Make It A Double (Last Call #2) by Sawyer Bennett-a review
Make It A Double
Last Call #2
by Sawyer Bennett
Genre: contemporary, romance,erotic, new adult
Release Date: April 21, 2014
MAKE IT A DOUBLE (Last Call #2) by Sawyer Bennett
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date April 21 2014
Brody Markham has endured a nightmare, spending the last five years in prison and losing everything that was dear to him. Now he’s back home, trying to survive in a world he doesn’t recognize anymore. While his family and friends desperately try to reach through to him, he shelters himself further and further away from their love.
Alyssa Myers has worked her entire life to distance herself from the luxurious and privileged lifestyle in which she was raised. Running her non-profit agency, The Haven, she is content to spend her days helping abused animals find sanctuary, which fulfills her in a way that money just can’t buy.
Maybe it’s that she recognizes in Brody some of the same characteristics she sees in her homeless wards, but Alyssa is powerless to stop her personal quest to make Brody whole again.
While Brody struggles to surface from the darkness, Alyssa tries to protect her heart in case he’s not willing to accept the light that she offers him.
REVIEW: MAKE IT A DOUBLE is the second instalment in Sawyer Bennett’s contemporary, adult, erotic LAST CALL romance series focusing on a group of family and friends in and around Hatteras Island, North Carolina. This is Brody Markham and Alyssa Myers’s storyline. Brody is the twin brother of Hunter Markham whom we met in book one –On The Rocks. Following his release after five years in prison for vehicular manslaughter, Brody finds himself lost in a world of which he was once a part. Working as a bartender for his brother at Last Call, Brody is both equally repelled and attracted to his sister’s childhood friend Alyssa but Alyssa is now a woman who reminds him of everything that he has lost.
The focus of the storyline is the enemies to friends to lovers relationship of Brody and Alyssa. Needing a community service assignment Brody will volunteer his time at Alyssa’s ‘No Kill Animal Rescue Shelter’ placing him in the direct path of temptation.
There is a definite attraction between our couple but one that is tempered by Brody’s past; his five years in prison; and a secret that he hid behind bars. When Alyssa discovers the truth, she enters a heartbreaking journey where she will fall in love with the man who believes himself broken and destroyed.
MAKE IT A DOUBLE is a revealing look at what some people will do to protect those that they love. It is a storyline that will break your heart when two people are forced to face the reality of their pasts; crazy exes; and the truth about family and friends. It is a story about betrayal and loss; friendship and love; letting go and moving on.
The world building continues with the inclusion of most of the previous storyline characters who bring a familiarity to the reader. Their lives, their loves and their connections to one another are believable, seductive and dramatic. The family and friends from Last Call are intensely protective of the people that they love.
Sawyer Bennett pulls the reader into an intense and emotional storyline where passionate nights lead to intimate days. Make It A Double is a story about the love of a family for a son whose heart and soul were broken by a turn of events that never should have happened.
Copy supplied by the author.
Reviewed by Sandy
ON THE ROCKS (The Last Call #1) by Sawyer Bennett
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date February 17, 2014
He left to travel the world for fame and glory, but only after spurning Gabby Ward and crushing her young heart. Now Hunter Markham has come back home to the sand and salty breeze of the North Carolina Outer Banks so he can open up Last Call, a beach bar nestled among the dunes of the Atlantic.
Gabby Ward is not happy that Hunter has returned. Bitter over his rebuff years before, she’s 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 an offer to her that she simply can’t refuse, throwing them together in a common quest to each reach their goals. Working together day in and day out proves to be problematic for Gabby, who soon realizes that the feelings she had for him are still very much alive. Hunter struggles to reach through to Gabby’s cold heart, all while starting a new career away from his life as a top ranked, professional surfer.
What starts out as a mutual business arrangement soon turns into a passion that neither of them can continue to deny.
Hard choices lay ahead for both of them when Hunter is offered a once in a lifetime opportunity to return to the pro surfing tour.
Choices that could destroy what they have built or take them further than they ever had dared to hope.
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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