Today is the release day of the first book in the Jameson Force Security series, Code Name: Genesis. I was really curious, because I’ve read a book by Sawyer Bennett before and that was a sports romance, so I wondered if a suspense book would be just as good. Thanks to the author for providing me with an ARC to read and review.
Code Name: Genesis (Jameson Force Security, Book #1)
Release Date: May 7, 2019
Years ago, they were in love. She was an up-and-coming superstar and he was the devilishly handsome security professional hired to keep her safe. They fell hard and fast, no matter how they tried to resist one another. But not everyone around them was happy about their relationship, and a string of lies and deceit destroyed what they once had.
Having just taken the helm of a nationally renowned protective services company, Kynan McGrath is looking to rebrand and revamp his career. The newly crowned Jameson Force Security is moving from the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas to the mountainous steel town of Pittsburgh, and the last thing Kynan has time for is to deal with his past.
More than a decade has passed since their split, but even a bruised and battered heart remembers its first love. So when Joslyn Meyers comes to him for help, Kynan reluctantly agrees to keep her safe from a terrifying stalker who keeps threatening her life.
As the danger they face continues to intensify, Kynan realizes he’ll stop at nothing to protect the woman who turned her back on him all those years ago. Because one thing is certain—no matter how hard he tries to convince himself otherwise, Joslyn still has his heart.
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As the first book in a new series, it definitely starts out with a bang! We are tossed in the middle of a story in a way. Joslyn is being stalked and needs help. It’s been going on for way too long and there was a close call, the stalker actually getting into her house. She has a history with Kynan, but trusts him with her life, because he’s good at what he does.
Joslyn is a world famous singer and actress and enjoys what she does, but has started thinking about if there is more to life. She is grateful for everything, but it gets pretty lonely. Especially with the stalker getting too close. I really enjoyed Joslyn’s character. She is strong and even though the stalker is after her, she tries to do what she needs to do. Not let anyone back her in the corner.
Kynan is really a typical alpha male. If he thinks something belongs to him, don’t even try to get it. He knows what he’s doing when it comes to protecting someone and starting his business, things have gotten interesting. Kynan is a good man though, because he puts aside his history with Joslyn to protect her. They may have ended things on bad terms, but no one deserves to be threatened. Even though he’s quite the alpha, he has a soft side as well and I think those were my favorite moments in the book. Kynan being sweet and sensitive.
It’s clear from the start that the history between Kynan and Joslyn hasn’t been processed. Both of them still have a lot of feelings and that shows in their interactions with each other. I felt their connection though and realizing that in the end it wasn’t what it seemed definitely made this story interesting. I love a good second chance romance, but at certain moments it took over the whole suspense aspect. I get that when you’re scared your emotions are heightened, but I would’ve liked to have seen it go just a bit slower.
There are many steamy moments in this story and the first one didn’t sit well with me, if you’ve read the story you might understand why. It seemed a bit forceful and seeing the situation didn’t seem appropriate to me. I loved the other steamy moments with them when things start to settle a bit more. They really care for each other and I loved watching them find their way back to what they had.
On top of all the steamy moments, there are a lot of twists and turns. I loved how we followed the investigation and seeing everything play out. The other characters in the story involved in the investigation were a lot of fun and really interesting. I definitely hope they all get books! I need to know more.
If you’re looking for a fastpaced book with a lot of action and some romance, definitely pick up Code Name: Genesis. It keeps you on your feet and can make you smile. Not many books can do that! I will impatiently await the next book in this series!
About the Author:
Since the release of her debut contemporary romance novel, Off Sides, in January 2013, Sawyer Bennett has released multiple books, many of which have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists.
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 daughter, as well as full-time servant to her 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 even better, both.
Sawyer also writes general and women’s fiction under the pen name S. Bennett and sweet romance under the name Juliette Poe.
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I really enjoyed this book and read it in no time! The next book comes out later this year and I’m so excited. I can’t wait to see how it continues. Have you ever read anything by Sawyer Bennett? What book was your favorite?