As a huge Sawyer Bennett fangirl I always get stupidly excited when a new book becomes available and that held true for Wicked Ride. I’ve enjoyed the previous books in the series and have a serious obsession with Bridger. But while I can honestly say that I enjoyed the book and that it was a great addition to the series as a whole, I’m left with the feeling that I needed more from Logan and Aurelie’s journey to their HEA.
Logan and Aurelie's story ~ 3 Stars
Yeah I’m giving them and their story 3 stars, but it’s not because I didn’t like them because I did. Aurelie is a tough little cookie. She has a bit of a sketchy past, and even present, but she is a survivor and I can’t really fault her for her decisions. She may not be on the up and up, but she’s trying to set things right the only way she knows how and I can’t help but admire her for it.
Logan is the guy who is down for anything and since he is a Fantasy Maker at the Silo that’s definitely a good thing, but even the good time guy has his demons and Logan’s run deep. He doesn’t want to need or want anyone and yet he finds himself surrounded by people who do give a damn about him and who he actually cares about, which surprises him. He is sweet, sexy and protective and the fact that at times it seems like his dick is totally different entity is actually pretty damn funny.
Now. I will say that there is a lot of “Insta-ness” going on between Logan and Aurelie and I have nothing against Insta-Lust, Insta-Connection or Insta-Love. I really don’t. I can roll with just about anything as long as we get to go deep with the characters as the story progresses. And for the most part I enjoyed the ride because Ms. Bennett played that Insta line real well, but while I liked how things progressed with them and the sexual chemistry was at a five alarm I need to take a freezing cold shower level, things just felt lopsided to me. While there was a lot of showing rather than telling going on and they did spend quite a bit of time together, I felt that only one of them fully opened up while the other didn’t and when that person finally lays it all out, it was heartbreaking, but rushed.
Bridger and that epilogue - 1 star
Yes. Bridger gets his own star. In fact, he’s gotten his own star in every book, so it really should come as no surprise that he gets one now. Each book has only given us snapshots of who the man is while keeping him firmly in the Enigma Zone. That is until THAT epilogue. I swear I had to go back and read it a couple of times because I was not ready for it, but it definitely has me wanting to have Wicked Bond in my hands right now. But since that isn’t going to happen I shall do the whole practicing patience thing and count the days until it I can get my greedy little hands on it.
~ ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review ~
I think this woman may be the death of me. A dire prediction, but probably true.
Probably true because she’s not mine to have and I’ll probably take her, even at the risk to my own safety. So many men slobbering to get a taste of her and only one, sweet, virginal girl to go around.
She’s a virgin.
Looking like a porcelain china doll that would break if not handled carefully. But I also know she’s stronger than she looks.
She’s a contradiction.
She’s most likely my downfall.
Like I said, she’ll probably be the death of me, but it’s a risk I’m willing to take.
**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.**
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.