{Review} Sugar On The Edge by Sawyer Bennett

Title: Sugar On The Edge
Series: Last Call #3
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Published: 28th July
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: eARC provided by author for fair & honest review
Rating: 4/5

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*

A is collision of raw FILTH and SWEET romance! 

The story:
Best selling author, Gavin, has moved to the US from England to finish writing his next book. After a traumatic incident leaves him emotional scared he uses his writing and alcohol to numb the pain. That is until Savannah walks into his life. She's a breath of fresh air and makes him feel like he can breathe again after drowning in his past for so long. 

Savannah & Gavin couldn't be more different. Sav is softly spoken, artistic and has a hidden inner strength she rarely shows. Gavin on the other hand, is raw and gritty and oh so wickedly dirty. But when he hires her to clean his new house, their worlds collide in hot and sexy fireball!

But despite knowing that he's attracted to Savannah he's not sure he's good enough for her. Can Gavin overcome he's past and open himself up to a future with Savannah, or will his demons rip them apart forever?

The characters:
Gavin Cooke is a dark and tormented man and is all kinds of filthy.

“Are you ready for my brand of filth?” - Gavin 

He's lost in a pit of emotional turmoil and is struggling to deal with it all. But spending time with Savannah brings him back to life and we get to see him grow from angry and frustrated, into a sexy and kind man. He still makes plenty of mistake and sometimes I felt like shaking some sense into him, but he won me over in the end.

At first glance Savannah is a quiet, unassuming girl. Gavin describes her as the 'anti-heroine' when her first meets her, because he sees her as a bit of a push over and not strong enough to make her own story. But Savannah is anything but weak. She's made it through difficult times in her past, but she's toughed it out and is making a life for herself. I loved seeing her prove Gavin wrong and show him how much of a strong heroine she could be.

The romance:
The romance between Savannah is sort of backwards and messy, but just seems to work perfectly for these characters. They are so completely opposite to each other and challenge one another in every aspect of their lives.

But let me just say… my brand of filth compliments Savannah’s sweet very well. It’s a match made in heaven, I’m thinking.” - Gavin

The love scenes between these two were seriously HOT! There is also some light bondage etc, but not a lot. I would still classify this as a romance not erotica.

The writing:
Sawyer's romance novels are fabulous! The is always the perfect balance of sexiness, warmth and humour. The witty banter was excellent and strengthened the believability of the quick paced romance. I loved their nicknames for each other, Filth and Sweet <3 They never changed who they are, but instead they fit together like to puzzle pieces.

Sugar On The Edge is collision of raw FILTH and SWEET romance! If you love opposites attract romances, don't miss this one!

Sexuality: medium-strong / several descriptive sex scenes, some minor bondage
Violence: mild
Language: strong / frequent f words etc
Drugs & alcohol: medium-strong / main character drank heavily in the past


Have you read any of Sawyer's books?

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