Love at Last Call by M. Ullrich

This is the summer book you have all been waiting for…

Lauren has had enough of her life in general. She decides to drown her sorrows at her local lesbian bar called The Doll House. Berit (owner of said bar) is attracted to Lauren from the get go and would very much like to hang up her lothario hat and woo Lauren. But first, she must convince Lauren she’s not just the player image she personifies but exactly what Lauren wants in a girlfriend. Lauren and Berit have their ups and downs on the road to love… but what a journey they have!

I want to leave my version of the story there because you don’t want a hint of a spoiler with this book… just enjoy the ride.

First off, I have to give a massive shout out to M. Ullrich who has just upped the ante big time with this novel. It’s exciting, addictive (I was up all night reading it) and still gave me all the major swoon moments I’ve come to love from this author.

Lauren and Berit’s story was one I’ll never forget and honestly, it’s a book I’ll re-read time and time again. There isn’t the usual angst at play in this book and it’s one of the reasons I adore it so much. Don’t get me wrong, there is the twist we’ve come to expect but there’s no doubt in my mind these characters get their happy ending and I loved that it was written that way. My favourite parts in this book are the moments where it’s just Lauren and Berit and the world is silenced by their dialogue… especially Lauren, who at moments had me riveted by her honesty and candidness but then left me hot as hell by her secret sexy self!

If you read my reviews you’ll know I love nothing better than a butch or androgynous woman and M. Ullrich blew every other character I love in lesfic out of the water for me when she created Berit. She’s amazing and I knew I’d love her and be swooning most of the book when I read her profile but what floored me was her personality. She’s androgynous with a hint of butch, she confident but has a vulnerable side, and she’s a player but has a big heart and wants nothing more than to give it to Lauren.

What I didn’t expect was how much I’d love Lauren… she’s the girl next door but a secretly sexy minx. At the start of the book Lauren’s low self-esteem made me sad because she’s amazing; smart, sexy as hell and then as she begins to gain confidence you begin to get to know this awesome chick that knows what she wants and by god, is she going to go for it. Lauren shocked me more than once with her moments of confidence… I actually found myself shouting “Go Lauren” on a couple of occasions!

The chemistry between Lauren and Berit is combustible and I think this book has not only the best sex scene I’ve ever read by M. Ullrich but also the best I’ve read this year in Lesfic. Not to mention the scene where Lauren and Berit kiss for the first time… like wow! It’s possibly the best first kiss to date (and I read Georgia Beers books… so you know it must be awesome!!!).

I absolutely loved the characters in this book, even the secondary characters had me enthralled. So much so I have to mention Jennifer. Jennifer is a friend of Berit’s and is interested in Lauren romantically. I really hope M. Ullrich finds a way to write a book about her in a stand-alone novel, I even know who I’d pick as a love interest…

All in all, this is the best book M Ullrich has ever written so do yourself a favour and go buy it now… I promise you’re going to thank me. Big time.

Can I give it more than 5 stars? No? Please?
Ok then… A massive 5 stars!!!


If you would like to purchase Love at Last Call please follow the link below to purchase it now:

Bold Strokes Books