The Last Encore

It's Always Been You, Book 1

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Pub Date 01 Nov 2022 | Archive Date 08 Nov 2022

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Description

What if love is the key?

Avery Clark needs a break. Between her photography business not doing as well as she’d hoped and incessant family drama that does nothing to ease her spiking anxiety, she needs something to go her way.

And that was even before her ex-best friend, and talented pianist, Joshua Harding, ran into her during an event in Toronto, after he left her suddenly ten years ago, breaking the only promise he had swore he wouldn't.

When an opportunity to grow her business falls into her lap, Avery decides to put her doubts and resentment aside and agrees to photograph Josh’s sister’s upcoming wedding.

As they spend more and more time together, rediscovering each other and the people they turned into, Avery realizes that maybe, the spark she felt ten years ago wasn’t just a fleeting teenage phase.

But the past is never far away, and an unknown future is terrifying. Could Avery take that leap of faith?

There is nothing that screams romance more than two childhood best friends who haven’t spoken in years and suddenly bump into each other ten years later with all the possible longing, aches and hurt this time apart created. Filled with Canadian vibes, The Last Encore is a heartwarming, friends-to-lovers and steamy slow-burn romance that explores the themes of friendships, woman empowerment, identity, loss and learning to trust yourself.

What if love is the key?

Avery Clark needs a break. Between her photography business not doing as well as she’d hoped and incessant family drama that does nothing to ease her spiking anxiety, she...


Advance Praise

"The Last Encore beautifully captures the push and pull of a friendship evolving into something more, the magnetism of the people we structure our hearts around when we’re young, and the way returning to those people can feel like finally coming home. Full of heat, emotion, and endearing side characters, Josh and Avery’s love story will break your heart and then put it back together. A delicious treat for fans of heartfelt romantic dramas." - Ashley Winstead, author of Fool Me Once

"The Last Encore beautifully captures the push and pull of a friendship evolving into something more, the magnetism of the people we structure our hearts around when we’re young, and the way...


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ISBN 9781778137907
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Featured Reviews

WoW! Colliard hit this one outta the park with her stunning debut!
I was captivated by the title and cute cover and I am so glad I had an opportunity to read it!

The Last Encore by Elodie Colliard is a sweet, charming, second chance romance story
Avery and Josh were such phenomenal characters. I absolutely loved everything about them.
The supporting characters and storylines were also great additions to the overall story and the pacing was perfect.
A fun, steamy, realistic read. That put a smile on my face more often than not.
The chemistry, the characters, everything about this book was great.
The writing is earnest and witty. And had me hanging onto her every word.
Colliard's smart, heartfelt and genuine writing had me connecting quickly with the characters and becoming invested in their relationship.

“I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.”

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I will post my review to my blog, platforms, BookBub, B&N, Kobo and Waterstone closer to pub date.

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<b>TRIGGER WARNINGS:
sexual assault, depression, anxiety, loss of a loved one</b>

The first thing I want to say before I even start writing my thoughts on the story is that as a sexual assault survivor I appreciate these trigger warnings so much because there’s been so many times I’ve been blindsided by these triggering subjects. Another thing I wanted to say was that I am so proud of the author for using this story as an opportunity to tell their story. Elodie, you’re amazing.

This was a classic best friends to strangers to lovers and I was instantly hooked from the first chapter. When I say every character was special and brought something individual to the story, I mean it.

The story was so perfectly paced which helped it give more of a realistic feel to it. I think that’s really important, especially when it comes to a story like this that covers realistic issues.

<b>”I’d be the fucking dumbest man on earth not to be completely crazy about you.”</b>

I highlighted this particular quote because it genuinely made me scream into my pillow. Absolute swoon worthy.

Josh is such an important character to me. He is so reassuring and patient but assertive in all the right ways. I only hope one day to find my Josh.

I knew when I was half way through this book that it was going to be a comfort read for me. I laughed and I cried. I genuinely enjoyed this book from start to finish and I will definitely be revisiting this in the future.

<i>Thank you to NetGallery and Victory Editing for providing me this arc!</i>
<i>I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.</i>

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