The Last Woman He’d Ever Date is a contemporary romance novel by Liz Fielding, published by Mills & Boon, as part of their RIVA line.
It tells the story of Claire Thackeray and Hal North, two people who grew up in the same village, Cranbrook, but on very different sides of the fence, for want of a better description. Claire was privately educated and destined for great things. Hal was the local bad boy, destined for not so good things. However, in a twist of fate, many years later, when Hal returns to the village, Claire is a single mum working on the local newspaper, and Hal is a multi-millionnaire.
They have many things in common, not least Cranbrook Park and its beautiful hall and gardens, growing up in the same familiar place, friends, and family. Unfortunately, they also have several things that threaten to cause serious trouble between them, not least the fact that Hal was slighted by Claire’s father and is determined to get his own back on the Thackeray family, and Claire is looking for the next big piece for the newspaper – and local boy done good is the perfect angle.
Will the two resolve their differences and give in to the spark between them? Or is it all set to come crashing down around their ears and start a turf war?
Overall, The Last Woman He’d Ever Date is a great book. The tension between the characters is there from the very beginning. That, coupled with the humour dotted throughout the book, the real-life problems, and the glitz and glamour, make for a very entertaining read, and one I’d recommend for someone looking for a short-ish romantic novel to check out. Especially if you love sassy heroines and hunky heroes.