Last Call, #2
Adult Contemporary Romance
Released April 21, 2014
Brody Markham has endured a nightmare, spending the last five years in prison and losing everything that was dear to him. Now he’s back home, trying to survive in a world he doesn’t recognize anymore. While his family and friends desperately try to reach through to him, he shelters himself further and further away from their love.
Alyssa Myers has worked her entire life to distance herself from the luxurious and privileged lifestyle in which she was raised. Running her non-profit agency, The Haven, she is content to spend her days helping abused animals find sanctuary, which fulfills her in a way that money just can’t buy.
Maybe it’s that she recognizes in Brody some of the same characteristics she sees in her homeless wards, but Alyssa is powerless to stop her personal quest to make Brody whole again.
While Brody struggles to surface from the darkness, Alyssa tries to protect her heart in case he’s not willing to accept the light that she offers him.
*MAKE IT A DOUBLE can be read as a stand-alone*
**A complimentary copy was provided by author for Blog Tour**
~~ 4 Stars ~~
Make it a Double is book 2 in the Last Call series by Sawyer Bennett. I thought this book was just as good as book 1 (On the Rocks) I thoroughly enjoyed this book. This book had a little more of a serious undertone to it compared to the first one, and that is because of the subject matter of this book, but this was still a fun and easy read. I loved Sawyer’s writing style. She creates a story that keeps you entertained throughout the whole book. This book was a friends to lovers type storyline, but the author also added a bit of suspense and mystery to this book. There were some things revealed along the way that I wouldn’t have seen coming. This book wasn’t full of excess drama which I liked. This story was a journey for Brody to learn to live life again and to learn to love life. This was also a story of redemption and learning to forgive yourself for things that happen in the past. This story’s pace was perfect…I thought the way the storyline played out was very realistic.
We met both Brody and Alyssa in book 1. Brody is Hunter’s twin brother and Alyssa is Gabby’s BFF. In On the Rocks, Brody and Alyssa really don’t like each other and aren’t very nice to each other. We don’t find out why until this book and Brody’s past comes to light. I was completely captivated by Brody in book 1 and couldn’t wait to read his story. I was not disappointed in Brody at all!!!! He was even better in this book. I loved getting to know him more in this book and what happen to him to land him in jail for 5 years. My heart broke for him as his past comes to light, what he went through was awful and I wanted to smack Stacy!!!! I loved watching Brody grow in this book and realize that he was worthy of love and that he finally released the burden he had been holding onto for the past 5 years. Alyssa was an amazing character. She was such a strong and independent person. I loved that even though she comes from money, she knew there were other things that are more important. I also loved that she saw the best in Brody…no matter what was in his past. She never gave up on Brody even when all he did was push her away. I loved that once these 2 stopped fighting and got together they stayed together. Yes they had there ups and downs and some ex’s that didn’t get the hint, but they worked through everything together. These two also had some awesome chemistry…..talk about panty melting 😉
We got to see more of Hunter and Gabby in this book which was great because we got to keep up with what they are doing. We also got to know more of Brody’s family in this book. I loved his sister Casey and his parents. The Markham family is such a fun loving and loyal family. I liked that we got to see more of Wyatt also….I am hoping that maybe Casey and Wyatt will be the next couple to get a book 🙂
I would definitely recommend this book for anyone looking for a friends to lovers story without a lot of drama but with enough mystery/suspense to keep you turning the page. If you are a fan of Sawyer Bennett’s or have read On the Rocks, you DON’T want to miss this book!!!!
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.