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3.77  ·  Rating details ·  996 ratings  ·  78 reviews
All Chloe Sullivan wants to do is get through the summer. Her life has been in disarray for more than six months, and she knows the only reason her parents made one final trip to Sandy Shores is because of her. They are, after all, two seconds away from filing for divorce. When Chloe stumbles upon a boy in one of her childhood hangouts, she’s in for more than just a relaxi ...more
Paperback, 238 pages
Published July 18th 2012
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L
Aug 14, 2012 rated it did not like it
Oh brother! I don't think I was reading the same book as everyone else.
I don't even know where to start. The cover is really beautiful and the first few chapters were promising and then it all went down hill from there.
Chloe and her parents go to the same lake house every year for the summer, but this summer Chloe can see her parents deteriorating relationship and can tell this will be the last. Her mom is depressed and drinking knowing of her husband's infidelity and Chloe just needs to get ou
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Ashley - Book Labyrinth
Oct 17, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: new-adult, my-books, ebook
I feel like there are some authors whose books have fantastic concepts, and even pretty good characters, but their writing is poor: their sentences are choppy and their dialogue is unbelievable. With 'Last Summer' I feel like it was actually the opposite. The writing flowed well enough, and I was able to keep reading until the end despite my overall dislike of the book. My problem with 'Last Summer', I think, was the lack of emotion and a plausible plot.

Chloe and Logan both narrate this story fr
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Ellen
Aug 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: blog-tours
Wow. This book was so good. It deals with real life issues in an up front and honest way. Chole Sullivan has graduated from high school and is going to spend her last summer with her parents at her father's lake house. Before, this had been a place of fond memories and fun, but now, it is anything but that. Even though they haven't told her, Chloe knows her parents are on the verge of divorce and can't stand to be around each other. Chloe prepares herself for a long and unpleasant summer. When C ...more
Krissy P (Kris)
Jul 03, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Powerful, Compelling and Emotional - Great Story, September 2, 2012

Wow, I really enjoyed this book. This is the love story of Chloe and Logan and it's not all sunshine and roses, but it is beautiful, powerful, compelling and emotional. I was so enthralled by the story that I read it only a few hours. I just could not put it down.

Chloe Sullivan returns to her family's lake house for what will be her last summer. Her parents are on the verge of a divorce and her relationship and home with them se
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Hannah
Jul 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-adult
Let me begin by saying that Last Summer is not your average summer read. And it’s not YA either, so don’t expect any fluffiness. There’s a small warning attached here – Last Summer deals heavily with issues such a drugs and using, contains strong language and sexual situations including explicit sex and a near rape scene. For mature audiences only, rated 17+.
Last Summer is a raw and emotional read about a girl trying to come to terms with her parents’ divorce and her place in life, and a boy co
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Devon Ashley
Chloe Sullivan knew she was in for a craptastic summer. Her parents dragged her to their summer home for what she knew would be their last summer ever as a happy family. Cause seriously, Chloe ain't' blind; she knows divorce is on the way, no matter how hard her parents try to put up a friendly front. Depressing herself over lost friends and the betrayal of her father with some young bimbo, Chloe is tired of everything falling apart. So it's no wonder she gets it in her head to help a homeless t ...more
Sam
Last Summer is a book about love, loss and betrayal that I finished it one good sitting. It is for new adults and not young adults because it does deal with situations like drug use and sexual situations.

Chloe Sullivan hasn't had the best six months. Her parents have had a non-stop bickering session. She also knows that the only reason why their making the effort to make one last trip to Sandy Shores is because of her. Chloe isn't sure she's going to make it through the summer, but when she runs
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Donna
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 she 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 subjects such as drug abuse and a near-rape scene. Not only that, it's full of betrayal, he
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Amber
Jun 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: i-own, review
Last Summer was an amazingly written story that most can connect to in more ways than one. The passion and drama draws you in and once your hooked there's no putting this book down. I feel as if Last Summer really spoke to me, I really love it when I get a hold of a book that's soo good that certain parts stick in your head and you have to read them over and over again. Rebecca Rogers captured her characters and made them feel real, my heart really went out to the main characters involved. Last ...more
Krista Ashe
Aug 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-112-of-2012
Last Summer is an unexpected "summertime romance". Sure, it deals with heavy issues, but at the same time, the heart of the novel is first love--both for innocent Chloe and world weary Logan.

Rogers does a great job capturing the emotions felt by a child of divorce or impending divorce. It's a dark and desperate time for Chloe emotionally, and her world is rapidly changing. Throw in a former football star turned heroin addicted homeless boy, hit men, etc, and you've got a mixture for trouble.

Ch
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Brianne
Feb 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved Last Summer! It was wonderfully written, fast paced, and interesting. I read this in one sitting and wanted more! Chloe and Logan were fantastic characters and the chemistry was perfect. While there were "strong language, drug use, and sexual situations" it wasn't overly done, Rebecca A. Rogers added just the right amount. And I have to say that the passion between Chloe and Logan was very blush worthy!

Last Summer was fantastic. Definitely recommend to mature "new adults" and
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Kelli Maine
Jul 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Rebecca is a master of creating strong heroines and Last Summer is no exception! Logan meets his match in Chloe and finds he's not strong enough to push her away, finds he needs her, but she needs him too. A strong attraction between two people not willing to give up or give in makes this book worth every word!! Love it!
Laura Hartley
May 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
So they say never judge a book by it's cover, but if I'm perfectly honest the only reason I signed up for this book tour is because I was won over by the cover and the fact that this was deemed to be only suitable for '17+' (that kinda makes me sound like I'm into really kinky s*** but I'm not I swear!). This novel really surprised me and I'd even go so far as to say that this is one of the best YA books I've read in a while. The story is really shocking and thought-provoking and yet at the same ...more
Georgia
Last Summer was not what I expected. Don’t get me wrong, it was good, just not what I was expecting. The last couple of books I have read are all about drugs! Gosh. I didn’t actually realise this book was about drugs. Obviously, I didn’t read the blurb properly or something. This book was pretty good. *This book comes with a warning of strong language, drug use, sex and a near-rape scene*

Chloe doesn’t want to be in Sandy Shores. Her parents are going through a divorce and Sandy Shores has so man
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Sana
Apr 20, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2012
There are certain books that take from you as much as they give you. They drain you emotionally, drawing out your mentally weakened form and transforming your thoughts into fire, igniting a passion in you like no other. The passion to live life to its fullest. These are the books that make me think and think hard about what life has to offer to us. The possibilities are endless. Last Summer is such a book.

Last Summer began with a glum feel to it, a resentment boiling inside Chloe for the way her
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Emma (BelleBooks)
Aug 23, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Originally Published at: http://www.bellebooksx.blogspot.com

First of all I want to say a massive thank you to Rebecca for sending me a copy of this book to review. It seems to be the book that has lifted me out of my summer reading slump, yay!

Last Summer is by no means a typical YA romance. It is fresh, edgy, raw and I loved it!
Chloe is spending summer with her parents at their summer house, she knows this will probably be the last summer they spend together as a family and she is determined to
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Kelsey
Jul 30, 2012 rated it liked it
This was probably the quickest book I've ever read. It took me just over four hours, which is extremley quick for me. But I must say I enjoyed those four hours quickly taking in everything that went on.


This book is based around drugs. Which I'm not used to reading much of. But when I do read books that use this topic I always like to see how its played out. You have the main character Chloe who happens to be going back to her lake house for the summer with her parents who cannot stand each othe
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Ginger at GReadsBooks.com
Review originally posted at GReads: http://www.greadsbooks.com/2012/08/la...


INTENSE is the word that came to mind once I finished this novel by Rebecca Rogers. From the first encounter that Chloe and Logan have, to the hot-steamy love scene; there is tons of intensity. I am always a fan of "summer books" and that is what grabbed my attention first when I came across this novel. Factor in two characters, living opposite lives, yet colliding in an unexpected way and you've created a delicious stor
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A. Bookzilla.
Oct 20, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this. It should have been longer.

Rebecca A. Rogers has a great way with words. The chemistry between Chloe and Logan is obvious and their dialogue flows naturally. Not once was I bored or skimmed over.

Chloe is a great character. She doesn't play games with Logan, I think he needed her attitude to snap out of his pathetic non-existence. I felt for her dealing with her family situation. She's not exactly a child, but something like that always takes its toll on a person, no matter the age.
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Floe (TheRandomFlo)
I WAS SO SLEEPY 'CAUSE I CAN'T PUT THIS BOOK DOWN AND I POSTED THIS REVIEW ON ANOTHER BOOK. SEE WHAT THIS BOOK HAS DONE TO ME?

Here's my review....


It's too good to be true.

Logan Andrews determined to leave the past behind and claim his family back. In order for him to come back to his family he had to change and the only person that can help him is Chloe. Chloe Sullivan is going through a rough time with her family. Her parents are having a divorce and she knows it'll be her last summer in the La
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MJ
Dec 24, 2015 rated it it was ok
Tenía muchísimas ganas de leer este libro desde hacía meses, pero me he llevado una decepción... No esperaba una obra de arte, pero tampoco lo que he encontrado.

Es cierto que la trama de los traficantes me ha gustado, y por eso no le he puesto una sola estrella, pero el resto no hay por dónde cogerlo.

Para empezar me cuesta creer que una persona adicta a la heroína solo necesite unas semanas para superarlo. Además, no he conseguido creerme ese instalove tan forzado. Creo que por primera vez, una
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♥ Sarah
Nov 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
Last Summer was like a romanticized mix of Intervention and The Basketball Diaries. I expected a darker telling of the effects of drug abuse, but the "coming-down" or withdrawal period was heavily downplayed. Also, the book doesn't delve deep into one particular aspect, like drug abuse, domestic abuse, divorce, or love. However, all of those factors are blended together, weaving a compelling and heartwarming tale, of second chances and redemption, through Chloe and Logan’s journey together.

Both
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Jenna
Feb 11, 2012 rated it liked it
Review also found in: Coffee, Books and Me


A bit emotional but equally nice and has a deeply rooted story. I was honestly surprised that this was a New Adult book. All the while I thought it was YA,lol, then a certain scene suddenly looms in and I was oh so surprised by it, Plus, the drug and abuse content made the novel heavier and more mature, thus this is not for the younger audiences. I have had this copy for many months already, and for some twist of fate (this is the only other book I haven
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HebaH
Dec 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Rebecca Rogers gets real in her first New Adult novel, Last Summer. The plot is deep and the characters undeniably amazing; readers will enjoy every passing moment of reading!

Last Summer is a mature young adult read that touches on drug addiction and its inevitable effects on the abuser and surrounding family and friends. Logan is homeless and almost unwilling to change the path he’s on. Fortunately, Chloe is stubborn and willing to put every bone into pulling Logan through his dark phase and ge
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Emily Blake
*A copy was provided by Rebecca A. Rogers for review purposes*

I can safely say that I have never read a book like this before. What with the main characters’ issues and the story line and the setting, it’s in a class of its own.

From page one, I couldn’t put down this book. It was exciting, fast-paced, and interesting, and the writing was bordering on really good. It’s kind of an inspirational story, what with Chloe helping Taylor deal with his addiction. I loved how the point-of-view kept switch
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Trini
Apr 16, 2012 rated it liked it
This book deals with real life complicated issues and that is one thing I can never get enough of. Edgy, dramatic, and passionate are three words I would use to describe this book.

In Last Summer you get to see a powerful story through the eyes of Chloe Sullivan and Logan Andrews. Chloe is young woman who is spending her last summer at her fathers lake house with her parent who are essentially at the end of their relationship. On one of her runs she finds Logan in an abandoned cottage that she u
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Abby
Aug 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Definitely a warning to anyone underage... This book is not for you, wait a couple years then definitely read it because it is fantastic!!

Now that is taken care of, this book went way beyond what I expected. It floored me that much. Chloe is so real. My parents divorced when I was 12, and then my mom divorced her second husband when I was 19. He was physically and emotionally abusive, cruel, a drug addict and an alcoholic. I really connected with Chloe which I guess is what made this story so re
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Lisa
Aug 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was excited about reading this book after reading the book blurb.Although I must admit I am naive when it comes to the drug world, Rebecca did a great job at portraying the drug world. As I have already said I am naive when it comes to drugs so I was dubious about how quick a drug addict can recover but Rebecca addresses this issue in her own review and I think she did a great job of showing Logan' struggles.

What I loved about this book was how the story was told from Chloe and Logan' point of
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Harman
Jul 20, 2012 rated it liked it
This book was so good! I would have gave this book a 5 and i desperately wanted to. When I first read the synopsis of this book I was frantic trying to find it so I could read it and give it a 5. it didn't happen. The book was amazing but not 5 material. the beginning just went too fast and that totally threw the rest of the book off for me. Otherwise this book would have gotten a 5. Good lord, I think I am going to be stalking this author...or maybe not. I loved Logan! he was sooooo amazing, as ...more
Alyssa Hartigan
Mar 02, 2014 rated it it was ok
At the beginning this book seemed like it was going to be an interesting read. However, as I got further into the book it turned out to be very cliche and unrealistic. The whole story seemed unrealistic from fixing her parents marriage to helping a heroine addict break his addiction it all seemed fake. For me, I really seem to enjoy books with more emotion and real life problems rather than these. Overall wasnt a good book for me.
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