Dec 03, 2022
The Last Best Kiss
Posted by Claire LaZebnik

Free Read The Last Best Kiss - by Claire LaZebnik, The Last Best Kiss, Claire LaZebnik, The Last Best Kiss Anna Eliot is tired of worrying about what other people think After all that was how she lost the only guy she ever really liked Finn Westbrook Now three years after she broke his heart the one who got away is back in her life All Anna wants is a chance to relive their last kiss again and again and again But Finn obviously hasn t forgotten how she treated him andAnna Eliot Free Read The Last Best Kiss - by Claire LaZebnik - The Last Best Kiss, The Last Best Kiss Anna Eliot is tired of worrying about what other people think After all that was how she lost the only guy she ever really liked Finn Westbrook Now three years after she broke his heart the one wh

  • Title: The Last Best Kiss
  • Author: Claire LaZebnik
  • ISBN: 9780062252289
  • Page: 292
  • Format: Paperback
Free Read The Last Best Kiss - by Claire LaZebnik, The Last Best Kiss, Claire LaZebnik, The Last Best Kiss Anna Eliot is tired of worrying about what other people think After all that was how she lost the only guy she ever really liked Finn Westbrook Now three years after she broke his heart the one who got away is back in her life All Anna wants is a chance to relive their last kiss again and again and again But Finn obviously hasn t forgotten how she treated him andAnna Eliot

Free Read The Last Best Kiss - by Claire LaZebnik - The Last Best Kiss, The Last Best Kiss Anna Eliot is tired of worrying about what other people think After all that was how she lost the only guy she ever really liked Finn Westbrook Now three years after she broke his heart the one wh

Aj the Ravenous Reader

Reading this book was like eating a big slice of blueberry cheese cake in the most literal sense It s sweet, it s comforting, it s enjoyable and there is nothing in it not to like It s a generally pleasant feeling and I mean that for both reading the book and eating the cake I also finished it in one quick sweep It s a laid back YA romance you can put in your to read list when fictional events and characters emotionally burden you too much.

Tiff at Mostly YA Lit

Review originally posted at Mostly YA LitI love Austen retellings I ve read and reviewed a few Persuasion ones on this blog, and I would say that The Last Best Kiss is the probably the most realistic one that I ve read in both good and bad ways It s a contemp that really feels like a slice of life it is incredibly realistic in voice and character, and it occasionally gets a little bit boring, like real life does sometimes.If you ve read Persuasion, you ll recognize the story and its elements in [...]


See reviews at YA Midnight ReadsI know that anyone in their right mind will immediately notice the flaws in The Last Best Kiss I see them too Yet I still give this 3 stars because Claire LaZebnik does a fantastic job at creating a cute love story about a girl who made some pretty bad decisions two years ago, and wants to get a second chance even though she well and truly knows that she does not deserve it.I ll explode with relief and joy Because I still miss him, and I want a second chance.Two [...]

Rachel E. Carter

You were either a coward or a hypocrite I ve spent a lot of time trying to figure out which one A Claire s best Jane Austen retelling a mon avis Even though I was not a fan of Persuasion this book beat out Claire s Pride Prejudice Epic Fail I loved how the tension carried out throughout the pages from start to finish Finn was absolutely adorkable from the first page Anna, while doing something terrible, manages to steal your heart pity along the way You really see Anna suffer for what she did, a [...]

Nasty Lady MJ

1.5 if I m being really generous To see full review click on one of the below links My blogBooklikesJane Austen did not write harlequin romances I know that might be a startling fact to some of you You have probably seen half a dozen YA, NA, and adult Austen retellings where Elizabeth and Mr Darcy all played by the endearing Colin Firth because let s face it half of the authors were fantasizing over him when writing said retelling have torrid sex at Pemberley.That didn t exactly happen in the or [...]

Muse-ic ♬

Wow I really enjoyed that DI absolutely love the personality of our protagonist Anna wasn t over the top in any way She had the perfect amount of sass, smartness, artist, party girl, and maturity Actually it s a little unrealistic because, from what I ve observed she basically has no flaws, save for the mistake she made in her freshman year of high school But that s freshman year of high school.I loved her anyways Her POV was wonderful and relaxing Not too frustrating most of the time, except wh [...]


Persuasion is probably the Austen that I m pickiest about with adaptations, mostly because it s my favorite but also because I think it tells the most human story I was a little apprehensive about the high school setting despite my fondness for the other works, because Persuasion is such an adult story of second chances and I wasn t sure how that would translate As it turns out, I shouldn t have worried.And really, if you re going to retell the story, high school is a GREAT place to do it, becau [...]


When you like someone, it shouldn t matter what anyone else thinks about him right That was Anna Elliot s first mistake She cared to much Liking Finn Westbrook was easy to Anna They had an instant connection in 9th grade carpooling to school and eventually they started to date, but Anna wasn t quite ready to share him with her friends yet since he wasn t on the social radar and would be defined as your typical nerd, so Anna kept him her little secret, that is till the dance where she humiliated [...]


I ve always really like LaZebnik s works, mainly because of her signature wit and expertly authentic teen voice, and this one is another that I can add to that pile.At first glimpse, you may think it s another one of those those plots that have been overdone, and in a way, maybe it is But I liked how LaZebnik didn t try to make it than what it was.Anna is a down to earth person who just wants to fit in, and as a somewhat nerdy awkward teen, you don t always know where that is I liked her charac [...]


So this made for uncomfortable reading at times I knew what I was getting myself into, but the way the initial relationship fell apart hurt and to still from a different Austen, my good opinion once lost is lost forever I don t know if I particularly like that about myself, but the relevance here is it can make reunion stories really hard for me I guess sometimes I have a hard time both forgiving and being forgiven.So with that particular prejudice in mind, the romantic relationship didn t enti [...]


Omg it was so cute, even after finishing this book I m still smiling

Christina (A Reader of Fictions)

Actual rating 2.5 starsFor reviews, Cover Snark and , visit A Reader of Fictions.At this point, it s seeming as though my love of LaZebnik s The Trouble with Flirting may have been a fluke The difference between her Mansfield Park retelling and the other two Pride and Prejudice in Epic Fail and Persuasion in The Last Best Kiss is that I didn t care and in fact thought it was awesome that she made alterations to Mansfield Park That book is a mess and changes only improve it Not so with PP or Per [...]

Tanja Voosen

BuchgestaltungIch mag beide Cover eigentlich gleich gerne Das englische Cover spiegelt genau dasselbe wie das deutsche wieder Liebesgeschichte im Anflug Ich kann mich auch gar nicht entscheiden, welchen Titel ich pers nlich besser finde, weil sie beide sehr gut den Kern des Buches treffen und gut klingen Egal, welche Ausgabe man sich also zulegt, sie sind beide auf den Roman angepasst und sehen nach dem richtigen Genre und der Zielgruppe aus Obwohl ich die sommerlichen Farben vom cbj Cover viell [...]

Jaime Arkin

Remember back to the days when all you were worried about was fitting in and not making a fool of yourself and making sure your friends accepted you Lezebnik takes you back to those days with The Last Best Kiss We first meet Anna Eliot as a freshman not completely sure of herself and worried about doing the wrong thing, the thing that will make her an outcast amongst her friends, and so she tries not to stand out But she meets Finn Westbrook when her sister offers him a ride to school in the mor [...]

Jan (lost pages)

Meinung Ich wei gar nicht genau, woran es gelegen hat, aber als ich das erste Mal von Damals dieser Kuss geh rt habe, wollte ich es unbedingt haben und lesen Vielleicht lag es an meinem inneren Radar f r tolle B cher, denn diese locker, leichte Geschichte hat mir sehr gut gefallen Was mir an Claire LaZebniks Werk besonders berzeugen konnte, waren die beiden Hauptfiguren Finn und Anna Anna ist super witzig in ihrer Art gewesen, dass ich sie sofort ins Herz geschlossen habe Sie hat sich anf nglich [...]


utterly brilliant re imagining of Persuasion captures the themes perfectly while making them relatable to teens today read in 1 sitting Where to start, where to start firstly this is a read in one sitting book so be warned you won t want to put it down until that last page is turned I cannot tell you how much I love this book Claire LaZebnik manages to capture the themes from the original classic while presenting it in such a refreshing way as to make it attainable to today s teens.Told in fir [...]


The Last Best Kiss is one of those novels that you ll want to stay up past your bedtime to finish I certainly stayed up late because I just couldn t wait to see what happened next Claire LaZebnik has done an admirable job recreating high school in all of its drama filled, angsty glory Teenagers will love Anna and all of her friends they are sure to see themselves in here somewhere And even if we all have an idea of what the end of this book will be like, readers will enjoy every page of the jour [...]

Abbe Hinder

Stopped at 20%I really tried with this one and that s saying a lot because I didn t even want to read it in the first place It sounds so full of clich s and annoying stupidity that I would not like anything about it yet I ventured on just to realize that I was right Nothing in this story is compelling or sweet or cute It s boring and simple I don t care for it at all and the fact that all the characters are pretty whinny and one sided did not help this books case I m sorry but I cannot put mysel [...]


3.5 5.0

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Andrea Hussey

0 starsI suffered thru 106 pages of this atrocity and I wouldn t suffer through any I hate I ever came across this book and wish I d never started reading it I was so mad I had to slam down a book that wasn t going to count on my reading challenge, but I could not suffer through this any I would have never known this was a Persuasion retelling until I read someone s review That s one of the main reasons I wanted to read it And after reading that Anna shows no growth as a character or independen [...]


This book will be reviewed on my blog Love is not a triangle closer to the release date.I m a big fan of modern takes on classic stories, especially those inspired by the works of Jane Austen But inevitably, I always feel like they miss their mark in some way There s just no way to perfectly recreate the magic from the original story Persuasion is one of my favorite books, though I haven t read a lot of adaptations of it I was really excited to discover that Clare LaZebnik was going to tackle it [...]


Look for this review and at my blog, Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews.Anyone who reads my blog on a regular basis knows that Persuasion is my favorite Jane Austen novel There is just something about the slow reveal of the main characters previous relationship and the rediscovery of their feelings that always connected with me I also enjoy creative retellings especially of Austen stories , but, unfortunately, there just aren t as many contemporary versions of Persuasion That is why I was so excited t [...]

Ornella (Nyx)

3.5 StarsI m going to be honest here and say I have never read Persuasion or any book by Jane Austen Shocker I know, but well I have just never gotten around to it So I can t say if this LaZebnik s latest retelling stayed true to the original What I can say is I enjoyed it It fit the cute and fluffy mood I was in.Even though this was a cute book overall, there was quite a lot of it that was plain heartbreaking First I felt so bad for Finn His affection was genuine and he was 100% true to himself [...]

Giselle (Book Nerd Canada)

An Electronic Advanced Reader Copy was provided by the publisher via Edelweiss for review Quotes have been pulled from an ARC and may be subject to change.I didn t realize this was a Persuasion retelling until I saw the first line from Tiff Mostly YA Lit s review I ve been meaning to read that for so long and I can tell this would be a modern retelling.I don t even know how to explain what I read Other than the fact that we know what will happen because it s very predictable Boy and girl like ea [...]

Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)

Even though I own a couple of her books this is my very first official LaZebnick novel and I have to admit, I really enjoyed it So much so that all those others just sitting there in my TBR pile are certainly going to get a dusting off and finally have their spins cracked open.This was such a cute story It has Jane Austen written all over it, woven into the very pages and storyline itself without have to be labeled a retelling or remake It is very much it s own story Even though I am very famili [...]

Abby Obis

My second book from Claire LaZebnik This book is amaaaaaaziiiing Very realistic in a way that it depicts the life of a lot of kids nowadays We all so want to fit in that we end up hurting and leaving people We ll end up facing the consequence of trying to fit in and that is being unhappy I also had a realization that we don t like people judging us for what we want to do yet we do it to others too I guess it s human nature to be judgmental pricks Lol.This book was well written, for me anyways Th [...]

Perks Of Being A Fangirl

Finn was the weird scrawny kid that everybody dismissed However he had a special place is Anna s heart but he moved away And now he s back Looking as hot as ever I first read Epic Fail a while ago and clearly remember I didn t like it, I didn t know why but it was one those unexplainable things however I wanted to give the author another chance so I picked up The trouble with flirting and I really liked it So I really hoped that this book wasn t like Epic Fail and I was proved right I loved this [...]


2.5 Stars I didn t really care for this one The characters were unlikable, spoiled, and shallow I didn t like the casual drug use or how the clothing of EVERY character was described in EVERY scene There were a few cute moments, though, and a few of the parallels to Persuasion were well done enough to keep me reading.


The prologue to this story was SO good So when I started reading the rest of the book I expected that there d be some time spent on Anna s life around her girlfriends, and then at least by a quarter of the book through she d be working towards getting Finn back Nope It was painful to read about her being jealous of Lily and doing nothing about it except self loathing.

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