Wicked Ride, Wicked Horse, Book 4, Sawyer Bennett
Genre: Romance, erotica
I loved the first two in this series, liked book three but wasn’t in love with it, and this one? Well, like almost all of her stories have been for me ( there was one that I really didn’t enjoy – that’s all ) it was a good read but it didn’t have that must-keep-reading edge that books one and two had.
I liked Logan and Aurelie ok but didn’t love them. Mainly because of her story. TBH it just didn’t work for me, didn’t feel real and I need to feel that all the circumstances, all the plots and characters could be real. Her background too, I’m not entirely convinced Logan would have been “Oh that’s OK. Its just how you were brought up….” When she was a kid then as kids do you tend to do what parents want, but she continued as an adult, and its only now she wants to change.
Thinking of her story from the other side I found I couldn’t really empathise with her. She was a nice enough girl but still her history – the bit which was her choice, not early days when she didn’t have any say in what happened, I just couldn’t get past that. She didn’t seem to have any conscience over it, never worried about the others concerned, just treated it factually and was only concerned for herself and family.
Though she seemed a pleasant person otherwise this was such a huge issue for me I found it coloured what I wanted to happen for her. I was surprised that Logan was so accepting too, I wonder if he or someone he knew had been on the other side whether he would have still felt that way.
It meant that as I didn’t really connect with them properly. I couldn’t drum up the emotion I need to enjoy a story and want things to work out – I was a bit indifferent. TBH I was more concerned for Bridger ( oh how I want his story! ) and how things would look for him.
It became a decent story, with some hot sex, but that’s all, it lacked making me really feel for Logan and Aurelie, and the sex became just that, sex, not a result of real passion, not emotionally torrid, just mundane but steamy scenes. I need the connection between the act and the characters, need to feel the story is real for sex to become erotic for me.
Bridger, man of few words, man of mystery and Sawyer tantalises a few more drips of his storey here….sneaky. I think there’s a whole faction of SB fans who like me Really want to read his story 🙂 Soon, I hope.
Stars: Three, hot and sensual but I felt the plots were lacking so wasn’t a great SB read for me, just an OK one.
ARC supplied by Netgalley and publisher