REVIEW: Last To Know (Willow Creek, #1) by Micalea Smeltzer



He was just a boy.
And I was just a girl.
But if that’s all there was to the story it wouldn’t be very interesting, would it?

Up and coming band Willow Creek is back in their hometown for the summer. For the drummer, Maddox Wade, this summer was meant for writing music and playing gigs.

Falling in love was not part of the plan.

One look at Emma Burke and those plans cease to matter.

Emma is quiet and guarded. She’s still hurt from her father walking out two years ago. She doesn’t want to trust Maddox, but with his dark hair, smoldering good looks, and infectious smile he’s impossible to resist.

Together Maddox and Emma embark on an unforgettable summer of adventures and first love.
Everything is perfect…or so Emma thinks.

There are things she doesn’t know, and when she finds out the truth it might shatter everything she’s built with Maddox.

No one said love was easy, and for Maddox and Emma it just might be impossible.

This is a Young Adult book. The following books in the series will be New Adult


Okay, so I’ve been wanting to scream this out loud since I started reading this book, so if you don’t mind…


Ah, that feels better 😉

Seriously though, this book surprised me in the best way possible.

 As you know, I love a good band romance (wink wink), and this book hit every category I was looking for : Cute heroine, awesome drummer that’s basically the sweetest person on the planet, really cool, funny, and interesting band mates, and a summer romance that left you jealous. Yes, “Last To Know” is definitely now one of my top summer reads.

Emma meets Maddox in a rather unconventional way, but that only seemed fitting since Maddox was an unconventional guy. From their very first encounter you can tell that this is going to be a unique and original read. There wasn’t a single moment where I felt that something was stereotypical of a rock star romance or left me rolling my eyes. I was kept rapt the entire time and found myself wanting to read well into the wee hours of the morning if only to finish one last chapter. “Last To Know” will make you laugh, smile like a fool, want to find a summer love, and grab the closest set of headphones and get lost in the world of music. It’s a book I would recommend to just about anyone, and I’m not usually the type to give such a broad recommendation, but this book definitely hits a lot of categories I think most would find enjoyable.

Last To Know by Micalea Smeltzer = 5 stars


Micalea Smeltzer

Micalea Smeltzer is a bestselling Young and New Adult author from Winchester, Virginia. She’s always working on her next book, and when she has spare time she loves to read and spend time with her family.
   WEBSITE http://micaleasmeltzer.com/


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