Erik: An Arizona Vengeance Novel
Release Date: November 5, 2018
The Arizona Vengeance are developing a reputation on the ice as one of hockey’s top teams. But one player’s reputation off the ice might just keep him from scoring. . . .
I’m having the time of my life with my new brothers on the Arizona Vengeance. We may be an expansion team, but after notching some big wins, the entire league knows to watch out for Erik Dahlbeck. That’s me.
The only person who doesn’t seem to think I’m so great? Blue Gardner, the hot-as-f*** flight attendant on our team plane. I sure wouldn’t mind joining the mile-high club with her, but besides bringing me lukewarm coffee, she won’t give me the time of day. Whatever I did to rub Blue the wrong way, my teammates think it’s hilarious. After all, we’re used to women flocking to us. #puckbunnies
When I run into Blue back on land, I’m shocked to learn how she spends her time off: taking care of her handicapped brother. There are layers to this girl I never imagined, layers I can’t wait to peel away. And that’s a new feeling for me.
But first I’ve got to find a way to melt that ice-cold stare. Because as much as I try to pretend I don’t care what Blue thinks of me, how can you not care when you’re falling for someone?
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My rating: 4 of 5 stars
ERIK is book 2 in the Arizona Vengeance series. It’s a standalone hockey romance.
Erik is an enforcer for a professional hockey team: The Vengeance. He meets Blue on the team plane, she’s a beautiful flight attendant with an attitude. Erik doesn’t realize that he’s met Blue once before. But Blue can’t forget their one night together five years ago.
So right up front, I’ll say that Blue and Erik weren’t my favorite couple by Ms. Bennett. Don’t get me wrong, I totally enjoyed their story but I felt like it lacked a certain something that I can’t quite put my finger on. More tension between them maybe? More of a build up? Not sure!
Having said that, I loved the relationship that Blue had with her brother, Billy. I equally adored watching Erik build his friendship with Billy too. And let’s take a moment to appreciate Erik’s character because he was such a great book boyfriend! Funny, sweet, understanding, charming. Blue had some awesome qualities too, like how she took care of her brother. But I wanted her character to be MORE…just more! Fiercer, stronger, more confidant and sure. (Yes, I’m on a girl power trip!)
Overall, I gave this one a solid 4 stars. I mean, it’s written by Sawyer Bennett so it’s still good…SWEXY (sexy and sweet) entertainment! I think if you’re looking for a lighter read, something a tad tamer with a hot MC, you’ll really enjoy this one. Told from dual POVs with a super sweet ending. I voluntarily read and reviewed this book.
About the Author:
Since the release of her debut contemporary romance novel, Off Sides, in January 2013, Sawyer Bennett has released multiple books, many of which have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists.
A reformed trial lawyer from North Carolina, Sawyer uses real life experience to create relatable, sexy stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From new adult to erotic contemporary romance, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone.
Sawyer likes her Bloody Marys strong, her martinis dirty, and her heroes a combination of the two. When not bringing fictional romance to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to a very active daughter, as well as full-time servant to her adorably naughty dogs. She believes in the good of others, and that a bad day can be cured with a great work-out, cake, or even better, both.
Sawyer also writes general and women’s fiction under the pen name S. Bennett and sweet romance under the name Juliette Poe.