I am a sucker for a solid romance. But just like any book, you want to feel that connection between the characters and enjoy a great story. This new release I was able to review looked promising. This is the first book by R.S. Kovach that I have read. Here are my thoughts.
The Last Resort by R.S. Kovach
Publisher: Pocket Star
Publication Date: March 20, 2017
Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
Alejandra Barros doesn’t know the meaning of failure until fate pulls the rug right out from under her Louboutin stilettos.
Board of Directors’ meetings, corporate takeovers, and jet setting around the globe don’t allow for much of a personal life—and even Ali’s limited free time is dedicated to her beloved horses, show jumping at a championship level. When a freak riding accident shatters her wrist and messes with her confidence at work, her boss mandates a month-long hiatus. If she wants to save her career, she has no choice but to go.
Pebble Creek Lodge is not far from Denver, but the high-end retreat might as well be a world away from the frenzied pace of Manhattan. From the moment she arrives, Ali feels so out of place she’s practically ready to skip the whole “required recovery” nonsense and hop on the next plane back to New York. The only thing stopping her is the ranch hand Hank Mathis and his perfectly chiseled abs, which are intriguing and delicious enough to make her linger.
By the time Ali admits she’s in a bit of a funk, not even the moral and physical support of a gorgeous cowboy is enough to bring her back to her old self—especially when the object of her desires is secretly battling his own demons. To get her life back on track, Ali will have to decide what it is she’s really fighting to regain and what it will take to find it—or she’ll risk losing the one thing that could truly make her happy.
Review of The Last Resort by R.S. Kovach
I have mixed feelings about this book. That usually doesn’t happen very often. I think it’s more of a love-hate relationship with the female character, Ali.
I feel that the author wanted to depict her as a strong female executive. And in many ways she was that. But she was also very self-centered, making a freak accident a big deal, in my opinion. She was also very clueless in a lot of areas and that was very frustrating to me.
Hank, I liked. He’s strong and not without his own demons to deal with. He took a liking to Ali and helped her work through her issues. He was kind and respectful, and together they worked well. Except for when it came to having conversations. That was very lacking and also frustrating.
The story itself has a lot of potential. But it also lacked some finesse. There’s areas that left me wondering why the author would want them to not talk and work out issues. It was weird.
The ending was also very different. It kind of ended abruptly without any conclusion as far as if they would even make it or not. It wasn’t a cliffhanger but it really wasn’t a happily ever after either.
Overall, the writing was solid with a side of fresh romance. The author brought us some heat that spiced the story right up. But I would’ve liked less ambiguity and more on the long-lasting connection.
Disclaimer: Chris has personally reviewed the product listed above. She has not received any monetary compensation for her review but did receive a free ebook so she could evaluate and use it for this post. Her thoughts & opinions in this review are unbiased & honest and your opinions may differ.