Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Review: Last Call by Alice Clayton

From NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY bestselling author Alice Clayton, known for her “deliciously addictive” (The Book Vixen) novels, this Cocktail series novella reunites readers with Caroline and Simon from the wildly successful Wallbanger.

Simon and Caroline are back for another round of baking, banging, and big life changes. Settling in, but never settling down, Caroline has finally struck a balance between the professional and the personal. As one of the top interior designers in San Francisco, she travels all over Northern California between nook time with Simon.

Perpetual globetrotter Simon has cut his frequent flyer miles in half over the last year, preferring to balance his professional and personal life, as well.

The next step in their lives seems preordained—toasts, veils, and the aisle of rose petals. But when an accident on a photo shoot in Southeast Asia brings Caroline the most terrifying phone call she could ever imagine, she has to ask whether “till death do us part” is a more realistic prospect than faces most couples.

It’s been a grand adventure, and Caroline and Simon wouldn’t go out without the best surprise ending ever. One part sexy, one part laughter, a dash of exotic locales, and one pink nightie, mixed with passion, and you’ve got Last Call. Served with a side of Clive.

4 Loved It Stars!

Review by Natasha Gentile 

Welcome back to the mix Simon and Caroline!

Simon and Caroline are back for another round of baking, banging, and big life changes. Settling in, but never settling down.

Caroline and Simon have finally got the groove into their relationship. She is one of the top interior designers and Simon is still  using up his frequent flyer miles.  They have their groove and they like it.

Everyone around them is either getting married, or having kids, leaving them out of the loop.  They don’t care, they are doing what they want for themselves.  These two bad asses aren't going to cave in to peer pressure.  Ok,  ok they cave somewhat..

And in that moment, I realized all the worrying, all the hand wringing and wonder ponder, all the thoughts about who says what’s right for a couple, and when is it too soon, and when is it the right time, and if it ain’t broke don’t blah blah blah.  Fuck all that noise.  It wasn’t about what was right for other couples, it was about what was right for us.  Simon and me.  Because when Wallbanger kneels down and asks you to be his wife, it’s not really something you need to think to long on.
Funny thing about getting proposed to in a shower.  You can’t tell which is water and which is tears.

So they caved, they did it, meet the newly engaged future Mr. and Mrs. Wallbanger.  So you're thinking what I’m thinking, this is it, it’s over.  They get married and live happily ever after.  HA HA HA nope not even close. Before reaching said aisle, they have one more hurdle to over come.  A hurdle that makes them step back and see exactly what matters and what doesn’t. 

“I could not possibly love your more,” I told him , bringing him down to me for a sweet kiss.

Seems like this was the last call for this couple, but did they still make the walls bang!


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