December 15, 2015 | by Stacia | Last Call
by Michele G. Miller on October 16th, 2013
Genres: New Adult, Romance
A debutante. A bevy of blind dates. An Australian bartender. And a stalker. Finding a wedding date has never been so complicated.
When college senior, Savannah Guthry receives an invitation to her cousin’s wedding back home in Charleston, South Carolina, her first thoughts aren’t of flowers and dresses. Instead, she’s reminded of the groom: her first love.
Determined to show up and dazzle not only her ex but her spoiled cousin too, Savannah allows her friends to set her up on a series of humorous blind dates looking for Mr. Right.
Enter Gage, an Australian bartender with a front row seat to Savannah’s dating woes. As the wedding draws near and prospects run low, Savannah realizes that sometimes you find love in unexpected places. And sometimes you find more than you bargained for.
It all starts with a invitation to a wedding for her cousin and her first love. Savannah Guthry has no desire to attend this wedding, but knows the other thing that will help her survive through it, is the perfect date. So, her best friends and roommates step in and sign her up for the campus dating website. This leads to some very interesting dates that had me laughing out loud. Throughout all of these “bad” dates, the guy she should be seeing is right there in front of her. Australian Gage Taylor is the new bartender at Savannah’s favorite bar and he is definitely interested in her, it just takes her a bit longer to notice him.
“He was sex on a stick, and I was definitely hungry for a taste.”
I admit it, I am a sucker for a guy with an accent; so of course I fell pretty easy and very quickly for Gage! Aside from the accent he was also super hot, sexy, funny, sweet, romantic… oh man I could go on forever about Gage! Savannah at first appears to be a bit egotistical about people’s background and up-bringing. But, really she is trying to distance herself from the high society life that she grew up in and get to know people for who they really are, which I loved.
This story has an element of suspense to it, which was unexpected. I see where the author was going with this story line, but I don’t know that I needed it to hold my interest. I liked Gage and Savannah just fine without all of that.
“I rather liked the thought of being your personal superhero. After all, you’re turning into my own personal brand of kryptonite.”
Last Call was my first time reading anything by Michele G. Miller, but I will definitely read more from her! This book was such a cute, fun read! There were so many original things I loved about it, but Gage giving people song names was by far my favorite. The song tie-in’s were perfect and I found myself wondering what song Gage would pick for me. I also enjoyed the secondary characters, especially Savannah’s two best friends, Candace and Sara.
I think that the story flowed well and at a good pace, although toward the end I felt that it was a bit rushed. This book ends kind of open-ended, and the author promises for the story to continue in Gage’s point of view (POV). I’m a little bit worried about this, being that the book has been out for over 2 years and the second book isn’t out yet. However, this story doesn’t end in a cliffhanger and the story does wrap up in a way that doesn’t leave you hanging.