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Review: Sugar on the Edge by Sawyer Bennett

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Sugar on the Edge (Last Call #3)
   by: Sawyer Bennett

Publication Date: July 28, 2014
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: Adult
Source: e-ARC received from AToMR Tours in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Page Count: 264 pages
Order Links: Amazon | B&N
My Rating: 4/5 stars

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?

I am seriously obsessed with this series! And by obsessed I mean it's to the point where I want to pack up and move to the Outer Banks and look for my own Hunter/Brody/Gavin! I wouldn't mind having my own tight knit group of girlfriends that I can call up and do girls nights with either! I love the connections and friendships these characters have made in addition to the relationships they have formed. I feel too often friendships and secondary characters are overlooked, when in actuality they can play a huge role in the main character's life and development!
I liked Gavin and Savannah's story as a whole. I do feel the big twist towards the end was a bit predictable considering the history of another character in the story. I didn't let that slight fact deter me from the overall romance and storyline however. I liked seeing the pair get to know one another for real, once they got past their misconceptions about each other.
Gavin was a bit hard to swallow at first. He's a bit of a cocky asshole that drinks way too much and is a bit crude. However, Gavin has a past that enshrouds him in darkness and despair. He has made the move from London to the Outer Banks to get back on track with his writing and hopefully become more than a shell of a man. After a tragic accident, Gavin has resorted to women and alcohol to numb the all-consuming pain he feels. It is through his need for privacy that he ends up meeting sweet, somewhat shy Savannah.
He basically pegs her for a submissive woman who doesn't have the backbone to stand up for what she wants. He couldn't have been more wrong. Savannah is not into confrontation, true. She lets her scum boss of a photographer walk all over her and treat her inappropriately. However, Savannah is extremely prideful and doesn't want to feel like a charity case. She is struggling financially, but she works hard to make ends meet. She accepts the job to clean Gavin's house and just wants to do what she has to. She never expected to fall for this angry, bitter man who is constantly challenging and testing her. She surprises him and isn't as anti-heroine as he originally thought. He is fascinated by her and finds himself craving time with her.
I was so happy we got to revisit with some of our old favorites- especially Brody. I really love how protective he is of Savannah. For a guy who doesn't let many people in, their friendship was surprising and just worked. She has confided in him as well, as Savannah had to learn at a young age to stand up for herself and stay firm in her beliefs.
Being a big fan of Sawyer's, I definitely enjoyed Gavin and Savannah, their chemistry, and their raw need to be with one another. Getting past the darkness and pain of Gavin's past is no easy task for either of them and sometimes it takes a bit of perseverance to put the pieces back together... and keep them that way.

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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  1. I grabbed book one in this series the other day while it was free so hopefully I can get started on this series soon. it sounds so good and I know I will enjoy it since you do. Awesome review my love!

    1. YAY! I hope you read them soon too! This is one of my favorites!

  2. Thank you for reviewing. So glad you are obsessed with the series! :)

    1. Thank you! :) Sawyer just knows how to write 'em!

  3. Great review girl! I freaking adore this series too and while this wasn't my favorite of the 3, I still really enjoyed it and I agree that the characters (all of them) really make this series amazing!


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