Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Legend by Sawyer Bennett Release Blitz


The Arizona Vengeance is hockey’s hottest new team. But hockey’s hottest goalie is learning that even the best players sometimes need an assist.

Everything is clicking for the Vengeance. We may be new, but we’re well on our way to winning the championship, and I’m having the time of my life headlining the sports media as the hottest goalie—hell, player—ever. I for one am going to live up to my name... because I am Legend Bay.

Dragging my ass home from the gym, I’m blinded by some gaudy, glowing holiday lights. As usual, my hot-as-hell neighbor Pepper Nantais has gone way over the top. But just as I’m about to tell her off, something else catches my eye... Seems like Santa left me a present, and not one I was expecting.

As life takes an unexpected turn, I realize that there’s much more to Pepper than meets the eye. Sure, she’s gorgeous. And exasperating. And her taste in decorating may be a bit... unique.

But beneath her carefree demeanor is a fierce determination and a heart of gold. And before I know it I’ve fallen for her. Hard...

Pepper is exactly the woman I never knew I needed.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Mary Jo☆☆☆☆
This is one feisty story.

Legend is new to Phoenix having moved there to play for the Vengeance, an expansion hockey team, and just happened to move in next door to Pepper. The neighbor with the over-the-top lawn decorations.

Coming home from practice one night, Legend gets the surprise of his life. Someone has left a newborn baby on his doorstep. Not knowing what to do, he runs to Pepper, who calms him down and helps him deal with his presumed daughter.

As Legend and Pepper get to know one another, the reader can sense a genuine connection between them. Legend leans on Pepper and Pepper leans back. Neither of their lives have been easy and they know the road ahead will be bumpy, but you can see their determination to handle it together.

I loved the characters of Legend and Pepper. They each have their own set of insecurities, yet they cautiously open the door to new possibilities. In doing so, they opened the door to hope, love, and family.


Lee’Anne☆☆☆☆☆
I have been anxiously awaiting this release since reading Erik, the previous book, and getting a glimpse of Pepper and Legend’s rivalry. Pepper is Legend’s neighbor who has been a nuisance to Legend since the day she moved in. Pepper’s tastes are very eclectic and over the top and her yard decorations mirror this. The two have a bit of a mini-rivalry where Pepper does whatever she can to irritate Legend, purely for entertainment, while Legend gets more cranky each day. One day, Legend comes home from work to find the surprise of a lifetime on his porch – a baby. The first thing Legend does is run to Pepper’s door for help and the two become close from that moment forward.

Legend’s world is completely rocked with having a baby in his life but he’s not willing to let that affect his new relationship with Pepper. He recognizes from early on that she’s more than just special and he doesn’t want to let her go.

The “war” between Legend and Pepper is hilarious, I only wish there had been a bit more of it. I love that this book had me laughing out loud and deeply invested in the outcome. Legend is a dream man and Pepper’s personality makes me want to be friends with her. I just loved this story – I’m loving this whole series! Can’t wait for more from Arizona Vengeance!


Ruthie☆☆☆☆
This is the third book in the series, and whilst I would recommend that you read them in order, this is a delightful story in its own right. Combine a super-hot and sexy hockey player with unexpected single fatherhood and Legend undoubtedly gets the chance to live up to his name. Really though, what were his parents thinking? Tt is a burden on any mortal!

I love the image from the very first page that helps us understand the differences in style between Legend and his neighbour, Pepper. However, we soon get to learn that their natures are in far better harmony and indeed, there is chemistry to spare. Faced with a problem, they work together to get the very best outcome... and there are some significant dramas along the way, but the two of them make an amazing team, and both recognise it and enjoy it.

As we get to see the team advance through their season, and the stresses and strains that threaten to derail their cup chances. Legend, though, is playing his best hockey ever and this season may just be his in every respect.

Fun addition to the series, and clearly more to come.


Sarah☆☆☆☆
I’ve been excited for Legend and Pepper’s book since the start of the series. The chemistry between these two has been charged from the start and I like how their connection deepens when Legend’s life takes an unexpected turn.

I’ve had a girl crush on Pepper since we first had a glimpse of her colourful lawn ornaments and vaguely bohemian lifestyle. She’s even better when we learn about her career as a bestselling children’s author. I’ve grown tired of predictable WAG types in sports romance and Pepper is anything but predictable. Legend is a predictable hockey player. At one point he acknowledges his beige home and until Charlie, his personality feels a little beige too. With Charlie’s arrival, he’s forced to finally grow up and I enjoyed his adulting challenges.

I really wasn’t expecting Charlie and I didn’t love all the baby focus in this book. I know some readers love romances with kids involved but I expect kids to be mentioned in blurbs so I can avoid them. Charlie’s unscheduled arrival made me a bit wary of Legend’s sudden interest in Pepper. At times, I didn’t know whether Legend saw Pepper as a potential partner or as a convenient babysitter, co-parent, or personal assistant. Pepper is available and she’s good with kids – and I kinda felt like the magic between Pepper and Legend gets replaced by practical and convenient within the first few chapters.

I also have mixed feelings about the increasingly creepy subplot involving Legend’s ex-girlfriend. The baby mama/crazy ex-girlfriend storyline is a little bit over-the-top and it also reduces the women in the book to tired virgin/whore tropes. I’m not sure the ex-girlfriend needed to become a villain and I don’t think the whole storyline added much to Pepper and Legend’s relationship.




Also Available in the Arizona Vengeance Series

Book 1
Buy Links

Amazon US  ~  Amazon UK  ~  Amazon Au  ~  Amazon Ca
B&N  ~  Google Play  ~  iTunes  ~  Kobo

For reviews & more info, check out our Bishop post.


Book 2
Buy Links

Amazon US  ~  Amazon UK  ~  Amazon Au  ~  Amazon Ca
B&N  ~  Google Play  ~  iTunes  ~  Kobo

For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Erik Release Blitz.




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 contemporary romance, she 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 a 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 workout, 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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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Legend (Arizona Vengeance #3) by Sawyer Bennett to read and review.

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