The First & Last Everything
At sixteen, Ellen Landis dreams of her first kiss. Under the watchful eye of overbearing parents Ellen heads out of town with her dad for another summer of work. While her friends are enjoying sunny days at the country club pool, Ellen is doing as she's told and following the rules, that is, until she meets Brink. Struggling to keep a roof over their heads Brink does what he can to keep his family intact. With a strong affection for booze, Brink's mom, Lori has all but given up on life. He's taken his younger sister, Dee, under his wing, careful to protect her from the hand life's dealt them. He never dreamed that falling in love would change not only his life, but the lives of everyone around him. One summer of working on the New River is about to change everything and those that are impacted will be changed forever.
★★★★★ - "An extraordinary book...a tale of young but everlasting love. Stacey Ritz has written a book you won't soon forget." --The Bookfast Club
★★★★★ - "The best things come in small packages. The First and Last Everything will not disappoint!" -K, Book Reviewer
★★★★★ - "This book will grab your heart. Do you remember your first love? When you read The First and Last Everything, you will. You will remember why love is the most exhilarating emotion there is." -Elizabeth, Goodreads