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Title: Shaken, Not Stirred
Series: Last Call Series, #5
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 17, 2015
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.
I was anxious to read Casey Markham's story. She's the last of her group of friends to find love. The problem is she's not looking for love. She's content to sex'em and leave'em. She's in control and takes what she wants from shallow rich guys. Now we get to discover WHY she avoids love and relationships.
When you read about Casey's first love and about how he took advantage of her you'll want to throttle the guy. A broken heart and serious self-worth issues lead to years of using guys that are just like her ex-boyfriend. Not even her best friends know why she won't commit. A regular Joe is what her BFF thinks she needs to find.
Tenn Jennings is anything but a regular Joe. But Casey doesn't know that. She can tell right away that he would be dangerous to her plans of avoiding love. When he comes rolling up on his motorcycle looking like a dream, Casey's just about ready to throw her plans out the window. Then she figures, what the hell?! He's just passing through town. A one-night stand is the perfect answer.
It's almost like Tenn has a special decoding power. He figures out Casey's game pretty quick and starts tearing down her walls. I love that his method of demolishing those walls to get information about her is by giving her all the information about himself. He's a biker, a marine, a cowboy and a father. Yes! A father. He has a fourteen year old daughter named Zoey and it's one of my favorite things about him. He's a great dad.
One of my favorite parts of the story is when Casey and her best friends get together for one of their weekly breakfast gatherings. As Casey describes how Tenn makes her feel, she's the only one that doesn't recognize that she's in love. Her friends best advice is to "Make love your bitch." Now that is something Casey thinks she can do. Then life swoops and things aren't so simple. But relationships can grow stronger through hard times. (Sex while riding a horse seems to really help too). And the author does an amazing job delivering a epic happy ending. Shaken, Not Stirred can be read as a stand-alone but I have loved all of the books in the series and highly recommend that you read them.
"Yeah... it feels like the lifting of dark clouds on a rainy day... that moment when the sun peeks out and a rainbow magically appears." Loc 3132
"For the first time ever, I have the love of a woman that is more precious to me than the oxygen that sustains me. More important than my dreams to open a custom motorcycle shop. More essential to my way of living than anything else." Loc 3864
"Unfortunately, exhaustion got the better of me and after I heated Casey's ass up, I fucked myself into a coma, promptly falling asleep after I had the mother lode of all orgasms." Loc 4097
Author Bio & Links
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling 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. Her husband works for a Fortune 100 company
which lets him fly all over the world while she stays at home with their daughter and
three 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.
Sawyer is the author of several contemporary romances including the popular Off Series,
Cold Fury Series, the Legal Affairs Series and the Last Call Series.