Release Reviews: Code Name: Sentinel: Sawyer Bennett

by - Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Code Name: Sentinel

Sawyer Bennett 
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Release Date September 10, 2019

As a former member of the United States Secret Service, I’m no stranger to putting my life on the line in the name of duty. Having left the nation’s capital to re-settle in Pittsburgh, the skills I acquired during my tenure in Washington have made me a valued member of the team at Jameson Force Security. But when the President comes seeking a favor to protect his niece, I find myself on the fast track back to the Oval Office.

Simply put… she’s beyond brilliant. A nationally renowned energy scientist, Barrett Alexander is on the verge of a breakthrough that will change the world. Unfortunately, that has also made her the target of a suspected terrorist cell. And while Barrett doesn’t believe she’s in any real danger, the President isn’t willing to take chances with her life.

As the threats against Barrett become more calculated, I decide taking her on the run is her best chance of survival. Danger, isolation, and attraction ensure we grow closer than I’d ever thought possible. When I realize I want to keep her safe for reasons that have nothing to do with my job and everything to do with the woman I’ve fallen in love with, no one is safe from the hell I’ll rain down on those that threaten her. 
Cruce Britton is already considered a hero and has friends in high places from his actions as a Secret Service agent. But now he is working with Jameson Security Force. But those important connections are now reaching out to them for help in a personal matter.

The President's niece is a brilliant scientist and may be a target. So Cruce is personally asked to be her bodyguard. She is a naive, reserved, independent-minded workaholic and is not thrilled about this distraction.

He is intense, loyal, protective, and really nice to look at. And as they spend more time together and have to get farther off the grid, she is not minding the distractions nearly as much. They have tempting chemistry and witty banter. Despite the fact she should be off-limits, he finds himself teaching her that maybe there is more to life than work. They are two very different types of people, but they balance each other well. 

But they are in danger and her project has to be kept out of enemy hands. So Cruce and his team need to focus and cover all their bases. But sometimes you cannot plan for every scenario especially when you do not even know who your enemies are. Due to the circumstances, everything seems more intense.

Will they lose each other just as they have found each other? 

This is a sweet, passionate, action-packed, romantic suspense story told in dual points of view. I really adored both Cruce and Barrett.  I am becoming more attached to this new group of operatives and how they support each other.  I am looking forward to all the upcoming stories.
Cruce has a reputation for being attentive to his duty and acting quickly to save the life of the Vice President. Now that he is working in the private sector with Jameson Force Security, the White House is calling on his service to help protect the now-President’s niece from a very specific threat.

Barrett Anderson is a brilliant engineer working to create a cleaner form of energy. She is close to the breakthrough she needs, but has received threats from a terrorist group because of her nearly completed research. The threat is taken seriously enough that she has to go into protective service and hiding in order to complete the work and share it safely.

This is a great example of a bodyguard/protectee trope. Cruce is clearly dedicated to her protection but finds himself protecting her less because it’s a job and more because it’s her. As they spend more time together, the chemistry between them skyrockets and it becomes harder to each to stay focused on the target alone.

I enjoyed the return to the Jamison Force Security world. For much of the story, Cruce and Barrett are in isolation as the rest of the team works to find the specific threat against Barrett. Their isolation becomes the perfect setting for each of them to set aside their typical schedules and priorities in order to explore the chemistry developing between them. The situation is intense, and that intensity bleeds into everything they do. But there is also enough from the team to keep the story connected to the rest of the group, keeping me invested in continuing the series.

 Jameson Force Security Series

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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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