Never in your wildest dreams could you begin to imagine all the filthy and depraved things that go on inside The Wicked Horse. Step inside and Woolf Jennings will make every one of your dirty fantasies come true.
He’s covered in a facade of deception. An enticing blend of multi-millionaire and hot-as-hell Wyoming rancher, those that think they know Woolf Jennings admire his abilities to preside as CEO of his family’s cattle and oil empire. But only a privileged few truly understand what fuels the glitter of depravity in those gorgeous blue eyes. Only a few know he’s opened up a sinfully erotic and private sex club named The Wicked Horse right at the base of the beautiful Teton Mountain range.
Sweet Callie Hayes has returned home to Wyoming and is looking forward to starting her life over again. After a night of impetuosity, she’s managed to put herself right in Woolf’s line of sight… the man who she foolishly offered up her virginity to years ago and was flatly turned down.
Now Woolf is seeing that Callie is all grown up and has a kinky side to her that leaves him as confused as it does turned on. Worse yet, both Callie’s dirty desires and sweet heart are getting under his skin, and making Woolf question everything he’s ever believed about himself.
From the moment I picked up and devoured Uncivilized, Sawyer Bennett has been one of my go to authors. I’ve enjoyed her writing style and how she brings the characters to life and each time I’ve read her books I’ve gotten totally sucked in and have a difficult time putting it down and Wicked Fall is no different. But while I really enjoyed the book I felt that there was something missing in Callie and Woolf’s road to their HEA.
It pains me to say that because I’ve always enjoyed the way Ms. Bennett builds the relationships between her characters, she makes you believe that they belong together by showing you just how compatible they are outside the hot sex but in this case I felt that there was more of them telling me that they were connecting rather than showing me. It could definitely be a whole ‘It’s not you it’s me’ thing but I still liked Callie and Woolf as a couple in the end, just didn’t love them.
But despite my tepid feelings towards them as a couple, I really liked Callie. Walking in and finding her fiance in the position she did would be life altering if it wasn’t what you’d ever suspect and I have to give the girl credit for handling it the way she did. She wanted to step outside the box she’d put herself in and just try things out to see if she liked it or not. She was honest, not only with herself but with Woolf, and stood her ground when necessary. Woolf, oh Woolf, how I have a like/hate relationship with you. He is a charming, sexy, confident alpha male with a bit a of a kinky side, though it’s not as dark as people may think, he’s just open minded when it comes to kink, but his constant ‘sweet girl’ zoning Callie ended up getting on my last nerve and anytime he brought it up I started to growl. I understood his reasoning behind it, but it still drove me nuts.
Outside of the HEA couple, I LOVED Bridger and I’ll be honest and admit that he was part of the reason I gave this book the rating I did because it would have been lower had it been based only on Callie and Woolf. But Bridger is an enigma. He has that IT factor and I totally want to find out just what makes him tick, especially because he’s so damn good at reading people. Then there is Cain. We only get a very small tease with him, but it was definitely made me sit up and notice him. The writing was engaging and flowed well, as always. And while a discreet sex club isn’t necessarily new, there are interesting characters that populate it so it’ll be interesting to see how everything plays out.
The Bottom Line: Even though I didn’t fall in love with Callie and Woolf, I was still hooked from the start and am looking forward to the next book.
~ ARC received from Big Dog Books, LLC 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 and the Last Call Series.