“Her face is earnest, her intentions pure. She’s saddened by my darkness and wants to pull me out of it. Oh, Sweet. . . not going to happen.”
*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.*
As the Last Call series progresses, I find myself loving each character and loving the community in which they live. Little was known about Savannah before her book and Gavin was the reclusive newcomer in town. That made their story even more intriguing.
Savannah is working too many jobs for her to count just in order to make ends meet. Her newest house-cleaning gig introduces her to the mysterious lothario, Gavin Cooke. Savannah thinks Gavin is no more than one nightstands and whiskey, that is until she discovers the real man behind the mask of pain and she can’t stop herself from wanting to take that pain away.
Gavin moved to North Carolina to get his wild lifestyle under control. Running from a painful past, Gavin decided drinking his life away was the answer. That was until his agent stepped in and sent the award-winning writer away to sort himself out and to complete his book. Gavin never thought, quiet and unassuming Savannah would be his inspiration in more ways than one.
I liked Savannah and Gavin characters. Gavin was different with being a closed off, writer. Not your usual book boyfriend occupation, he had suffered a tragedy and he had clearly not dealt with it, Savannah was helping him make progress in this until something happened that sent Gavin hurtling straight back into the darkness, as he couldn’t handle the pain again.
At first Savannah seemed like a meek character but she gained in confidence throughout the story and it was really pleasant to read. It was also great to see the other characters pop up, this book can be read completely as a standalone but if you have previously fell in love with Hunter and Brody then it’s just an added bonus.
I really do love Sawyer Bennett’s books. I always know I’m going to be entertained with interesting characters and an engrossing story. Of course, there is plenty of sexy time sprinkled with a healthy dose of sweet romance too.
“Is your heart getting hopelessly lost to me as well, love?”
She turns her head slowly to me, and although I can’t see her eyes behind the dark frames, by the set of her chin and the way she squeezes my fingers, I know she’s serious when she says, “So lost that I don’t know if I’d even be able to find where it went.”
“I’ll tell you where it is. It will be residing right next to mine. I’ll give you access to it any time you want, but I think I’ll keep it buried with my own, just for safe keeping.”
I felt for Gavin and his situation, and the tears were trickling as well. I did have a little niggle towards the end and that was with his treatment of Savannah. I can empathise with his cause, I truly can and I know his head wasn’t in the correct frame of mind but the length of time he took to come round was unexplainable. It also got to me that Savannah welcomed him back so easily. Of course, he was the love of her life but still, I felt she deserved better from him. I am fully aware these characters are in fact fictional, but sometimes I get attached ;-)
With that being said, I really did enjoy Savannah and Gavin’s story. It was one of underlying sadness but it was filled with lots of love and overall, hope.
Sugar On The Edge was just that, a dark brooding love story with Savannah’s brightness to sweeten it up. I am really enjoying this series and can’t wait for the next!
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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