Series: The Wicked Horse #5
Also in this series: Wicked Lust, Wicked Need, Wicked Ride
Publisher: Big Dog Publishing
Publication Date: September 13th, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotica, Romance
Source: the publisher
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Bridger Payne is an enigma that no one can figure out. Wise beyond his years, eerily intuitive and sexy as hell, every woman in The Silo wants him.
None can have him.
Not the real man, anyway.
He might wield the lash for you if you ask prettily, but he’ll get no gratification from it. He’ll definitely make you scream, but he won’t think twice about you when he walks away.
Bridger carries the darkest of secrets. He’s filled with too much pain.
He’s utterly untouchable.
Until she came along.
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Since the beginning of this series, I have wanted to get to the bottom of Bridger Payne. He’s been the elusive character, only showing his softer side when needed. He’s been stoic and staid throughout the first four books, and I couldn’t wait to peel back the layers and see what makes him tick. Wicked Bond does such an amazing job of that, plus we get to meet Maggie, who I absolutely fell in love with.
Bridger is the owner of The Wicked Horse bar and The Silo, a secret sex club. I knew his past was going to be dark and twisty, and believe me, it lived up to my expectations. He is OCD about order in his surroundings and in his sex life. He uses sex to find fleeting euphoria in his mind while his soul is suffering from years of abuse. It has made him into the man he is, but he wants more out of life than just the club.
Maggie is the perfect counterpoint to Bridger. She is also a victim of abuse and feels abandoned and alone. No one has cared for her or loved her for so long, but she isn’t a damsel in distress. She stays strong and does everything she can to protect herself and the ones she loves, even though her means are limited.
Seeing Bridger and Maggie open up to one another and forge a connection was such a fulfilling part of the story. I loved seeing them heal and the intensity of their relationship. There is also an element of suspense that I enjoyed. In the end, love prevails and the bonds (pardon the pun) created throughout this series were fantastic. I enjoyed each and every book of this series, but Bennett definitely saved the best for last!