This series... I am so in love with this series. And the best part is, today is release day for the third book in Sawyer Bennett's Wicked Horse series, WICKED NEED! Read on for my review and go order it!
Wicked Need (The Wicked Horse #3), by Sawyer Bennett
Publish Date: April 19, 2016
Format: e-ARC, provided by the author
Genre: adult erotic romance
To Buy: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Rating: 5 STARS
(Synopsis) 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.
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.
Rand actually surprised the hell out of me. For someone so obviously free spirited and into anything goes kink, I didn’t take him for the kind to want to settle down permanently with just one woman. But, I think it was BECAUSE he has this incredibly nurturing, compassionate soul that he was able to be such a popular guy at The Silo. Women and men alike loved to play with him, and Rand was happy with that arrangement while he searched for The One.
Rand was able to put his hero complex through a vigorous workout when it came to Cat. Not only had she just gotten out of a very damaging marriage, but she was now left destitute with only her clothing, her car and her membership at The Silo. It was so telling that Rand immediately offered to help her out, despite the potential awkwardness that might ensue due to the fact that they’d played together at the club. He didn’t even care about that - just saw a woman in desperate need, and offered her a roof, food and his help.
Cat is a smart woman. She doesn’t look a gift horse in the mouth, especially when said gift horse comes in the form of former Olympian and stud in the sack Rand. She very quickly learns, though, that Rand is so much more than the person he is at The Silo. Unfortunately, she constantly feels the taint of her former relationship, and that makes her feel less than worthy of Rand’s sweetness, light and tenderness.
Cat was stuck between a rock and a hard place, and I felt absolutely awful for her. I wanted to cry along with her at the situation in which she was dropped. But, at the same time, I loved everything about her, because this woman was STRONG. She’s been dealt a crappy hand, but she’s still independent and has kept her pride. Honestly, she and Rand were so well suited.
Surprisingly, Logan’s name wasn’t even mentioned until more than 50% into Wicked Need. That surprised me. I thought Rand and Logan were sort of a team - Rand’s ying to Logan’s yang. But, seriously - when Logan does enter the picture, it’s for exactly the reason you would suspect, and the resulting scene is the hottest one I’ve read in all three of these books to date. It. Was. AWESOME.
Once more, we’re told at the end of Wicked Need who will be featured in book four, and it looks like it will be Logan’s turn. I’m both happy and disappointed. Happy because I do like Logan, and it looks like his story will be a doozy. Disappointed because I’m STILL waiting for Bridger’s book. I just KNOW that one will be amazing. He is my favorite character of all of them. He seems to be the best friend a man could ask for, and has been so far to Woolf, Cain and Rand. And yet, he seems very alone in the world. He absolutely fascinates me.
Sawyer Bennett’s Wicked Horse series is one of my favorite sexy adult series ever. The characters are interesting, the setting is brilliant and the sex is absolutely ridiculous. I can’t wait to keep reading!