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Last Summer

4.60  ·  Rating details ·  196 ratings  ·  163 reviews
From the Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Everything series comes a new novel of love, lies, and deceit.

Lifestyle journalist Ella Skye remembers every celebrity she interviewed, every politician she charmed between the sheets, and every socialite who eyed her with envy. The chance meeting with her husband, Damien; their rapid free fall into l
Kindle Edition, 297 pages
Expected publication: July 9th 2019 by Lake Union Publishing
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Oct 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
I am ecstatic to bring you my next project, LAST SUMMER. Thank you for adding my book to your Goodreads shelf. And when it comes up on your to-be-read pile of books, thank you for reading. I can’t wait for you to discover what my next protagonist, Ella Skye, has in store for you. Enjoy! Kerry xo

PS: LAST SUMMER is a stand-alone book, and not part of a series. It’s my first stand-alone since ALL THE BREAKING WAVES. I’ve been told by several early readers that LAST SUMMER is compulsively readable,
Chelsea Humphrey
This was steamy, suspenseful, and had an ending I definitely didn't see coming! Full review to come.

*Many thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy.
Erin Clemence
Feb 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, first-reads
Special thanks to the author, the publisher and NetGalley for a free, electronic ARC of this novel received in exchange for an honest review.

Ella Skye is a journalist and has spent her life keeping, sharing and spilling secrets. After a few years of torrid affairs with her celebrity clients, Ella settles down and marries entrepreneur Damien, and the two begin a relatively quiet life together. When Ella wakes up in a hospital room after a tragic car accident and is told of the baby she had mis
Mar 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a stunner!!!
Susan's Reviews
Apr 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My thanks to the author, the publisher and NetGalley for an ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

LAST SUMMER twists and turns and leaves you with a dropped jaw at the end of your reading journey.. The story opens with Ella Skye conducting an interview with a famous actress, who reveals that she knows the secret to erasing your sorrowful past memories. Right away, I was on the alert when, in the next chapter, I read that Ella has lost not only her memory, but a baby as well. Damien
May 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
Coming off a wildly successful series, Kerry Lonsdale is back with her first stand-alone since the conclusion of the Everything series and she is back with a vengeance!

When Ella wakes up in the emergency room following a car accident and having suffered a miscarriage with absolutely no memories of ever being pregnant, she is desperate to piece together the gaps in her mind, but nothing is as it seems - not her marriage, her friendships and her career - including a piece on a famous outdoorsman
Apr 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’ve had this book to preview since February and got right into reading it. I,was only able to get to a few chapters done and then life got in the way and I had to set it aside. Going forward to April and I finally got the chance to start reading again and I finished this absolutely, awesome book in two days. This is Kerry Lonsdale’s first stand-alone book since finishing the “Everything” series and Kerry just keeps getting better and better!
This unputtdownable page-tuner had a plot twist that
Lisa Aiello
Mar 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: womens-fiction
Great googly moogly. That was such an amazing trip I just took. Come closer. I am going to admit something here. Generally, I know what I'm going to rate a book before I even finish it. A bit short-sighted, but whatever. They're my ratings to do with what I like. With this one, I loved the story, I loved the writing, I loved the characters, but something was bothering the heck out of me. And it was fact that this woman rightfully had so many questions, and she let all the people who could give h ...more
Mar 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: chick-lit, 2019, netgalley
Ella wakes up in the hospital not being able to remember the car accident that cost her the life of her unborn baby, in fact, she can’t remember being pregnant at all. She tries to figure out the missing parts of her memory and she discovers secrets, lies, and betrayals along the way. The story kept my interest the whole time, I found the characters intriguing and I did not predict some of the turns and twists in the story. I could not put the book down, I was curious to see how it would end. Th ...more
Susan Peterson
Mar 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When Ella Skye wakes up in her hospital room, she doesn’t remember the accident that caused her to lose her baby—-in fact, she doesn’t remember being pregnant at all. This is the premise for Last Summer, an unputdownable, entertaining, and tantalizing book. Not only was I caught up in the twisty-turny suspense in this story, I was emotionally invested in the characters and the fact that love and pain were the catalyst for their intricate web of lies and deceit. I found myself conflicted about th ...more
Barbara White
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was fortunate enough to read an early version of this manuscript. It is, without doubt, my favorite of Kerry's books: a rip-roaring adrenaline rush from the first page to the last. You don't know who to believe as the story--and hot sex scenes--unfolds with red herrings and whip-lash twists and turns which, although unexpected, make perfect sense. I have no doubt there will be comparisons to GONE GIRL, especially given the characters' personalities, but the story is not quite what you think it ...more
Heather Fineisen
May 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Lonsdale is a favorite on Amazon and understandably so. Women's fiction with a twist. I loved the characters, even the ones who turnout to be ridiculously flawed. If you could willfully erase certain memories, would you? is a prevailing theme as well as the notion of honesty in a relationship. An enjoyable quick read with a surprise ending.

Copy provided by the Publisher and NetGalley
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

There is no better feeling then when I close a book and find myself unable to wipe the ear to ear grin from my face. Last Summer pushed me out of me comfort zone and took me on a twisty turning road, depositing me at a destination I didn't expect or suspect existed. Bravo Kerry Lonsdale! I was intrigued from page one and invested the whole way through.

Last Summer is combination of women's fiction, domestic suspense and psychological thriller with a dollop of romance. I highly recommend
Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Don't start reading this wonderful new book by Kerry Lonsdale if you have things to do - like cooking a meal or going to sleep. I guarantee that you won't be able to put it down until the end. It's another page turner of a book that has twists and turns throughout that will keep you guessing until the end.

Ella, a magazine lifestyle journalist, wakes up in the hospital with her husband Damien at her side. She doesn't remember the accident that brought her to the hospital and worse yet, doesn't re
Deborah Blanchard
This book just blew my mind! Filled with lies and deceit. Ella is in the hospital, she's lost her baby, but remembers nothing since last summer, not even the child she was carrying. What is happening? This book takes you on a roller coaster ride to find the truth. The characters are intricately woven and believable. The plot is so well crafted and your mouth will be left hanging open the last few chapters. My heart was pounding and I couldn't believe what I was reading. What an incredible storyl ...more
Karen Porto Davis
Wow! Another awesome book by Kerry Lonsdale. I was very fortunate to receive an advanced copy.

From the beginning of the book, I was drawn in and hooked. The characters were intriguing and the storyline kept me guessing.

I simply could not put this book down until the end. And what an end!

When this one hits the shelves, get it! You can thank me later.
Tanja ~ T's Book ~ KT Book Reviews
This is one of those books that scare me when trying to write a review. I on’t want to spoil anything. Pretty much every review i’ve read on it thus far starts out with a recap of the synopsis, so I’m going to forgo that entirely and ask this…

Do you like a mystery? Do you love the unpredictable? Do you need some suspense and a good side of intrigue in you escapism? Well then, GET THE BOOK! Stop reading reviews and start reading Last Summer. You won’t be disappointed.

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Carol Boyer
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow!!! This book is incredible, so fascinating, it is unputdownable with twists that top one another till you don't know who or what to believe. When Ella wakes up in the hospital after a tragic car accident, she doesn't remember being pregnant or losing her son, and as she questions her husband, Damien, she is frustrated with his responses. She finds there are many things unknown that seems like she must have known and she is desperate to find out why. When Ella recuperates enough to return to ...more
Lesley Kay
Mar 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
YOU GUYS. One of my favorite authors, Kerry Lonsdale, was nice enough to let me have an ARC of her upcoming release, “Last Summer”. I cannot even tell you how excited this made me, as I have read (and loved) all of Kerry’s other books. If you haven’t read them, please go do so immediately. I’ll wait. And since we are still in the full swing of winter doldrums, this steamy beach read is a welcome distraction from the temperatures...

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Agnes (BeaderBubbe)
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley, five-stars
Ella Skye is a journalist for a magazine but when she is assigned to interview Nathan Donovan she didnt think things would become devastating to her. The story starts with her waking up in a hospital finding out she has lost her baby and having no recollection of ever being pregnant.

In order to unravel the mystery of her memory loss she backtracks to her interviews with Donovan only to find secrets that she never should have unfolded.

This book was one that I had a hard time putting down and stay
Feb 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I wish I could give this book more than 5 stars!

I received the ARC of this book and pre-purchased a copy. I have read all of Kerry Lonsdale’s books and I think she is a gifted, wonderful author. This book is another gem to add to her collection.

As I was reading the book, I thought I had the plot of the book figured out (turned out to be not true!). That was okay to me, since I usually am in this position to guess the outcome when I read the types of books that I do (Women’s Fiction, Romance). I
Carla Suto
Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
LAST SUMMER by Kerry Lonsdale is an action-packed and riveting thriller that hooked me from the first pages and never let go. Once I started reading, it was impossible to put down. The unique and intriguing story line and the complex characters kept me guessing right up until the shocking ending. Just when I thought I had it figured out, the plot took unexpected twists and turns I could never have anticipated. I don’t want to say much about the story because part of the beauty of this book for m ...more
Rochelle Weinstein
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lonsdale, fresh off her popular Everything series, shines with her page-turning stand-alone Last Summer. Readers will immediately be drawn into the story of Ella Skye, a journalist who finds herself hospitalized with short-term memory loss. Suddenly, nothing is as it seems. Not her marriage and not the man she's been interviewing. As she tries to piece together the chunk of time seemingly lost to her, the reader is taken on an exhilarating (and sexy) journey with a surprise twist you won't see c ...more
Cat Jones
Feb 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Title: Last Summer
Author: Kerry Lonsdale
Format: Kindle epub
Tissue warning: no?
Narrative: Third person, following Ella
My reviewer rating: 3.5 out of 5
Published: 2019-07-09
Preorder through Amazon:

Thank you, Netgalley and Lake Union Publishing, for the free e-copy of Last Summer in exchange for my honest-to-goodness review.

Kerry has done it again, y'all. If there's one thing that she's good at, it's taking the reader on a ride of "what the hell?" and "please
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5* Intriguing Stars

I am a huge fan of Kerry Lonsdale’s writing and I was beyond excited to receive her latest novel, Last Summer.

This book did not disappoint. Once you start the story you will not want to put it down!

The story revolves around Ella Skye, who is a lifestyle journalist, and has recently lost her memory as well as her unborn child after being involved in a car accident. Ella is determined to regain her memory, as she has no recollection of being pregnant or being involved in the a
Mar 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I want to thank Author Kerry Lonsdale, Netgalley & Lake Union Publishing for the arc of this novel.

Wow, I really don't even know where to start. Rarely does a book catch me off guard, I usually have the ending figured out before I'm done with the book. Honestly I thought I had with this one too, but boy was I wrong! This book kept me so interested I couldn't put it down. This was one of those books that I was up until the wee hours of the morning because I had to know how it ended. It did NO
Michelle Bolton
Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I received an ARC of Last Summer and this is my honest review.

Last Summer had me hooked at the prologue and I couldn't wait to see how the story would unfold. Ella Skye is a lifestyle journalist who has charmed many of her clients. She meets her husband Damien Russell in a chance encounter and they quickly fall head over heels for each other. Fast forward a few years and Ella has been in a tragic accident where she loses her baby. The problem is she has no memory of the accident or even being pr
Roxana Garcia
Mar 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Last Summer took me on a whirlwind journey that I'm still reeling from! This story was masterfully weaved together with the perfect amount of suspense, mystery, drama and romance. Ella Skye has an amazing job and life with her handsome, successful and dedicated husband Damien Russell until the day she wakes up in the hospital with part of her memory gone. Her selective memory loss includes an accident which caused her to lose a pregnancy that she can't remember. Pieces of the past she's forgotte ...more
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was given a chance to read this book in exchange for an honest review. Let me start by saying I am not a stranger to Kerry's books. I love how she puts things out there that make you think about what you are reading and not figure out the ending in the first chapter. When I started reading this book it had me from the first page. Ella and Damien are captivating! They have a solid relationship and seem like the perfect couple. Then comes Nathan! I won't spoil anything in this book, but I will n ...more
Terren  Hoeksema
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This isn't my first Kerry Lonsdale novel, nor do I doubt it will be my last. Like it's predecessors Last Summer was a riveting novel that kept me on my toes from page one. Psychological twists and turns, love, suspense all thrown into a masterly crafted work of literature. Ella faces memory loss after a terrible accident that leaves her without a child, Damien, her husband is by her side through it all. Both partners are high profile in their own rights, he owns a cybersecurity firm, she a free ...more
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Amazon Charts, Wall Street Journal, and #1 Amazon Kindle bestselling author Kerry Lonsdale writes standalone and series based emotionally charged domestic drama, family suspense, and women’s fiction. Her books are sold worldwide in more than 28 countries and are being translated into 24 languages (and counting). Co-founder of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association, an international organization t ...more
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