Last Kiss (First and Last #2) by Laurelin Paige (ARIANNA)

ARIANNA’s review

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‘Last Kiss’, the conclusion of Emily and Reeve’s story was intense, thrilling and kept me at the edge of my seat from the beginning until the end. Filled with angst and drama this second installment was (almost) as good as the first. It was intense, sexy, suspenseful and so very addictive and while I didn’t fully love it, I enjoyed it very much.

“And I pretended it was the kind of kiss that could make all that possible. The kind of kiss that could seal and bind and change and forgive. A kiss that couldn’t fade. A kiss that could go on forever. A kiss that could last.
Instead of what it really was – a last kiss.”

This installment picks up right where the previous installment ended. Emily and Reeve’s lives are drastically changed when someone from their past, who “was supposed to be dead” makes an “appearance”. Emily had been in a committed relationship with Reeve for more than two months. She is still drawn to him like a moth to a flame, he still consumes her like no other, but she still keeps him at a distance not being able to fully trust him.

“Pleasing him wasn’t just satisfying – it was necessary for my own happiness, just as his happiness depended on my obedience.”

When this someone comes into their lives, Emily doesn’t know exactly how to feel. She is confused, she is relived, but she’s also scared.

Like I mentioned above this conclusion kept me at the edge of my seat the entire time for one reason or another. I loved the angst, the turmoil and even the drama. While the story was in some way predictable to me because I guessed how everything will unfold, I enjoyed it.

Once again, Reeve stole the show for me. His portrayal was fantastically done and I simply loved his intensity. He was captivating until the end and I have to say I loved his unpredictability. If in the previous installment we saw his darker side, in this installment we also get to see his softer side, which I loved. He proved that he can be sweet and caring as much as he can be domineering and possessive.

“My love for you is so ferocious, so dominating that I’m possessed by it. It changes who I am. It makes me someone different and yet I’m more who I’ve always believed I am than I ever have been.“

Emily was just an okay character for me…at last in this installment. She was frustrating, even annoying at some point and in my humble opinion a weak heroine who for a long while didn’t know exactly what she wanted. It took a long time for her to figure out that and to understand who she is. I loved the fact that her background story was even more developed than in the previous installment. I found it to be interesting, intriguing and as the rest of the story well done.

As for the other important character in this installment? I didn’t like her at all. She was manipulative and selfish and just a little bitch.

The sex scenes were wonderfully written so damn hot. I loved the intensity between the two main characters and even the fact that the heroine was a submissive.

Overall, this was a fantastic, intriguing conclusion to this two books series filled with steam, intrigue, mystery that for sure will keep you at the edge of your seat.

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“I was tired of fighting it – no matter what I did or said, I belonged to him. I always would.”

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