In The Last Resort, Ember Leigh has created one of the more intriguing romantic heroines I’ve ever read. Rose is the very opposite of the ‘girly girl’; the former Marine is now a baby bounty hunter, employed by desperate parents to reclaim their children when the legal system fails to enforce court mandated custody. An expert in jiujitsu, Rose is in her element beating up bad guys but completely lost when it comes to matters of the heart. Getting stranded in a snowbound hotel under renovation with Garrett and his construction crew is most definitely outside her comfort zone. Being there with a bounty client in the shape of adorable fourteenth-month-old Emmy, whose mother she has to pretend to be, makes the situation even worse.
I really enjoyed this book. I loved Rose being so very different to the cookie-cutter girly girl heroines I’ve read in all too many romances lately, and I could really see how she and Garrett belonged together. My heart was in my mouth in the closing stages of the book as both of them agonized over how to communicate with each other; of course I as the reader knew how they both felt due to the omniscient narration but it was very easy to empathize with their nerves as they both awkwardly tried to broach the subject and managed to eventually find their way to a happy ending. Ember Leigh has written an extremely enjoyable romance with complex, intriguing characters here, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
The Last Resort is available on Amazon now.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for review through ReadingAlley.