Friday, June 9, 2017

Book Tour for Wicked Favor by Sawyer Bennett (REVIEW)

Ms. Bennett first introduced readers to the naughtiness of The Wicked Horse in her previous series set in Wyoming.  With this series starter readers once again get to witness the erotic shenanigans that goes on between strangers and couples as an unlikely connection forms between a man bent on revenge and a woman looking to save her niece and her own life.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of a Wicked Favor by Sawyer Bennett, along with my impressions of it, then add this first installment in The Wild Horse Vegas series to your bookshelf!

New York Times bestselling author, Sawyer Bennett, is happy to introduce a new Wicked Horse club in Las Vegas and you’re cordially invited to attend the grand opening...
As the owner of The Wicked Horse, an elite sex club located along the Vegas Strip, Jerico Jameson never spends the night alone. Gorgeous, ripped, and totally alpha, Jerico doesn’t grant favors and will rarely give you the time of day—unless he wants you in his bed. So when the sister of his sworn enemy shows up asking for help, saying no should be easy. But when Jerico takes one look at her and sees an opportunity to help this beautiful woman while exacting revenge on her brother, he’s not about to pass that up.
Beaten and bruised, Trista Barnes is running out of options, and Jerico is her last chance to get out of the mess she’s in. She doesn’t know why Jerico despises her brother so much, but as long as he can help her, she doesn’t care. Jerico offers her safety while opening her up to a sinful world she never knew existed.
As she succumbs to Jerico’s erotic charm, Trista lets herself fall into the wicked world of guilt free pleasure with no regrets. Under his strong alpha hand, she blooms, and so does Jerico’s possessiveness. But what happens when Trista finds out she was a pawn in Jerico’s game all along, and that the price for his favor was steeper than she ever imagined – her heart.


She pops her head in first and gives me a tentative smile. You busy?"
Not at all, I tell her as I wave her in.
She disappears for a moment, and then opens the door wider. I see shes carrying a large, plastic container thats dome shaped and has a handle on top. My eyes only flick to it briefly before coming back to her. Shes much better to look at.
Shutting the door behind her, she walks up to my desk with a goofy grin on her face and sets the plastic container in front of me. I look down at it, and then up to her. Whats that?"
Something I made for you this morning, she says, unlocking the tabs at the bottom. She lifts the dome top off, and Im staring at a cake in front of me.
Slowly, I look back up to her. You made me a cake?"
Not just any cake, she says while wagging a finger at me. A four-layer, homemade red velvet cake with whipped mascarpone icing."
Jesus, I mutter as I look at the cake, wondering what this weird squeezing sensation is in my chest. When I look back up to her, I have to ask her again, You made that just for me?"
Just for you, she says with satisfaction all over her face. You said it was your favorite, and I had some time this morning after pancakes."
I push out of my chair and wave a hand at the cake. You just happened to have all these ingredients, huh? You routinely use something as odd as mascarpone?"
Her grin turns mischievous as she shrugs. Well, I may have had to go to the grocery store for a few things."
Jesus fuck. I cant believe she did that for me.
My mind races over the years, and I cant remember anyone doing something so randomly nice for me. So spontaneous and with the sole intention of doing it to please me.
Picking up the cake, I round the desk and head for the side door that connects to my kitchen. Lets take this next door."
I dont miss the disgruntled expression on Tristas face as she clearly expected me to act differently. Im sure she was thinking Id be a bit more effusive in my praise, and I intend to be.
Just in my apartment.
She follows me through the door as I balance the cake on my hand. I immediately lay it down on my kitchen counter and spin around just as shes walking through the door, taking her face in my hands and walking right into her. My mouth hits hers.She gives a huff of surprise as I turn slightly and back her into the refrigerator. Angling my head, I kiss her deeply. It’s possible because she angles hers the other way, opening her mouth to give me entrance.
Yes, its a deep kiss, but its not sexual. Its a show of unbridled happiness that makes me feel like a kid, or perhaps its gratitude that Trista perhaps thinks this is something other than just sex".
When I pull away, Tristas cheeks are pink and shes slightly panting. She whispers breathlessly to me, I should make you cake more often."
The grin that breaks wide is my answer, followed by another swift kiss. Then Im turning away from her and grabbing a fork out of my drawer. Without any pomp, and certainly no circumstance to wait for a plate, I punch my fork down into the top of the cake and pull a huge chunk out.
Oh, my God.” Trista giggles as she comes to stand beside me at the counter. I angle toward her as I bring the fork to my lips, open my mouth wide, and shove the cake in. Cheeks bulging and the taste of rich cake and lightly sweet, tangy frosting coating my tongue, I groan in satisfaction. Our eyes stay locked as I chew and chew and chew, and finally swallow the heaven in my mouth. Tristas eyes are sparkling with humor and a bit of pride.
Good? she asks.
I give a swipe of my tongue over my bottom lip to catch some stray frosting there. Its amazing. Thank you."
She beams a brilliant smile as she sets the cake carrier on the counter and turns toward the door that leads back into my office. Youre welcome. Now Ive got to get going."
Wait, I say as I snag her arm and turn her back to me. You just got here."
And my work is done, she says impishly, going to her tiptoes to give me a quick kiss. Im meeting Mom and Corinne for lunch, and Ive got to get going."
Well, there goes all thought of spending my afternoon with Trista in bed rather than golfing.
But Id never begrudge her time with Jolene and Corinne. Their unity right now is extremely important. I do pull her into me and wrap my arms around her waist after throwing the fork into the sink. Tristas hands come to my chest as she looks up at me curiously.
Take the night off, I tell her softly and I have to admit, the way her eyes go warm makes me feel fucking really good. Make it an entire day and night thing with Corinne, okay?"
Really? she asks with sweetest type of surprise in her eyes.
Yeah, I murmur as I tighten my arms around her. Ill keep myself occupied with the cake tonight."
Her lips quirking, she gets a playful look in her eyes. We could um FaceTime each other later."
My eyebrows rise with interest, but I play a little stupid. FaceTime?"
Naked. FaceTime.” She annunciates each word slowly, and my dick perks up at this suggestion.
And for a man who has done about every dirty thing imaginable, it hits me hard that this is something new. Something Ive never done with another woman and now, Im glad shes not coming so I can have something new and unique just with Trista.
What time might you be calling me? I ask in a husky voice.
Be ready around eleven, she says, pressing into me. Clothing is optional".
Wrong, I tell her with a shake of my head. Naked is mandatory.




With the temps scorching outside so too are the pages in this series starter that's an off-shoot from Ms. Bennett's previous Wicked Horse series set in Wyoming.  Decadent delights abound in this erotically-charged tale of revenge that quickly becomes an obsession towards one woman by a man sworn never to love.

Jerico Jameson's a man of great wealth and power.  With the running of two businesses making him millions of dollars he should be on top of the world but an act of betrayal by his ex-fiancee and a man he entrusted with his life has left him embittered.  Being cheated on has hardened his heart and left him doubtful of love.  Being the owner of a sex club gives him all he needs as he can indulge in all the kinks he can imagine without having to connect with anyone.  This way of life has worked for him for a long time but everything changes the moment the sister of the man he hates, but owes his life to, walks through the door. He's immediately drawn to her carefree looks and air of naivete and is excited for the chance to use her desperation to get back at the man who ruined his dreams for the future.  A contract between them will get her the money she needs to pay back a loan shark while he'll get to introduce her to all sorts of decadent acts in a plot to embarrass her brother with her downfall.  Close quarters, quiet talks, and increasingly erotic encounters lead to an unexpected connection that reawakens his heart and has him desperate to keep her once their contract expires.  When she learns the truth about his vengeance though he realizes all that he had could be lost forever which leaves readers rooting for them to make their way back to each other in a tale with surprising heart and soul.  Jerico's clearly a man who's hurting.  He's enjoyed his indulgences but it's all becoming meaningless and passe until the freshness of Trista comes into his life.  She challenges him while he enjoys introducing her to all sorts of new erotic dreams. He enjoys bringing out her naughty side as much as she enjoys bringing out his softer side.  Jerico's full of anger and detachment early on but being with Trista brings out his kind heart and a desire to do whatever necessary to make her happy.  It's an appealing side and a subtle shift that endeared him to me.  His dichotomy of being a sex god as well as a guy willing to make all the dreams come true for the woman he loves is an enticing one that has me dreaming of him still.

Trista's the kind of girl who's easy to relate to.  She's a hard worker put into a tough position due to her niece's heart ailment.  Borrowing the money needed from a despicable man to help her niece is just the start of her problems as unforeseen events leave her unable to pay the money back.  With nowhere else to turn, and fearful of the consequences, she ends up making a deal with the devil that has her embracing her sensual side with Jerico as her teacher.  Trista challenges him, makes him see things differently, and brings out his gentle side through each sweet word and deed she lavishes on him.  Though she doesn't expect a commitment from him it's clear that they're growing closer just as the end of their contract is ending too.  Finding out the truth about his plot to use her to hurt her brother leaves her bruised and running in anger but readers will be left hoping for HEA as it's obvious how good they are together.  Trista may seem timid at times but when push comes to shove this kitten definitely has claws.  She's intrigued by all the decadence she sees and isn't ashamed to admit her desires which is refreshing to see.  Her interactions are all about sex with Jerico early on but the longer they're together the more heartfelt their time together becomes, the sweeter and more enriched their time together is for readers.

This was a story with only a small speed bump to keep readers from their HEA. The rest of the story is all about decadent delights and erotically-charged encounters that will wrap readers up in a sensual haze.  Numerous scorching encounters between Jerico and Trista, and one between them and his best friend Kynan, left me parched but enjoying the strengthening connection between this dynamic duo.  Kynan's another highlight in this book alongside this immensely appealing main couple.  A sexy Brit covered in tats he's a loyal friend who wears his heart on his sleeve.  He too was once in love and let them get away which has him acting as matchmaker this time around in getting Jerico and Trista together.  He oozes sex appeal, is sinfully charming, and I'm left drooling in anticipation for his story to be told!  This is ultimately a romance with virtually no angst that takes you away from all your cares for a few hours as you become immersed in a story full of eroticism along with surprising heart and soul.  Ms. Bennett's become a master at this balancing act and I look forward to the next installment in this series set amongst all the naughtiness Las Vegas has to offer.

My rating for this is an A-

*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.


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 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 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.

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