Welcome to the blog tour for The Last Summer by Brandy Bruce!
Brandy Bruce's book The Last Summer is the perfect beach
read. It is light and funny with a dose
of tears, pain, and laughter. I know
that probably does not sound like a great book to read this summer, but the characters
within this text are true to life. Bruce
captures the heartbeat of each individual throughout the difficulties of
growing up--singleness, marriage, break-ups, and children. This book touches so many topics that many
people will have faced during their younger years. Did you ever feel out of place--even in a
crowd? Were you ever the new person in a
group? Did you have to make friends
amongst those who had known each other a lifetime? These are the feelings Sara Witherspoon
initially faces as she is thrown into a new place with a new set of
people. Thankfully, there is a welcoming
crew among them, yet there will still be fear and uneasiness around a new
environment. Especially, when those new
surroundings include a cute guy.
However, Sara figures he is already taken by the woman sitting next to
him, yet Sara could never predict the hills and valleys her life would encounter next.
It is great to be part of a family--even when that family
is not blood related. That is what
Sara's friends are to her. Their tiny
groups is a family, and already they have seen each other through so much. Heartache, anger, love, and joy are just a
few of the emotions touched on in Sara's world.
The consistent events--vacations, dinners, wedding showers, coffee
dates--keep Sara and her friends open and honest in each other's presence. There is nothing they do not discuss amongst
each other, and at a moment's notice, anyone would be there for her--no matter
the hour of the day. Sara knows she is
blessed to be in this circle of friends, so why can't she be happy? Certain shocking moments that unknowingly
transpire cause her to unravel, and even though she tries to be supportive, she feels that part of
herself may disappear forever.
Luke's emotions seem to be quite conflicting these
days. Just when he feels he has the
world figured out, something or somebody new comes his way, and his whole world
gets turned upside down. He believed he
was in love, until another woman catches his eye. Of course, his friendships mean more to him
than anything, and he is careful to not take advantage or play with another
person's feelings. However, he finds
himself making some of the worst mistakes of his life. How did he get here, and how can he find the
exit from the mess he has made? So many
questions plague Luke daily, but he tries to keep his thoughts to
himself. But then there is the group. They discuss everything, and his buddies know
when something is up. Will he ever be
able to turn his life around and make it what is should be?
I read this book in a matter of days, because I was
intrigued from the first line to the last pages of this text. Sara definitely finds herself on a
roller-coaster, but throughout it, she finds peace and comfort from those
around there. There is always someone to
talk to and even yell out when she needs to vent her feelings. The guys and girls in Sara's group are real
and easy to connect with, because as the reader, you want life to go well for
them. You want there to be a
happily-ever-after for everyone in the family.
I recommend checking this book out--purchase it or download it to your
Kindle in order to take it on your next getaway--and then follow along on the
summer that changed Sara's life forever.
This review is
my honest opinion. Thanks to Reading
is My SuperPower for my copy.
About The Book
For twenty-something Sara Witherspoon and her group of friends, a perfect Southern summer includes lake house getaways, wedding planning, outdoor concerts, and a dash of romance. But for this unique gang of seven friends who love each other like family, this year, summer rolls in with a host of changes for everyone. When Sara’s longtime crush and closest friend, Luke, begins seriously dating another girl in the group, she’s forced into a situation of dealing with hurt and jealousy, while outwardly trying to support her friends. Throw an unexpected handsome pilot from North Carolina into the mix, as well as an old flame, and Sara’s life gets even more complicated. As time unfolds, Sara and the others are presented with the reality of what a season of change can do to close friends.
GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance
PUBLISHER: Bling! Romance
RELEASE DATE: June 9, 2017
About The Author
Brandy Bruce is a mother, a wife, a book editor, an author, and someone who seriously loves dessert. Originally from Texas, she now makes her home in Colorado with her husband and three children. She’s the author of Looks Like Love, The Romano Family Collection, and The Last Summer.
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