Tuesday 20 August 2019

πŸ’œ Renee Carlino πŸ’œ THE LAST POST πŸ’œ

© Bianca

• 20 August 2019
• standalone

4.9 Stars

In this evocative and poignant novel from the USA TODAY bestselling author of Blind Kiss and Wish You Were Here, a young widow in the midst of grieving her late husband through Facebook posts learns to heal and fall in love again.

“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 canyonand 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.

Written with RenΓ©e Carlino’s signature “tender and satisfying” (Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of Maybe in Another Life) prose, this warm and compassionate novel shows us how powerful the courage to love and live again truly is.

29 year old surgeon Laya has only been married to professional stunt-daredevil Cameron for a year, when he suddenly died doing a flying-stunt in France.
Now, almost a year later, Laya is back in New York to be near her dad .. but she's not living. She's just barely existing. She even stopped working as a doctor.
The only thing that seems to help her is writing little messages on Cameron's Facebook page.
But her dad and Cameron's family want her to stop. She can't go on pretending that he'll read those messages and come back...
Enter Micah. He's also stuck in his life. He loves his job as an architect at Laya's dad's company. But he doesn't love-love it anymore. He doesn't love New York anymore. He hates the dating, one-night stand, clubbing life. He's too old for that sh*t!
That's when he sees Laya for the first time and he's blown away by her beauty and her sadness.
He tries to get to know her, to help her. But can she love again?
Micah is not giving up easily! But is there really a chance???

What will happen with Laya & Micah?
Will there be a HEA?

Well, that was a Renee Carlino book. And again I started crying and feeling while reading the first pages. Well, to be honest, I kinda already cried reading the blurb!
Ugh, I hate it when people die in books. Ok, in real life too obviously. But in books - we don't want people dying! At least we only got one chapter with Cameron - we couldn't fall in mega love with him before he died.
And then there's Micah. And he's soo adorable. He's not the perfect billionaire CEO we so often get these days. He's a bit broken too. He's in therapy for some things ...
I just loved him!
And I loved Laya too.
They would be soo perfect for each other! But of course Laya's husband just died. She can't immediately fall in love with Micah. And lots of things happen before we can even think about that happy end!
I really adored this book. I cried a lot. But it was also so very adorable and sweet and New Yorkish and so full of love and family and hope.
Great book!

THE LAST POST was such a beautiful and adorable and heartbreaking love storyRun to your nearest amazon asap for your own Micah - he'll be sold out in no time !!!


Stalking RenΓ©e:

RenΓ©e 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.