Amy Michaels is the kind of heroine I like, she's tough on the outside partly as a result of her difficult upbringing and can therefore come across as quite a closed off person. However, underneath it all Amy is creative, kind and loyal. Amy is retracing the journey her late grandmother took through the very picturesque Lucky Harbor and hopes to find a similar sort of peace in the mountains that her grandmother wrote so beautifully about in her journal.
Whilst out following a trail Amy ends up lost and has to rely on the help of the very gorgeous and outdoorsy ranger "hot buns" Matt. Ranger Matt is smitten with Amy and has been eating at the dinner regularly just to catch a glimpse of her. Amy meanwhile, has been fighting her attraction to Matt as she's very much sworn off men. Matt however patientently perseveres, and their slow burning heat literally simmers on each page.
I really enjoyed Amy's story, both her search for the peace her grandmother found in Lucky Harbour and the unfolding story of her tough upbringing which has affected her adult relationships. At Last is very much a tale of Amy's self discovery. I thought the introduction of the young homeless runaway teen Riley was a really clever tug on the heartstrings storyline. Amy having been in that position herself really empathises with Riley and knows what to do to help her, it also allowed Matt to have more of an understanding of how Amy actually ticks.
At Last is a delicious read that fellow hopeless romantics are bound to enjoy, Jill Shalvis can seriously do no wrong in my eyes.