Erik by Sawyer Bennett Release Date: November 5, 2018 Publisher: Loveswept Book #2 in the Arizona Vengeance series Number of pages: 244 Kindle Edition Source: Amazon Pre-Order Contemporary Romance/Sports M/F Rating: XXX Read 11/5/18 to 11/6/18
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?
There are things that happen with these two that I can’t even allude to without giving spoilers, but I’m going to say that I’m glad the author didn’t give them an aha moment where everything is seen with such clarity that there are bluebirds singing on their shoulders. Erik has never hidden the fact that he’s been a player (and I don’t mean a hockey player). Although Blue is now a very sensible woman with heavy responsibilities on her shoulders, she had her wild days in her past also. So keeping them grounded in reality when it comes to their past was a great choice in this story.
As always, this author writes unbelievable chemistry between her hero and heroine. The restraint that is shown by both Erik and Blue while they have such a connection is a lot of fun to read. Quite frankly, it made me fall even harder for them both.
There is something so sweet about the way the guys on this hockey team lean on one another. Sure, they have their brotherly moments where they rib each other. But it’s undeniable that they will all have each other’s backs no matter what. Both the ribbing and the got your back mentality are displayed with Legend and Tacker in this story. I know it’s not Tacker’s time yet…he isn’t ready. I sure want to give that man a hug, though. With Legend, I see a lot of fun coming when his story is told. I cannot wait.