I love a romance than can offer a multilayered story that ups the traditional cute meet romance thus a sex club secrets expose that will somehow bring two beautiful people together is appealing. Cain is a cowboy/bouncer whose bad ass demeanor does little to hide his cocky attitude. He is not without his charms though and it is easy to appreciate his swagger. Sloane is woman on a mission, which just happens to be the infiltrating the inner workings of The Silo (a Wicked Horse offshoot) and Cain is the ticket. I admired the boldness of a woman going after a target, but Sloane always seemed at odds with the self-confidence to pull this caper off. Cain and Sloane burn hot from the get go. But their relationship seems doomed from the onset. After all Cain is just a means to end for Sloane, that is, until Cain decides to broaden Sloane’s sexual horizons. While Sloane had no complaints, I guess ménage and other non-traditional fantasies are just not my thing. Sexual exploration aside, the writing is strong, the sexy is off the charts and the characters believable. However, I felt that a singular pos would have worked better here as I often felt the alternating points of view were indistinguishable from one another and I was wishing for more character development from Sloane. She didn’t feel as fully formed as other Bennett characters I have loved. I did like how she wanted to get her man back, but she gave up far too early and easily. I felt that the arc of the story was entirely driven by a secondary character; a hot secondary character, (I hope to see more of Bridger in subsequent books 😉 ) but still I really wanted Sloane and Cain to fight for their relationship. It was disappointing that someone other than the designated hero ended up acting more heroic than Cain. Wicked Lust is missing charm/chemistry/deeper connection between the hero and heroine that’s not orgasm related. It is plenty steamy for sure, but I was looking for a tad more romance. Nonetheless it is a worthy read and I look forward to visiting The Wicked Horse again and again.
About the Author
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 two 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.
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