Tuesday 28 April 2020

✤ RAFE 🏒 Sawyer Bennett 🏒 #TheArizonaVengeance6.5 ✤

© Bianca Janeane

The Arizona Vengeance #6.5
• 28 April 2020
 • Standalone Hockey Romance

• #7 - Wylde - 12 May
• #8 - Kane - 15 September
• #9 - Steele - 8 December

4.5 Stars

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sawyer Bennett comes a new story in her Arizona Vengeance series

I was living my dream until one phone call changed everything.

As the second line center for the Arizona Vengeance, my mind has been on one thinghelping my team bring home a championship. But that all changed when I found out my dad had cancer and only months to live. In that moment, nothing mattered more than getting home to North Carolina to be by his side. That meant asking for the unthinkablea trade to the Carolina Cold Fury.

Now I’m home and when I’m not on the ice with my new team, I’m helping care for my dad. And in the midst of my grief, I find comfort from the one person I never expected.

Calliope Ramirez stole my heart at a very young age. The beautiful, smart, headstrong girl next door, she was my first everything. She has never forgiven me for leaving her, believing that I chose hockey over a future together. What she doesnt understand is that every decision I made was for her, and Ive never given up hope that one day we’d be together again.

Watching my dad slip away is a harsh reminder of how short life can be, and having Callie by my side makes me realize I was a damn fool before. That changes starting right now. Calliope Ramirez is mine and I’m not going to waste the second chance that I’ve been given.

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**

We already heard about him a little in the last book.
His father has cancer and only a few weeks/months to live and that's why Rafe wants to be traded to the Cold Fury to spend some last moments with his dad.
Also back home in Raleigh is Calliope. Callie. Poppy.
She was Rafe's first everything. They were best friends since the day they were born.
And when Rafe left for his hockey career eight years ago - he broke both their hearts.
And Callie still hasn't forgiven him ...

This was such a sweet and heartbreaking second-chance love story!
We already knew that we would probably shed a few tears because of Rafe's dad dying.
But I really cried a lot!
It's all so heartbreaking and sad and ugh!
And poor Rafe and poor Calliope!
They could've been so happy for so many years now, but Rafe left without her!
We'll find out. But poor Rafe will have a really hard time to get that second-chance-happily-ever-after he so desperately wants ... Callie is MAD at the guy! LOL!
At least the book is pretty short - so we don't have to fight too hard for that happy end!
I really loved reading this. Very cute novella! I wouldn't have minded a longer book - it was a bit too short and a tiny bit too mushy... but I liked it!

Can we please get a Sawyer Bennett Hockey Netflix series??

RAFE was a really sweet & heartbreaking second-chance-lovers-to-enemies-to-friends-to-forever-ever-after love story! ☺ Run to your nearest amazon for your own Rafe - 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!

We got a great lead up to Rafe's story during Dominik, and I wasn't sure if a novella was going to be enough.

Oh, what a punch this short packed.

I knew it was going to be emotional from what we had learned, however it was more than i was expecting.

Rafe and Calliope's relationship is never going to be an easy one, but watching them come back together after the troubles of their past, all the while dealing with Rafe's family issues - I kinda swooned a little.

I laughed, I cried (big fat tears) and I loved, right along with our lovelies.

Did I want a full length story for Rafe - sure I did.  But I am completely and utterly satisfied with the novella

Now, time to bring on more of Ms Bennett' hockey hotties!



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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.