I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Bishop (Arizona Vengeance, #1) by Sawyer Bennett
on August 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. . . .
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Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Sawyer Bennett is at it again with another Hockey franchise with the Arizona Vengeance. This is a brand new series which follows hockey players as they fall in love. The one difference between these books and Carolina Cold Fury is that their is more male perspective and more hockey talk in this book.
It is no secret that hockey romances are my favorite subgenre. I finished this book and it left me longing for more books in this series. I am kinda mad that I have to wait 4 more months until the next installment. Full disclosure I read this book on June 13, 2018. I know I couldn’t wait until August.
Ok let’s get to the review.
Plot: This is the story of Bishop and Brooke. They meet at a bar before the start of training camp and have a one night stand. Is it fate or perhaps coincidence, they see each other the next day. They are caught up by Brooke’s dad who happens to be the new coach. Brooke spills that she is engaged with Bishop and a fake relationship ensues.
To be honest there wasn’t much angst which I like. We did have to deal with a crazy character as a subplot which I think move the story along.
Character: I love that we were in Bishop’s head for about 60% of the book. The Brooke chapters were fewer and far between. Bishop was a swoony hero. He was a good man who happen to never had a serious relationship. When he started to fall in love with Brooke he really didn’t freak out.
Brooke was a smart, loving, who kept things together. I was annoyed at Brooke for blaming herself over the whole Nanette fiasco.
Let’s talk about the side characters, i.e. the other hockey players. I love that we go hints on the next book which follows Eric and Blue. I can’t wait to get my hands on this book. I am curious about Dax on who would be his match. The one that I really want a book is Tacker Hall who tragically lost his fiancee. I want to read his book ASAP. I am so mad that it’s not listed for pre-order.
Romance: This book was full of steamy scenes. The romance was on point. I love how it was natural for them to fall in love.
My feels: This is a great first book in a series that I know it’s going to be in my list of favorite hockey romances. I encourage you to giv