The Last Resort by Malena Lott
The Last Resort by Malena Lott brings together the cast of characters from her previous novels. Ramona and Rachel (Dating da Vinci), Taylor (The Stork Reality), Macy (Fixer Upper), Georgia (Life’s a Beach) and Kelly (Something New- Fall 2012) to a beautiful beach side paradise in Maui. At a mojo conference intended to help women find what they are missing and go after it, we catch up with all of the women and see what has happened since we last saw them in their previous books. Rachel’s is a New York Times bestseller with her her fitness books, TV show and as a host of these “mojo” conferences. Ramona finally gets a break from her two boys and hopes to get spend some time with her sister, but really is secretly working out the kinks of her heart and wondering if she is ready to make the commitment to her boyfriend. Taylor’s ad agency in Texas is flourishing, and with a two year old and a booming business, she can’t seem to catch a moment for herself, so she is in dire need of a break whilst secretly hoping to learn from the other attendees the secret to managing it all and not going crazy. Kelly feels like her biological clock is closing in on her since her boyfriend John moved out, crushing her hopes for a marriage and a baby and is in hopes of starting fresh. Macy’s life is a lot slower since her days in the middle of a political scandal back in Atlanta, now living in Oklahoma and the owner of a remodeling businesses, she is on the brink of national attention and is hesitant to be in the spotlight again. And finally, Georgia still dealing with her broken heart and hoping to be able to pick up the pieces. With all six women on the verge of a personal or professional crossroads, things get interesting and they get honest and real. But the real question is, will they all be able to find their “mojo” before heading back to their respective lives?
Heartfelt and moving, the quick paced novella by Malena Lott, is exactly what one hopes for in a beach read. I absolutely adored catching up with all of the previous characters from Lott’s previous novels and although I had only read one book by her before, you are quickly caught up on what you may have previously missed. All of the women are each dealing with a crisis of their own, and with each of them being so varied, I think all women will find that they can relate to at least one … if not all of their problems. I read The Last Resort in one sitting and was moved at the end of the book. Lott uses her signature writing style to make you feel right at with all of the ladies. I highly recommend this book for any gals looking for a quick, fun time. I was sad to see it come and go so quickly.