Series: Arizona Vengeance #1
Published by Loveswept on 08/14/2018
Meet the Arizona Vengeance, hockey’s hottest new team. They’re burning up the ice—until a one-night-stand with the coach’s daughter freezes one player in his skates.
Bishop Scott, co-captain. Not too shabby, huh? It’s all part of my fresh start with the NHL’s latest expansion team, and that means new teammates, a new coach, a new city, and a big new contract. Basically, I cannot f***ing wait to show my old squad what they’re missing.
But first, I decide to check out the town before the grind begins. Turns out Arizona chicks are totally smokin’, and I’m fortunate enough to meet one who’s looking for the same thing I am: a night of anonymous, unforgettable, no-strings-attached sex.
Fast forward to the Vengeance arena. It’s the last place I expect to see her again—let alone in her own office. Then bells go off and I finally realize who this girl is: Brooke Perron. My new coach’s daughter. All of a sudden, we’re picking up right where we left off, which means our hands are all over each other. That’s when her dad—my boss—walks in. And before I can get a word out, Brooke’s introducing me as her fiancé.
Sure, she just saved my ass. So why do I get the feeling Brooke’s going to turn my world upside down? Maybe it’s because this fake relationship feels way too real. . . .
Let me first say that you do not by any means have to be a fan of hockey to enjoy this book. It’s just an added perk, I guess. Especially if you’re like me and you’re itching for the season to start, this is a great way to whet your hockey appetite.
Hockey aside, this book is a great love story. I love a good starts-as-a-fake-relationship story. I thought both Bishop and Brooke were interesting characters. Bishop is a good guy with a big heart. He’s never settled down because he’s a hotshot hockey player that had no reason to. But beyond that, he’s not a womanizer in any way and I loved that about him.
Brooke is a slightly different story. While overall I really liked her (especially when she was with Bishop), she kind of ticked me off. She would run when things go hard and I just wanted her to step up and stop being such a wuss.
The “villain” in this story I thought was really well done, because a few times she had me cheering for Brooke to just murder her. So, mission accomplished? Speaking of, I feel like there was so much left unanswered, though I suspect that will be wrapped up in the next book, which I admittedly can’t wait to read.
If you’re a fan of Sawyer Bennett’s writing, I think you’ll also love this one. And if you’ve never read her, this would even be a great book to start on since it’s the beginning of a new series. As I said before, no knowledge or appreciation of hockey required. I definitely recommend this solid sports romance.