BY USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR
ON THE ROCKS
Last Call, #1
Adult Contemporary Romance
Released February 17th, 2014
Title: On The Rocks (Last Call, Book One)
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Publisher: Big Dog Books, LLC
Release Date: February 17, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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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.
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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Gabby Ward grew up in a small town on the Outer Banks, along with her best friend, Casey Markham. After graduation, Casey's older brother and best friend, are the DD's for the recent grads as they get the drunk on. But the night turns Gabby's world upside down as she takes matters into her own hands and kisses Hunter Markham--her childhood crush.
Hunter cannot believe his sister's best friend has just laid a lip lock on him. A kiss like no other he has received. It leaves him stunned, turned on, and disgusted with himself. He looks at her like a little sister. Granted, Gabby has grown up some, her body not in any way like a little girl. But he refuses to let the sizzling, hot kiss change things between them.
Gabby mistakes Hunter's look of disgust for one toward her and just like that--her feelings for Hunter are flipped to one of hurt and anger. She will not let him how much his reaction has devastated her. And each time she runs into him over the next several years (although not often), she treats him with disdain.
Even though her heart never truly got over him.
Hunter has spent several years traveling the globe as he sought to be the world's top surfer. But when Hunter's twin brother, Brody, gets out of prison, he returns to his coastal hometown and buys a local bar--Last Call.
Gabby is now running her father's construction company and has put in a bid to do the revamping of Hunter's bar. She knows that if she gets the job, it will put her in direct contact with Hunter Markham. But she has her shields in place and there is no way she will fall for him this time around.
But things are just as heated between the two now that they have matured and grown over the years. With their friendship recently mended, will Gabby take another chance at a possible relationship with Hunter when he makes his feelings known?
I love the feel of the small coastal town on the Outer Banks. Being a NC gal myself, I felt right at home. There were also many other layers in the story--one very complex story with Brody Markham. He has been in prison for the last five years. He is aloof, moody, and going through a very difficult time adjusting to life on the outside once more. But the reader can get a sense of sparks and something developing between Brody and Alyssa. I cannot wait to see what happens next in this series with these two.
Bennett has written an engaging tale with great characters and set it against one of my favorite places in the world--the beach. The story was lined with tension and heat guaranteed to make you wish for own tan, sexy, surfer and long, romantic walks along the beach. It definitely made me reminiscent of my own home town and the carefree days of summer.
Last Call is a promising start to a pulse-pounding, addictive read.
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