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“Love, Lies and Deceit”
‘Last Summer’
by Kerry Lonsdale
Teaser Tuesday

An open book led on a table with a lilac flower resting on the open pages - featured image for Teaser Tuesday posts - caption reads 'Take A Look - Read The Book?'

This is a meme for all you page surfers out there!

But be careful about your conclusions with these shared lines, as all may not be quite as it seems!

Cover image of the book 'Last Summer' by author Kerry Lonsdale


CHAPTER FIFTEEN – Kindle Edition 46%

Nathan moves about the kitchen prepping a dinner of steak, potatoes and asparagus. He changed into worn jeans and a green flannel shirt. A shock of hair, rich like damp wood, drapes his forehead as he bends over the steaks, seasoning the rib eyes. He hums along to the music playing in the background, the Doors’ “Light My Fire,” seemingly lost in his own world and obviously used to living alone. Ella doubts he entertains much company up here.

Ella studies him from her chair at the table, piecing together the man she spent hours binge-watching the other day compared to the man she went hiking with. This man with her today is more reserved and cautious than the icy rudeness she was met with yesterday. And right now, he seems relaxed, comfortable in his own skin. All three versions are a far cry from his television persona, the man she expected to meet. On-screen he was confident. He attacked each episode’s challenge with precision, guiding his guests with skill and finesse. It was never lost on him that the snap of a rope while rappelling down a cliff face or slip of the foot on loose pebbles on a trail no wider than the width of his boot above a steep ravine could send him and his guest careening to their deaths. As intense as he’d be one moment, he’d crack a joke the next. His brilliant smile would light up the screen.

Today, though, he’s a shadow of the man he used to be. The Nathan leading them along a trail that followed the mountain ridge seemed to doubt his own abilities. He’d been hard on himself, second-guessing his assumption she’d been ready for the hike.

Ella powers up her laptop, plugs in the Wi-Fi password Nathan gave her, and furiously types notes from the day’s discussion. She also uploads the voice recordings and backs everything up to the cloud. She’s not ging to risk losing or misplacing her notes again…

If you still need to know more, check out those opening lines here

Just to help you get all those lines into some context – check out the premise below

LAST SUMMER  – (premise)

Cover image of the book 'Last Summer' by author Kerry LonsdaleLifestyle journalist Ella Skye remembers every celebrity she interviewed, every politician she charmed between the sheets, and every socialite who eyed her with envy. The chance meeting with her husband, Damien; their rapid free fall into love; and their low-key, intimate wedding are all locked in her memory. But what she can’t remember is the tragic car accident that ripped her unborn child from her. Ella can’t even recall being pregnant.

Hoping to find the memories of a lost pregnancy that’s left her husband devastated and their home empty, Ella begins delving into her past when she’s assigned an exclusive story about Nathan Donovan, a retired celebrity adventurer who seems to know more about her than she does him. To unravel the mystery of her selective memory loss, Ella follows Nathan from the snowcapped Sierra Nevada to the frozen slopes of southeast Alaska. There she discovers the people she trusts most aren’t the only ones keeping secrets from her—she’s hiding them from herself. Ella quickly learns that some truths are best left forgotten.

Image of author Kerry Lonsdale


The mem host image for Teaser Tuesday, updated December 2016 'The Purple Booker'

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Ambrosia at ‘The Purple Booker‘. Each week she shares her own teaser lines and invites other bloggers to do the same. So if you have a few moments, why not stop by and see what’s on offer this time, after all, you never know where that next great read is going to come from!

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I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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  • Added to the first lines you’ve already featured from this one, it sounds quite intriguing. Hopefully this means we’ll be getting a full review from you soon!

    • Hi Kelly,

      I am working on the review as we speak!

      I am not a huge fan of contemporary romantic fiction, but this one did have more intrigue than the usual premise, although I was none too keen on any of the characters!!

      Watch this space 🙂

  • This sounds intriguing and I wonder what is going on with Nathan from what Ella has observed, there’s definitely two sides to him. Memory loss and amnesia can be a really interesting theme in stories. Enjoy it when you read it!

    • Hi Naida,

      This is definitely memory loss with a difference, something I had never come across before, but which I certainly found interesting and intriguing when I started checking it out.

      Nathan is also not the only one with two sides to him, in this love triangle!

      Thanks for stopping by and have a good rest of the weekend 🙂

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