Sawyer Bennett is one of those authors that I start doing the whole ‘gimme gimme’ hands thing when I hear she has a new book coming up and pounce as soon as I can. So, when Sexy Lies and Rock & Roll was offered up, it was a no brainer to make a grab for it and while it was just as hot and sweet as all of her other books with a leading man I absolutely loved, I found I wasn’t as taken with the female lead as much as I’d like to have been.
After leaving his band and going solo Evan finds that he is in need of good legal counsel in more ways than one as he works at navigating his new found status as the music world’s newest rock god. I loved Evan, I really did. He’s the good guy, sexy as sin determined alpha male all rolled up into a lickable package. He’s honest, blunt, a little sneaky and has a dirty mouth that will make your panties melt.
Emma wants to live a nice, quiet and orderly life but is missing one significant piece to that puzzle. Her job. Yes, she is practicing law, just not the type of law she has her mind set on and finds herself in a rut that she can’t seem to get out of. Oh, Emma. I had a bit of a time with Emma. On one side of the coin I admired her drive and determination to live the life she wanted because I always say, if you’re gonna go, go big. But on the flip side, her tunnel vision rubbed me the wrong way because it made her seem highly judgemental. Her true saving grace was that when taken to task for her assumptions, she did tend to let it all out and be honest about how she was feeling instead of keeping it bottled up.
Their journey to their HEA was somewhat predictable, but still enjoyable mainly because of Evan. I kept turning the pages to see what he’d do next to get Emma to break out of her carefully constructed glass house. Admittedly, when Emma did step out of her comfort zone she was pretty damn cool, so Evan was a great influence on her and I enjoyed their personality clashes and the smexyness was pretty d@mn hot. And though I am happy that they did get their HEA, I felt like resolution to their big blowout was rushed, which isn’t the norm for me since I don’t like it when things get dragged out, but I needed there to be more out of it considering what it was about and the fallout.
While Evan and Emma’s story ended up garnering a 3 star rating overall, the .5 came about because of one of the secondary characters. I ADORED Midge! The name sound familiar? It should if you’re a Sawyer Bennett fan. I want to be her when I grow up. She was fan-f$%king-tastic!
While Sexy Lies and Rock & Roll isn’t one of my top Sawyer Bennett reads, the story is still solid with all the alpha male smexyness that she does so well.
~**~ Copy received from the publisher via NetGalley & voluntarily reviewed ~**~
When you’re a rock god, fame and fortune are your two best friends, but they can be fickle bitches. Everyone wants a piece of me and I have no clue how to deal with it all. I’m being sued, pressured to sign contracts, and fending off rabid women who want to steal my virtue.
Well, not that I really have any virtue, but still… my life has turned completely bat-shit crazy.
That’s why I need Emma Peterson. She got me out of a bit of a jam once, and I know she can do it again. The only problem is that sweet, prim and totally straight-laced Emma doesn’t want anything to do with me. Not professionally, and certainly not personally.
It’s not that I want her in that way. Let’s be realistic… it would take a crow bar of epic proportions to get her to spread those legs for me.
No, I only want her legal expertise and for her to make sense of my crazy world. It’s a good thing I have just the leverage to make her do my bidding, because her refusal is not an option.
*Sexy Lies and Rock & Roll is a hot, romantic comedy stand alone.
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 Mary’s 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.