Author: Sawyer Bennett
Title: "Wicked favor"
Book 1 in series The Wicked Horse Vegas
Main characters: Jerico Jameson and Trista Barnes
As the owner of The Wicked Horse, an elite sex club located along the Vegas Strip, Jerico Jameson never spends the night alone. Gorgeous, ripped, and totally alpha, Jerico doesn’t grant favors and will rarely give you the time of day—unless he wants you in his bed. So when the sister of his sworn enemy shows up asking for help, saying no should be easy. But when Jerico takes one look at her and sees an opportunity to help this beautiful woman while exacting revenge on her brother, he’s not about to pass that up.
Beaten and bruised, Trista Barnes is running out of options, and Jerico is her last chance to get out of the mess she’s in. She doesn’t know why Jerico despises her brother so much, but as long as he can help her, she doesn’t care. Jerico offers her safety while opening her up to a sinful world she never knew existed.
As she succumbs to Jerico’s erotic charm, Trista lets herself fall into the wicked world of guilt free pleasure with no regrets. Under his strong alpha hand, she blooms, and so does Jerico’s possessiveness. But what happens when Trista finds out she was a pawn in Jerico’s game all along, and that the price for his favor was steeper than she ever imagined – her heart.
I got an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review :) this is the first book in the new series, that is actually a spin-off from another sereis by Sawyer Bennett, The Wicked Horse, but worry not if you haven't read it yet... cause I missed it as well, and that fact did not stand in my way of enjoying this story :) so you don't need to read the five original books to get into this one... although I do need to warn you that this particular type of a story is not for everyone... :) let me try to explain without spoilers... ;)
Well, the first thing you all need to know is that the majority of the book takes place in a sex club... :) so be prepared for some very hot and sinful scenes... :) I definitely don't recommend reading this book in a public place... unless you are perfectly fine with blushing and fanning yourself all the time... ;) but back to the story and our main couple :) since I haven't read the original series I don't know if we met Jerico before, but either way, he is the owner of The Wicked Horse, an exclusive sex club in Las Vegas :) after certain events in his past, he is definitely not looking for anything serious... he have this whole alpha vibes going on about him but don't judge him too quickly based on that, because there is a surprise or two waiting along the way for you to discover about him... :) he meets Trista, when she comes to him looking for help with a loan... it's a big and complicated mess that I'm not gonna go into details right now, but he agrees to help her, under certain conditions... again, I won't share much more about it, but yeah... his intentions are not so good... but all of that changes once he starts to get to know Trista better... almost without his conscious knowledge he acts differently abround her... and even though there is plenty of heat and chemistry between them, I have to say that those few surprising sweet and vulnerable moments were absolutely my favourite in the story :) the whole book takes place over about a month, and trust me... a lot of things can happen in that amount of time ;)
Long story short I gave this book 4 stars :) I really enjoyed it, which surprised me a bit, because it didn't really sounded like my cup of tea :) but I do adore Sawyer's writing style, and it was as addicting and entertaining as always :) so while I had some issues with certain elements of this story, it did not stop me from inhaling that book ;) because it is a super fast read :) with alternating perspectives, which means we get chapters from both Trista and Jerico's points of view, it keeps you glued to the pages... :) I am definitely very curious about future stories in this series and will gladly come back soon, because the sequel goes live in a few months, if I remember correctly ;) I can definitely recommend this story, but be prepared, it's not just a book that you can pick up whenever... you need to be in a mood to read a sinful and steamy story... ;) you've been warned... ;)
About the author:
Since the release of her debut contemporary romance novel, Off Sides, in January 2013, Sawyer Bennett has released more than 30 books and has been featured on both the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists on multiple occasions.
A reformed trial lawyer from North Carolina, Sawyer uses real life experience to create relatable, sexy stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From new adult to erotic contemporary romance, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone.
Sawyer likes her Bloody Marys strong, her martinis dirty, and her heroes a combination of the two. When not bringing fictional romance to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to a very active toddler, as well as full-time servant to two adorably naughty dogs. She believes in the good of others, and that a bad day can be cured with a great work-out, cake, or a combination of the two.
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