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.
In comes Alyssa Meyers into his life. Alyssa is best friends with Brody's sister-in-law. Despite growing up in a privileged home, she rejects that lifestyle as cold and uncaring. Alyssa is full of life and pours all of her love and care into her animal rescue, The Haven. Anyone who is dedicated that much to animals surely has much love to give.
This is what draws the two together. And it is beautiful. It is ferocious. It is some of Sawyer Bennett's best work. She has a keen ability to tap into a character's nobility, whether it is standing up for discarded animals or protecting the family. At the end, I applaud our characters' sacrifices and sigh at their love story.
IN A NUTSHELL: I love this Last Call series. I love the setting. For me, it's almost a character unto itself. I adore the characters. I am entangled in their stories and I want to read more!