Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Release Blitz and Review: Dax by Sawyer Bennett

Dax (Arizona Vengeance, Book #4)

Sawyer Bennett

Release Date: July 9, 2019


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.

4 stars
Review by Trinette Dungee

Dax Monohan’s life has been hockey for as long as he can remember. It’s always been his main priority, so relationships have never been his thing. No way would a woman want to come second to his first love. He’s had his share of women and he’s pretty happy with his life for now. When he receives the shocking news that his best friend has been murdered he starts to look at life differently and when he learns his best friend’s little sister needs him in ways he never imagined he does the one thing he thinks can fix it all…he marries her. 

When I read “Bishop” (book one in the AV series) and was first introduced to Dax I thought he was an okay dude, a bit of a player but for the most part, he was okay. As the series progressed I began to see more and more that he was actually one of the good guys who would do anything for his friends. 

Finding out Regan is suffering from a life-threatening disease with no way of paying for the treatments he does what he thinks his deceased best friend would want him to do. He offers Regan marriage as a way of having her medical expenses covered. They’d be married in name only because there is no way it could be any other way with the woman he’s always seen as a younger sister. Dax and Regan quickly realize that this arrangement is not going to work as smoothly as they both thought because for Dax, Regan is not longer a little girl. She’s a grown woman that has him having fantasies that Lance most definitely wouldn’t appreciate. 

I have to say; this story did not go in the direction I thought it would. I really thought after the loss of his friend Dax would go through a downward spiral to some extent. He didn’t though he was the true “take charge” kind of guy who got the job done. He was a little pushy at time but because it was coming from his heart that you kind of just get over and let it slide. His heart was just as big as his love for hockey, if not bigger. 

Dax’s story kind of takes place parallel to Legend’s story so there’s some overlapping but nothing that overshadows or takes away from Dax’s story. Unless of course you didn’t read Legend’s story, then you might wonder what all that was about, but you’d never do that because you’d read Sawyer’s books in order, right? I digress. Anywho, you get to see the full Dax and his family dynamic and his family values and how he views teammates as his brothers. He’s definitely good in a crisis!

For whatever reason, I really didn’t think I was going to like Regan but I liked her and I loved her and Dax together. I thought their chemistry was awesome. While the hotness is there, not ever guy is always going to be the swoon worthy guy. For me Dax is the guy you want to see happy with the woman of his dreams but for you he’s the older brother you wish had. That’s where Dax lands on the meter for me. He’s a good guy, he’s a sweet guy, he’s a loving guy and I just want to hang with him!!!

Now no Sawyer Bennett book would be complete without the indication of storylines to come of other characters and Dax is no different. I think the storyline that’s been intriguing most of us is Tacker’s story. We get a little more Tacker in this book too and it just makes waiting for his story that much harder. She even gives a little excerpt of Tacker’s story at the end of Dax but I couldn’t read it, it would be too much of a tease. 

As if that isn’t bad enough, we are also introduced to Dominick Carlson, owner of the Arizona Vengeance and he has his sights set on no other than Dax’s sister Willow and based on the personalities of those two their story seems to be shaping up to be an explosive story.

Another slam dunk for Sawyer. 

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About the Author:
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 erotic contemporary romance, Sawyer 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 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 work-out, 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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