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The Last Bride

DiCarlo Brides, Book 6
Narrated by: Valerie Gilbert
Series: DiCarlo Brides, Book 6
Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
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When Gage learned that George DiCarlo thought he would make a great match for his youngest daughter, Gage was not interested. Not even if she was beautiful, talented, kicked butt on hiking trails and could challenge even his love of skiing.

When Jonquil's learns about it a year later, her reaction is exactly the opposite. After watching the rest of her sisters fall in love with the men her father hoped they would connect with, she is curious about the one he had planned for her. But Gage is not making it easy and plenty of problems stand between them - her half-sister, Angela, from her family back in Philadelphia seems determined to keep her on her toes and threats against Gage's family keep them guessing all the way.

©2014 Heather Justesen (P)2014 Heather Justesen

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really enjoyed it

totally enjoyed this series. can't wait for the next one. I was surprised that enjoyed the series narrated

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The Series Finale

Jonquil is the youngest sister out of six George DiCarlo half-sisters, and oldest in the family where she grow up. He father was very reach and he spent money on her, which made the half-siblings she grow up with be very envious. She was not stock up, but it never helped her relationships with her half-siblings. Her dyslexia did not help either. She is very smart, strong and beautiful, but her insecurities make her believe that she is not smart enough.

Jonquil has to go thru many difficulties in life in order to believe in herself and find a true love.

Narrator did a great job with character voices and made this book even more enjoyable.

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The lady in the series

This is the last of the series . The youngest sister. The father knew that Jonqil and Gage was perfect for each other . In order for the deceased father to get his wish with Jonquil and Gage he made all the daughters live on resort . Jonquil is a happy go lucky sort of girl , a free spirit , that loves gardens and flowers . Jonqil is actually looking forward to her match
Gage has an issue , hes trying to help his sister with her gambling addiction . There is a guy that is pushing him to sell his resort . With everything that is going on Gage doesn’t think it’s the right time to show how he feels about Jonquil

Valerie Gilbert was excellent again telling this story . Her voice is smooth, strong , clear and perfect

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a fitting end to the series.

the story and writing were good, although not as great as the first five. I just didn't love this one as much as the others. don't get me wrong, it was still a great book and very entertaining. but something (I can't put my finger on it) was not a fabulous as the others! the narration was good as always.

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the final book, almost a repeat

Would you try another book from Heather Tullis and/or Valerie Gilbert?

I would definitely listen to another book by Valerie Gilbert.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I think a new refreshing take would have been a plus we've already had the gun toting villain

Any additional comments?

This is probably my least favorite book in the series. A lot of it seemed like it had already been done, the stuck in a cave, the villain chasing and shooting at the lead. so Jonquils story seemed like a repeat for awhile. I hated Natalie from the beginning and found myself hating them for enabling her. They should have told her to get lost and grow up a long time ago. overall this was an entertaining series, I just wish this last book would have been something new and refreshing. I listen to the book on audible the narrator did a fantastic job with each book in the series.

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So much going on in this story

There is a lot going on here. Seriously, tons of things, almost too much. We have the regular issues with the romance, him fighting being matched and her attracted but not knowing why he is gun shy, same as the last book. That pretty much resolves itself on its own, with a few nudges from their friends.

Both of them have family issues going on, both with a younger sibling and a parent's health. I found both younger sisters unlike-able. Neither one of them appealed or felt like they belonged in the same family. Both were bratty and spoiled. I also felt Jonquil was disconnected from her Philly family.

Add on top of everything, Gage is having troubles at his resort. A pushing guy trying to get him to sell, loads of sudden repairs and his sister needing money for her gambling debts. Then things go down with the debts and his sister, so convoluted. The part with his mom could have been more detailed too. We didn't get much time to know her and decide about her personality.

Jonquil is a happy go lucky kind of gal who just wants to take care of people and flowers. She is a nature girl and loves hiking and sports. She is a perfect match for Gage, once he gets over himself.

This is a sweet romance, meaning closed bedroom door. Plenty of kissing and they do sleep together, but no details. Not sure the Christian Romance readers will be okay with the premarital sex. It is fairly clean though and rather fluffy.

All the drama in the story detracts from the romance. It is far more complicated than it needs to be and so busy. Personally, all that crazy family stuff drags down a full romance. They have a witty banter and great dynamic.

The narrative is split between the two leads. This really helps put you into their heads and get a fuller story. I prefer this for my romances because I love knowing both sides of the story.

I listened to the audiobook narrated by Valerie Gilbert, who is one of my favorites. I love her smooth tones and the energy she puts into the read. She is always a joy to listen to and this was another happy journey. Her pace is swift enough to keep the story moving in slower moments. She is a compliment to the the story and well suited to the whole series.

This is the end of the series for me. I did not like Jonquil's sister and am not interested in reading her romance. My cousin feels differently, she is eager for the next book. It is all subjective! :)

Disclosure – I received this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts opinions and ratings are my own. I was under no obligation to post a review or give positive feedback.

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