Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Review: The Last One

The Last One
The Last One by Tawdra Kandle

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

As an almost strictly paranormal romance reader, it takes a certain type of author to convince me to dive into straight romance. Tawdra Kandle is one of the few authors I will make an exception for. Her writing style is so easy and relaxing that I have to really keep an eye on the time or I’ll stay up all night to finish one of her books. This one was no different, with pages upon pages flowing by without me even noticing. I love the pacing and POV changes that keep my attention from wandering. This story was adorable and gritty real enough to convert even the most reluctant romance reader.

Meghan is an art student who is still trying to find her place in life. She’s still got one more year of college, but it seems like everyone around her has a better plan for the future. Inspired by the opportunity to see other areas of the US and reinvent herself, she signs up for ArtCorps and volunteers to teach art in schools that do not have a current art program. All the while, she still trying to be an impulsive college kid who goes to bars, gets drunk, and dances her booty off. One such night, she ends up passed out in the passenger seat when the car breaks down. A knight in shining armor stops to help her roommate (and only sober girl in the car) by towing the car to a shop. Admittedly, this is probably a bad first impression for Meghan to make, but Sam certainly reacts in his own special way.

Sam is a hard working farmer who is trying to provide for his sister and niece. All work and no play have left him a bit of a grump, and he takes that out on Meghan when he sees her picking up her car. He probably doesn’t know how to deal with the confusing emotions that Meghan stirs up, but he handles it all wrong. Of course, fate deems them compatible and keeps throwing them at one another. It was a lot of fun to watch and we get some solid romance. At parts, I felt like crying right along with poor Meghan, or hugging it out with Sam. This couple was really great and went through some very real struggles along the way.

This is the start of a new series that I’m really eager to dive into. If this story is any indication, we are in for a rollercoaster ride filled with love and heartache. I can’t get enough!

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