One Last Shot

St. Martin’s Griffin. May 2024. 352p. ISBN 9781250291103. pap. $18. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
DEBUT World-famous supermodel Emerson Grey receives a calendar notification reminding her of the fast-approaching deadline for the pact she made with her best and only friend from high school, Theo Carson. The two agreed they would marry each other if they weren’t already spoken for by their 28th birthdays. Emerson’s last contact with Theo was almost a decade ago, at about the time he confessed his undying love to her and she fell victim to an incident that left her shattered and too ashamed to open up. As for Theo, he believes that confessing his love to Emerson back then scared her away forever. Now Emerson has a second chance at rekindling her old flame and arranges to be a model on photographer Theo’s upcoming shoot in Italy. She has a week to make it up to him, the only man she’s ever been able to trust, and convince him to give her one last shot.
VERDICT Cayouette crafts an engaging story that jumps back and forth between the protagonists’ high school days and the present. The emotional aspects of the romance take center stage in this heartfelt first novel.
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