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This series is one of my absolute favorites and it never gets old. A lot of series begin to run out of steam as they progress but Siobhan Davis always keeps it fresh and exciting. I wasn’t sure what to expect from Sawyer because we know very little about him compared to the others. He’s far more reserved than his friends so he’s a question mark aside from his volatile relationship with Xavier.
Sawyer is forced into an arranged marriage to secure an investor in his father’s company, Techxet. Sydney Shaw isn’t a willing participant in the marriage either and she’s a very sympathetic character for a variety of reasons. Having lost her mother at a young age, twenty-four year old Sydney was a troubled teen and is now a virtual prisoner of her controlling father. Despite their lack of interest in being married to one another, the two get along well and Sawyer’s determined to help Sydney gain independence from her virtual prison.
The arranged marriage blows up the tenuous relationship between Sawyer and Xavier, driving Sawyer to despair and pushing Xavier into the arms of another man. This book has all the intrigue of the usual Rydeville stories as the Elite is ever present, lurking in the shadows and pulling the strings in an effort to control the world. The friends now have evidence against Hamilton and the others, but the criminal empire of the elite has no boundaries and the corruption involves not only the White House, but foreign heads of state as well.
Ethan Hunt has managed to protect his family so far, thwarting various attempts on the lives of his wife and son but now the Elite has serious leverage. The best ammunition Ethan possessed to ensure his family’s safety was neutralized when the Elite produced a recording of Jackson annihilating Christian Montgomery, which shows Kai and Sawyer complicit in the murder. No matter that Christian caused untold suffering, enslaved and murdered Dani Lauder and so many others, or that he was on the verge of killing Vanessa, his own daughter, purely for sport, this recording would seal the fate of our heroes and can’t be dismissed.
Since then, the Elite has been systematically dismantling Techxet via financial destruction, leading us to this point, but Sawyer and the rest have been kept in the dark by Travis Lauder and Ethan Hunt until now. Will they be able to stop the current threat or is it too late? There’s so much more to this story than just the relationship between Sawyer and Xavier but everything is completely intertwined. Sawyer fears he’s lost Xavier forever even as they’re forced to work together.
It’s not possible to say much without giving away spoilers so I’ll just say that Sawyer was everything I hoped for and more. This is a fast-paced story and impossible to put down, just like the earlier books in the series and I loved every minute of it. Now we wait for Drew’s story, which can’t come soon enough.
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Other reviews in the Rydeville Elite series
- Cruel Intentions – book 1
- Ruse – book 1. 5 bonus content Cruel Intentions prologue from Kai’s POV
- Twisted Betrayal – book 2
- Sweet Retribution – book 3 (finishes Abby + Kai’s story)
- Charlie – book 4
- Jackson – book 5
- Sawyer – book 6 – released June 30, 2021
- The Hate I Feel – book 6.5 (short story in the Hot Summer School Nights anthology)
- Drew – book 7 – scheduled for 2022 release
by Siobhan Davis
Rydeville Elite book 6
Torn between duty and desire . . .
Sawyer Hunt has always been confident with his place in the world. He knows what he wants, conceals his painful truths behind a mask of cool indifference and keeps his circle small. The only person who has ever come close to smashing through his inner walls is the one person his parents will never accept.
Xavier Daniels is sick of being Hunt’s dirty little secret. When he fled the ugliness of his past, he swore he would never again hide who he is. Or let anyone hurt him or make him feel ashamed. So, discovering the man he’s in love with is engaged to some mystery woman devastates him. Forced into making the only decision he can, Xavier locks up his heart, determined to keep Hunt out for good.
Sydney Shaw is the bane of her father’s existence. But he’s finally found a way to end her rebellious streak—marry a virtual stranger or be cut off forever. Hunt could be a great husband, if he wasn’t such a cold, moody jerk and she wasn’t still hung up on the guy who broke her heart at fifteen.
Marrying Sydney to save his father’s company is a sacrifice Hunt will make because he suspects the elite is involved, and it’s up to him and his friends to stop them. With his heart also on the line, Hunt is determined to end the threat quickly or risk losing the one person he now realizes he can’t live without. Consequences be damned.
Sawyer is the sixth book in the Rydeville Elite world, and it is recommended to read the previous books in the series first. This romance contains MM and MF scenes, in addition to some dark themes/references. It is recommended for readers aged eighteen and older. Ends with an HEA for the chosen couple.