Thursday, June 8, 2023

Hendrix by Sawyer Bennett Release Blitz

Pittsburgh Titans. Hendrix. Available Now.

Hendrix Bateman is one of The Lucky Three, a trio of players who were not on the Titan’s team plane the night it crashed. Feeling as if he’s been given a second chance, Hendrix is determined to make the most out of his life, but that doesn’t mean he’s not suffering from scars that can’t be seen.

When I lost my Titan brothers in the crash, it was a mixed bag of emotions. I was devastated and grief stricken, but I was also grateful to be alive. Yeah, that might cause a little—okay, a lot of—guilt, but now I’m determined to live each day as if it’s my last.

A night out with friends puts me in the crosshairs of Stevie Kisner—the devastatingly beautiful bar owner with a sharp tongue and a fire in her eyes that lets me know she has zero tolerance for guys like me. I’ve never been one to back away from a challenge, so I’m not dissuaded by Stevie’s tough as nails attitude or her big biker dad who looks like he wants to kill me. Fueled by too many shots and the raucous urging of my teammates, I set out to show Stevie I’ve got game both on and off the ice.

While I shouldn’t be looking for anything more than a good time, I can’t help but be captivated by Stevie. She’s cool as hell and we burn hot together. But the more I get to know her, the more I can tell she’s holding something in reserve, and let’s just say I’ve got some trust issues after my last disastrous attempt at a relationship. Now I need to decide if I’m going to let my past dictate my future or if I am willing to put my heart on the line to find out if Stevie is exactly what I think she is—my everything.

Don’t miss our reviews of the rest of the Pittsburgh Titans series!
For book one, Baden, click HERE.
For book two, Stone, click HERE.
For book three, Gage, click HERE.
For book four, Coen, click HERE.
For book five, Drake, click HERE.
For book six, Cannon, click HERE.


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Hendrix by Sawyer Bennett

Book 7
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“I don’t know what I ever did to deserve a friend like you, but when I figure it out, I’m going to make sure payment is rendered.”     “Friends? Do friends dole out explosive orgasms to each other?”     “My friend does.”



Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Having read the others in this series, I knew a little about Hendrix Bateman; he is one of the three lucky ones who were not on the Titans’ plane when it crashed. But is it luck being left behind, to grieve the loss and feel grateful to be alive? He will not take life for granted ever again; he will live life to the fullest.

Stevie Kisner owns her grandfather's bar that he left to her. She is a strong, independent woman who was raised by her biker father after her mother left, and she takes no crap from anyone.

When some of the team shows up at Stevie's bar, Hendrix notices Stevie and wants to talk to her, but she doesn't have time for guys like him, a player. Hendrix sees that as a challenge and wants to play her at a game of pool, if he wins, she has to talk to him for 10 minutes.

Needless to say, that 10-minute conversation was something that started a great relationship. Stevie and Hendrix are the perfect couple, even her dad kinda likes him. Until her mother comes into the picture and things go south. Will Hendrix be able to listen to reason and talk to Stevie? Can Stevie forgive him for his hotheaded comments?

This story is great and the whole team is there to support Hendrix. and to laugh at him too. I love this series and each new book that comes out is my favorite; oh well, I guess the series is my favorite. Can't wait for Camden Poe's story, he is the last of The Lucky Three.

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆☆
4.5 stars
M/F Romance
Triggers: Click HERE to see Avid Reader’s review on Goodreads for trigger warnings.

Hendrix is a character who we've seen throughout this series. He's one of the original team members. While he does have some guilt around that, his teammates have helped him come to terms with it.

When Hendrix meets sexy, strong bar owner Stevie, he's immediately intrigued. He can't help but be drawn to a woman who can stand her own between two brawling drunks. Hendrix immediately wants to protect her.

I liked that the relationship between these two was not an instant love. Stevie doesn't trust easily and with her past, you understand why. Hendrix too has to overcome some past traumas and Stevie is able to do that.

When their relationship hits the rocks a little, I love that Stevie's dad and bar friends all come to support her. She's their person and they'll fight for her. Hendrix will have to man up, toughen up, and really show his vulnerability to show Stevie that he's a changed person.

I do hope that Stevie's dad gets at least a short side book. He's a character and I would love to hear more of his story.

This is the seventh book in the series – and I would say you should read them in order to get a full understanding of the story, the in-jokes, and the previous relationship vibes, but it is a good story as a standalone too.

The Lucky Three who survived the plane crash have all had very different experiences of the event, and I have found it really clever how their stories have played out. Hendrix has definitely been the calmest outwardly, and it was just as engaging to read how he dealt with the loss, the grief, and the guilt, as it was sad to read of the other two going off the rails.

His chance meeting with Stevie, feisty bar owner with a take no prisoners style and a fabulous sense of humour, gives him ideas of a possible long-term future. For now, though, getting her attention is already a challenge, even when their chemistry envelopes them. Stevie has serious issues about getting involved after her mum abandoned her as a toddler.

Back in town now, her mum is seemingly making an effort to get to know her, but as the story unfolds we get to understand that is not a good thing. I did think that the impending disaster moments were written really well, as I was cringing as Stevie did all the things you probably shouldn't, but I did trust that there would be a twist to resolve it somehow.

A fun read with lots of catching up with previous relationships, and it is always good to see the team doing well and in a healthier place!

Mary Jo☆☆☆☆
The way that Hendrix's story deals with the plane accident that took the lives of his teammates is unique compared to the those of the other "Lucky Three." Hendrix has handled his grief in a healthy way compared to his teammates. He's had counseling and processed his anger and grief over the death of his friends. Still, though, something is missing in his life. In the beginning of the book, the reader can tell that he's trying to make a relationship work only because he doesn't want to fail – to be considered a failure.

Stevie, on the other hand, is constantly battling her demons in the form of her toxic mother and the relationship she is trying to build with her. Her father has told her that he will support any decision she makes regarding this relationship but knows in his heart it will only lead to heartbreak.

The chemistry between Stevie and Hendrix is palpable and it jumps off the page (e-reader screen). They actually take the time to get to know each other by having long conversations about the difficult times in their lives.

What should be happy time in her life, Stevie's mother can't help but thrust her problems into Stevie's lap. As Stevie tries her best to solve her mother's problems, she inadvertently hurts the man she has come to love.

Hendrix has been hurt before, but this heartbreak is about to do him in. Being stubborn, Hendrix refuses to let Stevie explain, only causing himself more heartache.

This book is set in the Pittsburgh Titans universe and every book in this series has been one that I haven't been able to put down.



“Just ten minutes of your time. That’s all I want.”     “What could you possibly need ten minutes of my time for?”     “To convince you to go on a date with me.”


Author Bio

Sawyer Bennett. New York Times Bestselling Author.

New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author SAWYER BENNETT uses real life experience to create relatable stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From contemporary romance, fantasy romance, and both women’s and general fiction, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone.

A former trial lawyer from North Carolina, when she is not bringing fiction to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to her very adorable daughter, as well as full-time servant to her wonderfully naughty dogs.

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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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I wasn’t looking to do so, and didn’t think it was possible, but wow… I’m falling for this guy and falling hard.

Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Hendrix (Pittsburgh Titans #7) by Sawyer Bennett to read and review. Mary received her review copy via the author’s ARC team.

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