Thursday, May 23, 2013

Review: The Last Boyfriend by J.S. Cooper

Lucky Morgan has had her share of heartbreak. She is devastated when her boyfriend dumps her after sleeping with him and she vows to herself that she won't be used again. She decides that the next guy she dates and sleeps with, will be her one true love.

Zane Beaumont is the mysterious and snooty guy that comes into her diner every Friday night with a different girl. He's the type of guy she's learned to avoid: carefree, fast, handsome, rich, and sarcastic. Unfortunately, she can't stop thinking about the devilish gleam in his eyes.

When Lucky's car breaks down one night after a party, it is Zane who comes to her rescue. As Zane attempts to sweep Lucky off of her feet, she soon realizes that nothing is as it seems and that Zane may very well be the guy for whom she changes the rules. That is until she meets Braydon.

Source: Reviewer purchase

I came across this book in a message from the author on my Facebook page. I'm always in the market for new books even though I have more than I could ever possibly read. I just so happened to have a gift card so I figured I'd support the authors that shared links with me. I still had yet to read it and bought it weeks ago. She either has some really awesome fans or a very effective street team. My inbox was FLOODED with praise for The Last Boyfriend! I decided that I needed to drop everything and read this book. I'm so glad that I did!

I'll start off with my feelings at the beginning of the book. Lucky pissed me off for the first two chapters. If she complained one more frickin time about Zane Beaumont being this, this, this and that, I was going to jump in the pages and choke her. Thank goodness she got over that quickly because I grew to love her character. She was such a sweetheart with bouts of wit. I love my female leads to have a little spunk in them.

Zane...where do I start with Zane? He's one of those asshole male leads that you just can't help but love. :-P He's so guarded with his emotions that he pushes Lucky away every chance he gets. He's like an abused puppy that you just want to have sex cuddle with to make him feel better. This book definitely had those steamy moments mixed with angst that I love in my romance novels.

One of my readers on Facebook said that the ending "just doesn't wrap things up." Now here is where I'm conflicted. Did I like the ending? Yes. Did I feel like it was missing something? Yes. There's part of the story line that was left unfinished, but I'm hoping the author will complete it in the next book. And can I just say bravo on the cover choice?! It's simple yet his look is so scorching! I've seen this model on several covers but I had yet to see this one. I couldn't help buy picture him as Zane because he's so frickin fine!


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