Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Book Tour for Code Name: Rook by Sawyer Bennett (REVIEW)......

A man keeping the truth about his job a secret finds the truth coming out in a dramatic way in this sensual and suspenseful romance.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Code Name: Rook by Sawyer Bennett, along with my impressions of it, then add this sixth installment in the Jameson Force Security series to your bookshelf!

Being a highly skilled operative for a company like Jameson Force Security is exhilarating and important work...until it comes time to date. I like to keep my profession under wraps for a number of reasons. Some of what we do is top secret, most of what we do is dangerous, and more than one woman has tried to latch onto me because she was more enamored with what I do than who Cage Murdock really is. And since I’m more of a ‘here for the night’ than a ‘here for forever’ kind of guy, what’s the harm in a little white lie about my job?
My harmless deceit has never failed me. Until now. Because I met the most amazing woman and did the unthinkable. I married her. And now my beautiful, unsuspecting, probably-going-to- leave-my-sorry-behind-when-she-finds-out-the-truth wife doesn’t know that I’m not a used car salesman like I told her when we met.
As it typically does with lies, the truth is about to come out in a big way when Jaime unwittingly gets herself mixed up with some unsavory characters and I, along with the team at Jameson, have to intervene. Now I need to save my girl and hope I can save my marriage too. Let’s just say I have some serious explaining to do.




The Jameson Force Security series has been one thrill ride after another with this latest release another satisfying addition to the series.  With a storyline that's fairly straightforward it still manages to pull at the heartstrings as a man who doesn't do commitment desperately tries to keep his marriage intact while figuring out a way to reveal the truth about his job.  To the world Cage Murdock's a used car salesman, but in actuality he's a former Navy SEAL still saving people from dangerous situations.  His wife is Jaime Dolan, a woman that he saw as a just one night kind of gal, but one date led to another that led to a quickie wedding that both of them are very happy with.  The only trouble is...Cage's lie that's hanging over them like a thundercloud.  He still hasn't told Jaime the truth, but his job definitely comes in handy when she's kidnapped by people associated with her slightly shady brother.

Cage is a wonderful and sturdy hero, dependable to a fault and supportive of his friends. He's someone you can count on, someone always there in the background who deserved to finally take center stage.  The first half of this book went over events in the previous book, events seen from Cage's perspective which enhanced the previous installment. The second half is about Cage being out in the field while doing what he can to save his marriage...a plan that has him continuing to be the good guy he's always been.  There was no grand gesture or angst-filled apology from this guy that's for sure...just a slow and steady journey to forgiveness!  He's lucky that Jaime is his wife as she's a perfect match to him.  Strong, likable, and someone readers can see themselves hanging out with is how I'd describe her.  She's kind hearted, down to earth, with scars from lies told to her in the past.  She couldn't help falling for Cage though in a connection that sizzled from the start.  Once her life gets put in danger the suspense is amped up too in a journey full of twists and turns that gives them time to work through the big secret that's been hanging over them.

From the first page to the last this was a satisfying story with a good romance and exhilarating action...hallmarks of Ms. Bennett's writings.  I was glued to the story, frantically turning the pages to reach the HEA. It was a quick read, not too overly emotionally, but well-crafted to make me care about this couple.  Along the way we got to see past characters as well as tempting moments from others who are now coming out of the shadows and that have me greatly anticipating what comes next.

My rating for this is a B+

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


New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author Sawyer Bennett uses real life experience to create relatable stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From contemporary romance, fantasy romance, and both women’s and general fiction, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone.
A former trial lawyer from North Carolina, when she is not bringing fiction to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to her very adorable daughter, as well as full-time servant to her wonderfully naughty dogs.

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