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New Release Review! THE START OF EVERYTHING Box Set by Sawyer Bennett

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This set includes: 

On the Rocks (Last Call, Book #1):
Hunter Markham has returned home after retiring from his career as a professional surfer and is forced to face his past when Gabby Ward, his little sister’s best friend, walks back into his life. He rebuffed her years ago but now he wants a second chance to win her heart.

Legal Affairs (Legal Affairs, Book #1):
Attorney McKayla Dawson had the hottest (and only) one night stand of her life, but things get awkward when she finds out on Monday morning that the mystery man who rocked her world is her new boss. The law has never felt so hot in this witty and steamy workplace romance.

Wicked Favor (Wicked Horse Vegas, Book #1):
Jerico Jameson and his exclusive Vegas sex club, The Wicked Horse, help bring new meaning to the name “Sin City” as he decides a little revenge is in order when the sister of his enemy comes seeking a high-priced favor. This enemies to lovers workplace romance will have you begging for more.


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On the Rocks
Legal Affairs
Wicked Favor

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A good place to start if you’re interested in getting a taste of Ms Bennett’s non-hockey series!

On the Rocks (Last Call #1)

Hunter and Gabby’s story is an unrequited love, second chance (of sorts–there was just one kiss way back when that ended badly), best friend’s brother romance. All kinds of trope-y goodness! Add in that the hero is a former professional surfer and the heroine is a general contractor, and I’m guessing this one would check a lot of boxes for many readers, myself included.

But Gabby…she’s so prickly…

Honestly I didn’t even mind her getting-in-her-own-way tendencies for the most part, because Hunter didn’t let them bother him and their relationship (as it was) was working. But when she unilaterally decides to do “what’s best for him”? Grrrrrrrrr. Fortunately Hunter comes to the rescue–again–and pulls together an HEA in spite of her best efforts, and all’s well that ends well. Mostly. But OMG, do I want to read Brody’s book…so, mission accomplished with this one! 😉

Rating: 4 stars / B-

Legal Affairs (Legal Affairs #1)

If you’re a fan of hot, hot, HOT workplace romances, this could be for you! The boss-and-their-subordinate-in-a-relationship is not my favorite trope (seems especially iffy in a law office, yes?) but even so, I couldn’t stop reading this. It’s just from Mac’s POV, which I thought was a bit of a liability–does the title of book 2 (which is from his POV), Confessions of a Litigation God , perhaps give a clue why? 😉 It’s a bit hard to get past his general d!ckishness without knowing what’s going on in his head (we do find out to an extent, eventually)–but still. Couldn’t. Put. It. Down.

Rating: 3 1/2 stars / C+

Wicked Favor (The Wicked Horse Vegas #1)

Whoa. Just whoa.

Wicked Favor is wicked intense. It’s easy to forget in the heat of the moment (as Trista apparently does, often) that Jerico’s her boss and a guy she’s borrowed money from–which makes their relationship a bit more problematic, but when you forget that small detail? It’s easy to be distracted and see why they might be distracted as well. Things end up very, very good in the end, so all’s well that ends well, right?

This book worked just fine as a standalone, since it’s the first in a spin off of the original series. I’m absolutely looking forward to seeing where Ms. Bennett is taking this series next.

Rating: 4 stars / B+

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

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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