WITH A TWIST (Last Call #4) by Sawyer Bennett-a review
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date January 6, 2015
Wyatt Banks is ready to give one woman the world. Unfortunately, his job as a cop tends to interfere with other goals. When Wyatt is sent deep undercover to investigate a sex slave ring, he doesn’t have time to do anything but focus on staying alive in a dark and dangerous underworld.
Wyatt isn’t alone though in his quest to save the women that are being sold into sexual slavery.
His partner, FBI Agent Andrea Somerville, is immersed just as deeply as he is, and she’s the bait to lure the sex slavers out into the open, as she poses as an erotic dancer in an attempt to snare the enemy. But danger runs as high as the sparks between them, and now Wyatt is caught between the job he loves and the woman he wants.
REVIEW: 4.5 stars–WITH A TWIST is the fourth installment in Sawyer Bennett’s adult, contemporary Last Call erotic romance series focusing on a tight knit group of family and friends in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. This is undercover police officer Wyatt Banks and FBI Agent Andrea Somerville’s storyline. When both are assigned to work the same sex slave case, it takes everything in Wyatt not to step out of his comfort zone and protect the woman with whom he will fall in love. The storyline advances the series several months and can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty.
Told from alternating first person points of view (Wyatt and Andrea) the focus of the storyline is two fold: First, the undercover sting operation at The Platinum Club in Raleigh, North Carolina where a number of dancers and prostitutes have gone missing and presumed to have been abducted for a human trafficking ring; Secondly, the building relationship between Wyatt and Andrea-two agents whose lives will become forever intertwined when they are forced into a relationship not of their choosing. When Andrea is tagged as the next dancer to be sold into slavery, Wyatt knows it is time to step up the game and bring the operation to a close.
The relationship between Andrea and Wyatt begins acrimoniously. Wyatt isn’t sure if Andrea will be suited to the job and continues to push Andrea’s buttons at every opportunity. What ensues is Wyatt’s need to protect Andrea from the people in charge and his fall into the abyss when they must both cross a line of no return. The first half of the novel focuses on the undercover operation and the second half follows the building relationship of friendship and love. The sex scenes are erotic, emotional, breathtaking and provocative.
The secondary and supporting characters include all of the previous storyline couples as well as the people involved at The Platinum Club and in the undercover sting. We will be introduced to Wyatt’s extended family, his sisters and their loves.
The world building continues with the inclusion of the gang at Last Call- Hunter Markham’s restaurant and bar where friends and family settle at the end of the day to discuss life, love and the future. We get a glimpse at each of the previous storyline couples, their growing families and the possibility of new loves on the horizon. There are moments of action, suspense, romance and love in a storyline where the uglier side of life takes center stage in a world of desperate women and illicit sex.
Sawyer Bennett adds another intimate, captivating and intense storyline to her remarkable Last Call erotic, romance series. The first half of the book was full of intrigue, suspense and action while the second half focused on the chemistry and building love between Wyatt and Andrea. There were moments of concern and trepidation when Andrea looked to her future but the support of a man who was willing to give up everything for the woman he loves proved to be a stronger pull than she could have ever hoped.
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.
Make It A Double
Last Call #2
by Sawyer Bennett
Genre: contemporary, romance,erotic, new adult
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.
Sugar on the Edge
Last Call #3
by Sawyer Bennett
Genre: adult, contemporary, erotic romance
Release: July 28, 2014
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date July 28, 2014
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?