Monday, August 18, 2014

Blog Tour Giveaway and Christie's review: Sugar on the Edge by Sawyer Bennett


Title: Sugar on the Edge
Series: Last Call #3
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Release Date: July 28, 2014
Rating:3.5 stars
Cliffhanger: No

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 is a book about the Beauty and the Beast. The good girl and the bad boy. The anti-heroine and the anti-hero. At first glance, these two main characters don't seem like the ideal couple. He's brutally blunt, rude, and even calls himself an asshole. She's introverted, quiet, and doesn't appear to have much of a backbone. So that would pretty much make the worst couple in history, right? It's a good thing they have more to them than what you first see. I can't say I totally loved these two characters, but they did grow on me some and there were some good moments there. There were a few things that bothered me however, and that really brought down my rating.

Gavin is a famous British author trying to escape his excessive lifestyle by working on his next manuscript in the States. He's extremely rude, and has a hard edge to him that keeps people at a distance. Ever since he lost his son, his grief has completely changed him into a man that is inconsolable. There's a darkness to him that he tries to ease with alcohol, impersonal sex, and keeping his feelings subdued. I did sympathize with him to an extent, but his behavior and rude ways made it very hard to like him.

Savannah is a sweet girl just trying to make ends meet after she lost her photography job. When the opportunity arises for her to clean Gavin's house a few times a week and make good money she can't pass it up despite her feeling that her new boss is going to be very hard to deal with. Gavin is feeling attracted to her despite the fact that she's the complete opposite of what he normally gravitates to. She's too sweet and timid but there's something about her that makes him soften up. (Just a little bit) And he's not too happy about that.

I normally steer clear of any type of situation that takes me out of my comfort zone, and she definitely makes me uncomfortable.

Although Gavin judges Savannah as the "anti-heroine" type, the more he learns about her, the more he finds that his preconceptions aren't quite adding up. She's stronger than she looks and the more he pushes her, the more she stands up to him and proves that she has a hidden strength. And that's a whole lot of sexy to him.

Sawyer Bennet knows how to write some steamy bedroom scenes and this was no exception. Gavin's "brand" of filthy that almost allowed me to overlook some of my issues with him. It was that good!

"I'm going to possess you, Sweet. I'm going to take my time doing it. I'm not going to let you up out of this bed until I've had my fill of you, and honestly...I'm not sure how long that will take."

He knew how to bring out her confidence and she started to blossom. Pretty soon, he was hiring her as his assistant and she was practically living with him. He was finding it more difficult by the day spending time apart from her. But what would happen when he was finished with his manuscript? He had planned to go back to England, but the thought of leaving her seems impossible now. And she's just as ensnared by him.

What I didn't like:

It took me a while to warm up to Gavin. He was so flipping rude!

Once I did start liking him some, he did something to really reconsider that towards the end. (view spoiler)

I feelings felt rushed to me because of his intense issues. I think it would have worked better if they had more time to develop.

What I liked:

The steam was plentiful and pleasurable.

The story was fast paced and though I wasn't crazy about the hero for a lot of the book, I couldn't stop reading.

The appearance of characters from books 1-2

Overall, while I didn't love this book, I enjoy Sawyer Bennett's writing style. It's a fast and smooth read despite my issues. This couple still had their sweet moments, though I wish there would have been a few more.


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