Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Book Review: On the Rocks (Last Call #1) by Sawyer Bennett

Hunter and Gabby grew up together, and she always had a crush on him. that is until he broker her heart 5 years ago and turned her love into loathing. Since then, they barely get along and are at each others throats with snarky remarks whenever they are in the same room. She doesn't know how much he regrets what he did that night or how much he truly wanted her back then. How much he still wants her. And Hunter thinks it is about time he told her.

Gabby is struggling with running her father's construction company - a field flooded with sexist men who think a woman shouldn't be there. And while I like her a lot for her strength and determination in holding her own, she is also ridiculously frustrating when it comes to Hunter and dealing with her feelings. She continues to keep him at arms length until everything starts to get a little bit crazy and she finally admits to herself how much she cares for him. Generally we have the guy shirking away from commitment and encouraging a "friends with benefits" situation, but here we have a bit of a role reversal. Crazy girl. If I had a hot surfer wanting more from me, I'd be shouting it from the rooftops!

My heart is hammering inside my chest, and my dick is aching. I want to do nothing more than take Gabby, lay her across the pool table, and fuck the meanness out of her. I want to sink myself in her warmth, make her body mine, and when it's done, have her look at me with something other than disdain.

There are a bunch of other characters and issues that play a role in this story as well and it is one of the things I love about Sawyer's books. While you have the main plot you also have the side characters and some of their conflicts making minor appearances; adding some depth while also setting up part of the premise for future books in the series. I especially liked getting a glimpse at Hunter's twin brother Brody. The brother he left surfing to come home for. Brooding Brody as I affectionately like to call him. He clearly has a wealth of issues to deal with including the fact that his brother retired for him. When Hunter is presented with a chance to return to pro-surfing comes, can he possibly leave everyone her cares about behind once again?

I could not wait to dive into this new Last Call series by Sawyer Bennett; anxious to learn more about sexy, laid back surfer turned bar owner Hunter. The oh so very delicious Hunter. It make me sad that I grew up in cold ass New York where the hot bodied surfer boys were pretty sparse! On the Rocks is fun and sexy with just the right amount of angst. Once I started it, I didn't stop until I was done and I'm already itching for the next book. And from the little taste of Brody that we got here, I already know its going to be a good one.

Marianna's Rating:

**I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Title: On The Rocks
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Series: Last Call #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20343102-on-the-rocks
Book Blurb:
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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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.
Website: www.sawyerbennett.com
Twitter: @bennettbooks
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bennettbooks

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1 comment:

  1. "If I had a hot surfer wanting more from me, I'd be shouting it from the rooftops!" Wouldn't we all? :D Thank you for your thoughts about ON THE ROCKS.


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