One Last Summer


By Kate Spencer

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From the cohost of the award-winning Forever35 podcast comes a dreamy, laugh-out-loud summer romance that asks: What do you do when the life you've planned isn't what you've dreamed? 

Clara Millen’s life is spiraling out of control: her dream job is a nightmare, she’s resoundingly single, and it’s been years since she’s taken some time off. Thankfully, the last problem she can fix—this year she’ll join her friends on their annual summer vacation to their beloved childhood sleepover camp for a much-needed escape.

But when Clara arrives at Pine Lake Camp, she faces yet another unwelcome change: the owners are retiring and selling the property. The news turns her plans for revelry into a night of reminiscing . . . and prompts a surprise heart-to-heart between Clara and Mack, her old camp nemesis and constant competitor, who's still just as annoying (and annoyingly handsome). 

Soon the campfires aren't all that's throwing off sparks. And when one wildly passionate night turns into two (then too many to count!), Clara begins to wonder if she and Mack could have a future together. But when Clara's boss finally offers her everything she's worked so hard for, Clara will need to decide if the life she's always wanted is the life that makes her feel truly alive. 

  • “If you’re looking for a story that screams summer romance, this is it.” 
    USA Today
  • “Emotional, steamy, and utterly romantic.”
    Annabel Monaghan, bestselling author of Nora Goes Off Script
  • “Sparkles with humor, sweetness, and fun.”
    Elissa Sussman, bestselling author of Funny You Should Ask
  • "Spencer’s driven heroine and competitive hero will delight readers, as will the fine supporting cast... This is second-chance romance done right."
    Publishers Weekly
  • "Kate Spencer is a master of writing fun rom-coms with oodles of heart. One Last Summer delivers steamy tension, summer camp magic, and a plot that will have you turning pages well past bedtime... This is a must for the beach read season!"
    Erin La Rosa, author of Plot Twist
  • "A tender, When Harry Met Sally–worthy romance . . . the romantic tension and words unspoken will leave you visibly swooning page after page."
    Kirkus, Starred Review, on In a New York Minute
  • "Spencer's bubbly, opposites-attract debut romance doubles as a love letter to New York CIty . . . this is a joy."
    Publishers Weekly on In a New York Minute
  • "This slow-burn romance makes for a delightful, sweet debut."
    Booklist on In a New York Minute
  • Sincere, tender, and charming as hell. Kate Spencer's debut novel is a love story to friendship, discovering what—and who—makes you feel truly yourself, and New York City. I flew through this book and enjoyed every moment!
    Jasmine Guillory, New York Times bestselling author, on In a New York Minute
  • “A Nora Ephron romp for the modern age, IN A NEW YORK MINUTE serves up a subway meet cute that goes viral before it goes very wrong—and then delivers an absorbing, heart-achingly good HEA. With characters so boisterous and loyal you’ll want to send them cards on their birthdays (and bagels, lots of bagels), and a stoic, fumbling, romantic dream of a hero, Kate Spencer’s novel is a sparkling delight about found and chosen family, being brave even in the tiny moments, and the rewards we can reap when we put our authentic selves out there. What a sweet, hilarious treat.”
    Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author, on In a New York Minute
  • “A frolicky, playful rom-com about finding Mr. Right when everything else goes wrong.”
    Abby Jimenez, New York Times bestselling author, on In a New York Minute
  • “Spins a catastrophic meet-cute into a richly realized romance that's surrounded by even more love stories—between friends, between families, and between New Yorkers and their city. You'll devour it.”
    Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, USA Today bestselling authors, on In a New York Minute
  • “A perfect New York romance, as sweet, steamy, and surprising as the city itself.”
    Abbi Waxman, USA Today bestselling author, on In a New York Minute
  • “If you’re looking for the perfect ‘meet cute,’ look no furtherAdorable banter and countless laugh-out-loud moments makes this charming romance a true delight.”
    Farrah Rochon, USA Today bestselling author, on In a New York Minute

On Sale
Jun 11, 2024
Page Count
320 pages

Kate Spencer

About the Author

Kate Spencer was the co-host of the award-winning podcast Forever35 and is the author of In a New York Minute and The Dead Moms Club. Her written work has been published by The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, Esquire, InStyle, Cosmopolitan, Buzzfeed, and numerous other places. Previously, she worked as a senior editor and producer at VH1. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters.

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