Final Offer by Lauren Asher Review + Playlist


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.

Dreamland Billionaires Series:


5 Stars

TW/CW: alcohol dependency/abuse, drug use

All I can say is CALLAHAN PERCIVAL KANE. Like don’t get me wrong, I love Declan and Rowan, but I knew that Cal would be my favorite Kane brother since we saw so much of him in Terms and Conditions.

Cal is the middle Kane brother who is more of the family man compared to his workaholic brothers. He was the one who dreamed about settling down with the his childhood love until his career in the NHL ended after a couple of years leading to depression and dependency on pain killers and alcohol to make it through the day. Cal was able to kick the pain killers but was never able to give up the alcohol despite rehab and AA meetings. He knew that this version of himself was not the man that Lana deserved and used her fear of abandonment and rejection to breakup with her.

Six years pass and Cal has never returned to Lake Wisteria (except for one time) where Lana lives and he used to visit his grandfather Brady Kane during the summer. As good old Brady would have it, Cal needs to sell the house that Brady left for him to be able to get his inheritance and help his brothers secure their portion of the Dreamland franchise that Brady created. Little dose Cal know that Brady was a sneaky man who had more puzzle pieces than Cal expects, and when he shows up to the lake house for the first time in years, he finds out that none other than Lana had actually inherited half of the lake house. Causing Cal how to find a way to convince Lana to sell the house.

The most surprising and shocking thing that Cal finds out is that Lana has a daughter with features that are very similar to his own would be around the age of when he had left Lana.

Let me tell you, Cami (Lana’s daughter) is a little spitfire and had an adorable way of stealing the show from either Lana or Cal. Cami is probably the biggest reason that Lana made it through those six years after having her heart broken by Cal. Cami gave Lana a reason to make it through each day, and you it’s clear that Cami and Lana have an unbreakable relationship with love and trust. With Cami only being old enough to be in elementary school she is smart and observant with that childish charm that lowkey freaks Cal out at first but also steals his heart like Lana did.

Lana is more guarded as time has moved on as she now has to think about her daughter. She has a good life in Lake Wisteria where she knows that the small town of people love them and would protect them like a family. After being shocked into a momentary stupor of seeing her teenage crush after six years of loneliness. She’s afraid of the worse that he will somehow make his way back into her heart and is unwilling to let go of her part of the house. Lana decides that if Cal is so persistent on selling the property, she would make it near impossible by suggesting that the old house needs to be renovated to increase listing price. Cal would rather sell it sooner rather than later, but relents knowing that this would be the only way.

Cal wants to be out of the town where he could have had the love of his life and being so close to Lana and Cami in the guess house is his own personal form of torture of having what could have been so close but out of reach. And, as Brady Kane would have had it, the house is filled with asbestos causing Lana and Cami to have to live in the guess house with Cal. Kami is beyond thrilled as she and Cal have become best friends over the weeks while Lana is hesitant to be so close to Cal as he is already starting to wear down the walls around her heart.

As the three of them are forced to play house, they fall into a routine and it would be easy for Lana and Cal to imagine a life together but the looming end of the summer and Cal leaving is one of the things that has Lana holding onto any sense of letting herself fall again for the man who so obviously wants to become someone who is worthy of her time.

Cal decides that it is finally time to get sober for himself and that he owes himself the changes that could come along with it. And, he decides that he would spend every last second of a sober life proving to Lana that he is the man that could give her and Cami a life filled with love.

The Final Offer is in my opinion the best book in the series. With Cal’s book being the largest in the series, it sadly went by way to quickly as Cal and Lana have to overcome the trust issues that they have with themselves and each other and find their way back to each other after six years of separation.

As much as I love the grumpy sunshine trope going on with the first two books, I love the golden retriever energy that Cal has and his undying loyalty that he has. I love his determination to change for himself and becoming a person who would be deserving of a better life.

This book is filled with first love, heartache, and finding your way back to the person you were meant to be with.


  • Better Man by 5SOS
  • Best Years by 5SOS
  • Moral of the Story by Ashe
  • Infinity by One Direction
  • Tequila by The Vamps
  • Hold On by Jonas Brothers
  • Red by Taylor Swift
  • Bad Omens by 5SOS

Happy reading until next time,

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