Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Star Book Review: The Last Page by Lacy Camey

The Last Page by Lacy Camey is a light hearted, quick and fun read in contemporary chick lit romance.  Norah Johnson, a would-be romance writer just can’t seem to catch a break. Devastated from a break up with a starting baseball player (a Yankee no less), Norah finds herself spiraling into a deep and dark depression. Just when no one can seem to get through to her, she finally gives in to her family’s requests and moves to their house on the beach for some serious R&R (rest and recuperation).
Alongside her sister and best friend and the beautiful, picturesque scenery, Norah hopes things will just get back to normal. She enlists the help of a professional therapist; and armed with her trusty pen, Norah attempts to write herself out of all the hurt and heartbreak she can’t seem to shake; but when a gorgeous local guy stumbles across of her writing, Norah gains a secret admirer determined to help mend her broken heart. Will Norah be ready for love when and if he finds her??
This book reminded me of Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks (great movie btw!) but from the opposite sex’s perspective. At times predictable, but always enjoyable, Lacy Camey showcases her skills at creating characters and dissecting their relationships. I felt really close to Norah throughout the novel , identifying with her problems and relationship with her sister and was definitely rooting for her the whole way through.  An easy book to read in one sitting. You’ll be at the last page before you know it!
A great book for anyone in search of self, freedom or just looking for some good entertainment.  I can’t wait for more from this new author and with The Last Page being the first in a series of books, we’re sure to see more fashion forward and chick lit friendly books in the near future.
For more on Lacy Camey and all the latest on her writing, check out her web page! Also check out her previous stops on the Chick Lit Plus Tour and more to come.

**BIG THANKS to Lacy Camey for sending me a copy of her e-book, The Last Page and to Samantha at Chick Lit Plus Blog Tours for setting up the tour!!**