"What is it," you ask? Well, I seem to have a thing for heroes with an asshole streak. I don't know why, I just love them!
Gavin is a popular, British writer who has come to the Outer Banks to try and dig himself out from the bottom of a bottle and finish writing his next book. The former is is proving to be very difficult. He spends a few hours a day writing and the rest of his time in a Scotch induced oblivion. In between, he is a giant douche to anyone he comes in contact with. Especially his new housekeeper, Savannah.
Savannah is barely able to stand up during the day. The 3 jobs she has to leave little time for sleep or food, but she refuses help from anyone. Her new boss might be a ginormous jerk, but he pays well and is easy on the eyes. Gavin is determined to prove that she is the timid girl he thinks she is, so he is not expecting the fire that ignites within her when he pushes.
So yes, Gavin is the king of jerks when this story starts off and it is clear that there is a lot of pain that is causing his behavior. I suppose that's why I liked him so much. The hot broken man who needs the right girl to help him put the pieces back together. The dirty mouth certainly helps too. And that British accent? Uh yeah, SMOKIN HOT. From the get go Gavin has zero filter on his mouth and it is both amusing and arousing.
If you've followed me for a little while now I'm sure it is a huge shock to see me say that I loved this Sawyer Bennett book. And for those of you that are new to these parts, that was sarcasm. I seriously have read and loved everything that this amazing woman has written. Gavin is now tied with Brody as my #1 Last Call man. He is one of her darker heroes and watching him slowly open his eyes and let Savannah in was lovely. And with that mouth that I can't seem to stop talking about, you just know the sex is going to be hot and dirty and really just perfect. It takes him a little while to get his act together but I enjoyed every second of that journey.
Savannah was a sweet and fun heroine with a huge stubborn streak that made me want to smack her a few times. Her sweetness was the perfect anecdote for Gavin's bitterness. And I swear every time he called her his pet name, I melted into puddle. Sugar on the Edge was another excellent read from Sawyer Bennett and always, I can't wait to read what she has up next. Love you lady!
|"Christ, you're tight. So wet, hot and tight, and I think I'm going to die."|
|"Less talk, Sweet. More fucking."|
**I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Title: Sugar on the Edge
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Series: Last Call #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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*
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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.
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