Sugar on the Edge (Last Call Series #3)

Sugar on the Edge (Last Call Series #3)

by Sawyer Bennett

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BN ID: 2940149631414
Publisher: Big Dog Books, LLC
Publication date: 07/26/2014
Series: Last Call Series , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 422
Sales rank: 12,402
File size: 510 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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Sugar On The Edge 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
## I don't understand these amazing reviews. SPOILER ALERTS BELOW******* There were so many things wrong with this book. First and foremost the male lead....ugh. This guy was no hero. He was insufferable. He was an arrogant douchebag. A complete assh*le. He wanted to hurt the heroine. To break her. Yes, he had a tragedy in his past. Most do. He treats the heroine like sh*t and of course she just takes it. Over and over. The reviews kept mentioning how strong she was. Say what? Are we even reading the same book? Sure, he is slightly less of a jerk for a short period of time while they are having sex constantly. But, once again he proves what a giant basta*d he is when he leaves the heroine without a word of goodbye, drives to the airport and moves to another country. She waits for him to return, calls him for weeks and nothing. What bothers me the most is that the author made the heroine go after HIM. He never would've seen her again if she hadn't crawled back to him. And let me tell you, after the sh*t he said and again wanting to hurt her physically, HE should've been the one crawling. I can't even fathom that any woman would take this guy back after 12 weeks of no contact. But doormat Savannah does indeed. This is one of those books where I wish the guy didn't get the girl. That would have been a better ending. Don't bother!
suzyqtpi More than 1 year ago
While I loved this book, I felt it was a bit out of place character wise from the group of friends developed in the first two books because Savannah is a fringe character. This may be "Gavin's" story, but it is truly Savannah's story and WOW! Raw and emotional, the story just keeps getting better! Waiting patiently for Casey's story and Wyatt's story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't say it enough , this was a great story and I love both characters .
JoannaDursi More than 1 year ago
This time at Last Call we get Gavin’s story. After suffering a horrible loss, Gavin moves to the Outer Banks to finish is latest novel. When Savannah arrives at Gavin’s to interview for a housekeeping position, she doesn’t expect Gavin to answer the door hungover and mostly naked. Gavin never expected to become enamored with her. Their nicknames for each other also reflect their relationship perfectly- sweet and filthy. I love books with some type of turmoil and conflict. Just when I resigned myself to the fact that SUGAR may not have that…it poked it’s head out.
pegasus-one More than 1 year ago
loved it!!!!!!!!!!!
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onlyminordetails More than 1 year ago
Upon finishing, my initial reaction: This was beautiful, seriously. Full review to come. My Thoughts (full review): I'm gonna be straight up honest here: at first, I wasn't sure if this was going to be a book for me. Something just wasn't clicking for me... but that moment passed quickly and soon I was invested in the story and in Gavin and Savannah in a way I didn't imagine possible. There was something ineffable about the two of them together. It had beauty in imperfection. Something blooms between Gavin and Savannah that didn't appear likely. Maybe it's temporary, maybe it's more, but holy crap, it's something special. When an unexpected situation occurs, their reactions could be the end of them if they let it. Gavin can't let go of the past, and seeing a possible repeat nearly sends him over the edge. But he can't deny what he's feeling, and neither can Savannah. Sugar On The Edge made me crave more. The development of their relationship was adorable and sexy at the same time. I nearly started crying at the end at the beautiful moment Gavin and Savannah shared. This is the third book in the Late Call series, and it definitely made me want to get my hands on the first two by Sawyer Bennett, and possibly others too! My Rating: Exceptional
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Lauren2LC More than 1 year ago
It has been awhile since I read a sawyer Bennett book and I could kick myself for the delay. I jumped at the chance to read this even though it is book three of a series. It can be read as a stand alone and I wasn't lost at all but I sill think I would have loved it even more having the back story and emotions of everyone. Here we have bitter jaded drunk Gavin Cooke who happens to be British and a famous author. Suffering from a terrible loss Gavin drowns his sorrows in all kinds of addictions and sadistic tendencies. He moves to North Carolina to escape his life so he can finish writing his next book. Once there, he meets Savannah a meek quiet shy girl who could be instantly broken but what he didn't expect was the opposite from this enigma of a girl. Savannah is so different then he thought that she begins to intrigue Gavin out of his dark place. "You're wrong, Gavin. When you just exist, you have no emotion. No passion. But when you live ... you seize opportunity, you drink a joyful life, and you're motivated. The man I know ... the man I've let into my heart, he's a man that lives." As Gavin gives into the light he starts to heal while Savannah starts to blossom to her full potential. From the other Sawyer books I have read this is a jump into her naughtier side ;), which I quite liked by the way. All things go smoothly until Gavin's past is brought to the surface and the darkness reappears. It takes a lot for Gavin to get his light and heart again but so worth the fight. I really did like this story. I liked the blossoming of both Savannah and Gavin. There story was full of sweet and filthy the perfect pairing.
sugarpine721 More than 1 year ago
Another great story in a great series...loved it!
bhillson83 More than 1 year ago
Bennett has done a great job in getting you hooked from the very start of this stellar novel. Bennett captures your attention and has you wanting more as the characters are so well thought out and captivating that you cannot put down this book. I absolutely fell in love with Savannah Shepherd as she looks and seems like the good girl next door, but behind closed doors she has a different persona … and the one filthy boy to bring that out in her is Gavin Cooke. A novelist with a bad attitude and a sharp tongue he is everything that she shouldn’t want … but needs. Their courtship will have you in fits of giggles and will have you gasping for air as one minute your laughing and the next minute your deeply aroused as Bennett has a knack for switching gears. This highly erotic tale of love and loss will have you wanting more! Great read!
AlwaysYAatHeart1 More than 1 year ago
Sugar on the Edge is the third book in Sawyer Bennett's Last Call Series, and is a companion novel that can be read as a standalone.  Gavin Cooke is the male main character in the book and is new to the series, while we met Savannah, the female main character in the previous novels, which I loved by the way.  In On the Rocks and Make it a Double we met the twins, Hot Hunter and Broody Brody, which both will take your breath away.  In Sugar on the Edge, we get up close and personal with Gavin Cooke, who is a much darker character.  He's a British author who is wealthy, arrogant, and rude, but also extremely hot and oozes with the darker side of sexy.  He has come to the Outer Banks to get away from all his "debauchery," so that he can finish his current novel and get it to the publisher.  While very intimidating, Gavin also has a painful history that has shaped him into the man he is.  Savannah Shepard is a really sweet person who is trying to make ends meet, which is how she ends up working for Gavin Cooke.  He finds her mysterious and intriguing, and she soon learns that he brings out a side in her that she didn't know she even harbored.  Gavin and Savannah have an intense chemistry and things are very hot, while somewhat darker on the sexual side of the novel, which is part of Gavin's nature.  As the relationship progresses, Gavin finds that he just can't get enough of this woman who is beautiful, sweet, and a little sassy, and nothing at all like the type of woman he usually goes for, while Savannah is learning to live on the wild side.  We also get to see the characters from the previous books, which I really enjoyed.  Things seem to be going great when something happens that causes past fears to rise up, threatening to destroy it all, but will Gavin come to his senses, and will it be too little too late for any hope of making things right.  I really loved Sugar on the Edge and Sawyer Bennett has delivered yet another captivating romance, while taking her readers on a ride that is a little on the dark side and a whole lot of sexy.  The romance is great, the story is wonderfully written, and the characters are awesome.  If you love contemporary romance, then you will definitely want to check this out. 
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
4.25 stars:  SUGAR ON THE EDGE is the third instalment in Sawyer Bennett’s adult, contemporary Last Call erotic romance series. This is best selling British author Gavin Cooke and photographer Savannah Shepherd’s storyline. We were first introduced to Savannah in book two-MAKE IT A DOUBLE (Brody and Alyssa’s story) –as a volunteer at Alyssa’s no-kill animal shelter. Gavin has come to America to finish up his manuscript. He is a man who uses women and alcohol to forget about a tragedy that has all but destroyed his life. When Savannah enters his less than orderly world as his house cleaner, Gavin is quickly taken aback when the feisty female suddenly becomes the muse for the heroine in his latest novel. Falling in love was never on Gavin’s agenda. But a surprise twist in their relationship finds Gavin on the run-something most people would not find easy to forgive. The profound heartbreak and pain that he causes Savannah touches everyone in her life. The relationship between Gavin and Savannah begins as employer to employee but soon turns into something more. From housekeeper to personal assistant, Savannah begins to take charge of Gavin’s world both in and out of the bedroom. Gavin isn’t looking for anything permanent or serious but soon finds himself falling in love. As the storyline builds, so too does their relationship including a sensual and erotic sexual life. The secondary characters include Brody and Alyssa as well as Hunter and Gabby from ON THE ROCKS. The world building brings together the gang from Last Call-their family, friendships, lovers and camaraderie bring a sense of familiarity and cohesion to the series. Sawyer Bennett’s LAST CALL series takes the reader into a provocative and imaginative world. Her characters endure heartbreak, loss, intense emotional pain and a profound love that will last a lifetime. An amazing series from a talented author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
5+ Bent but not broken stars... I'm a huge Sawyer Bennett fan, she pushes my buttons with every page. She obviously shares my love for broken alpha filthy-mouthed man-whores that need someone to change their outlook and uncover a heart that has been buried in pain. Gavin is the perfect specimen for Savannah's pornagraphic fantasies (mine too!). She finds him "utterly freakin' gorgeous" and "very naughty and thrillingly bad". Because he says the "loveliest of dirty things" she has nicknamed him Filthy. The banter between these two will have you laughing out loud and melting into a puddle. Savannah having to make the decision to suffer his condescending cranky mouth or sacrifice the sexy accent is a problem I'd like to have. Their use of "Are your brains addled, love?" had me giggle snorting. I loved every second of this brilliant masterpiece and I look forward to more in the Last Call Series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutly loved it! Great story line. This is one of those books you dont want to put down until your finished with the whole thing. Never a dull moment.
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Marianna-ALustForReading More than 1 year ago
Gavin is a popular, British writer who has come to the Outer Banks to try and dig himself out from the bottom of a bottle and finish writing his next book. The former is is proving to be very difficult. He spends a few hours a day writing and the rest of his time in a Scotch induced oblivion. In between, he is a giant jerk to anyone he comes in contact with. Especially his new housekeeper, Savannah. Savannah is barely able to stand up during the day. The 3 jobs she has to leave little time for sleep or food, but she refuses help from anyone. Her new boss might be a ginormous jerk, but he pays well and is easy on the eyes. Gavin is determined to prove that she is the timid girl he thinks she is, so he is not expecting the fire that ignites within her when he pushes. So yes, Gavin is the king of jerks when this story starts off and it is clear that there is a lot of pain that is causing his behavior. I suppose that's why I liked him so much. The hot broken man who needs the right girl to help him put the pieces back together. The dirty mouth certainly helps too. And that British accent? Uh yeah, SMOKIN HOT. From the get go Gavin has zero filter on his mouth and it is both amusing and arousing. I have read and loved everything that Sawyer Bennett has written and this was no different. Gavin is now tied with Brody as my #1 Last Call man. He is one of her darker heroes and watching him slowly open his eyes and let Savannah in was lovely. And with that mouth that I can't seem to stop talking about, you just know the lovin' is going to be hot and dirty and really just perfect. It takes him a little while to get his act together but I enjoyed every second of that journey. Savannah was a sweet and fun heroine with a huge stubborn streak that made me want to smack her a few times. Her sweetness was the perfect anecdote for Gavin's bitterness. And I swear every time he called her his pet name, I melted into puddle. Sugar on the Edge was another excellent read from Sawyer Bennett as always, I can't wait to read what she has up next.
kimberlyfaye More than 1 year ago
Sugar on the Edge was hot and steamy, but also chock full o' feels. It's the story of Gavin and Savannah. These two characters could not be more different, but it's those differences that make them purely magical together. If I'm being perfectly honest, I was a little put off by Gavin at the beginning. He came off as a conceited, oversexed jerk in the beginning. It definitely took me some time to warm up to him. Savannah, on the other had, I already liked because of her appearance in earlier books in the series. She was almost painfully shy and a total sweetheart. It's been awhile since I've come across a character this empathetic in a book. I just wanted to hug her.  What I loved most about this book was the way each of these characters developed as their relationship began and grew. Savannah came out of her shell. By the end of the book she was no longer the timid woman who wouldn't think of saying/taking what she wanted. Gavin, on the other hand, mellowed out. He was still intense and incredibly sexual, but I understood why he had built the walls he had. His past was horrible and painful and my heart bled for him. The scene where he comes clean to Savannah about his past is one of my favorites in the book, and one that will stick with me for a very long time. Savannah and Gavin found a beautiful balance with one another and I thoroughly enjoyed their story.  Sawyer Bennett's Last Call series just keeps getting better (and HOTTER!). I'm not sure how many additional books are going to be published, but I know I'll be anxiously awaiting the next one's release!  I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Lisa-Lou More than 1 year ago
Sugar on the Edge by Sawyer Bennett is yet another masterpiece and book three in her Last Call series. A new character is introduced and he is quite the mean guy. Gavin is very dark, very damaged. He's a best-selling British author that has come to Duck, NC to write and get himself away from the booze, drugs and women he was immersed way too deeply in when he was in London. He has a tragedy in his recent past but we are not privy to what that is immediately. His realtor is none other than Casey Markham and she recommends a friend that can come in and help keep his house clean while he's writing. Savannah is desperate and broke and stubborn. She's cleaning houses, working her freelance photography job for the paper and part-time for a sleaze ball portrait photographer. She's reluctant to add more to her plate but realistically needs the money. When she makes the call to arrange meeting her potential new boss she's in full agreement with Casey's assessment that he's an arrogant, rude man. With intense interactions the animosity turns to indifference turns to lost and then need between these two. Their entire relationship from employee/employer to lovers is intense and so well written.I couldn't put this book down and just felt for these two. The way they find the truth of each other and are able to truly bring out the best in each other was powerful. I absolutely cannot wait for more from this author and this series.
Kristas_Dust_Jacket More than 1 year ago
Every book in this series gets better and better. I've been waiting for Savannah's story - the sweet, quiet girl who runs herself ragged. All work and no play make Savannah a dull girl. Turns out, Savannah's anything but dull, and it took cranky Brit Gavin to draw her out. Gavin moves to North Carolina to finish writing his latest book. He had to get away from England - away from all the memories that have haunted him, driving him to drink, which doesn't really make for a brilliant book. Needless to say, he's not a happy guy. But, now he's holed up in this huge beach house, and he needs some help keeping it clean. He hires Savannah to do just that, but she eventually becomes a bigger distraction from his grief, his drinking and his book. I love stories about bitter, tortured souls who are brought into the light by the most unexpected person. I loved this story. Gavin was as bitter and tortured as they come. He has experienced the worst kind of loss a person can experience, and it totally turned him inside out. He's sad and angry and it seems like no one can crack his rough exterior. He's pretty much given up on everything. Then, along comes Savannah. He hired her as a cleaning lady. It was supposed to be simple. Yet, she confounds him. She seems timid and shy one second, and then, feisty and fiery the next. She's beautiful all the time, though, and she turns out to be just what he needs to forget his pain. Their time together was explosive and hot and so, so sexy. I loved how Gavin called Savannah "Sweet" and she called him "Filthy." Their pet names for each other were very apropos. Savannah was a wonderful heroine. She works several jobs just to earn her own keep. At one job, she puts up with seriously icky treatment from her boss just because it pays well and is something she enjoys doing. She's a completely stand-up person - someone you can always count on, and someone who never allows herself to have much fun. No time. She might bring out the best in Gavin, but believe it or not, he brings out the best in her too. He encourages her to go for what she really wants and to give up what she doesn't. He asks her to go outside of her comfort zone, and it turns out it's a fun place for her to be. And, when the going gets tough and Gavin gets going, Savannah learns that Gavin also taught her to be resilient and strong even when you don't think you can go on. I haven't met a Sawyer Bennett book I didn't like. The previous two books in the Last Call series, as well as her new adult series, the Off Series, are some of my favorites. If you haven't tried her out yet, you really should. The writing is fantastic, the characters are interesting and the story lines will make the book really hard to put down. Even though Sugar on the Edge is the third in this series, you can start here if you want. I know a few friends, actually who did just that. They read Sugar on the Edge first, and then immediately purchased the first two books in the Last Call series because it was That. Good. Maybe you should do the same.
MiasPointOfView More than 1 year ago
Another Amazing Book from Sawyer Bennett!! Sawyer Bennett is one of those authors who cannot do wrong. She does not disappoint and her books are always always amazing. She has this quality, this ability to beautify even simple stories and turn them into masterpieces. She is an author whose books can be purchased without even reading the synopsis. “It’s Sawyer Bennett, of course it will be amazing!” And I am not exaggerating at all… Before I delve into Sugar on the Edge, I’d like to say that the entire Last Call Series is amazing and you should definitely grab the first two books, On the Rocks and Make it a Double right away!!! And now Sugar on the Edge… It is such a beautiful story about 2 incredible characters…..Both of them have been through their own personal hell and they survived. They lived. But they haven’t been enjoying their lives so far. Until they found each other.. Savannah is a sweet, kind, sensitive young woman, who had some serious unlucky moments in her life. She seems timid, without a sassy bone in her body. But we all know, things aren’t always as they seem, are they? Gavin is so intense and overwhelming and hides his heart behind a huge jerk-ish dark wall that seems impenetrable. He is not easy to read; yet Savannah sees right through him and his truth behind his writing.  Gavin’s journey towards the light was as overwhelming as he is. Watching the change in him and his behaviour was pure bliss. It was like someone finally turned on the lights and they gradually became brighter and brighter. Savannah’s journey towards herself was as unexpected and distinguished as her personality is. Somewhere along the way, she lost herself and with all the problems coming her way she had forgotten her inner strength. A man who challenged her and a man who reminded her of who she really made her see herself under a new light, behind their lenses.  Their journeys were a magnificent sight to see and their stories were absolutely amazing to read. Sugar on the Edge is about finding love, and then finding a way to keep it. It’s about staying strong, but also staying true to yourself. It’s an amazing book about 2 amazing characters, created by an amazing author. It is intense and dark, bright and hopeful, loving and pained.  It is everything.  And it has everything.  Funny, Sexy, Dramatic, Dark, Romantic, Angry, Frustrated moments are all in Sugar on the Edge. Sawyer Bennett, you surpassed yourself in this one. Sugar on the Edge is excellent and a candidate for the best book of the year. So, 5 Golden Sparkling Stars go to Sugar on the Edge!!