The Last One by Tawdra Kandle
The One #1
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 for 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.
The last one is book #1 in The One series and the first book I have read by this author. I was gifted a copy of the book to read for Gemma Reads Too Much.
I love a good cheesy romance and that’s what this book is, good old fashioned romance.
Megan is a nice girl, she’s straight forward and at times a little jaded, but overall she’s a nice relatable character.
God Sam for the first half of the book I honestly just wanted to punch him!!!! He’s judgemental and obnoxious and so bloody self righteous I hated him!!!
Right up to the point when he stopped being a total jackass and starting being a swoon worthy, sexy farmer. Well then I sort of fell for him a little bit lol.
I loved that this book wasn’t angst ridden and dark. Sometimes light hearted love stories are perfect!!
This book has some seriously steamy moments, the sex was hot!!! But I don’t think that Sam really got the hang of the no strings sex thing he was just far too sweet and thoughtful.
At times I did feel like I needed to understand more of Megan’s back-story, her family situation was complicated and it was referred to as if the reader should understand what had happened. To my knowledge this isn’t a spinoff series so I would have liked a quick recap.
I can’t wait for Ali and Flynn’s story she’s a firecracker so I know it’s going to be intense.
This is a great beach read, light, airy and guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
The Last One gets 4 stars from me.