By Gramma Cindyt
Sawyer’s done it again! Another book that I couldn’t put down. It just keeps pulling you in. Well written! Can’t wait for the next book in this series Sawyer.
Another amazing story!!
Wicked Envy by Sawyer Bennett is the third book in the Wicked Horse Vegas series. It can be read as a standalone but I highly recommend reading the others as well! Ms. Bennett has done it again-a steamy, romantic, and unputdownable story! I swear I don't know how she does it- this series continues to get better and better.
Dane, Avril, and Andrew have been friends for almost two decades. They've been through so much together that their bond is impenetrable.(Or so they think) When Avril finds her boyfriend in a comprising situation, her two best friends come to her rescue-in more ways than one. See, Dane is a member of the Wicked Horse where he's able to explore all of his fantasies. The problem is Avril wants to join him and Andrew. Dane is hesitant because he doesn't want the friendship to change. Little do they know what fate has in store...
Wicked Envy was amazing. The characters were multi-demential and the storyline was superb. Ms. Bennett is a fantastic writer that is able to get you so wrapped up in a fictional world. I am so excited to see what's next for this series.
Avril, Dane, and Andrew met while attending college at Berkeley and forged a fast friendship. Although they were roommates, they never crossed the line not wanting to risk their friendship. Andrew was in a relationship, Avril dated, and they teased Dane at the player he was.
Fast forward several years...Dane has built a multi-million dollar biotech corporation. Avril is the COO and Andrew is head of the research department. Dane is still the player, often frequenting Wild Horse. Andrew's relationship ended. And Drew and Dane are defending Avril's honor after she finds her boyfriend in bed with another woman. They have seventeen years of friendship that's about to be tested...
Dane encourages Drew to come to Wicked Horse to "get back in the swing of things", but he doesn't encourage Avril as he doesn't think she's ready for another relationship. Of course, Avril gets mad at the double standard and shows up anyway. While Drew and Avril seek no-strings fun with other people, Dane watches. One night changes everything. Dane and Drew see Avril as more than their best friend. While Drew is not willing to cross the line, Dane can't seem to stop himself. Dane and Avril cross the line, but keep it secret for awhile. When Drew decides to give Wild Horse another try, he runs into them in an intimate moment. He's a little envious, but also intrigued. So when they invite him to play, he's all in. Until....
I know I say this with EVERY Wicked novel, but Sawyer Bennett has outdone herself! This novel has all the "feels". You laugh, cry, pull for the boy Dane was but is trying to become, and commiserate with the trio. They have a solid friendship that's tested throughout the story. They have each other's backs, even when it seems nothing will ever be right again. Dane confronts his past so that he may be open for a future he never thought he'd have. I absolutely LOVED this novel! I read a gifted copy and all opinions stated are my own.
Loved! Can you go back to friends from lovers?
Loved!!! I'm a huge Sawyer Bennett Fan and loved the Wicked Horse series! Wicked Envy was amazing...of course, like lots of others I wasn't sure about the love triangle but let me tell you, YOU WANT TO READ THIS BOOK!
From friends to roomates to coworkers...Andrew, Avril, and Dane, wow HOT & STEAMY!!!!!
Once you go to the Wicked Horse and experience the best sex of your life, relationships can take on a new shape!
How can you go back to being just friends once the lines blur to lovers?
Loved this journey and loved the three lead characters! Can't wait for more...
Sawyer Bennett is a super talented author who always keeps me glue to my ipad from page 1 until the end. I highly recommend this FIVE STAR read! Loved it!
My heart was broken reading this book
My heart was broken reading this book. I love the fun loving friendship Avril, Dane and Andrew have that started back in college and has spanned almost two decades. I was curious to see how everything would play out when the three became intimately involved. Would the friendship survive? Would the business partnership survive.
I was surprised when Drew pulled back from the relationship. I thought it would be because it was a threesome and that's not how he does things, but it turns out he saw so much more between Dane and Avril than even they did. Drew was not the one I would've expected to withdraw. In my mind he was the one I expected to get his heart broken and not able to keep the friendship, but that's not the way it worked out.
Dane completely wrecked Avril and himself and the readers. Their friends to lovers story is a classic, but it was so heart wrenching to see all of the turmoil he was going through. Kudos to Ms. Bennett for telling a classic love story that truly tore the reader's heart out.
This was a fun read, with a slight undertone of serious. I wondered where this one was headed and if one or all was going to get get Avril, I won't give it away, but it was a good read!!
HOT steamy read!!!
**Received ARC for a fair and honest review**
Wicked Envy is the 3rd book in The Wicked Horse Vegas series. This book can be read as a standalone.
I'd rate this book at 4.5 stars.
Dane Hawthorne is good looking, sexy and incredibly smart, not to mention rich. Avril, Andrew/Drew and Dane met in College at UC Berkeley. Theirs was an unusual friendship but it worked. The more they got to know each other, the closer they became. Eventually moving in together. Avril never imagined hooking up with/dating Dane until things go crazy in her life and the cards seem to fall into place (can't give away what happens). But Dane has his issues and before they can be together he needs to work through them.
I really enjoyed this story, I couldn't put it down, was a fast, hot, steamy, crazy read! I really enjoyed the characters, Avril and Dane had good chemistry and I really enjoyed the storyline. I'm really hoping that the author does a story for Andrew. I enjoyed his character and I would love to see how that story unfolds. Back to Avril and Dane though...If you like alpha males, with baggage and strong, sexually uninhibited women you will love this book. The only reason I gave the book 4.5 stars is because there was a little bit of dragging out of the storyline that could have been cut down and I wanted a little more about them at the end. The issues weren't earth shattering and not even enough to drop it a full star, just personally frustrates me some. Hope this helps! Happy Reading!!!
An Emotional Yet Steamy Read!
Wicked Envy was a bit different from what I was expecting, but not in a bad way. It focused more on emotions and bonds of friendship and relationships. Avril, Dane, and Andrew are an interesting group. They have their similarities and they have their differences between them. The book focuses a lot on the relationships each one has with the other two and how things can affect and change them. They are all likable and it was nice to get to be in all three of their heads and get their take on what was going on. They all process the changes and fluctuations of their relationships in their own way and don't always handle it in the best way. I admire how they stick together and stay such good friends even when things get sticky and tough. They have a lot of fun with each other, often with little clothing. I wasn't always expecting things to go the way they did, one thing for sure caught me off guard. The problems they had, at least towards the end, were quite standard though. One thing that I would have liked is more of a background on Avril and Andrew. I feel like I know Dane and his past quite well, which was sad by the way, but I feel like I didn't get as much on the other two and that would have made me feel a little more connected to them. I still definitely felt for them along the way, but I could have felt more for them. Dane and Avril make sense together and I enjoyed seeing how their relationship developed from friends to more than that, especially since they weren't expecting things to go the way they did. I definitely still enjoyed Wicked Envy, but I think it's my least favorite of the series so far. Even though there were some very steamy scenes that I enjoyed it didn't hold my interest quite as much as the other two books. Andrew may not be as into the Wicked Horse as the other two are, but I would still really like a book from him and for him to get his HEA, he deserves it.
Wicked Envy was a very unique story. All of the characters involved were well thought out, and the plot was fast paced and substantial. It had me guessing on my toes, and was smoking HOT!
Holy Hotness!! This book was so sexy! Dane, Avril, and Andrew become best friends in college and later become business partners. Dane is the ultimate playboy. He had a rough childhood and doesn't believe in love. Andrew is a romantic at heart but hasn't had a girlfriend in a while. Avril was recently wronged by her long term boyfriend. So what are three friends to do to help her get over the loss? Head to the Wicked Horse, of course. It was interesting to see how the three friends reacted to another on a sexual level. I was also a little surprised at how things ended up. Honestly, didn't see it coming. I really enjoy all the Wicked Horse books, but Wicked Envy is my new favorite.