Last Call

Last Call

by M. S. Brannon


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My name is Mariah Huxley, and I'm a reformed slut.

The only year I attended college, I spent on my back, living on a constant high from sex and booze. That was, until my wayward ways left me with the greatest responsibility one could have.

Fast forward seven years, and I am Mariah Huxley, a twenty-six-year-old, single mother, living in the unforgiving world as an adult. I work hard to take care of us, and I am happy. I'm happy until I close my eyes at night and realize that's not the case at all. Something is missing. My soul, my body, and my heart-they've all been drained of anything exciting. That's until the night I finally allow myself to live, and I meet him.

When he touches me, I awaken and slowly become resurrected. However, will the relationship we've started be one I'm prepared to handle? I am strong enough to endure many things, but am I strong enough to sustain this connection with him.

My name is Jason Cain, and I am who I am.

Some may call me determined, but the majority of society views me as a prick. To them, I'm an arrogant jerk who defies the standard rules of life to get what I want. I couldn't agree more.

I was born on the streets, loved by no one. The only person I had was me. Once adopted by the state, I vowed to myself to become a man of means. I vowed to become a man who would be respected from the moment I walked in a room.

Fast forward several years, and I am Jason Cain, a thirty-two-year-old, successful entrepreneur, and self-made millionaire. My life is all about time, which includes making gut reaction business deals, growing my empire, and being in the company of beautiful women. I have time for only one thing, my satisfaction. That's until the night she strolls into my nightclub.

When she touches me, I feel every wall I've built up slowly crumble around me. I disintegrate. However, will the relationship we've started be one I can leave behind? Or will I lose the part of me that's kept me going my entire life? Am I strong enough to survive her?

Or will this be our last call?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781502391933
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/21/2014
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

M.S. Brannon was born and raised in the Midwest. She still resides there today with her wonderful husband and son. When she is not writing or reading, M.S. Brannon spends time with her family, goes to the movies, and discovers new music. She writes romance because she believes love and heartache are the rawest emotions one can experience.

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Last Call 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Surprised at the grate reviews. Ok read, not that great. I skipped alot of the chapters.
Meganm922 More than 1 year ago
I should start by saying M.S. Brannon is one of my favorite indie romance authors. I love her Sulfur Heights series. Last Call was her first venture into more of a romantic comedy (aka book that won’t tear your heart out like the Sulfur Heights series), so I was excited to check it out. As promised, Last Call was a lot lighter than the gritty and raw series I love so much! I was worried that Last Call would either not be light at all (since her other series is so the opposite of light) or it would be too light and lose all of the characteristics I love about her other series. The gritty characters are so captivating in the Sulfur Heights series and I was afraid Mariah and Jason would be more difficult to connect with. I shouldn’t have worried at all. Last Call was the perfect blend of everything I love about her other series and the light, more fun characteristics of any romantic comedy/contemporary romance. Brannon was able to give readers drama, suspense, and tons of romantic conflict while being lighthearted. Mariah’s kid, Royce, was absolutely hilarious. Her family and friends provided a lot of comedic relief, and even Jason had some fun moments. I loved the characters so much and I think that’s a big part of why I loved Last Call. With that being said, there were also plenty of serious moments and some seriously steamy moments, too. The types of feelings churning inside of Mariah and Jason were hard for either of them to admit to or act on and they had a lot of inner turmoil going on. Jason was a self made millionaire and Mariah was just an ordinary girl, but Last Call is so not your run of the mill rich guy romance (and I know that because I HATE those kinds of books). I’m sure if those terrible 50 Shades types of books are your thing, you’ll still enjoy Brannon’s books, but I feel like her characters are so much more complex and relatable than other romance novels. Nothing feels stale or overdone because her books are so refreshing. (And there’s no innocent girl who bites her lip and stands there awkwardly. Brannon’s characters always have a TON of personality). Nothing will replace the Evan’s brothers of the Sulfur Heights series, but I was seriously impressed with Last Call and I definitely recommend it to fans of contemporary romance!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really love this author. Her stories are original and a welcome breath of fresh air among all the modern romance smog. I am so disappointed in her editor/editing process. Sentences are repeated and word mixups I would ordinarily blame on autocorrect mishaps abound. It distracts and detracts from the quality of her stories.
DStreet34 More than 1 year ago
5 FABULOUS STARS!!!! Mariah is a single mother to an adorable 6-year-old boy named Royce. She has been focused solely on raising her son since she is the only parent he has, with the exception of having a girls' night once a month with her best friends, Shelby and Giselle. On the night of her 26th birthday, her friends talk her into going to a local club, Toxic. At Toxic, she catches the eye of the owner, Jason Cain. Jason is the owner of Toxic and several other successful clubs across the US. He has come a long way from the foster kid nobody wanted. While he is rich in the monetary sense, he has nothing else, no friends or family. However, he does enjoy hooking up with beautiful ladies and now has his sights set on Mariah. After a taste of Mariah, Jason is captivated by her and before long, proposes a no-strings attached, sex-only relationship. Mariah has been celibate since the night she got pregnant with her son and now that her vagina is awakened again, takes Jason up on his offer. But what happens when feelings get in the way and sex just isn't enough, no matter how hot it is? M.S. Brannon is an amazing author!!! She has such talent in creating characters the reader can connect with. I loved Mariah and Jason, but the secondary characters were great as well and of course Royce, Mariah's son, was adorable! I became a huge fan of M.S. Brannon's with the Sulfur Heights series and this book is equally wonderful in a totally different way! This book had me feeling so many emotions! It made me laugh out loud, scream at the kindle, fan myself and sigh with happiness. I loved every page and was truly sad when I read "The End." Everyone should read this book!!!!
mwiegert2007 More than 1 year ago
Though M.S. Brannon is known for her darker stories from her Sulfur Heights series, she does an amazing job of switching gears for this Rom Com! This story isn't all hearts and flowers, but is definitely more light hearted than her previous series. The very beginning of the book hooks you in. Seriously, don't tell me you don't watch porn with your girlfriends on a night in. We all do it and it makes for a night of fun and laughter, and that's exactly how the beginning of this book starts! Throughout the story, Mariah and Jason has some serious chemistry that just catches the pages on fire. Though they both have some things in their past that they don't want the other to know, they can't seem to keep away from each other (though they try many many times). Mariah and Jason tend to let their pasts lead them in a direction that may lead to a road to lonely nights and sadness. Will they ever realize that if they just gave into their feelings, they might find something they never thought they would have? If you are looking for a book that will make you laugh until you cry and make you heart ache at the same time, this is the book for you. I can't wait to see what M.S. Brannon comes up with next! **ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review**
Ive1 More than 1 year ago
Finished this book with one sitting! It was hot, sexy, funny read. Very rarely I read romance with so much funny details. Mariah is a woman who has a son and seven years hasn't have a man in her bed. She desiced: NO MEN! Jason is millionaire and playboy. He doesn't need a woman in his life. He just need quickie with sexy woman. Until he meets Mariah. When you will read about their meeting you immediately can feel sparks. Jason offer Mariah to become his f*ck buddy. And she agrees. They have couple of rules, one of them no fell in love.... When Mariah starting to feel in love with him, and when she tells that to Jason he starting acting like a big jerk. I really hate him then. Ladies, believe you need to read this book. You will laugh, cry and drop your panties! ;) ARC Provided in exchange for an honest review
AleyD More than 1 year ago
I didn't quite know what to expect when MS Brannon popped up with a romantic comedy. I mean, she's known for ripping my heart out and stomping on it before she puts it back together with her Sulfur Heights Series; therefore, I was a little intrigued to see how she would do with a lighter story. I was definitely not disappointed! The humor left me rolling, and I thoroughly enjoyed the story that went with it. It was funny, a little emotional, and had a whole lot of sexy!
ChristieM1 More than 1 year ago
~5 AWESOME STARS~ Let me just begin by saying, I love this woman! I would give this book a gazillion stars if I could. Last Call is her newest book and is different from her other fantastic series, Sulfur Heights. While that series is darker, Last Call is a romantic comedy even though the characters do have things from their past that affect them in the present. Mariah is a twenty-six-year-old single mom. Her son is the result of a wild year in college filled with booze and sex. But, she is a very responsible mother who puts the needs of her son, Royce, before anything else. But, she finds herself missing someone to share her life with. Enter Jason Cain, the arrogant, sexy, self-made millionaire. The two meet at his nightclub, Toxic, while she is there with her friends celebrating her birthday. They share a mind-blowing sexual encounter in his office that night. They don’t expect to see each other again, because, of course, they don’t do relationships. Fate intervenes, and when they meet later, they agree to a “sex-only” relationship which turns out not to be so simple when they begin falling for each other. Will they cling to their pasts and remain alone, or take a chance and grab happiness? Read on to find out!!!! There are so many things I loved about this book. One is M.S. Brannon’s humor. OMG, there were times I laughed so hard I had tears in my eyes, especially where Mariah’s friends and family were concerned. This is the stuff you see in movies! There was sadness as well, but her humor always shone through. Her characters were so real to me that I felt like I knew them. Mariah is snarky and has a wicked sense of humor, but underneath it all, she has a heart of gold and one worthy of a good man to love. She’s a loyal friend and fantastic mother! The relationship she shares with Royce jumps off every page of this book. Everything she does if for him. And Royce…I’m in love with this child. He has his mother’s sense of humor, and I loved his scenes with Jason! He puts this big, sexy millionaire in his place several times. I had a love/hate relationship with Jason. Love finally won out in the end for me, but there were times I wanted to black both of his eyes where Mariah was concerned. I think I may have called him a couple of bad names throughout the book too. But, again, he redeemed himself! Mariah’s friends and family were hysterical. Even though some of them only had bit parts in this book, their personalities made me remember them. What else can I say except, this book was a perfect blend of love, sex, humor, family, and friendship, all the things that make life worth living, right? As I say in all my reviews, M.S. Brannon is perfection. She always writes from the heart whether it’s loss and devastation or love and laughter. It’s these things that made me love her from the beginning and these things that continue to make her one of my favorite writers. P.S. This would make a fantastic movie!!!!