Code Name: Genesis
by Sawyer Bennett
Release Date: May 7, 2019
Publisher: Big Dog Books LLC
Book #1 in the Jameson Force Security series
Number of pages: 152
Source: Amazon Pre-Order
Contemporary Romance M/F
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.
While I love this author, I still haven’t gotten to all of her books. Within in a few chapters of this one, I realized it is most likely a sort of spin-off of her Wild Horse Vegas series (which is a spin-off of her Wild Horse series). I still enjoyed this story, but now can’t wait to go back and read both the Wild Horse series. Another wonderful discovery with this story, it looks like the non-hockey playing Fournier brother (see Max and Lucas) is going to be joining the Jameson Force Security series! I love those Fournier boys!
On to the story. I love that Joslyn reaches out to Kynan when she’s in trouble even though he hurt her in the past. And that Kynan agrees once he realizes the seriousness of the situation. These two have such a turbulent past, yet the author gets them to where they need to be in order for this story to work within a limited number of pages. I didn’t think that would be the case at first, but I’ve learned to never doubt Sawyer Bennett’s finesse.
Because this book is a lot shorter than I’m used to from this author I did miss the deep connection she usually writes with her characters. Don’t misunderstand, Kynan and Joslyn still had wonderful chemistry. They just didn’t get as much one on one romance time as I’m used to getting in longer stories. What they had, in this shorter length novel, was perfect for the space they were given.
This story also had to serve as an introduction to a lot of characters since it’s the first of the series. I feel a good job was done in this department since I’m now intrigued by the whole lot of them!