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A GAME OF CAT AND MOUSE FILLED WITH DARK DESIRES AND DANGEROUS SECRETS…
Emily Wayborn has made a decision.
She might not fully trust handsome and deadly Reeve Sallis, but he is the one person that gives her what she needs. With Reeve she can finally be herself. Submitting to him is the only thing keeping her grounded as the rest of her life falls apart. But the hotelier is a master at keeping secrets and as she continues her quest for answers someone is making sure she doesn’t find them.
Time is running out and she is questioning everything she thought she knew about friendship and love. She must now make an impossible choice that will determine if she will survive with her heart…or at all.
Wow!! This book sure did keep me on my toes right through to the very end. I have only just finished this story and my brain is in a whirl trying to process everything that has happened. "Last Kiss" was jam packed with mystery, suspense and drama that kept me turning those pages throughout every chapter. When I first started this book, I did wonder if I should re-read "First Touch", however I soon realised that it wouldn't be necessary as I quickly began to remember how Emily and Reeve's relationship had played out. Once I had been reminded of the story, I couldn't wait to continue to see what the couple's future held.
"He was the master of my heart and my body. Maybe even the master of my soul."
In this concluding part to the series, I had major problems with who to trust and who not to trust. I felt as though I was constantly going around in circles, wondering who was truly on Emily's side. Reeve was one of these characters. I really wanted to love Reeve and there were moments that I could see myself falling for him, only I still, at the back of my mind feared that his actions were not genuine. I couldn't help but feel that he was hiding something and for that reason, Reeve never had my complete trust.
"I love you so thoroughly it feels like you're in my DNA.
Like you must be part of my genetic code
because there's no part of me that isn't linked to you."
Because of the way I felt towards the characters in this book, I often thought that Emily would have been better off getting out of the situation altogether. It was a mystery to me how things would work out for her and half of me was convinced that something bad was about to happen to her, but than the other half of me wanted Emily to stick around for Reeve, just in case he turned out to be a good guy after all. As you've probably worked out, I spent the majority of this story trying to second guess what was on the horizon. There was nothing predictable about Emily and Reeve and I was on the edge of my seat until the very last page. The story was brilliantly written and full of twists and turns so if you love a book that will keep you guessing, this series is not to be missed. It is another hit from Laurelin Paige.
"No matter what I did or said, I belonged to him. I always would."
"Last Kiss" gets ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ from me.
NY Times & USA Today Bestselling author Laurelin Paige is a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there’s kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn’t seem to complain, however. When she isn’t reading or writing sexy stories, she’s probably singing, watching Game of Thrones and the Walking Dead, or dreaming of Michael Fassbender.
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Q&A With Laurelin Paige
1. You must know your characters pretty well by now: do you feel that they have a life of their own, or do they toe the line?
I wish I knew my characters better! I often try to make them do things that are not true to who I envision them as and then the story gets off. I try to listen to them. I need to listen to them more.
2. How do you plot your novels – do you have any strange processes you go through/any mascots?
No strange processes. No mascots. Plotting is the fun part. I often do it in a notebook but sometimes on a computer. I number out how many chapters I want there to be and then I fill in the key things that I know are going to happen first. I fill in the rest around it as I come up with it. Usually there are a lot of changes by the time I’m done and it keeps changing as I write.
3. Did you have any scenes you particularly enjoyed writing, and why?
I really liked writing the scene in First Touch where Emily and Reeve are having breakfast together and she sees his picture in the paper. I like the banter between them. They both have their guard down and that’s my favorite kind of scene to write.
4. What are your main inspirations?
I get a lot of inspiration from other authors. I really like seeing what they’re doing. It pushes me a lot. I’m also inspired by the idea of the puzzle. Writing books is like putting together a puzzle and knowing the finished product will be a picture that wasn’t there before is sometimes all the inspiration I need.
Sometimes I inspire my daily writing goals with mini prizes. Yesterday I got to get a pedicure when I hit my goal for the day. J
5. How’s 2016 looking for you J?
This year has been quite busy! I had a co-written book out in February (Love Struck, with Kayti McGee), a co-written book out in March (Porn Star, with Sierra Simone), a novella out in May (Falling Under You), and Last Kiss came out in June. Chandler comes out next for me in September, followed by Screwmates in November and there just might be another surprise sometime before the year is out!