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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Review: The Last Guy by Ilsa Madden-Mills and Tia Louise

Get. This. Book. I’m serious. It was dirty, naughty, fun and it definitely went on my “Re-Read” list.

Format: .mobi (Purchased. )
Publisher: Ilsa-Louise Books
Release Date: June 12, 2017

From Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills and international bestselling author Tia Louise…

The first rule of office romance is don’t do it—especially if your dream is to hold the anchor spot on the nightly news and your boss is trying to get you fired.

But one look at Cade Hill, the sexy new sports director, and uptight reporter Rebecca Fieldstone is daydreaming about other things.

Sex in his office…
Sex in the on-set kitchen…
Sex in the supply closet…

She can’t stop thinking about the former NFL quarterback and how perfect he’d look between her sheets—except he’s an arrogant jerk with a huge… ego.

He’s the last guy she’d ever have a one-night stand with.

Cade Hill draws a thick professional line on office romance—until it comes to the hyper-focused Rebecca. He wants her, and he gets his wish when a chance encounter has them having the hottest sex of their lives.

It’s just a hook-up, she says.
When can we do it again? he says.

With Rebecca determined to keep Cade in the friend zone, it’s going to be an uphill battle for Cade to convince her he’s the last guy she’ll ever want.

What’s it About? Reporter Rebecca Fieldstone is trying to hold on to her job as an anchor on the nightly news but her boss wants her gone. Complicating matters is Cade Hill, the sexy new sports director and official pain in her butt. The two butt heads on almost any subject and while they’re attracted to each other, they’d never risk their jobs for a hook up. Until one night when they’re both off the clock and happen to be at the same place at the same time. It’s a hotter than hot one night stand that Rebecca claims she doesn’t want to repeat, meanwhile Cade can’t wait to convince her to do it again. And again. And again. Until Cade decides he wants more than just hookups with Rebecca and has to work extra hard to convince her to give him a chance.

Overall reaction to the story? The Last Guy is a wildly entertaining, hot as hell workplace romantic comedy that I didn’t even know I needed. It was exactly what I needed to lift my spirits this week, and the weird thing was, I didn’t even know my spirits needed lifting until after I started reading it. Here’s the thing, I normally don’t like to read first person POV romances and that’s what initially had me on the fence but I read an excerpt and I couldn’t resist giving it a try and I’m so glad I did! Both Ilsa Madden-Mills and Tia Louise are new-to-me authors and I loved this joint collaboration. I’m definitely going to be checking out both of them in the near future.

Describe the hero in five words: Cocky. Sweet. Intelligent. Stubborn. Fun.
Did you like him? Yes.
Why? On the surface Cade seems like the kind of guy you just won’t like at all. He’s a jock with a rich family name and I was set to hate the guy but it didn’t take long to see that while Cade is definitely arrogant at times, he’s mostly this hard working, loyal friend and brother. I loved him. He had a cocky sense of humor (No pun intended) that I couldn’t help but laugh at but at the same time he didn’t take his job for granted and he didn’t patronize Rebecca because she was a woman of a “certain age.” He could spot talent and had no problems complimenting Rebecca even if he didn’t like her at the beginning. To me he was an honest to goodness, genuine guy that just happened to be famous.

Describe the heroine in five words: Funny. Intelligent. Stubborn. Clumsy. Vulnerable.
Did you like her? Most of the time.
Why? Rebecca didn’t exactly come off as a hard hitting reporter to me. She was close to meltdown territory from start almost to the very end and she didn’t always act in a professional manner. That said, she was also charmingly clumsy and had the worst bouts of bad luck you could think of but managed to handle it with a stiff upper lip when other women (Me) would have cried out of sheer humiliation. In the beginning, I didn’t want to like her but she didn’t take long to win me over with her very real and relatable inner conflicts.

Let’s talk about the romance: I love a good enemies to lovers trope and The Last Guy is definitely that. There was an innate curiosity and reluctant admiration between Cade and Rebecca that, with the help of a few shots quickly turned into a hot-to-the-touch case of lust. The physical chemistry between them was unbelievable and definitely had me looking for the nearest pitcher of ice water. It’s that hot between them! What I did notice is that there wasn’t much time devoted to the emotional buildup between Cade and Rebecca. It was sex, work, and them circling around each other, then back to sex. Which in any other case would have been a downer but in this case it worked. The Last Guy is a sexual, romantic comedy that does exactly what it sets out to do: Put a smile on readers’ faces. And hey I totally bought their happy ending because these two

How about that supporting cast? As if The Last Guy wasn’t already funny enough with main characters like Cade and Rebecca, there’s also Cade’s younger brother Trent and Rebecca’s roommate, the fabulously stylish Chas-say McQueen. I adored the diversity that these two brought along with the tugs on my heartstrings because whenever Trent was around, he brought out a different side of Cade that no one else could.

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