RELEASE REVIEW: Code Name: Genesis (Jameson Force Security, Book #1)

Code Name: Genesis (Jameson Force Security, Book #1)
Sawyer Bennett
Release Date: May 7, 2019

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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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My Review

As soon as Sawyer Bennett revealed her new Jameson Force Security series, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Code Name: Genesis and get to know Kynan McGrath – a hot British alpha male badass who runs the security agency. Plus, his story is a second chance romance 12 years in the making, and I’m a huge fan of this kind of story, especially when it’s clear that there are still deep feelings between he and Joslyn Meyers as well as too many words left unspoken.

Let me start by saying that it took me awhile to get passed Kynan’s asshole behavior when he initially reconnects with his first love. I get that he’s still anger and hurt over how things ended and wants to prove to himself and to Joslyn that she’s nothing but a job to him now…12 years later, but his callousness made me want to junk punch him. He’s a grown man playing games, and it pissed me off that he acted this way, and I didn’t understand why Jos didn’t hold him accountable for his bs move.

But, as Kynan and Jos reconnected, sorting through their feelings of anger and betrayal, Kynan made it his primary mission to protect her from a stalker who seems hellbent on making her his, which went a long way in helping me get over my initial feelings toward Kynan, and I have to give him credit, he proved himself to Jos and to readers by talking things out with her and telling her exactly how he feels with her back in his life.

The events of Kynan and Joslyn’s story seem to occur at warped speed, making the timeline quite short, and while I didn’t really mind how quickly things occurred, it did make it difficult to connect with the main characters and understand the magnitude of their feelings for one another despite the time spent apart.

Despite my few issues with the story, though, I did enjoy Code Name: Genesis, and I’m completely intrigued by the new team members of Kynan’s security team, so much so, that I can’t wait for their stories. There’s a reason Kynan hired them, especially given their particular skillsets and their wrap sheets, and I’m interested to see what baggage they come with and just how dangerous they are as both alpha characters as well as security team members in whatever capacity Kynan needs them.

I’m so ready for Code Name: Sentinel.

4 Poison Apples

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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