What a great hero! I absolutely loved Aaron Wylde, the shameless playboy who just needed to find the right girl to fall head over heels for. I don’t mind a manwhore hero IF the character is written correctly, and Bennett handles the situation well – yes, Aaron’s always been a one-night kinda guy, but there’s little to no OW drama, no one else on his mind, and a great insta-lust vibe that quickly turns into so much more. And the best part? He COURTS our heroine, building up the trust before things get steamy (and they definitely do get smoking hot at times).
The story follows Aaron, known to all his friends as simply “Wylde,” because of his reputation as a player on and off the ice. When he meets Clarke, a bookstore owner, he’s taken by her nerdy good looks and hits on her immediately. But Clarke’s got a past that Aaron doesn’t know about, so she has zero interest in getting involved with someone in the spotlight – even if Aaron is just after a good time at first. So, for the first time, our hero finds himself working overtime to win over a girl, and it’s not long before lust turns into determination.
It’s light, sexy, and easy to devour in one sitting. If you’re not caught up on the series, it’s not a problem, though there are countless appearances by other couples we’ve met and fallen for. Honestly, if I have one complaint about the book it’s that a few of those scenes could’ve been eliminated in favor of more Aaron and Clarke, but I loved this one from start to finish. It was refreshing and fun with characters that are easy to like and chemistry that sparks off the page. I’m definitely looking forward to the next book in the series! I was lucky enough to receive an ARC via the author and am voluntarily leaving a review of this steamy/sweet sports romance.
There’s a reason they call me Wylde and it’s not just because it’s my last name.
I might be one of the newest players on the Arizona Vengeance team, but I’m no stranger to the celebrity that goes along with being a professional hockey player. Whether it’s a fan seeking an autograph or a puck bunny looking for more, I’ve grown used to the attention. I not only thrive on it; I use it to my advantage. Let’s just say my bed is rarely empty.
When a quirky redhead at the local bookstore stops me dead in my tracks, I decide to pop in and turn on the trusty Wylde magic. As smart and strong-willed as she is beautiful, Clarke Webber isn’t swayed by my witty banter or charming good looks. And when she realizes who I am and the fame that comes along with it, she likes me even less. Thankfully, I’m always up for a challenge. The more I get to know about her, the more I know my playboy days are behind me.
If I’m going to capture Clarke’s heart, it’s time to be a lot less Wylde, and a lot more Aaron.
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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