Friday, March 8, 2024

Boone by Sawyer Bennett

Pittsburgh Titans. Boone. Available Now.

Boone Rivers uses his fame and fortune as a professional hockey player to his advantage, but not in the way most people would think. Volunteering as often as his busy schedule will allow, Boone meets one brave young boy who turns his world upside down.

As a first-line right winger for the Pittsburgh Titans, I thrive on the thrill of the game. I live for the smell of the ice, the cheer of the crowd and the way my heart pounds whenever I step into the arena. But once I’m out of my skates, my focus is on giving back to the city of Pittsburgh.

It’s funny how life puts people in your path. I meet Aiden while visiting the children’s hospital and I’m struck by the strength and resilience of this 12-year-old kid fighting for his life. As my visits continue, we bond over video games and hockey until one day Aiden’s older sister walks into his room and I realize there might be a bigger purpose here.

Lilly Hoffman has the weight of the world resting on her slight shoulders. Aiden’s illness isn’t getting better, she’s at risk of losing her job and their father is looking for the answers to his prayers at the bottom of a liquor bottle. I find myself wanting to lessen Lilly’s burden and what starts as a simple act of friendship turns into so much more. As we grow closer, I can’t help but fall for this fiercely protective and independent woman with a tender heart and bruised but not yet broken spirit.

As we face a future of never-ending uncertainty, I vow to be Lilly’s source of strength and comfort. Lilly and Aiden have reaffirmed to me the importance of giving and receiving love unconditionally, even in the darkest of times. And no matter what happens next, no one can take that from us.

Boone contains subject matter that may be sensitive to some readers. If you would like additional details, please click HERE.

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.
For book ten, Van2, click HERE.


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Boone by Sawyer Bennett

Book 11
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“Your sister is going to have everything in life that she desires because I believe good things happen to good people. Okay?”     “Okay. It still doesn’t mean I can’t hope you become her boyfriend.”



Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is the eleventh book in the series – they are all fabulous, if you have not read them yet, go back to the beginning and enjoy an amazing treat!

Be warned that this is a book which will probably need a couple of tissues to the ready – so maybe not one to read on the commute to work, or waiting in a shopping queue. But do not let this put you off this beautiful story.

Boone is a super good guy, when not playing or training he will go and make hospital visits. He has struck up a friendship with a young boy, Aiden, who is fighting his battle with cancer, and often they play video games together. By chance one day, he meets Lilly, Aiden's sister, and is immediately attracted to her – and once he gets to know the burdens she carries, he is even more impressed by her strength and tenacity.

The friendship and camaraderie which build between Lilly and Boone, as he supports her through some of the challenges she faces, is a sound foundation on which to base a future relationship. However, Lilly can't imagine how she can fit anything more in her life. But Boone is in for the long haul and comes good through thick and thin.

Emotional and intense, I really loved how this romance grew in such difficult circumstances, even if it was very sad in parts (I am tearing up just remembering). Beautiful storytelling as always; thank you, Sawyer Bennett.

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

Boone is a great guy. He loves to give back to his community and knows that he is paying it forward. After meeting Aiden, Boone grows especially attached to him. Aiden is fighting cancer and loves hockey. It's no chore for Boone to stop by every few days to hang out and chat.

Lilly is holding her family together. With her younger brother in the hospital fighting for his life, her dad running from ghosts, and their family business landing on her shoulders, Lilly is running around trying to keep it all going. When she meets Aiden's friend, Boone, she doesn't expect him to be so normal.

As you watch Boone and Lilly navigate their newfound friendship, it's Aiden's resilience that keeps them coming back. Aiden is such an amazing character and you'll be cheering for him throughout the book.

With the playoffs coming up, Aiden's health to worry about, and their new relationship to feed and grow, Boone and Lilly will need to lean on each other to make sure it's a winning season. You will want to grab the tissues and prepare for a book hangover.



“I want you to relax.”     “Impossible.”     “For Lilly Hoffman, nothing is impossible.”


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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“Does it come naturally to you or do you have to work at it?”     “What’s that?”     “The whole white-knight thing?”     “No armor. Just a regular guy.”     “You are anything but regular, Boone Rivers.”


ARC provided by

Wicked Reads Review Team

Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Boone (Pittsburgh Titans #11) by Sawyer Bennett to read and review. Review copy purchased by blog.

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