Monday, March 3, 2014

On the Rocks Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway

On the Rocks (Last Call #1)
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.

Author Bio:
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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First line:
Oh my God!
He's kissing me and it's the best feeling ever. I don't want to forget a single detail, so I commit everything to my memory.
review copy from author
3 surfboards out of 5
Gabby has been in love with her best friend's brother since forever. So when she kisses him, she's elated. But, he is disgusted by the idea, claiming that he sees her as a little sister. Then he leaves to tour the world at surfing competitions for 5 years. When they do see each other, all they do is fight.

I enjoyed seeing Gabby and Hunter fight. It was entertaining. And for the most part, I loved their relationship. Gabby hesitancies at the beginning were valid. And when they did get together, their relationship was fairly strong. I did get slightly annoyed toward the end though. Gabby became one of those girls. Those girls who think they know what is best for their boyfriend and so break up with them to spare their boyfriend pain. But in the end, the reason was to spare them pain that might not even happen.

This is my first book of Sawyer's that I've read. I want to read more. I've heard nothing but good things about her books. Can't wait to get my hands on her other books. I especially can't wait for the sequel! I want Brody and Alyssa's (at least, I assume it's Alyssa's story) story now! I also want to know how Brody killed someone. It was never made clear what happened, only that he killed someone and spent five years in prison. Can I have Make It Double now, please??

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your thoughts of ON THE ROCKS. I'm glad you enjoyed it.