I've enjoyed Jo Noelle's books before.
Jenna and Cole have emotional hangups and difficult backgrounds to overcome before they can get together for happily ever after.
Uncle Walter does his best to encourage them to chuck their barriers and let their feelings bloom. He is a welcome father figure to both Jenna and Cole.
I liked the characters. They had interesting journeys.
For me, this book didn't feel as well rounded as some of the other books I've enjoyed by the author. I found myself pulled out of the story by inconsistencies in the narrative voice occasionally and think the emotional tug of war could've been more polished. Also, the cover doesn't look like what I picture the characters.
Overall, it's an enjoyable read for a clean and wholesome novella and certainly worth the price. I do recommend joining her newsletter.
Jenna Brennan doesn’t believe in love. She doesn’t believe in marriage, and she’s learned to only count on herself. At her Uncle Walter’s insistence, and a little emotional blackmail, she returns to Misty Harbor Cottages to help him for one last summer in a place that's really the only home she’s ever known.
Cole Zamora has worked at Misty Harbor for more than half of his twenty-three years, and imagined someday owning the place. He met Jenna when they were ten-years-old, and his young heart fell hard for her, relishing every summer she came back. That is, until two years ago, when she broke his heart and never returned.
Uncle Walter proposes a challenge between the two, with the winner becoming the new owner of Misty Harbor. Now, there’s a real chance Cole could lose his heart and his home. Jenna isn’t sure which worries her more—a summer of rivalry or romance?
One Last Summer is a 100-page novella in the clean & wholesome romance category.