WICKED ENVY (The Wicked Horse Vegas #3) by Sawyer Bennett-a review
The Wicked Horse Vegas #3
by Sawyer Bennett
Genre: adult, contemporary, erotic, romance
Release Date: October 27, 2017
ABOUT THE BOOK: 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?
REVIEW: WICKED ENVY is the third installment in Sawyer Bennett’s contemporary, adult THE WICKED HORSE VEGAS erotic, romance series-a spin off from the author’s The Wicked Horse Series. This is millionaire biotech entrepreneur Dane Hawthorne, COO Avril Carrigan, and business partner Andrew Collings story line. WICKED ENVY can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story lines is revealed where necessary.
NOTE: WICKED ENVY is an erotic romance story line and thusly contains sexually graphic scenes including oral, anal, MFM sexual situations and implied use of some mechanical apparatus.
Told from three first person perspectives (Dane, Avril, Andrew) WICKED ENVY is a friends to lovers story line that follows three friends from college to seventeen years laters wherein Caterva BioTech Industries is home to our story line trio. Geniuses in their own right, Andrew and Avril would find themselves partnered with their best friend Dane Hawthorne as they set out to rule the BioTech world but success in the business world does not necessarily equate to success in other aspects of their lives. At Dane’s recommendations Andrew reluctantly, and Avril excitedly visit the Las Vegas Sex Club known at The Wicked Horse where all three will discover that business friendships do not always overlap clearly with their sexual lives. What ensues is the building romantic relationship between Dane, Avril and Andrew, and the potential fall out when Dane wants something more from the woman he has always loved but struggles with an inability to trust which threatens everything he had and ever wanted.
Dane, Avril and Andrew have always loved one another as friends but their time together at The Wicked Horse opens their eyes to who, what and why of the palpable sexual energy that has been slowly growing between the story line trio. Andrew Collings is the more reluctant of the friends, and to his dismay discovers that Dane and Avril’s relationship is more than he had bargained for. Boundaries will be crossed until someone pulls pack to allow the blossoming relationship to grow.
The relationship between Dane, Avril and Andrews is one of friendship, family and business partners. Throughout the years the trio never once considered a sexual relationship with one another but one evening at The Wicked Horse finds all three reconsidering the future both in the bedroom and the boardroom. The $ex scenes are intimate, erotic and intense. The relationships are purely heterosexual although some M/M sexual situations are covertly experienced.
WICKED ENVY is a story about friendship, family and love; about trust and letting go; about knowing when to step back and walk away. The premise is sexy, spirited and heartbreaking; the characters are passionate and sassy; the romance is spicy, seductive and provocative. WICKED ENVY is an erotic and energetic look at three friends whose lives are intertwined from the past to the present; whose friendship defies the odds when love pushes two of them together.
Copy supplied for review
Reviewed by Sandy
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 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 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.