by Sawyer Bennett (Goodreads Author)
Brody Markham has endured a nightmare, spending the last five years in prison and losing everything that was dear to him. Now he’s back home, trying to survive in a world he doesn’t recognize anymore. While his family and friends desperately try to reach through to him, he shelters himself further and further away from their love.
Alyssa Myers has worked her entire life to distance herself from the luxurious and privileged lifestyle in which she was raised. Running her non-profit agency, The Haven, she is content to spend her days helping abused animals find sanctuary, which fulfills her in a way that money just can’t buy.
Maybe it’s that she recognizes in Brody some of the same characteristics she sees in her homeless wards, but Alyssa is powerless to stop her personal quest to make Brody whole again.
While Brody struggles to surface from the darkness, Alyssa tries to protect her heart in case he’s not willing to accept the light that she offers him.
Genre: Adult Contemporary
Part 2 in an ongoing series
My Make it a Double Review...
Well this is book two in the Last Call series where we get to find out what is behind the brooding Brody. Brody has just been released from prison and he's having a hard time finding the balance with the old Brody and the new jaded Brody. One thing he does know is he hates rich heiresses so when he meets Alyssa a friend of the family he has an instant dislike knowing she come from money.
Alyssa may come from money but has a huge heart and wants nothing to do with her family but uses the money to support a no kill animal shelter that she lives and breathes because it's all of her and consumes her with passion. Trying to help Brody out she offers him to help out at the shelter, to help with his community service hours but it's quickly turned down when Brody lashes out at her.
Even though Brody's jaded he still finds Alyssa the little pixie very captivating but once an heiress always a heiress and he knows what that can do. However, he quickly realizes he may have judged to quickly and realizes that maybe Alyssa is more than he thinks she is. So he gives in to help her out at the shelter but quickly finds his past thrown in his face mixed in with his present when Alyssa overhears a huge secret that has weighed on him for years. This secret quickly bonds the two of them making them go from friends to lovers rather quickly but it's warranted when he needs to be there to help protect Alyssa from a stalker ex boyfriend.
"You don't amuse, Alyssa. You captivate."
Brody's secret is huge and bit devastating but he comes close to losing his heart he realizes that he has to come clean to everyone so they can all move forward. I adored Brody and Alyssa together and I'm always a big fan with the heroine is strong and independent yet loyal and loving.
Great Book. Great Series!!
4 holy shit balls thumbs up!