The Last Resort by R.S. Kovach

Sometimes when a person is injured, not all the problems are just physical. In THE LAST RESORT, separate incidents have changed the current lives of two people, and they think everything is being done to get their lives hopefully back in order. But often it takes some deep soul-searching before an individual can truly be happy, especially if a fear must be conquered first. There is lots of emotion in the story, and I never knew if the two main characters would react as I thought best, or if they might possibly choose a direction that could lead to heartache. R.S. Kovach explores the ups and downs of a relationship all throughout THE LAST RESORT, where numerous emotional self-discoveries are made.

After finalizing a huge deal for her investment company, Alejandra Barros is very happy. Most of her life centers on doing successful work for the financial firm, so she rarely does much relaxing. But while visiting her parents for a large family gathering, she is asked to go horseback riding. Since she has a great love for horses and even enters competitions for jumping, Ali decides it would be a good time to get in some extra practice. Regrettably, things do not go as planned, and she ends up with a broken wrist.

Though the surgery goes well, recovering from the incident will take weeks. When much of her work seems to be affected as her mind and body are not always cooperating, Ali is told to take a month off and go through rehabilitation at Pebble Creek Lodge located close to Denver. It does not take her long to realize the place where she is to recuperate is not to her liking. However, there is one person at the lodge who catches her attention, and she along with employee Hank Mathis enjoys horses. As Ali tries to make the best of the forced situation, she and Hank become friendlier. She really needs to work through some tough problems, and he just might be the one who can help if she lets him.

At first, I was not as connected to Ali as I would like. But as I watched her go through days of recovering from her injury, I came to understand her better and started to empathize more. She is someone who wants to be in control of everything in her life, and when the accident changes this fact, Ali deeply feels the loss. Being away from work and told to stay at the lodge certainly did not thrill her either, but meeting a charming cowboy gives her a challenge, something she enjoys. Although she and Hank are from two very different worlds, they surprisingly delight in interacting. They often share some quick-witted banter along with pleasurable conversations, but there are also several much more serious discussions which let me know more about their real inner feelings.

There are many secondary characters in the story that play important parts, and some of their spontaneous responses had me smiling and even laughing. The Colorado setting is vividly described, and it made me want to visit this gorgeous locale. R.S. Kovach has written a compelling romance, as THE LAST RESORT has interesting characters and entertaining scenes.

I voluntarily reviewed the book from the publisher, and all comments are my honest opinion

Publisher:  Pocket Star

Releases:  March 20, 2017


Genre:  Contemporary

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Rating:  4 Stars

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