Aurora Rey is such an accomplished romance author that I’m always certain I will enjoy any book she writes. That is why I chose to read The Last Place You Look, Rey’s newest contemporary romance. I’m pleased to tell you that I really enjoyed this novel as much as I thought I would.
This is a reunion romance that follows Julia and Taylor. Julia is returning to her hometown after her wife of eight years left her for her personal trainer. Julia decides she want to sow some of those wild oats she never got a chance to before she married. Taylor, an old school chum accidentally runs into Julia and ends up offering to be Julia’s “wingman” for safety reasons. Taylor secretly had a crush on young Julia from high school, and quickly realizes that the feelings are still there, but she doesn’t want to be just another notch in Julia’s bedpost. It would be better to stay in the friend category and help keep Julia safe…right?
Ms. Rey certainly knows how to write intriguing and easy to fall in love with characters. Both women would be great to know as a friend. Taylor, especially, would be easy to fall in love with. It was fun watching Julia slowly find herself after the humiliating breakup that crushed her spirit and ego. Both characters struggle to find their way as a couple and there are several snags that cause some angst along the way. And of course, we have some very steamy sex scenes, which I’ve come to expect from Ms. Rey’s novels.
This is a beautiful romance that I am glad I had a chance to read. I can recommend it to all who love a well written second chance love story.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and Bold Strokes Books for an honest review