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Last Chance by Lauren Runow…Release Day Blitz & Review

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Last Chance by Lauren Runow! 

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Title: Last Chance by Lauren Runow
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Designer: Designed With Grace
Release Date: January 9, 2017

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Synopsis

Last Chance is a story of love and heartache proving that life is not always fair, but it’s worth the pain to get the moments you’ll treasure forever.

Mackenzie

From the very first moment I laid eyes on him, I knew my heart was his for the taking. He was the boy who filled me with butterflies and made my palms turn clammy at the mere sight of him.

There was only one problem… he was my best friend’s older brother.

It’s been eight years since I’ve last seen him, and I refuse to live another day without telling him the truth. So here I stand, taking my last chance to get him to notice me, my last chance to see if he feels the same way.

I need to know if he is just a fantasy, or if he could be my reality…

Before my reality changes forever.

Connor

I never wanted a girlfriend; I was burned by love and vowed to never go down that road again. But when the beautiful girl I’ve known practically my entire life snuck her way into my arms there was something that changed in me. I wanted to be with her, next to her. Just simply kissing her lips made my life complete.

Now I have one mission.

To make hers complete, too.

 

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GOD DAMNIT, Lauren!!! I love you and I hate you right now. LOL This book was so much more than what I thought it was going to be when I started reading it. I went into this book blind – I didn’t read the blurb and just dove right in. And let me tell you, even after finishing this, I went back and read the blurb and it still won’t prepare you for everything and to be honest, I love that the blurb doesn’t give the story away. But geezus, this book had me in a ball of emotions.

I am going to say this now and get it out of the way. If this book came with any type warning as to what is going to possibly happen in this book, the whole plot of this book would have been ruined. So any reader out there that states they wish they had an inkling of what was going to happen needs to be quiet; giving away any portions of a book because the reader needs “to be prepared” for what is going to happen is ridiculous. You need to go into this book without any knowledge of what is to come – enjoy the “suspense” of what the author is writing. It just makes the book that so much more enjoyable and meaningful.

I am writing this review with tears streaming down my face, even a day after I finished this book; I just can’t hold them in. This book broke me, it really did. I applaud Lauren for writing such a heart wrenching book, but I want to “yell” at her too for making me feel so much. LOL But in all honesty, I love when an author is able to pull such strong emotions from me – I was completely vested in these characters and their story; they became like family to me.

I won’t say much about this book except is it soooo much more than the blurb. Kenzie is one hell of a strong woman; she’s a god damn pillar of strength. I just can’t fathom being in her shoes, but she definitely made me want to be just as strong as she. And Connor – that man is one in a million. There are no others like him. This story is heart wrenching yet so beautiful. I can’t say enough wow’s to express my feelings on this book.

Something I feel that is worth mentioning too, is the songs that Lauren mentions throughout this book. Many of the books I read, songs are always mentioned in them and at times I do look them up, and sometimes I just ignore it altogether. However, with this book, these songs were a very important part of the story and I felt moved to look up the lyrics to them and even listen to them (when I could) while reading this book. And wow are they even more impactful than I anticipated.

And that’s all you are getting from me on that. Just be prepared for more when you read this book. The story is so beautiful but will make you cry. Once you start this book, you won’t be able to stop reading it. I finished this book while I was at work because I had to know how it all played out. And yes, I was ugly crying so hard, I had to leave my office to compose myself.

Lauren’s message behind this story is something we all take for granted daily. Live life to it’s fullest, each day is a blessing. Never take for granted what you already have; it’s not always greener on the other side.

Lauren, you are a diamond in the rough that everyone needs to know about. Your writing is impeccable. Your characters are so real and their stories are amazing. And I love that write not only contemporary but erotic/bdsm novels. I can’t wait to read more from you in the future.

 

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 About the Author:
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Lauren Runow is the author of multiple Adult Contemporary Romance novels, some more dirty than others. When Lauren isn’t writing, you’ll find her listening to music, at her local CrossFit, reading, or at the baseball field with her boys. Her only vice is coffee, and she swears it makes her a better mom!

Lauren is a graduate from the Academy of Art in San Francisco and is the founder and co-owner of the community magazine she and her husband publish. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two sons.

You can also stay in touch through the social media links below.

Twitter at https://twitter.com/LaurenRunow

Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/laurenjrunow

Instagram at https://instagram.com/Lauren_Runow/

BookBub at https://www.bookbub.com/authors/laure…

or sign up for her newsletter at http://eepurl.com/btD6j9

Comments

  1. 3rsthreers says:

    Loved the Last Chance. Who knew that I didn’t need a typical HEA to fall in love with thecharacters and story. This is beautiful story of devotion.

  2. Kathy valentine says:

    Great review court!!! Shared on all my socials!!

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