"Brody's body continues to quiver as he holds me tight . . .It is simply the most beautiful experience of my life, and I just kissed my soul goodbye for good."
*I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.*
I was looking forward to Brody's story; from book one I could tell that behind his dark, brooding exterior there was more to Brody and his story. Brody is finding it hard to adjust to life on the outside as he has just been released from prison. His family are desperate for the old Brody to return but in order for that to happen Brody has issues and confessions from his past to expel first.
One person on Brody's radar is Alyssa Myers, Brody is quick to judge her as just another trust fund brat but once he sees the determined, hard worker that Alyssa is, Brody might just realise how perfect she is for him all along. Alyssa offers Brody happiness he could only dream of and she shows him it is exactly what he deserves.
I loved Brody in this story! Just like I knew I would. He came off as harsh and antisocial but it was his way of protecting himself. I liked Alyssa immediately and the animal shelter was incorporated well into the story, it suited both Brody and Alyssa perfectly.
I am a fan of Sawyer's writing and always have been, I find it so easy to pick up one of her books. The story flowed well and I didn't feel parts were rushed nor was Brody and Alyssa's relationship. I enjoyed the dual point of view and found Brody and Alyssa to be two very endearing characters that I was rooting for from the start. Brody was an unsung hero, he made a split decision for love and it changed his course with devastating consequences. However, he showed strength and resilience as he fought hard to put the past behind him and carve out a new future.
Brody and Alyssa had great chemistry and plenty of hot moments, but it was well balanced with just as many tender moments as Brody opened up to Alyssa and trusted her with the story of his past. Hunter and Gabby made an appearance from book one but this story can be read as a standalone quite easily. I stayed up to the wee hours of the morning to finish this one, it just had a great vibe to it and I couldn't put it down.
The epilogue was truly sweet and left me with a big smile on my face. I do look forward to the series continuing. I'm thinking Brody and Hunter's sister, Casey's story may be next? If so, I look forward to getting to know her character better.
Make It A Double was a fun and easy read. It had likeable characters and a good storyline. Definitely one to check out today!
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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