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Last Chance Books by Kelsey Rodkey

ark99's review against another edition

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3.0

~I received a copy from netgalley~
I really liked the premise of this book! I even recently watched "You've got mail" for the first time, so I can really see the inspiration there. Unfortunately it just didn't work for me. I really liked how passionate the main character is about her bookstore, she grew up with it, she had plans of running the bookstore later in life, but suddenly that gets de-railed with threats of closure. A lot of the plot just went a little too fast. Madeline meets Jasper, and they start the beginning of a romance thing, but almost INSTANTLY she discovers he's an "enemy", at least in her eyes. I feel like the author could have dragged it on just a little bit more with her not knowing, and I would have enjoyed her reaction to this new discovery a lot more. I also think the "pranks" that Madeline does is a bit too much, and of course one of those pranks ends up in another part of the plot I did not enjoy, nor did I think it was necessary. The part I do not think was necessary was the dramatic scene with the "accident". I kind of got confused when that even came up, it just seemed way too extreme for this story, and I really don't think it was necessary, and the climax of this book could've been written in a better way that didn't involve all of the dramatic stuff of that part of the book. Other than that I really liked the family dynamics, and how they developed throughout the book, as the dynamics develop, the whole wanting to save the bookstore plot goes along with it, as well. Overall, this was a decent book but it had quite a few issues that I couldn't really overlook.

_luxpins's review against another edition

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emotional funny lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

abywee's review against another edition

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2.0

Ok Madeline is kinda crazy. Like sure this cute guy works at the bookstore you hate. You don’t have to write his phone number on a sign or write on his car OR CHANGE THE PASSWORD OF HIS FAMILY BOOKSTORE’S COMPUTER. Like girl come on, I get that you’re desperate but chill out please. Jasper shouldn’t have changed the book order as well. Half the book is just Madeline freaking out about the store closing and her fighting with Jasper.

Madeline and Jasper’s relationship is…questionable. They find each other attractive but because their bookstores are rivals, they’re like “oh we can’t like each other and we’re gonna pull pranks on each other. Yes, great idea”.

egypt_nerd06's review against another edition

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funny hopeful lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

_sunflotheo28's review against another edition

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lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

2.0

sydneyisabellar's review against another edition

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emotional funny hopeful inspiring fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.0

withintheselines's review against another edition

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funny lighthearted sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

psembach's review against another edition

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1.0

DNF 

ala_08's review against another edition

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3.0

It’s more like 3.5 stars but still a bit closer to 3. It’s a pleasant read but at times lacks a good dynamic to hold it together. I’m not the biggest fan of the slightly open ending but nevertheless it wrapped up quite nicely

stillfindingmyway's review against another edition

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emotional funny lighthearted fast-paced

3.75

A cute palette cleanser and didn’t think this was a YA book going in. The MC’s are so cute together.