I got the hot as hell kink I wanted to see, the dirty talk and comfort, as well as the ending I had hoped for. A great addition to the Wicked Horse stable. ~ Leigh, Guilty Pleasures
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?
I’m a huge fan of this dirtier side of Sawyer Bennett that comes through in the Wicked Horse series, and Wicked Envy was my favorite of the Las Vegas branch of the Wicked Horse club by far. Some of the earlier books limited themselves to the actions occurring at the club itself, but Wicked Envy really branched out. The club was the venue that brought out the kinky connection between the characters and allowed them to explore a new relationship, but it wasn’t the star of the show. It was just the common element that bound it to the earlier stories.
In Wicked Envy, we meet Dane, Andrew and Avril. Three best friends from college that have maintained their thick-as-thieves closeness throughout college, a start up business, and now corporate success. But as two of the friends start to explore the Wicked Horse at the urging of the third, their friendship turns to even more.
I absolutely love the friends to lovers theme. There’s something so sweet about watching people that already care about one another start to look at their existing relationship in a new way. But at the same time, it’s terribly taboo, stepping over a line that was never meant to be crossed. In this book, not only is there the transition from comfortable friendship to sizzling hot lovers, there is also the added dimension of a sex club and a threesome. Watching Avril’s relationship with both Dane and Andrew grow, as well as her relationship with each one individually, was a pleasure to watch. I expected there to be jealousy and angst as all of their relationship’s morphed and inevitably changed, but that never materialized. Instead, I got the hot as hell kink I wanted to see, the dirty talk and comfort, as well as the ending I had hoped for.
Wicked Envy was a great addition to the Wicked Horse stable, and I can’t wait to see how this series continues to burn up my kindle!