Monday, June 29, 2020

Review Tour: All That Remains (Lancaster Falls #3) by RJ Scott

Length: 82,000 words approx.

Cover Design: Meredith Russell 
Lancaster Falls Series

Book #1 - What Lies Beneath - Amazon US | Amazon UK |Universal Link
Book #2 - Without a Trace - Amazon US | Amazon UK | Universal Link

Federal Agent Lucas Beaumont has an agenda — get himself assigned to the case of the apparent serial murders at Lancaster Falls, find out who the murderer is, and then lay the ghosts that haunt his grandfather to rest. In the midst of a horrific murder investigation, the only peace he gets is from simple moments in a warm kitchen, talking to hotel owner, Josh. Attraction to the easygoing man is something he didn’t expect; in doing so, he opens himself to hurt, but at the same time, he begins to fall in love.

Josh is struggling to keep the Falls Hotel, even with every cent he has invested in its upkeep. The one thing keeping him above water is the not entirely legal work he does on the side—a steady income that not even his son knows about. When the FBI takes over his hotel for the duration of the Hell’s Gate serial killer case, Josh is faced with the real possibility that Lucas will not only discover his secret but also steal his heart.

When tragedy hits Josh and his son, and when it seems all hope is lost, can Lucas rescue them both?

Karen's review:

If you’ve been reading this series as I and some of my friends have or even if you’ve been waiting for the final installment…this is it folks…this is the one we’ve all been waiting for the final installment in RJ Scott’s ‘Lancaster Falls’ trilogy. 
I can’t and don’t presume to speak for anyone else but for me ‘this was it’ this was the ending that I’ve been waiting for. I know the first two books left us sitting on a cliff wondering ‘WTF?’ along with so many other questions but it’s all here.
I did a bit of procrastinating when it came to my rating for this one because honestly, I was somewhere in the 4-4.5 star range and then I asked myself ‘What didn’t you like?’ and I really couldn’t think of anything that didn’t work for me but most of all I remembered my husband chuckling as he sat beside m while I mumbled “Dammed author made me cry. She wasn’t suppose to make me cry.” and that made me realize that this one was without a doubt for me a 5 star read because while it’s not an impossible task if you leave me crying a the end of a story you’ve made a connection to me that not every story makes. 
I loved that it wasn’t until the very end of this one that I knew for sure who did it. Not that I hadn’t suspected them at a couple of different times during the story but the author crafted a story that very deftly led me away from suspects as well as leading me to them thus leaving me with doubts about one suspect as I was being drawn to another…that to me is what a good mystery does. So I loved that part of this series the never knowing and always guessing is exactly how it should be.
I loved all of the characters Sawyer and Chris, Logan and Drew and now Josh and Lucas and the cast of a small town that surrounded them. But what or maybe I should say who made me cry was Lucas’s grandfather Brody. While he wasn’t so much a part of the story as the motive for Lucas to go to Lancaster Falls. 

It was the final scene between Lucas and his grandfather where Lucas is able to give his grandfather the closure that has eluded him for years that I felt the tears on my cheek as I imagined Lucas’s sense of bittersweet contentment and satisfaction at having been able to do this for his grandfather even if he would only remember what his grandson told him for a moment. I think anyone who’s ever had the experience of a loved one suffering from any form of dementia won’t have a hard time understanding how Lucas felt.
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this series but without a doubt “All That Remains” was the star of the series. In part because it wrapped everything up in a way that felt realistic. This is a town that’s been through some horrific times and I wasn’t left with the impression that everything was sunshine and roses but that collectively as a community they would with time and effort pull on their big boy panties and start again to remake what got torn apart in the aftermath of events and that while Sawyer, Drew and Josh had found the men they loved they were the ones who would fix their lives and the men they loved would be there to offer their love and support. 
“Lancaster Falls” has without a doubt been one of my favorite series in a while I’ve looked forward to and enjoyed every one of these stories and have every intention of enjoying them again. 

An ARC of “All That Remains” was graciously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

About the author:

USA Today bestselling author RJ Scott writes stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and most importantly, a happily ever after.

RJ Scott is the author of over one hundred romance books, writing emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing.

The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn’t like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.

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