If you saw my review that was posted earlier today, you would be able to tell I am a fan of sports romances. Today is the release day for another sports romance, Erik by Sawyer Bennett. Hockey seems to be the sport I read a lot about in sports romances, so when I got the chance to get an ARC, I couldn’t resist. I am definitely grateful for this chance. If you want to know what I think of Erik, keep on reading.
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 some 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 bringing 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 series from New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett can be read together or separately.
Erik is the first book I have read by this author and I’m not sorry that I gave this author a try! Sport romances, especially the ones involving hockey, have become a favorite of mine.
From the start it’s clear that Erik has never been serious about relationships. “Puckbunnies” as they’re called have frequently visited his bed. Except for some reason, running in to Blue has gotting him thinking about things he never thought he would. He’s a devoted player and the team is like family to him.
Blue is a flight attendant who has had some fun, but has decided relationships or hookups aren’t something she has time for. Her brother, who has special needs, needs to be the number one priority in her life. She has some regrets and doesn’t think she’s very deserving of an man’s attention.
I loved the flirting and teasing in this book. It’s clear from the start that Erik and Blue have a connection. Only they did five years ago as well, what went wrong? Blue puts up a fight which ends in certain body parts being waxed, haha. Let’s just say there is never a dull moment in this book!
Even though there is an instant connection between Erik and Blue, I loved that there is a build up to them being together (even if this happens pretty fast). You wouldn’t tell that Erik is a player with how he treats her. All the things he does for her and her brother are really heartwarming. I had a smile on my face for quite a bit of this book and he’s made his way on my bookboyfriend list.
Not only do we get romance, but also a glimpse into the hockey world. I love that the other players are included in this book. I didn’t read Bishop before reading Erik and it didn’t bother me. It only made me want to pick up his book even more.
I think Sawyer Bennett will become another auto-read author. I love the writing style, humor, romance and just the warm feelings her story brings!
I definitely plan on picking up Bishop soon and other books by Sawyer Bennett. I loved the way she wrote this book. Have any of you read more by this author? What is your favorite book?