ARC Review + GIVEAWAY: Last To Know by Micalea Smeltzer

February 8, 2015 | Posted by Genesis in Book Reviews, Giveaways | 8 Comments

ARC Review + GIVEAWAY: Last To Know by Micalea SmeltzerLast To Know
by Micalea Smeltzer
Series: Willow Creek #1
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance, Young Adult
Publication Date: February 9, 2015 by Self-Published
Format: eARC
Goodreads 4 Stars
Source: Author

He was just a boy.
And I was just a girl.
But if that’s all there was to the story it wouldn’t be very interesting, would it?

Up and coming band Willow Creek is back in their hometown for the summer. For the drummer, Maddox Wade, this summer was meant for writing music and playing gigs.
Falling in love was not part of the plan.

One look at Emma Burke and those plans cease to matter.

Emma is quiet and guarded. She’s still hurt from her father walking out two years ago. She doesn’t want to trust Maddox, but with his dark hair, smoldering good looks, and infectious smile he’s impossible to resist.

Together Maddox and Emma embark on an unforgettable summer of adventures and first love.

Everything is perfect…or so Emma thinks.

There are things she doesn’t know, and when she finds out the truth it might shatter everything she’s built with Maddox.

No one said love was easy, and for Maddox and Emma it just might be impossible.


How does Micalea write stories so freaking thoughtful and amazing? I love Micalea. She is one of my favorite authors (she is in the top 3) so when I found out she was writing LAST TO KNOW, I almost lost it. I was so excited!! 

When I first started reading it though, I thought “Oh I’m not going to like it.” The reason being that the characters—more on Maddox’s part—had kind of an insta love. BUT! That wasn’t really the case. Yes, Maddox felt attracted but that wasn’t the only reason. Emma didn’t know he was the drummer for Willow Creek. He felt like he could be himself with her and therefore, he pursued it and didn’t tell her who he was, which brings a bit of a drama along the way.

I love Micalea’s book boys. Cade from Rae of Sunshine is…or was my favorite until Maddox….okay, they are battling for the spot. Micalea has a way of making you think the MC is a bad boy but in reality they aren’t. For a moment, I thought he was playing Emma. Then I remembered I had the same feeling with Cade and Rae and I just knew that Maddox would be perfect and damn, he is! For Emma’s birthday, he made a freaking tent in his room, decorated it with lights and pillows so Emma could have her reading corner. If that doesn’t scream “perfect”, I don’t know what does. 

Let’s not forget about the fact that Maddox has a hedgehog!!! His name is Sonic (yes, he was named after the blue hedgehog you see in video games). I just want one of my own! And Maddox also knitted Sonic a cape so he could be Super Sonic! Maddox doesn’t knit but it was something Emma wanted to do so he took her to knit. He also took her zip lining and skydiving! I love this man, seriously.

I can’t wait for the rest of the Willow Creek band series!!

LTK teaser

Want to read CHAPTER 1 of Last To Know? Then click here to read it!

About Micalea Smeltzer

Micalea Smeltzer is a bestselling Young and New Adult author from Winchester, Virginia. She’s always working on her next book, and when she has spare time she loves to read and spend time with her family.

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