Review: Last Sunset Over Mexico
LAST SUNSET OVER MEXICO - Monica Richardson
Rose Gold Press
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March 2021
Contemporary Romance
REVIEWER: Brenda Larnell  RATING: A
REVIEW: Who’s up for a road trip? If you are, then I suggest that you pick up a copy of LAST SUNSET OVER MEXICO. This well-written story highlights Frankie Alexander and her brother’s best friend, Spence Jackson. Two familiar tropes are at play in this story. Best friend’s sibling and opposites attract both lay the foundation for an entertaining story.

Frankie and Spence’s reasons for the cross-country trip are different, but on the other hand, very similar. For Frankie, she has to leave Atlanta in order to generate a new start. Spence is going to California to see if it’s possible to jump start a previous relationship. To be sure, they are both on a journey that embraces a second chance at life and love. As the story begins, Frankie and Spence are loading up a U-Haul truck with Frankie’s belongings. Spence has been “volunteered” by Frankie’s brother (and Spence’s best friend) to travel with her on this road trip from Georgia to California. I’ll allow you to discover the reasons that prompted the trip for our protagonists.

Certainly, the highlights of the story center around the off-the-road stops that the couple make before they get to Cali. Each stop proves to be significant in solidifying the attraction and  the chemistry that exists between Frankie and Spence. I love their banter and how well they compliment each other. My favorite scene is the stop in New Orleans to check on Spencer’s mother. The most romantic scene is the couple’s last sunset in Mexico. The knock-out scene occurs at the wedding of mutual friends in California. You’ll completely get it when you read the story!

The side characters of family and friends contribute to the intrigue of the story and the development of the main characters. Both Frankie’s father and Spence’s fiancé are a real piece-of-work. However, my vote goes to Jordan, the fiancé. The HEA is delightful!

LAST SUNSET OVER MEXICO is an entertaining and engaging story that takes you from Atlanta to California. It’s a cross-country journey to love and romance. I recommend it for your reading pleasure. Enjoy!

1st April 2021 | romcol@caribsurf.com
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