Tuesday, 11 January 2022

💜 Sawyer Bennett 🏒BADEN 💜 Pittsburgh Titans #1 💜

 ©  Bianca ✰ Janeane ✰ 





• 11 January 2022
Pittsburgh Titans #1
 • Standalone Hockey Dramance
• An Arizona Vengeance Spin-Off 
★★★
4.5 Stars

After suffering a horrific injury that threatens to end his career, Baden Oulett is about to learn that sometimes a fresh start is just what the doctor ordered.

I worked my whole life to achieve one goal—play professional hockey. As part of the defending Cup champion Arizona Vengeance, I was living my dream until one split second decision destroyed it all. Instead of lacing up my skates and hitting the ice, I’ve spent my days in rehab and physical therapy just so I could walk again. When a coaching opportunity with the Pittsburgh Titans is presented to me, I find myself with a career I had never considered but which allows me to continue being part of the sport that I love.

While my injuries are physical, the same can’t be said for the woman I rescued. Suffering from wounds that can’t be seen, Sophie Winters has withdrawn from the world in fear and guilt. I didn’t know Sophie before that fateful night and have only met her once since, but I refuse to let her face her demons alone. Determined to be a friend, I support Sophie in the only way I know how… by simply being there.

Through our shared trauma, Sophie and I begin to find peace within one another. As we grow closer, what started as friendship becomes more intimate until our broken pieces become one. But can a love born of anguish endure, or will the pain of our past prove too much to overcome?




SOPHIE + BADEN

We were all waiting for Baden's story!
And here it is!!
And he even brings us a whole new series! Still a hockey series, but Sawyer says that this will be a bit more emotional, deeper.... meaning we might shed some more tears!
Obviously - because the Pittsburgh Titans just lost their whole team in a plane crash.
And the new owner hires Baden as her new goalie coach.
Coincidentally Sophie is also living in Pittsburgh. She's the one Baden tried to save from three attackers - almost getting killed in the process. It definitely killed his career - so he'll be a coach now.
Sophie still hasn't mentally healed from the attack ... she's barely able to leave her house.
Could those two broken darlings help each other heal from everything that happened?


Well. That was adorable. But also very heartbreaking and sad.
But we're also trying to start again. Start life again. Work. A whole new team. So many new beginnings. It might take a while for everything to be better for everyone. But Sophie and Baden are off to a very good start!
I really enjoyed reading this! They're so perfect for each other! Adorable!
But they're a bit scared to destroy their new and very beautiful friendship with a potential relationship....
Great first story in this new series... I also might probably maybe kinda not read any more of theses books - I've just had it with hockey now. I hate hockey and even though there's not too much of it in here... it was still too much and I just don't like the whole world of it. But I also want to know what happens to all the people!! Ugh!

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

BADEN was a really adorable + heartbreaking + sweet + just great start into this brand new hockey world! ☺ Run to your nearest amazon for your own BADEN - this one is MINE! 
(Although ... the name Baden is so weird for a german person to say ... it means to bathe! LOL)




ARC received from author for an honest review
 
I say it all the time, that Sawyer Bennett could write the chinese takeaway menu and I would read it.
 
However, Baden, this right here is the story I have been waiting for for so many books.

And Ms Bennett did not disappoint me. 

It was a lot more emotional than the Vengeance series (Tacker's book excepted) and it was about more about moving on after tragedy than just a hockey romance story (Ms Bennett did say this Titans series would be that way).

I liked the way Baden and Sophie help each other move on from what happened to them, how they lifted each other up when they were at their lowest,
And how they found love with each other.

I don't want to go too much into what happens, as we have all been waiting for so long to find out and I won't spoil it for anyone,

I am really looking to finding out about these new hockey-men. Lots of fresh meat for me to meet and to love.

 

 LINKS TO THE BOOK AND AUTHOR 

 


#PreOrder Books #2 + #3

 

 


Arizona Vengeance Book #11
 

Book #1
  

 

The Cold Fury Series ...

BOOK #7





 New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author Sawyer Bennett uses real life experience to create relatable stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From contemporary romance, fantasy romance, and both women’s and general fiction, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone.

A former trial lawyer from North Carolina, when she is not bringing fiction to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to her very adorable daughter, as well as full-time servant to her wonderfully naughty dogs.

Saturday, 1 January 2022

✪ King of Battle and Blood (Adrian x Isolde Book 1) ✪ Scarlett St. Clair ✪

 

From fan-favourite Scarlett St. Clair, the bestselling author of the Hades & Persephone series, comes a new epic fantasy filled with danger, darkness, and insatiable romance.

Their union is his revenge.

Isolde de Lara considers her wedding day to be her death day. To end a years-long war, she is to marry vampire king Adrian Aleksandr Vasiliev, and kill him.

But her assassination attempt is thwarted, and Adrian threatens that if Isolde tries kill him again, he will raise her as the undead. Faced with the possibility of becoming the thing she hates most, Isolde seeks other ways to defy him and survive the brutal vampire court.

Except it isn't the court she fears most—it's Adrian. Despite their undeniable chemistry, she wonders why the king—fierce, savage, merciless—chose her as consort.

The answer will shatter her world.

 

 
Copy received from New South Books for an honest review

King of Blood and Battle is my first read from this author, and I can see why she has so many fans.

I am not a huge fan of this genre, but something about the blurb called to me.
 
I did not have any expectations for this book, so I was not sure if I would be wowed or disappointed in it.

And whilst there is nothing new to this story - the plot has been done before - take away the vampire thing and it is just a love triangle with jealousy and  cringey behaviour all around - but there was something about it that was just so darn entertaining (but not sure if it was because I liked it a lot, or if it was a case of it is so bad it is good - I think it was more of the latter).  

But I kept going and even thought I was conflicted, I read it all, and I know I will go ahead and read more of this series in the future.