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New Release Review! CODE NAME: ROOK by Sawyer Bennett (Jameson Force Security #6)

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Code Name: Rook (Jameson Force Security, Book #6)
Sawyer Bennett
Release Date: October 27, 2020

Being a highly skilled operative for a company like Jameson Force Security is exhilarating and important work…until it comes time to date. I like to keep my profession under wraps for a number of reasons. Some of what we do is top secret, most of what we do is dangerous, and more than one woman has tried to latch onto me because she was more enamored with what I do than who Cage Murdock really is. And since I’m more of a ‘here for the night’ than a ‘here for forever’ kind of guy, what’s the harm in a little white lie about my job?

My harmless deceit has never failed me. Until now. Because I met the most amazing woman and did the unthinkable. I married her. And now my beautiful, unsuspecting, probably-going-to-leave-my-sorry-behind-when-she-finds-out-the-truth wife doesn’t know that I’m not a used car salesman like I told her when we met.

As it typically does with lies, the truth is about to come out in a big way when Jaime unwittingly gets herself mixed up with some unsavory characters and I, along with the team at Jameson, have to intervene. Now I need to save my girl and hope I can save my marriage too. Let’s just say I have some serious explaining to do.

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Oh, this book!

First, a confession: I somehow haven’t read any of Ms Bennett’s previous Jameson Force Security books yet. (No worries, though–they’re ALL on my TBR now. I’ve even added them to my digital library already.) It didn’t really matter, though–except for not knowing the series characters already, I didn’t have any problem at all starting here.

If you’ve read the previous series book ( Code Name: Ghost ) some of what happens here will trigger deja vu, since this book and that one happen concurrently (which, I admit, rather makes me want to start with that book next instead of going to the beginning). There will be some familiar scenes, told from a different perspective. Of course, since this is Cage and Jaime’s book, there will also be plenty of brand new scenes too, to balance things out. Not to mention at not at all insignificant lie…

I have to admit, though Cage’s reason for the lie is *somewhat* understandable, he really did continue it waaaaaay to long for comfort. Ms Bennett managed to make it mostly believable, but geesh, dude, when every single other character in the book is telling you to stop being an idiot and tell her the truth, maybe you should listen to them?

I can’t deny it made for some fairly funny scenes, though. But poor Jaime…it’s really hard to blame her for her reaction. And good for her for making him work for his redemption.

Though, really–isn’t it better to go from thinking your significant other is a used car salesman to realizing he’s a security specialist than the reverse? 😉

Ms Bennett sets up at least two future books by the end of this one, and I have to say–I am here for them!

But in the meantime, I think I’ll use this time to get caught up in the series. 😉

Rating: 4 stars / A-

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

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About the author:

New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author Sawyer Bennett uses real life experience to create relatable stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From contemporary romance, fantasy romance, and both women’s and general fiction, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone.

A former trial lawyer from North Carolina, when she is not bringing fiction to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to her very adorable daughter, as well as full-time servant to her wonderfully naughty dogs.

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