Baden (Pittsburgh Titans, Book 1)
Release Date: January 11, 2022
After suffering a horrific injury that threatens to end his career, Baden Oulett is about to learn that sometimes a fresh start is just what the doctor ordered.
I worked my whole life to achieve one goal—play professional hockey. As part of the defending Cup champion Arizona Vengeance, I was living my dream until one split second decision destroyed it all. Instead of lacing up my skates and hitting the ice, I’ve spent my days in rehab and physical therapy just so I could walk again. When a coaching opportunity with the Pittsburgh Titans is presented to me, I find myself with a career I had never considered but which allows me to continue being part of the sport that I love.
While my injuries are physical, the same can’t be said for the woman I rescued. Suffering from wounds that can’t be seen, Sophie Winters has withdrawn from the world in fear and guilt. I didn’t know Sophie before that fateful night and have only met her once since, but I refuse to let her face her demons alone. Determined to be a friend, I support Sophie in the only way I know how… by simply being there.
Through our shared trauma, Sophie and I begin to find peace within one another. As we grow closer, what started as friendship becomes more intimate until our broken pieces become one. But can a love born of anguish endure, or will the pain of our past prove too much to overcome?
This is a great start to a new series. This is a standalone book, but if you’ve read the Arizona Vengeance series, you’ve met Baden before. This story is about taking chances and learning to heal from past trauma. Both Baden and Sophie have a shared trauma, but both have taken very different paths to move forward. It’s a journey to watch how both of them process the past and learn to have a future both individually and together. The story is emotional, but not heavy. It pulls at your heartstrings, but doesn’t completely rip your heart out and stomp on it a few times.
I love the friendship and the chemistry between Baden and Sophie. There are some very sweet and swoony moments. This story is also a great introduction to the other characters who will be getting their own books. I am definitely intrigued on what is to follow in this series.
If you are looking for an easy read, with a little emotion, then definitely check this book out.
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About the 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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