Monday, April 30, 2018

5 Star Review: Love at Last by Claudia Connor

With her ex-groom's words, I'm in love with someone else, still ringing in her ears, Clare Franklin flies off alone to her would-be honeymoon. Forced to accept not everyone gets that happily ever after she's always dreamed of, she's done with men. Until she gets tangled up, quite literally, with one sexy veterinarian.

The only thing Dr Deacon Montgomery wants is to share his surgical expertise and get back to his two year old twin daughters. But, the connection he feels with Clare highlights just how alone he really is and makes him wonder if he can be more than doctor and daddy.

Long talks and moonlit walks under the rustle of palms has Clare thinking maybe she gave up on love too soon. Until one phone call from home changes everything.

My Review

I received an advanced copy of this book with the promise of an honest review.

Clare is on her honeymoon, but without the groom. She’s determined to relax and just enjoy herself. Deacon is on a work trip and can’t believe his luck when he meets Clare. A single father of 3 year old twins, he rarely has a change to take some time for himself. The two decide to live in the moment and enjoy each other’s company while they can with the stipulation that they only talk about what is happening at that moment. No talk of their lives at home. Which sounds like a great idea, until they both realize that what they have goes way beyond a vacation hook up.

Unfortunately for Claire, Deacon has to leave in a hurry and doesn’t get to properly say goodbye. That results in a misunderstanding that not only upsets Clare but also makes her return home complicated when a life changing event happens. Meanwhile Deacon is having a hard time forgetting about Clare. Once they are apart they’re both realize that their time together was special in a way that neither of them expected.

One of the things I enjoy most about Claudia’s books are the children. She has a knack for writing children. I always find myself laughing at their antics and Deacon’s little ones were so adorable and I had no problem picturing exactly what was happening in the book.

I know that when I pick up one of Claudia’s books I am guaranteed an emotional, sweet, romantic story. Her characters are relatable and I almost always want to be friends with the female characters. And then by the end I’m ready to go out and find my own single dad who also happens to be a hot veterinarian. I should have no problem finding one, right?

Claudia Connor is the author of the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling series, The McKinney Brothers. Her debut novel, WORTH THE FALL, hit the New York Times Bestsellers list in 2014 and received numerous Best Contemporary Romance of 2014 accolades.

Claudia attended Auburn University, where she received her undergraduate and master’s degrees in early childhood education. After teaching kindergarten and first grade for ten years, she retired to be a full-time mom to her three daughters. Always a lover of books, and always one to have stories playing in her mind, she decided to try her hand at writing. It took seven years to finish her first novel and a new love was born.

Claudia lives near Memphis, Tennessee with her husband, three daughters, two cats, and a singer-songwriter Siberian Husky. She continues to write warm, heartfelt, and emotional romances with a bit of steam, a lot of family and always a happily ever after.

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