Code Name: Genesis by Sawyer Bennett

Posted June 14, 2020 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, Series / 0 Comments

Years ago, we were in love. She was an up-and-coming superstar and I was the security professional hired to keep her safe. We fell hard and fast, no matter how much we tried to resist one another. But not everyone around us was happy about our relationship, and a string of lies and deceit destroyed what we once had. I moved on from her and didn’t look back.

Now I’ve taken the helm of a nationally renowned protective services company, and I’m looking to rebrand my 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 I have time for is to deal with my past.

More than a decade has passed since our split, but even a bruised and battered heart remembers its first love. So when Joslyn Meyers comes to me for help, I reluctantly agree to keep her safe from a terrifying stalker who keeps threatening her life.

As the danger continues to intensify, it becomes clear that I’ll stop at nothing to protect the woman who turned her back on me all those years ago. Because one thing is certain—no matter how hard I try to convince myself otherwise, Joslyn still has my heart.

Series – Jameson Force Security = #1 Code Name: Genesis – #2 Code Name: Sentinel – #3 Code Name: Heist – #4 Code Name: Hacker – #5 Code Name: Ghost – #6 Code Name: Rook

This is an adult 18+ story that contains language, possible violence, and sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

Title:  Code Name: Genesis
Series:  Jameson Force Security #1
Author:  Sawyer Bennett
Romance Genre:  Romantic Suspense
Publication Date:  May 7, 2019
Star Rating:  3

Code Name: Genesis begins the Jameson Force Security series with a fast-paced, intense romance between a couple that had separated long ago who, in spite of the danger, are getting a second chance to get their love right.  The question becomes, can they let the past go and concentrate on their future?

So, to be fair, I wasn’t impressed with either Joslyn or Kynan.  But Kynan won the top award for being such a jerk at their first meeting 12 years after Joslyn had just walked away after being given information about Kynan that would prove in the end to be a total lie… but Kynan didn’t know that little bit of information.  All he knows is that she left him, she’s looking for help as she has a stalker after her… and he’s on the phone with her while getting oral sex from a stripper, then a fadeaway assumption of sex… and then he does the same crap in front of Joslyn when she’s brought to his home for protection.  Yeah, major jerk (and some very rude and vulgar words that I won’t type here) is my first impression of Kynan.  I wish I could say he improved for me… but, no.

Also, to be fair, Joslyn did some pretty “too-stupid-to-live” stuff herself considering she was in major danger from her stalker.  The past I could probably get over since she was young, trusting, and never thought the person who lied to her would hurt her like that – but present day and she’s making decisions that could get her or others killed is not the way to have me on a character’s side.

I’m not going to go any further.  Let’s just say that Code Name: Genesis wasn’t an enjoyable read for me.  Now, that’s my opinion and yours might be very different – that’s fine no two people have the same reaction to every book ever written.  There were secondary characters that I might have wanted to know their story… but I’m going to wait a while on that decision.  At this point in time, the Jameson Force Security series is a no-read for me.

Because there will be people who did enjoy this book, and it’s not a horribly written book just one that left me with a very bad taste for the actions of the main characters – this one gets a 3-star review from me which in my opinion is a “good book”… but not for me.

I own a Kindle edition (no-cost series starter on Amazon) of Code Name: Genesis.



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