I was excited to read Final Offer, having enjoyed the previous books in the Dreamland series. I particularly liked the best friends to lovers to enemies to lovers trope, but I must have missed the fact that Cal was an alcoholic in the other books.
Unfortunately, the Final Offer fell short of my expectations. The reasons why I liked Cal in the previous books seemed to have been stripped away, and the book was too long. I almost gave up on it 20 times, but I persevered to provide this detailed review.
Cal and Antonella are both addicts, but Cal seems to think he’s better than her. The whole premise of the three books was ridiculous, but I indulged in it. However, Final Offer was the final bow that broke the camel’s back in the Dreamland series. It was 700 pages of ridiculous spending and no plot.
Cal’s personality is that he’s an addict with money, and the other characters’ personalities revolve around whether they have money or not. I struggled to remember the previous two books while reading this one, which suggests they are easily forgettable. However, I do recall being excited to read Cal’s book.
Even the addition of a cute child and an overbearing town could not save Final Offer from itself. It is beautifully written, but the plot fell short for me.
In conclusion, I would not recommend Final Offer. The other two books in the Dreamland series might be more interesting, but Final Offer, as the last book in the series, fell flat. It is up to you to decide whether to pick it up or not.
Final Offer Official Synopsis
I’m the Kane brother everyone gossips about behind closed doors.
Trust fund brat. Washed-up athlete. High-functioning alcoholic.
No one knows the real me but her.
Lana Castillo—my childhood best friend and the only woman I ever loved.
When I broke her heart six years ago, I promised to never return to Lake Wisteria.
I kept my word until my grandfather’s will changed everything.
To receive my inheritance, I was tasked with spending a summer at the family lake house before selling it.
The request was simple in theory until my entire plan blew up on the very first day.
Turns out Lana doesn’t just live at the house, but she claims to own it, too.
Falling in love with Callahan Kane was a mistake.
He told me so before destroying my heart and our friendship six summers ago.
When he promised never to come back, I foolishly believed him.
But then Cal showed up again, intending to sell his grandfather’s lake house.
The biggest flaw in his plan?
My name is on the deed.