Thursday, November 15, 2018

Review: Once Upon a Cowboy (Copper Creek #2) by Stina Lindenblatt

Cinderella's fairy godmother just turned hot. And male. Very, very male.

Sexy cowboy Jake Daniels has three priorities in his life: his horse ranch that he manages with his brother, his family, and Sophie West. Sophie is the ranch’s horse trainer and his close friend. The one thing he doesn’t have time for is a girlfriend. And he especially doesn’t have time for a relationship with an employee. Mixing business with pleasure never ends well. Been there. Done that. Had it branded on his ass.

Not a problem—until Sophie asks for his help. She’s tired of being single. She’s ready to find her soul mate—or at least a nice man. The issue? She’s socially awkward around guys she’s interested in. The solution? Recruit Jake to be her “fairy godfather” and help her be more confident, especially around the new veterinarian who just moved into town.

Great plan, except Sophie's no naive Cinderella and Jake realizes if anyone's going to be her Prince Charming, he wants it to be him. If only he didn't have to put his heart on the line to win hers.

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What I thought about Once Upon a Cowboy

In this second installment of the Copper Creek series from Stina Lindenblatt, Jake Daniels is busy. Too busy.  The ranch is priority #1 and he doesn't have much time for anything else, especially a girlfriend.  Certainly not any time for a girlfriend that is an employee, no matter how much she turns his head.  

Sophie West is the horse trainer for the ranch.  She gets to spend lots of time with Jake.  She's also looking for a man -- soul mate would be even better.  But she's not good at attracting men and so she asks Jake to help her in  her quest.  This makes for a mash-up of friends-to-lovers and employee-boss tropes with a dash of Cyrano / Cinderella - tossed in for good measure.

I'm not a big rom com reader, but I've really been enjoying this series.  It has just the right elements to keep me reading and even have me chuckling now and then.  Jake is no fool -- he realizes what he's going to lose if he really helps Sophie.  Sophie is smart as well, realizing that Jake is really the one she wants.  It's all so very romantic and sweet.  Perfect for after a hard day of work when you just want to escape to some place different and the ranch setting works nicely for that.

Once Upon a Cowboy is a fun story with some really nice romantic elements.  While the story is predictable, I was drawn into it with the awesome characters and wanting Jake and Sophie to get their HEA. The story is told in Jakes's point of view and I also really liked that about it.  It gives the story a different flavor than an alternating point of view typically seen in contemporary romance.

Overall, a sweet story that works well as a standalone.  I'm loving this series!

An ARC was provided for review.

About the Author

Born in Brighton England, Stina Lindenblatt has lived in a number of countries, including England, the U.S, Finland, and Canada. This would explain her mixed up accent. In addition to writing fiction, she loves photography, especially the close-up variety, and currently lives in Calgary, Canada, with her husband and three kids.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Review:Let it Snow (A Holly Grove Anthology)

Let it Snow: A Holly Grove Anthology

Jennifer Acres, Joel Bain, Jessica Calla, J.P. Dailing,
Cindy Dorminy, Jordin Kay, K.D. Proctor, Larissa Weatherall

Welcome to Holly Grove, Vermont, dubbed the “best little town in the country.”

It’s going to take the residents of Holly Grove a lot more than an evergreen and a few strings of lights to pull off their famous holiday tree lighting ceremony this Christmas Eve. First of all, Mother Nature is not cooperating with her plans to dump the Blizzard of the Century as a Christmas present. Not to mention that the Mayor and Sheriff are both distracted, native Holly Grovers brought their complications back home with them, and the newbies to the town are causing their own special types of ruckuses. Each resident will have to be brave, face their fears, accept changes, and embrace their pasts, to pull together and accomplish the sacred tradition of their small town—the adorably quaint, low on acreage but high on drama, Holly Grove.

Experience the true meaning of the holidays, fall in love, laugh, and cry in these eight novellas, each a full story on its own, with characters who pop in and out of each other’s lives. We think you'll like it here.

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What I thought about Let It Snow

One of the best parts about reading an anthology like this one is getting to revisit authors I really like and get to experience authors I haven't read before.  There are eight offerings in this holiday anthology, all set in the town of Holly Grove, Vermont.  You just know there's going to be snow amidst the steam!

Each story in this anthology deals with the holiday preparations in the town and while each story stands alone, they are interconnected like the characters in the stories. Taken collectively,  this anthology give a nice view of the good and the bad of small town life. Of course it's the holidays, so things tend to work out for all involved.

There's plenty of steamy action between the characters too as they resolve their issues and have their holiday happy ever after.  The stories are just the right size for a quick read after work (or shopping) and unlike some of the anthologies I have read where I put it down after reading my favorite author's story, I've kept going to read some new authors and that is a very good thing.

So overall, a wonderful collection of holiday inspired stories at a great price that are just the right size and with enough heat to keep you warm on a cold night.

An ARC was provided for review.

About the Authors

Jennifer Acres' writing experience began back before she attended Houston Baptist University, where she earned a Bachelor of Music in Composition. She wrote three screenplays both during her time there and after, all of which received awards from the Houston International Film Festival. After working as a script supervisor in Houston and L.A., she discovered that she was in love with story and wanted to pursue writing novels.
So now, Jennifer is a YA and NA author who loves complex characters in emotionally moving stories. She writes to encourage empathy and understanding of one another. When she is not writing, she is often reading, crafting, and following her fandoms. Jennifer and her husband have made Houston their little corner of the world.

Joel Bain
Joel Bain makes his home in Vancouver, Canada. His first novel, A BULLET FOR THE BRIDE, debuted in 2009, while his latest novel, EACH OUR OWN DEVIL, hit bookshelves in 2017.
He started Dumple Meadows Publishing in 2008, delving into a variety of platforms including fiction and digital magazines in the pursuit of developing and encouraging aspiring writers. He formerly held the role of Editor-in-Chief of Sour Grapes Winery from 2009-2014.
He is a graduate of the University of British Columbia (2009) with a B.A. in International Relations and English Literature. In 2016, he completed his Certificate of Editing from Simon Fraser University. Among his writing interests are storytelling, social commentary, and film.

Jessica Calla
Jessica Calla is a contemporary romance and women's fiction author who moonlights during the day as an attorney. If she's not writing, lawyering, or parenting, you'll most likely find her at the movies, scrolling through her Twitter feed, or gulping down various forms of caffeine (sometimes all three at once). A Jersey girl through and through, she resides in the central part of the state with her husband, two sons, and dog.
Find Jessica on Twitter (@jess_calla) or at her website ( She loves to make reader and writer friends.

 J.P. Dailing
While still in high school I got a ridiculously outdated computer, even for its time. It was loud and boxy and didn’t even support spell check. But got an idea for a novel and started writing. It was horrible. So I wrote some more, and it was slightly less horrible. Later I got distracted and did other things that weren’t writing. Then I got depressed and wanted to chuck it all away for good. But then I came back to myself, moved to Houston, found the old smoldering embers, and reached in to build an inferno.
With my writing, I hope to engage the mind and soul. I have a passion for writing that has remained undimmed for the past decade. I love to write young adult fiction with whispers of science fiction or an edge of fantasy. Story for me isn’t just entertainment or a way to pass the time. It expands the imagination, dives into the depths of the human condition, and can lightly touch or brutally ensnare the heart. It all comes down to characters with the choices the make and the values they fight to the end to defend. That’s what makes story compelling and worth writing.
When I’m not actively writing (or actively not writing and calling it so), I am found with my wife, re-watching the same TV shows we love. Or I’m wasting time on my PC playing Kerbal Space Program and whatnot. Or sitting around just with my thoughts: building characters, worlds, epic feats of valor, crushing acts of betrayal, or twisted deeds of trickery.

Cindy Dorminy
After several decades of writing medical research documents, Cindy decided to switch gears and write stories where the chances of happy endings are 100% and the side effects include satisfied sighs, permanent smiles, and a chuckle or two. She writes romance novels with a slice of humor that range from historical romance to southern fried romantic comedies. Cindy was born in Texas and raised in Georgia. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Kennesaw State University and her Master’s Degree from The University of Georgia. Cindy enjoys gardening, reading, bodybuilding and a whole bunch of movies. She can be overheard quoting lines from her favorite movies… a lot. But her favorite pastime is spending time with Mark, her bass playing husband, Maddie Rose, the coolest girl on the planet, and fur child Daisy Mae. She currently resides in Nashville, TN where live music can be heard everywhere, even at the grocery store.

Jordin Kay

K.D. Proctor
KD Proctor loved college so much that when it came time to graduate, she didn’t want to leave. Finding her niche in graduate school, she traded her textbooks for student handbooks and began a career in College Student Personnel, fulfilling her wish to stay on a college campus forever. When she took a stab at writing her first novel, her mother rejoiced--she finally had a reason to use that undergraduate degree in English!

KD is a multi-award winning author who lives in west-central Minnesota with her husband and fur-kids. She likes to write fun twists on the usual tropes that we all love. Her characters are smart, funny, and always swoony. And yes. They always get their happily ever after.

Larissa Weatherall 
Larissa Weatherall is a born and raised southern girl who currently lives in the “big city” to the north with her flyboy husband and two adorable little handfuls. From the first moment she watched Cinderella and Prince Charming kiss and ride away at the end of the movie, she’s been obsessed with happily ever after.

Larissa is a sucker for stories that shred her heart then heal it when love conquers all in the end. When she’s not writing all the swoony, southern heroes, Larissa enjoys spending time with her family and friends and the occasional hour she can soak up the sun on her back porch with a book.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

5 Big Stars for Fireworks (True North #6) by Sarina Bowen

Skye Copeland is on paid leave from her broadcasting job after accidentally drawing a pecker on the traffic map.

Let that sink in. Like it’s her fault the traffic pattern created a perfect schlong?

Skye isn’t laughing. She needs this job. And that’s the only reason she’s willing to chase down a story in her least favorite place—that hell on earth known as Vermont.

A quick trip. In and out. Much like - never mind. She can sneak into the town that once tried to break her, get the story and slide back into the good graces of her producer. Easy peasy.

But things go sideways the moment she steps over the county line. Her stepsister is running from a violent drug dealer. And the cop on the case is none other than Benito Rossi, the man who broke Skye’s teenage heart.

His dark brown eyes still tear her apart. And even as she steels herself to finally tell him off after twelve years, the old fireworks are still there.

Things are about to go boom.

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 What I thought about Fireworks

Okay, I'm going to gush a bit here in this review. This book knocked my socks off (or whatever the cool kids say today...)

Let's start with Benito Rossi.  That name! I don't often have a strong reaction to a name, but there's just something about that name that says hot, hot,  hot. I've been wanting his story for the last two books, and Sarina Bowen delivers!  I couldn't put this book down and I've already gone for a second (or is it a third) reading.  This series just blows me away!

Skye and Benito were the best of friends in high school and it was a good thing since she needed protection from her mother's slimy boyfriend, Jimmy Gage.  You might recognize that name from previous books in the series.  Benito was there for Skye through all the bad stuff, until something happens that has Skye escaping her situation in the dead of night, leaving Benito and Skye with two broken hearts.

Fast forward twelve years and Skye is about to return to Vermont to assist her stepsister with some plan she doesn't quite understand. When she hears there might be a story in it for her, she decides to go along with Rayanne, since she is on a mini vacation from work for drawing a peen during the traffic report.  

Her first night back in Vermont and she runs into Benito Rossi.  He's just as gorgeous as she remembers and it doesn't take long for them to rekindle what they had before, only now it's not high school puppy love but a real love. I absolutely adored these two together.  Benito is just so soulful in his love for Skye, and even though he suffered during their years apart, he knows how he loves her, which just makes him one of the sexier protagonists I've read this year.

Skye is such an interesting character.  She's got some scars from her past that don't exactly keep her from experiencing life, but they do keep her from experiencing physical love.  Thank goodness she has Benito to help her through this.  I loved this aspect of Skye-- that she didn't find sex all that easy.  She is such an interesting character in how she dealt with this part of her life.  It was refreshing to read a heroine who doesn't find sex all that easy.  I don't often see this character in romance, and that made Skye unique and wonderful.  

I loved every single thing about this story, but especially Skye and Benito together. I love how Sarina Bowen has introduced us to the Rossi family and made them part of this series along with the Shipleys.  And I really love it when a long running series incorporates a good bunch of the characters I've grown to love in the later books in the series.  It's like visiting with old friends.

I totally recommend this series and Fireworks. I think  you'll fall in love with all of them, just as I have.  Fireworks will definitely be on my "best of 2018" list.   It's really a terrific contemporary romance with great characters and great writing.  Do yourself a favor and check it out.

About Sarina

Sarina Bowen is the RITA® Award winning author of over two dozen contemporary and LGTB romance novels. She most recently hit the USA Today bestseller's list in February, with Brooklynaire. Formerly a derivatives trader on Wall Street, Sarina holds a BA in economics from Yale University.

Sarina Bowen is a New Englander whose Vermont ancestors cut timber and farmed the north country since the 1760s. Sarina is grateful for the invention of indoor plumbing and wi-fi during the intervening 250 years. On a few wooded acres, she lives with her husband, two boys, and an ungodly amount of ski and hockey gear.

Sarina's books are published in a dozen languages on four continents. In 2016, The Romance Writers of America honored HIM by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy with a RITA award for Best Contemporary Romance, Mid-Length.

Release Day Review:Sleepover by Serena Bell

The girl next door is the one that got away. He just doesn’t know it yet. . . .

Sawyer: After my wife died, I promised myself I’d never go through the pain of losing someone again. Now I keep my flings neat, tidy, and one-time-only. Besides, my son needs me more than ever. He’s miserable in our new town, so I’m pumped when he makes friends with the kid next door—until I recognize his mom from a one-night stand. Perky and upbeat, Elle Dunning is not my type for anything other than tearing up the sheets. So why do I keep letting myself get roped into game nights and get-togethers?

Elle: It so hasn’t been my year. That’s my first thought when I see my new next-door neighbor. I never would have hooked up with Sawyer Paulson if my husband hadn’t left me for his high-school sweetheart, but because our eight-year-old boys have become best friends, I’ve got to make nice with Mr. Tall, Dark, and Silent. Yet the more time we spend together, the more Sawyer opens up. We’ve both been hurt—badly. So it’s one thing to send the kids off to sleepaway camp together. It’s quite another to promise each other a lifetime of sleepovers. . . .

Sleepover is a standalone novel with no cheating, no cliffhangers, and a satisfying happily ever after.

Advance Praise for Sleepover

“I loved this book. This is the second book of Serena Bell’s that I have read and I am in love with her writing. Love a good romance novel with steamy scenes that will melt your panties? Pick this up!” —Avid Reader

“You want to know the question I asked myself the minute I finished reading Sleepover? Why haven’t I read more of Serena Bell’s books? I’ve only read one other of her books and I absolutely loved it. I felt the same way about Sleepover. It was charming, delightful, darling, clever, amusing.” —A Novel Glimpse

“Serena Bell is one of my favorite authors out there!! I previously read Head Over Heels and was excited to read her new book, Sleepover. You will not be disappointed picking this one up, I promise. I finished it in the span of three/four hours because it was just that good.” —Up All Night w/Books

 What I thought about Sleepover

Sawyer is still working through his grief after the loss of his wife two years ago. Circumstances have caused him to move into a fixer-upper and the only good thing is that his next door neighbor has a son the same age.  Oh, and there's one other thing -- he knows his neighbor from a "one night only" hook up that he had a few months ago.

Elle is recovering too -- from a divorce precipitated by her husband leaving her for his first "real" love.  She's got some real trust issues she's dealing with, but one thing is for sure -- she doesn't want to be in a relationship again where her significant other may have feelings for someone in his past.  

When Sawyer and Elle realize that they are now neighbors, it ignites the feelings they both had when they hooked up.  Sawyer is not ready for all the emotions generated by this development, but he gradually sees that maybe he does want a second time with Elle, if she'll have him.

It takes them a while to get back into the bedroom, but when they do, both are stunned by their connection.  Just as Sawyer seems to want to give it a chance, Elle uncovers something that has her running and for good reason.  I had to admire Elle here -- she puts herself first, even though it was a painful moment. 

Sawyer and Elle are just so perfect for each other, but it takes a while for them to open up their hearts!  Their boys are so close and everything seems to be on track for them to give love and life another chance.  It just took some honesty and some tears to get there. I do love a man who isn't afraid to say how he feels when it comes down to it.

I enjoyed this title from Serena Bell.  Every time I read something from her, I tell myself I need to be reading more from this author.  This story is sweet and at times sad, but it captures a good bit of what it takes to move on from big life changes and I loved that about the story. 

An ARC was provided for review.

About the Author
USA Today bestselling author Serena Bell writes richly emotional stories about big-hearted characters with real troubles and the people who are strong and generous enough to love them.

Serena loves to embrace new hobbies, and has at various times enjoyed birdwatching, backpacking, violin, Ultimate Frisbee, skiing, tennis, ice-skating, dance, needlepoint, kayaking, paddleboarding, meditating, and swimming laps—to name just a few.

Her supportive husband lovingly accepts each new hobby and all the equipment it requires, and her two school-aged children provide opportunities to explore new activities like coaching basketball and remembering just how much math she’s forgotten. 

Monday, November 12, 2018

Release Day Review:Better Not Pout by Annabeth Albert

One hard-nosed military police officer.

One overly enthusiastic elf.

One poorly timed snowstorm.

Is it a recipe for disaster? Or a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for holiday romance?

Teddy MacNally loves Christmas and everything that goes along with it. When he plays an elf for his charity’s events, he never expects to be paired with a Scrooge masquerading as Santa Claus. His new mission: make the holiday-hating soldier believe he was born to say ho-ho-ho.

Sergeant Major Nicholas Nowicki doesn’t do Santa, but he’s army to his blood. When his CO asks an unusual favor, Nick of course obliges. The elf to his Kris Kringle? Tempting. Too tempting—Nick’s only in town for another month, and Teddy’s too young, too cheerful and too nice for a one-night stand.

The slow, sexy make-out sessions while Teddy and Nick are alone and snowbound, though, feel like anything but a quick hookup. As a stress-free holiday fling turns into Christmas all year round, Teddy can’t imagine his life without Nick. And Nick’s days on the base may be coming to a close, but he doesn’t plan on leaving anything, or anyone, behind.

This book is approximately 65,000 words

One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you’re looking for with an HEA/HFN. It’s a promise!

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What I thought about Better Not Pout

As his time in service comes to an end, Sergeant Major Nick Nowicki agrees to help out his commanding officer which includes wearing a Santa suit and working with the locals to put together their holiday celebration.

It's bad enough that he has to wear a suit that barely fits him, but he's also paired with Teddy, who loves his little town and the holidays.  His incurably happy attitude does nothing for Nick, except make him grateful that he's almost done with his obligations and ready to head south for a new life with an old buddy.

That is until Teddy starts to get under his skin. He's not immune to all of Teddy's charms and when Nick realizes that they  may actually have more in common than he first thought -- he agrees to a last fling of sorts.  The only problem is that after spending time together, Nick's future starts looking a little hazy.  But Nick is also a man of his word, so he's definitely not staying in New York, no matter how much he really enjoys spending time with Teddy.

That is until he ends up south and missing Teddy something fierce. These two are perfect for each other if they could only get on the same page.  While I thought the build up to the end was a bit on the slower side, I did like how they decide to resolve their situation. They are so adorably cute together and it was great how Teddy and Nick really did complement each other when it came down to it.  

I absolutely adored Teddy.  He's such a good person and it just showed through in all he did.  Nick had a good heart too, and a whole bucket load of honorable intentions. He really was quite conflicted between his promises and his newly found happiness with Teddy.  Even though I knew there would be a HEA/HFN, it was rewarding to see Nick go through his paces to figure it all out.

This is a nice M/M kickoff for the holiday season.  If you are a reader of Annabeth Alberts Out of Uniform series, I think you will like this one too!

An ARC was provided for review. 

About the author

Annabeth Albert grew up sneaking romance novels under the bed covers. Now, she devours all subgenres of romance out in the open—no flashlights required! When she’s not adding to her keeper shelf, she’s a multi-published Pacific Northwest romance writer.  The #OutOfUniform series joins her critically acclaimed and fan-favorite LGBTQ  romance #Gaymers, #PortlandHeat and #PerfectHarmony series.

To find out what she’s working on next and other fun extras, check out her website: or connect with Annabeth on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Spotify! Also, be sure to sign up for her newsletter for free ficlets, bonus reads, and contests. The fan group, Annabeth’s Angels, on Facebook is also a great place for bonus content and exclusive contests.

Emotionally complex, sexy, and funny stories are her favorites both to read and to write. Annabeth loves finding happy endings for a variety of pairings and is a passionate gay rights supporter.  In between searching out dark heroes to redeem, she works a rewarding day job and wrangles two active children.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Review: Picture Perfect Cowboy by Tiffany Reisz

Jason "Still" Waters' life looks perfect from the outside—money, fame, and the words "World Champion Bull-Rider" after his name. But Jason has a secret, one he never planned on telling anybody...until he meets Simone. She's the kinky girl of his dreams...and his conservative family's worst nightmare.

Picture Perfect Cowboy is a western romance from USA Today bestseller Tiffany Reisz, set in her award-winning Original Sinners series. This category-length novel is the perfect jumping-on point for new readers!

AUTHOR’S NOTE: A heavily abridged version of PICTURE PERFECT COWBOY was previously published in the limited-edition EXPOSED anthology as the novella “The Watermark” (now out of print). This new edition contains an exclusive Original Sinners short story guest-starring Mistress Nora!

Genres: Western Romance / Erotic Romance

What I thought about Picture Perfect Cowboy

Readers got a hint of Jason Waters and Simone in the Exposed anthology released earlier this year. That was enough for me to want more of Jason and Simone!

This book is set in the Original Sinners world created by Tiffany Reisz. If you haven’t read that series, this might be a good introduction to Tiffany’s writing and her characters. Jason is a retired champion bull rider. Now that he’s not doing that anymore, he’s living a semi-quiet life, but has some kinky desires he’d like to experience.

When Simone arrives to do a photo shoot, she’s just the person to help him experience some of those kinky fantasies. Simone is a professional submissive and she helps Jason understand his needs and things take off from there!

Tiffany Reisz is a master at giving the reader a view into a different, kinky world and providing a great escape for the reader. Combine that with a cowboy romance which are really hot right now and this is one you don’t want to miss!

An ARC was provided for review.

 Praise for Tiffany Reisz:

“Sensual, smart, and hilarious."— Library Journal on One Hot December

"Impossible to stop reading." — Heroes & Heartbreakers on The Bourbon Thief

"I loved the Original Sinners series... Her prose is quite beautiful, and she can weave a wonderful tight story." — New York Times and USA Today bestseller Jennifer Probst

"Tiffany Reisz's The Original Sinners series is painful, prideful, brilliant, beautiful, hopeful, and heart-breaking. And that's just the first hundred pages." — New York Times bestselling author Courtney Milan

"Required reading.... Stunning.... Transcends genres and will leave readers absolutely breathless." — RT Book Reviews on The Original Sinners series 

About Tiffany Reisz

Tiffany Reisz is the USA Today bestselling author of the Original Sinners series for Mira Books and Mills & Boon, including the RT Book Reviews Best Erotic Romance 2012 winner The Siren and the LAMBDA Literary Award-winning The King. Her novel The Saint won the Romance Writers of America RITA® for best Erotic Romance in 2015.

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Monday, November 5, 2018

Release Day Review: Erik (Arizona Vengeance #2) by Sawyer Bennett

Erik: An Arizona Vengeance Novel
Sawyer Bennett
Release Date: November 5, 2018

The Arizona Vengeance are developing a reputation on the ice as one of hockey ’ s top teams. But one player’ s reputation off the ice might just keep him from scoring. . . .

I’m having the time of my life with my new brothers on the Arizona Vengeance. We may be an expansion team, but after notching som e big wins, the entire league knows to watch out for Erik Dahlbeck. That’s me.

The only person who doesn’t seem to think I ’ m so great? Blue Gardner, the hot- as -f*** flight attendant on our team plane. I sure wouldn ’ t mind joining the mile-high club with her, but besides bring ing me lukewarm coffee, she won ’ t give me the time of day. Whatever I did to rub Blue the wrong way, my teammates think it ’ s hilarious. After all, we ’ re used to women flocking to us. #puckbunnies

When I run into Blue back on land, I ’ m shocked to learn how she spends her time off: taking care of her handicapped brother. There are layers to this girl I never imagined, layers I can ’ t wait to peel away. And that ’ s a new feeling for me.

But first I’ve got to find a way to melt that ice-cold stare. Because as much as I try to pretend I don ’ t care what Blue thinks of me, how can you not care when you’re falling for someone? 

 The Arizona Vengeance will continue in 2019!

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  What I thought about Erik

In this second installment of the Arizona Vengeance series, the story follows enforcer Erik Dahlbeck. He's got a playboy reputation and a huge crush on one of the flight attendants, Blue Gardner. Only she doesn't want anything to do with Erik.

It takes a big apology and some pain for Blue to finally decide to go out with Erik. Things take off for them after their first date but Blue is still protecting her heart.

I had mixed feelings about Erik at first. His transformation from playboy to boyfriend seemed quick and maybe more like a hard sell. But I grew to like him as his sincerity started coming through. 

Erik is an easy, quick read, with plenty of steam. The hockey makes a nice backdrop for the story. I always love it when a sports romance contains some real elements of the sport and I always get that with Sawyer Bennett.

I enjoyed this book in the series and I'm looking forward to more. 

An ARC was provided for review. 

About the Author:Since the release of her debut con temporary romance novel, Off Sides, in January 2013, Sawyer Bennett has released multiple books, many of which have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists.

A reformed trial lawyer from North Carolina, Sawyer uses real life experience to create rel atable, sexy stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From new adult to erotic contem porary romance, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone.

Sawyer likes her Bloody Marys strong, her martinis dirty, and her heroes a comb ination of the two. When not bringing fictional romance to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, styli st, chef, maid, and personal assistant to a very active daughter, as well as full-time servant to her adorab ly naughty dogs. She believes in the good of others, and that a bad day can be cured with a great work-out, cake, or even better, both. 

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