Title: The Last Goodbye
Author: Abby McCarthy
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 22, 2020
Lincoln was my addiction. He was the only man I’d ever been with. Loving him had been like a drug, complete with all the nasty side effects. When I had him, it felt like the greatest high. When I didn’t, it was like my world fell apart. Over the years, I’d realized so much of my time had been a craving-praying for the next hit. Was there a support group for this—In Love Anonymous? If so, I suppose I was working through my steps. I admitted I had a problem, and I wasn’t using anymore. Maybe I was delusional that there was a cure for this kind of sickness?
I met the love of my life at fifteen. He left for the Army when I was sixteen. We dated long distance. Made love for the first time on leave. We married on leave too. So much of our life had been spent apart, so when Linc made a decision that took him away from me for years, sending him to prison, I was done. How many times could our life be put on hold? I knew I deserved to live my life with a partner; not love one who couldn’t stick around.
Now, Lincoln is out and I have to finally put an end to this… to us. A family tragedy forces us together again and we confront what tore us apart. I’m faced with the hardest decision of my life. Should I forgive or should I finally let go and let him have this last goodbye?
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Louisa’s 5 star review
There are books you read that change who you are. Book’s whose characters stay with you forever. Couples who work hard to make their relationship all it can be – obstacle after obstacle – and that’s why it means so much…THIS is that book.
Lola and Lincoln innocently meet at a high school football game and the rest is history. It’s not all rainbows and butterflies. Their relationship from the beginning had a few bumps to maneuver. Lincoln had already enlisted and would have to say goodbye to Lola earlier than he would have hoped. Their relationship made it through the tough times of him being away in the service but once home – things continued to interfere with their future.
Abby McCarthy has woven a life for these two that made them stronger. The angst, the love, the forgiveness, the tears – all were in this book to make their journey the only one that would lead them to happiness. It’s a hard journey but one that was needed. Abby McCarthy kept me intrigued while reading, but couldn’t keep the tears from falling as I felt everything that Lola and Lincoln were feeling. These two characters snuck into my heart and made a home for themselves.
If you are looking for a book to end this year on – I think the Last Goodbye is a perfect choice.
Kerry’s 4.5 Blush Review
I love a good second chance romance. The Last Goodbye was full of emotions and I definitely wasn’t ready for them. It’s not my typical read and I went in totally blind. I was gutted by Abby’s words, she poured so much emotion into Lincoln and Lola’s story.
I fell hard for Lincoln and Lola, their chemistry was so intense. Lola is strong, unselfish and she wears her heart on her sleeve. Lincoln has fought many battles that have changed his life but the one thing he wants so gone but can love conquer all?
Lincoln and Lola have known each other their whole life. They were friends before it turned into love which made it so hard when they weren’t together. They both have shared heartache and one night changed their lives forever.
Can their love be enough to get them through or will it break them?
I absolutely loved The Last Goodbye… Abby poured her heart into Lincoln and Lola story and it shows on the pages.
Abby McCarthy is an Ohio born reader and a lover of words. She is a blogger turned author and released her first novel in May 2014. She is a mother of three, a wife, and a dog person. She has always written, sometimes poetry, sometimes just to vent about failed relationships, however in parenthood she has found her voice to help keep her sanity. She loves to write and read romance because isn’t that something we all yearn for? Whether it’s flowers and hand holding or just the right tug on your hair. Isn’t that what life is about? The human connection?