The Last Kiss Goodbye Review

The Last Kiss Goodbye
By: Karen Robards

 18 + REVIEW!!

He saw her first, but his friend made the move.
She settled for the safer choice, but her heart knew the truth.

They love, they crave, they lie.

Garrett McCarthy, Annabelle Parker, and Milo Roberts were as close as friends could get. They shared in each other's joy during graduations, promotions, and engagements. They consoled one another through heartache and loss.

When one of the friend's life is tragically cut short, it's up to the two left behind to pick up the pieces and find out the truth - no matter the cost. As they slowly start to uncover the nature of his deception, and the very powerful people behind it, they begin to question everyone and everything, even themselves.

Everyone has secrets - some do it for love while others do it for power. Those secrets can change perceptions, alter reality and sometimes destroy lives.

What do you do when you find out your whole life has been a lie?

IM SO HAPPY!! I got to read this book just a couple days earlier then the release date thanks to Net Galley!!!! So here is my honest review.

So I know I haven't reviewed the first book in the series on my blog, because it was a while ago that I read it, but I have to share that I LOVE THIS SERIES!! The only reason why I picked up the first book is seriously because of the cover. The model is beautiful and with the purple, I was smitten right from the beginning. It took me awhile to actually pick it up and finally my amazing boyfriend put his foot down and actually bought it for me! (Love him so much)

I started
The Last Victim  and I instantly fell in love with Michael Garland. Give me this bad boy, dirty mouth, grouchy, horn dog of a man anytime and I will be a happy camper. Charlotte (Charlie) is also amazing and I loved her interactions with Michael along with her ability to face her past. In this first novel we find out that Charlie was actually a victim of a serial killer trying to kill her. Because of this she ends up facing her fears and becomes a psychiatrist and studies serial killers. Hence her meeting Michael. Yeah that's right Michael is a serial killer. Well it says he is, but we all question it. This first novel really opens up Charlie's world. Shows us what she fears in life and what motivates her to push through her fear. It also gives us a fantastic and unreal version of what it is to have a relationship with a ghost.. oh yes did I mention that Charlie can see and talk to ghost?? .. Please don't shy away from this though because it is done so well!! It really added another dimension of the story and it really pushed me to love Michael even more.. Oh yeah I also forgot to mention that Michael is a ghost too.. HEHE I freaking love it!!! Michael will remain my most favorite ghost of all time! He is so inappropriate and bad and I FREAKING LOVE IT!! You like crude rude and drop dead (pun intended) sexy guys then Michael is your man. He will own you and when you read these books you will be begging for more Michael.
"Baby, I'm telling you up front that if you go into a hotel room with Dudley with the intention of having sex with him, that's going to turn into the most haunted hotel room you've ever been in in your life."
Alright now moving on to my actually review of The Last Kiss Goodbye. I don't know how Karen did it. This book is 10 times better then the first book. Like seriously I could not put it down and there was not one page that turned me off. I was laughing or awing or wanting to punch Michael. Every page left me wanting more and never wanting the story to end.

The story itself is just so fantastic, it grips you right from page one. When I was reading it, it felt to me I was reading it as they were a group from criminal minds. That's who the characters remind me of which gave me a good imagination on what they were doing and why. Its so cool to read along and not know who the murderer is and trying to decipher whose the bad guy along with Charlie. I don't read a lot of mystery because I find them dry but Karen has done a fantastic job with this series.

Michael and Charlie's relationship starts to get a little more heavy and a little more scary for Charlie. He's a ghost for bloodies sake so how in the hell can they end up together?!?!?!?! ITS THIS REASON that I absolutely love this book. Charlie and Michael cannot be together. He's a ghost and she's not. Their on different realms. So how is it going to work out? Its maddening but so freaking good. Their relationship is filled with so much sexual tension that you could probably cut it with a knife, if it was actual substance. Their banter back and forth is down right hilarious! They drip sexual frustration that will leave you wanting to read more and more just to find out how they could ever end up sating each other.

Little Snippet: 
"The slight curve of his mouth was-sexy as hell. 'I want normal. I want easy. I want happy. I want to do my work in peace, and find a man I can fall in love with, and maybe even get married to and have kids with. If you interfere with that one more time, I'll find a way to send you back on your way to hell, I swear.'
His eyes narrowed at her. 'You know what I want? I want to be able to eat a nice steak dinner like you had tonight. I want to drink a couple cold beers. I want to feel the sun on my face when I'm outside. I want to sleep. I want my damned life back. And I want to fuck the hell out of you.'
By the time he finished, his eyes were a hard, glittering blue. Charlie glared into them with true fury, but even as she did she could feel the electricity arching between them, feel the air around them turning to steam. Her heartbeat sped up. Her pulse started to pound. Deep inside, her body quickened. Her nipples suddenly felt all hot and prickly as they pushed against her dress' built-in bra, which inexplicably seemed to have gotten a couple of sizes too tight. Inside the silken scrap of her panties, she felt dampness, and heat.
As he watched her face, his pupils dilated until his eyes were almost black.
"Pay attention, babe:  that's what being turned on feels like," he said softly" 
Charlie is smart though and knows she cannot be with Michael. For 1) He's a ghost. Duh! And 2) He's a serial killer. Can't forget that little tidbit but of course Michael is determined to change her mind.  Charlie does try to have a normal relationship with an actually alive and breathing male specimen that does really like her. You think Michael would have that. Oh HELL NO!  Gosh the things that he does, it makes me laugh just thinking back on it. I can not say enough good things about their relationship and I know I'm just ranting now but you guys seriously need to pick up this series and find out for yourself how awesome it is!! URRGG SOO FREAKING GOOD!!
AND THE ENDING!!!! ...Gosh darn it I nearly died!! Its a little bit shocking which I can handle cause I'm use to cliff-hangers. I wasn't prepared for Michael though. And that's all I'm going to say. I love Michael and will be team Michael forever!!
I recommend this book to any female that loves a little mystery, a little action and a whole lot of alpha male. You will feel frustration, you will laugh, and you may cry but gosh darnit you will end up loving every minute of it!

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