*I received a free copy of Bishop from Loveswept via Netgalley. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *Bishop by Sawyer Bennett
Series: Arizona Vengeance #1
Published by Loveswept on 14 August 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Meet the Arizona Vengeance, hockey’s hottest new team. They’re burning up the ice—until a one-night-stand with the coach’s daughter freezes one player in his skates.
Bishop Scott, co-captain. Not too shabby, huh? It’s all part of my fresh start with the NHL’s latest expansion team, and that means new teammates, a new coach, a new city, and a big new contract. Basically, I cannot f***ing wait to show my old squad what they’re missing.
But first, I decide to check out the town before the grind begins. Turns out Arizona chicks are totally smokin’, and I’m fortunate enough to meet one who’s looking for the same thing I am: a night of anonymous, unforgettable, no-strings-attached sex.
Fast forward to the Vengeance arena. It’s the last place I expect to see her again—let alone in her own office. Then bells go off and I finally realize who this girl is: Brooke Perron. My new coach’s daughter. All of a sudden, we’re picking up right where we left off, which means our hands are all over each other. That’s when her dad—my boss—walks in. And before I can get a word out, Brooke’s introducing me as her fiancé.
Sure, she just saved my ass. So why do I get the feeling Brooke’s going to turn my world upside down? Maybe it’s because this fake relationship feels way too real. . . .
Bishop was amazing! I’m so happy Ms. Bennett is branching out with more hockey-players – and both Bishop and Brooke really did it for me.
There’s a little bit of suspense with Brooke’s friend Nanette, and a whole lot of awesome hockey-talk, relationships between the players, and within the organization at large. Of course, the whole hockey setting is partly what I loved about Bishop, however, the characters really did it for me as well! There’s a certain camaraderie among these players, who were let go by their team to start a new team in Arizona.
Because Brooke wanted to make sure her father, the coach, wouldn’t be unfair to Bishop, she pretended they were engaged when her father ran in on them kissing in her office. And that is the start of their relationship. I loved that they had more or less fallen for each other already – but both were playing it cool. Mostly this was because neither of them wanted to be the first to admit they had real feelings for the other.
There was a lot of hotness in Biship, but there was also a little bit of anguish, quite a bit of humor, and some opulence. Overall, I am so excited about this first book in a new series, and I just can’t wait to see what Ms. Bennett will do with the rest of it.
Bishop is such a stand-up guy, I loved him – his chapters made me want to get to know him in real life.
Brooke is exactly the kind of heroine I enjoy reading about – she’s smart, funny, a little sarcastic, and just great. If I met her, I’d want to be her friend.
Writing style :
Bishop is written in first person point of view, switching between Bishop’s and Brooke’s perspective. The present tense made me feel as if I was inside the story with them.
All the feels! I was so happy about this story. There was joy, there was romance, there was a little doubt, and there was happiness.
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