Published by Big Dog Books on January 6, 2015
Genres: adult, contemporary, Fiction, Love & Romance, Romance
Source: eARC from Publisher
Wyatt Banks is ready to give one woman the world. Unfortunately, his job as a cop tends to interfere with other goals. When Wyatt is sent deep undercover to investigate a sex slave ring, he doesn’t have time to do anything but focus on staying alive in a dark and dangerous underworld.
Wyatt isn’t alone though in his quest to save the women that are being sold into sexual slavery.
His partner, FBI Agent Andrea Somerville, is immersed just as deeply as he is, and she’s the bait to lure the sex slavers out into the open, as she poses as an erotic dancer in an attempt to snare the enemy. But danger runs as high as the sparks between them, and now Wyatt is caught between the job he loves and the woman he wants.
With a Twist is the fourth book in the Last Call Series by Sawyer Bennett. Each book can be read as a standalone, but the series follows a group of friends so it is always nice to be able to read them all. I didn’t read the first 2 books in the series, but I started with the 3rd book- Sugar on the Edge and I fell in love with Gavin, so I knew I would have to continue on to see more of their stories. And I think I liked Wyatt’s story, With a Twist, even more!
Sawyer Bennett just knows how to write really good contemporary romances. I go into her books confident that I will enjoy the characters and the story. I know this sounds really strange, but even though the book dealt with some super scummy people and some horrible crimes, the romance between Wyatt and Andrea was a fluffy feel good romance- at least to me. These two seemed so solid when they were together. They worked great as undercover partners, and they worked great romantically. There was no insecurity or drama between the two of them that they had to overcome. They had each other’s back and that was that. There were personal issues, sure, but as a couple, I just really liked them together. They meshed.
But outside of the nice Wyatt and Andrea bubble, there were some pretty despicable things going on in the undercover sex slave ring, that Wyatt and Andrea were looking to blow wide open. Wyatt is a cop and Andrea is a FBI agent. I will say this about them, they are each really, really good at what they do. The only rub I had, and it was a small one mind you, was that Andrea’s age seemed a bit off to me. Initially, I got the impression that she had been a field agent for more than a few years since she was applying to a very prestigious unit within the FBI, but then her age put her around 27. And then I found out she had graduated Law School. If she went straight through undergrad and law school with no breaks, that would put her graduating at 25. The vibe I had gotten from the story was that she had more than 2 years with the FBI, so the ages just seemed a couple of years off to me. But like I said, that is pretty minor.
Wyatt trumped Gavin for me. He is my favorite guy in the series so far. I just loved his protective and honorable spirit. He is the kind of guy I would go for. (Now, don’t get me wrong…I would go for Gavin too. Just if they were standing side by side, Wyatt would win out.) The Last Call Series is a great example of a contemporary romance series where each book really does feel like a completed standalone. The characters pop in from time to time to say hi from the other books, but the main focus of the stories is always the new couple. I love that.
Next, I want to tackle some on Sawyer Bennett’s legal fiction. Or maybe her hockey books. Hockey and Law?! She is a woman after my own heart. Bottom line: If you like contemporary romances, The Last Call Series should be on your TBR list.
Other books in the Last Call Series: