Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Last Call (Cocktail Series #5) by Alice Clayton - Review



From NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY bestselling author Alice Clayton, known for her “deliciously addictive” (The Book Vixen) novels, this Cocktail series novella reunites readers with Caroline and Simon from the wildly successful Wallbanger.

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. Served with a side of Clive.

Kristine's Review:

Reviewed: January 2015

Alice Clayton has fast become my ultimate pick me up author, cementing herself as an automatic 1click, with the perfect blend of hilarity and heart, she never fails to amaze me.

The Cocktail series has had me in a constant state of reader heaven since Wallbanger first hit my kindle so long ago and with each new couple I have become more enamoured with both Clayton as an author and Simon and Caroline as one of my favourite book couples.

Last Call is bittersweet for me, it was one of my most anticipated reads for 2015, and as much as I have been counting down to release day, I'm also devastated to say goodbye to characters that have become my friends, and as series that is like a warm blanket, like coming home.

Between Mimi and Ryan's impending nuptials, Sophia and Neil's upcoming parenthood, Simon and Caroline have found their place in the world with each other...and Clive...and his kitty harem, but when things start to change and decisions are made and life altering events take place we see the bond these two have. With their usual funny, tantalising, snarky banter, I was not left disappointed.

As always, Clayton had me giggling, swooning and loving every single second of this fun, fast ride. Her ability to draw the emotion out of a scene, leaving me feeling so invested, as though I was along for the ride. Caroline's strength and tenacity was ever present, and once again I was reminded why I adore climbing inside her head. The Cocktail series is one that I'm bereft is over, but so very grateful for the journey.

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