Cain Murphy is as big and bad as they come. After serving in the Marines, he’s returned home to Wyoming and now works as head of security at the exclusive sex club, The Wicked Horse. His job is to protect not only the patrons, but to zealously guard the secret existence of the club itself.
Sloane Preston is all about discovering secrets. As an undercover reporter, she’s determined to reveal the truth behind the facade of The Wicked Horse and expose it for all the world to see. She just didn’t count on her pathway into the club coming at the hands of one gorgeously scarred and bad ass bouncer who manages to easily possess her body and soul.
While Cain’s not looking for anyone to catch his eye, Sloane did it all the same, and he’s not bemoaning the fact that she’s as wickedly kinky as he is. As both get caught up in the sinful fantasies that only The Wicked Horse can create, secrets and loyalties will be tested and hearts will risk being broken.
**Warning: this book has sex in it. Lots of sex. Dirty sex. The Wicked Horse Series is a bit different than what Sawyer Bennett normally writes. While you’ll still enjoy fabulous characters, a suspenseful story, some witty banter and an epic romance, there’s just… a lot of sex. You’ve been warned
Ever since finishing Wicked Fall I’ve been wanting Cain’s story, okay really I wanted Bridger’s and who wouldn’t? But after that epilogue I was more than happy to hear that I’d be getting up close and personal with The Wicked Horse’s and The Silo’s sexy head of security, and holy hell did this one have me needing to take more than one cold shower and had me going through all the feels as Cain and Sloane’s story played out.
I adored Sloane. Yes, she is in Wyoming for a story and isn’t entirely honest about it, but despite that aspect she actually has a lot of integrity and a good moral compass because while she is after a story, she wants hard facts not just hearsay and that I can get behind. She’s also sassy and witty and has a kindness to her that draws you in and makes you want to get to know her more.
Cain is my kind of alpha male dominant, determined, sexy as hell and yet has a hidden gentlemanly side that makes you swoon even as you’re begging him for more. He tends to be more crude than smooth but that was something that I actually found refreshing because he completely owned it. He was who he was and you either accepted or not. But what I found most interesting about the man was that for the most part he had a very cut and dry view of the world and didn’t spend too much time dwelling on the things he couldn’t change. He simply went with his gut and that was that.
In Wicked Fall my reaction to Woolf’s and Callie’s relationship had been rather tepid, but that is not the case with Cain and Sloane at all. The evolution of it was done beautifully and dear lord was the sexual chemistry between them explosive talk about doing erotic romance right! Despite the issue of Sloane’s true reason for being in Wyoming and Cain’s stance on relationships, they connected in every other way and watching as that connection grew without them even trying was a lot of fun, even when the road became extremely bumpy.
The writing, as always, was engaging and well paced and I enjoyed the way she resolved the one lingering issue from the first book, and if you haven’t read Wicked Fall (Which you really should just because) you don’t need to worry about feeling lost because Ms. Bennett does a great job at reminding/bringing the reader up to date with all that happened and led us to this point. Then there are the supporting cast of characters. We get to catch up a bit with Callie and Woolf, and I can still say that I really like the both. Rand and Logan get a little love, okay a lot of love, and I can’t wait for Rand’s book. And then there is Bridger *swoon/happy sigh* I swear to God the wait for that man’s book is painful because he just jumps off the page and makes you want to know more about him.
The Bottom Line: If you are a fan of erotic romance that isn’t only hot as hell, but has well developed characters and a storyline then this one needs to be put on your must read list!
~ ARC provided by Big Dog Books via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review ~
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Sawyer Bennett is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. Her husband works for a Fortune 100 company which lets him fly all over the world while she stays at home with their daughter and three big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn't have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.
Sawyer is the author of several contemporary romances including the popular Off Series, the Legal Affairs Series, the Last Call Series and the Carolina Cold Fury Hockey Series.