by Sawyer Bennett
Release Date: July 20, 2021
Publisher: Big Dog Books, LLC
Book #10 in the Arizona Vengeance series
Number of pages: 300
Source: Amazon Purchase
Ages 17 and up
CW: physical and emotional abuse, drug use off page
Jett Olsson isn’t looking for anything serious and she’s not looking for anything at all, so why does it seem so hard to keep it professional?
I love my life—the thrill of being on the ice as part of the Arizona Vengeance, the rush of winning, the adoration of the fans. And if that adoration means I don’t have to spend the night alone, well even better. I’m content being single and always ready to mingle.
But the day Emory Holland walks into a Vengeance team meeting my attention is caught like never before. I can tell right away she’s full of smarts and sass, and the fact that she’s hot as hell sure doesn’t hurt either. She immediately shuts down my advances, so I opt for the road less traveled—straight to the friend zone.
My approach works like a charm, and when she invites me into her bed for a no-strings, friends-with-benefits arrangement, I vow to give her everything I have. She’s been hurt before, and if I’m able to help her heal while giving her a spectacularly satisfying time *pats self on back*, then I’ll be happy.
Or at least that’s the lie I keep telling myself as the time ticks down on the final buzzer of our “relationship”. Now the real question is, can I score the winning goal in a game neither of us realized we were playing?
Emory is such a strong woman, I love her! She’s an amazing mom and sister, she great at her job, and she has found a way to stand on her own after a very terrible relationship. I really don’t know how she’s going, and going strong.
Jett has been the happy-go-lucky fun-time guy of the team for a while. He’s not exactly a huge womanizer, but he’s not ready to settle down quite yet. Until he meets Emory and she knocks his socks off. He doesn’t even notice the puck bunnies throwing themselves in his path after he sets eyes on Emory.
As usual, Sawyer Bennett wrote a couple with off the charts chemistry. No matter how much either of them thinks getting into a relationship will be a bad idea, they just cannot stay away. And I don’t want them to. I want Emory to learn to trust again and to open her heart. I want Jett to recognize that he is ready to settle down, he just hadn’t found the right person until now.
Of course, there are bumps along the way, but Jett and Emory always find a way to work through the bumps. In typical Arizona Vengeance fashion, I didn’t want to put this one down after I picked it up. I was sucked in from the start.