Friday, May 24, 2013

BLOG TOUR: The Last Hour by Charles Sheehan-Miles


 
Title: The Last Hour (Thompson Sisters)
Author:  Charles Sheehan-Miles
Release date: April 19, 2013
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours

Book Description
Twenty-seven year old Carrie Thompson-Sherman has the life she always wanted: her PhD, a prestigious fellowship, and an amazing husband.

Her life begins to unravel as a jealous colleague puts her fellowship in jeopardy and a haunting secret Ray Sherman carried home from Afghanistan comes to light.

Hounded by a federal investigation and the ensuing media feeding frenzy, Carrie and Ray desperately lean on each other, until a disastrous accident puts both Ray and her sister's lives at risk.

In the last hour, Carrie and Ray will each find themselves faced with a choice.

A choice that will change everything.


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My POV

Move over Nicolas Sparks! This book was so moving and heartbreaking and beautiful. I can't even count how many times I cried for these characters. I cried for their love of each other, their love of their friends and siblings, their situations and the extremely difficult decisions they both have to make.

Carrie Thompson has a pretty good life. She has a great career, a wonderful mentor, and a financially stabled life. But, what she is missing is someone to share her life with. This is not such a big deal to her since she is working so hard on her career but she finally takes notice once she meets Ray Sherman.

Sergeant Ray Sherman is back in the US after serving a horrific tour in Afghanistan. As luck would have it he meets Carrie by way of Dylan, a fellow soldier he toured with. He has no immediate plans for the future since he just got back and may be called up for a situation that happened over seas but he never thought love was in the cards for him. Meeting Carrie has been more than what he ever expected and even though he knows it’s not the right time he can’t help but follow his heart.

As lies, accusations, and tragedy make their lives a living hell Ray has second thoughts about staying together because of how his situation is effecting their relationship. Carrie on the other hand is not giving up a chance at true love not matter what it cost her. These two face down many life altering obstacles and it seems that they may have dodged all their bullets until the accident.

I LOVED these two main characters. They both deserved so much happiness for all that they have been put through. And you know what drove me nuts most in this book. The anticipation. The hope. The praying that everything will turn out ok. Hoping that they get their happily ever after. Because they both deserved it.

Highly emotional, devastating but wonderful. Hopeful and loving. This book will rip your heart out. Gawd just thinking back while writing this review makes me weepy. This is the best book of the series yet and I can't wait to see what the other sisters up to.
Other Books in the Series
Just Remember to Breathe A Song for Julia

 My Recommended Reading Order and Review Links
A Song For Julia
Just Remember To Breathe
The Last Hour
Please keep in mind that this series really does not have a reading order and each book can be read as a stand alone but after reading these books I have come the conclusion that I would have been better informed about the all the characters in this series if I would have reading the books in the order above.

About the Author
Charles Sheehan-Miles has been a soldier, computer programmer, short-order cook and non-profit executive. He is the author of several fiction and non-fiction books, including the indie bestsellers Just Remember to Breathe and Republic: A Novel of America's Future.

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2 comments:

  1. I am a sucker for tortured soldiers and a chance at overcoming obstacles

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  2. sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing :)

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