Three stories, three couples, three intertwined tales of the challenges of requited love:
Kate and Jim: A struggling romance novelist, Kate must deal with an editor pushing her to write steamier books and a husband who decides to dabble in producing his own “art.” But is he really creating something of value or just mocking Kate’s own attempts at becoming a literary artist?
Jake and Belinda: The hero and heroine of Kate’s latest romance novel, this duo faces danger as someone makes an attempt on Belinda’s life while they try to figure out if lust can lead to true love…
Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald: While Kate pens her hot new novel, she discovers a cache of pages penned by a “Beatrice Rutherford,” who appears to have been a typist for the great literary writer and who sheds new light on what really happened to the famous couple. These papers provide Kate with a pathway to greater publishing success, but she questions whether her good fortune is real or fake…
The Last Romantics is a sweet love story, a hot romance, and an inside look at the publishing world, filled with delectable tidbits and juicy details professional writers will especially enjoy. If you enjoy "insider" books such as The Devil Wears Prada, you'll like this behind-the-curtain peek at the publishing industry.
Plot/Idea: 7 out of 10
Originality: 8 out of 10
Prose: 8 out of 10
Character/Execution: 8 out of 10
Overall: 7.75 out of 10
Plot: The author juggles three intertwined stories involving three different couples with ease, keeping readers engaged by allowing us to peek into the lives of the characters.
Prose: Each storyline is well-structured and the tone varies for each couple’s situation, which helps readers keep the plots separate but still see the intersection.
Originality: An insider look at the publishing industry along with three relationships gives readers two reasons to indulge.
Character Development: The characters here are well-developed and vivid. The author has created similarities between them, which helps intertwine the stories.
Date Submitted: July 22, 2018