Last Kiss (First and Last Series #2)

Last Kiss (First and Last Series #2)

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by Laurelin Paige
     
 

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A GAME OF CAT AND MOUSE FILLED WITH DARK DESIRES AND DANGEROUS SECRETS…

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

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A GAME OF CAT AND MOUSE FILLED WITH DARK DESIRES AND DANGEROUS SECRETS…

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 her life.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Visceral, enticing, shining with white lies and dark truths, seductive twists and turns, and a love that takes your breath away."” –Katy Evans, New York Times bestselling author

Praise for First Touch

"The dynamic between Reeve and Emily is interesting because their connection is so intimate despite the circumstances of their arrangement. It’s a game of cat-and-mouse that’s carnal, erotic and emotionally raw. Be prepared for a cliffhanger that will leave you desperate for more." --RT Book Reviews

"In this raw duology opener...Paige is unflinching in her depiction of a complicated relationship, and the results are explosive." --Kirkus Reviews

“Gritty, edgy, dark and compelling, First Touch pulls no punches and just might leave you reeling” – Megan Hart, New York Times bestselling author

“Laurelin Paige writes an addictive mix of emotion and sexy that draws the reader in and doesn't let go until long after the last page is read.” –K. Bromberg, New York Times bestselling author

Kirkus Reviews
2016-05-05
The sequel to First Touch (2015) reunites an actress with her missing friend, but true love—and the Greek Mafia—may tear them apart. Emily Wayborn only seduced Reeve Sallis to get access to his ex-girlfriend Amber, who was found bloodied and bruised at the hands of the mob boss she left him for. But when Reeve brings Amber to his ranch in Wyoming to recuperate, Emily can't help but feel jealous. Amber wants Reeve back, and Emily is not ready to let the bad-boy billionaire go. Private investigator Joe Cook does his best to lure Emily away from Reeve with his decency, but she's having none of it. Emily likes to be dominated, and her sadomasochistic relationships with both Reeve and Amber blur the line between kinky and abusive. She welcomes Reeve's possessive behavior in the bedroom; his ties to mob boss Michelis Vilanakis, however, make her wonder how far he'll go for control. Michelis is truly vile—those who cross him are either killed or branded with his initials and kept as slaves. Amber was a hot mess even before she used Michelis to get to Reeve, and it's doubtful that someone in Emily's position would view her as competition, even if they did share men in the past. However, Emily's conflicted loyalty to the friend who both led her to ruin and saved her from it rings true. The tension mounts when a body turns up at the ranch, forcing the three of them to retreat to Reeve's private island, where only one of them will leave with Reeve's heart.A sordid love triangle for readers who like it rough.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781250094186
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
06/14/2016
Series:
First and Last Series , #2
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
4,727
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Laurelin Paige is the NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Fixed Trilogy. She's a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there's kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters.

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Last Kiss (First and Last Series #2) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous 5 days ago
Wow, these 2 books kept you in the edge the whole way through! There were definetly times I wanted to strangle Emily. Very powerful book though!
Anonymous 15 days ago
Lived it
Anonymous 18 days ago
This series was very stressful. Had me on the edge through both books. I would have loved to have an epilogue of her thinking back to their wedding while she was holding their first baby. But a really great series !
JWright57 19 days ago
Brilliant Read Last Kiss starts right where First Touch finishes so you do need to read that book first. I was so excited for this book the ending of book 1 had me on tender hooks and I have to say this book did not disappoint. It's hard to do a review without giving too much away but I will say this book is full of twists and turns, will she won't she and will Emily make the right decision and trust her feelings for Reeve. This book is thrilling, dark, intense, seriously hot and it blew me away. I never thought Last Kiss was going to be as good as First Touch, how wrong was I. I was given this book by NetGalley for an honest review
Anonymous 22 days ago
Last Kiss was exciting and emotional, Love love Reeve and Emily, Amber was horrible to Emily then to send a message like that..Reeve and Emily deserved to be together in the end,awesome book
Anonymous 25 days ago
Long, boring, and drawn out. I have really like this author's other books. I loved the fixed series. This book was just not good. Very drawn out and could've been wrapped up in about 100 pages.
bonjovi01 3 months ago
When I finished First Touch the first book in this series I sat there thinking no this can not be how it ends! I was aware that the author had posted an "I'm sorry" because she knew that we would have to wait for this book to come out! Well this book picked up right where First Touch left off...Emily and Reeve's story continues it is gritty, sexy, raw, intense and sometimes disturbing! This book drew me in just as the first one did! We know from the first book that Amber and Emily are friends, Amber loved Reeve...her friendship with Emily which brought Emily to Reeve in search of her friend..(if you haven't read the first book you must before reading this one)...Emily finds what she wants in Reeve...love he gives her what she wants and needs! Reeve is so very different with Emily he is gentle, he admits he cares so much more and that she has gotten to him, he is still very much a dominant and will do what ever it takes to protect those he loves. Emily's love for Reeve scares her therefore the emotional roller coaster! This book is not just a dark love story but it it a psychological, suspenseful thriller with a hint of the Greek Mob! This series did not disappoint and I am so very glad that I decided to take a shot and read it!
mamalovestoread22 3 months ago
Just when Emily Wayborn was finally ready to let go of all of her reservations about sexy billionaire Reeve Sallis and let him take control, things took a complicated turn, one that ultimately had her wanting to walk away. Full well knowing leaving him behind would damn near kill her, but she just couldn't break a promise she'd made long ago. But just as she was ready to say goodbye danger struck and she was forced to stay, and faced with a hard decision... let him go and keep her promise in tact, or fight for him and lose a friend. The minute Emily Wayborn walked into Reeve Sallis's life he knew she was going to be trouble, but the best kind of trouble... the kind that was worth fighting and keeping around. But after things take an unexpected turn for them, she is beginning to have her doubts about him and their relationship and he starts to feel her slip away... and it's killing him. He lost love once, and he has no plans of letting it happen to him again... he just has to find a way to convince her he's worthy of her affections, and that they belong together before danger strikes and takes her away. This sexy little conclusion picks right up where First Touch left off, and the minute I started it I was pulled right back into Emily and Reeve's world, and completely transfixed with them all over again. While First Touch was a little rough and wickedly passionate this one took on a softer side, but have no fear it was just as hot and sexy!! This story captivated my attention and had me on the edge of my seat and questioning the motives of everyone involved from start to finish... it was one hell of a literary ride, and I am thankful to have had a front row seat for all of it!! Ms. Paige has created something truly special here, and I HIGHLY recommend you make a point to meet these characters, their story it is one of those stories that will invade your thoughts, steal the breath from your lungs, move you to tears, and linger with you long after the last page has been turned! ARC requested through NetGalley, and kindly provided by St. Martin's Griffin in exchange for a honest and unbiased review.
Emily-SBDR 3 months ago
This book, this book, this book. I think that's it. That's my review. No, in all seriousness this book means business. I can't quite explain it without giving a lot of pertinent information, but think dark, gut-wrenching, and outside of the box. Ms. Paige has given her readers a book that delivers that and so much more. Last Kiss will be that book that leaves you just gaping like a guppy fish. There was a lot of "Oh, s**t", "Son of a --!", "MOTHER TRUCKER!!" and "Well, f*-k". I mean quite literally, I don't think I've ever been so vocal about my reactions to a book before. I will admit, I kind of saw the ending coming from book one (FIRST TOUCH), but experiencing getting to that ending packed on a huge wallop. I finished this book a few weeks ago and I STILL feel a little bruised up from it. I'll warn readers again, like I did in my review of book one, this is not your mother's, or even sister's romance. It's a rough one. It's twisted, and it gets even more twisted in this book. You never really know if you want to judge or empathize with Reeve and Emily. I think by the end I was definitely doing a mixture of both. But what I love about this book is that is IS so different from all of the other books on the market right now, the writing was incredibly, the concept is ASTOUNDING, and the delivery left me gasping. It's not all sunshine and roses, but it's intense, dark and gritty. The kind of book you revel in for an escape. Be warned, it's not a true romance, but an interpretation of one. Reeve and Emily are anything but conventional. Truth be told they're a little screwed up, but it works for them, and THAT'S what I like reading about. Two souls who have gone through unimaginable times that find a safe space in one another, find a home for their hearts. And that's exactly what Laurelin Paige achieved. A story that despite its extremities, and at times, crudeness, makes sense. I might not be able to relate to the relationship of Reeve and Emily, but I sure as hell enjoyed reading their journey to solace. *Note: my omission of any mention of Amber in this review was intentional. I could go off on a tangent about her involvement in the story, but all I can say is to get an appropriate understanding of how she fits in is to read it. Nothing I could write would do justice for the wicked web Ms. Paige wrote surrounding Amber. Happy Reading! *ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*
Anonymous 3 months ago
If you thought the first book about Emily and Reeve was great, just until you read this one! I couldn't stand to put it down, both books were that good. I loved and disliked the other characters in this book andvyou know it's a great story when you get that involved.
Naughty_Book_Blog 3 months ago
Laurelin Paige has RUINED me. She has taken all the words. First of all, how do I sum up all that is this series without giving away it's secrets? Second, the story, the characters and the plot are all so beautifully and masterfully intertwined with words to create an eloquent, beautiful and shocking masterpiece. Any words I try to use to do it justice will just look amateur. Last Kiss picks up right were First Touch left off. At the mind blowing cliffhanger that left me with heart palipatations. The characters and the story continued to keep me in their clutches right until the very end. Even when it was over, I still didn't want to let go. I still wanted more! Someone please explain to me why there are only 5 Stars. This is so beyond that rating. The feels, the suspense and the chemistry are off the charts! LOVED IT isn't enough.
Jeanette_Oglesby 3 months ago
Brilliantly written...seductively draws you in and plays with your assumptions and your emotions!! Last Kiss was one HELL of a good ride, one that I will not forget. Geez, what a book hangover I have, but oh so worth it. Laurelin's writing is always on point, but this one....oh, this one is over the top AMAZING!!! Last Kiss has everything in it from an extremely HOT alpha male, mafia and that oh so hot dirty talking bad boy!!! OMG! I am totally head over heels in love with First Touch and Last Kiss. Amazing just Amazing!!! That ending though...all I can say that I still need more of Reeve and Emily's story...I am highly addicted to these two. Don't know if I can get enough... First Touch was my favorite read of 2015 and Last Kiss is my favorite so far of 2016! These two books should be on everyone's must read list! Happy Reading Everyone!!
JaneyC 3 months ago
I was clambering for this 2nd half, having been left clinging onto the side of that large cliff after First Touch. Emily Wayborn was left in downright confusion, given her perception of where she stood with Reeve Sallis, and the unexpected turn of events. She thought she saw through the veil of viciousness, but someone turns up to throw a curved ball. I loved the intensity between the main characters. Reeve was my favourite H; self-assured, dominant and devoted. I hung on as the story gathered pace. We learn a lot about where Reeve resides in relation to his notorious family, and as each of the layers are peeled, we are led on a unique journey. I adore Laurelin’s writing, and this series has been a new, yet utterly successful road for her. ARC received from St Martin’s Press via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
jeanniezelos 3 months ago
Last Kiss,  Laurelin Paige Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre:  Romance,    I struggled with parts of the first book, wasn’t sure of either Emily or Reeve, but they grew on me slowly and I began to understand them. In book two though there’s still that dichotomy for me of how they both enjoy sex. I know there are people for whom sex like this is what they both want – I just find it hard to understand why? And it makes me feel a bit uncomfortable that there’s such a thin line between giving and taking,.doing what each wants or becoming a manipulative bully. Its something that demands so much trust, and yet these two don’t trust each other. Even now after so much has happened between them there’s still a myriad of secrets and both are still uncertain of each other – and yet I can feel that they’ve both fallen in love. There’s a complication now though – Amber. Its safe to say I really didn’t like her, saw her as someone who used Emily to back up her own demands and lifestyle. I’m not really sure why I felt that way – there’s no real evidence, but then that's true for so much of this story, lots of inferences, hints, trails leading to another secret, bits of stories revealed that turn out to be misleading – a lot of the time I’m lost, trying to understand the hidden messages, read between the lines, understand the subtext underlying what’s actually being said. It seems every conversation between Emily, Reeve and Amber has at least two meanings, and often more and I struggled to work out the truth. That's clever writing at its best ;-) I did get the ending right, did guess some of what was happening, but not because the plot let the story out, just wishful thinking and a need for a HEA on my part, which led me to look for the parts that would back up my supposition. Lucky guess really!! Its a drama filled read, full of twists and turns to keep the reader guessing. Its a story that kept me reading, desperate to keep Reeve and Emily together even while I felt so uncomfortable about what they were doing sexually that spilled over into areas outside the bedroom. I guess unless you’ve those tastes sexually it is hard to understand, and its not the first book which has left me wondering why on earth someone finds being treated so harshly, with words and actions is such a turn on – each to their own though and if it works for them that's fine. I’d be gutted, devastated at some of the things Reeve says and yet he knows its what Emily wants to hear, what turns her on, and she in turn wants to please him. The biggest issue I have with stories like this – and I’ve another very similar storyline part two read on review at the moment which gives me the same issue – is that the impetus that built up in first part has dissipated now, and its quite hard to pick up the story and feel the same as if I’d read it all as one book. Its been months and a few hundred books since I read First Touch, and all the drama and excitement I felt then has gone. *sigh* I really, really wish these stories were just one read. I know that I’ll get so much more from it if I could read it in one go, now its finding time to do that when I’ve so many others waiting :-( Great read, full of twists and turns, drama and danger, spicy, scorching sex and wonderful HEA.   Stars: Five, just need the time to read both parts in one go now. ARC supplied by Netgalley and publisher 
Sandy-thereadingcafe 3 months ago
4.5 stars-- LAST KISS is the second and final installment in Laurelin Paige’s contemporary, adult FIRST AND LAST erotic, romantic suspense duology focusing on billionaire hotelier businessman Reeve Sallis, and actress Emily Wayborn. Their continuing story focuses on the search for Emily’s best friend Amber, Reeve’s dark and dangerous past, and his connections to underground crime. SOME BACKGROUND: Emily Wayborn searches for the truth. Months earlier, our heroine, hears a phone message from her best friend whom she hasn’t seen for close to seven years-a phone message using a safe word the friends had promised to use if ever they were in trouble. What ensues, is Emily’s hunt for the truth-a hunt that begins with the last person known to have seen Amber alive-billionaire hotelier Reeve Sallis. Emily will begin to seduce her way into Reeve’s life and his heart ensuring she has a front row seat when the truth is finally revealed. Told from first person point of view (Emily) LAST KISS continues immediately upon the events of book one –FIRST TOUCH-wherein our heroine has seduced her way into Reeve Sallis’s life- a life marred by dark demons, murder and missing women all with a connection to our story line hero. While Emily searchers for the truth about her missing friend, our heroine has hired her own investigator who is determined to prove that Reeve Sallis is guilty on all counts. What ensues is an intricate, emotional and revealing story about obsession, addiction, revelation and love. LAST KISS is not as dark or merciless as FIRST TOUCH. With Emily’s past previously revealed, the author focuses on the search for the truth, and Emily and Reeve’s building love. But relationships are doomed to fail when a ghost from the past returns demanding to pick up where everything was left off. Laurelin Paige’s FIRST AND LAST is a passionate series with dynamic, decadent and memorable characters, and an intensely sexual love. LAST KISS takes the reader on a seductive journey into one woman’s life of hope and loss; love and rejection; heartbreak and renewal. Reeve is an enigma- a man trying to protect the woman with whom he is falling in love from a past mired in death and destruction but in doing so fails to acknowledge the truth. LAST KISS is an emotional journey with powerful and startling revelations where uncovering the truth may cause more heartbreak for everyone involved. The premise is intriguing and intense; the characters are vibrant and electrifying; the romance is sensational and fated.
tsmb02 3 months ago
This book picks up right where First Kiss ended. Emily is finally happy and has decided she wants to have a life with Reeve, even if she doesn't fully trust him. But that happiness doesn't last long as Amber's back and she's alive....barely. Joe, Emily's PI, found her and brought her to Reeve's where Amber was asking go. Now Emily is conflicted between her feeling for Reeve and her feeling for Amber. When it appears that Michelis Vilanakis, Reeve's uncle may the cause of all the problems, Reeve goes into protective mode to secure Emily and Amber, whisking them away to his private island in the Pacific! It was heartbreaking watching Emily fight her feelings for Reeve, knowing that Amber was back and that she'd promised her friend years ago that she would never get in between her and a man. It was also interesting understanding Amber's side of their past histories and getting a better feel for the whole picture. It was a very difficult path for Emily to navigate to get to her happy ending but it was well worth it. I loved how Emily finally came to the realization of certain things in her life. This story ran me through the emotions...happiness, sadness, anger and swooning. Great ending to such an emotional tale. Great job!
toniFMAMTC 3 months ago
Danger is definitely near, but it's unclear who Emily should really fear. Her submissive personality begs for others to control her. She's surrounded by people, some of which she loves and wants to trust, and others are near who seem to be the enemy. While everyone is trying to sort out safety and guilt, she's also having a moral dilemma. Her goal has always been to save Amber, but now she's fallen for Reeve. Amber has been the director of Emily's life since she was 16. Reeve gives her the dominance and command she needs. Is she capable of not submitting to either? She has loads of doubts and concerns, but is she even strong enough to look at things intelligently? I couldn't put this book down because I had to know the answers. Thankfully, everything comes out, but the journey is murky and angst-filled. Several scenes made me nervous as to which way they would turn out. I knew who I thought was behind everything, but the author does a good job of adding bits to throw Emily and the reader off solid ground. I have to mention the sexy factor. It's quite steamy starring Reeve as the perfect lover to Emily. If you read the first book, you already know that this one is a must read.
Maja_Vo 3 months ago
Another masterpiece from Laurelin Paige!!! After reading the first book, First touch, I just knew that something big was coming after that huge cliffhanger but the way the story actually unfolded, just blew my mind! Last Kiss picks up right where the first book ended. SHE is BACK!!! The huge secret is revealed and I was so shocked about what happened next. We know that Emily and Reeve came quite close to each other and both had reasons to make their relationship work. True, at first those reasons were far from love but somehow these two wonderful people finally found each other. And now their love is being tested in a big way!!! Will they fail or win? That's the real question, people! Those of you who read the first book already know who's back. And for those of you who don't...well...read First Touch and find out! And that person stirs up some mayor drama between Emily and Reese. But to be honest, as much as I hated that person I was also grateful for her to be back, since now both Reese and Emily can come to terms about their true feelings for each other. But still, all I can say is the b**** sure deserved it!!! What happened to her at the end was tragic but you won't find any sympathy for it from me! Heck no! You won't get any spoilers from me, so all I can say is that I loved both Reeve and Emily. They were soooo great together and despise what they had to go thru to get to where they are now, it sure was worth it! There is sadness, betrayal, fight and so much love, you simply have to love their story. I'm a bit sad that it's over but all good things must come to an end at some point, right? And for those of you who wonder SPOILER there is no love triangle, yay!!! END SPOILER And to Laurelin, honey, job well done!!!
PennieM 3 months ago
So many twists and turns throughout this book that you cannot stop until you get to the end. This book picks up right where First Touch ends so it is advisable to read that book first (and since it was one of my favorites of last year you should already have done that). So many feelings about this book and if I put them in the review I would give away spoilers but I will say don't give up and read all the way to the end. DO NOT SKIP TO THE END, THAT IS CHEATING AND WILL SPOIL IT. There is great growth and maturity of characters from beginning to end. I recommend this series!!!!!! **Received a copy of this from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**
gigiluvsbooks 3 months ago
A GAME OF CAT AND MOUSE FILLED WITH DARK DESIRES AND DANGEROUS SECRETS… 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. Review: This is the conclusion to Emily's story. You absolutely read the first story before reading this one, as I think you would be really confused otherwise. I am going to try and give as much of a spoiler free review as possible. This book leaves off exactly at the point where the first story ends. Ms. Paige expertly writes about these flawed, angsty, dramatic people and that writing and those characters had me wanting to read about it/them until the very end. When I say there is lots of drama, there is lots of drama. There is a lot of who will end up with who in the Emily, Reeve, and Amber triangle. There is also mystery and misdirection going on through this story, plus a little action. There is also some super sexy stuff going on too, though with Emily constantly in doubt of Reeve it is not as much as the first book. Overall, very engaging and entertaining read, though for me I liked the first book better. There were times that I wanted to yell at Emily to fight for what she wants instead of giving in so easily. And I found Amber not a very redeemable character, she is very manipulative and you will see what I mean if you read the story. I think Reeve has the patience of a saint to put up with the women in his life. 3.5Stars *I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.*
Pop_Fizz_Clink_Read 3 months ago
As our worlds spun with the cliff hanger in First Touch with the return of Amber in the last sentence! We've waited, we've anticipated, we've held our breathe for the conclusion. Emily's universe has been flipped upside down. Her best friend, her beloved Amber is alive! Reeve loved her! As he said the second woman he loved was "The first one's best friend". But now Amber is here and Reeve loved her first... This story takes you on a spiraling chase of heart strings pulling you in every direction of Emily's emotional battle of love, friendship, and loyalty. Most significantly (My favorite) is truly understanding Reeve & the twisted man he's become; feeling, relating, and knowing so much more on his background. The explanations of the many different layers of what makes him who he is. I didn't hate him in this story, as I did in First Touch! I enjoyed the story so much more having the awareness of Reeve. There are continuous pages that you want to scream with frustration or throw your book across the room as the story twists turns & manipulates your emotions. I will warn you, you won't be able to put this book down. The desire & need to have more is compelling. You are sucked into this captivating story. I was conflicted with First Touch, having the darker side from Laurelin Paige was very different, but Last Kiss is like having that special perfect dessert at the end of a delectable dinner. The sweetest kiss at the door from the end of a perfect date. Last Kiss is the delicious touch to a fabulous ending. I was honored to be selected to give an honest review & opinion for this story. -read by French Sparkle with Pop Fizz Clink Read
Pop_Fizz_Clink_Read 3 months ago
As our worlds spun with the cliff hanger in First Touch with the return of Amber in the last sentence! We've waited, we've anticipated, we've held our breathe for the conclusion. Emily's universe has been flipped upside down. Her best friend, her beloved Amber is alive! Reeve loved her! As he said the second woman he loved was "The first one's best friend". But now Amber is here and Reeve loved her first... This story takes you on a spiraling chase of heart strings pulling you in every direction of Emily's emotional battle of love, friendship, and loyalty. Most significantly (My favorite) is truly understanding Reeve & the twisted man he's become; feeling, relating, and knowing so much more on his background. The explanations of the many different layers of what makes him who he is. I didn't hate him in this story, as I did in First Touch! I enjoyed the story so much more having the awareness of Reeve. There are continuous pages that you want to scream with frustration or throw your book across the room as the story twists turns & manipulates your emotions. I will warn you, you won't be able to put this book down. The desire & need to have more is compelling. You are sucked into this captivating story. I was conflicted with First Touch, having the darker side from Laurelin Paige was very different, but Last Kiss is like having that special perfect dessert at the end of a delectable dinner. The sweetest kiss at the door from the end of a perfect date. Last Kiss is the delicious touch to a fabulous ending. I was honored to be selected to give an honest review & opinion for this story. -read by French Sparkle with Pop Fizz Clink Read
AboutThatStory 3 months ago
This story was absolutely amazing! It pretty much tore me apart and put me back together. It consumed me! I was lost to it, absorbed in it all. Completely anxiety ridden and on the edge of my seat. Well written and well crafted, it's honestly one of the best books I've read this year. It starts right where book one leaves off and I pretty much held my breath right from the beginning. So many twists and turns and off the charts tension. I can't remember that's time a book stressed me out so much because I was so absorbed into it. Seriously, I could feel it in my skin. Reeve and Emily are such intense characters, and they have a seriously crazy, volatile and passionate relationship. They made me frustrated, I rooted for them, I wanted to yell at them, it was just fantastic. The author did an amazing job making me feel like I was right there. I was just riddled with emotion feeling it all. And throw Amber into the mix, holy crap I was a mess. And I mean all that in a good way because I was just all in. I had to know everything. The drama, manipulation, jealousy. Everything had me hooked. The build was amazing. Excellent writing and storyline with fascinating characters. It was dark, raw, gritty, and honest. As everything unraveled and unfolded, I couldn't read fast enough. I loved that edge of suspense that was happening. It was just so incredible. I was thrilled when the truth about Amber was discovered (and what happened to her… which probably makes me a bad person but whatever!). Even towards the end I was still stressed out because I couldn't imagine how it would play out but I thought everything ended perfectly. This was just a breathtaking, intense and passionate story! Stellar read! Complimentary copy received for honest review.
MBurton 3 months ago
Amazing conclusion to First Touch! This story is dark, edgy and uncomfortable at times but I couldn't put it down! Laurelin Paige never ceases to amaze me. She knows how to spin a tale that keeps you right on the edge of your chair. This was one of those stories I was glad I didn't read spoilers on, so I won't provide any either. If you can handle dark tones and being on the edge, this is the book series for you! ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.