Thursday, April 21, 2016

Release Blog Tour: WICKED NEED by Sawyer Bennett


Wicked Need 
(The Wicked Horse Series Book #3) 
Sawyer Bennett 
Release Date: April 19, 2016 

Rand Bishop’s dreams of Olympic gold were shattered years ago but he’s left that all behind, settling into a new career and lifestyle that would make any man jealous. While he may not be competitively racing down the ski slopes anymore, he’s just as happy getting his rocks off as a Fantasy Maker for The Silo. He’s good at what he does. Damn good. But while life couldn’t be better for Rand, it seems to be falling apart for Catherine Lyons Vaughn, the dark haired, brown-eyed beauty that has captivated an entire sex club. Having spent years degrading herself on her husband’s whim and now left destitute after his death, Catherine has hit rock bottom. With nothing but her body to peddle, Catherine is merely trying to figure out how to survive in a harsh, cruel world. Lucky for her, Rand has taken her under his tattooed wing, and he’s determined to give her a safe life where she can be the woman she was always meant to be. Now all Catherine has to do is believe she deserves the chance. 

If you look up the term "Knight in Shining Armor" in the dictionary (does anyone do that anymore? ) or Google that term, you will find Rand Bishop.  In my mind Rand is the epitome of the perfect book boyfriend.  Seeing Catherine in an impossible situation, he steps right in to help someone in need.  She is not necessarily a friend at first, he does not know much about her, but he keenly sees that she needs help.  Rand is also smart enough to deduce that she needs not only physical assistance - a place to stay, a job - but also emotional support as well:  "I wanted her to see she could get something from someone without the expectation of needing to give something in return.  It's called friendship and that's what friends do."  

Catherine goes through emotional abuse from her very rich, very old, and now very dead husband.  She marries to escape poverty.  What she does not expect is to be pimped out to his friends and family.  Her late husband sets her up at Wicked Horse to be watch her be debased, but Cat feels powerful in being able to make choices at the club.  She can express her defiance against her situation there.  He wants to see her humiliated, but she refuses to be so.  Yet, she struggles with guilt and self-worth because of her choices, but she is also a fighter and you really want to root for Catherine's success.  

This book is a bit of a slow roll.  The story takes it time evolving.  Rand has a lot of convincing to do with Catherine, and Catherine has to learn to accept that she is worthy of his attention and good life.  The pacing is a little slow and I did find myself asking, "what's next?"  However, this is a Wicked Horse book, so you will get what you want in terms of a hot read.  Ms. Bennett does not disappoint.  Not my favorite in the series, but I enjoy the characters and community.  This series allows us to explore other people's fantasies without judgment.  


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Since the release of her debut contemporary romance novel, Off Sides, in January 2013, Sawyer Bennett has released more than 30 books and has been featured on both the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists on multiple occasions. 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 Mary’s 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 toddler, as well as full-time servant to two 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 a combination of the two. 

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