Romance Books

Book Review – On The Rocks by Sawyer Bennett

Summary from  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 Sensual coupleLast 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.

My rating:  3 stars

My review:  Why am I only giving this book 3 stars?  Gabby, the heroine, is why.

On The Rocks is the story of Gabby, who has been in love with her best friend’s brother Hunter for years.  On the night of her high school graduation, Gabby kisses Hunter and he shuns her.  She then proceeds to act like a petulant child toward him for the next five years.

Fast forward to the future – Hunter is home and opening a bar and Gabby is a general contractor (a twenty three year old woman as a GC) – Hunter doesn’t realize why Gabby is such a bitch to him.  Until she tells him, and he apologizes.

The only reason I finished this book was for Hunter and to see what would happen in Brody’s book.  I did end up liking Gabby more at the end, but she was not a great heroine.  The stunt she pulls at the end was so stupid and out of the blue that it left me shaking my head.  But overall, I liked the characters enough to continue reading.

Happy reading.



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