Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Dax by Sawyer Bennett Release Blitz

The Arizona Vengeance is killing it on the ice. But one player can’t seem to keep his eye on the puck—all thanks to the woman he just married to save her life.

My name is Dax Monahan and hockey is my passion. And if you want to succeed in this sport you have to bust your ass 24/7. I’ve never had a hard time focusing on my career, but when my past comes knocking, no amount of training can prepare me for what lies on the other side of the door.

Regan Miles was always like a sister to me. When a shared tragedy brings us face to face after several years, I’m shocked to see just how much she’s changed. Gone is the shy, awkward little girl that always used to chase me and her brother around. Instead, I’m faced with a gorgeous woman who makes it damn hard to concentrate on anything but her.

Turns out, she’s in trouble, and the only way out is to get married.

I surprise myself when I tell her to marry me. Order her, actually. And most shocking of all, she doesn’t even hesitate before saying yes.

So it’s settled. We’re getting hitched and she’s moving to Arizona with me. All platonic, of course.

The catch?
I never knew I’d fall so hard for my best friend’s little sister.

The Arizona Vengeance series from New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett can be read together or separately.

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Book 4
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is the fourth book in the series and I would definitely recommend that you read them in order. Although each book is about a different player, there are definitely overlaps. In fact, I rather wish I had time to read them all in one go, as I kept remembering incidents which tied-in to what I was reading, but obviously time had dimmed my memory a little. I am, it is true to say, very happy that Tacker finally gets his story in the next book – that man needs a hug!

Dax is a happy go lucky guy, even though all his best friends on the team seem to have suddenly found love and settled down. Then out of the blue, he finds himself in a situation which honour and practicality demand that he marry his childhood best friend's sister. This leads to a wonderful story of friendship, caring, and a mutual love story... with plenty of mistakes, innocently made, along the way.

I love hockey stories and am invested in the Vengeance team, so greatly enjoyed catching up with them all. Having the previously untamed trio of Bishop, Legend, and Erik now giving Dax relationship advice was priceless, and adding much to the levity of the book. Plenty of the story is rather sad and touching, so the sport helped keep the tempo upbeat. We also get a little more insight into Tacker and his pain as he and Regan connect – oh, what a lovely scene that was at the party.

So much goodness in this book. I refuse to reveal any more, you should go and read it for yourself!

Mary Jo☆☆☆☆
I absolutely adored this book.

Dax recently lost his best friend, Logan, in a tragic accident. He knows that Logan's sister Regan has had a hard time dealing with this death. He doesn't know exactly how hard until he checks in on her and realizes that Logan didn't leave her much in the way of an inheritance.

Then Regan drops a bomb – she has a rare blood disorder that without insurance will either bankrupt her or kill her if she doesn't get the medicine she needs. Dax wants to take care of Regan so he insists they get married so that she can be on his insurance.

What starts out as friends helping friends, slowly turns to romance. I think the slow boat to romance is what made the story epic.

I love hockey romance, I love Sawyer Bennett, and I absolutely love Dax.

I dare anyone not to shed a few tears over this book. Any story that starts with the death of a brother and a lifelong best friend is going to be emotional. Add in Regan’s life-threatening medical condition and the story had me pretty weepy from the start. Somehow, despite the heavy topics, the author does manage to make this as fun and as easy a read as possible.

We met Dax earlier in the series, but Regan is new – and Regan is fabulous. She’s also pretty fearless and while she wobbles a few times, she doesn’t give up. I like that she’s pragmatic and that she doesn’t have much time for drama. Dax has been a bit of a bad boy in the background of the last couple of stories so this kinda feels like his growing up story. And Dax does step up. I love the man he is for Regan and I really love his family.

One thing that starts to get to me at this point in most romance series is that all the party loving bad boys in the first books are now coupled up – and kinda boring. I’m not sure there’s a way to avoid this but I kinda miss the slightly wild hockey lads we met in the first story.

This story takes place at the same time as Legend’s book. This story references previous books constantly, so readers will need to start this series at the beginning if they are going to understand the various references. This isn’t my favourite book in the series, but I really enjoyed Dax and Regan’s relationship. I’m really enjoying the series and I love that each book has a really distinct plot, something that doesn’t always happen in sports romance.

And finally, a bit of a rant. I have to admit that the premise for this book made me incredibly angry. The whole reason for Dax and Regan’s fake marriage is the fact that she doesn’t have insurance to pay for an expensive, lifesaving medication. As a Canadian living in the UK, I am constantly horrified that Americans just casually accept a system where patients are denied treatment based on their ability to pay. This whole book made me angry because it should never be a story. In either of my two countries, Regan’s situation would be front page national news and not a plot for a romance novel. It’s strange. I read so many American books and watch so much American telly that American culture usually feels comfortable and familiar to me. But a book like this really magnifies the differences between America and the rest of the developed world and I can never understand why Americans choose to live with a health care system that is so completely unfair.

Here we are with another hot hockey hunk down for the count. Love has taken Dax with a Vengeance.

Sorry, I had to put that in there.

Dax has gone to help his best friend’s sister with packing up his stuff. After Lance was killed by a mugger, his sister Regan doesn't know what she is going to do without Lance. But Dax steps up to help. She has to tell Dax all of her problems and Dax rushes in to save the day.

Dax has a solution to her problem, but she is not sure it will work. Marrying Dax might put her in more trouble if she falls for him. But she knows it is the only way she can get through all that is going on right now. So, she is moving to Arizona with Dax.

Can Dax help Regan without losing his heart to her? Will they be able to stay married until she can handle things herself? Will anyone find out the truth and cause them problems?

This series seems to get better and better, but I know the next one will break my heart. So, bring on Tacker and let the tears begin. And then next after Tacker is the team owner, Dominik Carlson; so read this one and any of the others if you missed them because you do not want to miss what is coming.

Also Available in the Arizona Vengeance Series

Book 1
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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.

Book 3
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 Legend 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 Dax (Arizona Vengeance #4) by Sawyer Bennett to read and review. Mary received a free copy as part of the author’s ARC team.

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