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314 pages, Mass Market Paperback
First published June 26, 2012
Amy Michaels loves her new life in Lucky Harbor. A waitress in the local diner, she's looking forward to her first weekend hike through the mountains. But when a wrong turn takes her off the trail, she finds herself up close and personal with forest ranger Matt Bowers. And even though she's tempted to kiss that sexy smile right off his face, she won't make the mistake of getting involved with the town heartthrob.At Last is the fifth book in the incredibly popular Lucky Harbor series and just like the previous books is filled with excitement, laughter and plenty of steamy goodness. But I have to say... wow… even more than the previous books, this one is filled with poignant moments that can only happen when people we care about hurt. And trust me on this, Matt and Amy are definitely people we come to care about, and they definitely hurt. Their lives before Lucky Harbor were certainly not easy, but their tragic pasts, all that heartache and vulnerability made their happily ever after, once they reached it, so beautiful that I couldn't help but close the book with a smile on face and a warm, happy feeling inside.
A former cop whose life went south, Matt doesn't let anyone get too close. But something about the feisty beauty caught his eye the moment he first saw her in the diner. After a hot night under a starry sky, Matt can't deny their attraction-or the fact that for the first time in a long time, he feels the stirrings of something more. Now it's up to Matt to help Amy see that, no matter what is in their past, together they can build a future in Lucky Harbor.
Amy Michaels came to Lucky Harbor searching for the qualities in life that each of us long for...hope, peace and heart. Her journey takes us along the path of her beloved grandmother where we not only get a deeper look into the magnificent beauty of this small coastal town but are given a sensual, poignant love story.Amy is one of the three Chocoholic friends and works at the Eat Me Diner. This feisty young waitress has spent most of her life running, never forming roots of any kind, drifting and surviving. She’s certainly made her fair share of mistakes and has also suffered from deep betrayal. Determined to follow her Grandma Rose’s footsteps, she sets off on her first hike. Before nightfall this city girl finds herself lost and in need of rescuing! And very soon, sexy as sin forest ranger Matt Bowers is there lending a helping hand.
Amy may be “safe from bears, coyotes and creepy crawlies,”… but she wasn’t safe. Matthew Bowers is lethal to her piece of mind and the hunger flowing through her cannot be denied! Even his voice is sexy and pure sin!Matt Bowers aka Ranger Hot Buns came to Lucky Harbor searching for peace and quiet and to forget the hell his life had become. His former career working SWAT for the Chicago police department as well as his marriage had all fallen apart. He’s completely satisfied with his life now and no longer interested in romantic relationships. He still feels like he failed his ex-wife and believes he’s better off alone. But these beliefs are put into question once he meets Amy Michaels. He cannot deny the sizzling chemistry and his need for her.
Matt Bowers is another beautiful, sexy, alpha male and I loved most everything about him. He’s witty, charming and utterly adorable! Amy is elusive, independent, wounded and one of the most endearing characters introduced in this series. Hiding behind her tough exterior is a heart needing love and someone to care and trust in her. These two may be avoiding commitment but they are combustible together! And even though they both tried to keep it just sex, the deep intimacy is felt and cannot be denied.I completely enjoyed the journey Amy took in her quest for Hope, Peace and Heart! Once I started reading, I did not want to put it down until finished. It is sexy! It is Hot! And it is Good! I came away feeling all warm and fuzzy inside and very glad that two of my favorite characters had found happiness together.As the story unfolds, we are introduced to a runaway teen, Riley, and through Amy’s compassion and understanding assistance, we get to the heartache of Amy’s past. Lucille is once again present throughout and gives many a laugh with her Facebook page. We also get a tiny glimpse into Dr. Josh’s life and visit again with Amy’s friends Mallory and Grace.While this is another fun, sexy romance there are plenty of truths embedded within its pages! There is forgiveness, the magic of first love, and the important lesson learned that just because you make a mistake, doesn’t mean you are a mistake!