Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Release Blitz: Legend by Sawyer Bennett

Legend (Arizona Vengeance, Book #3)

Sawyer Bennett

Release Date: February 5, 2019


The Arizona Vengeance is hockey’s hottest new team. But hockey’s hottest goalie is learning that even the best players sometimes need an assist.

Everything is clicking for the Vengeance. We may be new, but we’re well on our way to winning the championship, and I’m having the time of my life headlining the sports media as the hottest goalie—hell, player—ever. I for one am going to live up to my name . . . because I am Legend Bay.

Dragging my ass home from the gym, I’m blinded by some gaudy, glowing holiday lights. As usual, my hot-as-hell neighbor Pepper Nantais has gone way over the top. But just as I’m about to tell her off, something else catches my eye . . . Seems like Santa left me a present, and not one I was expecting.

As life takes an unexpected turn, I realize that there’s much more to Pepper than meets the eye. Sure, she’s gorgeous. And exasperating. And her taste in decorating may be a bit . . . unique.

But beneath her carefree demeanor is a fierce determination and a heart of gold. And before I know it I’ve fallen for her. Hard . . .

Pepper is exactly the woman I never knew I needed.

4 Stars
Review by Trinette Dungee

My world just got narrowed down to this eight-pound bundle of wonderment in my arms and I am a different person as of now.

Being traded to an expansion team wasn’t necessarily what Legend Bay wanted but being a part of The Arizona Vengeance is turning out to one of the best moves of his life. The team is starting to come together, and he’s playing the best hockey of his life. A curve ball in the form of a baby is the last thing he expected and not just any baby…. a baby left, literally, on his doorstep. In a matter of seconds, he went from footloose and carefree to being a dad. 
I’m kind of afraid to even talk about this book because I don’t want to spoil anything for anyone. There are twists and turns, or majorly shocking discoveries in this book (well, other than the whole “baby on the doorstep” thing; but it’s the transitioning moments that are so sweet I want everyone to see them for themselves. 
I have to say, the previous encounters with Legend in the previous Vengeance stories, I thought Legend was interesting but I really didn’t think I was going to like him. I expected him to be pompous, arrogant…just a douche. Well, color me surprised and completely impressed!!! I loved this guy!!! He’s giving Ryker a run for his money for the top position in my heart for “best single dad”. 
Just this morning Legend’s biggest issue was dealing with his annoying neighbor Pepper; now he’s trying to figure out how he’s going to raise a baby. While I loved the storyline, the thing that jumped out to me most was Legend’s acceptance of his responsibility for his daughter. I found myself wanting to skip the parts about he and Pepper’s relationship and just read the parts about him adapting and getting to know his daughter. I don’t know what it is about Sawyer but she makes the smallest parts in a story intriguing (not saying that Legend’s relationship with his daughter is small). It sounds crazy but I was so proud of this guy.  
“Wow,” I murmur as I look down at her, and my cheeks ache as I don’t think I’ve ever smiled like this – so big – in my entire life.
Such a sigh worthy moment.
As I mentioned, Legend was nothing like I expected. He wasn’t the brained dead jock that’s normally associated with athletes. This guy was smart and he was actually in touch with his feelings. This new dad had no problem picking up a book and reading what he needed to know about properly bonding with his daughter. 
Other than “Baby Charlotte” aka “Charlie” (and yes, Legend named her….so freaking sweet!!), there’s Legend’s relationship with Pepper.  She and Legend went from feuding neighbors to Lover’s pretty much overnight. While it may seem like it happened fast, it was just right, they clicked. Even without Charlie in the picture and Pepper jumping in to help Legend with her, these two were meant to be together. They fell into their relationship and adapted to each other very easily. Pepper was immediately in-tune with what Legend needed, she helped but wasn’t overbearing. She wasn’t insecure…. she was confident but not cocky. What her family described as a “flighty” personality, I adored. She had some issues of her own that I was pleasantly surprised that didn’t end with a miracle solution wrapped up with a nice little bow around it. Sometimes you just need that dose of reality in a story to complete it. This book really makes you want to get deeper dive and better understanding of women who suffer from postpartum depression.  
Aside from Legend and Pepper, we get a little more information on Dax and Tacker. Each have a few issues going on in their lives and I liked how Legend looked out for and cared about them. I’m pretty sure their stories are going to be heartbreaking but I can’t wait to read them. 
Okay, one more thing I loved about this book and it’s something Sawyer touched on in her intro; this was primarily Legend’s POV. I LOVED THAT!!!!! I’m always interested in the male POV and unless it only them you still get most of the woman’s perspective. 

So, another hit 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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