Last Call by Shelli Stevens

Posted May 14, 2018 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Series / 0 Comments

Aleck McLaughlin has three major reasons to keep his hands off Delonna. One, he’s her boss. Two, she’s ten years younger. Three, he’s sworn to never again leave his heart vulnerable. But then her ex boyfriend steals her money and skips town, leaving her with his gambling debt and a loan shark determined to collect. Aleck’s protective instincts kick in and he realizes he’ll do anything to keep Delonna safe, even if that means moving her into his house and whisking her away to his ancestral home in Scotland.

Delonna’s parents’ spendthrift ways taught her to work hard for her financial independence. She loves being a bartender on Whidbey Island and hopes to open her own pub one day. When her boss–her very hot and sexy boss–steps in to save her from the danger her ex left behind, Delonna says no. She’s as used to calling her own shots as she is pouring them…Too bad Aleck doesn’t take no for an answer when Delonna’s safety is involved.

But just as Delonna starts to say yes, they both find themselves in trouble that has nothing to do with a skipped debt.

Titles in The McLaughlins include:  One More Round – Straight, No Chaser – Top Shelf – Last Call

Title:  Last Call
Series:  The McLaughlins #4
Author:  Shelli Stevens
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  May 14, 2018
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  3.5 stars

I’m really torn on Last Call.  Here on my own blog it gets a 3.5 star rating, which I’ll round up for the other sites I post reviews at.  I simply could not connect with Aleck.  And since he’s half the couple, that makes things awkward.  From the first book Aleck and Delonna have been flirting, doing an “I like you” dance in the background of the rest of the family’s stories.  So I wasn’t quite expecting how Aleck (or some of his siblings) acted in Last Call.  I adored Delonna, but she deserved more of Aleck than she got, even in the ending of the story.

So, I’ll make this brief and simple.  While I liked Last Call I wasn’t in love with Aleck and that affected how I viewed his and Delonna’s romance.  It’s a good story, simply one that I didn’t really connect with.  I believe this story is going to be personal in how each reader views Aleck’s actions and reasonings.  Overall, I’ve enjoyed The McLaughlins series and I’m glad to have gotten to know this amazing, at times crazy family.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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