Wicked Envy (Wicked Horse Vegas, Book #3)
Release Date: October 27, 2017
4 Wicked CROWNS
Best friends who have never crossed the line. All attractive. All intelligent. All young and virile with sexual appetites to match. This has all the makings of another seductive addition to the Wicked Horse Vegas series, and Wicked Envy certainly delivers.
The three main characters, Dane, Avril, and Andrew have been friends since college. Completely brilliant, innovative, and successful, these three seem to have the biotech world at their fingertips. From the beginning the dynamic of their relationship is unique. They both protect Avril in different ways. Andrew emotionally soothes her and Dane physically rescues her. The dynamic works for them and at the beginning, it is platonic, at least until the Wicked Horse comes into play. From the minute they enter one of my favorite worlds, the friendship begins to morph and shift into something else, something more dangerous and seductive. Sawyer Bennett, even as her characters change an evolve from their time together and their time at the club, keeps their evolution true to their characters.
Love triangles or multiple lovers is a hard story line for me. It usually becomes clear that one of them is not like the other two. The hot moments between the three evolve into intimate moments between the two with a new outsider. Not that this bothers me, but it I usually clear who the outsider will be, and in the case of Wicked Envy, it is pretty clear from the get go who will be left out. Now, I’m torn between the reaction to the dissolution of the threesome. On one side, I like the low angst, but the lack of feeling connected makes the passion between the three seem a tad disingenuous. I would suspect, though, that Sawyer Bennett never meant for this to be the main conflict, but the impetus for the larger conflict looming ahead. While the main conflict is initiated by an unexpected event, the reaction of the characters is expected, as we’ve been told about the proclivities and desires. Sawyer Bennett, as always, leaves readers in a good place.
Wicked Envy is another passionate and sexy addition to the Vegas spin-off. I always enjoy returning to my favorite club and seeing what mischief characters can get up to within its walls, and this installment delivers on everting we have come to expect from this author and this alluring world.
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
The best of friends.
Two men. One woman.
A sinful playground called The Wicked Horse.
Entrepreneur turned millionaire, Dane Hawthorne, has been known to get his kicks at The Wicked Horse Vegas, and he has no shortage of beautiful women waiting for a shot at him. Driven to succeed, no matter if he’s in the boardroom or the bedroom, Dane never backs down from a challenge.
Avril Carrigan isn’t the type of woman to take risks in her personal life but after a broken heart and too much liquid courage, Avril decides to best way to get over one man, is to get under another. Looking to experience all the debauchery she’s heard about from her best friend and business partner, Dane, she requests one thing of him—take her to The Wicked Horse.
The request seems simple. One friend helping another in her time of need. But now that they’ve crossed the threshold, things aren’t as easy as they once seemed. Not only is Dane looking at Avril in a new light, but so is their other business partner and best friend, Andrew Collings. As Dane’s envy blooms, he wonders if he made the right decision when he agreed to show Avril his wicked world.
What happens when the lines of friendship are blurred and boundaries are crossed? Will their relationships survive or will jealousy tear them all apart?
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About the Author:
Since the release of her debut contemporary romance novel, Off Sides, in January 2013, Sawyer Bennett has released multiple books, many of which have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists.
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 daughter, as well as full-time servant to her 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 even better, both.
Sawyer also writes general and women’s fiction under the pen name S. Bennett and sweet romance under the name Juliette Poe.
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