Monday, November 14, 2016

Review: Sexy Lies and Rock & Roll by Sawyer Bennett

From NYT Bestselling author, Sawyer Bennett, comes a SEXY new stand alone romance…

When you’re a rock god, fame and fortune are your two best friends, but they can be fickle bitches. Everyone wants a piece of me and I have no clue how to deal with it all. I’m being sued, pressured to sign contracts, and fending off rabid women who want to steal my virtue.
Well, not that I really have any virtue, but still… my life has turned completely bat-shit crazy.
That’s why I need Emma Peterson. She got me out of a bit of a jam once, and I know she can do it again. The only problem is that sweet, prim and totally straight-laced Emma doesn’t want anything to do with me. Not professionally, and certainly not personally.
It’s not that I want her in that way. Let’s be realistic… it would take a crow bar of epic proportions to get her to spread those legs for me.
No, I only want her legal expertise and for her to make sense of my crazy world. It’s a good thing I have just the leverage to make her do my bidding, because her refusal is not an option.

*Sexy Lies and Rock & Roll is a hot, romantic comedy stand alone.

3 1/2 stars
Review by Trinette Dungee

Evan Smith is living the dream of being a rock star, but along with the dream comes all kinds of other shit. Disgruntle ex band members, dead ex band members, shady best friends, lawsuits…you name it, he has to deal with it; and to deal with all of this Evan needs a person on his team he can trust. Insert Emma Peterson.  She’s a bit of a bookworm, kind of stiff, prim and proper; but oh, when she get riled up….total turn on and Evan has decided she’d not only be good for his camp but for him period. 
Emma is fresh out of law school working at her father’s firm. Well, what else do you do when no other law firm will hire you, you go work for you dad’s firm. This is as far from her dream job as she can get but it’s a job. So when Evan offers her a position as his lawyer/PR person you would think she’d jump at the chance but the only thing worse than working in her dad’s firm is working for Evan. Her first encounter with him left a lot to be desired and she’d prefer to never have to deal with him again. That is until he sweetens the pot by offering to make sure she lands her dream job when she’s done helping him. 
We all know, I am a total Sawyer Bennett fan but every once in a while, I read one of her books that doesn’t quite do it for me.  Not sure what it was but from the beginning something didn’t work for me. I loved the story line, I loved the characters. I even loved the way she wrote Tyler’s character (that asshole), but something was missing. Things weren’t connecting; I wasn’t finding myself craving more. And then all of a sudden I hit one section of the book and there it was…my heart was totally in it. 
“So when I told you to take a risk and do something daring and impulsive,” I say, coming to my conclusion. “It wasn’t just so I could fuck you. That was going to happen one way or the other. But it was so that you would open yourself up entirely to something you probably deserve and would never have the guts to reach out for.” Emma stares at me a moment, her face inscrutable. I wait for her to process, and for her to understand, that this isn’t just sex to me. She lowers her eyes to her wineglass, perhaps contemplates another sip, but then gives a cough to her throat and looks back to me. “You said you think I deserve something,” she says hesitantly. “But I don’t have the guts to reach for it.” “That’s right.” “And that something would be you?” she asks for clarification. “I’m a fucking phenomenal catch,” I tell her with a grin. “And this is more than just sex to you?” she adds on, because she’s still not quite ready to believe. “Not going to lie,” I tell her with a wink. “The sex is beyond amazing. But yeah… it’s a bit more than that for me.”
Evan was adorable! That reassurance he gave her…I don’t know what it was about that little speech but it just made me go all gooey inside and my heart swelled and I suddenly wanted more…had to read more…needed to read more!! 

Once again Sawyer has delivered a really great read, but because that hook seemed to come really far into the book for me I can’t go with my 4 or 5 stars…so I’m sticking to 3 ½…..I might be persuaded to give it 4. 

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