Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Van2 by Sawyer Bennett

Pittsburgh Titans. Van2.

Van Turner found fame as part of the Carolina Cold Fury, helping the team bring home a championship. He also found love and married his teammate’s little sister, eventually retiring from the game to enjoy a quiet life in the verdant hills of Vermont. Now, Van’s dark past threatens to unravel his future.

I never once regretted my decision to walk away from hockey. I attained what so few in the league are able and retired at the top of my game. Besides, I had the ultimate prize by my side—my gorgeous wife, Simone. We settled into married life in Vermont and were ready to expand our family when I was blindsided by my sociopath of a parent, this time from the grave. Before dying from cancer while in prison, my serial killer father left his private diaries to a journalist. From that one bequest came a tell-all biography detailing his deranged crimes along with a litany of lies meant to ruin my life.

Knowing first-hand the horrors of growing up the product of a monster, I know there is no way I can bring a child into this drama. I refuse to allow my kid to suffer the taunting and harassment I did, so I do the only thing I can think of—I walk away from Simone and our beautiful life together. With the knowledge that she will be safe from the publicity of my shameful past and able to find a love she deserves, I return to hockey, joining the Pittsburgh Titans. The long hours on the ice are the only thing that will even remotely keep my mind off everything I’ve left behind and I know that I’ve given Simone her best chance at happiness.

But I’m clearly a man who doesn’t learn from the past and I should have known better than to underestimate my wife. The woman doesn’t know how to take “no” for an answer. She’s as persistent as I am stubborn and it’s a battle of wills as she uses all her powers of persuasion to save our marriage. Simone wore me down once, but she won’t do it again. I’m keeping my wits about me and my pants on, no matter how much she tempts me with her sexy ways. But those, my friends, are what they often call ‘famous last words’.

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.
For book seven, Hendrix, click HERE.
For book eight, Camden, click HERE.
For book nine, Bain, click HERE.


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Van2 by Sawyer Bennett

Book 10
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Simone, I’m signing a contract with the Pittsburgh Titans. I’m going to find an attorney there that can help process a divorce. I’m sorry.



Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is the tenth book in the series, and this one is a catch up for fans of the Cold Fury series too – and wow, Van needs our love and understanding in this one, and to give himself a break! I would definitely recommend that you read his first story before this one, to really get all the insight into this man's way of thinking and acting.

Van was supposed to have found his happily ever after with Simone and his success with Cold Fury, but the revelations about his evil, serial killer father ruined his life, and he left the hockey world behind. Now, his father has done one even worse and, before dying, dictated his version of his life, and more maliciously about Van's. He is broken and he leaves his home, his wife, and his life, to get back on the ice and try and blank out the noise by playing hockey.

What I loved about this book is that Simone, although deeply hurt by his actions, acts in character and does not let him get away with behaving in this way. She is tenacious, brave, and resilient. She loves him, knows he loves her, and will not let his father destroy his life with his lies. Of course, the wonderful Titan wives and partners support her, as does the team as a whole.

Such a poignant story, reminding the reader how much words can hurt and distort the truth, destroying innocent people along the way. And, more wonderfully, that love and trust can overcome an awful lot of hate.

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆
M/F Romance

This is a second-chance romance for sure. I loved Van’s story the first time around and this one didn’t disappoint either.

Simone is still as fiery as ever. I loved her in the first one and I respect her even more in this book.

Van is going through trauma again and this time, it’s unclear if he can come out unscathed. Without spoiling the first book, there’s trauma in that one too. Fighting for your life is something that Van knows all too well.

Simone knows that she will only ever love Van, but she can’t experience this pain for him. She just wants a chance to show him that she’s still there for him.

With the team around them both, these two will fight for their future. It’s heartwarming and full of grit and determination. You won’t be disappointed.



“You still want me. Why are you pulling away?”     “I’ll want you to the day I die, Simone. But that doesn’t change a damn thing.”


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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“You’re a moron and a coward. You used to be that way once and I managed to turn you around. I’ll do it again.”


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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Van2 (Pittsburgh Titans #10) by Sawyer Bennett to read and review. Review copy purchased by blog.

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