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 Suffering from wounds that can’t be seen, Sophie Winters has withdrawn from the world in fear and guilt.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?
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I couldn't put it down! I have been patiently waiting for Baden's book, okay not so patiently but anyway, for a long time and it's finally here and I couldn't be happier with the way things went for him.
Baden played with the Arizona Vengeance when he witnessed a woman, Sophie, being attacked so he jumped in to save her...she got away and he was left unable to walk. We have watched Baden go through physical therapy and regain the motion in his legs but the question always lingered, would he be able to play pro hockey again? (Please note that you do not have to read that series in order to enjoy this book, he was a side character that weaved in and out of the stories but this is the one that focuses on him and will give you his HEA) If you read Riggs, you'll recall that the Pittsburgh Titans Plane crashes and everyone on board is killed Co-Owner Brienne Norcross makes Baden an offer to become Goalie Coach of the new Titans team she is putting together...and now we are at the beginning of this new series which promises to be more emotional so get those tissues handy because you're going to need them.
Sophie lives in Pittsburgh where Baden is now living so he pays her a visit to check on her. When he finds out that she has basically been home bound since the traumatic event he vows to help her, I adore this about him.
We get to meet all the new players for the Pittsburgh Titans and I gotta say, it's going to be an interesting ride with this group of guys.
Baden and Sophie have great chemistry in this slow burn friends-to-lovers Hockey Romance. I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys Sports Romances, Contemporary Romances, or Friends-to-Lovers Romances.
**I have voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Readers Copy of this book for my Blog, Nadine's Obsessed with Books**
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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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