Review: Last to Know (Willow Creek, #1) by Micalea Smeltzer


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Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance, Young Adult Romance, Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction, Chick Lit

Publisher: Micalea Smeltzer

Available Formats: eBook, Paperback

Available At: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo, etc.

Release Date: February 7, 2015


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.

This is a Young Adult book. The following books in the series will be New Adult.


“Last to Know” was an amazing start to the Willow Creek series, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading Maddox and Emma’s story. Maddox and Emma were phenomenal characters, and I couldn’t help but fall in love with them from the very beginning. Maddox was sweet, kind, funny, and extremely handsome, plus he could sing and play instruments; all winning attributes in my opinion. ;) Emma was somewhat shy and sweet, but could be sarcastic and humorous when she wanted to; plus she was a book nerd, which I loved. :) I loved both of their personalities and they complemented each other extremely well. Their chemistry together was also excellent, and I enjoyed their banter with one another. The storyline was awesome and I couldn’t help but sit back and enjoy the adventures Maddox and Emma went on together. They were very relatable characters, and I loved going on their journey with them. It was a fun and wild ride, and one I wouldn’t take back anytime soon. The secondary characters were wonderful as well, and I will be looking forward to reading Mathias, Hayes, and Ezra’s stories in the books to come. The only part of the book I didn’t really care for was the conflict. I thought Emma blew the situation way out of proportion and was a bit overly dramatic about it. I would have been angry and hurt as well, but I still think she could have handled it better. Micalea Smeltzer’s writing style was once again amazing, and I truly loved reading “Last to Know!”


FIVE “Maddox and Emma” Stars!

~About the Author~

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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