REVIEW: SAWYER BENNETT ✮ WICKED CHOICE

REVIEW: SAWYER BENNETT ✮ WICKED CHOICEWicked Choice by Sawyer Bennett
Also by this author: Marek
on January 2nd 2018
Genres: Fiction, Romance
Pages: 223
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three-half-stars

Rachel Hart and Bodie Wright are nothing more than teammates. As mercenaries for hire with the elite Jameson Group, they have each other’s backs in the most dangerous of circumstances. But after a mission gone deadly wrong, Rachel does something she’s never done before. She crosses the professional line and takes comfort in Bodie’s arms.

One night of passion turns their lives upside down with a pregnancy neither of them expected, and one that Rachel was too terrified to ever want. Bodie, however, is a family man through and through, and he’s determined to raise their child alone if necessary.

The only common thread Rachel and Bodie have is their membership at The Wicked Horse, a sex club that lets them both fulfill their dirtiest fantasies with each other. As they become more intimately entwined, the strong, steady man with a heart of gold makes Rachel question everything she ever thought she knew about herself. Their wicked nights together make them so much more than teammates and Rachel is about to discover the choices she thought were the most difficult are actually the easiest ones to make.

When I receive a new Wicked Horse book I expect a filthy hot story, it’s set in a sex club after all. WICKED CHOICE departs a bit from the concept, the club isn’t featured as prominently. It’s not a bad thing, just a heads up because when it comes down to it, Rachel and Bodie will set your Kindle on fire.

Anyway – now that this is out of the way, let’s focus on the story and characters. This time we go back to the Jameson group, a top security company, formerly owned by Jerico Jameson from WICKED FAVOR. Bodie and Rachel work there as mercenaries, they are fantastic at their job because they love what they do. One night changes both of their lives though and not because they rock each other’s world. Although they do. Rock each other’s world that is.

This story takes an interesting spin on the unexpected pregnancy theme. It has the heroine not wanting the baby and the hero being all in. Rachel has her reasons but the longer the little peanut grows in her the stronger the bond becomes – something she didn’t anticipate.

I loved how understanding Bodie was in all this. He never pushed, he let Rachel come to the right decision at her own pace. In general, Bodie is as easy-going as they come and incredibly mature for a young man at 26, and sweet and tender with Rachel. He is also possessive, protective and a bit of a badass.

He knew. He absolutely fucking knew what I needed. I needed him to tell me to be strong. Just before that, I needed him to hug me, and he knew that, too. He gave me what I needed both times without me even asking for it.

Rachel is tough as nails and she isn’t used to somebody taking care of her. It was a little amusing to see this kickass, fearless woman dissolve into tears because of pregnancy hormones. Sometimes those tough, strong heroines have a tendency to come across a little hardened. Not Rachel, while she had her walls up she was never unlikable.

 Being a mother meant a commitment and responsibility I’d never been quite able to handle.

One more thing that I really enjoyed was that the heroine was significantly older than the hero. Rachel was 35 to Bodie’s 26 – you don’t get to see that very often in books.

Sawyer Bennett brought two unusual elements into this story – I applaud her for that. WICKED CHOICE didn’t engage me as much as other stories in this series and if you asked my why I wouldn’t even be able to tell you. It has likable characters, an interesting story line but it didn’t have that “I can’t put it down” – feeling. However, what it did was make me crave more. I NEED Kynan’s story. I loved him in the first WICKED FAVOR and it’ll be interesting to see him go down. There are also a couple of Jameson group members I’d like to see a story of.

While this might not have been my favorite in the series Sawyer Bennett gives us a solid read. I’m pretty sure most of you will totally get a kick out of it.

three-half-stars

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