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I ADORE Renee Carlino’s books and will read anything she writes. (‘Swear on This Life’ is a must-read, by the way.) With that said, I found ‘The Last Post’ to be a little confusing in its tone and characterizations. Although I was drawn into the story of Laya and Micah and their modern romance, I did not feel that this book reached its potential. Laya is recently widowed and cannot move on from her beloved husband Cameron’s tragic death. She leaves public posts on his Facebook page which are tender, sweet and very sad. Once a medical resident with a promising career, she is too grief-stricken to move on with her life.
Micah is an architect at Laya’s father’s firm. Both Micah and Laya are very vulnerable but Micah pursues Laya intensely. I often didn’t feel much of a difference in their POV’s but yet I did like the story enough to finish.
The writing is solid but the endless grief was somewhat exhausting. I did love the New York City setting and description of the perils of modern dating. If you are a fan of Renee Carlino’s writing, then definitely give this book a try! Michah was a sweet and soulful hero that many will connect with. And the conclusion was a beautiful, hopeful end to this story.