The First Last Boy was such a different read for me. The synopsis intrigued me but when I started reading it wasn’t exactly what I expected. I don’t mean that in a bad way, it’s just that sometimes when a book describes the bad boy you think okay and then he turns out to not be as bad. Well this book took me off guard because Ryan really comes from the wrong side of the tracks. Which makes his character more gritty, raw and real. Montana is a girl who has lost everything but is trying to make it through.
by Sonya Weiss
Release Date: October 20th 2015
Genre: Adult, Romance, Erotica
Sex was the plan. Falling in love wasn't.
Eighteen-year-old Montana "Tana" Shaw has a plan for her life and she follows it to the letter. That includes losing her virginity to her best friend, Ryan Collins before she leaves for college. He's wild, tattooed, and oh-so-tempting. She never meant to fall for him. But when Tana learns that Ryan's past is responsible for her family's heartache, she's not sure her heart or their relationship can survive.
Ryan Collins is the foster boy from the wrong side of the tracks. He's scarred, no good, and knows with a past like his that he shouldn't get involved with Tana even if the sparks are hot enough to drive him crazy. But when the past rears its ugly head, he'll become the guy he hates in order to save the girl he loves.
First we have Montana, the girl who wants to lose her virginity before college. You see right away that maybe she does want to do that her intentions towards losing it with Ryan and not exactly innocent. I like Tana because she is this rich girl whose life gets blown away. She sucks it up though and keeps on trucking because that’s what she needs to do, for her mom and her brother Creature (his nickname). It’s not always easy, she is not always happy about it but doesn’t stop to cry. Not only that her bond with Ryan is so sweet. The way that they support the other. Although Ryan keeps a lot of things from Tana. She tries her best to show him that she is there for him.
Ryan, now he hasn’t just been through a little bit of shit. He’s been through a whole lot of shit. I can’t believe the guy is still standing and not a bad guy. He has a good heart and I think that is what gets him through. He got sucked into the hard life at such a young age. He nothing else he really could do. You can’t always escape your past especially in a gang situation. When one of Ryan’s brothers screws up, he finds himself faced with his past. It sends a very clear message that there is no way Ryan can escape and protect his love ones.
The relationship between Tana and Ryan is great. They have such a great chemistry that it makes you want to go into the book and defend them so they can be together. I always really enjoy Ryan’s relationship with his brothers, Tana’s brother and Mama Leena. As well as Tana’s relationship with her family and friends.
The story is very intense at times which keeps you interested and reading. Just crazy, you need to know what happens and how it will work out.
The First Last Boy was a good read and almost out of my comfort zone. It was more intense than I was expecting but good because of it. I liked how Sonya Weiss did not sugar coat things. The emotions are out there. I’m hoping to maybe see some more stories with some of the side characters.
She's passionate about causes that support abused animals and children. Her parents always supported her bringing stray animals home although the Great Dane rescue was a surprise.
Website | Goodreads | Twitter | Facebook