Blog Tour/Review: First Crush, Last Love @ElizaMcKenna @iReadBookTours #romance #giveaway

Book Details:

Book Title:  First Crush, Last Love by Elizabeth McKenna

Category:  Adult Fiction,  314 pages

Genre:  Romance – Contemporary

Publisher:   Elizabeth McKenna

Release date:  Aug 1, 2017

Tour dates: Oct 16 to Nov 3, 2017

Content Rating: PG-13 + M (There are a few short, mild sex scenes – nothing too graphic. There is swearing by certain characters. Mature themes include drinking/alcoholism, verbal abuse with some physical pushing, AIDS (a minor character is gay), stalking, brief descriptions of child abuse by a step parent, and suicide attempt (overdose).

Book Description:

Remember your first crush? How your heart raced and your cheeks flushed whenever you saw him? Jessie Baxter does, and it’s happening again. Ten years ago, despite her best efforts, Lee Archer wanted to be just friends. Now, he wants more, but Jessie’s still recovering from a psycho ex-husband. Can she learn to trust again and make her first crush into her last love?

​Elizabeth McKenna’s latest novel will have you remembering the angst of high school, the grief of a failed relationship, and the happiness of true love.

To read reviews, please visit Elizabeth McKenna’s page on iRead Book Tours.

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Meet the Author:

Elizabeth McKenna works as a full-time technical writer/editor for a large software company. Though her love of books reaches back to her childhood, she had never read romance novels until one Christmas when her sister gave her the latest bestseller by Nora Roberts. She was hooked from page one (actually, she admits it was the first love scene).She had always wanted to write fiction, so she combined her love of history, romance and a happy ending to write Cera’s Place and Venice in the Moonlight. Her short story, The Gypsy Casts a Spell, is available for free on her site She hopes you will enjoy her first contemporary romance novel, First Crush Last Love, as much as others have enjoyed her historical romances.

​Elizabeth lives in Wisconsin with her understanding husband, two beautiful daughters, and a sassy Labrador. When she isn’t writing, working, or being a mom, she’s sleeping.

Connect with the author:  Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook  ~  Instagram

My Review:  4/5
The story of a girl’s crush.  Jess is in love with Lee and has been all throughout high school.  When they go their separate ways, will they ever find each other, and will he ever love her like she loves him?
This is a super fast read that I really enjoyed.  While I enjoyed the chemistry between Jess and Lee, the supporting characters and their relationships is what I liked the most.
The book touches on all kinds of relationships, but the one that touched my heart the most was between Jess and her brother.  Set in the late 80’s, we get a glimpse of what it’s like to live in a small Wisconsin town as a gay male.  I’m not going to give anything away, but his story was so heartfelt.
The friendships in the book were also fun to read.  Throughout all of her trials and tribulations, Jess’ best friend Sarah was by her side to offer support.
This is a warm, heartfelt book that I recommend.

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