Book Review: The Last by Tawna Fenske
Book Blurb: Sarah Keating was sure she’d be married by 30. Husband, kids, the kick-ass career helping adults with Down Syndrome—she assumed she’d have it all, and there’d be no need to fall back on the marriage pact she made with her best pal from college.
But a tipsy message she sends from her birthday party brings Ian Nolan to her door ready to rock her world, and not just with mind-blowing sex. He’s up for tying the knot, and has a million pragmatic reasons it makes perfectly good sense.
As Sarah and Ian test drive their marriage-of-convenience, they navigate awkward business dinners, a slippery steam room hookup, and a costume party gone awry. Their friendship is stronger than ever, and the sexual chemistry is off the charts.
But is that enough to make a marriage work, or will one of them fall hard and end up brokenhearted?
Note: The Last is book number three of a series, however, each book is a standalone story.
Disclaimer: I have received an advanced reader copy in exchange for my honest opinion. My opinions and reviews are solely my own.
Heat Level: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 out of 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Heart Level: 💘💘💘💘💘 out of 💘💘💘💘💘
LOL's: 😂😂😂 out of 😂😂😂😂😂
Favorite quotes: "Is that a butthole?" "Yep. The feline variety"
"Love is daisies and mushy cards,sure,but it's so much more than that. It's trusting another person to hold your heart in their hands without breaking it...It's the knowledge that sharing the heartache makes it easier to bear. It's knowing someone else has your back no matter what"
Oh, this book. This book was difficult to read. Not because there was anything wrong with it, but because it had ALL the feels. All of them. And I was not prepared. There were tears. When you are reading a Tawna Fenske book, you expect the laughs, but those pesky tears will sneak on you!
Ian is scarred by his parent's divorce and his brother Shane's death. He's unwilling to suffer again, so he closes himself off and refuses to fall in love.He associates love with suffering and who can blame him, really. Not after what he's been through. He'll soon learn that sometimes, love will sneak on you.
Sarah has a heart of gold, a social worker that manages a group home for adults with Down Syndrome. She's always wanted the whole package: love, kids, and picket fence. At first, she is sure she can settle for what Ian is offering. But she soon discovers that it's just not enough. Not when she has fallen in love with her old best friend.
This book has been the perfect conclusion to this series. It struck the perfect balance of sexy scenes, laugh out loud moments, and emotion. I definitely recommend, but keep a hanky nearby, just in case. Another winner for Tawna Fenske!