Last To Know

Last To Know

by Micalea Smeltzer

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ISBN-13: 9781508426677
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/09/2015
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 864,056
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.79(d)

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Last To Know 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
jenfer5264 More than 1 year ago
Loved this book! The characters were fun and believable, and I liked everything about it! Maddox was quite charming, and Emma was a sweet and likable! Big thumbs up! 
chucha_13 More than 1 year ago
The best things in life are free, and sweet. Get ready for an epic summer of your life. I’m so glad this was a timely read for me. Makes me longed to have those wonderful adventures with Maddox and Emma. Emma was just a simple girl who prefers books and her solitude. She wasn’t a party girl, so when her best friend was out there having the time of her life, she just sat and read book, until Maddox Wade came over and introduce himself. Maddox life wasn’t easy when he was young. But now, he has a good life and was thankful for it. Not just because he now belonged to a wonderful family, but he has an amazing career being the drummer in an up and coming band, Willow Creek. He didn’t expect himself to fall in love coming home this summer. But meeting the shy, unpretentious and smart Emma had his world ran out of its axis. It was refreshing to know someone who doesn’t know him, and someone who was willing to share adventures and take risk with him, even though he knows she was quite unsure of some of them. He promised her an epic summer, and Emma was going to have one.                  Emma was afraid of falling in love and risking her heart. Her father had left them two years ago and never came back. She never wished to experience it once again. That’s why she doesn’t want to trust Maddox. But Maddox is just too wonderful to resist. She couldn’t help but fall in love with him one adventure at a time. He was fun, he was exhilarating and he was something she needed in her life. But when secrets were out in the open, and Maddox might not be the person she thought he was – everything might crumble into pieces. Trust questioned and hearts break, will they be able to make it? Everyone that surrounds them were quite amazing too, even Mathias who started out an a**. Reading this was so much fun, I love them both: I love their zest for life, their quest for adventure and Emma taking the risk. She was a quiet and shy girl until someone pricks her little bubble and brought her out in the open. Every adventure allowed her to bloom. It’s sweet, romantic and a perfect summer read.
taisheena More than 1 year ago
I love this story. There is depth to the characters and the storyline is a fully developed plot.  I think Micalea has a great writing style and I enjoyed reading about Emma and Maddox. I Love that their friends have depth also, so often the secondary characters are ignored.  I am reading Never to Late next!  I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review. 
rocketlivy More than 1 year ago
Pretty good, but felt rushed at the end. The mystery was great but the ending was so-so. 
sunshine2010ND More than 1 year ago
This was a fun and lovable read. I think the plot was great and the mystery of the story line was great. I enjoyed this book and can't wait for the next in this series! Make sure you check out Maddox Emma and their hedgehogs!
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AmyBosica More than 1 year ago
Actual Rating: 4.5 stars Last To Know follows the story of Emma and Maddox. Emma has spent her life keeping to herself. If she's not reading or playing the piano, she's just spending time at home. She's quiet and doesn't trust very easily. Her plans for the summer were anything but exciting. The last thing she planned on was meeting Maddox.  Maddox is a game changer. He brings out a part of Emma that she thought was dead. Ordinary and boring are no longer acceptable. For the first time in a very long time, Emma decides to live a little, have fun and to have one unforgettable summer. As Emma embraces a summer full of adventures, she also takes a chance at something with Maddox. "I'm not too good for you. I'm average, Maddox. I'm just a girl and you're just a boy. But, together", I reached up with my free hand, clasping his jaw so he was forced down to look at me,"we're more. Maybe not perfect, but we're something pretty extraordinary."-Emma But, things are not always as they seem. Emma senses that Maddox is keeping a secret from her, but hopes that he will tell her in his own time. What she doesn't know is that the secret he is hiding has the power to destroy what they have. Will Maddox tell Emma what everyone else knows or will she be the last to know? I figured out what Maddox was hiding right away and honestly, I can't be mad at him for keeping his secret. For once in his life, he was just enjoying spending time with someone who didn't know his true identity and just liked him for him. And I loved what Maddox brought out in Emma. He made her live and try things that even I would be terrified of doing.  Emma had the best personality! She kept me on my toes. She starts off as quiet and reserved. Not really the person I expected to have crazy adventures. But, as time goes on, her character grows and puts her fears aside. She takes that chance and falls in love with Maddox. Emma's past experiences have made her afraid to fall in love and watching her overcome her past and insecurities was an amazing thing. Last to Know is what I would consider to be Mature YA and is a very refreshing story. The story-line is captivating and pulls you in from the very first page. I know I was definitely intrigued by Maddox and what "secret" he was hiding. I felt that the characters were extremely realistic and the way their struggles were written was so palpable. I felt as though I was going through everything with them.  Last To Know was very well written. It made me laugh, smile, swoon and even broke my heart at times. It reminded me of how it was to be young, in love and to just enjoy the simple things in life. This was such a refreshing read for me. Last To Know is an amazing start to The Willow Creek Series. I can't wait to see where the series will take us next.  *I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
mrswalker1220 More than 1 year ago
Last To Know follows the story of Emma and Maddox.  A small town girl who sticks to herself  and a small town boy who is just a bit famous because of his band, Willow Creek.  He is a hard one to resist and Emma soon finds herself very taken by him.  They spend a summer together trying out new things, being themselves, and really have a great time.  But things can change when they aren’t exactly what they seem and when you have been hurt in the past, its hard to forgive when what you think is the truth, isn’t.  I have loved every story that Micalea has written and Last To Know is one of my favorites. I found myself wrapped up in the story of these two. To be so young and full of life and start out from the beginning with adventures makes life so much happier. Emma and Maddox definitely have the chemistry and the passion for not just love, but life, and it definitely shines through with them.  I couldn’t put this book down and read it in one day. I enjoy Ms. Smeltzer’s writing style and the way that she can make you fall in love with a story as a whole, not just bits and pieces. Plus, there is a hedgehog and I mean HOW can you resist a hedgehog? It makes me want to go out and get one!   Grab a copy today and get lost in the world that Micalea has created. You will not be disappointed!