Summer Fling or Soulmate?
True story of taboo love.
Sara Sparrow has spent the past decade of her life dedicated to her work, her wellness, and most of all, her young daughter. This single mom does not have time for anything else. So when a shocking court decision gives her ex shared-custody, Sara doesn’t know what to do with her time. COVID has let up a bit and she’s craving to be out again. She has a new slice of freedom, but she’s still the same old, not-good-at-love, Sara. Isn’t she?
While attending her best friend’s out-of-town wedding, Sara is struck with sudden pangs of an incomplete life, unfulfilled longings, and faces her intense loneliness. After too many failed attempts, she’d given up all hope for her own “happily-ever-after” years ago . . . but maybe it was time to try again?
Impulsively, she downloads a new dating app that confidently promises to discern exactly the type of man she wants, which according to the algorithm is apparently a slew of tan, bare-chested hunks half her age! Entertained, Sara figures she has nothing to lose by chatting with one. The last thing she expects is to make a real connection. But sweet, thoughtful, respectful twenty-three-year-old Zach is a surprise. One night of chatting turns into two, then three. Before long, Sara catches herself fantasizing about a summer truly her own . . . and maybe even about meeting this different-from-all-the rest, mysterious younger man in person. She has nothing to lose, just some fun to gain, not her heart . . . right?
First and Lasts is a funny, steamy debut novel about love, second acts, and finally finding what you want.
"★★★★★- The perfect touch of comedy, fiery passion, romance, and life lessons. A page-turner and eye-opener. You will love these two from the start and have a hard time putting the story down.”
"I could not put this book down! A story about acceptance and true love; I found myself excited to see how Sara and Zach interacted next! A very realistic story based on a pandemic romance; you will be rooting for these characters the whole time!”"Hot and steamy read! The author leaves you wanting more as she captures the spiciness of a summer romance!"
“I thoroughly enjoyed this novel! I would give it a 7 out of 10. It is a spicy slow-burn with heartfelt characters. It’s about living despite your difficulties and your past and not allowing your limitations (self-imposed, medical, or lack of experience) to control your happiness.”
"A captivating story of taboo love. Sara's inner turmoil draws you in till the end. It’s a battle of the heart and society's conventions. This spicy tale keeps your attention, raising fire in your heart and maybe even bringing tears to your eyes. You’ll become very attached to the main characters and want to defend them. The descriptive tour of Vermont and Massachusetts attractions makes you want to visit the area for yourself. A fun read that pulls at the heartstrings and makes you yearn for more!”
“This is a wonderful story that tugged at my heart quite a few times.”