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domingo, 31 de agosto de 2014

What I think of The Last Thing + giveaway

Hi, book buddies :o) As a fan of Goodreads, one day I was lucky enough to bump into the author of THE LAST THING, who was preparing for her future release. I could jump into the wagon and here I am, having read this pretty reversed love story. Weird? No, good.

This story could well be about when life empties you, it always brings hope afterwards.

The most unlikely couple get together for one night. It's unbridled desire to forget the horror from the past for Quinn, and it's a strong pull for Chase. They don't want to date , but an undercurrent of emotion doesn't let them  forget what they could become together if they allowed it to happen. It doesn't seem more than a dream though. He is so busy with his acting career and being single, and she has a huge  pile of regrets and guilt on her shoulders. The unexpected is fate's way to change all that.

The pros:

- a girl who doesn't look for commitment because her heart is mourning

- a first intimate encounter that's hot and promising

- a twist that throws both characters into something they don't want but need (it was pretty exciting on paper to see them thus connected, though in real life would have scared the living daylights out of me)

- sweet development of the relationship, it starts strong and then it takes its time to lay some good foundation

The cons:

- casual narrative that doesn't soar the story out of normalcy

- dialogues that sometimes feel like "been there, read that"

I enjoyed how both characters have to deal with their issues of fame and emotional turmoil, and then they find the strength they need to do so in each other. There's a big tragedy in Quinn's life. I felt sorry for her and moved by how sweet it is that Chase is trying to support her when nobody had.

However, I wasn't that much captivated by it at first. I didn't really feel connected to their story until further into it. It gets progressively better and more meaningful which is exactly what must have been like for them too.

For someone with a trauma like Quinn's, it's harder to face the kind of public life Chase leads. I relate to her absolute reluctance to be subjected to the critical eye of the world. The end of the story is full of drama, betrayal and heartbreak

All in all, it's a good story about recovering from past hurts. I liked how the hidden truth comes up at the end. The female character goes through a massive evolution and her strength is hard-earned. I admire her for her big steps. 

And if there is a message that we can take out of reading this book, let it be this: there's hope to find yourself again.

The Last Thing Blog Tour Aug 15- Sept 2nd

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The Last Thing by Briana Gaitan
Release Date: August 15th
Designer: Cover it designs

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Plagued by past mistakes in both love and life, Quinn Bardot is in a bad place. With nowhere else to turn, she escapes to LA clinging to the promise of a fresh start. 

Chase Crowley is known for being selfish and unbelievably persistent. All he's ever wanted is to become a successful actor. But now that he is about to have it all, he finds that something is still missing. Money and fame isn't what he expected.

After a fervent encounter, the two of them are thrown into a situation that neither is prepared for. Can Quinn extinguish her fears and let Chase in? Can Chase learn to put someone else's needs before his own?

The Last Thing is a novel all about love, Hollywood, and accepting what life throws at you even if it is the last thing you want. 

(This is a New Adult Romance novel & contains language & adult situations. Not recommended for readers younger than 17)
***The Last Thing is a stand alone book with NO cliff hanger ending. It is book one in the Hollywood Timelines series.***

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Briana Gaitan grew up in the South, but calls herself a geek at heart. She is a blogger,author,and fangirl who loves Star Wars, Star Trek, and Jewelry (bet you never thought you'd hear those three things in a sentence together) For fun, she loves watching any show on the SyFy channel, relaxing with her family, reading, and listening to indie music (sometimes all at the same time). Briana loves to write stories where there are no limits to the imagination. She is also the co-author of the fantasy Ethereal Underground series.


Good luck, book buddies :o)

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