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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Last Resort by Emly Forrest



The Last Resort by Emly Forrest
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (121 pgs)
Other: M/F, M/F/F, Ménage
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Fuchsia

Can the call of the open road defeat the lure of a loving heart?

What’s a woman to do when her husband of over twenty years decides to move on to greener and younger pastures? She moves on, too! This is precisely what Margaret Murphy Ryder - Murph to just about everyone - does.

Leaving her husband isn't so bad...she's gained a motorhome. Selling all her property and going on the road to find herself and rediscover her passion seems like a good idea at the time. But eventually traveling alone goes sour.

Spoonbill Beach, Louisiana, needs someone to buy and maintain its failing RV park. Ladies' man Captain Jack Snow needs a new conquest. And Lee Soloman, a long-lost lover of Murph's - and a hard-core biker - has needs he hardly dares mention. Forthright, fearless and funny, Murph might just fit any or all of these bills...if her newfound freedom isn't too threatened.

In the end, Murph must decide if her true destination is a relaxed romance and a place to call home.

Reading The Last Resort was like sitting with your best friend dishing about everything that's going on in her life. Murph tells her story and you find yourself nodding along.

While this wasn't the most erotic story I've ever read it did manage to touch on quite a few topics that would qualify it as such. I personally found it a quirky and comfortable tale. There were times that Murph's story tugged at my sympathy, others that made me say “atta girl” and still others that made me chuckle. Ms. Forrest must be somewhat of a trivia buff/travel agent on the side and I encourage anyone looking for an enjoyable light read to find out for themselves what I'm talking about.

I thought hard about my rating on this book. It was well written and enjoyable but not (to me, anyway) a real erotic title. I gave it a four because I really did enjoy it and wouldn't hesitate to suggest it to anyone looking for a good chick-lit/light romance. I will keep it and go back to it from time to time. Definitely a fun read.

1 comment:

Emly Forrest said...

Thanks, Fuchsia, for the wonderful review. I'm not a trivia buff, nor a travel agent. I'm a full-time RVer, so spend a lot of time traveling the US. I'm so glad you liked my story!

Emly Forrest