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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 thing—helping 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 unthinkable—a 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 doesn’t understand is that every decision I made was for her, and I’ve 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 Calliope 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.
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Lita T’s Review: 5 Stars
Rafe: An Arizona Vengeance Novella (Arizona Vengeance # 6.5, 1001Dark Nights#122) by Sawyer Bennett. Rafe loves the Arizona Vengeance even though he is second string. They are playing killer hockey now and are on their way to the playoffs. One phone call has changed everything for him. His father is dying from cancer and only has a little bit of time left. Rafe has asked the team owner Dominik to trade him to the team in his hometown of Raleigh NC. A heartwarming story of a son coming to grips with a dying father he has never really felt a connection with and reconnecting with his high school sweetheart that he left behind. Rafe has never gotten over her. Calliope has never gotten over the fact that Rafe left her even after promising her they would be together forever. Now that Rafe is back for his father, she has to deal with feelings that have never been resolved or went away. A story of death and of a love that never really went away. I enjoyed this story. It was sad, sweet and loving. Would have loved for his story to have been more than a novella. I couldn’t get enough of this story. 5 stars
Tanya Rae’s rating: 5 of 5 stars
Rafe: An Arizona Vengeance Novella is #6.5 in the Arizona Vengeance Series. This is a second chance romance.
You can read this novella as a standalone but for those that are reading this series, it is a bonus story. In Dominik, Rafe asked to be traded to Carolina Cold Fury. He needed to go home to be with his dying father.
This is Rafe Simmons & Calliope Ramirez’s story. I loved this story so much and would love to read more of their story, hint hint!
Rafe has never had a great relationship with his father. This is an emotional story and I cried hard!
When Rafe returns home he wasn’t thinking about seeing Calliope. So, it was a surprise, a pleasant one for him but not so much for Calliope!
Their story continues from there! I can’t believe how much in love I am with this sports romance. I am fully vested in these characters. I never thought I would say that! I think this book and this series are MUST reads they are just that good! 5 +++ STARS!!!! I can’t wait to read Wylde’s story!
What the reviewers are saying about RAFE!!!
“Each time I read a new book in this series, I have a new favourite, they just keep getting better and better. This was an entertaining read that I thoroughly enjoyed.” ~ Erin, MI Bookshelf
“Is it weird that I want to give this book a standing ovation?
It was just…so perfectly done. So beautifully written and so emotionally fulfilling. It was absolutely everything I was hoping for and my heart is overflowing with feels.” ~ Shelly, Bookgasms Book Blog
“This series is by far eclipsing any other I have read by this author. This is the story of Dax and Regan. Brother’s best friend, friends to lovers, hockey romance, and just a great read about two people who deserve to be happy together. ” ~ Suzi, Obsessive Reading Disorder
“The writing was observantly insightful and sneakily emotive. . . . The storylines were briskly paced, well plotted, written with my favorite dual POV, and kept me continually entertained with a pleasantly engaging romance while also tickling my curiosity as I waited for the looming threat to arise.”—Books and Bindings
“Add together an incredibly sexy story and a swoon-worthy hero with the intensity of a hockey player and you have an absolute winner. Sawyer Bennett has long been an instant one-click author for me, and Erik’s story is a fantastic addition to the Arizona Vengeance series.”—Stacey Lynn, author of Knocked Up
“Forbidden fruit always tastes better! With the kick off of a new hockey series, Sawyer Bennett introduces us to the Arizona Vengeance team and brings us Bishop’s story. The characters are quick to grab attention, and keep us entertained throughout.”—Thoughts of a Blonde
About SAWYER BENNETT:
Since the release of her debut contemporary 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 relatable, sexy stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From new adult to erotic contemporary romance, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone.
Sawyer likes her Bloody Marys strong, her martinis dirty, and her heroes a combination of the two. When not bringing fictional romance to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to a very active daughter, as well as full-time servant to her adorably 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.
Sawyer also writes general and women’s fiction under the pen name S. Bennett and sweet romance under the name Juliette Poe.
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