Published by Big Dog Books on March 17, 2015
Genres: adult, contemporary, Love & Romance
Source: eARC from Author
Casey Markham is a man-eater in a rut. Swearing off relationships may keep her heart safe, but she's beginning to question if her casual flings will ever leave her satisfied. She's wondering if it's finally time to let go of the past and stop letting history control her future.
Bad boy biker, Tenn Jennings can't get Casey off his mind. A chance encounter with the beautiful blond has left its mark, and now he's determined to prove her wrong about everything she thought she knew about men.
It’s safe to say… Casey Markham has met her match.
Shaken Not Stirred is the fifth book in the Last Call Series by Sawyer Bennett. Each book can be read as a standalone, but the series follows a group of friends so it is always nice to be able to read them all. I would recommend reading at least one other book in the series before Shaken Not Stirred because Casey’s character is a little different than the others and I feel like you get to know her a little better and appreciate her story more if you see her in the earlier books as a secondary character. I didn’t read the first 2 books in the series. Rather, I started with the 3rd book- Sugar on the Edge, and I fell in love with Gavin, so I knew I would have to continue on to see more of their stories. And then I liked Wyatt’s story, With a Twist, even more. And then I met Tenn. He is my favorite of them all. (so far.)
Sawyer Bennett just knows how to write really good contemporary romances. I go into her books confident that I will enjoy the characters and the story. On the cover of Shaken not Stirred, it said it was Tenn’s story, in keeping with the guy theme, but the character that we know from the series is Casey (and Tenn is the guy match for her) so I went back and forth on that for a little, but eventually Tenn won out because I just love him so much, so heck yea this can be his story!
Tenn has trumped all the other guys for me. I just love his determination to go after what he wants. I love seeing the warm gooey marshmallow center of big tough guys. And he is a tough guy- but also a great guy. He is my favorite guy in the series so far. He would not give up on Casey. Even when Casey tried her hardest to get him to back away.
I liked Casey, but part of me just doesn’t get her. She pushes absolutely every guy away. She is sweet, smart girl, but it is hard for me to relate to her because her actions are so different than me. In the end I felt like I could relate to her and I felt like I got to know her and her motivations well throughout the course of the story, but the way she uses and throws out guy after guy was hard for me to get past initially. I couldn’t imagine her settling down. And I was also feeling a bit protective of Tenn. But Sawyer Bennett worked her magic and made it all work out. That’s why I love reading her books so much. I can count on a good story out of them. One that no matter what, I will feel invested in. I don’t want to give too much away about their story because the magic is in reading this series for yourself. The Last Call Series are great contemporary romances.
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