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If you love single parent romances and if you swoon over protective heroes who are amazing fathers, then you're going to love this book!!" -- Aestas Book Blog

Easy to love, easy to leave.

With her ex-fiance's words, I'm in love with someone else, still ringing in her ears, Clare Franklin flies off on her would-be honeymoon alone. Resigned to the fact that not everyone g
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Kindle Edition, 408 pages
Published April 24th 2018 by Claudia Connor
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
4 Tangled up in love Stars



Love at Last by Claudia Connor was a sweet, cute, and easy going read. I'm a huge fan of Claudia Connor and have been since I read Worth the Fall. She has a knack for writing sexy, sweet, and protective heroes that really stand out. Dr Deacon Montgomery was a yummy single dad and a vet. Good with kids and animals.... so swoon worthy! Deacon made the book for me. Clare on the other hand at times annoyed me. She was likable, but I felt she was too standoffish, for way to
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Jonetta
Minutes from walking down the aisle, Clare Franklin gets the call and visit no bride wants to get on her wedding day. Bruised emotionally and embarrassed, she does (IMO) the right thing and escapes to the Dominican Republic to heal using the already-paid-for all inclusive honeymoon resort. She meets veterinarian Deacon Montgomery on her way to dinner solo on the first day and they agree to dine together. Once he finds out why she’s there, they agree to only relate to each other in the “here and ...more
Debbie Oliphant
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

I became a fan of this author after reading Worth the Fall and the books that followed in the series. While this story is a standalone novel, it had the essence of her previous books.

Clare is blindsided by her fiance who tells her on their wedding day that he is in love with someone else. She's stunned and decides to go on her honeymoon trip to isolate herself and process what has happened. She can't help but notice all the couples and as she tries to enjoy her solo excursion, she meet
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Nicola
Apr 09, 2018 rated it liked it
Claudia Connor is an auto-read author for me—she always puts the happy in the happy ever after and Love at Last keeps up that trend.

description You’ve got to admit there’s something extremely attractive about a single father.”

I’m not going to say much as it’s one that would be all to easy to spoil for readers and, whilst it isn’t what I would term unique in terms of story content and does venture into clichéd territory, Clare and Deacon were endearing characters and I enjoyed them together.

description I’m glad I fo
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Corina☞BookTwinsReviews
Mar 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: single-parent, sweet
I'm a big fan of single parent romances. Big patchwork families that tug on my heartstrings and bring a smile to my face. Claudia Connor managed that feat with her very first romance novel Worth the Fall and I've been a big fan ever since.

Love at Last was almost picture perfect.

A sweet romance that checked all my boxes. I devoured it, and felt utterly content with how the author brought the couple together. This novel had everything I like about a romance. Chemistry, sexual attraction, genuine f
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♥Rachel♥
Apr 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Love at Last starts out as Clare is basically left at the altar, although her heart isn’t broken her confidence is finding love is. She goes on her honeymoon alone and stumbles upon Deacon, a sweet, handsome veterinarian there for a medical conference. With Deacon Clare feels all the swooning and heat she never felt with her ex. They spend exciting days of exploring the island and a few steamy nights together before circumstances unexpectedly tear them apart. Can the new intense feelings overcom ...more
Kate's Corner
An incredibly sweet romantic holiday read. Maybe a tad too sweet for my liking.

Clare Franklin has been unlucky in love as she was about to get married and was left in the church she went on her Honeymoon to the Dominican anyway. Finally thinking that she might never get that passion that her parents have and her happily ever after shall be denied she gets tangled up with someone even though she is wary.

Deacon Montgomery is in the Dominican for a Vet Conference (seriously what vet conference has
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Claire Robinson
Apr 17, 2018 rated it liked it
3 - "...I'm glad I found you..." Stars.

I have been reading this author for a while now, and it’s safe to say that you in general know what you are going to get from one of her reads. They are generally sweet, hopeful, emotional reads, and Love At Last predictably delivered all those things.

Something was always missing, or she was missing something…

Having to go on your honeymoon solo after being jilted at the alter isn’t generally something a woman wants to do, but for Clare Franklin, it’s the
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Laura
Apr 22, 2018 rated it it was ok
***ARC Provided by the Publisher via NetGalley***

I know, this is going to be just me, and I am going to get all sorts of comments about how I am wrong.

But, in books, I have a firm rule that I have to believe the characters chose to end up together, and that they would pursue one another, when an outside element is introduced to move them into the relationship.

This is a tough one to review without spoilers, as the plot point I had issue with is part of a major point in the book. But, I can say th
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Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳
All my feels... safe with Claudia Connor's lovely stories. If you have an hankering for the single parent's trope, look no further, she's it.
Strong heroine overwhelmed by a unexpected turn of events, in need for a strong shoulder to lean on. Enter the ever so dreamy hero, charming and attentive lover, gentle and caring with children, the perfect family man. Little to no angst, a really sweet sweet tale.

I've almost read Love At Last in one sitting, save for this important appointement I had today
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Jo - *✽*•.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•*✽*
I have read every book released by this author and enjoyed every moment spent lost in her words. What I loved about this book is that is has her ‘stamp’ on it but it is completely different to the other series. This is great for a reader as some authors can’t seem to master this and often release different series that all follow a similar formula and feel the same. Claudia is not one of those authors ☺

Love at Last is a good old fashioned romance novel with a bit of angst, assumptions and swoony
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Claudia
Apr 26, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-written
I absolutely LOVED writing this book. I love Deacon and Clare, I love the emotion, the circumstances, and their love story. I hope you love it too!
maggieandteddy
This is my 5th book by this author. I really enjoyed her McKinney/Walker series.My favorite is Worth It All.
It's been a while since my last CC book.
I received an ARC from NetGalley. My laptop bit the dust, so I was a little behind in reading and reviewing.
I was anxious for a sweet love story to read.
A big chunk of the first half of the book takes place in the Dominican Republic. Clare and Deacon have a meet-cute. There's an insta-attraction. Neither of them was looking for anything even remotely
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BleuBelle
Spoilers:

This book was lukewarm. Very predictable and so cliché. I didn't care for their "separation". It was all very insta-love with no substance behind it. There was no chemistry at all.

I loved the girl twins, they were adorable. Not so adorable was how their dad thought about them. Everything was described as little. Little hands, little voices, little smiles. It felt awkward reading it.

I liked that they both were celibate during the separation, and that there was no OW/OM drama. And I loved
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Wendy'sThoughts
May 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Claudia Connor Fans, Romance
3.5 Lost Lovers Stars
* * * 1/2 Spoiler Free
Awe, what a set up....
A woman left at the altar...via a phone call from the Asshat. She had everything planned down to the honeymoon. Well, the ticket and resort was paid for, so off she goes.

A man who had his own past hurts with a woman who bore him beautiful twins... yet left while they were infants. For the past two years, he has worked, cared for the twins and was lucky to have his family there to help him through it all.

He has a business speakin
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Gi's Spot Reviews
4.5 ‘Easy to Love, Impossible to Leave’ Stars


Nobody does a Single Parent like Claudia Connor does! Single Parent trope Haven I tell you!


What a emotional and touching journey Claudia Connor gave us with Love At Last!

The last thing Clare expected the day after being jilted at the altar, after deciding to go on her ‘honeymoon’, was to meet the sexy veterinary, Dr. Deacon Montgomery.

Deacon, single parent of twin girls, is fully dedicated to his little ones, so when he meets Clare on the resort he’s
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Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews


I loved the beginning of this book. Clare and Deacon share a sweet but brief moment. Their time is less than a week but the chemistry and connection is heartwarming.

The phone call Deacon received has him running and due to a mix up Clare isn't aware what chased him away. Deacon's sudden leave at the resort, spurs a series of mis-connections between this couple. They were two ships passing in the night.

Right when I was ready to toss my kindle this couple finally reconnected but it isn't the hea
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AJ
Apr 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

This is such a beautiful story! A sweet, sexy, chemistry-filled love story that is surprising and unexpected, and that completely swept me off my feet.

Clare is literally minutes away from walking down the aisle when she hears the words that no bride… no person ever wants to hear – “I’m in love with someone else.” To clear her head and pull herself back together after such a shock, she takes her planned trip to the Dominican Republic, turning her honeymoon into a “ladymoon” (I freaking
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Dilek VT
Apr 25, 2018 marked it as never-no-way
Read my friend Leonor's review for more details:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Anita
Mar 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, romance
Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review.

When does a fling become the real thing? Or is that even possible? Clare's fiancé, on the day of their wedding, tells her that he is in love with someone else. But Clare is nothing if not resilient and she goes on the honeymoon trip as a way of trying to come to terms with what happened and just to get away. While at a five-star Dominican resort she meets Deacon, a handsome veterinarian at
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Carla Johnson-Hicks
Apr 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley, romance
I really enjoyed this beautiful romance story. Clare Franklin is left at the church when her groom-to-be tells her he is in love with someone else. Clare decided to head off to the resort where they were supposed to honeymoon and spend some time thinking and getting herself together. It doesn't quite turn out the way she planned. After spending her first afternoon having a bit too much to drink, she literally stumbles into Dr. Deacon Montgomery, a vet who is there for a conference. After having ...more
Janja
May 15, 2018 rated it liked it
Sweet and lovely story ,insta everything but still fun!
Stephanie
May 11, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars. I struggled with whether to round this one up or down, because it really felt inbetween to me. So, the good - the kids were cute. Deacon was a great dad. I (mostly) liked the characters individually. The book was easy to read and the story flowed well.

What I didn’t love - the heroine’s lack of self esteem and confidence, the “horrible ex” trope in the twins Mom who didn’t want them and was never their mom versus the H who is basically a saint, the multiple miscommunications. And a fe
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Rejane
Apr 24, 2018 marked it as not-interested
Adding this gem here: 👇👇👇👇👇👇👇

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...



A very shallow reason, but there are so many books in my Kindle that one that has 408 pages won’t make to my list again. And after a review I read, it will definitely not. When one of the mcs tells the other they don’t know if they would end up together, just neutralize the “you are the one and only one for me” factor.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

And of course the “clichest “ of all cliches: (view spoiler)
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Kelly
Apr 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love Deacon, my hubby could take some tips from him! He is a kind, caring and humble manly man! He is just what Clare needs!

Clare has gone to her honeymoon minus the groom. He left her at the altar. He never really loved her and eventually Clare realizes she never really loved him either! She gets tangled up, literally, with a man and the next thing that happens is they talk and they walk and they enjoy each others company. Deacon is there for a Veterinarian conference. They both kind of fall
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Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
Oh my.....just big satisfied sighs about this one. Claudia Connor has written some of my all time favorite books and this one will rank right up there. I was hooked with the idea of a single dad of twins but the book delivers so much more yummy goodness. Totally sweet romantic read.

Clare and Deacon meet when she is at an all time low. They happen to be in the right place at the right time and Deacon being the totally swoon worthy hero that he is, makes Clare feel worthy again. The story takes u
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♡Tonya♡
Apr 20, 2018 marked it as on-the-fence-about-this
curious where the kids momma is....
Arlene
May 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Lovely...
J.B. Salsbury
Mar 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Claudia Connor never disappoints!

I have been a fan of Claudia's writing since I fell in love with Matt (and Abby) in Worth the Fall.

Love at Last was everything I love about Claudia's writing and SO MUCH MORE! This book had me swooning, white knuckling my Kindle, and furiously turning every page to find out how it all ends! Twists and turns abound, you do NOT want to miss this story.
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Claudia Connor is the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling series, The McKinney Brothers.

Claudia writes, warm, heartfelt contemporary romances with a bit of steam, a lot of family and always a happily ever after. Claudia attended Auburn University, where she received her undergraduate and masters degrees in early childhood education, and completed her studies in Sawbridgeworth,
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“I’d rather have nothing than something that isn’t real. And I’m okay with that. Coming so close to almost making a mistake has made me okay with that.”
“Really?”
“Yep.
“So you’ve given up?”
“Maybe I’ve finally grown up. You have to let go of the fairy tales at some point. I always thought when it was right, you’d just know and that would be it. But how can you really ever know when it’s real?”
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“He crossed the room and standing beside her in the quiet, stroked a hand over her hair. She was the loving, fierce mama bear his girls never had. And she was the woman he loved with everything in him.” 0 likes
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