The Last First Time by Andrea Bramhall

The Last First Time

When Gina Temple decides to go Christmas shopping for her girlfriend, Detective Sergeant Kate Brannon, in the Norfolk town of King’s Lynn, it seems like an easy enough task.If only life were that simple.A split-second event, months in the planning, tips their safe world upside-down.In this twisting lesbian thriller, Kate’s subsequent investigation leads her down the rabbit hole, where innocent people are targets, and has repercussions that wi...

Details The Last First Time

TitleThe Last First Time
Release DateDec 4th, 2017
PublisherYlva Publishing
GenreRomance, Mystery, Lgbt, Emergency Services, Police, Crime, Lesbian, Lesbian Fiction

Reviews The Last First Time

  • Lex Kent
    This is the 3rd book in the Norfolk Coast Investigations series, and it was just as good as the others. After 3 books I have become really attached to Kate and Gina, and I am always excited to see another book come out in this series. If you are new to this series, I highly recommend starting at book 1. There are storylines that continue throughout all the books that you would be missing out on if you didn’t start from the beginning.The blurb d...
  • Lexxi Kitty
    Book received from Ylva Publishing for an honest reviewThe Last First Time is the third book in the Norfolk Coast Investigation series.POVBoth Gina and Kate have point of views on this book, and there’s a third point of view in the prologue.CharactersIn a book like this characters both matter more and matter less than in a pure romance. There is a romance-plot-line here, but it’s subservient to the thriller/mystery plot-line. On the Romance s...
  • Agirlcandream
    Loved it. This third book in the Norfolk investigation series packs a punch and showcases Andrea Bramhall’s talent when she writes romantic intrigue/police procedurals. In The Last First Time, Kate Brannon and Gina Temple are feeling their way through the early stages of their relationship. Gina’s secret admirer is becoming bolder. A character introduced in Under Parr, Gina’s mother Alison begins a tentative relationship with her daughter.O...
  • Ted
    So book 3 in the Norfolk coast series has a lot of bumps and bruises for Gina and Kate. Their relationship arc is done very well and is understandable in it's progression. The criminal mystery arc is a bit frustrating but is well done.Andrea really hits her stride when there's bullets flying, a bomb about to go off or a dead body that needs investigating. You can just imagine her cricking her neck, putting her hands together and working out the k...
  • Liz
    This is the 3rd book in a series. It can be read as a stand alone, in fact I have not read book one. But in hindsight better read in order as the stories do follow on. I really enjoyed this and book 2. The romance is very slow burn, which I prefer to wham bang scenes of most romances. I really enjoyed the story, even more chilling as in UK (and other countries) the scenes described as becoming a frequent report on the news. The writing is excelle...
  • Gaby
    This is book number three of the Norfolk Coast Investigation Story's series which I suggest to read in chronological order as some of the plots develop throughout the series. There is a cliffhanger in this one so be warned. The books follow Detective Sergeant Kate Brannon and her girlfriend Gina Temple as Kate solves different crimes and Gina manages to get into trouble along the way. This is a very, very slow-burn romance that advances through t...
  • Amanda
    For me this was the best in the series so far. I now have to wait for the next in the series. If you haven't read Bramhall's books before you are really missing out. They are all very good. My favorite is still Nightingale, but this series is close in line. I just love Kate and Gina and could read several more books with them as the lead. *I hope I will in fact get to read several more* The Last First Time is #3 in the Norfolk Coast Investigation...
  • Jasmine
    There's an attack in King's Lynn, which has Kate and her team working fearlessly to find out who's behind it. Kate is working night and day, but still finds time for special moments with Gina and Sammy.This is book three in the Norfolk Coast Investigation series, while I think you could pick it up in the 3rd book, I highly recommend reading the first two. The romance is slow paced, but happens in real time, only two months has passed from the beg...
  • Aj Smith
    Andrea Bramhall is a writer who frequently frustrates me; this book and the two previous instalments in the Norfolk Coast Investigation series (Collide-O-Scope & Under Parr), are truly excellent novels. All three are tight, well plotted crime novels without being overly technical, are realistic and deal with real life issues (drugs, terror threats) without being overly obvious and have a decent romantic sub-plot. Her other novels, however, well t...
  • Jane Clements
    This is a great title for a book. The conviction that that you will be with this person for the rest of your life means that this will be the last time you have sex for the first time with someone. Sweet.This is the third instalment of the Inspector Kate Brannon series Norfolk Coast Investigations, following Collide-O-Scope and Under Parr. I was eager to find out (view spoiler)[ who was sending Gina flowers and stalking her. (hide spoiler)] Alas,...
  • Susanne
    This is a fantastic and very well written police procedural mystery ... the third book in the series featuring Kate Brannon and Gina Temple. Can’t believe for the next book to come out.
  • Jane Shambler
    This is the third book in the ongoing Norfolk Investigation series. One which I may add I really enjoy for two reasons. One it has excellent writing and two it's set in Norfolk. I actually know the places being written about. Hey, it makes me happy. It gives me a better picture in my head. Bramhall had really developed both the characters and the story line and part of me should be mad but I love the suspense and tension she has built into the se...
  • Andrea
    A great thrift novel in the series about Gina Temple and Kate Brannon. It is a well plotted crime novel with a thight mystery that seems hard to solve at the beginning but everything comes together at the end with a reasonable solution. All of the books in the series deal with real life issues like drugs, terror threats and family issues. I like that the crime plot is the main plot and the romance plot is a sub plot. For anybody who is looking fo...
  • Della
    This is the third novel in the Norfolk Coast series and I am so glad it has finally been published. I want to start with the title. Normally I run to the first sentence of a novel and skim right past the title. This title stopped me in my tracks. My imagination was going wild trying to decipher the meaning. I give one star alone to the title.Andrea Bramhall has written another great novel. This one is not for the feint of heart though. The story ...
  • susan
    Another great mystery/thrillerI thought I loved the first two books of this series well add this book to the love. I thought the storyline line was well done. And seeing characters from the other books added to the storyline. The ending left a hope for another so please see....I would definitely recommend this book and the series.
  • Tiff
    The third installment of the Norfolk Coast Investigation Story series is gruesome, gory, violent, enchanting and heartfelt. So many feelings all rolled into one magnetic story. Kate and Gina are back and life keeps throwing them into chaos and danger. It also brings them closer than ever before. The book starts with a bang. Literally, unfortunately. Gina and Kate’s co-worker Stella are shopping for Christmas presents at the local mall. While de...
  • Velvet Lounger
    4.5Book 3 in the Norfolk Coast series and this is a cracker, if you haven’t read the first two, this will stand alone but is much better with the back story.Gina goes Christmas shopping for Kate, in Ann Summers of all places, hoping to move their slow burn romance to a new level with some sexy underwear. But everything changes in an instant with an act of senseless violence, and so begins a series of events that will shatter the peaceful world ...
  • Chand
    The Last First Time is not of the calibre of the other two books in the series. It disappoints as a novel that is categorised as belonging to the genre of crime. A story about terrorism, that too Islamic terrorism, was always going to be tricky because how can you tell a fair and unbiased story if you do not address Islamophobia or attempt to have more positive representation of people from that particular faith? Apart from that, the atmosphere o...
  • Kitty Kat
    I certainly hope this isn’t the last time we get to read about Gina and Kate. This third instalment is a highly topical story revolving around terrorism in the U.K. and the Norfolk Police force trying to deal with it on their patch. Both women get caught up in different ways and the heightened emotions as a result are raw, real and strengthen their relationship. Andrea Bramhall manages to weave a few different threads through the story. Gina be...
  • M the avid reader
    Horrific terrorizing crimesIt’s important to know this book is part of a series and reading it a standalone is not recommended; I highly recommend the entire series be read in order because of the plotlines that carry over between books. The Last First Time has familiar faces returning in the cast and some new ones introduced; the camaraderie between those on the police force is here again with the witty banter and tight knit feel to their bond...
  • Lauren
    I was at a disadvantage reading this book, as I had not read the previous ones in the series. If I had, it is entirely possible that I would have been more invested in the characters and story, and enjoyed it more.Kate, a police detective in a small town in England, is pursuing a relationship with single-mother Gina. Gina is in the midst of recovering from a series of traumatic events, but unfortunately, the violence and mayhem continues.A LOT ha...
  • Mazzie
    I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review. This is book 3 of Norfolk Coast Investigation series, and the best one in my opinion. Andrea Bramhall definitely has grown as a writer through this series. Both of first two novels were great, don't get me wrong, but there were some minor details I felt could've been improved. This one has even less area of improvement necessary. The balance of several plotlines: The bomb investigation, the stal...
  • Karen
    This installment of the wonderful Norfolk Coast series has many facets to it: violence, Kate and Gina’s relationship, coming to terms with old relationships, family, and Gina’s predicament from the previous book. The novel starts with Gina and Stella looking for a gift when the shop is attacked. They survive but not unscathed. Gina is troubled by the death of one of the victims – which is one of the strands woven together in this story. Fam...
  • Danie
    I was given this ARC by the publisher in exchange for an Honest Review.Crap, that beginning. Kicked me right in the feels. That was... I had to stop reading it because it just hit me as real, and at different times throughout the book I had to do the same, take a break and come back a little later.It's the third book with Kate, Gina, and Sammy in the Norfolk Coast Investigations series. In this one, as I said, it starts with a big event, a bombin...
  • R
    The Last First Time is an intriguing novel. It is a fast read because it is so engaging that you don’t want to put the book down until it reached its completion. The main plot deals with a terrorist bombing and the aftermath of such a horrific event: the lives loss and the people affected by it. The characters and dialogue are handled in a realistic manner including emotional angst by the police whose job is to protect the public while facing u...
  • Colleen Corgel
    The Last First Time is my favorite Bramhall book and my favorite of the Norfolk Coast Investigation Series. It brings back all of the characters from the previous two books, and closes up more of the minor sub plots in within the overall story.Kate and Gina are back again and having to navigate the complexities of their relationship. They are also right in the middle of a horrific bombing, where Gina is one of the victims. What follows is an emot...
  • B
    *Note: I was provided with a free copy of the book by Ylva Publishing in exchange for a fair reviewOne of the things I love about Bramhall’s Norfolk Coast Investigation series is that she nails the nuance and complexity of criminals. When I read the prologue, I worried for a split second that all that nuance would be thrown out the window. I didn’t need to worry though. Bramhall handled it with characteristic sensitivity. You can tell that sh...
  • Alealea
    It lost a star to the obvious subplot of the one-in-a-million kind of coincidence, impossible to realise in real life but so cliché in fiction. The main plot is heartbreaking. I'm not quite sure what to think about fiction on terrorism, not really my cup of tea, especially if it's in "our" world. It always saddens me, especially since so many islamophobic around. I wish unguilty muslim people had been more prominent in the story. The ends is, I ...
  • Rocío
    First of all, I haven't read the previous two books of this series but after reading this one, I already ordered them. Some details are given here that makes you want to read the whole story.Gina Temple decides to go Christmas shopping for her girlfriend when a terrible incident happens. Gina promises a dying old lady to deliver a letter to her long lost love. This incident will bring Gina and Kate closer. Not only fot the incident itself but for...
  • Virginia
    Bramhall at her best. This is the third book in the Norfolk Coast Investigation series. You don't necessarily have to read the other two first but if this is your first Bramall read you are going to want to catch up in time for the next installment.From a mystery standpoint the storyline is tight and the action fierce. Life changes in seconds and it is fast and brutal. The police investigation is realistic and believable. Plodding investigative d...