Last Call, #3
Adult Contemporary Romance
Released July 28, 2014
He’s utterly alone…
Tortured and existing in a dark spiral of despair, bestselling British author, Gavin Cooke, has come to the Outer Banks of North Carolina to escape the seedy lifestyle he had been living in London and in a desperate attempt to regain his writing focus. He’s twisted, bitter and angry at the world. He’s a loner… needing not a single thing other than his Scotch and a laptop upon which he can bang out his next erotic, dark thriller.
She’s running in place and getting nowhere…
Savannah Shepherd’s life is falling apart. Her dream of being a wildlife photographer seems a distant memory and she’s barely able to make ends meet. Driving herself forward with no clear goals apparent, she’s about ready to pack up her bags and head home with her tail between her legs.
Two unlikely lovers…
He’s raw, forceful and a dirty talker. She’s a flowers and romance type of girl. Yet within each other, they find a mutual craving that can only be satisfied by giving in to their desires for one another.
Lust turns into something more… something they were not looking for but tentatively accept. Will it be enough to push them past the obstacles of Gavin’s bitter past?
*SUGAR ON THE EDGE can be read as a stand-alone*
Sugar on the Edge is another great romance story from Sawyer Bennett.
I liked the fact that Gavin is an author of paranormal romance. It’s funny to me how he looks at people like they are characters in books. Trying to fit them into roles. I also thought his baggage issues are kind of interesting as well. A little different and definitely sad. He finds himself spiraling until finally needing to get his act together.
Savannah is that good girl that tries to prove she is more edgy. Even though she is at heart, a good girl. I liked how she was up to the challenge of proving that she could break out of the box Gavin put her in. It doesn’t have anything to do with if she likes herself or not. Even though she can seem insecure she’s confident of who she is in her heart of hearts but she was willing to get out of her comfort zone.
I think these are definitely my favorite characters out the series so far. All of the books can be read as standalones but the other characters do make appearances. I really love when Sawyer tackles the really bad boy paired up with a good girl who is totally underestimated. I think she pulls off the chemistry without a hitch.
This book has more sex then I think the previous ones. It’s appropriate for the characters. It’s not like there is just sex all the time to have it. We are talking about an author who has erotica in his books. It’s also a part of his life on the edge as well. So it doesn’t feel like, oh there they go again or anything like that.
The ending was expected for, I was actually waiting for it. So it didn’t take me by too much surprise. I wasn’t exactly sure how it was going to play out and it did feel a little rushed. Although you wouldn’t really want it to drag on for too long. I felt that I was okay with it.
I think if you like this book you will also like Sawyer Bennett’s Off Course (which is one of my favorites). It reminds me of it a little bit.