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Tacker

(Arizona Vengeance #5)

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I am not okay.

Fifteen months ago, my life was turned upside down when the plane I was piloting went down. Injured and trapped in the wreckage, I had to watch my fiancée die a painfully slow death, which is something that can really mess with your head.

Since that day, I’ve had little desire to do much of anything. Except play hockey, that is. Because that is the one place
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Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 348 pages
Published November 5th 2019 by Big Dog Books, LLC
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Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****FOUR STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided By Author}



”She turned on a fucking light in my darkroom. She’s the one who flipped the switch.”





It feels like it’s been an eternity’s worth of waiting to finally get Tacker Hall’s story. He’s the one Arizona Vengeance player that has intrigued me from the start. His life was turned upside down when he lost his beautiful fiancé in a plane crash. He was the pilot! In Tacker’s book, we learn just how deeply tortured he is and we finally find out what
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Sabrina
NOW LIVE!
Amazon US * Amazon UK



Tacker brought all the feels to this series and I absolutely adored it. Tacker Hall is having a hard time dealing with the pain of losing his fiance in a plane crash. A plane that he was piloting and was then stuck in while his fiance died next to him. When his grief gets too out of control he's sent to therapy in the hopes that he'll learn how to cope and be able to love hockey again. And with the help of his therapist, Nora Wayne, he may even learn to love more th
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Wendy'sThoughts
May 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Sawyer Bennett Fans, Hockey, Romance
5 Worth the Wait Stars
* * * * * Spoiler Free
When pain and loss are so intense, how can you manage to believe things could ever be good again...For those of us who have been following the series, Tacker has been a serious part of the team and the progression. Since the series has used the same timeframe for each book, the desire to know more about Tacker has been building.

Sawyer Bennett is a master and with each teammate's story we have been led to this moment; we are primed and ready for Tacker
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Jessica Alcazar
This is the eighth time I have put my fingers to the keyboard to write a review since the day I finished like three weeks ago, but only the first time I've done it without having a cryfest, so progress ... stay tuned because I have things to say
Sawyer Bennett
Jun 20, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
** LIVE! **

Will Tacker overcome his demons and help lead the Vengeance to victory, or will his personal losses put his career on ice?

☑️ He's a professional hockey player spiraling following the death of his fiancee
☑️ She's the team-appointed therapist tasked with helping him move forward
☑️ A forbidden love
☑️ A second chance at happiness

Download TACKER now:
Amazon | Nook | Apple | Google | Kobo | Paperback | Audible (narrated by Stephen Dexter and Lucy Rivers)



I am not okay.

Fifteen months ago, my l
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DJ Sakata
Nov 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sport-romance
Favorite Quotes:

“You hurt her, and I will kill you. Even though I like you, I will kill you very dead. Take your body out in the desert and dump it. No one will find you.” I don’t laugh. He’s quite serious, and I respect him for it. “I’ll do my best.”

“Just be quiet,” I snap. “Or I’m going to call MaryBeth Henson to come and watch over you this afternoon while I go feed the horses.” A slight tinge of fear seeps into Raul’s expression. She showed up yesterday with a bag of knitting, then promptly
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Syndi
Nov 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Alright, the story of Tacker. The most dramatic and tragic of the hero in this series. I like this book better than the previous one. The journey of Tacker finding his own forgiveness and acceptance ( the first of 50%) of this book,is really touching.

It packs with words of wisdom. I like Nora who plays the fierce therapist for Tacker. She really brings the sunshine into Tacker 's life again. However the second half of the story, where they embark into the romance, i lost bit interest. There is
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Sarina Bowen
Did you see that Sawyer's new hockey book is live? This one looks ANGSTY. Whew! Get the tissues. The hero watched his fiancée die. So we already know he'll be on the struggle bus when he meets The One. Since then he's lived only for hockey. (So he's our kind of guy already.)
Bring it on, Tacker. I can take it!
book bruin
Nov 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
Edited 11/11/19

Audiobook Review
Overall 4 stars
Performance 4 stars
Story 4 stars

Listening to the audiobook of Tacker definitely heightened the emotions and experience for me. Stephen Dexter was wonderful as gruff and closed off Tacker. His deep voice was a great fit and I found both his male and female voices enjoyable. Lucy Rivers complemented Stephen Dexter's narration well, but I did find her a little monotone/robotic at times. Overall, a terrific listen and a fantastic way to enjoy Tacker's st
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Dali
Sawyer Bennett continues her energetic and captivating Arizona Vengeance series with this tale of angry, broken Tacker Hall, NHL star, and Nora Wayne, the woman who helped him find happiness again.

Tacker has been a lost character in previous novels because of the guilt and sadness caused when the plane he was piloting crashed and slowly killed his fiancée. Hockey has been his only solace, but outside it his poor decisions have put his career in danger and now he’s been order to get professional
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MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Oct 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
4 Stars!
(ARC provided by author)

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Tacker Hall plays professional hockey for the expansion team the Arizona Vengeance in Phoenix, Arizona. Fifteen months ago his entire life was thrown upside down when he was in a plane crash, and lost his fiancé. Now he’s just struggling to get by, and doesn’t really care about anything other than hockey. Being on the ice was the only thing that momentarily cleared his head. Tired of suffering from nightmares, and drowning in pain, he makes a mistake that coul
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1-Click Addict Support Group
Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Heart-hitting romance...

I have been waiting impatiently (I admit it) for Tacker’s story since he was introduced to the Vengeance hockey family. The short glimpses of him painted a picture of a man in pain, lost in grief…

Tacker had pulled away from everyone and everything. He had to face his loss, his past, or his future was very much in jeopardy. Hearing his voice, feeling his pain, meant I felt everything right along with him as he worked hard to get it together. Nora came into his life at prec
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Cami
Apr 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.25 Stars!!

I’m not sure why I never did my review of this book but here it goes….

Tacker’s story was one I was really wanting to know. He was so haunted and sad in the other books yet you could tell he was a good guy. Clearly he was getting further in his depressed state and intent on self-destruction. I was a bit worried that this story would not live up to the hype in my own head.

SB makes it very obvious that Tacker was madly in love with his fiancée before she died in a plane crash, which i
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Irene
4.5 stars

So many feels for Tacker by Sawyer Bennett!
It's beautifully written, the storyline held my interest from start to end and my heart broke for both Tacker and Nora.

Watching the pain and guilt Tacker was going through was gut wrenching. He was a broken man who had lost his way after losing his fiancee in a horrible plane accident :(
Not happy at being forced into therapy by his Hockey Management Tacker finds himself slowly opening up to Nora. Nora has a beautiful and caring heart that has
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Rachel Dyken
Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
** NEW FROM SAWYER BENNETT **

Will Tacker overcome his demons and help lead the Vengeance to victory, or will his personal losses put his career on ice?

☑️ He's a professional hockey player spiraling following the death of his fiancee
☑️ She's the team-appointed therapist tasked with helping him move forward
☑️ A forbidden love
☑️ A second chance at happiness

Download TACKER now:
Amazon | Nook | Apple | Google | Kobo | Paperback | Audible (narrated by Stephen Dexter and Lucy Rivers)



I am not okay.
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Tpagirl Loves Romance
Tacker was the fifth book in Sawyer Bennett’s Arizona Vengeance NHL series.

Wow! We met Tacker previously and I knew it would be an emotional roller coaster and it was! Tacker was an emotional mess having lost the love of his life two weeks before their wedding in a plane crash that he had piloted. He was barely surviving and hockey was his only functioning activity.

Nora was a therapist and had experienced her own horrific tragedy as a child. She survived and was tasked with helping Tacker.

I lov
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Ilsa Madden-Mills

** NEW FROM SAWYER BENNETT **

Will Tacker overcome his demons and help lead the Vengeance to victory, or will his personal losses put his career on ice?

☑️ He's a professional hockey player spiraling following the death of his fiancee
☑️ She's the team-appointed therapist tasked with helping him move forward
☑️ A forbidden love
☑️ A second chance at happiness

Download TACKER now:
Amazon | Nook | Apple | Google | Kobo | Paperback | Audible (narrated by Stephen Dexter and Lucy Rivers)

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Erin Lewis
Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 star Review Tacker (Arizona Vengeance #5) by Sawyer Bennett

AUDIO REVIEW:

Narrated by Stephen Dexter and Lucy Rivers, I found myself listening well into the night. I knew going into reading Tacker that this was going to be an emotional roller coaster of a story and Sawyer Bennett did not disappoint.  In fact even though I read the e-book, I still wasn’t prepared for how much more intense it would be and how my emotions would be affected when listening to the story.
 
I was absolutely hooked on thi
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K. Bromberg
** NEW FROM SAWYER BENNETT **

Will Tacker overcome his demons and help lead the Vengeance to victory, or will his personal losses put his career on ice?

☑️ He's a professional hockey player spiraling following the death of his fiancee
☑️ She's the team-appointed therapist tasked with helping him move forward
☑️ A forbidden love
☑️ A second chance at happiness

Download TACKER now:
Amazon | Nook | Apple | Google | Kobo | Paperback | Audible (narrated by Stephen Dexter and Lucy Rivers)



I am not okay.
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Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
"Two people who weren't looking for anything, yet found something anyway."

Tacker...sigh. He's so broken. I've been waiting for him to get his own book, so drawn to him, feeling his pain. And yeah, I kinda wanted to spend some more time with the rest of the Arizona Vengeance family as well.

The only way Tacker can shut out the pain is to shut out everything else as well. Everything except hockey. When he's on the ice is the only time he's free, focused on something other than his loss. But, if
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Bookgasms Book Blog
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shelly
Is it weird that I want to give this book a standing ovation?

It was just…so perfectly done. So beautifully written and so emotionally fulfilling. It was absolutely everything I was hoping for and my heart is overflowing with feels.

Sometimes it happens, when you get to the most anticipated book of a given series, that the story doesn’t live up to the hype. My heart wrapped itself around Tacker over and over again as I encountered him in each of the previous Arizona Vengeance books. I ached for hi
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Melissa B (bookaddict_fanatic)
I've been anticipating Tacker's story since he first showed up in the series because I just knew his story would be a beautiful journey no matter how heart-wrenching it would be. Tacker has seen and experienced tragedy that left him broken and ready to give up until he meets a kindred soul. He begins a journey of self discovery and realizes along the way that he can still feel, love and hold onto the memories of his first love. Tacker's story gave me ALL THE FEELS! Sawyer gave us a beautiful hea ...more
Kennedy Ryan
** NEW FROM SAWYER BENNETT **



Will Tacker overcome his demons and help lead the Vengeance to victory, or will his personal losses put his career on ice?



☑️ He's a professional hockey player spiraling following the death of his fiancee

☑️ She's the team-appointed therapist tasked with helping him move forward

☑️ A forbidden love

☑️ A second chance at happiness



Download TACKER now:

Amazon | Nook | Apple | Google | Kobo | Paperback | Audible (narrated by Stephen Dexter and Lucy Rivers)







I am not okay.

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✰  BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
Woot! Another Sawyer Bennett hockey hottie to add to my collection!

This book right here is the one I have been waiting for since the start of the Arizona Vengeance series. Tacker Hall stole my heart back in Bishop, and I have been impatiently awaiting his book since.

With what we have learned of him so far, I was expecting this book to completely rip my heart out and have it stomped on.

I was wonderfully surprised that this wasn't the case. Sure, this book is heavy on the emotions, however we we
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Auntee
Can't get enough of this series...
Manoela
3.7 Stars

I've been waiting for Tacker's story since the first book in this series and was glad to finally get my hands on it.

Tacker is a character that my heart broke for him in previous books knowing he had lost his fiancee, but in this book seeing the details of what happened that feeling only intensified.And with each page of the book that he would gradually forgive himself and come back to life, it was impossible not to be happy for him. And Nora was a fantastic character who went through tr
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Aisha
Nov 16, 2019 rated it did not like it
This is more of therapy book than romance. H/h have 0 chemistry.

She is his therapist. As a professional, she has failed in setting boundaries.

Even when the H needed time before having sex she got condoms and went to visit him? No.

I have read a lot of taboo romance but this felt completely off.

Maybe because i am a Behavioral Analyst, so this might simply be a case of "it's me not the book".

Also, the ending felt rushed. No epilogue, just a hospital scene.

One star is for the back story. I'm ho
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Meghan Quinn
** NEW FROM SAWYER BENNETT **



Will Tacker overcome his demons and help lead the Vengeance to victory, or will his personal losses put his career on ice?



☑️ He's a professional hockey player spiraling following the death of his fiancee

☑️ She's the team-appointed therapist tasked with helping him move forward

☑️ A forbidden love

☑️ A second chance at happiness



Download TACKER now:

Amazon | Nook | Apple | Google | Kobo | Paperback | Audible (narrated by Stephen Dexter and Lucy Rivers)







I am not okay.

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Heroesinbooks
4.5 Tacker and Nora Stars

I have been waiting with great anticipation for this book. Tacker has featured in the other novels in the series and we have seen him drop to the very depths of his grief and he seemed hell bent on a path of self destruction. I think the author took two big risks with this book. Firstly, whenever there is the death of a previous partner there is the chance that the new love interest , our Hero or heroine , will not be loved as much or just not measure up to the person wh
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