Last Kiss by Laurelin Paige…ARC Review


Last Kiss by Laurelin Paige is out TODAY!

Series: First and Last #2
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Genre: Romantic Suspense/ Contemporary Romance

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“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



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:

Last Kiss is the final part in author Laurelin Paige’s First and Last duet and after being left hanging on the edge of my seat since finishing the first book, First Touch, I was chomping at the bit for this conclusion.  Well, it was worth every freaking second of wait. This book was simply phenomenal.

Two things – first: You really need to read First Touch before this book.  You will be totally lost if you don’t.  Second: I don’t do spoilers so I am going to try my best to deliver this review without ruining even the tiniest detail for you!

I was left with a pit in my stomach after finishing First Touch and was so worried for the situation Emily and Reeve were in.  Every time I thought about it I got anxious.  Even months later after finishing the book. There was so much with this couple that I just loved and I wanted nothing but a happy ending for them. Luckily this book picks up right were book one left off and I dove right in.

Emily and Reeve are beyond intense and delve into some dark moments in their journey but they brought out feelings in my that I can’t say I’ve ever felt for two fictional characters before. It’s a rollercoaster of ups and downs, highs and lows, good and bad and I ate it up like a decadent dessert.  There were so many elements to their story…suspicions, betrayal, high emotions, suspense, and mystery.  Last Touch was decidedly more emotional than First Kiss and it was fitting in a way that made so much sense.  All of these highs and lows lead to the beauty of truth, love, and the peace that comes with it.  And of course, the heat and chemistry between them is done so damn well and is so deliciously sublime.

As I sit here and try to type out just how amazing this First and Last reading journey had been, I find as though I’m at loss. It’s truly something you just have to experience for yourself and I can guarantee it will be unlike anything you’ve ever read.  Yes, it’s THAT good.  Laurelin Paige is a freaking master and I seriously bow down to her ability to pull emotions and feelings out of this sometimes jaded reader.  It’s when books like this come along that I get a slap back into the reality of just how amazing the escapes of reading can be.  Thank you, Ms. Paige, for one hell of a ride!


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About Laurelin:


NY Times & USA Today Bestselling author Laurelin Paige is a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there’s kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn’t seem to complain, however. When she isn’t reading or writing sexy stories, she’s probably singing, watching Game of Thrones and the Walking Dead, or dreaming of Michael Fassbender.

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