Seneca Lake Read ´ 8


Seneca Lake

Review Seneca Lake

And barbeue The couple has been together for four years and Leah is convinced that Ollie is finally going to pop the uestion And Leah can’t wait to share the joyous news with her best friend June Kang who is joining them on their getaway and whose presence will make everything feel real Seven years later the moment June has been dreading has finally arrived Her fiancé Ollie is taking her to his family’s lake house But this is not an ordinary visit to an o This book brought back fond memories of young love young life close friendships Overall the tone of this book was carefree fresh and lively and it was a pleasure to read There is a main tragedy however and subseuent tragedies that blossom out from that one particular event This tragedy has resounding effects This story is mostly centered about a summer get together at Ollie’s family lake house Pack up the car grab the suntan lotion and let’s go to the lake Woo hoo Road trip to Lake Seneca This trio Ollie Leah who are a “couple” and friend June Leah and June have been best friends for yearsLeah loves Ollie Leah also loves June as her best friend June loves Leah as her best friend Does Ollie really love Leah WouldCould Ollie love June Does June love Ollie Add a cast of other characters at the lakefront including neighbors Ollie’s parents who have their own personal issues mostly with son Caleb from Ollies mom’s previous relationship to a jerk Caleb is angry is inappropriate and continues to be so years later He also tries to come on inappropriately and crudely to Leah his brother Ollie’s girl Hence it beginsall seemingly innocent and the future full of promise for all these young adults The story is basically told by each of those 3 people and actually is broken into two timelines the original lakeside 4th of July Seneca vacation Ollie and Leah and the current Seneca holiday vacation Ollie and June “after the incident” The future is bright and shiny and full of hope in their young innocent eyes Leah hopes Ollie will propose to her at the lakefront holiday celebration with her best friend and Ollie’s parents present Its fun happy sad and very emotional There are secrets betrayal forgiveness compassion some sexual inappropriateness as well as deep heartaches hope understanding and second chancesI thoroughly enjoyed the writing and the plot I enjoyed reading with freshness of these young characters and their thoughts and actions with a backdrop of a bit of some unsavoriness that all plays in very well togetherWould be a great summer read because of the lakecottage scene but really it’s a great read in and of itself at any time I do highly recommend reading this one It was kind of a “sleeper” book choice for me My first time reading this author Will definitely put her other writings on my TBR list

Characters ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ Bethany Chase

A tragedy on a hot summer night at a lake house forever alters the lives of two best friends and the man they both love But the truth isn’t as simple as it appears in this intricate novel of love friendship betrayal and forgiveness in the tradition of Miranda Beverly Whitte’s BittersweetLeah Tessaro has been waiting for this moment for a long time Her boyfriend Ollie is taking her to his family’s home on Seneca Lake for a week of lazy summer bliss boating This was my first read by Bethany Chase and can see why she has so many fans What happens when two best friends fall in love with the same man after one tragically dies For some reason I had a hard time wrapping my head around the subject of this story The ending and overall confusion of the story just rubbed me the wrong way especially with one of the best friends dying who loved the same man Please don't go into this story thinking that it's a thriller because it's NOT It's women's fiction with a character that dies in this story Of course it leads you to believe that there is something sinister behind the death of the character This is where my mind was leadingmaybe due to all of the thrillers I've read hahaThis story solely focuses on the complexity of relationships friendship loyalty love death and family This first half of the story was very slow and took me awhile to get invested I did love the alternate storylines of Leah and June Once the story took off it really took offBut I was left feeling a little disappointed in the end and just couldn't wrap my head around the entire story as a whole It left me annoyed a bit and sad I don't want to give any spoilers but come talk to me ifwhen you read it I will be checking out from Bethany Chase enjoyed her writing style for sure Overall 325 stars for me on One Night at the LakeThank you to Netgalley and Random House Ballantine for the arc in exchange for an honest reviewPublication date 61819Published to Goodreads 3319

Bethany Chase ☆ 8 Summary

Rdinary place; it is a house haunted by June’s long buried memories of her lost friend Leah and the connection that appears to remain between Leah and the man for whom June’s love is as deep as her sense of forebodingAlternating between the two women’s vibrant voices One Night at the Lake is a gripping novel that explores a complex tangle of friendship loyalty and betrayal all driving toward one uestion What exactly happened to Leah on that hot summer nig 35 stars for Bethany Chase’s One Night at the Lake Having read and enjoyed The One That Got Away by Chase a few years back which I would said falls most solidly into the women’s fiction category I was a bit surprised to see this one being billed as of a thriller But then again authors change genres so I went in with an open mind being a fan of both genres I braced myself for either outcome I will say despite the marketing I did feel this one was definitely in the WF category and I enjoyed it as such semi related rant One thing I’d love to see in the future from marketing departments is moving away from trying to hop on the thriller wagon because it’s a popular genre right now There are TONS of fans of women’s fiction out there and they will love these books Those who don’t read WF and expect a thriller are going to be disappointed those who love women’s fiction but maybe are in the mood to be on the edge of their seat with tension will be frustrated and would maybe have chosen the book at a different time of mind Back to the book while there were no big surprises here Chase writes a wonderful story of friendship love and multiple forms of heartbreak and heartache Her characters are well fleshed out and jumped off the page at times I wished I could be boating with them on Seneca Lake or cruising around on a jet ski For fans of both women’s and domestic fiction i think this one will be a hit It’s a uick read that held my attention with dual POVs and was solid and enjoyable Thank you to Random House Ballantine for an advanced copy All opinions are my own

  • Hardcover
  • 304
  • Seneca Lake
  • Bethany Chase
  • English
  • 12 December 2018
  • 9781524796365

About the Author: Bethany Chase

Writer of love stories designer and eternally hopeful A cup Author of USA Today bestseller THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY and the upcoming RESULTS MAY VARY Welcome to my page can I get you a drink“A warm witty and wise novel The One That Got Away announces the arrival of a great new voice in fiction” — Emily Giffin #1 New York Times bestselling author of The One and OnlyhttpstwittercomMBe


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