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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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Didi
Feb 04, 2014 rated it liked it
3 STARS

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
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Anita
Maybe 3 1/2 Stars, can't quite decide. There are some thing I really liked about this oldie and some things I didn't. Loved Erik, our Last White Knight hero. Loved the touch of mystery too. I found Lynn, the heroine, abrasive, closed up, a martyr and a coward. She did show a lot of growth in a short book, but I didn't really like her.

Lynn Shaw is a counselor for runaway girls at a home for them that is in upheaval due to a forced move. Their new neighborhood in upscale and not at all happy with
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Quinn
Oct 04, 2010 rated it liked it
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.

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Lacey Louwagie
Aug 26, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
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
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Kristal Taylor
Aug 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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.
Amy
Sep 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
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.
Cindy
Sep 03, 2009 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2009-books
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.
Sally Robinson
Nov 17, 2016 rated it it was ok
If you're looking for a sappy romance novel you'll enjoy this read. I wasn't.
Selma de Oliveira
Mar 22, 2017 rated it liked it
It is a cute book but I gave 3 stars only because it is too predictable. Using the same old formula of boy meets girl, boy falls in love, and there is the rejection part by one of them or both of them, etc.
Carl Alves
Feb 21, 2017 rated it did not like it
I generally enjoy reading novels from Tami Hoag. Her thrillers tend to be pretty good reads, but The Last White Knight was absolutely dreadful in so many different levels. In this story, Lynn Shaw runs Horizon House, a place for troubled teenaged girls to stay. Locals are protesting the location of the house, prompting state senator Erik Gunther to get involved. Gunther has dreamy good looks and is too good to be true, except in this case he does want to help. Meanwhile, he and Lynn fall madly f ...more
John Marsh
Sep 07, 2016 rated it liked it
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Cindy
Feb 15, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: audio-books
Another easy book to listen to while knitting. I need to find something more challenging now that Valentine's Day is over....I've over done the 'love stories'. Challenging, but not so much that I stop knitting to listen (or lose my place in the yarn pattern) ---will be hard.
Arthur
Jan 21, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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
Maura
Jul 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
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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
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Nicola
May 30, 2014 rated it did not like it
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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Lynn
Dec 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Even thought this is one of Tami Hoag's early works, it still resonates with emotion. The story is short, but fits the profile of the series romance that it once was. I so miss Tami Hoag as a romantic suspense writer. I know she currently writes only suspense novels, but her depth of description and emotion always came through in her romance novels. It's too bad, that just once in a while, she doesn't come out with a romance novel.
Sophie
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.
Jacqueline
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.
Shea
Feb 22, 2009 rated it liked it
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.
Susan Swiderski
Aug 21, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
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.
Doris
Apr 07, 2015 rated it it was ok
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.
Sara
Nov 04, 2009 rated it it was ok
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!
Karalee Maughan
Jan 25, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: tami-hoag
Lynn runs Horizon House, which is a halfway house for girls. There is a lot of opposition for the house's new residence. A state senator steps in and helps them. The mystery is solved and Lynn & the Senator fall in love. There is a great deal of healing going on all around. Makes for a great story. A little raunchy in places, but very good.
Lizpeveto
Jul 30, 2013 rated it liked it
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
Sep 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
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.
Annika
Jun 21, 2012 rated it it was ok
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.
L
Sep 23, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: romantic-fiction
This was a sweet break from technical library material, and my St. Francis study. A counselor/manager of a troubled girl's home is being attacked by a neighborhood group that wants her to move the home somewhere else. A state senator comes to her rescue and love blooms.
Nightfalltwen
Jul 27, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: fiction
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.

Sincerely,
Nightfalltwen
Jean Peterson
Aug 01, 2013 rated it it was ok
There was a lot of sex for such a short book. It seemed like the relationship was the primary and the rest of the story was in the background. The book was OK, but I don't feel that it was one of Tami Hoag's better books.
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