- File Size: 195 KB
- Print Length: 45 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc; Champagne Rose 1st edition (July 23, 2013)
- Publication Date: July 23, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00E4WFGMC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,595,127 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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If you want some spicy romance in your life I can recommend The Last Straw to you. Ms Simone's characters are easy to get to know and easy to like. Her easy flowing style makes the reading experience a pleasure.
Do yourself a favor and read this wonderfully well crafted romance. You'll be glad you did.
I love my Kindle, but there are times I cannot take it with me in my smaller than Kindle-size purse.
So, I've been looking for short, sweet, sexy romances I can read on my phone while I'm on the go. I came a across The Last Straw by new author Nia Simone, and what a great find! This story packs quite the emotional punch in less than forty-five pages (approx).
Ally Tobin, the heroine, is smart and funny with a good head on her shoulders. She knows what she wants and makes it happen for herself. Heartbroken and disillusioned after her last relationship, she decides to start over in Silicon Valley.
Jared Green, the hero, is the fool who let Ally go once. :-) But he quickly realizes Ally is not one to be toyed with and finds a way to win Ally back.
This is a story about second chances and trust. The emotional appeal of this story had me cheering for Ally and Jared to make it work.
The dialogue is awesome. I loved how these two talk about their past and their emotions. There's emotional tension in every page that had me wondering how Ally and Jared would make it work in the end. As I said, this is short story. Ms. Simone made it work with a sweet ending that left me craving for more from this author. I enjoyed Ms. Simone's style and humor.
Ally Tobin conducts employee background checks for a Silicon Valley firm. So when a resume turns up on her desk bearing the face of the man who loved and left her in New York City but with a completely different name, Ally can't resist the opportunity to grill her former lover. The mystery of his new name is quickly cleared up, but the simmering heat between them will be harder to dissipate...
Nia Simone writes a fun, compelling story, with witty banter and steamy love scenes. If you are looking for a heartfelt but hot romance, look no further!
Perhaps their love is fated, because they find one another a year later on the opposite coast in California. Ally works in security for the company where Jared is assigned to go undercover. There's intrigue in the form of corporate espionage, secrets being sold to a foreign country, and some great dialogue as the hero and heroine verbally joust their way back together. Much of the internal conflict comes from her doubt and difficulty in trusting him again.
The love scene was sensual and well written. Secondary characters are present but balanced and do not detract from the main story arc. I'd have liked it to have been a little bit longer and for the emotional depth to have been deeper. All in all, this is a great little novella for anyone looking for a sweet contemporary romance.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The Last Straw is a smart and sexy romance full of the conflict between dignity and vulnerability so prevalent in modern relationships. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Sheri J Kennedy
This was a highly enjoyable story with well written characters and a fast paced plot. Great backstory and sizzling hot love scenes! Highly recommend this as good bedtime reading!Published on July 25, 2014 by LJ Vickery
My mistake- I should have seen this was 45 pages and that most of the reviews commented on the story being "short and sweet. Read morePublished on April 26, 2014 by AnonReader
Ally Tobin can hardly believe it when she sees the photo attached to a resume on a job application she’s reviewing. Read morePublished on April 3, 2014 by LAS Reviewer
Ally decided to move to California from New York after her boyfriend left her without so much as a phone call. Read morePublished on January 2, 2014 by My Book Addiction and More
The Last Straw was intriguing from the first page. Who exactly is Mark Daily, AKA Darren Ray, and what happened between him and Ally? Read morePublished on December 8, 2013 by Chrys Fey
Nina Simone's writing grabs the reader and holds their attention. Smart, sexy, sophisticated writing. A must read for the romance connoisseur.Published on October 2, 2013 by Deborah Cimmiyotti
I liked this and wanted more of the story, wanted to know what was going to happen, but since its a novella, I didn't get that.Published on September 29, 2013 by Lisa
Writing a solid, engaging short story is no easy feat. There is a famous quote, most believe it was written by Mark Twain "If I Had More Time, I Would Have Written a Shorter... Read morePublished on September 23, 2013 by Rose C