Review: Wicked Need (Book #3: The Wicked Horse Series) by Sawyer Bennett

Wicked Need

Title: Wicked Need Series: Book #3: The Wicked Horse Author: Sawyer Bennett Format: Kindle Edition, 364 pages Published: April 19, 2016 by Big Dog Books, LLC ASIN: B019NSFPHW

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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.

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My Rating: 5/5 stars

My Review:

Holy Hannah!!!  The Wicked Horse series is back and the dreaded sophomore slump of book two, Wicked Lust has been shaken off and left far, far in the past!!

Rand Bishop has intimate knowledge of Catherine Lyons.  Hell, most of the men at The Wicked Horse have intimate knowledge of Catherine Lyons.  She is wealthy beyond measure, has a one-foot-in-the grave husband, and loves being the center of attention in a good old fashioned gang bang.  At least, that’s what Rand thought.  Turns out, Catherine prefers to be called, Cat, her billionaire husband, who was, incidentally a sick f&%# is now dead, and since she’s sleeping in her car, she must not be wealthy beyond measure. 

On more than one occasion, Rand has been accused of having a well-developed case of white knight syndrome.  He just can’t refuse a damsel in distress and when he finds Cat sleeping in her car outside The Wicked Horse, he is left with no choice but to take her in until she can get back on her feet.  Cat has been so warped by her sick and twisted deceased husband and her past that she sees her body as her one and only thing of value.  Her self-esteem and sense of self-worth are non-existent and though Rand dearly loves getting kinky with Cat, he needs her to understand his help is a no-strings-attached offer.  Since the two have already been intimate with one another, there is a certain level of trust between them but that level increases quickly as Cat begins to open up to Rand about her life and her current situation.

Rand is appalled by the things Cat tells him and determines he will help her even if there aren’t any “benefits” involved in their arrangement.  Given her past, both distant and near, Cat has a hard time trusting others but with Rand, she has always felt safe.  Though she believes she isn’t good enough to really be with Rand, Cat decides to accept his help for what it is and enjoy her time by his side for as long as it lasts.  The help Cat needs seems to compound with every new discovery.  Her now-ex-stepson is vile and looking to either make her his mistress or deny her inheritance, someone takes a shot at her life, and her slimy, lowlife mother keeps sniffing around looking for a ginormous handout.  Yeah, Cat needs help if she is every going to get back on her feet. 

The Bottom Line:  LOVED. THIS. BOOK.  From the opening page to the very last word, I loved this book.  Both Rand and Cat have made appearances in the two previous installments of the series so getting their full story is both timely and welcome.  Wicked Need is what I expect out of Sawyer Bennett and I was not disappointed.  This book has everything I enjoy in my reads: an interesting and slightly twisted plot, some truly sick and perverse characters which give the plot a whole new level of awesome, some kinky f*^$ery, two main characters who are thoroughly likeable, and old characters who make help appearances.  Wicked Need is sort of the total package for me and I am so glad to see the series once again on the path of awesome.

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About the author and where to find her:

author - SawyerBennettNew York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Sawyer Bennett is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. Her husband works for a Fortune 100 company which lets him fly all over the world while she stays at home with their daughter and three big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn’t have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.  Sawyer is the author of several contemporary romances including the popular Off Series, Cold Fury Series, the Legal Affairs Series and the Last Call Series.

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