Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Blog Tour-Review: Last Call by Alannah Lynne (Heat Wave Novel #2)

(Heat Wave Novel #2)
Adult Contemporary Romance
Release: October 1, 2012

In LAST CALL, Gavin McLeod is a man who has it all. His corporate climb has positioned him as the next CEO at Holden Enterprises and he is financially stable, allowing him to provide for the grandfather who raised him. His private life is also on fire, as evidenced by the successful seduction of a sexy bartender who gets under his skin and makes him crave more than just sex. Life is perfect until the alluring woman in his arms turns out to be a serious road-block to his future, one that could bring everything he's worked for crashing down around him.

Sunny Black has spent her entire life tending to the needs of others: caring for her younger brother since she was ten, and serving bar patrons night after night. For the first time in years, she puts herself first, taking a trip on the wild side with a customer whose raw sexuality is too strong to deny. The next morning, however, she learns that in addition to rocking her world, the stranger might destroy everything and everyone she’s worked so hard to protect.

A game of sexual seduction and corporate chess ensues, but when Gavin and Sunny are unable to negotiate a satisfying resolution, Gavin’s boss steps in and puts both their lives at risk.
Each book in the Heat Wave series stands alone and can be read out of order.

My Review

Unbelievably hot, plenty of tension, a few twists and a touch of suspense...that's what you'll get here with Alannah Lynne's Last Call.  Characters with depth plus an intriguing storyline are what make this story a really great read, one that you'll wind up recommending to your friends and one you'll probably want to read again.

I really liked Sunny, our female lead.  She is so very strong, having to help raise her brother and keep everything together for the both of them.  She is feisty and still sweet, and is definitely on my list of favorite female leads.  Then there's Gavin-another strong character who thought he knew what he wanted, until after he meets Sunny.  He's protective, sexy and wants to do the right thing-and not necessarily because of Sunny.  These two are scorching hot together, and they are surrounded by quite a few really great supporting characters who help round out the story quite nicely...including Robby, Sunny's brother with his overly protective nature toward his sister, and Max, Gavin's boss who really turns out to be...well, I'll just let you find out.

Between Gavin trying to find a balance between what he needs to do for his job and his budding relationship with Sunny, this story packs plenty of tension-along with plenty of hot and steamy scenes-and it kept me thoroughly drawn in from start to finish.  It is written well, flowing seamlessly, and you get not only Gavin and Sunny's points of view, but also Max's daughter Callie (who's been crushing on Gavin for years).  This adds a lot of dimension to the story, making for a richer, fuller tale which is quite satisfying for the reader.

A great romance read and a fantastic addition to the author's Heat Wave novels, Last Call was a 5-star read for me.  I can't wait to read the next in the series!  Recommended for romance lovers 18+.

About the Author
Alannah believes there's nothing more magical than finding the other half of your soul, experiencing fiery passion, and knowing you've found happily-ever-after.
She loves going to work each day (in sweats and a T-shirt) and writing about hot heroes and feisty heroines who torment each other in the most delicious ways before finding their happy ending.
She lives in the coastal region of North Carolina with her husband, who also happens to be her best friend and biggest fan. They have two sons, a dog, and two cats.

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