Rating : 4 out of 5 Stars
Since reading Wicked Fall, I couldn’t wait for Bridger’s story. My emotions were running high reading this book! It’s definitely a very steamy read, suspenseful and riveting, with an incredible darkness that pulled me in from the first page. Bridger Payne is an intriguing character and with this book we get to know more about his past and his demons.
His past was truly horrific and managing a sex club was the way he survived. His kink was his form of emotional protection. But since his best friend exited their business, he is not the same anymore. When Maggie Waylon is brought to his place, beaten and tortured, he intends to protect and keep her safe. Bridger is generous, caring and his past has taught him what being desperate for help means.
The attraction and chemistry between them is instant. They are both survivors and have a lot in common, but Bridger’s issues run deep. Maggie is strong and resilient, she could be his salvation if he accepts the emotional risk of a relationship with her.
This book was panty melting hot, but what stood out for me was its emotional depth. This is a gritty story, but Maggie and Bridger’s love was definitely a light in the darkness! This book is the last in the Wicked Horse series, but, in my opinion, it can be read as a standalone.
An advanced copy of this book was provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.
About the author
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.