ABOUTTitle: The Last Thing
Author: Briana Gaitan
Series: Hollywood Timelines
Publisher: Self - Published
Release Date: September 2nd 2014
Get it Here: Amazon
Source: copy provided for the blog tour
Plagued by past mistakes in both love and life, Quinn Bardot is in a bad place. With nowhere else to turn, she escapes to LA clinging to the promise of a fresh start.
Chase Crowley is known for being selfish and unbelievably persistent. All he's ever wanted is to become a successful actor. But now that he is about to have it all, he finds that something is still missing. Money and fame isn't what he expected.
After a fervent encounter, the two of them are thrown into a situation that neither is prepared for. Can Quinn extinguish her fears and let Chase in? Can Chase learn to put someone else's needs before his own?
The Last Thing is a novel all about love, Hollywood, and accepting what life throws at you even if it is the last thing you want.
(This is a New Adult Romance novel & contains language & adult situations. Not recommended for readers younger than 17)
***The Last Thing is a stand alone book with NO cliff hanger ending. It is book one in the Hollywood Timelines series.***
God did I hate the main character in the beginning, but she ended up growing on me, thankfully. I find that a lot of the girl main characters in New Adult books have a "woe-is-me" mentality. It really annoys me to no end.
THE LAST THING switches between the POVs of Quinn, a girl who moved from Tenessee to LA to escape her troubled past and Chase, a playboy Hollywood actor on the verge of making the A-List.
The things that Quinn went through were some bad shit, but throughout the entirety of the beginning, she kept making one stupid decision after the other. I was mentally screaming at her to stop. Man. However, throughout the book she grew on me and I ended up liking her. I liked that she didn't put up with Chase's shit, but also managed to keep her head level enough most of the time to avoid the tabloids and other such things. I've read a couple of "celebrity-dates-normal-person" books before and they mostly lose their shit over the things that they print in the tabloids.
I can't say that I'm a big fan of Chase. Although I wouldn't agree with his lifestyle before he met Quinn, I wasn't particularly offended by it either. He never told the girls that he was involved with that they were in a relationship and when he does start up a relationship, it's clear that he's serious about it. He says some things that are off-putting, like when he calls her a "raving bitch" or when he tells her to stop being so over dramatic. I find it offensive to tell people how they should feel and how they should be. However, I liked that he's a mama's boy and that he didn't back down from responsibility that came suddenly upon him. Chase is one of those characters, that if they need to be serious, they will be.
I enjoyed the book, clearly, since I read the whole thing in one sitting. Seriously. I just sat there and read the entire thing. However, I felt that the resolution happened seriously late into the book. I wish there was a little more after it just to even things out. The ending was pretty satisfying and as the synopsis says, it's a happy ending and no cliffhangers.
Here's a little teaser from the book! :)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Briana Gaitan grew up in the South, but calls herself a geek at heart. She is a blogger,author,and fangirl who loves Star Wars, Star Trek, and Jewelry (bet you never thought you'd hear those three things in a sentence together) For fun, she loves watching any show on the SyFy channel, relaxing with her family, reading, and listening to indie music (sometimes all at the same time). Briana loves to write stories where there are no limits to the imagination. She is also the co-author of the fantasy Ethereal Underground series.
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