By Sawyer Bennett
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.
MAKE IT A DOUBLE is the second book in the Last Call series and is about Hunter’s twin brother Brody, who was recently released from prison after serving five years for vehicular manslaughter. Things between Brody and Alyssa start out rocky, only because he thinks she must be a horrible person because she comes from money. It doesn’t take him long to realise that she’s nothing like the rich people he’s had the unfortunate privilege of knowing. With her big heart, Alyssa is able to gain Brody’s trust⎯in a way his family could not⎯and their relationship thrives. Unfortunately, both Brody and Alyssa have exes that descend on the town to make their lives a living hell.
I liked Brody, who’s nickname should be Broody. His struggle with trying to adapt to his new way of life while facing an uncertain future was heartbreaking. I liked that his personality changed for the better when he finally let Alyssa in. I also liked Alyssa, who has no problem standing up to her mother, her ex and even Brody’s ex, and I loved that about her. She might be strong, but she also has a huge heart, which is obvious when you learn that she used her trust fund to open up a no-kill shelter in town, much to her parents dismay.
MAKE IT A DOUBLE is told in dual POVs and while it’s part of a series, it can be read as a stand-alone. It ends with an adorable HEA for Brody and Alyssa that was slightly cheesy but also sweet and cool. Be prepared for a shocking twist that even I didn’t see coming, which hardly ever happens.
“All I really have is my name to offer you. I hope you’ll take it, because I’d never offer it to anyone else.”
Make It A Double (Last Call # 2)
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