Willow Monroe and Kennedy Danes have been best friend's since drawings were assignments in school. They've been joined at the hip for years. They love riding bikes together, smiling for real, and laughing, even at the wrong times.
Once their senior year of high school rolls around, Kennedy becomes terminally ill. Though he has plans that don't involve sadness, he still needs to find a way to tell Willow he only has six more months to live.
Willow and Kennedy can never say the word 'goodbye'.They have this agreement to say Hello up until their last time spent together. The sixteenth of August in the year of 1997 is when Willow and Kennedy say Hello for the last time.
Nine years later finds Willow in the smallest hospital of Chicago, working as a registered nurse. There she meets Wyatt Blanquette, a curmudgeonly patient with untapped wisdom and heart, beneath a stony exterior. When they agree to be nice to each other instead of abundantly rude, Wyatt eventually shows the fact that he sees a light in Willow that cannot burn out. Everything changes once Wyatt reveals to Willow his heart-wrenching secret.
Willow's thoughts bicker, and she has to determine whether she should suppress the feelings she's afraid of reliving, or to let them be seen -- with her heart wide open.
Reviewed by Claire
Complimentary Copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review, thank you.
The synopsis of Our Last Time caught my attention and I couldn't wait to get stuck in. The prologue left me in an emotional state. I instantly loved Kennedy but not sure of my feelings regarding Willow.
Our Last time is told in both past and present, which I loved. The past (Kennedy and Willow) is narrated by both characters, I enjoyed reading about their high school years. The present is told by Willow, I liked learning what happened after Kennedy.
Okay, I enjoyed reading Our Last night time but towards the end, I felt myself growing bored. I'm not sure whether that's because I just didn't like Wyatt. I felt Willow's and Wyatt's relationship was a bit rushed.
There were a few bits in the book, which literally left me in a shocked state. I was slightly taken back, that a parents friend would offer said thing to a teenager. I can see why the friend did it but what about Kennedy?! Mixed emotions comes to mind when thinking of this. (Sorry, so vague. Don't want to spoil anything.)
That being said, the majority of the book I enjoyed. I would recommend if you like emotional reads and second chance at love novels.