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Rafe by Sawyer Bennett

You know sometimes there are some characters you really like but they are side characters so they don’t always get their stories, I am super happy Rafe is not one of those. While I was reading Dominik, I wasn’t aware this novella will be published so I was a bit heartbroken but guess what even though it is short, it was a great story.

If you read Dominik, you already know why Rafe moved to Carolina. For the ones who didn’t get a chance to read it, here is a short recap. Rafe Simmons was playing hockey for Arizona Vengeance. When he learned his father was battling with cancer and only has couple of months to live, he asks for a trade. Since the trade deadline is already passed, this was a hard task to accomplish. But Dominik being Dominik, he found a way to make this trade happen.

So now Rafe is a Carolina Cold Fury player. Getting traded was a huge handicap but it was just the beginning of the hard times for Rafe. He is with a new team in the middle of playoff season, he is either with his dad or playing hockey and there is also his first and only love Calliope, who hates him. Rafe and Calliope known each other since childhood. First, they were best friends and then shared too many firsts together as lovers. When Rafe got drafted, he decided to leave Calliope behind. Even though, his intentions were coming from a good place, it was a stupid thing to do without sharing his thoughts with her. For years she thought she wasn’t enough for him, but the reality was he left because he wanted her to follow her dreams, not his. Even without knowing Rafe’s reasoning for leaving, she was always there for him and his family. I cannot even imagine how hard it is to watch someone you love slowly slips away while you watch helplessly. Rafe and his father brought me to tears more than once, it was heartbreaking. Even though the reason behind Rafe and Calliope’s reunion was heartbreaking, I am happy that they got their shot for a second chance.

This is a heartbreaking second chance romance that will bring you tears one minute and crack you up the next. Next book of Arizona Vengeance, Wylde, will be here soon and I cannot wait to read that…

  • Would I recommend this book: Yes
  • Would I re-read this book: Done already 🙂
  • Would I read future books by this author: Yes

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e-ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. 

Purchase Link: Amazon

About Sawyer Bennet:

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.

Connect with Sawyer Bennet: Website | Amazon | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

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