Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Review: The Last Man She Expected by Michelle Major (Blog Tour)

Book description from publisher

How could being so wrong suddenly feel so right? Falling for her arch nemesis Isn’t going to happen.

Moving to Starlight was Mara Reed’s first step forward after her devastating divorce. But had she known she’d find Parker Johnson, her ex-husband’s ruthless divorce attorney, there, she might have gone in a different direction. Away from the big city, Mara is seeing Parker in a new light—but is it enough for her to set aside her anger?

My Review

Mara Reed is trying to put her life back together after a messy divorce.  Her wealthy husband hired a tough lawyer who made sure Mara received nothing except sole custody of their daughter.  Left with no job, no home and no monetary support, Mara heads to her aunt in Starlight, Washington.  She thought the small town community would be the perfect place to raise her little girl.

Then, she runs into Parker Johnson.  The lawyer who helped take everything away from Mara.  She never expected to find him in the small town.  Parker has quite a few connections to Starlight and they all seem to bring him in the same circle has Mara.  The situation is more than a little awkward, especially when the two discover they are quite attracted to each other.

Despite the understandable animosity Mara has for Parker, you just know there is more to their story than meets the eye. Each one is fighting their own demons, but the sparks really do fly between these two.

Although this is the second book in the series, I don’t think you need to read the first one to enjoy it.  I didn’t read the first one and I wasn’t lost at all.  I do plan to read the first, though. Mara and Parker’s story is contained in this book.  This series is set in Starlight and characters from other books may pop up now and again, but it’s not a continuation of a previous book.

It’s a light, heartwarming story.  Mara’s daughter grabbed my heart, so sweet.  It makes for a nice afternoon of reading.  I’ll be looking for more books by this author.


FTC Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed a free Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.

Author bio: Michelle Major grew up in Ohio but dreamed of living in the mountains. Soon after graduating with a degree in Journalism, she pointed her car west and settled in Colorado. Her life and house are filled with one great husband, two beautiful kids, a few furry pets and several well-behaved reptiles. She’s grateful to have found her passion writing stories with happy endings. Michelle loves to hear from her readers at


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  1. i love to find a good series, where each book can stand alone, yet you want to read them all. sounds like a good onesherry @ fundinmental

  2. I need to pick up some of the Harlequin books. They're such sweet reads and would be perfect for right about now!


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