*I received a free copy of Code Name: Heist from Big Dog Books via . This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *Code Name: Heist by Sawyer Bennett
Series: Jameson Force Security #3
Published by Big Dog Books on 7 Janaury 2020
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.
Code Name Heist brought me the heist of the century, a hot second chance at love, suspense, and a troubled past.
Code Name Heist is Saint’s story, but it’s also Sin’s story. There is also a parallel story arc that made my heart ache, and that brought tears to my eyes. Several characters from prior Jameson Force Security were present as well, which made me feel like I knew what I got myself into when I started reading.
Saint used to be a professional thief of high-end art and jewels. After being in jail for two years he decided to go legit, only for his first solo job with Jameson to be going back to his thieving ways.
Code Name Heist is a fast paced romantic suspense, where the bad guys are very bad, and where the good guys can be a little bit bad as well. I loved getting to know Saint, and his interactions with the team were awesome. Of course, Sin brought another layer not just to the story, but also to Saint’s past. She was very much her own person, though. Tough, smart and thorough.
Code Name Heist can be read as a stand alone, but I think you might enjoy it slightly more if you know about the beginning of the team, and how they were chosen for their unique knowledge and skills.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2020 New Release Challenge
- Winter COYER 2019-2020