07 June 2014

Make It A Double by Sawyer Bennett - Book Review

Last Call, #2
Adult Contemporary Romance 
Releasing April 21, 2014 
Cover designed by Vitalink
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*
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Reading Make it a Double was an…

Because I realized I was late! I can’t believe I was late for this review, so much for schedule mess-up and procrastination.

I’m internally shouting right now, conscience nagging for this late review. Yay. But better late than never, right?

Okay here goes my review…

The first time I read On The Rocks, I knew this was going to be a fantastic series, meeting Brody in the first book had me wondering about this mysterious young man who endured time in prison. A man whose bright future has been ruined because of an accident. It pained me to watch him quiet, alone and unhappy.  But his family had been amazing to stand by him. Five years – he spent it in prison and losing everything that was special to him: all because of a mistake, all because of love. All he wanted to do now was to forget the past, get on with his life and survive the world that has become foreign to him. His family and friends are desperately reaching out to him, including him in any chance they got – but he maintained his walls.

He hated everything she represented – Alyssa Myers had tried to get away and distant herself from the privilege lifestyle she was raised.  Instead, she devotes her time in helping animals who are desperate in need of homes. She built a non-profit agency, The Haven. It gave her a fulfillment that even money can’t buy. Perhaps it was the reason why she felt drawn to Brody – because she recognize some of the same characteristics that she could see in the homeless animals she takes care of. Nevertheless, the urge to make him smile again and the attraction are far too powerful to stop.

She tries to break the walls that he built around his heart… Now, it would have been much easier if Brody would let her in. And just when everything seems to be perfect, both of their pasts resurfaces which causes way more far trouble that what I have initially thought.

I desperately wanted to see Brody smile! He had been through enough, and he deserves to be happy.

These two characters are perfect for each other, and I fell in love with both of them even from the first book. Brody, because of his quiet demeanor and yes, broken soul and Alyssa because of her generous heart. She was rich but she wasn’t a snob – she works hard in the shelter, as hard as her volunteers do, and she never complains. She is passionate for her cause.

Them, in the same room, causes enough friction to light fireworks. You can see the sparks, feel the heat and sexual tension that is surrounding them. Alyssa was determined to have him – she was very persuasive, and yes, stubborn. Then the sudden twist came when the secret was out of the bag and suddenly, I wanted to hug Brody, thankful that Alyssa was there with him and never spilled his secret unless he wanted her too. She took care of that trust, although it didn’t stop her from wanting to help him. This girl is really tough, and she won every piece of my heart when she confronted the GIRL who caused Brody’s entire problem.

Brody, OMG, he was just something else. I loved him, so much, and loved him even more because he easily forgives, especially Alyssa. His urge to just get on with life and move on. His protectiveness and turning into an alpha-male when it comes to her. Watching him change, move on, and spilling the secret that he had been keeping for years – it was priceless.

The plot was great, the twists got me off guard and the ending was – amazing! I can’t believe THEY did that. But I was happy it was not only Brody who got his happy ending at the end of this novel, but Hunter as well.

Make It A Double was a great addition to this series. The Last Call Series just kept on getting better and better. Sawyer Bennett knows which button to push to make you fall in love easily, break your hearts in one excruciating scene and mend it. I can’t wait for the next book in the series, and I swear I won’t mess up my schedule this time!!!!

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.
Connect with Sawyer: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Amazon

★Last Call Series Reading Order &Purchase Link★
On the Rocks (Last Call #1) - Amazon | Barnes and Noble

ARC Copy Provided by: 
in exchange for an honest review.

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