Bishop (Arizona Vengeance, #1)
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. . . .The Carolina Cold Fury series from New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett can be read together or separately:ALEXGARRETTZACKRYKERHAWKEMAXROMANLUCASVANREEDMAREKThe Love Hurts series features sexy standalone novels:SEX IN THE STICKSJILTEDAnd the Sugar Bowl series is one treat you’ll want to read in order:SUGAR DADDYSUGAR RUSHSUGAR FREEIncludes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Bishop (Arizona Vengeance, #1) Details

TitleBishop (Arizona Vengeance, #1)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseAug 14th, 2018
PublisherLoveswept
Rating
GenreRomance, Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance, Sports and Games, Sports, Hockey

Bishop (Arizona Vengeance, #1) Review

  • Elizabeth
    January 1, 1970
    "No matter what led us to this moment, right now I'm yours." Bishop is the first book in the Arizona Vengeance Series. Sawyer Bennett is back with more hockey action. The Arizona Vengeance Team offers a new cast of characters to explore. Bishop Scott is thrilled to have been picked up by the Vengeance and doesn't waste any time getting acclimated to the nightlife of his new city. After a hot one night stand, he is completely dumbstruck when he discovers that one of the sexiest nights of his lif "No matter what led us to this moment, right now I'm yours." Bishop is the first book in the Arizona Vengeance Series. Sawyer Bennett is back with more hockey action. The Arizona Vengeance Team offers a new cast of characters to explore. Bishop Scott is thrilled to have been picked up by the Vengeance and doesn't waste any time getting acclimated to the nightlife of his new city. After a hot one night stand, he is completely dumbstruck when he discovers that one of the sexiest nights of his life was spent with his new coach's daughter. Brooke is a new transplant to Arizona. After giving up her career in NYC in order to help her father, she never expected to be swept off her feet by one of her father's star players. When Brooke's Dad discovers Bishop and his daughter lip locked in her office, Brooke convinces her dad that she and Bishop are engaged. With a fake engagement, hot hockey action, and passion, Bishop offers a smoking hot hockey romance that you will not want to miss! "My mouth opens wide to come down on Brooke's pussy. I give it a full, wet kiss before giving her what I promised, and that's my tongue shoved in as deeply as I can." Told in dual POV, Bishop is a fast-paced romance with complex characters and a tender plot. Although the premise of their relationship seems to be completely unbelievable, it actually makes perfect sense. Brooke is completely committed to keeping her father emotionally stabilized and ensuring a successful start of the season. The passion between Bishop and Brooke is explosive and as soon as they recognize their relationship is anything but fake, they will do whatever it takes to find their HEA! With plenty of drama and support from the supporting characters, this first read in the Arizona Vengeance ushers in a brand new team with an electrifying cast of characters! Overall, I highly recommend anything and everything written by Sawyer Bennett. With unforgettable characters and an invigorating plot, Bishop is sure to get your blood pumping. November cannot come soon enough. I cannot wait for Erik and more Arizona Vengeance.***Arizona Vengeance****ARC graciously provided in exchange for an honest review! For more reviews/reveals/giveaways visit:
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  • MELISSA *Mel Reader*
    January 1, 1970
    4 Stars!(ARC provided by author) Bishop Scott is a professional hockey player who just relocated from New York to Phoenix to play for the NHL's newest expansion team, the Arizona Vengeance. He's going to have to adjust to a new city, coach and team. It's the last night before training camp starts. He decides the perfect way to end his summer vacation is a night out with friends. He also hopes to find someone to spend the evening with. He meets a gorgeous woman named Brooke, and has one of the be 4 Stars!(ARC provided by author) Bishop Scott is a professional hockey player who just relocated from New York to Phoenix to play for the NHL's newest expansion team, the Arizona Vengeance. He's going to have to adjust to a new city, coach and team. It's the last night before training camp starts. He decides the perfect way to end his summer vacation is a night out with friends. He also hopes to find someone to spend the evening with. He meets a gorgeous woman named Brooke, and has one of the best one night stands of his life. Bishop never expects to see Brooke again, so he's shocked when he arrives at the arena and she's at his place of employment. He soon learns she's Brooke Perron, the daughter of his new head coach. When they are caught by her father in an intimate embrace, Brooke panics, and announces they are engaged. Things escalate and Bishop finds himself agreeing to this farce. He figures what harm can a few weeks of a fake engagement do. Brooke is stunning, and he wouldn't mind a little more time with her. They have a game plan and an expiration date. No expectations or complications. They are both thoroughly enjoying the benefits of their arrangement, and can't get enough of each other. Soon all the pretending begins to feel real, and they suddenly have to keep reminding themselves this is all to be an act. Brooke is falling hard for Bishop which isn't part of the deal, and at the same time Bishop is realizing he doesn't want things to end between them. -"I want you."-"All of you. All the time." Book one in the Arizona Vengeance series kicked off the series with a fabulous start! It was sexy, and full of passion and unexpected love. I can't wait for Erik's book up next! :))
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  • Wendy'sThoughts
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 New Team/New Love Stars* * * 1/2 Spoiler Free What does Bishop Scott do when he's been traded to another team...and not even an established one, nope an expansion team. One that is made up of high cost players, bad attitude talents and him. He knows, he gets out of this apartment, gets a feel for the new town and maybe if he's lucky... get a little somethin', somethin' to release all of his stress...Well, Lucky, lucky Bishop... because he hit the jackpot. Smokin' hot woman who has the same i 3.5 New Team/New Love Stars* * * 1/2 Spoiler Free What does Bishop Scott do when he's been traded to another team...and not even an established one, nope an expansion team. One that is made up of high cost players, bad attitude talents and him. He knows, he gets out of this apartment, gets a feel for the new town and maybe if he's lucky... get a little somethin', somethin' to release all of his stress...Well, Lucky, lucky Bishop... because he hit the jackpot. Smokin' hot woman who has the same idea he has... to hit it, and hit it good...and then disappear as if nothing took place...Only problem is Bishop is kinda wanting to hit it again...Brooke Perron cannot believe she just did that. That is Not her... hitting it and then leaving. She is not a one night stand person. But oh, this guy was something else....he made her tingle, he made her want to be dirty...and the O's delivered...something else. Brooke is in Arizona because of her dad. She had a fantastic position in fashion in NYC but gave it up because her father is having a difficult time adjusting to the loss of her mother. Brooke offered to move out to be with him during this new beginning as the coach of the Vengeance expansion team. She is now working with the team as the one to arrange travel etc. It is not what she wants but it is a way to watch over her dad for awhile. It is the first day for all of the players to meet the team coaches and front office types. During the meeting Brooke is introduced. Bishop cannot believe standing there right in front of the all the players is the one woman he wanted to see. Bishop decides to track her down and looks into all of the offices finally finding her. Brooke is stunned Bishop is on the team... she had no idea of who he was or his connection to hockey. This is bad... really bad...And when Bishop comes into her office and closes the door, all the pinging and sparks that happened when they were together are going off like crazy. The attraction to each other is so strong, when Bishop corners Brooke at her desk and starts to kiss and whisper in her ear all sorts of naughty naughty things he wanted to do to her, she forgets where she is... and starts to melt and let go....The door slams opens and they split apart looking as guilty as can be but playing it off as if they aren't...Because the one who opened that door...Yup, it's her dad, Bishop's Coach... and the next thing Bishop hears out that sweet month he had been kissing is they are ENGAGED and isn't that terrific! Brooke knows she pulled that out of her [email protected]@ but she didn't want Bishop to get into trouble with her dad...and she also didn't want her dad to get on her case. So now what do they do...Well, after saying she's sorry for the millionth time, they figure out a plan to fake it for awhile and then break up. That is all well and good until they both fall hardcore for each other.Bishop is this free floater who never had a relationship or friendship with a woman. What started out as interest due to sexy times develops into more and he is taken back by it. He grows as a person and also matures as a player for the team. Brooke is a smart gal, talented and capable. She is conflicted because she loves her dad, hates lying to him and wants a true career too. She is also finding Bishop to be much more than what she had pigeon-holed him. He is nothing like all the other hockey players she had to deal with through her father's career.This was a perfect set up for the new Hockey Series for Sawyer Bennett. We were taken through the whole experience of a team coming together with all of the different personalities, quirks and needs. Sawyer Bennett knows how to write hockey, the players and women who capture their hearts. ~~~~~ Before Reading ~~~~~ Feb. 27, 2018What has Sawyer Bennett Been Up To...She created the Cold Fury Hockey team....With all of those Amazing Men... And the Women who showed them how wonderful life can be...Now she has Created the Arizona Vengeance Franchise...Promising to take the Hockey World by Storm...And with Bishop as this series intro...Be ready for Hot Action On and Off the Ice... Bishop (Arizona Vengeance, #1)-August 14th 2018 For more Reviews, Free E-books and Giveaways
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  • ✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰
    January 1, 1970
    Bishop just arrived in Phoenix to play for their new NHL team. He's not really excited about that fact. His NY team was about to have an amazing season. But now that he's here, he might as well make the best of it. Meaning: finding the next willing lady in this bar.Brooke was supposed to meet a new colleague at that bar, but she got stood up. And this hot guy is flirting with her. Is it wrong for a girl to want to have a one-night thing? Nope. Off to her place they go.But this one night might tu Bishop just arrived in Phoenix to play for their new NHL team. He's not really excited about that fact. His NY team was about to have an amazing season. But now that he's here, he might as well make the best of it. Meaning: finding the next willing lady in this bar.Brooke was supposed to meet a new colleague at that bar, but she got stood up. And this hot guy is flirting with her. Is it wrong for a girl to want to have a one-night thing? Nope. Off to her place they go.But this one night might turn into more - or at least more trouble than they planned. They meet again the next day - at work! She's the daughter of Bishop's coach!!!!!And they're kinda accidentally engaged now. Whoopsie.WHAT WiLL HAPPEN TO BROOKE & BISHOP????WiLL THERE BE A HAPPiLY EVER AFTER?READ THE BOOK TO FIND OUT! ☺☺☺ ══════════════════════════A new Hockey series! Yay!Well, I would've preferred something a bit different - maybe football or rockstars - I don't like hockey all that much ... but ... why not another hockey series!? Lots of eye candy. ☺And Bishop gave us a great first book.It was funny and verrry sexy right from the start!They start as a one-night stand that has to turn into a longer thing because they have to pretend to be together in front of her dad. And while pretending they might be falling for each other.But of course a few obstacles stand in the way of our happy end.I really enjoyed this book.It was erotic and fun and sweet and I adored how much Bishop and Dax adored his mom! Too cute.A lot of other players were introduced - there's a lot of material in Phoenix! ☺Can't wait to see what Erik will be up to next! And Tacker!!! When will we get his book?!BISHOP was a fun & erotic first book in this new hockey series! Great start!Run to your nearest amazon for your own BISHOP - this one is MINE!!!!! ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ I had some problems with the writing ... as with every Sawyer book. It wasn't mega bad this time - but I still have to mention it.It's Sawyer's and my THING ☺ It's only me who has those problems with her writing. So please don't be worried or just scroll down and don't read the following... I have a HUGE AS problem! ☺ You know the AS's I'm talking about? The AS that could/should be exchanged for a SINCE or a BECAUSE or just a comma/dot/pause/whatever.☺ It's a British and or legal thing (if it's a thing at all!) and it doesn't have anything to do in an American book by an American author. I would be ok with it if one (British) character would use it, but everyone uses it! I really don't want to insult Sawyer. I love her books, but ... please stop doing it. But pfff who am I to tell her what to do, so just forget I said anything! It doesn't stop her books from being great!
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  • Jennifer
    January 1, 1970
    ARC received for reviewBishop, a hot hockey player for a new expansion team, meets Brooke for a one night stand. Next day they meet again and are suddenly engaged thanks to Brooke's father walking in on a torrid kiss. Fake engagement, awesome teammates, crazy friend (or should I say psycho) and lots & lots of hot sex. I forgot something...why not 5 stars? The ending. It just kinda stopped, but it needed an epilogue, in my humble opinion.This is going to be a great series. I can't wait to lea ARC received for reviewBishop, a hot hockey player for a new expansion team, meets Brooke for a one night stand. Next day they meet again and are suddenly engaged thanks to Brooke's father walking in on a torrid kiss. Fake engagement, awesome teammates, crazy friend (or should I say psycho) and lots & lots of hot sex. I forgot something...why not 5 stars? The ending. It just kinda stopped, but it needed an epilogue, in my humble opinion.This is going to be a great series. I can't wait to learn more about Dax, Erik, Legend, Tacker, and I hope the new owner, Dominik. The one I want most is tortured Tacker, but I'm sure he's going to be last. Erik is up next, and I hope it's with the brunette who keeps snubbing him.
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  • Tracy Cox
    January 1, 1970
    2 1/2 stars. I feel like there is an off-putting pattern in the last few Bennett books that I have read. The heroes are all crude pigs. I think they're supposed to be Alpha but instead, they come across to me as crass a$$holes. Take Bishop for instance. He goes along with Brooke's lie to her father, which basically is supposed to be to protect him, and then pretty much TELLS her they will be having sex while maintaining said lie. His internal dialogue made me feel like he wasn't even going to gi 2 1/2 stars. I feel like there is an off-putting pattern in the last few Bennett books that I have read. The heroes are all crude pigs. I think they're supposed to be Alpha but instead, they come across to me as crass a$$holes. Take Bishop for instance. He goes along with Brooke's lie to her father, which basically is supposed to be to protect him, and then pretty much TELLS her they will be having sex while maintaining said lie. His internal dialogue made me feel like he wasn't even going to give her a choice. I think that ever since the Wicked Horse books, her hockey books have veered off a little too far into raunchy for me. Not very scintillating at all. I find myself wrinkling my nose while reading them. And that makes me sad.
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  • bookbruin
    January 1, 1970
    What a great start to the new Arizona Vengeance series! Bishop was an easy and entertaining sports romance that I devoured. The fake fiance trope is always fun, and Bishop and Brooke's story is no exception. What starts out as a one night stand, snowballs into a fake relationship, until the lines between make believe and reality blur.Bishop evolves a great deal through the book. He starts as the typical manwhore professional athlete (ugh), but what emerges as he spends more time with Brooke is s What a great start to the new Arizona Vengeance series! Bishop was an easy and entertaining sports romance that I devoured. The fake fiance trope is always fun, and Bishop and Brooke's story is no exception. What starts out as a one night stand, snowballs into a fake relationship, until the lines between make believe and reality blur.Bishop evolves a great deal through the book. He starts as the typical manwhore professional athlete (ugh), but what emerges as he spends more time with Brooke is someone much more sweet and thoughtful. Rest assured though that he still maintains his cocky attitude and is a pure alpha in the bedroom. I really liked Brooke and how loving and career driven she was, but I did wish that she wouldn't have been so naive when it came to her supposed "friends". I think what I liked best about the book though was that there was no unnecessary drama between Bishop and Brooke. All the angst was external and allowed Brooke and Bishop to not get caught up in misunderstandings or miscommunications. They were a united front. Yes, the main drama in the book seemed to just drop into the story, but it was still an entertaining and blood boiling addition. I just wish that there would have been more resolution to that part of the story. The book also ends a little abruptly, but since I know that more books are coming in the series, I wasn't too heartbroken to not see an epilogue.I'm really excited for all the stories to come from this new cast of characters. There were many personalities introduced in Bishop, from other Vengeance players (seasoned and rookies) to a few people off the ice as well. Honestly, I can't wait to find out more about Tacker's heartbreaking past, but I'm also equally intrigued by GM Christian Rutherford, owner Dominik Carlson, and Bishop's BFF Dax. It looks like it will be a while before I see those stories though (if they do get books) since it appears the next 2 books in the series will feature Erik and Legend. It's going to be a amazing ride!*I voluntarily read an advance reader copy of this book*
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  • Nicolette (FallingOverBooks)
    January 1, 1970
    ARC received thanks to publisher & Netgalley.
  • Denise - Shh Mom's Reading®
    January 1, 1970
    Such a great intro to a NEW series! https://amzn.to/2JREEQethis is now must click series for me
  • Kim
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 to 4 starsNew City: Phoenix. New Team: Arizona Vengeance. New Men...starting with Bishop's story.Bishop Scott was traded to the new expansion team from New York along with his best friend and room mate, Dax. He is charismatic, handsome, and funny, but he is also a bit alpha and a dirty-talker. What he has not been is relationship material and is usually a one-and-done kind of guy.But one night he meets Brooke Perron in a bar and is drawn to her. After an explosive night, he took off as per h 3.5 to 4 starsNew City: Phoenix. New Team: Arizona Vengeance. New Men...starting with Bishop's story.Bishop Scott was traded to the new expansion team from New York along with his best friend and room mate, Dax. He is charismatic, handsome, and funny, but he is also a bit alpha and a dirty-talker. What he has not been is relationship material and is usually a one-and-done kind of guy.But one night he meets Brooke Perron in a bar and is drawn to her. After an explosive night, he took off as per his usual, but was actually happy to see her again the next day. And that second meeting would totally change their lives. Brooke is smart, sweet, caring, witty, and is going to be one big complication in Bishop's life. But with some quick thinking and talking they might be able to salvage the situation and pull off their own tactical maneuver. But as they are spending time together as needed to deal with the situation they created, things seem to keep changing. I liked their banter, dynamic, and chemistry.But are they changing for both of them or is someone bound to get hurt?This has a similar feel and vibe to the Cold Fury series and brings us a whole new group of guys...Dax, Erik, Legend, and my personal fave, Tacker. I certainly hope he might be getting his own book since his story was more appealing to me. I even liked the higher ups in the organization, the GM, Christian, and team owner, Dominik. But coming up next are Erik and Legend.Honestly, I felt like the conflict and drama in this one was a bit predictable and kind of superficial. Although I liked how things were handled, I also felt like the ending was a bit rushed. I would have liked to have seen another chapter or an epilogue, but I am sure we will get more with them as the series continues. I guess I just wish we got deeper in with the characters and that there were a bit more layers to it. But with that being said it is not full of a bunch or relationship angst and communication issues either which is a nice change sometimes. It is a fun, easy, sexy, hockey read, and I did like the whole new cast of characters.I received this book for free from netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Follow Me: Reviews by Tammy & Kim (Rachel and Jay) | Facebook | Twitter
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  • Heather
    January 1, 1970
    LOVED LOVED LOVED LOVEDThere's so much more to this story than the blurb implies. Bishop was one of the those characters that at times you loved him and at times you hated him. Especially when he all but demanded a friends with benefits arrangement so he could benefit from Brooke's lie. You want to hate him right then and there, I mean who wouldn't right? But then he redeems himself realizing he was talking out of anger and hadn't meant what he said. I loved how the author slowly built their rel LOVED LOVED LOVED LOVEDThere's so much more to this story than the blurb implies. Bishop was one of the those characters that at times you loved him and at times you hated him. Especially when he all but demanded a friends with benefits arrangement so he could benefit from Brooke's lie. You want to hate him right then and there, I mean who wouldn't right? But then he redeems himself realizing he was talking out of anger and hadn't meant what he said. I loved how the author slowly built their relationship from a one night stand to a friendship and then finally something more. The ending was a little bit of a let down but I'm hoping that's because we'll read more about Bishop and Brooke in later books. Can we PLEASE get Tracker's story????? Holy cow, talk about heartbreaking.
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  • Heather andrews
    January 1, 1970
    Brooke has no filter, "...I’ve had three of these daiquiris and I’m feeling frisky. Do you have any interest in getting out of here?” ****s effing *****t. I just scored the jackpot of all jackpots." Brooke can see through her man, “I wouldn’t have thought that,” I assure her. Another c*** of the eyebrow. Da*n, she’s not believing much of what I say." Brooke doesn't mind compromising on some things, “I’m not getting drunk,” I admonish him. “I have to work tomorrow.” His face falls slightly, so I Brooke has no filter, "...I’ve had three of these daiquiris and I’m feeling frisky. Do you have any interest in getting out of here?” ****s effing *****t. I just scored the jackpot of all jackpots." Brooke can see through her man, “I wouldn’t have thought that,” I assure her. Another c*** of the eyebrow. Da*n, she’s not believing much of what I say." Brooke doesn't mind compromising on some things, “I’m not getting drunk,” I admonish him. “I have to work tomorrow.” His face falls slightly, so I add, “But I’m still willing to get kinky with you tonight.” I really liked thos book, and I can't wait for the other players to get their own stories.
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  • Pamela Lilley
    January 1, 1970
    I love sports romance, hockey in particular. I’ve read loved everyone of Sawyer Bennett’s Carolina Cold Fury series, and her new hockey series following new expansion team the Arizona Vengeance has started off with a fantastic story following Bishop Scott and Brooke Perron. I have been following the real life NHL expansion team the Vegas Golden Knights all year (who doesn’t love the underdog) and I’ve got to say I feel exactly the same way about the Arizona Vengeance, I just hope at the end of t I love sports romance, hockey in particular. I’ve read loved everyone of Sawyer Bennett’s Carolina Cold Fury series, and her new hockey series following new expansion team the Arizona Vengeance has started off with a fantastic story following Bishop Scott and Brooke Perron. I have been following the real life NHL expansion team the Vegas Golden Knights all year (who doesn’t love the underdog) and I’ve got to say I feel exactly the same way about the Arizona Vengeance, I just hope at the end of the season they manage to secure the Cup, I have a sneaky feeling they may be competing against Carolina Cold Fury. Bishop has moved to Phoenix from New York and the night before his first team meeting he meets Brooke, who as it happens has also relocated recently from New York, in a bar, one thing leads to another and they both end up having the best one night stand of their lives. Of course it turns out that they both work for Arizona Vengeance and when they get caught in Brooke’s office in an embrace, by the hockey coach, who also happens to be Brook’s dad, they end up getting themselves in rather a pickle. A wonderful storyline with some very unexpected twists, a little bit of drama and a lot of super sexy time. Going up there as one of my favourite reads this year, I can’t wait for more. I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. This is my honest review.
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  • Aila
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars!I wonder when Sawyer Bennett will ever tire of writing novels surrounding hockey players? I’ve read a couple of her books in the Carolina Cold Fury series here and there, and BISHOP follows the same flirty and romantic lines. I also commend her on her research about the behind-the-scenes surrounding the game. It was interesting to see Bishop’s pregame routine and minor details that added to the competitive atmosphere. This fake-engagement, insta-attraction romance was super fun to read 3.5 stars!I wonder when Sawyer Bennett will ever tire of writing novels surrounding hockey players? I’ve read a couple of her books in the Carolina Cold Fury series here and there, and BISHOP follows the same flirty and romantic lines. I also commend her on her research about the behind-the-scenes surrounding the game. It was interesting to see Bishop’s pregame routine and minor details that added to the competitive atmosphere. This fake-engagement, insta-attraction romance was super fun to read! I suggest romance readers come into it for a sweet and light read, as the conflict is very superficial. It’s perfect for the summer to pick up and enjoy!Pros+ Brooke is so sweet and down-to-earth. I love how passionate she was in her career in merchandise, and how she was willing to do anything for her father. She also got plus points in my book for not slut-shaming.+ Although the events leading up to the fake engagement between Brooke and Bishop were not plausible, I do think the author did a good job in justifying the logic behind it and the follow-up consequences.+ Bishop is also a sweetheart, if a bit dull. He’s very charming and pretty much sets his sights on Brooke from the first look. There’s honestly a bit of an insta-romance vibe from his end.+ Love the family dynamics between Bishop’s mother and him, as well as her and Brooke. This book is very light and a fast read, so the story doesn’t delve into it a lot, but I appreciate the fact that it is there in the first place.Cons:+ The main antagonist came out of nowhere and was very oddly written in. There was no justification for her actions and she fell into terrible tropes.+ The main conflict honestly came from this antagonist, making for a weak climax.+ Because of the aforementioned conflict and climax being underwhelming, the whole story comes off as super light and therefore not something to think too hard about.All in all, a sweet addition to Bennett’s growing titles surrounding hockey players. I think hers are the only ones I really enjoy, because they blend flirty dialogue with awesome chemistry and seductive romance. Definitely recommended for romance readers on a hot summer day!Content Warning: explicit sexy timesThank you Loveswept and Netgalley for the review copy!
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  • Stace
    January 1, 1970
    3.5Requested and received an ARC from Netgalley.I won’t lie and say this covers any new ground in the “fake fiance” trope but that doesn’t make it any less enjoyable. It’s cute that these two think this fib is gonna be over and done in a few weeks. Bishop seems to fight the inevitable longer than Brooke does, but his efforts are weak at best. For the most part this book is just a solid enjoyable romance with a cast of hockey players I can’t wait to spend more time with (I’m already jonesing for 3.5Requested and received an ARC from Netgalley.I won’t lie and say this covers any new ground in the “fake fiance” trope but that doesn’t make it any less enjoyable. It’s cute that these two think this fib is gonna be over and done in a few weeks. Bishop seems to fight the inevitable longer than Brooke does, but his efforts are weak at best. For the most part this book is just a solid enjoyable romance with a cast of hockey players I can’t wait to spend more time with (I’m already jonesing for Tacker’s book and it doesn’t look like his is up any time soon) but I did have a problem with Nanette. She felt shoved into the story (as though someone suggested last minute that SB needed an antagonist) so she got added with no regard to the story that had already been built or the fact that her necessity was contradicted within a chapter of her being introduced. *big sigh* THEN to add insult to injury after enduring this weird “single white female” like character her story isn’t even wrapped up at the end. Am I the only one that thinks not every love story needs a villain? Sometimes you just want to read a boy meets girl and they eventually fall in love....no excessive drama....just two people finding their happy together with some occasional hot sex. Bishop and Brooke would have been perfect with that kind of story. Take out Nanette and add an epilogue and this would have easily been a 4-4.5 star read for me. Not sure what SB has against the epilogue but her ending always feel so abrupt that I feel like she NEEDS the epilogue just to ease the ending. Overall though a fun read and I can’t wait to get to some of the other players!
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  • Erin Lewis
    January 1, 1970
    5 star Review Bishop (Arizona Vengeance #1) by Sawyer BennettThis is the first book in a new series from Sawyer Bennett and she is off to a flying start and I do believe she has another winning series on her hands. This is Bishop Scott and Brooke Perron’s story.This is hockey at it’s finest. I loved the dynamic between Bishop and Brooke, he is sexually dominant and knows what he wants and goes after it. Hooking up for what they both expect to be a one night stand, Bishop is shocked when he finds 5 star Review Bishop (Arizona Vengeance #1) by Sawyer BennettThis is the first book in a new series from Sawyer Bennett and she is off to a flying start and I do believe she has another winning series on her hands. This is Bishop Scott and Brooke Perron’s story.This is hockey at it’s finest. I loved the dynamic between Bishop and Brooke, he is sexually dominant and knows what he wants and goes after it. Hooking up for what they both expect to be a one night stand, Bishop is shocked when he finds out that Brooke is the daughter of his new coach and even worse that she also works for the team. I was absolutely hooked on this book from the first to the last chapter and couldn’t put it down. The chemistry between these two is off the charts and I loved the banter and humour as well. Throwing up a smokescreen engagement when her father catches them kissing it was fun to see these two travel the path together as the walls between them fell.There is plenty of action on and off the ice and I cannot wait to see where Sawyer Bennett takes this team and I am excited for the next release in the series. I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher through Netgalley.
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  • Kimberley C.
    January 1, 1970
    I wanted to like this one more than I actually did. Usually I love hockey books, but I found Bishop pretty one dimensional. I thought that he went from not wanting to be with her forever to full tilt in love... and I couldn't figure out how that happened. I did end up skimming a bit, which tells me that the book wasn't for me. But I finished it, which is better than some others I won't name... And you know it's not a good sign when, for the life of me, I can't remember the heroine's first name. I wanted to like this one more than I actually did. Usually I love hockey books, but I found Bishop pretty one dimensional. I thought that he went from not wanting to be with her forever to full tilt in love... and I couldn't figure out how that happened. I did end up skimming a bit, which tells me that the book wasn't for me. But I finished it, which is better than some others I won't name... And you know it's not a good sign when, for the life of me, I can't remember the heroine's first name. 2.5 stars from me.
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  • Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
    January 1, 1970
    I loved it! Great start to a new hockey series by this author. A hot one-night-stand that turns into a fake relationship that turns into LOVE! What's not to like about that. Bishop and Brooke are great together. We meet quite a few of the teammates as well and they all look interesting. Can't wait to see their HEA as the series progresses. Great hockey. Great steamy romance. Loved Bishop the best --perfect book boyfriend material! *Complimentary copy provided via Netgalley for an honest review.
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  • Jeannine
    January 1, 1970
    It’s been a minute since I’ve read a Sawyer hockey book. Dayum I forgot how hot and sexy her hockey players are. Bishop and Broke started off with a bang and they never got boring. I thought it was a pretty good fake fiancé story. Of course there’s other hockey hotties that I can’t wait to read about. I’d say the only thing that threw me was the ending. It just sorta stopped, abruptly. I was bummed that there was no epilogue, but that’s just me. I’m an epilogue type of gal.
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  • Maria11
    January 1, 1970
    Not overly thrilled with this nook. It was an ok read. I really didn’t get into the characters. They seemed flat and their dialogue and actions almost cookie cutter. Bishop didn’t really stand out to me as someone I would like to spend time with. They both assumed that everyone around them was stupid and wouldn’t see through them. There is a ton of sex and it seemed like the story was fit around it. I love hockey and have read a few hockey stories, but again this didn’t float my boat.Received an Not overly thrilled with this nook. It was an ok read. I really didn’t get into the characters. They seemed flat and their dialogue and actions almost cookie cutter. Bishop didn’t really stand out to me as someone I would like to spend time with. They both assumed that everyone around them was stupid and wouldn’t see through them. There is a ton of sex and it seemed like the story was fit around it. I love hockey and have read a few hockey stories, but again this didn’t float my boat.Received an ARC from NetGalley.
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  • Escape into a Booksite
    January 1, 1970
    4.5RTC
  • Mila Grayson
    January 1, 1970
    Sawyer Bennett does it again! Bishop is the perfect man to launch this new franchise, Arizona Vengeance, and new series—strong and sexy, yet sweet and caring. And Brooke—smart, self-sufficient, down-to-earth and kind—is his perfect counterpart. I’ve been a long-time fan of Bennett’s Carolina Cold Fury series and it’s exciting to join a new team at the onset of its journey. ‘Fake relationships’ is one of my favorite tropes, yet there are some key pitfalls that can often turn me off. Not here. In Sawyer Bennett does it again! Bishop is the perfect man to launch this new franchise, Arizona Vengeance, and new series—strong and sexy, yet sweet and caring. And Brooke—smart, self-sufficient, down-to-earth and kind—is his perfect counterpart. I’ve been a long-time fan of Bennett’s Carolina Cold Fury series and it’s exciting to join a new team at the onset of its journey. ‘Fake relationships’ is one of my favorite tropes, yet there are some key pitfalls that can often turn me off. Not here. In Bishop, Bennett hits all of the high points and fun that comes along with these types of shenanigans. Yet at the same time, makes us believe it, because it’s never over-the-top and everyone, even those around them, has their heads on straight and calls it like it is. And the way the relationship builds between Bishop and Brooke really is perfection. Never forced, but never quite a blindside as well. Exactly as one could imagine it happening if these two found each other in the real world. Bennett makes it easy to fall in love with her stories—great development, just enough technical speak to keep the sport interesting for a layperson, some twists added in for good measure, and characters you always want more of. I read Bishop in one sitting and can’t wait for the next installment in this series. Knowing this was bound for an ongoing series made it even better to get to know those surrounding Bishop and Brooke. I want ALLLLLL of the players’ stories. And, I hope that one day, we get stories from Brooke’s dad, Coach Perron, and the sexy billionaire, Dominik Carlson, too. If she writes it, I will read. Bring on more of The Vengeance!
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  • Bookgasms Book Blog
    January 1, 1970
    Nobody mixes this sort of blistering heat and heartfelt emotion like Sawyer Bennett does. I mean, I approached this book a little skeptical. I adore Ms. Bennett's Cold Fury series, so I know she can write the heck out of a hockey book, but this one didn't grab me right away and I was afraid I was maybe in for all sexy times and no substance.Wrong.It starts with heat. And like....homina heat. And then it takes a while for things to, well, heat up emotionally. It's also the first book in a new ser Nobody mixes this sort of blistering heat and heartfelt emotion like Sawyer Bennett does. I mean, I approached this book a little skeptical. I adore Ms. Bennett's Cold Fury series, so I know she can write the heck out of a hockey book, but this one didn't grab me right away and I was afraid I was maybe in for all sexy times and no substance.Wrong.It starts with heat. And like....homina heat. And then it takes a while for things to, well, heat up emotionally. It's also the first book in a new series, so there's a bit of set-up which took a while for me to get on board with. And then, somewhere around the 25% mark, everything came together and I was 100% invested and dying for more.Honestly, this was a sweet, sexy, heartfelt story. I loved Bishop and Brooke and the sort of wide-eyed, innocent way they fell into a relationship. I mean, they're dirty dirty, so I'm not talking innocence in that sense, but they both seemed to find their evolving relationship so surprising and almost magical - and it was really hard not to be completely charmed by that. The set-up for the series to come has me dying for more. There are some fascinating secondary characters in this one, and so despite a sort of skeptical way I approached this book, I am on board for the entire series at this point. I don't know why I doubted, but I'm a believer now and a big big fan of the newly minted Arizona Vengeance. ~ Shelly, 4 Stars
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  • Jaime
    January 1, 1970
    Bishop was a cute, very quick read. There wasn't anything new or different about it, but I still liked it.The characters were okay. They both have things about them that I really like. Bishop is a sweet, fun guy who really cares for Brooke. Brooke is a nice, independent, down to earth woman. That being said, unfortunately, they were both a little boring. Bishop's personality in the beginning of the book does a 180 pretty early on. He goes from being a manwhore who wants next to nothing to do wit Bishop was a cute, very quick read. There wasn't anything new or different about it, but I still liked it.The characters were okay. They both have things about them that I really like. Bishop is a sweet, fun guy who really cares for Brooke. Brooke is a nice, independent, down to earth woman. That being said, unfortunately, they were both a little boring. Bishop's personality in the beginning of the book does a 180 pretty early on. He goes from being a manwhore who wants next to nothing to do with this fake engagement to someone who has just accepted it and is all relationship gun-ho now. It made their relationship feel inauthentic. Brooke started to get on my nerves toward the end of the book. She's an incredibly smart woman, but then she decides to trust Nanette with their secret and then believes her very fake apology. Again, it didn't make sense with her character. Furthermore, her reaction at the end after the news came out was just over the top. It was like she just decided to take responsibility for everything just for the sake of dramatics. That kind of ruined her for me.Nanette's story line felt like it was thrown in there for conflict purposes. I could see how it could have been a good plot line, but it just wasn't executed very well. Despite that, this does seem to be a promising series and I'm looking forward to reading about the other guys. It looks like Erik's book is next and will more than likely feature a certain feisty flight attendant. I will say, I can't wait for Tacker's book. That one will probably be a doozy.Overall, give this one a shot. If you liked the Cold Fury series, you'll definitely like this one.ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
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  • Reviews from the Heart (Kimberly Anne)
    January 1, 1970
    It's no real secret that I am a huge fan of Sawyer Bennett and I am super excited about this new series.Bishop begins what is sure to be a love affair with the Arizona Vengeance. He's sexy, single, and a little bit cocky. And, oh yeah, he's a hockey player. Basically, he clicked all my boxes. Enter Brooke. She's smart, driven and caring. She's just kinda, normal. Down to earth even though she's been surrounded by hockey players most of her life, she doesn't care much for the flashy player and sh It's no real secret that I am a huge fan of Sawyer Bennett and I am super excited about this new series.Bishop begins what is sure to be a love affair with the Arizona Vengeance. He's sexy, single, and a little bit cocky. And, oh yeah, he's a hockey player. Basically, he clicked all my boxes. Enter Brooke. She's smart, driven and caring. She's just kinda, normal. Down to earth even though she's been surrounded by hockey players most of her life, she doesn't care much for the flashy player and she definitely doesn't chase the jersey. A hockey player in a new city, with a new team. A woman just trying to recover from tragedy. I really think I'm going to love this new series. Bishop was a fairly quick read with just a touch of drama. The characters were authentic and I loved their banter. There is plenty of swoon, and the sexy times we've come to expect from this author do not disappoint. I thought that Bishop and Brooke had great chemistry and I really enjoyed the way their relationship evolved. There were some great moments between the holds nothing back, sassy Brooke and the flirty, swoony Bishop. I can't wait to get to know the rest of the players. Bennett did a great job setting up the series in a way that leaves of begging for more. ~ Kimberly Anne
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  • Elizarey
    January 1, 1970
    If you have read my past Sawyer Bennett reviews you know that I am a huge fan! I have a lot of her books and in every review I always is this one word to describe her... consistent! Bennett is probably the most consistent author I have read from. All her books are enjoyable, romantic, humorous and easy to read. Oh and let’s not forget sexy!!! Her books are definitely hot! Bishop and Brooke has amazing chemistry and I was obsessed with their coupling from the start. It was fun to see how easy it If you have read my past Sawyer Bennett reviews you know that I am a huge fan! I have a lot of her books and in every review I always is this one word to describe her... consistent! Bennett is probably the most consistent author I have read from. All her books are enjoyable, romantic, humorous and easy to read. Oh and let’s not forget sexy!!! Her books are definitely hot! Bishop and Brooke has amazing chemistry and I was obsessed with their coupling from the start. It was fun to see how easy it was for them to fall into that boyfriend/girlfriend headspace. This book is a definite page turner you will want to see what’s going to happen and follow the story to the end. I finished the book in just a few hours! I hardly do that anymore. Bishop is the first book in this brand new NHL series called Arizona Vengence. We are introduced to a lot of team mates and I already have my eye on two of them! If you like sports romance you will definitely love Bishop and Sawyers other NHL series. There is a great balance between hockey and romance.
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    January 1, 1970
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  • Ofelia
    January 1, 1970
    Loved it!!! If there was a way to give a book more the 5 stars I would. I just love all of Sawyer Bennett’s work and Bishop was no different. I was hooked from the very beginning and I really couldn’t make my self put the book down. Bishop and Brooke might have only planned to have a one night stand and nothing more but when Bishop sees Brooke at the arena the next day it’s like fate and nothing will stop him at spending more time with her. Brooke might have lied and told her father they were en Loved it!!! If there was a way to give a book more the 5 stars I would. I just love all of Sawyer Bennett’s work and Bishop was no different. I was hooked from the very beginning and I really couldn’t make my self put the book down. Bishop and Brooke might have only planned to have a one night stand and nothing more but when Bishop sees Brooke at the arena the next day it’s like fate and nothing will stop him at spending more time with her. Brooke might have lied and told her father they were engaged/ on a serious relationship but as they spend more time together and get to know each other better they both realize that what they though was a fake relationship is now very real. Brooke and Bishop might not have planned to fall in love but sometime you find love when you least expect it. Bishop was an amazing, addictive read and I can’t wait to read Erik’s story. A must read!!!***Received this ARC by NetGalley as an exchange for an honest review.
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  • Kristin ~ Book Lovers Obsession
    January 1, 1970
    OMG!! A new hockey series from Sawyer Bennett!! I LOVED this book!! The Arizona Vengeance is the new franchise in the NHL and Bishop Scott is one of the stars of the team. Brooke Perron is the coach's daughter, team services assistant, and Bishop's one night stand that he can't stop thinking about. Just as Bishop thinks fate has stepped in to give him the best green light of his life, Brooke's father walks in on them and before she knows it, Brooke has committed herself to Bishop before they kno OMG!! A new hockey series from Sawyer Bennett!! I LOVED this book!! The Arizona Vengeance is the new franchise in the NHL and Bishop Scott is one of the stars of the team. Brooke Perron is the coach's daughter, team services assistant, and Bishop's one night stand that he can't stop thinking about. Just as Bishop thinks fate has stepped in to give him the best green light of his life, Brooke's father walks in on them and before she knows it, Brooke has committed herself to Bishop before they know anything more than off the charts chemistry. Can what starts as a fake relationship become something very real? Be sure to check out this new series by the amazing Sawyer Bennett. A whole new team of HOT alpha men and the strong women that put them in their places.
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  • Darcy
    January 1, 1970
    I wasn't sure of this book as the "engagement" farce was laid out at the start. I get why Brooke said what she did, it was a good way to protect Bishop, but you knew it would blow up. I have to say it did blow up about the way that I thought it would, although I sort of expected Bishop to be more involved in some sort of messiness with the blow up.What I did really like about this one was that neither Brooke of Bishop really fought the fake engagement. I think a lot of that had to due with the c I wasn't sure of this book as the "engagement" farce was laid out at the start. I get why Brooke said what she did, it was a good way to protect Bishop, but you knew it would blow up. I have to say it did blow up about the way that I thought it would, although I sort of expected Bishop to be more involved in some sort of messiness with the blow up.What I did really like about this one was that neither Brooke of Bishop really fought the fake engagement. I think a lot of that had to due with the connection they felt. I liked that they used to time to get to know each other and actually really date.I liked how this one ended, liked that the nasty person didn't cause near the amount of damage they planned and how dad proved, you should never bullshit a dad, they know all!
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