Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Teaser Tuesday # 151 ~ On the Rocks (Last Call #1) by Sawyer Bennett

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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On The Rocks
(Last Call #1)
Sawyer Bennett

First - The Blurb:

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.

Second - The Tease:

Tease 1
Grabbing her shoulders, I pull her in hard to me so her breasts mash into my chest. She lets out a tiny gasp, her hazel eyes going wide, and her lips full and slightly open. It's the only invitation I need before I bring my mouth down on hers... fast and hard.

Tease 2
"Tell me," I whisper.
His hands still against my skin, and his eyes leap toward mine. "Tell you what?"
"Tell me what you have figured out."
He smiles in understanding and leans forward to caress his lips over mine, digging his fingers slightly into the skin of my shoulders. When he pulls back, he says, "I figured out that you and I... that we're going to happen no matter what."

This is the second book I've read by Sawyer Bennett. Although I liked Off Sides, I enjoyed reading On The Rocks a little more. 

Gabby and Hunter have a history. They grew up in the same small town, and with Casey (Hunter's younger sister) being Gabby's best friend, they spent a lot of time together. Not surprisingly then, Gabby developed a huge crush on Hunter. However, on the night when she finally made her feelings known to him,  he shattered her heart.

Now, five years later, recognizing his mistake and apologizing for it, Hunter tries to reclaim what he so foolishly threw away. But Gabby is unsure, and afraid of being hurt a second time, she doesn't make it easy for him.

I loved the banter between these two characters. It was well written and definitely keeps you entertained. I'm looking forward to reading Make It A Double... the next installment in this series.

My Rating: 4 out of 5

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Okay, so what do you think?

If you liked my Tease, please leave a comment below.


  1. I love good banter between characters too. Glad you liked this more than off sides. I love those forceful kisses!

    Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

  2. Oh my..."we're going to happen no matter what." I guess their attraction for each other is too strong.

    My TT

  3. I love how confident he is in them happening! Great teaser!

    My Teaser

  4. Oh yeah, Hunter, you two are gonna happen alright. Hehe