SUGAR ON THE EDGE
BY USA Today Best-selling Author Sawyer Bennett
Last Call, #3
Adult Contemporary Romance
Released July 28, 2014
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About Sugar on the Edge
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*
My Rating: 5 Stars
“… I felt it to the absolute center of my soul. The moment that he just completely possessed me, when his body grabbed a hold of mine and laid claim to it. When he just ruined me for anything else.
I felt it. He Felt it.
It was beautiful and scorching, and I’m terrified over what it all means.”
*Dramatic sigh* You know how it is readers: one day you wake up in the morning, straight from an especially naughty dream and look over at your kindle. Then it hits you; to your utter shock and horror realize your book boyfriend (or girlfriend!) just isn’t doing it for you anymore. So you decide to see other people. You date some other book dudes, but they’re boring, too sweet, way too dark, or not dark enough, or not funny, not romantic enough, just plain bad in bed, or they happen to be a yeti, or a demon, or a dinosaur. You almost give up on dating altogether, and consider giving up and spending the rest of your life reading non-fiction or high fantasy. Then BAM, in walks sexy Gavin Cooke with his british accent, wicked tongue, romantic words, dark past, bright future, and promise of mind-blowing, fantastic sex, and you know you’ve found the one; for now at least. The catch is you have to have a threesome with the totally lovely Savannah but let’s face it, that’s a bonus.
So that’s what Sugar on the Edge brings to the table. It’s that elusive combination of romance that’s satisfying but not too sweet, punctuated by just enough darkness. It has plenty of emotion, but not angsty, and is balanced with humor and light and deliciously naughty sex. Lots of fuck me on the table, on the floor, in the bed, tied up, anywhere and anytime sex. The chemistry between these two is scorching. Seriously, there were a couple of scenes before they even had sex that left me breathless.
I was completely enamored by Gavin and Savannah. He’s a writer, and she became his muse and as their relationship evolved so did Gavin’s current manuscript, and so did he. He went from dark and tortured to someone who wanted to live and to love, and Savannah helped him there. He showed her what it is to be desired, craved, and cared for, and helped her to realize her own quiet strength. I loved how as they came together, they became better versions of themselves. That’s a really good thing because they’re going to need to find the best in themselves to deal with a dramatic event. Reading their story was an absolute pleasure with moments where I laughed, cried, and a quite a few that left me squirming, wishing my man was home. The writing is lovely, natural, and engaging, and the cast of characters relatable and multi-dimensional.
Though this book is the third in the series and has appearances from other Last Call characters, it is completely a standalone. It’s the first in the series that I have read but I can assure you the others are going on my reading list.
“I’m overwhelmed with desire for her. Desire, not lust. Because they are two different things.“
*I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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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