The Last Word by A. L. Michael
Name: The Last Word
Author: A. L. Michael
Format: kindle edition
Pages: 288 pages
Release date: 27th May 2014
Publisher: Carina UK
Tabby Riley’s online life was a roaring success. Her blog had hundreds of followers, and legions of young fans ardently awaited her every Tweet. Her real life was a bit more of a disappointment. Living in a shared flat in North London, scratching a living writing magazine articles on ‘How To Please Your Man in Bed’ wasn’t where she thought she’d be at twenty-six – especially when there was a serious lack of action in her own bedroom.
Although that might all be about to change when she’s offered a position at online newspaper The Type as a real journalist – and gains a sexy new editor, Harry Shulman, to work with. Harry’s confident, smooth talking, and completely aware that he drives Tabby mad. Which is fine, because Tabby’s dated an editor before, and it’s never happening again. Ever. But as her reputation at the paper grows, Tabby has to wonder: is it time to get out from behind the screen and live her life in the real world?
I kindly received The Last Word in exchange of an honest review by the Publisher via Netgalley.
I am a huge fan of the cover! This is one of my favourites which Carina UK has revealed so far this year. Beautifully designed and perfectly matching with the book!
Let me introduce Tabitha Riley, also called Tabby, to you, a quirky, lively, young woman in her twenties. She is a journalist and a successful blogger. With her blog she reaches masses of people. Tabby is out of work at the moment after being involved with an injunction at her latest workplace. Out of the blue, Harry Shulman, editor of an online newspaper, offers her a new job. That is what she dreamed of for so long: a proper job as a real journalist. Tabby has a rule: do not get romantically involved with someone from your job after what happend with her lastest boyfriend, who was her editor. When Tabby meets Harry for the job interview it hit her. Harry is hot and there is this instant tension between them. Has Tabby learnt from the past ot will she do all her mistakes all over again?
For the most part I enjoyed reading The Last Word but I have to make a few cuts. Once I started reading, I coundn’t put it down. I was immediately drawn in Tabby’s world. Tabby is very edgily, so london and has a mind of her own. I liked Tabby but it was difficult for me to releate to her and her friends because we don’t have much in common. Harry is a great character. He was a bit of an ass in the beginning but towards the end I really liked him. Another point is for my liking, things between Harry and Tabby moved forward a bit too fast.
The writing style was great. It was very refresing and witty. Full of scenes that make you giggle. It was just the right side of light-hearted fun. I can see potential in the book, A. L. Michael has got some great talent. I am looking out for more of her books.