Revew: ON THE ROCKS (The Last Call Series) by Sawyer Bennett
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.
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Nicole’s Review 4 Stars
If I am honest with myself, I love a naughty book as much as the next girl. But…sometimes I want to read something that is more nice than naughty. You know, where the relationship and history between the main characters is in the forefront and the hot sex is just a bonus. On the Rocks by Sawyer Bennett delivers this in spades! We get a great love story that is simple and sweet AND there is hot steamy sex!
In On the Rocks, we meet Gabby and Hunter. They have known each other since childhood. They have been in each other’s lives through the good times and bad. Gabby has had a mad crush on Hunter for years, but never felt it reciprocated. Imagine her surprise when he does finally reciprocate on the night of her high school graduation! It’s all fireworks, sunshine and weak knees until he does the unforgivable. Gabby never really recovers from the shame and rejection by Hunter. Years later, when Hunter returns to their hometown on the North Carolina coast, Gabby finds that the hurt she experienced as a teenager is still as painful as it was then. Adding insult to injury, Hunter hires Gabby to remodel the local watering hole that he purchased. What’s a girl to do? What’s a guy to do, especially when he knows that all of those years ago, he also saw fireworks, sunshine and had weak knees?
Gabby and Hunter’s story is so normal! It really was refreshing to read about a couple who just had to come to grips with the fact that they have always loved each other. At the core of their relationship, they knew each other, but not the changes that had gotten them to their current selves. They got to experience their “firsts” as two mature adults who knew what they wanted from the other.
I give On the Rocks 4 stars. Sawyer Bennett writes characters that are funny, loyal and relatable. She creates a story that engages you in that “chick flick/lit” kind of way where you find yourself saying, “Aww…” more than once. Oh! This book is just the first in the Last Call series!!! I am a little giddy about that! I can’t wait to read the next book about Hunter’s damaged and beaten twin brother. Honestly, I love me a brooding, dark guy who needs a good woman to show him the light!! (Pick me! Pick me!) Anyway…read On the Rocks! It’s a great, happy read!
About the Author
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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