Monday, January 5, 2015

SUNNY - ARC BOOK REVIEW: "With a Twist" by Sawyer Bennett

 With a Twist
by Sawyer Bennett

Wyatt Banks is ready to give one woman the world. Unfortunately, his job as a cop tends to interfere with other goals. When Wyatt is sent deep undercover to investigate a sex slave ring, he doesn’t have time to do anything but focus on staying alive in a dark and dangerous underworld.

Wyatt isn’t alone though in his quest to save the women that are being sold into sexual slavery.

His partner, FBI Agent Andrea Somerville, is immersed just as deeply as he is, and she’s the bait to lure the sex slavers out into the open, as she poses as an erotic dancer in an attempt to snare the enemy. But danger runs as high as the sparks between them, and now Wyatt is caught between the job he loves and the woman he wants.

Wyatt Banks
Andrea Sommerville

“Oh my,” were the first two words out of my mouth when I finished this book.  Sawyer Bennett may have written the perfect contemporary romance for me featuring an ultimate book boyfriend.  I am absolutely floored at how much this book impacted me. 

I came to this book in a reading funk.  I had started three books and wasn’t satisfied with any of them.  The cover picture of Wyatt beckoned me.  I usually save my Sawyer Bennett books for times when I can savor them, but despite my crazy schedule, I decided to start this book. Utterly satisfied, it settled my restlessness.

One of the things I like best is that this is not a story about two broken people.  Wyatt and Andrea are two relatively normal people with crazy jobs that put them in a desperate and scary situation that allowed them to fall in love.  Yes, it is about destiny. 

Why I love Wyatt:
He is the perfect blend of hard and soft.   He has hard edges and is also soft in the heart. He is confident, but not arrogant. There is also something very attractive about a man who is skilled and competent in his work.  As an undercover officer, he presents the perfect amount of sleaze.  And yet, he has, as Andrea claims, an easy charm that is magnetic.

Why is Andrea is perfect for Wyatt and why I love her:
I love her confidence.  She makes no apologies for how she was able to support herself through college and law school.  She is courageous to come face to face with a sex-trafficker and shut him down.  She is smart.  She is a woman who knows her own mind, is willing to risk the first move, and is also willing to compromise.  Like Wyatt, she is the perfect blend of hard and soft.

There were moments when my heart was pounding like crazy because their chemistry was so fierce.  These are balanced with beautifully tender sections. During the course of their growing relationship, the author gives Wyatt such keen insights into Andrea.  I’ve come to expect these emotional “nuggets” from Sawyer Bennett.  Her characters have the ability to speak to me authentically.

I know I must have said this before, but now I’m being DEFINITIVE.  With a Twist is my favorite Sawyer Bennett book and Wyatt is MINE.

Thank you to the author for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review. 

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