Holy shmoly! What a start to probably one of the most heartbreaking series, I will ever read. I don’t know how Sawyer Bennett manages this but she managed to make me feel all emotions at some point with this book. I was hopeful, happy, angry, sad. Baden’s story was one of the few in the Arizona Vengeance series that I was dying to read and it turned out to be a different series, which I did not expect at all but now I am really curious about the next four books in the series. I hope I can get my hands on them soon because suspense might kill me.
Baden Oulett was the backup goalie for Arizona Vengeance. While he was trying to save a woman from a horrific event, he got seriously injured. Because of the spinal cord injury, he was suffering from, nobody was even expecting him to be able to walk again. But being the tenacious, goal-oriented person he is, he pushed his limits and after months of physical therapy, he got most of his motor skills back. However, it was still a big question mark if he will be playing hockey professionally. And now because of another horrific event, just like life, Baden got a second chance in his hockey career, just a bit different than he envisioned. In a blink of an eye, Pittsburgh Titans lost their whole team and now after this devastating loss, they are trying to rebuild. That is how Baden got the offer to be the goalie coach for the Titans. Even though he is still not ready to give up his career as a goalie, he decides to accept the Titans’ offer and get a fresh start. Baden still has doubts about his capabilities as a coach and if it was the right decision but soon he will realize it was the better choice. When Baden arrives in Pittsburgh, he decides to visit Sophie Winters, the woman he rescued. Sophie didn’t get any physical injuries from the attack, however, mentally she is struggling. She has severe PTSD and since the attack, she is homebound. After Baden sees her struggles caused by fear and guilt, he decides to help her in any way he can. They developed an amazing friendship and were deeply bonded because of a tragedy. The way they understood each other and supported one another was amazing to see.
This was such an inspiring, emotional, sweet story. It was a great start to a brand-new series. I am looking forward to reading the other books in the series. I am pretty curious about who they will be matched up with and how they will overcome their sadness and struggles.
- Would I recommend this book: Yes
- Would I re-read this book: Already did 🙂
- 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.
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.