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.
This is the first book I’ve read by Sawyer Bennett. I’ve heard good things about her and was happy that these proved to be true. On the Rocks is a first of the series stand-alone romance novel featuring Gabby and Hunter. The relationship between these two are believable with strife in overcoming past hurt but not too much annoying drama. Both Gabby and Hunter are dealing with their own issues – Gabby trying to succeed in a male-dominated industry and Hunter with issue surrounding his brothers recent release from jail and deciding whether or not to go back into professional surfing. The characters were funny, with several laugh out loud moments, especially with the secondary characters. The heat was just enough to be hot but not over-the-top sex for no reason. I’ll definitely be reading more of Sawyer Bennett and can’t wait to read the next in this series.
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