I warned you, did I not, that you might be seeing this book hanging out around here a bit this week? I love Tawdra's romance books and can't help signing up to promote them with everyone! That said, although this was going to be a strictly promotional post with an awesome giveaway (see the rafflecopter below), I decided to go ahead and toss my review in here as well :)
The Last One
(The One Trilogy, Book 1)
by: Tawdra Kandle
Publication: Hayson Publishing (Sept 28, 2014)
Length: 263 pages
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Meghan Hawthorne is restless. The last year has been a roller coaster: her widowed mother just married a long-time family friend. Her younger brother unexpectedly became a father and a husband. Everyone's life is changing ... except hers. As she begins her final summer of college, Meghan's looking for excitement and maybe a little romance. Nothing serious; this girl just wants to have fun.
But the only man for Meghan turns out to be the last one she expects.
Sam Reynolds doesn't need excitement, and he doesn't want romance. Fun is out of the question. He's been the steady, responsible one since his parents were killed, and serious is his way of life.
When Sam rescues Meghan alongside a dark Georgia backroad, she falls hard for his deep brown eyes and slow drawl. But making him see her as more than just a party girl won't be easy. Sam's tempted by the fiery young artist, even as he realizes that giving into his feelings will mean radical change ... maybe more than he can handle.
Nobody ever said love was simple.
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My Thoughts :
I love reading Tawdra's books! When I finished The Posse, I clearly remember bugging her for another book. I need more on these people! Thankfully she obliged and gave us a spin-off featuring Meghan. Meghan is a sweet, feisty girl who is still getting over her father's death, her mother's marriage to a family friend and basically everyone in her life going through major changes except her. After returning to her apartment from a trip visiting home, she decides to go out drinking and dancing with her roommate and best friend. Meghan drinks a bit more than she should and is passed out in the car while her best friend drives them home. They end up along side the road when the car breaks down and luckily a nice HOT guy stops to help them. Sam ends up carrying a passed out Meghan from her car to a loaner and there is this moment ... this moment that sends goosebumps all over when she wakes up briefly, touches his face and says "Oh, it's you." before passing back out. In that moment, you know that this is going to be one hell of a love story. That was my clincher, I knew that no matter what I wouldn't be putting this book down until I found out how their story ended up.
The summer before your senior year of college should be spent doing something exciting before you have to settle down into real life.. Meghan wants to get away from everything and redefine herself, so she decides to join the Art Corps - sending art students far and wide to areas that have had to cancel their art program. Unfortunately, circumstances defined Meghan's wish for a location where no one knew her, and she was assigned to Burton - home of Sam.
Watching the two of them first fight their attraction and finally give into it is exhilarating! The chemistry between Meghan and Sam is such that if you were in the room with them, you would be able to feel the sparks flying. Still, both have their own issues and demons that they must fight. They are both a bit hardheaded and stubborn, which frankly doesn't surprise me.
I laughed, I sighed way too many times, and yes some tissues were used. I can't wait for the next installment !!
I received an ARC digital copy of this book from Hayson Publishing in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. All are my own opinions and not compensated by any individual, organization, or company.
Tawdra Kandle writes romance in just about all forms. She loves unlikely pairings, strong women, sexy guys, hot love scenes and just enough conflict to make it interesting. Her books run from YA paranormal romance (The King Series), through NA paranormal and contemporary romance (The Serendipity Duet, Perfect Dish Duo, The One Trilogy) to adult contemporary and paramystery romance (Crystal Cove Books and Recipe for Death Series). She lives in central Florida with a husband, kids, sweet pup, and too many cats. And yeah, she rocks purple hair.
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