“If I have to go a little alpha to keep her underneath me, I’m going to do it.”
I have read every single one of The Wicked Horse Vegas stories and loved them all. This series has become one of my guilty pleasures that I love to indulge in. Sawyer Bennett always has a talent of drawing me in with her likeable characters, interesting storylines and let’s not forget the hot and steamy scenes. Wicked Choice is different to the others though and I’m not saying that is necessarily a bad thing, because it absolutely is not, but the Wicked Horse Vegas club sure does take a backseat with this one. Sawyer Bennett explains this all in her forward so it will make sense why. I sure am looking forward to seeing what she creates next.
Rachel, I have to say is probably my favorite heroine out of all The Wicked Horse Vegas stories; she’s fierce, strong, determined and career driven. She is definitely one of the boys and she sure can hold her own against any of the men she works with.
Rachel and Brodie work together for a prominent security company, The Jameson Group and they are no strangers to danger and high risk situations. As they both work so closely together, they have formed an unbreakable bond and a connection that will stand the test of time. This is no surprise though and it is bound to happen when you have situations where you put your life in someone else’s hands and expect them to put theirs in yours.
Brodie and Rachel have a mutual respect and understanding for one another and hence have never seen each other as anything but a teammate, that is, until an assignment goes horribly wrong and Rachel turns to the one person who will understand what she is going through, Brodie. She sure does find comfort within his big strong arms.
“I don’t want a baby,” she says flatly, her expression boarding on hopeless.
I’ve never even thought about this moment transpiring. I’m years from settling down, marrying, and having kids. But something instinctive rises within me, and I find myself blurting out, “I want it.”
In true SB fashion, the passion, lust and everything else in between was hot as hell and enough to make me sweat big time. They truly moulded together and everything about this couple just worked for me. I believed every emotion, every touch and every heartache. Things take an unexpected and complicated turn when oops Rachel’s becomes pregnant.
When this unexpected news comes to light, Brodie does what any noble and honourable man should do and decides to stand by Rachel; not out of obligation either, he really wants this child, even if that means quitting his job and raising the child on his own. Fear takes hold of Rachel and she thinks there could be nothing more terrifying than bringing a child into this world and raising it, and therefore she had some really tough decisions to make.
I do tend to love a great age-gap trope and with Wicked Choice it was quite refreshing that Rachel was in fact older than Brodie by 9 years. Most stories I’ve read it’s usually always the hero who is the elder one, so I really enjoyed that aspect.
I really relished this story from start to finish and it was the perfect introduction to these new characters and a new series as mentioned in Sawyers forward at the start. The plot was engaging, well thought out and the characters lovable. I would recommend this story to anyone who loves the surprise pregnancy and age-gap tropes with a hero who will positively melt your heart.
About the Author:
Since the release of her debut contemporary romance novel, Off Sides, in January 2013, Sawyer Bennett has released more than 30 books and has been featured on both the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists on multiple occasions.
A reformed trial lawyer from North Carolina, Sawyer uses real life experience to create relatable, sexy stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From new adult to erotic contemporary romance, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone.
Sawyer likes her Bloody Marys strong, her martinis dirty, and her heroes a combination of the two. When not bringing fictional romance to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to a very active toddler, as well as full-time servant to two adorably naughty dogs. She believes in the good of others, and that a bad day can be cured with a great work-out, cake, or a combination of the two.