Author: Sawyer Bennett
Rating: 4 stars
Where I got it: Netgalley
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. . . .
Sawyer Bennett knows how to write hockey players She did it 11 times with the Cold Fury series, and now she introduces us to the Arizona Vengeance – a new expansion franchise (think Vegas).
Bishop Scott was brought to the franchise from New York with his friend Dax. He goes to a club in Phoenix one night and meets Brooke – whom he finds beautiful and intriguing and ends up taking her home. He never got her last name or number in the morning, which he regrets. Imagine his surprise when he gets to the arena the next day and discovers Brooke works for the team – and is the coaches daughter.
Brooke’s mother died seven months prior to the move to Arizona, and her father has been taking it very hard. She moved to Arizona to be closer to her dad, and took a position with the team that wasn’t what she wanted to be doing, but it meant being close to her dad, and she was fine with that. Her dad finds her and Bishop making out in her office, and Brooke blurts out that they are engaged, even though they aren’t.
They decide to continue their charade, while of course developing feelings for each other for real. I liked the other guys on the team, especially Dax and Erik (who the next book is about, yeah). There was a side story with a friend of Brooke’s that was a little annoying, but it added a little drama.
There wasn’t an epilogue, which was disappointing, but maybe we will get the closure in the next book. This was an enjoyable read and I would recommend it.