Last Chance Books by Kelsey Rodkey
Young Adult | Contemporary
Published by: Harper360YA
Release date: 18/05/2021
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I was sent a review copy by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This doesn’t affect my opinion.
Don’t you just love the smell of old books in the morning?
Madeline Moore does. Books & Moore, the musty bookstore her family has owned for generations, is where she feels most herself. Nothing is going to stop her from coming back after college to take over the store from her beloved aunt.
Nothing, that is—until a chain bookstore called Prologue opens across the street and threatens to shut them down.
Madeline sets out to demolish the competition, but Jasper, the guy who works over at Prologue, seems intent on ruining her life. Not only is he taking her customers, he has the unbelievable audacity to be… extremely cute.
But that doesn’t matter. Jasper is the enemy and he will be destroyed. After all—all’s fair in love and (book) wars.
I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this book. I mostly picked it up because its a book about books, which I love, but I wasn’t really expecting it to be anything amazing. Then Beth read it and was surprised by it, and it made me more excited to check it out.
I ended up also being quite surprised by it. It still wasn’t the most amazing thing I’ve ever read, but it was more mature than I was expecting, which definitely helped me enjoy it a lot more.
My favourite thing about this book was the bookshop setting. Books about books are some of my favourite books to read, and this one was especially bookish. For me, it really captured all the feels of being a book lover
I got so swept up in the romance in this book. It was so cute, and I really loved the whole enemies to lovers vibe.
There was a certain thing that happened towards the end (I won’t say what so that I don’t spoil it) that seems to happen in a lot of books and it annoys me every single time.
I don’t really have much else to say about this book. It was nothing amazing, but it was a fun and easy read, and I’m really glad I picked it up.