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*
~*Review by Vanessa*~
If I could give this review way more than 5 leaves I
would. As you know, if you have seen my other reviews of Sawyer’s books, you’ll
know that I love her as an author and this book has become my new favorite. I
fell in love with Gavin and Savannah from the beginning of the story and it
continued on until the end. Savannah is the shy, quiet character you think has
no backbone and will just let the male character walk all over her but guess
what, you’d be wrong to make that assumption. I really enjoyed reading her
character; she was way more of a heroine than Gavin thought and before he knew
it she was under his skin. Gavin was our male lead who just happened to be an
author or paranormal erotica and British… Yes the accent and everything. Hot
right? Well at first reading this, I thought maybe it was going to be like
Beauty and the Beast a little bit because he’s into drinking and a recluse,
living in this big house all by himself while Savannah is there to clean the house
and cook for him two days a week. After meeting Gavin you can tell he’s had a
tragic past that’s left him the jerk he’s turned into; there is darkness inside
of him he can’t let go sort of like the beast. He’s used it as a shield but
Savannah saw right through the act and called him out on it never once being
showing her fear of him; like Belle. What I meant about the heroine part was
that Gavin uses her as a muse to write a shy, mousy character for his book only
to find out Savannah was way more a heroine not a secondary character. The more
he finds out about her the more he knows she is trouble not to him but to his
heart. Eventually attraction gives way and these two start what they say will
only be a fling but it blossoms into something people can only dream about.
Once these two’s pasts are revealed everything clicks into place. My all-time
favorite quote of the book would have to be this “Will you also start falling
in love with me?” I mean I just swooned right there when I read that part and
had to share it. Of course Sawyer wouldn’t make it easy on us and let these two
enjoy each other, so she throws in the problem and boy it’s a doozy for Gavin.
Can Gavin let the past rest and move on with Savannah or will it be too late
for him to turn back? This is a must read and I highly recommend this to
~*About the Author*~
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.