Thursday, February 27, 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway : On the Rocks (Last Call, #1) by Sawyer Bennett



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On The Rocks
Last Call, #1
by Sawyer Bennett

Released: 
February 17th, 2014 

Publisher: 
Big Dog Books, LLC 

Purchase At:
Amazon Barnes and Noble

Source:
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eArc received for review

Synopsis:


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.



Welcome to our Blog Tour Stop for 
On the Rocks by Sawyer Bennett.
You can follow the rest of the tour HERE


My Review:

The first installment of the Last Call Series by Sawyer Bennett was AWESOME!!! Get ready for drama, humour, romance and steamy scenes. On the Rocks is the perfect reading escape!

Gabby Ward has been in love with her best friends brother since childhood. Hunter is the man of her dreams and she wants nothing more than for him to notice her. She takes matters into her own hands when on the night of her graduation she kisses him. Their kiss is perfect until Hunter pushes her away and tells her it was a mistake. That night will forever be remembered as the night that the man of her dreams broke her heart. Five years have passed and Hunter is back in town. He left the surfing world behind to be close to his family. Last Call is his life now and he has big plans for it. What he never expected was to have Gabby so involved in his plans. When her dad passed away, Gabby left college and took over his business. She is proud of what she has accomplished. When Hunter hires her for a project, sparks fly between them. Gabby is still hurt of how Hunter reacted after they shared that kiss five years ago. She knows that working with him will be a challenge, but she is determined to finish this project without falling into his arms. But, Hunter has other plans. As the days go by they fall for each other, but when an opportunity to go back to professional surfing presents itself, Hunter will have to make an important decision that could mean trouble in paradise.

Oh, my squeeeee!!! I really liked this book! This was my first time reading a book by Sawyer Bennett. I have heard amazing things about her OFF Series and I was really looking forward to reading one of her books. I'm really happy that I got a chance to review On the Rocks. My book besties were right!!! Her writing style is so much fun and captivating! The banter between the characters was awesome and all the characters form an interesting group that I loved to follow. 

Gabby and Hunter are crazy sexy together!!! I was happy to see their friendship grow into a great love story. They complete each other perfectly and were such an awesome couple to discover! I really connected with both of them right from the start and the more I read their story the more I fell in love with them.  Get your fan ready because these two lovebirds are SCORCHING HOT together! I lost count of how many times Hunter made me swoon! Holy Cannoli!!! This man is SEXY!!!! Like I said before I connected with them both, but I did have a virtual confrontation with my girl Gabby. Towards the end of the book she did something that really got me mad! I was literally screaming at her!!! What she did to Hunter is sooooo not Ok in my books! Hunter did not deserve that little moment of craziness from her! This book has dual POV's, which in my opinion is a gift that the author gives us. We get a bit of both worlds and it makes us connect even more with the main characters. What I really liked is that both characters were strong and confident. The storyline was predictable, but I did not mind since the friends to lovers stories are my favorite! I could read one every.single.day. 

What I did not expect is to be completely obsessed with Mr. Brody Markham! OMG!!!!! My heart was palpitating every single time he was in a scene. He's so captivating!!! I can't wait to read his story. I'm absolutely positive that it's going to be awesome. I can't remember the last time a character, who is not the main character of a book, captivated me in such a way. You know what they say about the quiet ones, eh? Oh, yes! Bring it!!! I'm ready for Mr. Brody Markham! ;)

My Ratings:

I give, On the Rocks, by Sawyer Bennett 4 steamy, romantic, entertaining, fantastic, friends-to-lovers stars! If you are of fan of NA Contemporary Romance, this is a great book to add to your TBR list.




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.





***Giveaway***

(1) $50.00 Amazon Gift Card 

(1) Off Series Boxed Set 
(Off Sides, Off Limits, Off The Record, Off Course, Off Chance)

(3) Signed books by Sawyer Bennett (winner's choice of any book in print)

(1) Epic Love Boxed Set – releasing 3/10/14 with following novels:  

-Off Chance by USA Today Bestselling Author Sawyer Bennett
-Trophy Husband by NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author Lauren Blakely

-Finding the Right Girl by NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author Violet Duke
-Indulgent Pleasures by USA Today Bestselling Author Karen Erickson
-Keeping You by iBooks and International Bestselling Author Jessie Evans
-With Every Heartbeat by USA Today Bestselling Author Melody Grace
-Unravel Me by NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author Kendall Ryan
-Text Appeal by NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author Lexi Ryan


10 comments:

  1. Hehehe!! This sounds like a fun read! So glad you enjoyed it Mikki. I have read a few of the books in the Off series, so I'm looking forward to this one! Awesome review!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Naomie! ;)

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  2. This is your first SBennett book?! Yay! You picked a good one to start with (though I adore them all). I adored OtR, too, and yes, I am dying for Brody's book!
    Great review, Mikki!

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    1. Yes! *Hides behind desk*

      So many books, so little time ... lol!!!!

      Yay for Brody!!!!

      Thanks for stopping by Andrea! ;)

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  3. On the Rocks sounds awesome! I love tropes where the couple has had a romantic involvement in the past, and have to get over their problems, try to hate each other, but end up not being able to resist :)

    Great review, Mikki.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviws

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    1. Thank you, Lexxie!

      I had a blast reading On the Rocks ;)

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  4. BRODY!!!!!! AHHHH! From the first moment we met him I wanted him to get his own book! I can't flippin' wait!!! I loved Gabby and Hunter, but Brody? Stole. My. Heart. Great review Mikki! So glad you enjoyed this one!!!

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    1. Me too! Me too!

      #TeamBrody

      Yay!!!!

      Thanks for stopping by Jessica! ;)

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  5. "This was my first time reading a book by Sawyer Bennett." Really? Go grab the Off books!! :) I'm glad you enjoyed On the Rocks. :)

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  6. Yes, really! LOL!!! I have the first 3 in the series. I need to start reading it ASAP ;)

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