On the Rocks
Book 1, Last Call Series
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Hunter Markham left home to travel the world for fame and glory, finding it as a top ranked professional surfer. Now he’s returned home to the sand and salty breeze of the North Carolina Outer Banks so he can open The Last Call, a beach bar nestled among the dunes of the Atlantic.
Five years ago, Gabby Ward drunkenly threw herself at her best friend’s brother, only to have her young heart crushed. Hunter is back but Gabby is 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 her an offer she simply can’t refuse. Working together day in and day out proves problematic for two reasons—Gabby realizes her feelings for Hunter are still very much alive, while Hunter struggles to break through to Gabby’s cold heart. What starts out as a mutual business arrangement soon turns into a passion that neither can deny.
But when the pro surfing tour comes knocking and Hunter has a chance to reclaim his former glory, hard choices lie ahead for both of them.
Choices that could destroy what they have built or take them further than they could ever dare to hope in their second chance at romance.
Review: Last Call #1: On The Rocks
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
On the Rocks by Sawyer Bennett is the first book in her Last Call series. It is a fast-paced, witty romance with a wonderfully snarky female lead and a perfectly alpha-yet-caring male lead.
Gabby has pushed her life-long crush for Hunter way deep down after his crushing rejection five years ago, but now, the survival of her deceased father's construction company she now runs is relying on Hunters acceptance of her bid on the renovation of his new bar, Last Call.
Hunter knows he hurt Gabby five years ago when he crushed her on her graduation night. He just never expected to want to kiss her back so badly or the depth of emotion she brought forth. She was his little sisters best friend and practically his sister, except, you don't feel this way about a sister. Now she's spent the past five years hating him and they've done nothing but argue. He wants her but cannot get past her anger at him.
When he accepts her bid all bets are off. He is determined to break down her walls and she won't let them down, scared he's going to return to the pro-surfing circuit and leave her alone and broken-hearted again. This time, it would kill her.
Awesome book - can't wait to hear Brody's story. The characters are well-developed, and you will find yourself wanting to drive to the Outer Banks to find this bar and hang out with these people.
On The Rocks
I never leave a review on books I have read, however, I will definitely make an exception for this novel...it was ABSOLUTELY AN AMAZING STORY, CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT, AND BEYOND SEXY BORDERING EROTIC TALE that will leave you wanting more from Miss Bennett. Wow, wow, wow...get it, read it, love it. Thank you for a great story that was fun, realistic and so hot!
Very much enjoyed reading this book and will definitely be reading more of hers! Such great writing I never put it down till I was done with it. Bought the sequel immediately! Can't wait to read what happens to Brody!