Review - CODE NAME: ROOK by Sawyer Bennett




Being a highly skilled operative for a company like Jameson Force Security is exhilarating and important work…until it comes time to date. I like to keep my profession under wraps for a number of reasons. Some of what we do is top secret, most of what we do is dangerous, and more than one woman has tried to latch onto me because she was more enamored with what I do than who Cage Murdock really is. And since I’m more of a ‘here for the night’ than a ‘here for forever’ kind of guy, what’s the harm in a little white lie about my job?

My harmless deceit has never failed me. Until now. Because I met the most amazing woman and did the unthinkable. I married her. And now my beautiful, unsuspecting, probably-going-to-leave-my-sorry-behind-when-she-finds-out-the-truth wife doesn’t know that I’m not a used car salesman like I told her when we met.

As it typically does with lies, the truth is about to come out in a big way when Jaime unwittingly gets herself mixed up with some unsavory characters and I, along with the team at Jameson, have to intervene. Now I need to save my girl and hope I can save my marriage too. Let’s just say I have some serious explaining to do.








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This standalone novel is a fantastic romantic suspense set in this author’s wildly popular Jameson Force Security series.  True to this author’s previous works, the character development in this book is impeccable and the story is interesting and flows well.  This was a relatively quick read for me and that is because I found myself so immersed in the story that I was unable to put the book down.  

Both Cage and Jaime are likable characters and the chemistry between them is off the charts.  Jaime is a breath of fresh air and a strong, kind-hearted heroine.  She values honesty above all else after being burned in the past.  Of course, Cage has landed himself in a bit of a pickle in lying to her about his profession. This former playboy, ex-Navy Seal is positively irresistible and it was entertaining to see how he continued to get himself all tied up into knots. The romantic aspects along with the kindle melting moments had me swooning and the suspenseful moments contained some excellent twists and turns.  

As Code Name: Rook is a standalone, I didn’t find myself lost but instead, I became most curious about the secondary characters and their stories. I am excited to go back and read the previous novels. If you are looking for an entertaining romantic suspense with a well flushed out plot, an engaging writing style, and captivating characters then you won't want to miss out on this book!


New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author Sawyer Bennett uses real life experience to create relatable stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From contemporary romance, fantasy romance, and both women’s and general fiction, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone.

A former trial lawyer from North Carolina, when she is not bringing fiction to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to her very adorable daughter, as well as full-time servant to her wonderfully naughty dogs.

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