Perfect Ending! Last Call by Alice Clayton

Posted January 6, 2015 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 4 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Perfect Ending! Last Call by Alice ClaytonLast Call by Alice Clayton
Series: Cocktail #4.5
Published by Gallery Books on January 6th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 176
Format: Paperback
Source: Publisher
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four-half-stars

Simon and Caroline are back for another round of baking, banging, and big life changes. Settling in, but never settling down, Caroline has finally struck a balance between the professional and the personal. As one of the top interior designers in San Francisco, she travels all over Northern California between nook time with Simon.

Perpetual globetrotter Simon has cut his frequent flyer miles in half over the last year, preferring to balance his professional and personal life, as well.

The next step in their lives seems preordained—toasts, veils, and the aisle of rose petals. But when an accident on a photo shoot in Southeast Asia brings Caroline the most terrifying phone call she could ever imagine, she has to ask whether “till death do us part” is a more realistic prospect than faces most couples.

It’s been a grand adventure, and Caroline and Simon wouldn’t go out without the best surprise ending ever. One part sexy, one part laughter, a dash of exotic locales, and one pink nightie, mixed with passion, and you’ve got Last Call.

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I adore Alice Clayton’s Cocktail series! Clayton writes some of the wittiest romances I’ve ever read. Sure they are sexy but the fun banter behind the characters is what keeps me coming back and we get it in spades with LAST CALL.

While LAST CALL is generally about Caroline and Simon it’s we get updates on the previous couples, and a look into what their futures may hold. Some are married, getting married, had babies, have babies in the oven. This motley crew are growing up but some are still far from being a grown up. LOL

LAST CALL has it all. Romance, wedding cake, garlic foam and Clive’s own epilogue. I’m sad to see the Cocktail series come to an end but Alice Clayton found a great place to end it, leaving this reader wanting more!

Side note – I’ve listened to the rest of the Cocktail series and the narrator is the best fit for the series. I was afraid I would lose something by reading LAST CALL but nope. Clayton’s writing shines all on its own. But I highly recommend this series on audio!

Favorite scene:

“Trevor, my old friend from high school? you remember his wife, Megan, right?”
“You’re kidding, right?”
“Okay?” he said, squinting at me in a curious way.
“Megan was able to get me the single most important item in this entire house.”
“She got you the new vibrator?”
“Jesus . . . “
“Oh, the cookbook, right,” he said, remembering.

 

 Sexual Content: Sex with steamy details

About Alice Clayton

Alice Clayton worked in the cosmetics industry for over a decade before picking up a pen (read: laptop). She enjoys gardening but not weeding, baking but not cleaning up, and finally convinced her long-time boyfriend to marry her. And she finally got her Bernese Mountain Dog.

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My name is Jennifer (not Jen!) and I live in the South. I coexist with my husband of 15 years, our 11-year-old son and two cats. I'm finishing my BA in English this Spring (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not touch anything labeled "classic" but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my courses. While I hated to read growing up I am now avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction with my favorite (at least to date) genres include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly paranormal from authors I read in the adult genre but I'm explaining after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in my college courses).
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4 responses to “Perfect Ending! Last Call by Alice Clayton

  1. Lol the single most important item line was funny. I have to ask… Garlic foam? I’m thinking there’s a connection between that and the cookbook being the most important item (rather than the vibrator). I’m glad to know this is a good audio series, always keeping my eyes open for audio love!
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