Wicked Favor, by Sawyer Bennett is a contemporary romance novel and is the first book out of a 9-book series. And since this is a 9-book series, you can expect reviews by this author pretty back to back for the next few weeks as I go through the books. It is written from a first-person POV, two-sided.
Sawyer is an author who generally writes dirty, dirty sex scenes, at least in this book and this is the first book I’ve read from this author. Considering this series is based around “The Wicked Horse”, which is a Vegas sex club, you can expect some dirtiness. So if you’re someone who is looking for some dirty read (which there is nothing wrong with that) this is the book for you.
Spoilers Ahead ***
Trista owes someone twenty-five thousand dollars and she has until the end of the month to pay him back. She didn’t use the money for nefarious deeds, she needed the money to pay for her six-year old niece’s heart surgery, but now the person who loaned her the money stopped by and smacked her around for not having his first payment. She doesn’t know where to turn so here she is, beaten and bruised, in the Wicked Horse tracking down the owner, Jerico for a favor.
Jerico is not pleased when Trista shows up demanding a favor from him with the reminder that she owed her brother as he had saved his life. He does not grant favors and the way Trista approached him, it’s clear that she isn’t aware that her brother is his enemy, since the last time he’d seen Trista’s brother he had left him beaten on the floor. He forms a plan to show Trista the salacious parts of what being the owner of a sex club does and bring her along for the ride. His plan is simple, have videos and pictures of Trista performing dirty acts with him and send it to her brother as pay back.
Overall, I found the characters likeable.
Generally, here are my thoughts
- The meet cute was awesome
- Depending on the person who reads this book you could find the hero reprehensible with how he plans to uses Trista for revenge against her brother, but it didn’t bother me. The reason it didn’t is because this is a romance, romance writers will take damaged characters and show that they can grow and be turned to “the light”, so to speak.
- I enjoyed the back and forth dynamic. A lot of time in books where there is an alpha male, the women tend to be pretty submissive throughout, I appreciate that Trista had a backbone
- The ending was nicely wrapped up. The book does read as a standalone, so there is no hint into the next book
In summary, I give this a 4 out of 5.
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