Last Exit to Montauk by Phillip VegaLast Exit to Montauk by Phillip Vega

Last Exit to Montauk

byPhillip Vega

Paperback | April 17, 2017

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When he approaches her at the market, he has no idea the next three weeks of his life would change him forever.

It’s the late 1980s, summertime, on the North Shore of Long Island. The air stirs with possibilities as it often does during this time of year. And so begins the romance between one Hispanic seventeen-year-old male, on the verge of manhood and ready to conquer the world, and one beautiful and intelligent young woman named B.

 It is much more than romance, though. B will forever become a part of this young man’s soul. He will never forget her.

This is a coming-of-age story, a love story, replete with milestones, tangled emotions, and adventures that are the embodiments of first love. Not just for the young, but for the young at heart.


Title:Last Exit to MontaukFormat:PaperbackDimensions:388 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:April 17, 2017Publisher:thewordverve incLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1941251897

ISBN - 13:9781941251898


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Romance Readers Last Exit to Montauk is a romance fiction. It’s about two people who meet and how their relationship affects each other. The love story is set in the long island during the 1980’s. With that, comes everything we used to love from the 80’s and the author does a splendid job reminding us of it. The two love characters in particular B, was drawn beautifully. Her personality, demeanor, and touch was created in such a delicate and loveable way. The author portrayed an authentic approach to love and connection between two beings rather than taking the Hollywood, “all is well” attitude. For that reason, the book became special and made it worth reading. What I most admired and enjoyed reading about this book was the feelings it provoked within me about love and how a true love story should make you feel. It reminds you of your first love and everything you felt back then. The literature is well written, and the work is nicely edited. There is a soft pace to the story, and the lyrical descriptive nature of the book is very appealing. I recommend this book to all romance readers.
Date published: 2017-10-17

Editorial Reviews

“A romance that begins in the heat of a Long Island summer bares two young souls to new love, intimacy, and tragedy. Highly recommended!” – Lawrence Kelter, bestselling author of BACK TO BROOKLYN, the sequel to My Cousin Vinny“Raw, real, and packed with heartfelt emotion, Last Exit to Montauk is a sentimental love story of a whirlwind romance that stands the test of time, spinning the perfect tale of the challenges and awkwardness of love at first sight. One minute you’ll laugh, the next you’ll reach for a tissue. Full of twists and turns, the unforeseen twist at the end wrenches your heart, leaving you breathless, and reminding us all just how precious life truly is. We all have but one life. The magic is found in living it.” – Cheryl Bradshaw, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Sloane Monroe mysteries.“Vega’s account of first love is so authentic it’s hard to believe he wasn’t seventeen when he wrote it. Last Exit to Montauk will have you reminiscing about summers as a teenager and all the foibles and joys of those times. With references to the 1980s that ground you and an ending that doesn’t pull any emotional punches, this books keeps you turning the pages.” – Elena Stowell, author of Flowing with the Go and co-founder of the Carly Stowell Foundation (“I loved the book and cried at the end. It was a wonderful heartwarming tale of an adolescent boy and his heart. I loved the characters and could relate, as I am a fellow Long Islander. The references to the 1980s are great.” – Nancy O’Hara, early reviewer “It brought back some great memories of high school. I felt very ‘seventeen,’ which was a fun way to feel during the week of my fiftieth birthday. I can’t even guess how many times I literally laughed out loud. I was expecting a great book and was definitely not disappointed.” – Karen Nelson, early reviewer“I loved the ’80s memories of Friendly’s fribbles, Spencer’s Gifts, the music, movies, etc. I have lots of family in Long Island and grew up going there all my life, and I feel like he nailed the Long Island ’80s vibe of malls and beach days. The book has great nostalgia for me, especially given the world we live in today with constant social media and everyone on their phones. It was a great escape!” – Danielle Boniauto, early reviewer