By Sawyer Bennett
As the owner of The Wicked Horse, an elite sex club located along the Vegas Strip, Jerico Jameson never spends the night alone. Gorgeous, ripped, and totally alpha, Jerico doesn’t grant favors and will rarely give you the time of day—unless he wants you in his bed. So when the sister of his sworn enemy shows up asking for help, saying no should be easy. But when Jerico takes one look at her and sees an opportunity to help this beautiful woman while exacting revenge on her brother, he’s not about to pass that up.
Beaten and bruised, Trista Barnes is running out of options, and Jerico is her last chance to get out of the mess she’s in. She doesn’t know why Jerico despises her brother so much, but as long as he can help her, she doesn’t care. Jerico offers her safety while opening her up to a sinful world she never knew existed.
As she succumbs to Jerico’s erotic charm, Trista lets herself fall into the wicked world of guilt free pleasure with no regrets. Under his strong alpha hand, she blooms, and so does Jerico’s possessiveness. But what happens when Trista finds out she was a pawn in Jerico’s game all along, and that the price for his favor was steeper than she ever imagined – her heart.
WICKED FAVOR is the first book in the Wicked Horse Vegas series, which is a spin-off of the Wicked Horse series set in Wyoming. I should point out that you do not need to read the previous series before delving into—and enjoying—the Vegas series. I know this is only the first book, but I got the impression this series will stand on its own.
I liked Jerico, and I think a lot of readers will too. He’s a take-charge and generous man, not to mention he’s really hot and great in bed…and anywhere else he wants to have sex. That being said, some readers might have a problem with his desire to exact his revenge on Trista’s brother by shaming Trista’s sexuality. Yes, you find out his reasons behind it and you know he won’t go through with it, but it still might be a little hard for some readers to take. But in the end, you can’t help falling for a man who finally realizes that the love of a good woman is more important than revenge.
I really liked Trista, who is a lot like Jerico in that she’s very nice and generous, and is not afraid to go after what she wants. Her siblings are awful people, but her mother and her niece are worth all the sacrifices she makes for them. I also liked that she stood up for herself whenever Jerico said or did something insulting, and how she didn’t wait for him to come to her for forgiveness. Instead, she sought him out after she had some time to calm down and was ready to hear the whole story. There were no games with Trista. What you saw was what you got.
The sex in WICKED FAVOR is hot, but if you’re after hard-core sex scenes, you won’t find them here; Jerico is into light kink, but not anything BDSM related. I will say that the conflict was predictable as soon as Jerico hatched his plan, but then I don’t think it was supposed to be all that hard to figure out. The twist with Trista’s loan shark though was good and I didn’t see it coming at all. WICKED FAVOR is told in dual POVs and comes with a very lovely and very sweet HEA for Jerico and Trista.
Wicked Favor (Wicked Horse Vegas # 1)
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