Friday, 29 July 2016

Last Kiss (First and Last #2) by Laurelin Paige

Synopsis from Amazon:

Emily Wayborn has made a decision.
She might not fully trust handsome and deadly Reeve Sallis, but he is the one person that gives her what she needs. With Reeve she can finally be herself. Submitting to him is the only thing keeping her grounded as the rest of her life falls apart. But the hotelier is a master at keeping secrets, and as she continues her quest for answers someone is making sure she doesn't find them.
Time is running out, and she is questioning everything she thought she knew about friendship and love. She must now make an impossible choice that will determine if she will survive with her heart...or at all.

My review:

Picking up exactly where First Touch left off, Emily finds herself caring for her half broken friend Amber in the house of her lover Reeve. She know about their past and the fact that Reeve loved Amber and wanted to marry her so let's be honest the situation could be better. Reeve has only just revealed his feeling for Emily and so it seems that Amber certainly has some great timing.

Amber seems distraught and scared half to death. Still addicted to drugs doesn't really help and so she insist that Reeve is the only person who can keep her safe. Of course she wants him back, but she underestimates the connection that's blossomed between him and Emily.

Emily is loyal. That makes her choices that much harder. Does she choose the love of her live, the only man that understands her completely and she finally starts to trust; or her best friend, who has been there for her (to a point) and showed her a life that satisfied her needs. Amber is on a pedestal and it's a high one to fall from.

Personally I didn't trust Amber right from the start and I believed in Reeve and his feelings for Emily. Emily however struggles throughout the book. She doesn't trust herself to know what's best for her and seems to always see the worst in Reeve and the best in Amber.

Without giving the plot away, I thought this was a skilfully written second part of their story. Characters were kept believable and various twists and turns were hidden in between the lines.

I seem to say this a lot, but the genre 'erotica' might put people off, as most would think 50 Shades of Grey and run a mile. I have read a few books from this genre now and this series in particular is more of a 'drama/crime/mystery' to me. Yes it has graphic sex scenes in it, but what book or movie doesn't these days. So readers - don't be put off - First Touch and Last Kiss have in-depth characters and stories throughout that deserve to be read.

Thank you to Laurelin Paige and NetGalley for access to this book in exchange for an honest opinion.

My rating: 5/5

Available to purchase from:
Amazon UK
Amazon US

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