Review: ‘The Last Rule of Makeups’ by Nina Crespo
The Last Rule of Makeupsby Nina Crespo
Series: Breakup Bash #3
Published by Entangled: Brazen on October 6, 2020
SubGenres: Contemporary Romance, Interracial Romance, Multicultural Romance
Audience: 18+/Rated R
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Cori Ross is thanking her lucky stars. Sure, her long-time boyfriend just dumped her, but that’s a good thing. In her rush to find Mr. Right, she realizes she almost settled for Mr. Just Okay. And that’s definitely not okay. So, tonight, she’s out with her friends at the Breakup Bash—a private party for women celebrating their break-ups—and she’s actually celebrating. Still, it was too close a call. So she makes a deal with herself—no guys for six months.
Unfortunately, just as she’s leaving the club, she runs into her old boyfriend, Grey Latham—the guy she’d always wanted to be Mr. Right. Great. What a time to swear off guys. Maybe she needs to change the deal—no relationships for six months. There’s no reason why she can’t have a fling, right? Because Grey still holds the title of the best sex she’s ever had.
There’s no way this could go wrong. Grey is on his way to international DJ fame—he’s only in town for a short time, and then he’ll be gone again. No harm in burning up the sheets while it lasts.
Too bad neither expected what happened next...
The Last Rule of Makeups is the last book in Nina Crespo’s Breakup Bash series. This was another enjoyable, steamy, and entertaining read, and after finishing this series, I definitely need to check out Nina Crespo’s other books.
Nina did a great job concluding the series with Cori’s HEA, especially since it’s a Second Chance Romance, which happens to be one of my favorite tropes. Cori’s boyfriend ends up breaking up with her, and what better way to get over him than to attend the Breakup Bash at Club Escapade with her two girlfriends, Alexa and Natalie? Cori’s not looking for serious and has even sworn off men for a while until she ends up crossing paths with her old flame, Grey Latham, after leaving the club. Grey’s only in town for a little while, so one night with him wouldn’t be so bad, especially since she remembers how he was in the bedroom. That one night, though, rekindles something in both of them and now they both can’t seem to stay away from each other.
I definitely enjoyed this story with Cori and Grey and how two characters get a second chance with one another, especially with how they ended things the first time. Cori had to get over her ex-boyfriend, who didn’t deserve her, and Grey never thought he would get a second chance with Cori, but he had to take care of some things first before he could tell her why he was in town.
The chemistry between the two was instant and steamy. I could see why Cori hadn’t gotten over Grey. He was a sweetheart, and I loved his character. My only complaint is that these two were going to run into the same issue as before if they didn’t communicate their issues, and it was rushed a bit, especially at the end, but other than that, I enjoyed it.
I liked the whole series because the stories overlapped, and each of the FMCs from the books found their HEAs when they least expected it, with MMCs that absolutely loved and cherished them.
Story Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Standalone or Part of Series: It’s part of the Breakup Bash series, but each book can be read as standalone.
Would I recommend this book/series? Yes. If you enjoy Contemporary/Erotic Romance stories that are fast-paced and steamy, then this book/series is for you.
Genre/SubGenre(s): Romance | Contemporary Romance | Erotic Romance
Trope(s)/Element(s): One Night Stand | Second Chance at Love