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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Blog Tour & Review! With a Twist by Sawyer Bennett @BennettBooks @Julie_AToMR

Blog Tour

With a Twist
Last Call Series, #4
By Sawyer Bennett

Adult Contemporary Romance
Release: January 6, 2015

Wyatt Banks is ready to give one woman the world. Unfortunately, his job as a cop tends to interfere with other goals. When Wyatt is sent deep undercover to investigate a sex slave ring, he doesn’t have time to do anything but focus on staying alive in a dark and dangerous underworld.

Wyatt isn’t alone though in his quest to save the women that are being sold into sexual slavery.

His partner, FBI Agent Andrea Somerville, is immersed just as deeply as he is, and she’s the bait to lure the sex slavers out into the open, as she poses as an erotic dancer in an attempt to snare the enemy. But danger runs as high as the sparks between them, and now Wyatt is caught between the job he loves and the woman he wants.

With a Twist can be read as a stand-alone novel.

What a fabulous book! This was a fast and engaging read. Sawyer Bennett has me hooked and I’ll definitely be reading more from her!
With a Twist can be read as a standalone, however it is the 4th in the Last Call series. Let me just say, I have already purchased the first three to go back and read!

The plot for the book is intense. Wyatt is sent undercover to expose a group involved in the sex trade. That alone gave the book a darker side, being such an intense subject. However, what was more difficult was seeing what who and what Wyatt was forced to become in order to prove himself and move up in the ranks. Sawyer does a great job of feeding the reader empathy so that we don’t begin to dislike Wyatt. Especially with his, “I do whatever it takes” attitude. She makes it clear how difficult this is for Wyatt and what a good guy he is, without going overboard. He is human and not the perfect hero. She could have easily taken it too far and Wyatt wouldn’t have been believable. I also appreciated the fact that he was so open to love. Sometimes, the hero who fights against love can get a little old. It balanced the cop side of him.

In the beginning, Andrea is a tough nut to crack. It took me a little bit to warm up to her. However, she didn’t have the same upbringing and close group of friends as an adult that Wyatt does. This has made her more distant and distrustful. She shares the “whatever it takes” attitude with Wyatt, but I wasn’t as accepting of it from her. Especially when it came to giving her body to the man in charge. If Sawyer had taken the story down that road, I might have walked away. However, as the book goes on, I liked Andrea more and more. I was actually very surprised that she ended up being the one with the courage when it came to their relationship. After her experience with her ex-fiancĂ©, that was completely unexpected. It was smart on the part of the author because from that moment, I was firmly in Andrea’s corner.

Watching their relationship blossom is sweet and the fact that neither was doing everything they could to avoid an entanglement made me enjoy the ride. Wyatt’s friend’s fiancĂ© annoyed the crap out of me though. She’s super pushy and rather obnoxious about it. We’ll see if I like her more after I’ve read her story. His other friends were fun supporting characters and they added foundation to Wyatt and Andrea’s relationship because Andrea had never had what Wyatt has in his life, friends and family that are close and can be counted on.

The ending was great and left me with a big old smile on my face. I love a good HEA! Sawyer has made me a fan and I can’t wait to read more from her!

 USA Today Best-Selling author, Sawyer Bennett, is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. She is married to a mobster (well, a market researcher) and they have two big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn’t have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.

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