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REVIEW: Last Chance Books by Kelsey Rodkey

Last Chance Books by Kelsey Rodkey follows young teenager Madeline Moore who has just recently graduated from high school. Madeline has grown up working her life at Books and Moore and plans to take it over when she comes back after college. Books and Moore is currently run by her maternal aunt, Astrid, who she also lives with but problems arise when a rival bookstore called Prologue, opens in the town centre. This detracts attention away from Books and Moore and so Madeline makes the rival bookstore her enemy. When Astrid announces that Books and Moore is closing due to financial difficulties, she makes it her mission to try and keep the bookstore alive and open. Whilst she is doing this, she runs into a very charming boy named Jasper. Now, we eventually find out that Jasper’s family runs a prologue much to the dismay of Madeline, but she can’t help but like him and his charisma. This leads to a prank war between the two which thus includes the stores to up the stakes a little. But will the store make it? Will Madeline and Jasper become a thing? This book explores the love and loss of something that you can hold precious to your heart which includes boys and books, a good favourite for anybody who enjoys the two.

This book is a light hearted young adult romance that will have your heart leaping for joy. It was exactly what I needed at the time when I picked it up, as I was falling into a reading slump and this did a great job of picking me up when I couldn’t get into a book. Young Adult romances are the best book to turn to for me when I’m getting into a reading slump so this was an absolutely enjoyable read.

Thank you to Harper 360 YA for sending this to me as an arc.

4 out of 5 stars.


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