My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I saw the cover for this book all over the place last year and have wanted to read it for quite some time. After many weeks of patiently waiting at the library, I finally got my hands on it.
The Last Romantics is a story about a family. Plain and simple. It tells about the life of a widowed mother raising her four young children. The trials and tribulations they face while growing up and further into adulthood. How they overcome their demons. How they lean on each other to survive in a life that is sometimes complicated but also beautiful.
I must say that I loved the first half of the book. It sucked me in immediately and I was completely entranced by the family. Tara Conklin developed unique and relatable characters that were realistic and drew me in. However, somewhere around the halfway mark I have to admit I found myself getting bored. There wasn’t really much excitement in the story. Not that a story always needs to keep me on the edge of my seat, but it does have to continue to hook me and keep me invested. Toward the end I was kind of just waiting for it to be over. And while it was a sweet and endearing story, for me, it lacked that “stand out” quality.
Did I dislike this one? No, not really. It was perfectly fine. It just didn’t really shine in my opinion. But tons of people have really loved the story, so I would encourage you to read and form your own opinions!