ARC Review & Giveaway: The Last Man on Earth: Tracey Anne Warren

The Last Man on Earth (The Graysons #1)
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From New York Times bestselling author Tracy Anne Warren comes a sexy and romantic new contemporary series about corporate combat in the boardroom and under-the-covers passion in the bedroom...

Idealistic good girl Madelyn Grayson believes in doing what’s right. Even as a high-powered executive in the mad world of advertising, she doesn’t cut corners, making her ad campaigns sizzle without having to burn anyone along the way. 

Rival exec Zack Douglas never wastes an opportunity to land the next big deal—especially when it benefits him. A bad boy with a reputation to match, he has no qualms about doing whatever it takes to get ahead, no matter who gets in the way. 

When a hot promotion pops up at their company, both Zack and Madelyn wind up on the short list for the position. But as the two square off, they discover that being heated rivals in the office makes for scorching bed play behind closed doors. Will Madelyn’s steamy, secret affair with Mr. Vice make her compromise her ideals—or worse, lose her heart?

Last Man on Earth is a workplace romance between competing co-workers. Madelyn cannot stand Zack. They have been in competition for the same promotions throughout their time at Fielding and Simmons, the advertising agency where they both work. On the other hand, Zack seems to know exactly what to do and say to push Madelyn's buttons, and enjoys getting a reaction from her. A chance meeting at a New Year's Eve party leads to a hotel bedroom and an agreement to see each other on weekends but continue their somewhat hostile relationship at work. Madelyn, especially, is concerned with what her friends and family will think if they find out she is sleeping with the man she has spent the last few years harping about whenever his name came up. 

There is a lot of tension between the two of them, with each hiding interest in the other behind barbs and quick tempers. The interest and chemistry from Zack's side was well built. From the very beginning of the book, his internal thoughts point to interest in Madelyn beyond their current work hostility. Madelyn's change of heart from hostile opponent to attraction was a more abrupt change. I only recognized a couple lines of thought where she was doing anything but ripping in to Zack. 

The storyline was a bit on the predictable side, though James coming back in to the plot later on did throw me for a loop, it was one that didn't take me long to catch on to. Some of the section breaks and perspective shifts felt abrupt as well. 

Overall, this book had good aspects of an office romance with the addition of a commitment-phobe lead male and female lead looking to settle down. It was well written and smooth to read.

Thanks to PENGUIN GROUP Berkley, NAL / Signet Romance, DAW for providing me with an arc in exchange for an honest review. 

Tracey Anne Warren Website/Facebook

New York Times and USA Today bestseller Tracy Anne Warren is the author of more than a dozen Regency historical romance novels and novellas. She penned her first manuscript at age 17. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from The Ohio State University, she worked for several years in finance before finally achieving her dream of publication.

Her debut novel, The Husband Trap, was an instant success, landing on the USA Todaybestseller’s list and garnering acclaim from both readers and critics alike. A recipient of the romance industry’s prestigious RITA®award, Warren's subsequent novels have continued to earn praise, while delighting and entertaining her growing circle of fans. She is also the winner of the National Readers’ Choice Award, the HOLT Medallion, the Golden Quill and several other writing awards and honors.

Currently, Warren is at work on two new romance series: The Rakes of Cavendish Square, in which the younger Byron family siblings (Leo, Lawrence, and Esme) make their return; andThe Graysons, her new contemporary romance series. Warren’s newest historical romance release, The Trouble with Princesses (Princess Brides Book #3) is available now. Also in stores is her debut contemporary romance novel, The Last Man on Earth (Book 1 in The Graysons series) with The Man Plan (Book 2 in the Graysons series) coming in August 2014.

Warren lives in Maryland with a small but exuberant clowder of Siamese rescue cats. When she's not busy writing or enjoying the antics of her cats, she loves watching movies, expanding her music collection and, of course, reading romance novels.
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