I received this book from the author/publicist in exchange for an honest and unbiased review of the book.
When I was asked to read ‘The Last Straw’ and was sent a description of the book, I was instantly intrigued. Then when I started reading the book, those first couple of chapters just had me gripped. That first chapter is just so dramatic, it just pulls you into the book and sets you up and gets you excited for what’s to come. You get to know one of the characters instantly and it sets up one of the other characters perfectly, plus that story.
You get introduced to all of these characters throughout the book, all these different storyline and lives that intertwine. I remember reading it and thinking (even making little notes) “these characters have a history, is there something I’m missing?” And that’s when I found out that this was book 2! It was like a flashlight. It doesn’t spoil it once I know, especially as the history does get explained in this book so I don’t feel like eventually I’ve missed anything, but I wish that was made clearer to be before is started this book, as I would’ve have possibly have read that book first.
The way that some of the characters is pure genius. You do see some real development and growth from the start, to the end of the book, which is saying something considering the time span of the book isn’t that long. The two main characters, (who I class as the main characters) are Paul and Rico. Paul is a Lawyer who has been through a few things and Rico is a, let’s just say he’s good at what he does.
There were some parts I didn’t like too much about this book. There was this one section that seemed misplaced and seemed more of a spoiler out of nowhere and took the shock and emotion away from something that came up further along. There were also some random racist remarks that came up out of nowhere and just didn’t seem to fit or just weren’t handled or wrote right.
But I enjoyed the writing, the characters and the style that it was written in. It was easy to read and it kept me gripped and wanting more. Plus, I do want to pick up book one and see how it all started.