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The Last White Knight

3.27 of 5 stars 3.27  ·  rating details  ·  782 ratings  ·  65 reviews
With her frayed jeans and cascade of tousled dark hair, Lynn Shaw looks more like one of the teenage residents of Horizon House than their counselor. So it's no wonder State Senator Erik Gunther mistakes her for one. Not that he exactly fits the description of a politician, with his movie-star looks and athletic build. Even Lynn, cynical, stubborn, and decidedly not lookin ...more
Hardcover, 201 pages
Published August 8th 2006 by Bantam (first published August 1st 1992)
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Lynn Shaw has been working to atone for her messy past. She's a successful counselor for a group home for runaway teenage girls. Girls that have problems that she could relate to. But difficulties arise when she and the homes' caretakers make a move into a new neighborhood. The residents, particularly one man with a mission, are against the safehouse's relocation. That's until state senator, Erik Gunther makes it his mission to stand behind the safehouse and it's occupants. He's intrigued
3.5 stars

Before becoming a #1 New York Times Bestselling author with her thrillers and suspense novels, Hoag was an author with Bantam's Loveswept line of romance books.

The Last White Knight is a reprint of a Loveswept romance originally published in 1992. If you are looking for a thriller, you won't find it here. There are a couple of reviews rating this poorly because it is *gasp* a romance novel *double gasp*. Really, I would have thought the title and synopsis might have provided a clue.

Lacey Louwagie
I wouldn't have normally picked this up, but I did after I learned that Ivan is distantly related to Tami Hoag back when we first started dating. As I'm systematically clearing out the audiobooks on my Rhapsody, I finally arrived at this one, over two years later.

As romances go, this one had some elements that I could relate to. The female protagonist worked with teenagers (and was often mistaken for a teenager herself), suffered migraines, and threw herself into her work so that she wouldn't ha
Kristal Taylor
I must be a total romantic but I loved that the Senator did not give up on his belief that they would make a great pair. I couldn't put this book down. She didn't get good reviews on this book. Sometime about her writing mystery I think but I must just love a happy ending. Great book!!!! Take a chance and read this book.
My first book my Tami Hoag. It was pretty good.
The premise of Lynn & Erik meeting, and the banter between them was really enjoyable. A bit of a love/hate attitude.
In my oppinion Lynn beats herself up a bit much, about her past, and the whole "I'm not worthy", about having a happy ending with the guy made me roll my eyes. But over all a quick read with a romantic, happy ending. I liked it.
Sherrill Watson
Tami Hoag wrote this for Loveswept novels in 1992 -- not my kind of reading. She has done some of "my" kind of writing since then, nothing noteworthy, but better, in my opinion.

Lynn Shaw is the proprietor and counselor(?) of Horizon House, a home for girls. Elliot Graham is trying to bar the house and it's inhabitants from moving into the neighborhood. Father Bartholomew has leased it to them. And Erik Gunther is The (Last) White Knight. Lynn falls for Erik, Erik falls for Lynn, Lynn falls for E
Dear Tami Hoag,

Please stick to writing suspense novels and leave romance to others. This was painful. The purple prose and the euphamisms for sex... oh god. I couldn't stop laughing.

I picked this up from a give-away bin thinking Tami Hoag wrote suspense. Although there is a minor mystery, the book is mostly a romance - very cheesy and unrealistic.
The good thing about this book, is that it is quick to read. This however does not distract from the utter dated dross it is. The main character is weak and wet. The "hero" is 2 dimensional and "hunky". This book was written in the early nineties and the complete lack of Girl Power is overwhelming.

I picked this up at the library looking at the author's name, rather than the cover (I was in a rush!). I've enjoyed her suspense novels previously, and I'm pleased she moved on from this awful mess to
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Horizon House would have to close, and causes are many, ranging due to housing shortages. Protesters were lined up outside Horizon...sets out with the beginnings-with a darkest narrative and from the plot of being in counselor Lynn Shaw’s-life-throughout this story, I feel, though I never protested in Citizens for Family Neighborhoods, by opinion (I would feel nimble, with it’s thin filled character outlines, i.e. Father Bartholomew is a surprising and supportive character, one who mettles; Gunt ...more
Susan Swiderski
I'm a huge fan of Hoag's suspense novels, but this is the first time I've read one of her old romances. What can I say? It's somewhat sweet and predictable, and just a teensy bit cheesy. Soft porn in some places, too. In other words, it's... OKAY. Not great, and not awful, but on the plus side, it's fast-reading, non-taxing, and a pleasant alternative to watching TV.
My fault. I love Tami Hoag's current writing. I think she's top notch. I thought to go back and read one of her much earlier romances but the old-restricted-to-the-formula, kind of wimpy, outdated heroine just didn't do it for me. Best to stick with how far this author has come rather than go back to read the early stuff.
Rhonda Buedefeldt
WOW! The first Tami Hoag I recall reading and I'm hooked! I was very impressed how she began with such vague (& I thought weak) characters and pow! all of a sudden they had depth. Great romance scenes of. the best!
Laurel Horner
Wish they would have finished with us knowing what Lynn's family said about her coming back to them and her child. How was that going to work with her work so far away from them and the senator?
Mar 07, 2014 Ann added it
I have always enjoyed Tami Hoag's crime novels, but this is the first romance I have read. It was quite enjoyable
The storyline had potential, but took a back seat to gaggy "romance" drivel with laughable euphemisms.
This was a nice little break from reading another Gillian Flynn book.
Glynda Roy
I loved this romance.
Short. Bored me a bit after a while.
Jackie Simons
Read 9/14
Pat Cook
Very light reading. Not much substance.
This book follows Straight From the Heart. It is about the sister of the girl in the first book. She works at a home for pregnant girls. A state senator comes to the home to get some publicity and thinks she is a resident there. They fall in love but she has a "past" and refuses his love so that she will not ruin his chances as a politian but he convinces her that together they can weather anything. Pretty ordinary and very much on the surface. Characterization was pretty superficial.
This was a nice light read for a Sunday afternoon, while doing laundry and suffering from a cold. The characters were likable and the part of the story about the home for troubled teenage girls was interesting. I think it would have been a better book if we could have gotten to know the girls at Horizon House better. This book, being a romance, focuses mainly on the relationship between Lynn, the Horizon House counselor, and Erik the senator dedicated to their cause.
I'm surprised there's no mention that The Last White Knight is in the same universe as Straight from the Heart. I happened to read the two within a few weeks of each other, so I picked up on it, but it makes me wonder about Tami Hoag's other books. Still, neither was particularly thrilling.
My newest book on disc for driving entertainment between my many stops. I think there are only a handful of her books I haven't read now. This is the first one I've ever "listened" to. And I was disappointed - I think perhaps it's because it wasn't one of her mystery thrillers but one of her romance books instead. *ugh* I'll stick to the mystery books she writes, I love, love, love those!
A romance novel by Hoag? Yes, it's true and not bad for a romance novel since I've read a lot worse. A somewhat true narrative of the difficulty in providing housing in nice neighborhoods for runaways, ex-addicts and ex-cons. The struggles involved in separating them from the very people who get them in trouble. Environment does matter.
Carol Malone
A romantic tale of love and trust and letting go of one's brutal past to find redemption in another person's arms. With all politicians were as hunky and compassionate as State Senator Erik Gunther. He's even a Demoncrat for crying out loud. Maybe the country wouldn't be in the mess it's in if all had a little Erik in them. Good read.
Not too shabby. Read it by the pool, though, because it isn't too deep, nowhere near intense, and not very believable. I struggle with believing a politician is that hot. Maybe because I've never seen one.

The story is likable enough, well-written, and simple.

Hoag's best stuff are her crime novels.
This was a typical romance. It wasn't great but it wasn't bad. It's the first Tami Hoag book I have ever read/listened to, and I'd say that I would try another. It was written many years ago, so her style might have changed since then. All in all, it was a decent story.
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag began her professional career writing for Bantam’s Loveswept line of romance novels. In 1988 her first novel, The Trouble With J.J. was published.

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