Last Resort by Amber Malloy

Last Resort by Amber Malloy
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full (173 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rated: 4 stars
Review by Poppy

African American socialite and bestselling crime writer Cayden Young returns to her high school stomping grounds to solve a cold case. Unfortunately, her hot business partner is in her way. In love since high school, they couldn’t work out their rich-girl, poor-boy differences. While she attempts to put the past to rest, she ends up unearthing a more than a decade-old secret that could get her killed.

Former Marine Levi Scott is ready to take over his family’s resort fulltime. The only problem is he needs to buy out his partner, who he happens to be in love with. Always on unsure footing with the wealthy beauty, he is determined to get her out of his life for once and all, and decides the best way to do so is offering to help her solve a thirteen-year-old cold case. Soon, they figure out the murderer may still reside in their posh resort town … and Cayden could be next on their list.

Intriguing mystery, amazing chemistry and awesome characters make this story a pleasure to read.

I like Cayden. Yes, she’s a rich girl, but she’s not snobby or annoying about it. She’s a strong, confident woman, and I liked her take charge attitude throughout the story. Levi was interesting, too. Yes, this is the bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks and the rich girl, but despite the old trope, the author makes it interesting. They have some awesome scenes together and I love their snappy dialogue. They’re both well rounded and real. And, boy oh boy, do they have sparks! Hot, hot, hot! Be prepared for some smoking hot fun between the sheets in this one! I really liked them together, so while there’s plenty of sex, it’s meaningful and helps to advance their relationship and not just there for titillation.

The mystery is well written, too, and kept me guessing. I do have to say that I wasn’t a huge fan of the time jumps in here and honestly, they are the only reason this didn’t get a 5 star rating. They would jerk me out of where I was in the story and each time, it took me awhile to get back into it.

No complaints about the author’s overall skill. This is a good book and I can easily recommend it, especially to fans of the genre.

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  1. Thanks for hosting!

  2. Lisa Brown says:

    I enjoyed getting to know your book; congrats on the tour and I hope it is a fun one for you 🙂

  3. kim hansen says:

    Sounds good.

  4. Sounds intriguing. Can’t wait to read Last Resort to see what happens with Cayden, Levi, and the murderer.

  5. Thanks for sharing the great post!

  6. Bernie Wallace says:

    I know someone who would really like this book. Thanks for sharing. I hope that I win.

  7. Kris Meldgaard says:

    Congrats on the tour!!💋 Loved the excerpt sounds fantastic! thank you for the awesome chance!!💋xoxo🍀

  8. Thanks for your awesome review. Story sounds like an intense read. It’s not my usual genre, but I could be swayed to go to the dark side…so to speak!

  9. Sounds like a good read.

  10. Bernie Wallace says:

    Which book have you read the most? Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

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