Plagued by past mistakes in both love and life, Quinn Bardot is in a bad place. With nowhere else to turn, she escapes to LA, clinging to the promise of a fresh start.
Chase Crowley is known for being selfish and unbelievably persistent. All he's ever wanted is to become a successful actor. But now that he is about to have it all, he finds that something is still missing. Money and fame aren't what he expected.
After a fervent encounter, the two of them are thrown into a situation for which neither is prepared. Can Quinn extinguish her fears and let Chase in? Can Chase learn to put someone else's needs before his own?
The Last Thing is a novel all about love, Hollywood, and accepting what life throws at you even if it is the last thing you want.
The Last Thing is a standalone audiobook with no cliffhanger ending. It is book one in the series. It contains language and adult situations not recommended for listeners younger than 17.
Would you consider the audio edition of The Last Thing to be better than the print version?
I loved the Tenn. accent, you wouldn't have gotten this with the print version
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When I agreed to listen to this I didn’t know what to expect, I thought it sounds interesting I will give it a listen. From the first page the author and narrator pulled me in to one outstanding read. I had never read anything by this author and was very surprised how well the story came together. This is a very serious plot with a lot of humor. I feel the accent most likely gave it more humor than it would have had if I had read it. Chloe Golden gave Quinn a sassy attitude more so than I think you would have gotten if you had read to it. I totally loved this, she hit the tones just right to make Quinn a much loved character. I feel by reading it I would have felt that she was just a pity me girl which she did not come across that way with the audio.
I would have to say when I first started listening to it I thought what have I gotten myself into. By the end of the first page I was hooked. By the ending I thought OMG it is going to be a cliffhanger. I really didn’t think in the short time left in the book the author could pull off but she did much to my surprise and it was a wonderful ending. My hats off to Ms. Gaitan for writing a wonderful plot where the words flowed smoothly, putting humor just where it needs to be and giving a book well worth listening to. I found this to be very believable and could be out of today’s headlines.
Quinn is trying to outrun her past and it is a big one with a lot of people not happy with her. You won’t find out the full effect until later on. When I found out the whole story my heart broke for her, she is strong or once was but now is weak. It is hard when everything you hold dear is taken from you and you feel you are to blame, you give up, you don’t know where to turn or who to trust. It was a pleasure watching her come out of her shell and grow to the person she once was. Quinn is a very sassy lady who isn’t sure what she wants just wants to start over. One night changed her life years later another night will change her life forever. I loved that she knew the word NO and used it enough lol. I loved that she didn’t run head into issues but thought them out. She was slow on the take but once things fell into place she worked it out nicely. Finding ones strength can be tough when you hit rock bottom. Quinn is strong she just needs to find that strength again.
Chase is an every woman’s man he believes in one nightstands…..has many until one night when one lady turned him down. It was a amazing how she tied him in knots they had a love/hate thing going on there for awhile. I really came to love Chase but as the story goes on I really wasn’t that crazy about him. I understood where he was coming from and do believe most would have made some of the same choices he did. He fell back into my good graces in a fast way. He really is a wonderful strong man who grew to know what love is all about. Even when things got in the way he pretty much stayed on his course.
This is a very touching painful read about two people who have to grow to trust, learn about love and outgrow their past as they try to make a relationship work. Many people get in their way even the past will come back. It is hard when you love so much to have it torn from you why you can’t remember all that happen. It was an outstanding read that I plan on listening to again, it is full of day to day drama but the author gives it to you in a way that you can laugh a little. These two butt heads over and over again as they learn to give, take and love. I am so looking forward to checking out more from the series. I sure hope her cousin gets a book of her own and she finds someone who can truly be the man she needs.
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What made the experience of listening to The Last Thing the most enjoyable?
The freedom to get stuff done around the house.
What did you like best about this story?
I liked the progression of Chase & Quinn's relationship.
What about Chloe Golden’s performance did you like?
I liked how she changed up for different characters.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
The ending was great.
Any additional comments?
4.5 Crazy Ass Stars!!!!
I enjoyed this story. I received the audiobook and really enjoyed listening to it. It made for great way to pass the time while doing housework more enjoyable. The narrator was good. The storyline was good as well. I can't wait to read or listen to the next installment.