Tuesday, August 20, 2013

[Review] The Last Boyfriend - J.S. Cooper

Released: July 9th, 2013

Lucky Morgan has had her share of heartbreak. She is devastated that her boyfriend dumps her after sleeping with him and she vows to herself that she won't be used again. She decides that the next guy she dates and sleeps with, will be her one true love.

Zane Beaumont is the mysterious and snooty guy that comes into her diner every Friday night with a different girl. He's the type of guy she's learned to avoid: carefree, fast, handsome, rich, and sarcastic. Unfortunately, she can't stop thinking about the devilish gleam in his eyes.

When Lucky's car breaks down one night after a party, it is Zane who comes to her rescue. As Zane attempts to sweep Lucky off her feet, she soon realizes that nothing is as it seems and that Zane may very well be the guy whom she changes the rules. That is until she meets Braydon.

"Sometimes you just have to grab life by the horns and ride it wherever it takes you."
I was really disappointed by this book. I mean, you read a blurb like that and you just end up expecting so much from it. I like how some stories have those mysterious vibes that just makes it even more thrilling, but this one was just such a bust.

Really though, I liked Lucky's character. She's smart and pretty responsible. She's a hard-worker. But she is so damn naïve. She falls for Zane and Braydon's charms so easily. Sometimes I get so frustrated with how innocent she is. Zane keeps giving her mixed signals. If I was her, I'd just be:

On the other hand, Zane and Braydon are such asses that they make it so fucking obvious. Let's start with Braydon, shall we? He keeps telling her to stay away from Zane. If a guy did that to me, I'd tell him to fuck off and to stop bossing me around. He is so damn annoying. I really liked him at first since he was pretty sweet. I thought that he genuinely liked Lucky. 

And then he opened his fucking big mouth.

He keeps telling her to stay away. That Zane's bad news. Why doesn't he just focus on Lucky?! She's right there! She's with you so why the hell are you worried about him? 

"Please don't tell me that Zane Beaumont is in any way involved with this documentary […] He is isn't he? That asshole."
"He did this because of me you know. He must have heard me telling Evan how nice I thought you were and how I was interested in you."
He is so full of himself! So freaking selfish, obnoxious, conceited, obsessive.

And then there's Zane, what an assbutt. He tells Lucky that he can't be with her but then invites her to stay with him? Like. what. the. hell. 

But I guess it was because of his family. He's been hurt too many times that he thinks that relationships are just not for him.
"It doesn't have to be on purpose, it will still break your heart. Love will tear you apart from limb to limb." - Zane
I kind of liked how they explained what happened to Noah and it wasn't too cliché. 

But overall, the story was really overused. It was the typical plot. So predictable. The characters weren't that good. 

OH! And I like how the author mentioned Jamie McGuire ;)
"I also love books like Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire."
But the book overall wasn't that good. It was kind of a disappointment for me since I was expecting a lot from the characters.

Minor Faults:
  • The characters. Just the characters.
  • The plot was too cliché.



About The Author:

J.S. Cooper was born in London, England and moved to Florida her last year of high school. After completing law school at the University of Iowa, she moved to Los Angeles to work for a Literacy non profit as an Americorp Vista. She then moved to New York to study the History of Education at Columbia University. She enjoys long walks on the beach, hot musicians, dogs, reading, and lots of drama filled TV Shows.

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