Code Name: Genesis - Sawyer Bennett

Code Name: Genesis

By Sawyer Bennett

  • Release Date: 2019-05-07
  • Genre: Suspense
Score: 4.5
From 117 Ratings


** A USA Today Bestselling Novel**
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.


  • 5 stars

    By c1ndySD
    If you like hot alpha males you need to read Sawyer Bennett’s books. Nobody can write a sexy alpha like her. This story is another 5 star read. It has it all. It’s sexy, suspenseful and a great read.
  • New Series!

    By Devilwmn
    ** spoiler alert ** *****3.5 Stars***** Code Name: Genesis is the first book in the Jameson Force Security series. If you've read the Wicked Horse Vegas series then you've previously been introduced to Kynan McGrath. This is a spin off series of Wicked Horse Vegas. Jocelyn is Kynan's ex-girlfriend. She dropped him when she found out some rather unsettling information about him. Now she needs his help as she's got a stalker, and it's turned violent. I've been stewing over writing this review for a couple weeks now. I love this author and have read everything that she has written, but this book I struggled to get through. I really thought that Kynan was a jerk in the story, didn't feel he was an alpha male, thought he behaved more like a petulant child with his treatment of Jocelyn. Jocelyn went through a traumatic situation and takes all the nonsense he throws at her and does nothing. I didn't feel the chemistry with the characters, and when they get together, the story ends. The story line had so much potential, but just kind of fell flat with me. Overall, it wasn't bad, just was ok though. Hope this helps. Happy Reading!
  • Forgiveness Is Divine

    By Agent$$$$
    Kynan McGrath, head of Jameson Force Security, is looking to take his company in a new direction. He’s tired of being a babysitter to the rich and famous. He’s an adrenaline junkie who’d rather lead his company in the direction of covert operations. His ultimate goal...entering into government contracts that are “off the books”. Until... Joslyn Meyers is a famous singer, songwriter, and actress. She’s also the only woman to have ever made Kynan believe in HEAs. When she left him a decade ago, without explanation, he was devastated. Kynan spent a decade trying to forget Joslyn. When she calls asking for assistance, he declines. Turns out, he’s still angry and doesn’t want anything to do with her. Joslyn, understanding his reluctance to take her case, pleads with Kynan until he finally relents. Just because Kynan’s taking her stalking case, doesn’t mean he wants anything to do with her. When I started reading this novel, I wanted to slap Kynan across the face for the way he treated Joslyn. He was extremely unlikeable! Kynan had so much anger towards Joslyn, I wasn’t sure Sawyer Bennett could make him likable, much less lovable. BUT I was sooo wrong! I loved Kynan! He was supportive, loving, and heroic. He was the ultimate “White Knight”! Joslyn started off meek and mild, as she should due to her stalker. BUT she turned into such a strong, powerful, empowering woman. I couldn’t put the book down and read it in one sitting. The twists and turns left me guessing until the very end! I can’t wait to read the rest of the series! I read a gifted copy and all opinions stated are my own.
  • Another great read and start to a new series from Sawyer Bennett!

    By Samantha B. Sokol
    Another great read and start to a new series from Sawyer Bennett! I was really sucked into this story from the first chapter and read it all in one sitting – I had to finish it as soon as I started reading! Kynan and Joslyn were in love over ten years ago and thought each other was their true love, but after a misunderstanding, Joslyn runs to launch her career, leaving Kynan in the dust. Fast-forward to 12 years later and Joslyn runs to Kynan’s security business after she was attacked and almost killed by a stalker. While Kynan is initially not interested in helping her because of his feelings attached to their previous relationship, as soon as he sees her and the bruises around her neck, all his feelings come rushing back and vows to do protect her while taking her stalker down. Like most first books in a series, a portion of the book is introducing us to the other characters that will fill the next books within the series, but I found that I was excited to get to know who we would see in the future. The flow of this book was great, and the climactic moment was so big I was on the edge of my seat anticipating what happens when Joslyn’s stalker gets to her. Overall, it was a great book, which I totally expected from Sawyer, and I can’t wait for the next installment in this series. I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
  • Easy to Fall in Love Again

    By ActionRay
    We first met Kynan and Joslyn in Wicked Force and Genesis picks up 12 years after Wicked Force ends. I'm not going to lie, Kynan was an a-hole when Genesis first started and I would have liked to have seen that behavior hang around for a few more chapters, but when faced with your first and only love it's hard to stay mad and not give into the feelings that simmer below the surface. I like Joslyn and Kynan's relationship, the seamless introduction to future characters ( Fingers crossed for Bebe's book), and the drama in the form of a psycho. Wonderful start to a new series and a suspense book that holds it in own in the genre. **ARC provided for an honest review**
  • A great read

    By aretherereallyonlytwo
    Such a great story of love lost and rekindled. A little scary, a lot swoony! Don’t pass this one up.
  • Great new series

    By Bethani90
    Code Name: Genesis is the first book in Sawyer Bennett’s all new Jameson Force Security series. This is Kynan and Joslyns story. We met Kynan in Bennett’s Wicked Horse series and now we are finally getting his story!! A decade ago Joslyn broke Kynans heart when she left him to pursue her career. Now she is back with a stalker after her. Kynan reluctantly agreed to help her but still hasn’t forgiven what she did. What happens when he finds out the real reason she left? With a stalker on her trail will Kynan be able to keep her safe or will he lose her again? I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait to read the rest of the series.
  • Action packed romantic suspense

    By Hmitch76
    This book was SO freaking good! Kynan McGrath is the new owner of Jameson Force Security. Joslyn Meyers is an actress/singer who is being stalked and needs security. The only problem is that these two have a messy past. They were once in love, until something went wrong and they went their separate ways. Initially, Kynan doesn’t want to have anything to do with her. But he relents and decides to not only protect her, but figure out who is harassing her. This story was very well written and full of drama, action and suspense. I devoured it pretty quickly because I always wanted to know what was next. Code Name: Genesis is the perfect start to a new series. I’m hoping all the books that follow are just as wonderful. I love mixing suspense with my romance.
  • Dynamic chemistry and emotions

    By charlligirl
    What do you do when your former love appears in your life twelve years later and needs your protection? Do you punish her? Do you forgive her? Or do you say sayonara? Kynan and Joslyn are a dynamic pair with a lot of chemistry and emotions. With this being book one in a new series, I find myself wondering about all of the other characters that were introduced and will be introduced. Cruce and Saint, Bebe, and lets not forget Malik Fournier. Fabulous way to cross over two different series and I look forward to more about him. Kudos Ms Bennett for kicking this series off with an explosive story with lots of excitement, intrigue and of course love.
  • Very Good!!

    By Katiekoz
    4.5☆ I really enjoyed Code Name: Genesis. Joslyn and Kynan are interesting characters and I've been curious as to what happened to them in the past 12 years. They've always had a strong connection and that's still the case in this book. I also enjoyed the storyline; it kept me interested and wanting to know how it was going to end. The side characters were good additions and I'm hoping for more from them in the future, especially a certain brother to some hockey players.