I’ve been a fan of Renee Carlino ever since I read Before We Were Strangers in 2015. Since then, I’ve read the majority of her other works as soon as I can get my hands on them. My favorite to date being, Swear on This Life. When The Last Post was announced, I knew I had to read it, and I’m so glad I did.
The Last Post follows Laya, a twenty-something doctor, newly widowed when her stunt man husband tragically dies in a jump gone bad. After the accident, she moves home to New York and, in her grief, begins posting messages to her dead husband on his Facebook wall. Enter Micah, an architect at Laya’s father’s firm who sees her messages on Facebook and becomes intrigued. The two become friends, but Laya’s grief and the tragedy that follows her threaten to get in the way of their relationship.
The Last Post was an incredibly quick read once I got into it. The book is told in alternating first person between Laya and Micah. I had a hard time warming up to Laya, there was something about her perspective that I struggled to connect with. In contrast, Micah I immediately connected with. His perspective was much more enjoyable for me, for whatever reason. My favorite character was Micah’s twin sister, Melissa. She is the epitome of blunt, in an incredibly endearing way. Her commentary on Micah and his relationship with Laya was easily one of the best parts of the book.
While this was definitely not my favorite of Carlino’s works, I did very much enjoy it, and recommend it to other romance fans.
Thank you to @netgalley and @atriabooks for the advance copy!