- File Size: 1997 KB
- Print Length: 373 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: January 22, 2018
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0797MZ4Y4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #528,393 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
With the Last Goodbye (Thirty-Eight Book 6) Kindle Edition
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Again, based on the blurb, this story was right up my alley but I gotta say I'm amazed I got through it and am relieved it's over.
I think this writer is a pleaser and is ambivalent when it comes to writing conflict. She doesn't want to fully commit to making her characters screw up in a spectacular fashion because it might sour the character in question in the eyes of the reader. In this story she made the hero 'sorta' screw up, but seemingly encouraged the heroine to think the worst of him by not fully explaining his intentions. The heroine had just received very grim news of her own so what the hero did hit her extra hard. She overreacted, he didn't explain himself and, Boom. Relationship implosion. It all could have been avoided with just a few words of clarifications.
Of course, then there would be no story, right? Wrong. There were far better ways to handle this to give it more impact - for instance, having the hero actually do something wrong. But the recurring theme in this story were the poorly conceived and often inexplicable actions of some of the characters. So much of this story didn't make sense, but I finally came to see that the principal characters in this story weren't developed well. They were one-dimensional and a little too perfect, particularly Max. He was so sweet and nice and always trying to redeem himself, and it made no sense for him to make the choice he made and not explain WHY. It was actually rather silly.
It all seems very angsty and emotional, but you scratch beneath the surface and there is little of substance.
The second book positively dragged, like the writer couldn't end it until all her plot bunnies were used in the story. I thought I would be reading a romance, not what amounted to a family drama. Too much time was spent on Josie's mother and Josie's time in Berlin and Josie's issues with her father. We never really get any back story on Max to show motivation for many of his actions.
And the repetition in this story is ridiculous. Several times I wondered if the editor fell asleep. What conflict there was, was generic and shallow and over very quickly. The writer didn't seem to want to spend a lot of time on it. But the story didn't spend enough time on the romance and most of it was bogged down by the loooong account of Josie's drama. It just dtoned on and on.
The editing was terrible. Again, I'll mention the the repitition. Loads of typos and errors in tense and grammar, improper or just odd uses of words
Characters faces were 'consumed' quite often. And fyi - 'succumbing' is something you DO, NOT something done TO you. The latter word appeared often and was never used correctly.
Very frustrating and long-winded story.
It was only the first chapter and I was already crying. My heart hurt so much, I was frustrated at times, I swooned so hard and I laughed as well. Max and Josie had their ups and downs; they were adorable when they were together and when they weren’t. I so wanted to throw my kindle a few times. I loved this book so much. It was lengthier than her previous books but I still read it in two sittings.
I have been reading this series since 2013 (yup, the good ol’ Wattpad days) and I’m sad it’s over, but I’m looking forward to Len’s next book or series. If you haven’t discovered Len yet, then start with this amazing series of interconnected characters that will have your emotions all over the place (the angst is real). Here’s to my first 5 star read of 2018 and hope there are more to come!
After months of agonizing wait (you torture me, Len), the stunning conclusion to Max & Josie's heartbreaking journey has finally arrived, and as the song began to hit its final note, so has their story and it was every bit of bittersweet.
If I had thought book 1 was painful, it couldn't compare to what I went through in book 2. *Note: it is recommended that you pick up With The First Goodbye as this book is a continuation from book one.
From the start, I knew it would be a devastating read. At 17%, I was already reduced to a ball of sobbing mess.
It was pure emotional torture - something that Len has an affinity of - but I freaking loved every torturous second of it. I loved that Len managed to make me feel something genuine for the characters no matter how diverse the emotions are, I crave for the feelings I have whenever I read her works. Her writing has the ability to bring you up to the highest peak and soar through the skies but also has the power to lower you to the ground and ruin you in a split second. I loved that about her words. I loved that we can feel the emotions interlaced with each written sentences.
To some, Max and Josie's story may be a game of tug of war. They loved passionately, truly, madly and deeply, but they are stuck in a concept of love that both of them can't seem to get out of. Josie wanted someone to put her first, Max wanted to seek forgiveness for his past. Could Max be Josie's La vie en Rose - forever, knowing that he hasn't come to terms with the mistakes he made? Could Josie forgive Max for breaking her heart on the same day her entire world crumpled?
It's hard writing this review without giving away spoilers, especially when the most intense part was a huge spoiler of its own (the part I spent most crying over), it's something that I believe you have to read it to experience it, and it's not something that my words can do justice to. With the Last Goodbye was a bittersweet story of love, loss and finding redemption. It was raw, real and emotionally gripping - and I wanted to cry all over again because it's OVER and I couldn't accept the fact that it is - I fell in love with Max & Josie so hard, their story will forever stay in my heart.
I guess I also found my La Vie en Rose.
Gather your tissues because you won't emerge from the story unscathed.
PS. If you love to cry over books (and I do mean ugly cry with mucus running down your nose), then you HAVE to read ANY books by Len Webster. Trust me.
P.P.S This message is for Len, if she does stumble across my review, I wanted you to know that you completely ruined me, but I still love you anyways :p Haha! Thank you for such a beautiful story!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book generously provided by LWoodsPR and the author. Thank you so much for the reviewing opportunity!
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