The Last Post by Renee Carlino ~ Review

The Last Post by Renee Carlino ~ ReviewAlso by this author: Swear on This Life
The Last Post by Renee Carlino
ASIN: B07MGS87VH
ISBN: 1501189646
Published by Atria Books on August 20, 2019
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 304
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three-stars

See you on the other side.

Laya Marston’s husband, Cameron, a daredevil enthusiast, always said this before heading off on his next adventure. He was the complete opposite of her, ready and willing to dive off a cliff-face, or parachute across a canyon—and Laya loved him for it. But she was different: pragmatic, regimented, devoted to her career and to supporting Cameron from the sidelines of his death-defying feats.

Opposites attract, right?

But when Cameron dies suddenly and tragically, all the stages of grief go out the window. Laya becomes lost in denial, living in the delusion that Cameron will come back to her. She begins posting on his Facebook page, reminiscing about their life together, and imagining new adventures for the two of them.

Micah Evans, a young and handsome architect at Laya’s father’s firm, is also stuck––paralyzed by the banal details of his career, his friendships, and his love life. He doesn’t know what he’s looking for, only that there is someone out there who can bring energy and spirit to the humdrum of his life.

When Micah discovers Laya’s tragic and bizarre Facebook posts, he’s determined to show Laya her life is still worth living. Leaving her anonymous gifts and notes, trying to recreate the sense of adventure she once shared with her late husband, Micah finds a new passion watching Laya come out of the darkness. And Laya finds a new joy in the experiences Micah has created for her.

But for Laya, letting another man in still feels like a betrayal to her late husband. Even though Micah may be everything she could wish for, she wonders if she deserves to find happiness again.

“There are times in life when the pendulum swinging between happiness and sadness begins to slow. The powerful force of emotions goes dormant, we pause, look up, and realize we are finally content.”

 

 

 

Review:

I have read every book by Renee. For the most part, everyone of her books I have adored. There was one that was ok, nothing really wrong with it, but it didn’t wow me. I feel that this one will be in the latter category. I did finish this, I do not think it was bad, but I do feel it wasn’t for me. I need to connect with the characters more than I did in this book. I need to see and feel the spark between them to be able to root for them. I didn’t do any of that in this book. I love her and her writing, but this was just a miss for me.

 

“Scars are a testament to the love and the relationships I had for and with each person. And if the scar is deep, so was the love. So be it. Scars are a testament to life.” 

three-stars

About Renee Carlino

Renée Carlino is a screenwriter and bestselling author of romantic women’s novels and new adult fiction. She lives in Southern California with her husband, two sons, and their sweet dog June. When she’s not at the beach with her boys or working on her next project, she likes to spend her time reading, going to concerts, and eating dark chocolate.

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