Shaken, Not Stirred (Last Call Series #5)

Shaken, Not Stirred (Last Call Series #5)

by Sawyer Bennett

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Overview

Casey Markham is a man-eater in a rut. Swearing off relationships may keep her heart safe, but she's beginning to question if her casual flings will ever leave her satisfied. She's wondering if it's finally time to let go of the past and stop letting history control her future.

Bad boy biker, Tenn Jennings can't get Casey off his mind. A chance encounter with the beautiful blonde has left its mark, and now he's determined to prove her wrong about everything she thought she knew about men.

It's safe to say... Casey Markham has met her match.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151286657
Publisher: Big Dog Books, LLC
Publication date: 03/12/2015
Series: Last Call Series , #5
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 406
Sales rank: 8,420
File size: 572 KB

About the Author

Since the release of her debut contemporary romance novel, Off Sides, in January 2013, Sawyer Bennett has released multiple books, many of which have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists.

A reformed trial lawyer from North Carolina, Sawyer uses real life experience to create relatable, sexy stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From new adult to erotic contemporary romance, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone.

Sawyer likes her Bloody Marys strong, her martinis dirty, and her heroes a combination of the two. When not bringing fictional romance to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to a very active daughter, as well as full-time servant to her adorably naughty dogs. She believes in the good of others, and that a bad day can be cured with a great work-out, cake, or even better, both.

Sawyer also writes general and women’s fiction under the pen name S. Bennett and sweet romance under the name Juliette Poe.

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Shaken, Not Stirred 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
AmyBosica More than 1 year ago
I love, love, loved this book! Another amazing hit by Sawyer Bennett!! Shaken, Not Stirred follows the story of Casey and Tenn. Casey is not the relationship type girl. In fact, some may even call her a man-eater. This is all thanks to her first love screwing her over. Now, she seeks out a specific type of man, making them want her and then she just throws them away like yesterdays trash. However, she’s now finding herself in a rut. She’s starting to question if this is how she really wants to spend her life, especially once she meets Tenn…..At first glance, Tenn Jennings, is the exact opposite from what Casey usually goes for. He has this total bad boy biker thing going for him. One night is all it took for him. He sees so much more in Casey and is determined to prove her wrong about her opinions on men. The more time they spend together, the more Casey’s walls start to crumble. Has Casey finally met her match? Will she finally let a man get close to her heart or is she doomed to live a life of a man-eater?? I have to say that I was so excited that Casey was finally getting her own book. I have been so curious about her for the longest time now. She’s strong, independent, and isn’t afraid of going after what she wants in life. I was just dying to get to know her and what made her the way that she is. My heart broke for her when I found out exactly what happened to her and I wanted to shake the guy who broke her. I was so happy when Tenn came into the future. He is a total alpha male. Not only does he have the dirty talking down, but he was also a cowboy and biker….Do i need to say more?? But there is so much more to him than that. He’s a father to this amazing 14yr old girl and he’s also been burned by love. Only now, he found something in Casey that was worth fighting for. I absolutely loved watching their relationship develop and grow and had the biggest smile on my face when both their walls came down. Shaken, Not Stirred was a fantastic addition to The Last Call Series. It was well written and completely captivating. The characters are real and perfectly flawed. Sawyer Bennett does not disappoint. She deliverers a fantastic story with the perfect amount of angst, romance, and steam. Yes, this book delivers on the steam and has you swooning in all the right places. Let me just say, if you are a fan of Sawyer Bennett’s, you will not be disappointed. I know I wasn’t. *I was provided an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
Anonymous 9 months ago
great+book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have to say all the books were very very good but this story was the best . Very well written and I cried on the end . Please read all of them I loved all the characters I wish I had a close group like these characters .
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JoannaDursi More than 1 year ago
Ms. Bennett has saved the best for last. While I’m sad to say goodbye to the Last Call crew, Casey and Tenn’s story was the perfect way to do it. After getting her young heart broken, Casey has been the queen of the one-night stands. That is until she meets her match in Tenn. I loved seeing Tenn with his daughter and adored the fact that he wanted to seek full custody from his ex-wife. To give this series the proper send-off, the epilogue was from both POV’s and we were given quick updates on all the couples.
pegasus-one More than 1 year ago
i love this series!!!!!!!!
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onlyminordetails More than 1 year ago
My Thoughts: I've read only one of the other books in the Last Call series (Sugar on the Edge). It was my first Sawyer Bennett book, and it most definitely wasn't the last. Every single one I pick up is impossible to put down. The characters always leap off the page and pull you in with so many emotions. Shaken, Not Stirred definitely fit all the above. Casey is a girl who doesn't want to get emotionally invested in a relationship, so she always keeps men at arm's length. It's not only to protect her, but them, too. When she meets Tenn, he wants to make her change her views about love and relationships. It doesn't take long until Tenn gets under her skin, or for the two of them to be in so deep that it would be hard to go back to before. It's not easy to let your guard down when you've been trying to keep your heart from getting broken again, but this might be the time for Casey to open up to the chance of it. Is she willing to take that risk? Shaken, Not Stirred was an intensely beautiful story. Casey's struggles took some time, but when she lets Tenn in, it becomes the most lovely promise of something real. There was depth--to both Casey and Tenn, not to mention their lives outside of each other. I love seeing a couple work through all those things and still stay solid. Definitely a recommended read! My Rating: Very Good
sugarpine721 More than 1 year ago
Love this series! This book just is a feel good read!!! How could you not fall for Tenn and his HEA?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
## I've been looking forward to Casey's story for a while now so it was with much anticipation that I picked up this book. Some of it was fantastic and some of it was disappointing. Don't get me wrong, it's good and I will read it again but some things frustrated me. I liked the way it started and the way Tenn wanted Casey to give him a chance. But as soon as she decided to try with him, I felt Ms. Bennett went too far with her personality change. She went from strong, independent and confindent to an unsure, vulnerable doormat. Yes, I get it. She's changing herself for her man. But I think it was too hard to imagine her so needy after the way she was portrayed in the previous books. Independent women can still be kind and loving. One isn't exclusive to the other. Anyway, after Tenn is called away, everything happened at warp speed. Too much, too quick. And was it really necessary for Wolff to get a blo*job in the final wedding scene?
NOLAreaderMH More than 1 year ago
Although I wasn't too sure about Casey redeeming herself...her angst seems a bit over the top for high school...she manages to develop into a character I enjoyed reading about. Tenn was just what she needed and perfect for her.
Lauren2LC More than 1 year ago
I feel like I've been waiting forever for Casey's book to finally come out and I couldn't wait to see how it was all going to play out. I really did like so much of this book but there was one detail that drove me batty so it gave me mixed emotions at times that changed my experience with this book. For the last 4 books we have watched Casey chew up and spit out men like it's going out of business. She's also a champion for love for everyone else but herself. We have known that there's a reason for her brokenness. But when we finally find her reason, I have to admit I was left flat and wondering ' was that it?' Her reason felt anti-climatic which left me not completely gelling with her heartache and brokenness. Casey's fearful of a real man because he will hit too close to home. It's much easier to keep her men at arms length to protect her heart. One day on the side of the rode she meets up with Tenn Jennings, who's everything that she fears, plus super sexy as hell in that bad boy biker way. Tenn sees Casey and instantly wants her. After convincing Casey to give him a chance he's surprised about the immediate cold shoulder after. Casey yearns for Tenn but is terrified. As we find out Casey's reasoning I wanted to bang my head on the wall. This pivotal point was all because of something that happened when she was 18 and took it too heart. The sad thing was if she actually ever told any of her friends that issue would have been quickly put to bed. But NO she holds it in for 8 years and it transforms her to the man eating woman she is today. I know in real life there are moments that minimal but that have huge effects in real life but when reading it through fiction I felt like I needed WAY more from this part of the story. Instead of feeling sorry for her or understanding why I ended being more of the 'come on really that's it? Just get over it' mentality instead. "And you are dangerous, Tenn Jennings, because you are exactly the type of man that could crumble all of those boundaries." Thankfully Tenn is a sexy, alpha sweetheart that wins you over, that he takes over the book that you can forget the weaker parts of the book. As Tenn steamrolls into Casey's life he has to convince Casey that she is so much more. "I'm not sure I know how to be any other way." Tenn squeezes me gently. "No true, Goldie. You know. You're just too afraid to try it out." "You are the hottest, sexiest thing ever. You more than pass muster. You outshine the sun." "God ... your dirty talk is good, but your sweet talk is even better," Not only does he have to convince her of being more, but he has to convince her to stop running and to take the risk on love and on them. "You're mine, Casey," he says dangerously. "And nothing will stand in my way to keep you. Not even you." Casey make look like a secure knock out on the outside, but really she's a insecure broken woman who's terrified of getting her heartbroken. Then she meets Tenn and everything changes. Tenn wins her over as well as myself. I fricking adored Tenn and was glad that Casey got her head out of her ass to appreciate what she could have lost if she didn't. I truly also adore Sawyer Bennett and all her books. I love her stories and her super sexy men. I really did like this book minus the Casey issue as previously stated above. The series as a whole is fantastic, the men are strong and the chemistry is through the roof. For rating if it was on Tenn alone then it would be a 5 +. For them as a couple 4. For the story as a whole 4. For the issue that irked me is where the rating drops for me because it caused it visceral reaction out of me but not a positive one. In the end 3.5
ReneeEntress More than 1 year ago
5 star I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, betrayal, secrets, revenge, and heartbreak.  This is Casey and Tenn’s story. Casey is a man-eater after being betrayed by a man years ago.  She has rules for her men.  Then she meets Tenn who is someone she would normally stay away from.  But the chemistry is off the charts and she just can’t stay away.  The more time she spends with him the more things she likes about him. Tenn is making her believe in things she gave up a long time ago.  When her past comes back will she ruin everything with Tenn to get revenge on the jerk that made her become a man-eater?  Just how far would she take the revenge?  Is it worth losing Tenn over? I loved these characters and also the side characters. I felt I was able to connect with the characters and the story was a great read.  I highly recommend this book and can’t wait for the next story from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
God, I love this story! I love the role reversal of the female only doing one night stands and the male wanting more. I love the play on words with Tenn's name. His mother loved poets so she named him after Tennison but I immediately thought of #10...because thats how hot he is. I love trying to figure out why Casey uses men like a wet rag and discards them. I love how wonderful he is, almost too wonderful, to her and how understanding he is of her relationship issues. Leave it to Sawyer Bennett to make a perfect "Tenn" ;) "Wow,” Casey says with surprise. “A biker, a Marine, and a cowboy. Youlike have all the hot guy tropes covered.” A good looking, dirty talking sex god to make your panties melt. A man who wears his heart on his sleeve for his 14 year old daughter. A man who is understanding and caring who knows what he wants and goes after it. And just for good measure SB threw in an extra trope because Tenn didnt have enough going for him. ;) And beside my love for Tenn, I love the story as well. It is so melt your heart sweetly romantic. "and then you became themost beautiful place in the world to me. Whether I’m looking inyour eyes, or you’re holding me in your arms, that is now myfavorite place in the world to be - " With words like this how could you not love this! And now after meeting Tenn's brother Woolfe, I'm going to beg and plead for his story. Because...seriously...his name is just begging for it!
Marianna-ALustForReading More than 1 year ago
Casey Markham is a well known man eater. She devours them for a few nights of fun, then spits them out before they can get attached to her. Tenn Jennings is traveling through town on the way to visit his daughter and he is immediately drawn to the beautiful Casey. He quickly realizes that he wants more than one night, but one night is all that Casey is willing to give. Can she move beyond her past and her fears to go after something meaningful? Since this series started last year with On the Rocks, I've been dying for Casey's story. You just knew there was a broken girl underneath that tough exterior and I wanted to know what her deal was. She has let young love heartache shape all of her relationships with men and it was more than a little frustrating at times. I'll admit at times I wanted to yell at her to get over it already, but when you pair what happened with her love life with what happened to her brother around the same time, I can kind of get it. Then there is Tenn. Sigh. He's a cowboy. He's a biker. He is the perfect smokin' hot package wrapped up in a sexy ass goatee. And if the combination isn't enough to make you squirm, his mouth certainly will. I loved how he pushed Casey to try without pushing her too hard. Just enough to get her to start moving forward. They both make their mistakes, but nothing unforgivable. While I didn't like Casey as much as I wanted to, I loved Tenn and he more than made up for it in my opinion. I am sad to see this series come to and end, it has been a fun and sexy ride. But it ended on a high note and I can't wait to see what Sawyer Bennett has in store for us next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great ending for The Last Call series!!! I loved Tenn with Casey. I am sad its over but it was a great story on top of a great series. Love it Sawyer Bennett!!
Books_She_Reads More than 1 year ago
It is bitter sweet to have the last book of the The Last Call series. I have read every book in this series and every time I fell in love with the characters. Sawyer Bennett has a talent in writing sexy, independent woman who fall for hot alpha males. It seems to be a bit of a mixture that hooks me every time and I know I can count on Sawyer Bennett to deliver. Casey Markham has been a side character throughout the entire series but it is finally her turn to get her happily ever after. She is the most jaded of all the female characters we meet so it is no surprise she is the last to finally break. Strong independent and fiercely protective of her heart Casey doesn't need a man in her life. Until Tenn walks into her life, he is everything she should stay away from, the exact mixture of man she knows can break through her walls. I loved reading Casey and Tenn's story, mostly because Tenn was finally getting through to Casey and I wanted to see her get her happy ending. I knew once Casey finally fell, she would fall hard. Good thing Tenn fell just as hard and was more than ready to catch her. There was a scene that got a little too alpha male for me because it got a bit violent. I am all about alpha males but I draw a line at violence that is not necessary.
micharch More than 1 year ago
When Tenn meets Casey he has no idea what he is in for.  Casey has serious issues with commitments, relationships and her take on men.  She uses her body to take control of the men she finds and then bails on them at the first opportunity.  At first it was really hard to like her.  Tenn is just getting his life sorted out and has come with Kyle to see his daughter, Zoey, who just moved to Raleigh with his ex-wife, Brianna.  Tenn has definitely lived an interesting life and doesn't quite know what to do when he meets Casey and realizes that she operates just like he did with a motto of one-night stands.  When Tenn delves deep he finds out the root of Casey's problems and works on getting her to overcome them.  Casey is not easily swayed and gets lost in her head quite a bit.  While what happened to her as a teenager was rough, I had a hard time wrapping my head around her subsequent actions over the years with men.  Instead of just confronting Jeff, she used a series of men to get revenge.  I thought Tenn was sweet and handled Casey pretty well.  Although he was wrong for keeping his big secret from Casey, I think that he needed to see how she genuinely felt for him before putting that stress on their relationship, especially in light of her past.  It flowed well and had a great ending.  I have enjoyed this whole series. 
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jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
Shaken, Not Stirred, Sawyer Bennett Genre: New Adult, Romance Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews I love Sawyer Bennet’s work – have read several and only one was a Fail for me. Actually I don’t even mind that, because it shows me an author who’s open minded and willing to try something different, and not just churn out more of the same. When a book is a great success it must be tempting to play safe and stay within the same framework, and of course series do just that and I love them, but I enjoy authors who will also try something different, something new, and that keeps their writing fresh. This one is part of the Last Call series ( the last one I think) and it’s been a fun read. I’ve read and enjoyed a couple from this series, its a kind of loose connection where the same group of characters feature in each book, with the main focus on one couple. Gavin and Savannah are still my favourite read from this series but this book, with Casey and Tenn was a good read. It’s a novel with very real feeling characters, and having met so many in earlier books I understand them more than if this was my first read. Casey – she seemed shallow on the surface, only dating rich men, keeping it light and refusing to get properly involved with anyone. She has her reasons though, and once we learned her history I understood her motives. Didn’t agree with them – she was tarring a whole group with the same brush but...then she meets Tenn and he’s just what she never dates, an unemployed mechanic. There's a steaming chemistry between them though, and Tenn is persistent and manages to wear her down. There are secrets on both sides though, and of course they have a way of coming out at the worst time. I enjoyed this novel – its a fun series, but I didn’t feel for me there was enough of the “down” drama, the bit where you think “can they get through this?” I like that to be really sad, to be extended and that’s why I loved Sugar on the Edge so much. I never quite felt there was any real danger of them not getting together here, and I missed that. Stars: Four, fun read but I needed more “sad” drama. ARC provided by Netgalley and publishers.
wkonsunshine More than 1 year ago
If you a fan of the Last Call series, you will know why Casey’s story is highly anticipated.  Sister to twins Hunter and Brody, she is a wild card.  She has a posse of great girlfriends, a supportive and loving family, and a great job as a real estate agent, and is a beauty both internally and externally.  Yet, she dates and dumps rich guys exclusively, especially if they start to get too close. Where does this callous attitude come from?  It seems out of character for this fun-loving gal pal. What we learn is that despite everything, Casey suffers from low self-esteem. Casey struggles to find her purpose in life. She hasn’t really settled into her career. She feels like she is a disappointment to her family. Furthermore, based on incidents when she was younger, she struggles with feeling worthy in relationships. She responds to men by loving and leaving them. She only picks the shallow ones, the ones she believes lack character. This way she can always keep them at arms length. Riding into her life comes, Tenn (as in Tennyson, not Tennessee).  Tenn comes to town with his friend, Kyle, brother to Andrea Sommerville.  Tenn is former cowboy, turned Marine, mechanic.  As Casey describes him, “He’s like forbidden fruit.  He’s like fire.  He’s all the things I shouldn’t touch but the temptation is too strong to ignore.” For Tenn, Casey is not only the sexiest woman he’s ever met, but also the most intriguing. She is an enigma that he wants to solve: “She has some part of her locked away…something that she’s protecting and thinks is untouchable. Whatever this is – this things she’s hiding – I’m like a kid in a candy store with grabby hands and I want to touch it.” The story takes a dramatic turn at about 80% and we discover another side of Tenn. We change locations from the beaches of the Outer Banks to the wide-open skies of Wyoming.  I enjoyed this change of venue because we really got to see another Tenn.  We shift from a man on a motorcycle story to one about a man on a horse. Undoubtedly Sawyer Bennett writes sexy, grip-the-arms-of-your-chair, books.  It would be easy to focus and highlight the spectacularly intimate scenes. Good gracious!  That incident on a horse is burned into my brain.  However, I think one of the author’s best gifts is her ability to write quiet, poignant moments.  I enjoy Casey’s encounters with her family at dinner, her interactions with her girlfriends, and even the quiet moments with Tenn. Moreover, after a serious misunderstanding where Tenn withholds some seriously important information from Casey, Casey could’ve lost her temper and held a grudge righteously.  But she doesn’t, and I think the way that scene is handled shows a level maturity that is perfect for the situation. I truly appreciate this aspect of the narrative.  I don’t normally comment on the covers of books I read unless there is something outstanding about them.  Take a good look at this cover.  That is a mesmerizing look on his face.  I see that same intensity between the characters in this book.  This cover is sheer perfection. IN A NUTSHELL: I was eagerly awaiting this book and I was not disappointed.  This is everything you want in a Sawyer Bennet book. I highly recommend this read for the sexy characters and for the softer moments.  It is book 5 in the series, but it can read as a stand alone.  Happy reading.