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The Last Time We Met

by Maggie Brown & Leni Hanson

What if you’re a nerdy med student and a womanizing rock star wants you as her next conquest—then leaves you totally humiliated.

Now fast-forward eleven years.

Sexy and magnetic, Australian rock star Austen Farleigh is at the height of her spectacular career. Her penchant for one-night stands is as famous as her many songs.

American Dr. Merritt Harrington now works for Doctors Without Borders and is at a crossroads in her life. Her last assignment in the Andes Mountains was harrowing, and her love life at a dead end. No one has been able to ignite even a tiny spark since Austen—damn her.

When they meet again in Australia, Merritt is desperate to keep Austen at arm’s length. But temptation whispers in her ear.

From the US to Peru to Australia and the highlands of Papua New Guinea, their desire for one another is on an uncontrollable collision course—with a force they may no longer be able to ignore.

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Genre Romance
Length 280 pages
Publication Date January 14, 2021
Publisher Bella Books
ISBN 9781642471915
Editor Cath Walker
Cover Designer Kayla Mancuso

Extras

FROM THE AUTHOR

"We wrote this book to give iconic Aussie Rock Star Austen Farleigh, (Playing the Spy) her own love story. Going with the “opposites attract” theme, we chose American Merritt Harrington, a doctor working for Doctors Without Borders, as her perfect fit. As authors from different parts of the world, it was nice to write about both countries from separate perspectives.

With no one travelling with the pandemic, it also gave us a chance to take our readers to an exotic place. Originally, we planned to set part of the book in Fiji, where there’re only the threats of volcanoes erupting and tsunamis to wreak havoc on our characters. But Papua New Guinea? Now you’re talking spectacularly beautiful mountains, rainforests and waterfalls. But also incredibly dangerous–especially if you’re a woman.

So stay close and don't wander off …"
—Maggie Brown and Leni Hanson

Reviews

NetGalley
Kaye C. - For me several things took this book to a higher level that most f/f romances. Often side characters are props and one dimensional and the romance is between the only two available women. In this book there are other romantic potentials, a lawyer, a photographer, military medical people. Merritt actually goes on outings with another woman. I enjoyed learning about the work and stresses of DWB. Austen's character was more a stereotypical singer. But she acknowledged her past and was willing to date to see where things would go. At one point a bar bet allows Merritt to show her trust and confidence in the new relationship. Another author might have turned it into a dramatic misunderstanding. I also loved Australia as the setting. When the author mentions a print of a painting I didn't know I instantly looked it up and found the original is in a bar in Melbourne. Little touches like that enhance the story and romance.

The story is told from both MC/s POV. They are both sexy and smart. They also have both been through a lot in their lives and work which makes them appreciate the importance of a relationship. I would like to know what happens to some of the side characters but the main story is full and complete.

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Cathy W. - absolutely adored The Last Time We Met. Austen is your hot rocker and Merritt the doctor with less experience in love and yet to flower, and when they meet up after 10 years the spark is still there. A lovely sweet romance which keeps you entertained until the end.

NetGalley
Krystal S. - I loved this novel. I thought the slow burn was perfect and was expecting for one or the other to come forward with their feelings. The writing is beautiful, and the characters felt realistic. I love the fact that this wasn’t just erotic smut and it was more about the characters interactions and feelings. I want to read more of this genre and would be very much interested in reading more from this author.

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