Vivian’s Review: Wicked Need by Sawyer Bennett

Posted April 19, 2016 by viviangrey in Blog Tour, Book Reviews, Release day / 0 Comments

Vivian’s Review: Wicked Need by Sawyer Bennett

Vivian’s Review: Wicked Need by Sawyer BennettWicked Need by Sawyer Bennett
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Published by Big Dog Books on April 19th 2016
Genres: Erotica, Romance
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Source: NetGalley, The Author
four-stars

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.

We received this book/audiobook for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect our opinion of the book or the content of our review.

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The WICKED HORSE series continues with all its “kinky f*ckery”.  *wink*. “I’ve got friends, a great job, and all the kinky f*ckery I could ever imagine.” –Rand. Of course, the series may revolve around all the benefits of one giving and receiving all the pleasure they could possibly need, but just like the first 2 books in the series (WICKED FALL & WICKED LUST), sometimes that isn’t enough and someone comes along to spin your world off its axis.

Summary: WICKED NEED is about two secondary characters that returning readers of this series have previously met and became curious about: Rand Bishop and Catherine “Cat” Vaughn. We didn’t know much about these characters other than the fact that they frequented at “The Silo” (a sex club attached to The Wicked Horse). Rand is actually a “fantasy maker”/employee there and Cat is a member…they have also partaken in each other’s fantasies, but it never went beyond The Silo. Now, Cat finds herself widowed, homeless, alone and basically penniless. Rand sees a “damsel in distress” and comes to her rescue, immediately offering his help. He offers her shelter, food and any help he can give until she “finds her feet” again. The “white knight” complex begins to drift after Rand and Cat spend more and more time together outside of The Silo. Both begin to develop obvious feelings for each other, but both have their own hang ups they have to get past in order to be willing to fully commit to a lasting relationship. Will they be able to move past those hang ups or will one or both of them sabotage the potential they have for a future together?

I appreciate that Sawyer Bennett is able to keep each book in this series completely different and unique even though they all center around a common aspect: The Wicked Horse/The Silo (see description of the Silo below). WICKED NEED was moderately removed from that aspect in general and instead of just focusing on the connection these two characters have to that particular aspect and revolving everything around that, it was more focused on how these two characters grew to function OUTSIDE of that “world”. Like I said above, we met both these characters in WICKED FALL (The Wicked Horse #1) through The Silo, so to be able to see them “removed” from it, was kind of refreshing. “It’s fascinating to me that you’ve had this whole other life outside The Silo,” she says almost in awe. “You just never think about the people you come in contact with there outside of that building.” –Cat.

Description of The Silo:

“The Silo is about fantasy, not reality. It’s easy to leave your real life at the door.”

“It’s about people making free choices to get their rocks off in an environment with like-minded people. It’s about s*x with no strings or expectations, and pleasure as the only end goal.”

“It’s a round concrete building with a white-domed top that looks just like an authentic silo. It sits just off the back of Bridger’s nightclub, The Wicked Horse.”

“It’s a s*x club and all kinds of kinky, nasty, sexy stuff goes on inside this place. It’s a no-holds-barred type of club and anything goes as long as it’s consensual.”

I loved the insta-chemistry between Rand and Cat. It was obvious from the beginning that they had potential for more and it became apparent that they both had their own issues that they had to handle on their own. Rand was struggling with his growing feelings that seemed to intensify with each passing day. “I seem to fall more for Cat each day…hell each moment we’re together…and I can’t seem to figure out if these feelings are real or fanned perhaps brighter by an unexpressed desire to be a hero to her.” –Rand. Cat is struggling with presumed inadequacy. “Rand deserves way better than me.” –Cat. She has never experienced love, so she has no reference to go off of. She doesn’t know what it looks like, let alone if she is able to give it. These two came together in the most unconventional of ways, but it totally worked in their favor. It was fun reading their characters develop throughout the book and learn how to navigate this new relationship.

The reason I am giving this book 4 stars….my own personal dislike was the “hero complex” that Rand had. That kind of lessened my “need” for him. I thought he was a little bit of a softer character and I would’ve liked to have seen Cat with a slightly stronger male lead. I just felt like the whole “white knight” aspect took away from the story to a degree. Half the time he didn’t know if he was falling for her or if it was just his “save the damsel” complex that needed stroking, in a sense. Other than that slight PERSONAL hang up, I loved this book and would recommend it to any fans of this series! It was well worth my time.

And, in true Sawyer Bennett fashion, she leaves us with a teaser! The Epilogue was yet again a prelude to the next book…which will be about LOGAN, Rand’s “partner in crime” at The Silo!!! Sawyer hinted at Logan’s backstory and personality a little in WICKED NEED and we got more of a “taste” of who he is, so to read that he will be getting the next book in the series makes me VERY happy! I will be patiently (not so patiently) waiting for WICKED RIDE (Logan’s Story) to come on June 28, 2016. Also Sawyer Bennett announced that Bridger will be FINALLY getting his book *happy dance*. He is one secondary character I’ve been DYING to know more about! Anticipated release date for WICKED BOND (Bridger’s Story) is September 6, 2016!!!

4 wicked stars!

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