Book Review-Welcome To Last Chance by Hope Ramsay

Book Review-Welcome To Last Chance by Hope Ramsay

Book Review-Welcome To Last Chance by Hope RamsayWelcome to Last Chance by Hope Ramsay
Series: Last Chance #1
Published by Grand Central Publishing on March 1st 2011
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Small Town
Pages: 332
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
ISBN: 0446576093
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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

After wanting to read this author for quite a while, I was happy to discover that the first book of this series was on the shelf at the local library and I grabbed it up, without even looking at the blurb. Yep, I just knew I needed to read this author and I was NOT dissapointed. This book was simply wonderful. I loved everything about it. And boy did it make me laugh so very hard, and I wasn’t expecting it to be so funny, but it really was. So let me tell you what I really loved about this first book of the Last Chance Series.

Our heroine, Jane, is on the run from some dangerous people, and also from the secrets of her past. She arrives in Last Chance, with only five dollars to her name and runs into our hero Clay, a sexy singer who has recently come home trying to build a new life when his efforts of building his dreams didn’t work out as he planned. Jane and Clay share a passionate night, but Clay doesn’t want to let Jane go, even though another part of him tries to help her leave town because he knows there isn’t anything for her here. He knows she is hiding something, and that she is one step away from living on the street. Jane is determined to stay in town even though Clay doesn’t understand why she would want to.

“Look girl, will you wake up? We’re sitting on a flat piece of land that’s a few feet above sea level. Hurricane Jane may be a hundred miles away, but it’s supposed to drop something like fifteen inches of rain on us today. Before the day is out, we’ll lose power, half the roads will get washed out, and there will be trees down all over town. No one is going to be conducting interviews today”

“You really are a glass is half empty kind of person aren’t you?”

He closed his eyes, took a deep breath and let it out. “Well,” he said, opening his eyes again and speaking as if she was mentally slow or something “I realize you like to think positively, but..” His voice rose in pitch “A hurricane is a frigging natural disaster.”

This story is a endearing, sweet and fascinating story that really pulled me in pretty quickly. I really loved pretty much everything about this book. The characters are just charming, and not just the main characters. We have some entertaining side characters that just made me want to buy the rest of the books in the series, because they were unique and different. They added magic to this story, and their personalities and humor just fit right with the setting and theme that this author is setting up for the series. The romance that builds between Clay and Jane is magical here. At first it starts as a fling, but then it turns quickly into something deeper between them. I really liked seeing the intimacy build slowly between them.  The story overall is a book that pulls you in, makes you laugh and smile, it makes you ponder and think and will make you want to only read more of this mysterious town of Last Chance.

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About Hope Ramsay

Hope Ramsay was born in New York and grew up on the North Shore of Long Island, but every summer Momma would pack her off under the care of Aunt Annie to go visiting with relatives in the midlands of South Carolina. Her extended family includes its share of colorful aunts and uncles, as well as cousins by the dozens, who provide the fodder for the characters you’ll find in Last Chance, South Carolina. Hope earned a BA in Political Science from the University of Buffalo, and has had various jobs working as a Congressional aide, a lobbyist, a public relations consultant, and a meeting planner. She’s a two-time finalist in the Golden Heart, and is married to a good ol’ Georgia boy who resembles every single one of her heroes. She has two grown children and a couple of demanding lap cats. She lives in Fairfax, Virginia where you can often find her on the back deck, picking on her thirty-five-year-old Martin guitar.

10 thoughts on “Book Review-Welcome To Last Chance by Hope Ramsay

  1. Lovely review! I’ve read several books in this series and they’re all entertaining in their own way. Like you, I fall for the characters–all of them–and love that Hope Ramsay adds nice bits of humor into the stories as well. Glad you had fun with this book!

  2. I really love these covers! It sounds like a lovely story too. I’m going to check to see if my library has ebook of these books!

  3. Oh cool! Glad you loved it. I started reading this series with book five and need to go back for the first four. They are so down home and sweet.

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