BY USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR
ON THE ROCKS
Last Call, #1
Adult Contemporary Romance
Released February 17th, 2014
He left to travel the world for fame and glory, but only after spurning Gabby Ward and crushing her young heart. Now Hunter Markham has come back home to the sand and salty breeze of the North Carolina Outer Banks so he can open up Last Call, a beach bar nestled among the dunes of the Atlantic.
Gabby Ward is not happy that Hunter has returned. Bitter over his rebuff years before, she’s content to stay far away from him and his dangerously charming ways.
Gabby’s well-schemed plans to ignore Hunter go up in flames when he presents an offer to her that she simply can’t refuse, throwing them together in a common quest to each reach their goals. Working together day in and day out proves to be problematic for Gabby, who soon realizes that the feelings she had for him are still very much alive. Hunter struggles to reach through to Gabby’s cold heart, all while starting a new career away from his life as a top ranked, professional surfer.
What starts out as a mutual business arrangement soon turns into a passion that neither of them can continue to deny.
Hard choices lay ahead for both of them when Hunter is offered a once in a lifetime opportunity to return to the pro surfing tour.
Choices that could destroy what they have built or take them further than they ever had dared to hope.
**ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review**
~~ 4 Last Call Stars ~~
This was my first ever Sawyer Bennett book and I will say I wasn’t disappointed. I truly enjoyed this book. I loved the storyline and the characters. This story was an easy, fun and steamy read. I felt that it flowed amazingly and the pace was perfect. It wasn’t to quick that it felt rushed but it also didn’t drag on so that I would get bored. This book kept my interest all the way through, right from the start. To me this was a great second chance love story and a feel good story. I will say that the overwhelming emotion I felt in this book was happiness. I smiled throughout the majority of the book and Hunter is definitely Swoon Worthy 😉 There was a small little blip at the end that made me sad for both Hunter and Gabby, but I am glad to say it was pretty much over before it really got started.
The story starts when we meet Gabby and Hunter five years earlier. Gabby is BFF’s with Hunter’s sister Casey and has had a life long crush on Hunter. Well on the night that her and Casey graduate from High School Gabby decides to throw caution to the wind and make a move on Hunter….well let me tell you it doesn’t go well and Gabby ends up with a broken heart 😦 Now fast forward 5 years and Gabby and Hunter are forced to reconnect on a professional level. What happens here starts the beginning of a great relationship….after some hesitancy from Gabby. Once Gabby finally breaks down her walls things go swimmingly until Hunter is asked to join the Pro Surfing circuit again. What happens with Gabby and Hunter after that?? Well you will need to read the book to find out what Hunter and Gabby decide to do 🙂 As for Hunter…..I LOVED him. He was totally swoontastic!!!! It was so heartwarming that once he decided to pursue Gabby on a personal level, he wasn’t going to give up and wasn’t going to let Gabby push him away. When he was all in, he was all in.
As for secondary characters….I really liked Casey, and Alyssa. I thought they were strong ladies and very loyal friends to Gabby. Brody is another character that I liked. He is Hunter’s twin brother. Even though we don’t see much interaction from him….I am dying to read his story. I want to know everything about him and his past.
I would definitely recommend this book. It is part of a series, but rest assured there is NO CLIFFHANGER. The next book in the series is Brody’s. So if you are looking for that sweet, fun, easy and extremely steamy second chance romance, then this is the book for you. I know for sure I will read this book again in the future 🙂
USA Today Best-Selling author, Sawyer Bennett, is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. She is married to a mobster (well, a market researcher) and they have two big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn’t have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.
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