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(Arizona Vengeance #8)

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Are you ready for Kane Bellan’s story?

I have a problem.

Potential problem?

I’m not really sure. Here’s the deal.

There’s this girl—isn’t that how it always starts?—and her name is Mollie. I like her. I mean really like her. I hope that doesn’t make me seem less manly than my professional hockey player persona implies. But here’s the issue—she’s my best friend. The one pers
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 316 pages
Published September 15th 2020 by Big Dog Books, LLC
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MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Sep 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
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4.5 "Best Friends Forever" stars!
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Kane Bellan is a professional hockey player who was traded a few months ago to the Arizona Vengeance. He now lives in Phoenix, but a lot of his time is spent on the road. He enjoys the single life and doesn't really do the whole commitment thing. The only girl he has room for in his heart is his best friend Mollie. She's the one person he can always count on and they've shared a strong bond since college. He would do anything for her,
Feb 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Sawyer Bennett Fans, Hockey, Romance
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I have followed all of the series Sawyer Bennett has done with hockey teams. I have loved all of the books and there is a comfort in reading them. Oh, there will be chemistry, hot times, sexy hockey players, and most importantly, women who have strength, a sure mind, and the ability to live on their own. It is the coming together of these couples and how they recognize their feelings that capture our hearts.

Many of the past books had couples with seriou
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Kane is the eight book in Sawyer Bennett's Arizona Vengeance series but can be read as a standalone with no problem. The story follows Kane and Mollie, best friends in college that stayed close even after they were apart on their own travels. Kane with his hockey team and Mollie exploring the world for her travel blog. When Mollie comes back home and stays for Kane while she decides on her next move their friendship grows to more and it brought so many feels.

I love
Sawyer Bennett
Sep 15, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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Kane is pretty new in Arizona but he likes it there.

Then there's Mollie. She's been his best friend since college.

She's a travel blogger and currently living in his guest room with her dog Samson.

Something happened on her travels and she needs a place to relax for a bit.

They've only ever been friends ...



Another adorable and funny and slightly heartbreaking story in this great hockey series.

I really enjoyed reading it.

I loved that we don't have this typic
Sawyer Bennett crafts a delightfully sexy and heartfelt romance that delves into the much debated question can a man and a woman truly be best friends?

Plot: Professional hockey player Kane Bellan has never twice about the fact that his best friend is a girl. Of course there are a lot of skeptics out there, but ever since he met Mollie in college 10 years ago their friendship has been rock solid. But when his travel blogger friend shows up on his doorstep fearful because of a problem with an ex-
Nicolette (FallingOverBooks)
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Jeeves Reads Romance
I've been loving this series as a whole, but this is the weak link for me. Friends to lovers is a favorite trope of mine - when it's executed a certain way. Unfortunately, these two come together in a way that lacks any sort of tension; it's all too easy and makes for a storyline that feels like filler. Our couple goes from sleeping with other people to love in a matter of days, and that's endlessly frustrating for me. However, Bennett is a skilled writer, so I still loved the team moments and t ...more
Bookgasms Book Blog
Aug 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Ooooh, this was delicious!

Pure, low angst, high heat, blissfully romantic friends-to-lovers goodness!

I am a longtime fan of the Arizona Vengeance series (honestly, all of Sawyer Bennett’s hockey romances) and this was another stellar offering. I love how each one brings its own distinct flavor. Some are full of emotion, some are a little dark, and some – like this one – are just easy, sweet romance.

There was an element of suspense in this story. It didn’t hijack the romance storyline and it reso
Kim Whitehead
Aug 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Gahhh!! Kane and Mollie were explosive! Such a warm and loving story! Sawyer Bennett transports you to the world of Kane! Friendship turns to love and difficult decisions were made! A glimpse into future events, which has me ecstatic about what’s to come! Such an awesome book! As in the words of Kane, written by Sawyer, “ It was fucking stupendous and you know it!”
Nadine Bookaholic
Kane is a relatively new member of the Arizona Vengeance but in his short time there he has gotten to know his teammates pretty well and is fearful that there is something in the water because they are all starting to drop....I mean settle down. I found this rather hysterical because some women think that when their friends start becoming pregnant so it was rather funny that he thought this when his friends started getting into serious relationships.

Mollie and Kane's story is a sweet and steamy
book bruin
Sep 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Audiobook Review
Overall 4 stars
Performance 4 stars
Story 4 stars

Revisiting this story via audiobook was really fun. Lessa Lamb is a new to me narrator and I thought she was really wonderful as Mollie. Her male and female voices were great and she had good range/variety as she voiced the different characters. I've listened to a few other titles by Jeremy York and he always gives a solid performance. I'm not sure he truly fit Kane's carefree personality, but it was still an enjoyable
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Sep 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Best friends to lovers…

Arizona Vengeance is back! Let the cheering begin! This family of players and their partners never fails to provide a ‘forget the world’ read and Kane and Mollie did just that…

This is one of my favourite tropes and their besties to lovers’ journey/ hockey romance had a bit of suspense thrown in as well. Kane was a pro hockey player but stayed grounded, in part, with Mollie’s help. They could talk about anything and weathered all the storms. They ‘got’ each other. So when M
Romance Schmomance (Malia)
3.5/5 -- friends to lovers is a trope that I usually struggle with, so I was already a little nervous to get into this one. A big part of it is how the transition goes from being friends and then into a relationship. I wasn't sure what way I wanted it to go, but it felt a little a bit easy for me.

The one thing I do love about this trope is the friendship history that the main characters have and these two definitely have the best friendship. You can definitely understand the reasons why, they ne
***5 Stars***

This baby made my bookishaf heart all kinds of happy!
The friends to lovers journey made my romance loving heart all kinds of happy, there was good does of drama that gave me some time with a few favs from another series AND I got to catch up with some favs and get to know some of the side characters better as well as meet a new one who may just rival my main man Tacker when we finally get to into his story.

I loved Kane and Mollie. Kane is simply a good man. He sweet, charming an
4.5 stars

Kane by Sawyer Bennett, is a well written and entertaining friends to lovers romance and I really enjoyed it.

I enjoyed the storyline, it held my interest from start to end and I loved watching the relationship between Kane and Mollie unfold. They made me smile and swoon and I loved how they were able to make their careers work plus be in a loving relationship.


Overall, Kane is a great addition to the Arizona Vengeance series and I highly recommend it.

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Kane was the eighth book in the Arizona Vengeance series by Sawyer Bennett.

Kane Bellan was the second line center for the NHL expansion team, the Arizona Vengeance. We met him in the previous book as a new member of the team who played hard both on and off the ice. We also learned that he had a female best friend that despite the protests from his teammates, they both insisted they were just best friends forever and nothing romantic. Enter Mollie.

Mollie Callister was a free spirit who traveled t
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When two people have been besties for years, how do they go from best friends to lovers? This is the reality for Kane and Mollie. As the story opens, Kane is actually at the end of a booty call with one of his friends-with-benefits when Mollie shows up. But his affection for Mollie is clear when he welcomes her with open arms with hardly a second thought to the other woman standing right there! I found their friendship to be pure and sweet and based on mutual affection and love.

I will admit thou
Melissa  ❤️ bookaddict_fanatic
Sawyer never disappoints when it comes to these Arizona Vengeance players!!! Each book in this series has been explosive with chemistry and this story was no exception. Kane and Mollie's story was a fun, sexy read with a side of suspense but captured your attention from beginning to end. If you love a great bestfriends to lovers read then you'll definitely want to grab this book! Plus it's always great to catch up with all your favorite Vengeance players and a side of your favorite Jameson Force ...more
Jessica Alcazar
Aug 18, 2020 marked it as blog-on-deck

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Jenn Amy
Sep 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
4 stars!

Kane Bellan is the newest addition to the Arizona Vengeance Hockey team. He was traded to the team last season and was a part of getting the team to the Stanley Cup in the previous season. He is now a valued new player. He is settling into his new life in Arizona. He as been focused on his new team, and getting to know his teammates and building friendships with them. He has had very little time for relationships. He may hookup with the odd woman but doesn't get in the habit of forming a
Aug 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
Kane Bellan was a last minute trade last year, but ended up helping them win the Stanley Cup. He is now a valued member of the Arizona Vengeance and has made new friends on his team. He has not had time for real relationships due to hockey and just settles with inconsistent hookups.

When his best friend, Mollie Callister unexpectedly shows up on his doorstep needing a place to stay, he is excited, surprised, and concerned. And his concern only grows when he finds out why she is hiding out with h
Sep 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Kane Bellan is new to the Arizona Vengeance, having moved from the Carolina Cold Fury. He’s never been a great one for relationships, favouring a few benefit calls, but that suits him & his hectic hockey lifestyle.

Mollie Callister is a travel blogger who has enjoyed visiting the world with her converted van & trusted dog, Samson. Following an incident on route, she rushes back to her best friends door, seeking comfort.

Kane & Mollie have been firm friends since college & whilst both having deeper
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ARC received from author for an honest review

Now that my beloved Canes are out of the Cup finals, I need to get my hockey fix through my books.

And Ms Bennett's hockey hotties are some of the best out there.

I love all a friends-to-lovers story, and when besties Kane and Mollie take that step it is all very cute, and maybe this is just my thing, but maybe things were just a little toooo easy? Gah, who know what I am thinking. I know they have known each other for a decade so that takes out all t
Sep 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Mollie needs a place to land as she sorts out what her next steps are after her long term relationship imploded in a huge way. She knows she could go to her parents, but running to Kane feels safer. He has always been her best friend and right now she needs to hide somewhere not connected to family.

Kane is a newer member of the Arizona Vengeance but has settled into his place on the team. His life is hockey, with little time for relationships, which works for him. When Mollie shows up earlier t
Linda (un)Conventional Bookworms
Friends to lovers is one of my favorite sub-tropes in a romance, and I absolutely loved the story of Kane and Mollie. They had known each other for a very long time, and apart from one night where they crossed a line in college, they've been best friends. Telling each other about their SOs and sharing every important thing in their life.
Then, something happens to Mollie, and she shows up on Kane's doorstep. And they both feel a little bit different this time. Not only because they're both single
Kara Hildebrand (Two Book Pushers)
Kane is the eighth book in the Arizona Vengeance series by Sawyer Bennett. I'm loving this series and Kane is a perfect addition to it! This is the start of the second line players and I'm all swoony and giddy over Kane. This is a best friends to lovers series and it was sweet, sexy and meaningful. Kane and Mollie have been best friends for a long time. They share their lives, their hopes and dreams and they just get each other. When Mollie needs a place to stay for a while, she shows up on Kane ...more
Sep 16, 2020 rated it liked it
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I liked this one, although I wasn't sure with how it started, Kane going from one woman's arms to another. It worked because it wasn't creepy and he didn't jump into bed with the second woman instantly. It also helped that they had a 10 year friendship to build on.

I liked that when Mollie need to feel safe she went to Kane and he gave her the room until she was ready to tell him what happened. That really seemed to flip a switch him Kane, one that really changed after Mollie went on a date with
Three Chicks
Sep 08, 2020 rated it liked it
Review by Trinette Dungee

The latest member of the Arizona Vengeance to fall claim to his heart is Kane Ballen. When Kane’s best friend Mollie shows up unexpectedly on his doorstep, he’s ecstatic. They’ve been best friends for years, since they met freshman year of college. Even after Kane was drafted into the NHL and Mollie’s career took off as a travel-blogger they remained close. They may not have physically seen each other much with their schedules, but their bond was never broken. They share
Jill M
Sep 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
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**Audio Review**

Let me first say that Jeremy York and Lessa Lamb were fabulous. This was the first I heard of them and they did a wonderful job bringing Kane and Mollie to life. They gave this listen a fun and flirty feel.

Sawyer Bennett once again gave us a fabulous story in the Arizona Vengeance series. Kane is another one of his teammates to fall and it was a sweet and swoony journey to watch him fall. Mollie was a spitfire and I think she balanced Kane out. Together they were on fire. The con
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