Tuesday, 5 November 2019

✤ TACKER 🏒 Sawyer Bennett 🏒 #TheArizonaVengeance5 ✤

© Bianca Janeane

The Arizona Vengeance #5
• 5 November 2019
• #6 - Dominik will be out 18 Februar 2020
• #7 - Wylde - 4 August 2020

4.5 Stars

I am not okay.

Fifteen months ago, my life was turned upside down when the plane I was piloting went down. Injured and trapped in the wreckage, I had to watch my fiancée die a painfully slow death, which is something that can really mess with your head.

Since that day, I’ve had little desire to do much of anything. Except play hockey, that is. Because that is the one place where the bad memories are banished and I can escape my pain.

But off the ice, I’m spiraling out of control. Losing the grip on my life and putting myself and my career in danger. Now, thanks to a string of bad decisions, I’ve been ordered to complete therapy in order to stay on the team.

The problem? Nora Wayne, my beautiful and somewhat unconventional therapist. I can’t buy into the brand of happy clappy crap this woman is feeding me. What could she possibly understand about the type of loss that I’ve suffered? How does she know anything about finding happiness after losing the most important person in your life?

Turns out, I’ve got a lot to learn, and she’s just the person I need to break through those walls I’ve erected.

I am not okay.
But for the first time in a long time, I know that I will be.

We've been waiting to hear his story since we first met him in book #1. But he had a lot of grieving and healing left to do. He still has. Which is how he finds himself at an Equine Therapy Ranch! LOL!
The poor guy. He's been sent there by team owner Dominik. Tacker has to attend two sessions each week and the team wants to see progress - otherwise he's out of a job!
Nora - the ranch's owner - has a dark past of her own.
But she is now a über-happy person trying to help others - Tacker has a long way to go until he can forgive himself for what he thinks was his fault ... can she help him???


Ugh, I feel like we've been waiting years for this!
And it was adorable and heartbreaking!
I love that we don't get millions of back-in-time moments to make us fall in love with MJ. We just get a few little scenes. We need to fall in love with Nora - which we do. She's so happy and positive and just what Tacker needs.
It takes them a while to get together - she's his therapist after all!
But we enjoy every moment of their story.
Adorable horse moments, funny hockey player moments. Heartbreaking therapy moments. Sparky moments.
It was a very sweet and cute hockey-horse love story.

I can't wait to get Wylde and Dominik's books next!

I didn't like the parts where they were praying and talking/thinking about faith and god and whatnot - you can grieve without being religious. I just hate religion in my books, but it wasn't mega bad here - but it was in here so I need to mention it.

Another little thing about the story... I was expecting a tiny bit more. Something a bit more ... spectacular? More ... epic. We were waiting for Tacker's story for so long and it was a bit slow and tame. It was totally okay the way it was - he's not the type for explosive excitement, but a tiny little bit more of .. something would've made his story amazing!

TACKER was an sweet & heartbreaking hockey-horse love story!
Run to your nearest amazon for your own Tacker - this one is MINE!!!!!

As with every Sawyer book ... I had some problems with the writing... 
It's Sawyer's and my THING ☺ It's only me who has those problems with her writing. So please don't be worried or just scroll down and don't read the following...
  I have a HUGE AS problem! ☺ You know the AS's I'm talking about? The AS that could/should be exchanged for a SINCE or a BECAUSE or just a comma/dot/pause/whatever.☺ It's a British and or legal thing (if it's a thing at all!) and it doesn't have anything to do in an American book by an American author. I really don't want to insult Sawyer. I love her books, but  ... please stop doing it. But pfff who am I to tell her what to do, so just forget I said anything! It doesn't stop her books from being great!

Woot! Another Sawyer Bennett hockey hottie to add to my collection!

This book right here is the one I have been waiting for since the start of the Arizona Vengeance series.  Tacker Hall stole my heart back in Bishop, and I have been impatiently awaiting his book since.
With what we have learned of him so far, I was expecting this book to completely rip my heart out and have it stomped on.
I was wonderfully surprised that this wasn't the case.  Sure, this book is heavy on the emotions, however we were not lead down the ugly cry road.  My heart was heavy, sure, I shed a few tears, however this story was filled with so much hope and lightness that I found myself smiling a lot too.
Nora is just adorable.  I couldn't help but like her from the first time we meet her. Sparky and sassy and funny, but with her own demons to tackle.
I did keep waiting for the OMG big thing moment, however we didn't get one of those.  Tacker isn't that kind of man anyway so it makes sense not to get one.
I so, so loved when Dominik was in this story.  I cannot wait for his story - Dax is going to lose his mind!
Please don't make me wait too long for more.



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 USA Today Best-Selling Author, Sawyer Bennett is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. She is married to a mobster (well, a market researcher) and they have two big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn't have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.