Archive | March 23, 2015

Shaken, Not Stirred, Sawyer Bennett

Shaken, Not Stirred, Sawyer Bennett
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews
I love Sawyer Bennet’s work – have read several and only one was a Fail for me. Actually I don’t even mind that, because it shows me an author who’s open minded and willing to try something different, and not just churn out more of the same. When a book is a great success it must be tempting to play safe and stay within the same framework, and of course series do just that and I love them, but I enjoy authors who will also try something different, something new, and that keeps their writing fresh. This one is part of the Last Call series ( the last one I think) and it’s been a fun read.
I’ve read and enjoyed a couple from this series, its a kind of loose connection where the same group of characters feature in each book, with the main focus on one couple. Gavin and Savannah are still my favourite read from this series but this book, with Casey and Tenn was a good read. It’s a novel with very real feeling characters, and having met so many in earlier books I understand them more than if this was my first read. Casey – she seemed shallow on the surface, only dating rich men, keeping it light and refusing to get properly involved with anyone. She has her reasons though, and once we learned her history I understood her motives. Didn’t agree with them – she was tarring a whole group with the same brush but…then she meets Tenn and he’s just what she never dates, an unemployed mechanic. There’s a steaming chemistry between them though, and Tenn is persistent and manages to wear her down. There are secrets on both sides though, and of course they have a way of coming out at the worst time. I enjoyed this novel – its a fun series, but I didn’t feel for me there was enough of the “down” drama, the bit where you think “can they get through this?” I like that to be really sad, to be extended and that’s why I loved Sugar on the Edge so much. I never quite felt there was any real danger of them not getting together here, and I missed that.
Stars: Four, fun read but I needed more “sad” drama.
ARC provided by Netgalley and publishers.

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