Title: Wicked Wish
Series: The Wicked Horse Vegas, #2
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Genre: Erotic Romance, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 11, 2017
Jorinda Pearce thought she did everything right – graduated from college, married her long-time sweetheart, established a career. But what does she have to show for it now? A degree she doesn’t use, a job she hates, and an ex-husband that broke her heart.
Looking for a long overdue adventure, Jorie takes a walk on the wild side and attends a masquerade event at The Wicked Horse Vegas. It’s exactly the escape she’s looking for, and even better, she can explore anonymously. Drawn to the man masked in black leather with the body of a god, Jorie finds the greatest pleasures of her life at the hands of a stranger.
Walsh Brooks is the most sought after man in The Wicked Horse. Sex is nothing but a game to him and he’s the type that will always leave at the end of the night without looking back. Unfortunately for Walsh, there’s no way he can walk away from the mysterious green-eyed beauty behind the mask of sapphire feathers, because he knows exactly who she is.
Jorie is his best friend’s little sister and there’s not another woman in the world that’s more off limits.
“Want another drink?” I ask Micah as he lounges on my couch and takes the final swallow of his scotch. He flew in about an hour ago, and we’re waiting for Jorie to arrive to go out to dinner tonight. My nerves are on edge. I definitely want another drink.
“Nah, man,” Micah says as he pushes up from the couch and moves to take his glass back into the kitchen that opens straight from the living room. “Tonight’s not about getting drunk. It’s about hanging out with my two favorite people in the world.”
I smile at him and nod, my stomach clenched.
“But just so you know,” he says with a laugh. “Jorie’s my first favorite, you’re my second.”
“As it should be,” I reply, and hope that sounds casual enough.
Micah rinses his glass out and sets it on the counter. As he walks back into the living room, he says, “And besides… I figure tomorrow night, you and I are going to hit the town, right?”
“You know it,” I say as I push up from the chair, head straight to the wet bar, and replenish my vodka. There is not enough alcohol in the world to get me through this weekend. I take a healthy slug as soon as I cap the bottle.
“Dying to go to The Wicked Horse,” Micah says with excitement in his voice. “Want to meet Jerico, too. He and I have been emailing about testing out some more of my designs in his club. Plus, you and me, dude… we haven’t had a woman together in a long time. Your stories about the stocks… we’ve got to hit that, man.”
My shoulders tighten and my gut rolls with nausea. How in the fuck I am going to weasel out of this is beyond me, but I’ve got to figure something out. I don’t want another fucking woman other than Jorie.
“Walsh?” Micah says in question, and I turn to look at him. “We good with going there tomorrow night?”
“Damn straight we are,” I say with a smile. “A night of debauchery for the both of us.”
Fuck, fuck, fuck.
Just then, the elevator doors give a slight hiss as they open, and Jorie is standing there. She looks fucking amazing, wearing a dress done in large black-and-white zebra stripes that’s loosely belted around her waist and comes down to her knees. She’s got on a pair of sexy-as-shit taupe heels to go with it and my mouth waters as I take in what they do to her legs. Hair in that sleek, angled bob that hangs halfway in between her jaw and shoulders, and that thick crop of bangs straight across her eyebrows make her green eyes brighter than ever.
I swallow hard and try to appear casual.
Her eyes go immediately to Micah, and she gives a squeal of excitement. He rushes to her, picks her up, and swings her around. The skirt of her dresses rises a bit in the back, and I look away guiltily.
“God, I missed you, squirt,” Micah says with a choked voice. My guilt intensifies over the naked display of love and affection he has for his sister.
Jorie’s voice quavers with equal love. “I missed you, too.”
She hugs him hard and looks over his shoulder at me. Her eyes are wary and nervous.
When Micah releases her, I step up and casually say, “Got a hug for me?”
It’s a shameless move to touch her, but not something that would raise Micah’s eyebrows. I’ve hugged Jorie a million times over our lives together growing up.
“It’s good to see you again,” she says to me as she walks into a very brotherly hug. I make the mistake of inhaling her scent, and I’m hit with a jolt of lust for her.
After we quickly release each other, she steps back and surveys my apartment as if it’s her first time. She told Micah we met for breakfast one day, but he sure as shit doesn’t know I’ve fucked her on almost every piece of furniture in this apartment. He’ll never know she went to her knees right where we’re standing in front of the elevator and swallowed every drop of cum I gave her.
Fuck, fuck, fuck.
I have an overwhelming urge to fake a stomachache, a migraine, a goddamn stroke for all I care at this moment, and beg off from this entire weekend.
Instead, I put a smile on my face and tell them, “Come on. We’ve got prime seats in Moulineaux tonight. I’ve not eaten there yet, but heard it’s amazing.”
Jorie smiles back at me before turning to hook her arm through Micah’s. She leans over and puts her head on his arm as she’s too short to reach his shoulder. They both stroll into the elevator.
This night can’t get over with fast enough for me.
Wicked Wish by Sawyer Bennett
Laura's rating: 5 of 5 iScream Cones
Gahhhh...I love Sawyer Bennett and will one click anything she writes. The fact that I was able to read and review this for the blog tour made me so happy! I absolutely love her writing style. She is so multidimensional and she knows how to bring the heat! I have yet to read a book of hers that I do not like and doubt that will ever be an issue for me. Wicked Wish is the second book in The Wicked Horse Vegas series. It can be read as a standalone, but I would not recommend it. Characters from the prior book make an appearance and it just helps the reader enjoy the story that much more.
I have to say it really doesn't matter what the storyline of a Bennett book is, I will read it! I do however love when the older brother's best friend has a thing for the younger sister. When Walsh learns just who the green-eyed beauty is behind the mask, he realizes that he is in deep. His best friends little sister is off-limits. Walsh has known Jorie forever and now she is all grown up. More beautiful than he could have imagined, they share one night of passion that leaves them both wanting more. I absolutely love how Sawyer writes her alpha men! They are sexy, swoon-worthy, romantic and erotic as hell. They are headstrong, dominating and ruthless to an extent. But at the same time, they are protective and compassionate.
Jorie marriage has ended and she is at a crossroads with her career. What she wants more than anything is to experience passion like she has never had. When she gets the chance to attend a masquerade ball at The Wicked Horse Vegas, she gets a chance to explore another side to herself and with her face hidden no one will know who she is or will they? I loved how Jorie went searching for her true self. She was broken and looking for an escape. She is a strong character and although she is broken hearted and hurt by her divorce, she picks up and moves on. When she finds out who the man behind the mask is, part of her cannot be more excited. She has had a crush on Walsh for years.
The push and pull between these two is awesome. There is a bit of angst as well. I love that although the story revolves around the Wicked Horse, there is so much more to the characters and their lives outside of the Sex Club. The fact that Walsh and Jorie get to experience a night of unbelievable passion is what opens the doors to them reconnecting after so many years. They have both grown up, matured and experienced life, now they have the chance to experience more of it together if they can manage to keep Jorie's brother out of it.
If you have yet to read Sawyer Bennett book, I suggest you get your one click finger ready and start clicking away. She is one of my Top 10 Favorite author's and I highly recommend any book written by her. I look forward to reading the next book in the Vegas series. Bennett has a fan for life outta me.
5 iScream Cones
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.