Overall, a fun story with a few intense moments.
As a late season trade last season, Kane is not a well known Vengeance player. He came on the scene in the trade for Rafe from the Cold Fury and we know nothing about his past really. So when his best friend shows up on his door, it's a surprise to all that it's a woman. And I love her nickname (Noodle).
Fast forward to why she shows up and both of their latent feelings and a storm is brewing between them. Will they act on their feelings or just remain best friends? Will acting on their feelings ruin their friendship? Everyone already thinks there's more between them, so why not see where it leads. Oh, yeah, and let's not forget about her stalker.
I think my favorite part of the book is when Kane goes to visit Baden and he's talking about Mollie and Baden calls him out and actually smiles. It was good to see him engage with a teammate and not just stare out the window. I know there is more to his story, and I can't wait to find out, but until then seeing him interact with teammates is both sad but entertaining when he engages. I was glad to see Kane and him talk and bond.
I also enjoyed watching the girls rally around Mollie and offer their support. Even though Kane is not on the first line, the ladies of the first line made her feel welcome and a member of their WAGs group.
Overall, a fun story with a few intense moments.
A great story!
Kane by Sawyer Bennett is the eighth book in the Arizona Vengeance series and it was sooo good! It can be read as a stand-alone, but I do recommend reading the others in the series as well. You would think after so many books in a series that it would be mundane. But let me tell you that Ms. Bennett continually amazes me with her imagination and her fresh and unique twists with storylines.
Kane and Mollie were two incredible characters. I seriously loved them!! The ease of their relationship was my favorite thing about their story. Hot as hell chemistry, the friendship, and connection between them put the biggest smile on my face. Their journey was everything I thought it would be and then some. Full of love, friendship, and hockey, Kane is one story you do not want to miss!
Totally obsessed with the Arizona Vengeance!
By Samantha B. Sokol
Totally obsessed with the Arizona Vengeance! Kane and Mollie have been best friends since college, and while they only crossed the line one time, for the most part their friendship has been only that for years. But when Mollie shows up unexpected at his doorstep after a traumatic event on the road, his feelings start to bubble up more than usual. After his teammate asks Mollie out, Kane decides enough is enough and becomes determined to take his shot and put himself out there with her. While Mollie is surprised to find out that Kane has feelings similar to her, and when he takes his shot she decides to do the same. As they get to know each other in a relationship atmosphere, their feelings grow strong and quick, all the while they handle the scorned ex-boyfriend terrorizing Mollie. But once the threat is eliminated, Mollie and Kane have to decide what their next step is – especially with Mollie’s sense of travel the vagabond lifestyle. I found myself wanting to shake Mollie to come to her senses with what she has with Kane and my heart felt for him when Mollie potentially chooses traveling over building a life with Kane. Thankfully things end well for the couple, and while I was happy with the ending, I really wished that there would have been an epilogue to see what things looked like for them in the future.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Friends To More...
Mollie and Kane have been best friends since college—10yrs. Although others can’t understand how a man and a woman can just be friends, it works for them. Have they ever crossed the line, sure. But they ultimately decided they were better as friends. Fast forward 10yrs...Mollie is a successful travel blogger and Kane plays second line for the Arizona Vengeance. She thrives on adventure, Kane needs a plan-routine. They both are extremely successful and don’t think anything is missing from their lives. Until...
Mollie shows up on Kane’s doorstep after an incident with her ex. Mollie holds secrets that could ultimately get her killed. Kane knows Mollie is holding something back, but decides to wait until she’s ready to talk. In the meantime, he devotes his time to his hockey team as the season is just beginning. When Mollie finally confesses what had her running scared, Kane is livid! A protectiveness he’s never felt before rears it’s ugly head! Kane decides to go “all in” and helps Mollie develop a plan to draw her ex out of hiding.
This friends to lovers story was a little different than others I’ve read. Sawyer Bennett takes a conventional friends to lovers, adds a twist, throws in some heartache, before finally allowing Mollie and Kane their HEA! Awesome, captivating story! Even though Kane issues an ultimatum, he quickly sees the error of is ways and is quick to apologize. I love a man who can admit he’s wrong! I almost forgot, I loved the cameo appearance of the Jameson Security guys!!! Thoroughly enjoyable. I read a gifted copy and all opinions stated are my own.
A fresh friends to lovers story
By Judy Hartley
Kane is a professional hockey player with the Arizona Vengeance. Molly is his best friend and she’s a travel blogger. While they don’t get to see each other in person a lot because of their jobs, there is no denying their bond of friendship.
So when Molly comes to Kane needing supper after a traumatic event he takes her in no question. But over time their friendship turns into so much more. The issue is how can they maintain being friends and lovers when they both have jobs that move them around...a lot?
Sawyer Bennett takes the friends to lovers trope and makes it fresh for us. You feel every emotion with these characters as they go on navigating their friendship and eventually more. The cast of characters from previous Arizona Vengeance books show up to help them navigate the way to their happily ever after. Plus as a bonus we get to spend some time with our favorite couples and see where they are at now. And we see where possible new books will be popping up in the future! It’s a win-win all the way around!!
Feel good friends to lovers
Kane is the newest member of the Arizona Vengeance hockey team. He is showing his lady friend to the door when his best friend, Mollie shows up out of the blue. Mollie is a travel blogger who met Kane when the were college freshman. She shows up on Kane’s doorstep unexpectedly after a horrific run in with an ex boyfriend. She needs to take a break and she feels safe with Kane.
Kane and Mollie are honestly really good friends to one another. Their relationship progressed really fast for me, but I still enjoyed reading their story. Their relationship felt pretty effortless until the very end. Their story was pretty low on angst. There was a slight aspect of suspense. But mostly this was a feel good friends to lovers story.
Another beautiful romance
By april R H
Sawyer Bennett once again delivers a beautiful romance with heart,heat and delightful characters!
Kane and Mollie’s story is a love story built on the foundation of friendship that after ten long years becomes something more. It’s beautifully written with just enough intrigue and intense emotions to keep you hooked! Love all the men and their woman of the Arizona Vengeance!
This is such a endearing book! It is sexy and super romantic...And at the same time the main characters are so like able and nice that you can’t help loving them and wanting to see where their story goes.
This had such a great plot...great banter...Lots of Ah moments...Some spice...Some suspense...Some angst but not overdone. It brought all the feels.
Give yourself a treat and cuddle up and read this book...you will finish with a happy face and the satisfied sigh you get when finishing a well written romance! Loved It!
Received a early copy for an honest review.
Love Kane and Mollie!
I adore Kane and Mollie and absolutely loved their story and journey from best friends to lovers and eventually a HEA.
When Mollie comes to visit after her latest travel adventure it’s clear she needed a break and some time with her bestie. It’s also clear there are deeper feelings between them that they are just discovering but not quite sure about. But Kane got what he needed to push him over the edge to just go for it and it was a pleasure watching them realize how much they already meant to each other as best friends and that taking things to the next level would only make everything that much better between them. Not to mention they have some serious chemistry to explore! I really liked how early in the book that happened so some other story lines could take flight.
Millie and Kane are so perfect for each other and they make each other shine, but is that enough to keep her wanderlust at bay? He certainly won’t be leaving hockey any time soon since he is thriving with the Arizona Vengeance, so things are sure to get a little complicated.
I really enjoy the fact that we get more of the other players and their women who we already know and love in this story as well as some new players. I love the storyline about one of his teammates Jim, and as an added bonus we get a crossover with Jameson Force Security as they help out with a scary situation Mollie is dealing with.
Hours of enjoyment!! Sawyer Bennett has done it again with another couple’s story in this amazing series!!
Kane and Mollie have a great friendship which is a great foundation when they transition to lovers. They still need to learn a few things about each other but they are adorable and this book was well written and I couldn’t wait to see how it all ended!