Book 3, The Wicked Horse Vegas
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The best of friends.
Two men. One woman.
A sinful playground called The Wicked Horse.
Entrepreneur turned millionaire, Dane Hawthorne, has been known to get his kicks at The Wicked Horse Vegas, and he has no shortage of beautiful women waiting for a shot at him. Driven to succeed, no matter if he’s in the boardroom or the bedroom, Dane never backs down from a challenge.
Avril Carrigan isn’t the type of woman to take risks in her personal life but after a broken heart and too much liquid courage, Avril decides to best way to get over one man, is to get under another. Looking to experience all the debauchery she’s heard about from her best friend and business partner, Dane, she requests one thing of him—take her to The Wicked Horse.
The request seems simple. One friend helping another in her time of need. But now that they’ve crossed the threshold, things aren’t as easy as they once seemed. Not only is Dane looking at Avril in a new light, but so is their other business partner and best friend, Andrew Collings. As Dane’s envy blooms, he wonders if he made the right decision when he agreed to show Avril his wicked world.
What happens when the lines of friendship are blurred and boundaries are crossed? Will their relationships survive or will jealousy tear them all apart?
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.
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!!!
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!