New Release ~ 4 Stars for Wicked Envy by Sawyer Bennett

Wicked Envy (Wicked Horse Vegas, Book #3)
Sawyer Bennett
Release Date: October 27, 2017

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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My Review

4 Stars!

Welcome back to the Wicked Horse Vegas! This one is three times the erotic fun!

Avril, Dane and Andrew have been best friends for seventeen years, since their freshman year in college. Over the years, their friendship grew stronger and they all came to work together at Dane’s successful Biotech company. It has always been platonic between them, until a visit to the Wicked Horse changes everything.

So, I was a little torn on this one. I gave it four stars because the writing is great, the characters have potential (I’ll get to that in a minute), the plot was good and this by far went the farthest in terms of the erotic nature of the story. (There is this scene when the three of them are in the hotel in Paris and it was 5 alarm smoking hot, folks!!) I wanted to give it a full five stars, but I held back and here is why…

I have no doubt that writing a threesome relationship was not easy. The three of them being best friends and then venturing into a sexual relationship but trying to keep feelings out of it could not have been easy to write. Unfortunately, I felt like the book was missing that spark of feels I normally find in her books. At times the story felt clinical and a bit cold. Andrew was the saving grace of the book, in my opinion. He was the feels and the encouragement, despite his ability to compartmentalize their sexual relationship. Each of the characters has a role and a purpose in the book and in their friendship/relationship – Dane, the cold, driven businessman; Avril, the strong female; Andrew, the laid back, emotional one – but none of them seem to be allowed to feel freely. Now, don’t get me wrong. Eventually, things work themselves out and things progress along in the right direction. Still, though, even when two of the characters begin to explore their feelings, I just couldn’t find myself believing them. However, over all, the story was great. Bennett seemed to put a realism to the threesomes decision to explore their sexual nature as a threesome without affecting the friendship and I appreciated that. These hang-ups about the lack of feels are just my hang-ups and others may see the book differently. I am a fan of grand gestures and big declarations of love in my book, epic romances, if you will, and this was not particularly epic, but it was good and it will appeal to many.

Hop on board for an erotic ride at the Wicked Horse Vegas with Wicked Envy!

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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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