Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Release Blitz: Code Name: Rook by Sawyer Bennett

Code Name: Rook (Jameson Force Security, Book #6) Sawyer Bennett Release Date: October 27, 2020

Synopsis: Being a highly skilled operative for a company like Jameson Force Security is exhilarating and important work…until it comes time to date. I like to keep my profession under wraps for a number of reasons. Some of what we do is top secret, most of what we do is dangerous, and more than one woman has tried to latch onto me because she was more enamored with what I do than who Cage Murdock really is. And since I’m more of a ‘here for the night’ than a ‘here for forever’ kind of guy, what’s the harm in a little white lie about my job? My harmless deceit has never failed me. Until now. Because I met the most amazing woman and did the unthinkable. I married her. And now my beautiful, unsuspecting, probably-going-to-leave-my-sorry-behind-when-she-finds-out-the-truth wife doesn’t know that I’m not a used car salesman like I told her when we met. As it typically does with lies, the truth is about to come out in a big way when Jaime unwittingly gets herself mixed up with some unsavory characters and I, along with the team at Jameson, have to intervene. Now I need to save my girl and hope I can save my marriage too. Let’s just say I have some serious explaining to do.

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4 Stars
Review by Trinette Dungee

While being a Navy SEAL isn’t a piece of cake, for Cage Murdock it’s something he was good at. Having left his SEAL days behind, he’s joined forces with Jameson Security and he’s damned good at that too. He’s also good at dodging relationships, he’s not a “forever” type of guy, more like a “for the night”. What he’s not good at however is recovering from a lie he told when he meets Jaime Dolan. Just hanging out in a bar one night trying to wind down from his latest mission he’s approached by Jaime and spends the night with her. He finds himself asking her number and planning date after date with her. By the time he realizes Jaime could actually be the one he has to figure out how to explain who he is and what he does, but as time goes on his lie digs him deeper and deeper. 

Jaime Dolan just wanted a night out with the girls to blow off some steam. The last thing she expected was to approach the sexy guy at the bar and end up bringing her home with him; and she definitely never expected him to ask for her number the next morning so he could take her out, that’s not how one-night-stands work, but she gives used car salesman, Cage Murdock, her number and so the big fall begins between the two of them.

While Rook is primarily about Cage trying to reveal his lie to Jaime without loosing her, it’s not without its cloak and dagger. Insert Jaime’s older brother Brian who can’t seem to get his life together and ultimately puts Jaime’s life in danger. While Brian’s not the most savory or characters, I kinda wonder if there’s a story somewhere in there. 

I can’t remember off the top of my head the book where Cage Murdock was introduced (we saw a lot of him in “ghost” but I feel like he was sprinkled in someone else’s story prior to “Ghost), but what I do remember was thinking “oh, he’s the guy in this series. He’s that guy that’s going to pop up again and again and by the time his book comes out I’m going to want to devour it” and devour it I did. I simply loved this guy! Cage is that good-natured fun- loving guy that you can easily see as a brother (this was most evident in his relationship with Anna), then suddenly, he turns into this complete bad ass. It’s like he has a switch where he can turn it on an off at will. At one point I was very afraid that his storyline would be him being secretly in love with Anna while she was falling for someone else and that just wasn’t gonna work for me because I knew she wasn’t the woman for him. I panicked for no reason and Jamie was PERFECT for him! These two together were sooooo good! I like Jaime a lot. She was such a “regular” person. In most of the storylines both characters have some sort of (for lack of a better term) wild background. Even Anna was ex-military, but Jaime was someone you’d meet on the street in everyday life. 

Ghost and Rook happen simultaneously so there’s some overlapping, but one storyline doesn’t take away from the other. What I really liked was how some of the scenes that happened between Cage and Anna or Cage and Malik that happened in Ghost popped up again in Rook and we got to see it from Cage’s perspective, we saw the wheels turning in his head. 

I’m pretty sure the Jameson Saga is far from over as we are introduced to some new member such as Jackson Gale (he kinda seems like a butthead, but time will tell), and Ladd McDermott. We also meet a new FBI Clay Brandeis, who seems to have a connection to the resident therapist Dr. Corinne Ellery not sure if that’s going to be another Jameson storyline or if a new series is in the making, or a storyline connected to an older series with FBI agents. The possibilities are endless.

Bottom line, I had fun with this book!

About the Author:

New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author Sawyer Bennett uses real life experience to create relatable stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From contemporary romance, fantasy romance, and both women’s and general fiction, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone.

A former trial lawyer from North Carolina, when she is not bringing fiction to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to her very adorable daughter, as well as full-time servant to her wonderfully naughty dogs.

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