

Review: Welcome to Last Chance by Hope Ramsay

Welcome to Last Chance Publisher: Forever
ISBN: 0446576093
Pages: 368 pgs
Genre: Romance/Contemporary
Challenges-100+ Reading Challenge, Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge,
Buy this Book: Amazon, Powell's, Indiebound

Summary from publisher:
Dear Reader,

Yes, our town is way off the beaten path, but strange, wonderful miracles happen a lot around here.

I've owned the Cut 'n' Curl beauty shop for years, and I've seen folks come for a visit, then stay for a lifetime. Take Jane-that pretty firecracker of a girl who just arrived in town. I would swear she's running from something. She came with only five dollars in her pocket but she's worked real hard to make a fresh start. She's turned my son Clay's life upside down without even realizing it.

And thank goodness for that! Ever since Clay left his country western band, he's played everything too safe. He needs to take a chance on Jane. Besides, the more he tries to keep his distance, the more he'll realize that he and Jane are singing the same tune.

But I should quit ramblin' and go check on Millie's permanent wave. Next time you're in Last Chance, be sure to swing by. We've got hot rollers, free coffee, and the best gossip in town.

See you real soon,

Ruby Rhodes
My Review:
I love books about small towns perhaps because I grew up in such a big city. I do love a book about a good small town with a close-knit community.

I liked both Clay and Jane. They were clearly damaged by their pasts and were seeking some peace and solace in Last Chance. Both chose the wrong people in the past and were, understandably, not so willing to trust someone new. I really did empathize with the both of them. I loved the slow progression of their romance.  Not really drawn out but slow and steady. It was a very natural progression. I also loved the secondary characters. They were as well-drawn out and they definitely added some color to the story.

I must say that I liked this book quite a bit. I loved the progression of the romance, the secondary character and the small town feel. It all worked so well together. The one aspect of Welcome to Last Chance that I never really bought into was the legal storyline. I usually avoid books with any type of legal aspect. It’s just something that is usually a deal breaker for me unless it is really downplayed in the story. I was able to get past it because the rest of the novel was just so well done that it was easy to overlook the one part of the story that just did not work for me.

*A copy of this book was provided to me by the publisher for review.   My opinion is my own and has not been influenced in any way and any monies   made from associate or affiliate accounts are recycled back into the  blog.

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