Series: Last Call #3
Published by Self-Published on July 28th 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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?
This past week I’ve been totally consumed with Sawyer Bennett’s entire Last Call Series. As of last night, I am finally all caught up with all the drama that takes place in the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina and after reading them back to back I can say that I can wait to read more about these amazing set of friends.
In Sugar On The Edge our attention is brought to Savannah Shepherd. If you remember correctly she is the very shy and timid roommate of first Gabby (from book 1) and now Casey. She is a professional photographer but is forced to take odd jobs since photography jobs are sporadic. One of her many jobs is cleaning homes and this is how she first meets bestselling British author, Gavin Cooke.
Needing a change from destructive lifestyle in England he was encouraged to temporary move to North Carolina by his agent. At first glance Gavin is a total ass basically to everyone. He was such a miserable excuse of a man and at first I thought my opinion of him would never change but when I found out what happened in his past – I understood where he was coming from.
At first he judges Savannah harshly and does not hold back verbalizing his opinion about her. Needing the job Savannah takes everything he says without hesitation. As the weeks pass he begins witnessing that fire within her – he starts feeling something unexpected.
Their romance blossoms fast and furiously and to me I thought it couldn’t be anything more than a physical connection but again I was mistaken. As they spend more time together both changed right before my eyes. Being in the presence of Savannah’s light Gavin becomes more open emotionally and this is where their relationships takes a turn for the better. Just when you think they were home free an otherwise joyful incident brings back Gavin’s darkness.
” I wish I were a poet because then…and only then, would I have the words that would be salient enough to describe the way you feel to me.”
What I enjoyed most about it were the characters. I loved how all of the other characters from the previous books are all mentioned (particularly Brody) but it was Savannah that caught my attention. At first she was so timid but as the story went on, her character gradually developed into so much more and I appreciated how Gavin came to eventually notice the gem that she really was.
Gavin’s character was also interesting. He was so annoyingly arrogant and rude and seemed to have this dark cloud surrounding him but when Savannah broke through those walls and help carry the burden of his past that was their turning point. I appreciated how nurturing he was. I thought it was endearing how he made sure that Savannah had everything that she needed to become just as successful as he was.
I thought they fit perfectly. No matter what he thought of her at first it was terrific to see how she eventually became his muse. Savannah was literally a bright light for him to overcome his troubles. “They” were exactly what he needed to move on from his horrible past.
I enjoyed the third installment of this series and although there was a certain predictability about it that didn’t hinder me from liking it as a whole.