Review (Q&A): The Last Resort by R.S. Kovach

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Board of Directors’ meetings, corporate takeovers, and jet setting around the globe don’t allow for much of a personal life for uber-focused Alejandra Barros—and even her limited free time is dedicated to her beloved horses, show jumping at a championship level. But when a freak riding accident shatters her wrist and messes with her confidence at work, her boss mandates a month-long hiatus. She has to either go or risk her career.

From the moment she arrives at the high-end Pebble Creek Lodge outside of Denver, Ali feels so out of place she immediately wants to board the next plane back to Manhattan. The only thing stopping her is the ranch hand Hank Mathis and his perfectly chiseled abs, which are intriguing and delicious enough to make her linger.

By the time Ali admits she’s in a bit of a funk, not even the moral and physical support of a gorgeous cowboy is enough to bring her back to her old self—especially when the object of her desires is secretly battling his own demons. To get her life back on track, Ali will have to decide what it is she’s really fighting to regain and what it will take to find it—or she’ll risk losing the one thing that could truly make her happy.

I have to say that R.S. Kovach did a amazing job in The Last Resort. She definitely knew how to write a fun yet emotional romance read. It is a easy read but it also have some layers that will keep the reader interest.
The Last Resort will start off with introducing the sexy yet driven, Ali. Ali is beautiful women that she has no problems in catching man. But she is very driven in her career that she does not focus in playing the field. She is determined to be the best in her career no matter what. I definitely love how driven and determined Ali is. But her life is about to change that will shaken her routine.
She gets into a terrible accident that she ends up getting treatment. While getting treatment, she will also face some problems while she is working that it creates some problems at work. Her bosses know she is not doing her best that they send her to resort so she can sort out her problems. It was kinda hasty that her bosses send her but I definitely know that Ali needs it because her confidence is shaken that she needs to spend some time to regroup herself.
It is always best to regroup whenever someone is facing a difficult time or problem. And that is what Ali going to do when she goes into a treatment resort. It will definitely put Ali out of her comfort zone but she will definitely benefit from it. Ali will face a lot of issues during her stay that she will realize what is important in her life. While she resorting herself, she will also meet someone new. And he is definitely sexy.
Hank is a sexy co-worker at the treatment resort. And he definitely has a eye for the stubborn yet beautiful, Ali. He is willing to make Ali realize that they can work together. It will be a challenge because Ali does evaluate everything for all aspects. But Hank is the job to do it and convince her. Their relationship is definitely true that it is worth it to make it work. 
Five Stars!

Q&A with R.S. Kovach:

1. What are your inspirations when you are writing romance stories?
There’s a romantic element in almost everything I’ve written before, but The Last Resort is my first contemporary romance. I knew it had to have a happy ending and the two leads needed to have a lot of interaction, but otherwise I approached it the same way as I do any other genre. My focus is on having three-dimensional (but imperfect) characters and an original plot with some surprises. This combination keeps me interested in writing because it lets me play with bending tropes, and I hope that readers would have a similar experience as they make their way through the narrative.
2. What were your inspirations when you were writing The Last Resort?
I’m a very visual person I completed my graduate studies by researching 19th Century Venetian mosaics – and that quality definitely comes into play when I’m writing. Needless to say Pinterest was my rabbit hole and I would often find myself losing an hour or two doing “research” for the perfect match to my vision. Getting inspiration for my leads was easy. From the very start, I imagined Ali as Italia Ricci and Hank as her then fiancée and now real life husband, Robbie Amell. I’m also not a regular listener to country music, but I played Sam Hunt’s album Montevallo on constant repeat while writing this book. It was just crossing over into mainstream radio at the time and something about its appeal to both country and pop audiences nicely paralleled the dynamic between Ali and Hank.

3. What should the reader expect from The Last Resort?
The Last Resort is about overcoming setbacks by reevaluating priorities and coming to a place in your life that may be even better than where you started. So many of us get wrapped up in the daily grind, sometimes forgetting why we’re on our current path. Ali’s in a similar place at the start of the book: she’s highly successful at what she does, but when an accident breaks her wrist, her confidence is shattered along with her bones. She’s sent to an inpatient retreat in Colorado to recuperate as a condition for keeping her job, and as a lifetime New Yorker, she hates it from the start. As she gets to know the others at the lodge – including handsome but mysterious ranch hand Hank – Ali begins to understand herself better. It’s not a surprise to reveal that there’s an attraction between these kindred spirits from the start and there’s a slow-burn romance that eventually heats up, which readers will (hopefully) find satisfying.
4. Who is your favorite character in The Last Resort and Why?  
I love Hank. He’s an alpha hero without being a jerk. He’s strong, yet vulnerable, smart, but respectful. Even though he’s multi-layered, I understood his motivations the best, which made him the easiest character to write. The book is told from Ali’s point-of-view, so the reader gets to know Hank at the same pace she does. Because of this, it was also fun to slowly unwrap the mysteries surrounding him.

5. What should the reader expect from your upcoming stories?
I’m probably not as disciplined of a writer as I should be because when I’m given free reign and no deadlines, the plot bunnies take over and I’m overwhelmed by all the different possibilities. Although The Last Resort doesn’t end on a cliffhanger, it does focus on Ali and Hank’s journey of finding each other, so there is definitely more of a story to tell. I’d love to write a sequel that explores them building their relationship and all the pitfalls that come with dating. I also have an idea for a contemporary romance that centers around serial dating, as well as a young adult story about a girl in a male-dominated sport. Whatever does make it into a full manuscript first will definitely have a strong heroine and a few twists and turns along the way. In the meantime, readers can always find my completed, but unpublished books on Wattpad including a pirate adventure series, a Gothic horror novella, and a paranormal romance duology.


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