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After losing her job, her bestie, and her boyfriend all at once, Jessa Phillips has no choice but to move back home and start over.

When she knocks on Alex Rogan’s door, she's searching for employment but what she gets is so much more than a job. He's tall, muscular, gorgeous...and very mysterious.

Jessa can’t shake the attraction and desperately wants more than he's willing
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Paperback, First Edition, 202 pages
Published May 5th 2017 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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  • Last by J.L.  Davis
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    Release date: May 05, 2017
    After losing her job, her bestie, and her boyfriend all at once, Jessa Phillips has no choice but to move back home and start over.

    When she knocks on
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    Giveaway dates: Jun 05 - Jul 01, 2017

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    Harloe Rae
    Apr 06, 2017 Harloe Rae rated it it was amazing
    LAST is a sweet contemporary romance that takes you on an inspirational journey. Jessa is a spunky girl who is down on her luck. Alex needs a serious intervention in the form of a strong-minded woman. This was so fun to read!

    This is JL Davis' debut novel and she's definitely found a fan in me! I look forward to Brittany's book.
    Vanessa (nessreads)
    Apr 28, 2017 Vanessa (nessreads) rated it really liked it
    *ARC provided in exchange for an honest review*

    'Last' was an easy, low angst, enjoyable book. I liked that it wasn't full of drama, because sometimes you just need a break from all that.

    Jessa Phillips is recently jobless, single and without a best friend. The reason for having an ex-boyfriend and ex-best friend is that she caught them in bed together. 👎 So, what does she do? Jessa moves back home to start over. Needing a job, she puts up flyers for her cleaning services. Running into an old frie
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    Morgan
    May 08, 2017 Morgan rated it really liked it
    4.5/5 Full Review can be found at http://thegraduatedbookworm.blogspot.ca

    BOOKWORMS! Man oh man this book! First let me say a huge thanks to the people over at Social Butterfly PR for sending me an ARC copy for an honest review! This was definitely the kind of pick me up I needed to get out of my reading slump!

    Right from the beginning you get drawn into Jessa and her life and all the things that are wrong with it! I found myself getting sucked into everything she was doing...especially working fo
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    Brittany
    Mar 30, 2017 Brittany rated it it was amazing
    I really enjoyed this book, it was light and easy to get caught up in these amazing characters fast love and second chance at happy ever after. The characters are easy to like and relate to which makes this book stick with you long after you are finished. Great Job J.L. it was a really good book that I would recommend to others who enjoy a great love story.
    Cheryl O'Harney
    May 08, 2017 Cheryl O'Harney rated it liked it
    *This book was reviewed for Summer's Eve Reads*

    Title: Last
    Author: J.L. Davis
    Genre: Contemporary Romance
    Rating: 3/5

    From what I can gather this is a new author on the scene and this is possibly their debut novel and it's a decent one at that.

    The author has a riveting and modernistic style of writing that captivated me from the very beginning and held my attention all the way through. Likeable main characters Jessa and Alex with an equally likeable secondary character in the form of Jessa's new BF
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    Lisa  Hershaw
    May 07, 2017 Lisa Hershaw rated it really liked it
    This debut novel had a bit of everything.

    Jessa doesn't dwell long on her bad luck before she's transforming her life and getting herself a fresh start.

    So when Alex comes into Jessa life, could they be just what each other need for a second chance at love. I just knew from the beginning that Jessa and Alex were perfect for each other, but nothing comes easy for either of them and with trouble lurking just around the corner how will they deal with it all and will it put a strain on them and their
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    Crystal's BookWorld ~ Crystal Cordova
    Last is my first book I have read by J.L. Davis. I really enjoyed this read and the characters, Jessa and Alex. Last has angst, romance, and shows you the growing pains of overcoming the rough patches in life. I really loved the chemistry Jessa and Alex have instantly.

    I felt for Jessa at the beginning. She has to lose her best friend, boyfriend, and her job all in one day. She needs a do over day! But things happen for a reason right? She has to get a new job and decides to start her own busine
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    S-n-M Book Blog - Steph
    May 05, 2017 S-n-M Book Blog - Steph rated it really liked it
    This is my first book by J.L. Davis and it definitely won't be my last!

    This is a light-hearted take on picking up all the pieces of your shattered life. About brushing the dirt off and getting back into life head first. Finding love and learning how to trust again.

    The instant chemistry of the MCs made for a truly enjoyable story. They were incredibly easy to fall for and the story sucked you in from the beginning and had a nice flow to it.

    The subjects in this book were ones I think a lot of us c
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    Ana Rita
    May 09, 2017 Ana Rita rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Let me just say one thing. If this is her debut novel I can't wait for her next book. OMG what a book this was.
    If an author can speak to me like this with only one book I'm hooked body, mind and soul.
    J. L. Davis has an intense, appealing, heartfelt writing that made me read this book non stop. Once I started it I couldn't put it down, but at the same time I didn't want it to end.
    Last tells the stories of Jessa and Alex.
    Jessa had the dream of having a handsome husband, a beautiful house, kids
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    Laira
    May 06, 2017 Laira rated it liked it
    Romance de estreia da autora J.L. Davis, Last é o livro ideal para você que precisa dar uma escapada de histórias intensas e desgastantes, apesar do que a capa sugere.

    Tive a oportunidade de receber um ARC com a história de Alex e Jessa e fiquei curiosa com base na sinopse e na capa também. Como havia muito tempo que não lia um livro considerado hot, resolvi dar uma chance não só pelo gênero, mas por ser o primeiro romance da autora.

    Last é um livro curto e rápido de ser lido. A narrativa tem como
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    Suzanne Radcliffe
    May 18, 2017 Suzanne Radcliffe rated it liked it
    Last is about Jessa and Alex. Jessa is 21 years old. She dropped out of high school at 17 to live with her boyfriend, and four years later, she comes home early from work to find him having sex with her so-called best friend. Jessa immediately goes to her mom's to stay. She's also unemployed, since she had been working for her boyfriend's mom. While contemplating what to do with her life, Jessa watches he neighbor's cleaning lady go to their house, and gets the idea to start her own business cle ...more
    Faith
    Jun 24, 2017 Faith rated it it was amazing
    Last is about a girl named Jessa who dropped out of high school and moved in with her boyfriend. Who then cheats her with her best friend, yes you read correctly. Best friend.
    To make it worse not only does she lose her piece of sh*t ex-best friend and ex-boyfriend. She loses her job.
    Best friend-less.
    Boyfriend-less.
    Job-less.
    She heads back home in hopes of finding of job and she finds way more than she bargained for.

    I give this book five shiney yellow stars!
    It was a really fun and fast read that
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    Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
    4 Stars!

    JL Davis is brand new to the romance world and she definitely made her mark with her debut novel, Last. Sexy. Sweet. Valuable. Unique. This book was all kinds of good in different and refreshing ways.

    Last is a standalone novel that kept me interested and intrigued, cover to cover. Full of heart and second chances, Jessa and Alex will take you on a beautiful journey that shows fate gives us exactly what we needed all along and didn't even know it.

    Jessa is down on her luck and moving back
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    Amanda Jones
    May 10, 2017 Amanda Jones rated it it was amazing
    I have never really found reading to be so amazing that I couldn't stop much like I binge watching a full series off of Netflix lol. I know most on here are book lovers can not relate and soon I hope to be one of you. Anyways "Last" was an easy read (important because I need to easy escape when I have free time), it kept me involved in every encounter that Jess and Mr. Hotness had, and it was real.

    I am from a small town where several women enter relationships early on and get lost in a young lo
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    The Book Fairy Reviews
    May 18, 2017 The Book Fairy Reviews rated it really liked it
    The story of Alex and Jessa started a bit slow for me, but as I got to the mystery of what his past held it got better. Alex is hiding from Jessa and the town he lives in but in order to have and keep her he needs to bring her into his heart which means revealing the past he has been trying to run from.
    Jessa, has had her heart broken by the man she thought she loved, a man that was hiding something dark from her. But she got away, only to fall hard for Alex a man that is broken but incredibly lo
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    Amanda
    May 08, 2017 Amanda rated it liked it
    I was asked by the author for an honest review.

    I found "Last" very easy to read. I liked the writing style and would read other stories by J.L. Davis to see if other plots appeal to me more. I found this particular plot a little disappointing as I wanted the main character to become more independent over the course of the book.

    "Last" was slightly less predictable than most stories in this genre, but not necessarily in a good way. I expected the main character to have more personal growth throu
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    Julie Alvarez
    Jun 19, 2017 Julie Alvarez rated it it was amazing
    Last was my first book I have read by author, JL Davis. This book was truly amazing. In Last, we the reader are introduced to Jessa and Alex. Both Jessa and Alex have suffered heartbreak of some kind and have trust issues. The author takes us on a journey where Jessa and Alex learn to love and trust again. Their journey together is so heartwarming and throughout the story I found myself cheering them on. Their chemistry and sexual attraction is off the charts. The trust and love that develops is ...more
    Shasta Hope
    May 04, 2017 Shasta Hope rated it really liked it
    I Voluntarily Reviewed an Avanced Reader Copy of this book!

    This was a new author and for the most part did a great job. It had all the elements of a good love story with sexy and steamy moments. The character's were almost believable. I wanted more to the story for that Umph factor. However; the author still did a good job, better than I could have done. Jessa and Tylers history was a little lacking. If he had a heroine addiction, she would have noticed. Heroine is no joke and when under the inf
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    Erika Medina
    Jun 16, 2017 Erika Medina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    This is JL Davis debut novel but it won't be my last to read from this author!!😉 This was a sweet and short story but it was so beautifully written that I finish it in just a few hours. Jessa goes from hav8my the worse week of her life to the most wonderful encounter. After losing her job at a daycare she decides to start her own job cleaning houses. That's when she meets the sexy but damaged Alex Rogan. Jessa has to get through the walls that Alex has build around his emotions. While fighting a ...more
    Roberta Archer
    Jun 23, 2017 Roberta Archer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Wonderful book

    Everyone needs to read this book by this new author. It has all the feels, romance and sexy love scenes you could want and the story is great! I loved how it all came together from the prologue to the end tying in the title. If only real life could be like this story. This book is well worth a first, second and even a third look so go for it and read this fantastic story. You'll love the characters and you won't be disappointed!!!!
    Jessica Figueroa
    Awesome read

    I love reading new books from new authors. It's like you can say that you've been with them since the beginning. This book is amazing, it has a little bit of everything. The heartbreak, the emotional roller coaster, the happy ending. I would definitely recommend this read. It is the first one I've read but it won't be my last.
    Josephine
    May 04, 2017 Josephine rated it it was amazing
    Reviewed on behalf of Amo and Sarah's Book Corner

    What an amazing story kept me hooked till the end. It shows how life can suck at times but can all work out in the end. Alex and Jessa show how overcoming a rough past can work out and that love can triumph all disasters overall.
    Rosemary Dotson
    Jun 24, 2017 Rosemary Dotson rated it it was amazing
    This is JL Davis First Book Congratulations This is a sweet book that drawls you in on the first page Jessa is down on her luck until she reconnects with an old friend Brittany who unknowingly gives her a new start in life . If you believe in second chances you will love this one
    Sarah  G
    Jun 18, 2017 Sarah G rated it liked it
    It's very hard for me to write this but I really didn't like this book. The story had so much potential but it just fell flat for me. I thought the writing was something a highschooler would do. It just didn't do anything for me. I wanted to like it, I just couldn't. 3 stars for potential.
    Katrina Dehart
    May 24, 2017 Katrina Dehart rated it it was amazing
    I loved this book! Two people not looking for love, but find it with each other. I was drawn into the story right away. I fell in love with the characters and wanted more. It tugged my heart at the end which doesn't happen to me very often. Looking forward to this author's next book.
    Nicole French
    Jun 13, 2017 Nicole French rated it it was amazing
    I generally like my books to have a bit more drama, but Last was really fun. The narrator in particular was personable and relatable, and I liked being inside her head. This is a solid debut from a lovely writer. I'm excited to see more of her work!
    Denise
    Jun 14, 2017 Denise rated it it was amazing
    This was a slow, sexy burn. Alex is hiding himself from the world due to his sexual preferences. Jessa is the one that brings him out of his shell. This book was a great read. The storyline flowed nicely. I will definitely be reading more books from this author.
    Maria Angie Mendoza
    May 05, 2017 Maria Angie Mendoza rated it liked it
    A new author to be and overall I enjoyed this story.
    This is a story of starting over after the life you know dramatically changes.
    The story had elements of angst and drama. However, I had a hard time connecting with some of the characters, as I didn't find them very believable.
    3.5 stars!
    Aurora Batty
    A good debut from author J. L. Davis. Its short, sweet and sexy! Congratulations Ms. Davis!
    You can see my full review over on my blog: https://aurorabattysbooks.wordpress.c...
    Julie Healey
    May 30, 2017 Julie Healey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Great contemporary romance read. Finding love again and moving on while over coming the hurdles that plague you.

    Alex and Jesse are simply amazing for one a other and I hope we get more from them.
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