Title // The Last Time We Were Up
Author // Leah Konen
Pages // 368 pages
Publisher // Katherine Tegan Books
Series // None
Release Date // May 2016
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A passionate summer love story about a girl, her childhood best friend recently released from juvie, and the small-town lies that have kept them apart. A teen romance debut with a dark edge.
Liz Grant is about to have the summer of her life. She and her friend MacKenzie are getting invited to all the best parties, and with any luck, Innis Taylor, the most gorgeous guy in Bonneville, will be her boyfriend before the Fourth of July.
Jason Sullivan wasn’t supposed to come back from juvie. A million years ago, he was her best friend, but that was before he ditched her for a different crowd. Before he attacked Innis’s older brother, leaving Skip’s face burned and their town in shock.
Liz always found it hard to believe what they said about Jason, but all of Bonneville thinks he’s dangerous. If word gets out she’s seeing him, she could lose everything. But what if there’s more to that horrible night than she knows? And how many more people will get hurt when the truth finally comes out?
Leah Konen’s southern romance swelters with passion as it explores the devastating crush of lies, the delicate balance of power and perception, and one girl’s journey to find herself while uncovering the secrets of so many others.
A summer romance, a book about finding yourself and true love – oh yeah, and a delinquent who’s misunderstood! Leah Konen has me hooked just from the description of the book – so I CANNOT wait to set my grubby little hands all over this novel.
*sigh* Why is May so far away?
The cover work and the description for The Last Time We Were Us is absolutely beautiful. If I was to enter my local Waterstones and see this bad boy on the shelf, in my hands it would be! I mean, look at the beautiful typography! Look at the girl and the boy so close and *heavy breathing* . . .
God knows how much I love me a mystery novel. God also knows how much I love romance novels. So, all I can assume is that he sent Leah Konen a mirage for her to write this wonderful novel. Now, if you can excuse me . . . I’m going to go hibernate until it’s finally May!