Code Name: Heist
by Sawyer Bennett
Release Date: January 7, 2020
Publisher: Big Dog Books LLC
Book #3 in the Jameson Force Security series
Number of pages: 152
Source: Amazon Pre-Order
Romantic Suspense M/F
Read 1/13/20 to 1/14/20
I am a world-class thief. Or I was, before I got pinched and landed in prison. After I served my time, I decided to get on the right side of the law, or as much as my job at Jameson Force Security allows. The lines sometimes blur, which suits me just fine. My name might be Saint, but I’m a devil to most.
My plan to go legitimate is going as anticipated, until my past and present collide in a big way. While in Paris preparing to take down a ring of highly specialized thieves, I come face-to-face with my biggest threat—and my most dangerous temptation.
Sindaria “Sin” Westin was the love of my life, until her betrayal landed me behind bars. Now I’ve got to find a way to trust her again, at least long enough to pull off this job. When it becomes clear the price for this heist will be our lives, I realize I need to do whatever it takes to keep Sin safe, even if it means trading my life for hers. Because no matter the lies I’ve told myself, Sin’s greatest theft was the day she stole my heart.
Sawyer Bennett is truly one of my favorite authors. She writes hockey gods like no other. Seriously, you need to check out her Cold Fury Hockey and Arizona Vengeance series. While I’m enjoying the Jameson Force Security series, it’s not up to the standards I have set in my mind for this author.
The premise of this story is unique. Saint is a recovering thief, so to speak. He was betrayed by Sin, a current thief. Now that Saint has gone straight, he’s asked to infiltrate a crime ring that has been stealing artwork in Europe. Danger, fun, excitement. Throw in his old flame Sin being part of said crime ring, and you also have romance thrown in for good measure.
I love both Saint and Sin, but just never felt their chemistry. Which is such a bummer when I really depend on this author to bring the heat. They are both such morally good people. I know, I know…that’s an odd thing to say due to their chosen profession. But as we get to know them both, we see they both have their reasons. They’re not innocent by any stretch of the imagination, but they do have a sort of honor. I wanted to feel their connection, I was rooting for them the whole time. It just never manifested for me.
Again, the storyline is good. There is also a major shake-up at Jameson Security that really hits all of the men and women who work there hard. That particular storyline is set up to be deep and intense when it’s finally told. I still love all the characters involved in this series. Please don’t pass this one up. Sometimes I find it hard to give a fair review to authors I adore because I feel like I judge them more harshly than others; my expectations are higher. So,take that for what it’s worth.