on March 15, 2016
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Bennett Morse devotes his time to chasing two things: an NHL career and women. He’s the easygoing member of his three-man line on the Fenway Flyers, content to play the game he loves and soak up the female attention it brings – as long as it’s from a different woman each time. He learned the hard way that choosing only one leads to heartache.
Newly single attorney Charlotte Holloway finds just what she needs in Bennett – a sweet, sexy man to ease the burn of her recent breakup. One night is all she wants from the left winger who seems to have all the right moves. Soon circumstance draws her back to Bennett, and the sparks between them become a fiery blaze. But with the stakes high, will they risk it all and put their hearts on the line?
I love sports romances, especially about hockey. And when it comes to hockey romances, you can never go wrong with Brenda Rothert, her books are always awesome. This was a fun read from beginning to end and I loved it a lot.
Bennett is book two in the On The Line Series, it happens at the same timeline as Killian (Book One). This can be read as a complete standalone but you should check out her other books, and also her other hockey series Fire on Ice, which I love.
Bennett is the story of Bennett Morse, a minor league hockey player, and Charlotte Holloway, an attorney. Charlotte breaks up with her boyfriend (he’s an idiot btw) and finds herself at a bar where he meets Bennett. They have a one-night stand, and even though Bennett was totally smitten with her Charlotte wanted nothing to do with him, something “unexpected” happens and the story goes from there. Now this might be a trope that not may appreciate, but let me tell you this story is pretty awesome and not as cliché as similar stories. I think the author executed it perfectly. To make matters more complicated, Charlotte’s brother is Liam, Bennett’s teammate and roommate who has an awful temper and is very protective of his little sister.
Now, I totally expected Bennett to be a cocky SOB but he surprised me the most, he was just the opposite, so loving and caring and so willing to the possibility of falling in love with Charlotte. For me, Bennett makes the book. I loved everything about him, every single thing. Bennett has become my ultimate Brenda Rothert hero (sorry Luke Hudson). I think Charlotte describes him the best:
Easy to be with
Committed to our kid
Sexy as f**k
Amazing in bed
Good at fixing things
Makes me feel good
Faces lots of temptation from other women”
Charlotte was also a great character, although very frustrating at times. She has a lot of hesitation to falling in love and to let a man into her life that stems from her past. That I totally understood, although I didn’t enjoy how she treated Bennett sometimes. I did love her strong will and her resilience. I loved the chemistry between them, they were ridiculously cute together. Charlotte was definitely the perfect match for Bennett and they made an amazing couple.
“It was like I found the woman I was looking for without even realizing I was looking. “
I also enjoyed the interactions with Charlotte’s brother Liam and all the sneaking around. I felt like the book needed an epilogue for it to have been the perfect book for me but regardless I loved it. Overall this was an amazing read and I 100% recommend it if you love sports romances.
*An ARC was generously provided by the author and InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review.*
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Killian (On the Line, #1)
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