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 can be read as a stand-alone*
Welcome back to the Last Call Series by Sawyer Bennett. Sugar on the Edge is book #3 and ladies…let me just say, have something cool to drink and a new pair of panties ready to go! Gavin is a filthy boy and Savannah is just the sweet that he needs!
“My brand of fucking is dark and rough, something a sweet girl like her would never understand.”
Gavin has just moved to the North Carolina shore town from England (accent…yes please!) and he has been introduced to Savannah. She is a quiet woman just trying to make ends meet by cleaning houses and working as a photography assistant.
“She’s the antithesis of everything that I would find attractive in a woman because while I like my conquests to keep their lips sealed for the most part because conversation is usually at turn off to me, I don’t like the work involved with someone that seems of unsure of their self.”
Gavin is a broody broody man….he is brash and rude and clearly haunted. This doesn’t mean that he isn’t sexy though, the mouth on this man makes me tingly in all the right places. Lucky girl Savannah gets a real life glimpse of his sexiness.
“I’m sadly disappointed I didn’t get a better look at the rest of him, and my cheeks burn with the realization that I am undeniably, one-hundred percent, completely attracted to this strange and frustrating man.”
As these two begin to work close to one another and get to know each other Savannah really comes out of her shell. The heat and the chemistry between them is undeniable.
“I felt it to the absolute center of my soul. The moment that he just completely possessed me, when his body grabbed ahold of mine and laid claim to it. When he just ruined me for anything else.”
“I really decided that I didn’t give a flying fuck if I was going crazy. In the short time I’d known her, I had become addicted to her brand of sweet.”
Gavin finally began to relax, he was a funny, filthy, and possessive alpha male that shows his soft side when it comes to his “Sweet”.
“For the first time, in a long time, I yearn to walk away from the bitterness and pain of myu past lige, and move into something that was good, sweet, and without tarnish. I crave the light that Savannah shines on me.”
Savannah has a hard time grasping that someone like him can be with someone like her, her self esteem is so low sometimes that it made me sad.
“You’re larger than life, and I feel dwarfed. You’re dark and mysterious. Sexy and charismatic. Your touch leaves me breathless, and your words hypnotize me. I feel both lost and found with you, yet many times, I feel in between those two places, which is way worse than just being lost.”
I loved watching both of them evolve and make discoveries about themselves. The hard and the soft, the filthy and sweet, everything was such a great balance between the two of them…but will it be enough, can Gavin and Savannah really expect each other to change that much?? Pick this one up and enjoy the ride!!
About Sawyer Bennett
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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