Review – The Last Best Kiss by: Claire LaZebnik

Anna Eliot is tired of worrying about what other people think. After all, that was how she lost the only guy she ever really liked, Finn Westbrook.

Now, three years after she broke his heart, the one who got away is back in her life.

All Anna wants is a chance to relive their last kiss again (and again and again). But Finn obviously hasn’t forgotten how she treated him, and he’s made it clear he has no interest in having anything to do with her.

Anna keeps trying to persuade herself that she doesn’t care about Finn either, but even though they’ve both changed since they first met, deep down she knows he’s the guy for her. Now if only she can get him to believe that, too…. 


I absolutely adored Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik, so when I was browsing Edelweiss and saw The Last Best Kiss I knew I had to see what it was all about. I instantly fell in love with the synopsis and could not pass up a chance to read it. Let me just tell you, it completely stands up to all the standards I held it to. I literally could not put this book down, all I wanted to do was know what would happen next. The Last Best Kiss is just one of those perfectly adorable and angst filling contemporaries that leave your heart happy in the end.

We’ve all been in a position where Anna has been. Where you do something because of society or peer pressure even if it’s something you don’t want to do… even if it breaks your heart. I felt for Anna and related so many times throughout this book. My heart broke for her multiple times, but yet I loved where she ended up. All of our characters definitely started at one place and then ended up somewhere new at the end and I loved it. Which moves me to Finn Westbrook. Gosh, who doesn’t love a nerd turned hot story? I loved Finn as soon as we meet him… Scrawny, glasses, and all. Then to watch him keep all his intelligence and personality but add new looks and new traits to his personality… so hot!

I love how the author weaves more than a romance story though. It’s a coming of age story, it’s being confident in who you are, it’s about family, and sexual orientation, and trust all wrapped up into one heart melting story you won’t be able to put down. Absolutely loved!

– 5 out of 5 Splatters – 

Published by Jena Freeth

30. Boy mom. Book lover. Fitness junkie. Shopaholic.

5 thoughts on “Review – The Last Best Kiss by: Claire LaZebnik

  1. I just had to get this from Edelweiss too! I loved her last novel, The Trouble with Flirting. And this one sounds awesome, especially since it's a retelling of Persuasion.So glad you loved this one and now I can't wait to get into it! Great review, Jena 🙂


  2. I haven't read Persuasion, but it's great that you liked it! I recognize her cover style and because her last name is so unique, but I haven't read her books before. Will have to keep any eye out!Lovely review, Jena <333- Nova


  3. This is another retelling of Jane Austen? Great! I read Epic Fail (Thanks to you) and really enjoyed it, that is saying a lot because I love Jane Austen. I love the covers of this author, so YA! I want to read it now 🙂


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