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 Brooke knows she pulled that out of her a but she didn't want Bishop to get into trouble with her dad 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.
Bishop Arizona Vengeance, 1 https: Erik Arizona Vengeance, 2 https: Legend Arizona Vengeance, 3 https: 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 View all 8 comments. Jun 26, Elizabeth rated it really liked it Shelves: 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. 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! 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.
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. View all 16 comments. 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! 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. It was sexy, and full of passion and unexpected love.
I can't wait for Erik's book up next! View all 18 comments. Aug 09, Sabrina rated it really liked it Shelves: Instead I found this book to be a pretty light read without the distraction of too much angst. Bishop and Brooke were a great couple and I really liked how they didn't fight the strong connection they had together. The chemistry was off the charts hot and made this book very intriguing. The heat level was a lot higher than I though it would be but I am definitely not complaining about that fact. I loved seeing how crazy Bishop and Brooke were for each other and how that passion in the bedroom turned into something much deeper.
Overall, I think Bishop was a great start to this new series and I can't wait to see what else will come of it. There was a really good setup for the other characters that will be getting a book and I'm excited to read their own stories. ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review. View all 9 comments. Aug 12, Natalie The Biblioholic rated it really liked it. When a one-night stand can turn into your happily ever after Bishop Scott has started on a brand new team, the Arizona Vengeance, after a successful career in New York.
After the most incredible sex of his life, Bishop is ready to play his heart out on the ice. When he enters the arena, he finds the woman he spent the night with and he feels as if fate stepped in to make things sweet for him. He's ready to pick up where they left off and she seems willing Brooke Perron has left her cushy life in New York to offer support to her grieving father in Phoenix. After a co-worker fails to show up at the bar, she invites a hot stranger to her bed and has the most amazing sex of her life.
Starting a new job for the Arizona Vengeance, she's surprised to see Bishop at her work place. It's like kismet or something. He brings her into a passionate embrace that may have led to more if her father hadn't walked in. To save face and maybe protect Bishop from the fallout of her father's temper, she lies and tells her dad that they're engaged. And that's how a one-night stand turns into a fake relationship and then into forever. These characters were so adorable. They were incredibly likeable and the development of their relationship was almost natural.
You know, aside from the fact that it was fake. But it was obvious, almost from the start, how NOT fake their feelings for one another were. And Bishop surprised the heck out of me with how sensual, dominant, and dirty he was. I found love for all of the characters, including the side ones and I'm excited to get to read their stories when they come out.
August 14, Genre: View all 4 comments. Aug 05, Julie rated it liked it Shelves: Reviewed for Harlequin Junkies. Look for spotlights, reviews and giveaways at: Aug 15, Carol rated it really liked it Shelves: Sweet, lighthearted, fun and easy reading. Bishop and Brooke were a good match with a ton of sexual chemistry, entertaining story but I felt the need to deduct a quarter of a star for the books rather abrupt ending. I don't really even need to look at the blurb anymore for this author's books. I always like them and I always finish them.
ARC received from netgalley in exchange for an honest revi 3. ARC received from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.. 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. 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? 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. Well, I would've preferred something a bit different - maybe football or rockstars - I don't like hockey all that much Lots of eye candy. 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! A lot of other players were introduced - there's a lot of material in Phoenix! When will we get his book?! It wasn't mega bad this time - but I still have to mention it. So please don't be worried or just scroll down and don't read the following 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 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! I'm so excited that we have a new hockey series to look forward to from Sawyer Bennett. Maybe not at first, but the more time he spent with Brooke the more I loved how he treated her. For having a fake relationship, he was a great boyfriend to her.
So many times you see sports players equals tons of other women drama. While we do have that, I didn't mind it at all. In fact, I'm glad it was there because Bishops reactions to it was exactly what I want to see happen when faced wit I'm so excited that we have a new hockey series to look forward to from Sawyer Bennett. In fact, I'm glad it was there because Bishops reactions to it was exactly what I want to see happen when faced with a woman trying to interfere.
It's one of the biggest reasons I loved Bishop. Brooke was a very sweet and mature heroine despite her silly reaction to her father catching her with Bishop. There were a few times she could have reacted badly and instead was calm and mature. This ended up being a fun read.
I am a little worried about Erik's story next. He came off as a major player in this book. It will be interesting to see where the author takes his story. View all 6 comments. Aug 14, Jenny - TotallybookedBlog rated it liked it. An abundance of heat, alpha blokes, romance and an exhilarating sports experience as she takes us behind the scenes, into the dressing room, and on the ice with these hockey hunks as they put their bodies and their hearts on the line.
A sexy sports romance told in dual pov. Bishop Scott is as talented on the ice as he is off it. Being traded to start up franchise team The Arizona Vengeance, Bishop leaves New York and a string of one night stands to begin a new career in Phoenix. A one night stand with a stranger turns out to be none other than his new Coaches daughter, Brooke Perron who has left a successful fashion job in New York, a life she loved, to be with her Dad in Phoenix. After being caught in a compromising position in Brookes office by the Coach, Brooke blurts out that she and Bishop are engaged and met in New York — much to the bewilderment of her father, who had never heard his daughter so much as mention Bishop.
Together Brooke and Bishop enjoy the physical side of their fake relationship and they certainly burn up the pages, however, as these things go, Bishop and Brooke begin to develop real feelings for one another. We did feel the Nanette storyline detracted from Brooke and Bishop somewhat and thought it was a little unnecessary as Brooke and Bishop more than held the story together.
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The other issue we had was the lack of an epilogue. We really would have loved a little peek into their future and felt it would have finished their story off beautifully. Bishop was an entertaining and very, very steamy read and a great start to the Arizona Vengeance series. One character, in particular, HAS to get a book!
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. This one was a winner! It didn't take much to get me excited about this book. Once I saw Sawyer Bennett's name on the cover and saw that it was about a hockey player, I knew that I had to read it.
The fact that it is the first book in a new series is even better. I have really enjoyed the Cold Fury Hockey series but I was looking forward to meeting a new group of characters. I ended up having such a good time with Bishop! Bishop has been added to the new expansion team, the Arizona Vengeance, and is new in town. The whole team has just been put together and he is excited to see how things will work out.
He goes out to a local bar the night before his first team meeting and meets Brooke. The two end up spending one very steamy night together. Turns out Brooke is the coach's daughter and an employee of the team and things are not as simple as they thought it was going to be. When Brooke tells her father they are engaged, Bishop doesn't know what to think.
I don't always spend a lot of time reading book descriptions so I had no idea that this book was going to have a fake relationship. I love the fake relationship trope lately so I was really excited to see it play out in this book. These two had such great chemistry with each other so it was really no hardship for them to have to spend a little bit of extra time with each other. This fake relationship started looking pretty real to me rather quickly. I really liked the characters. Bishop and Brooke were both new in town, having moved to Arizona to be a part of the new team.
Brooke is dealing with a few more changes in her life since her new job isn't really what she wants to do long term but she feels like she needs to be there for her dad. Bishop wasn't really all that thrilled to have to move to the expansion team but he wants to make the most of it. There were a few of Bishop's teammates that played a pretty big role in the story and I really liked what they added as well. There was one character that was really hard to like in this book but it was kind of fun to see all the crazy things she was doing. I would recommend this book to others.
I had a great time with this romance and found it to be the perfect blend of great characters, steamy scenes, and heartfelt moments. I cannot wait to read more of this series by Sawyer Bennett!
Initial Thoughts This was a winner! I really didn't read the blurb for this one since I knew that I wouldn't want to pass up a Sawyer Bennett book about a hockey player. I love the fake relationship trope so this book worked really well for me. Bishop and Brooke were both great characters and I had a blast watching them fall for each other. The character causing all of the trouble in this book was so over the top that it was kind of fun to see what she would do next. Sep 02, 1-Click Addict Support Group rated it really liked it. Bishop and Brooke accidentally fall in love… A one-night stand is the catalyst but love is the key as Bishop and Brooke are brought together in the most unexpected way.
When they run into each other at work — surprise, surprise! But when one of my favourite authors starts a Bishop and Brooke accidentally fall in love… A one-night stand is the catalyst but love is the key as Bishop and Brooke are brought together in the most unexpected way.
As they bonded even more over work commitments and family get togethers, I felt the sizzle, then the like, then the love shine through. With good friends and unexpected turns, this story had it all! Jun 17, Jennifer rated it really liked it. ARC received for review Bishop, 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.
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 review Bishop, a hot hockey player for a new expansion team, meets Brooke for a one night stand. 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. Aug 09, Dali rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sawyer Bennett launches her Arizona Vengeance hockey series with Bishop, a hot, funny and earnest goal. Bishop Scott has just been transferred to the new NHL expansion team.
The night was sizzling but no phone numbers were exchanged until more sparks fly when he bumps into her at his place of work. It m Sawyer Bennett launches her Arizona Vengeance hockey series with Bishop, a hot, funny and earnest goal. It must have been fate. They can go along with the charade for a bit and then break things off, right? Or will their fake dating turn into more?
With Bishop and Brooke, Bennett provides two witty and charming characters. Bishop is a super hot hero with a body only athletes such as hockey players posses, but it was his caring nature that made him so appealing. He was determined to win on the ice and with his thoughtful and hidden soft side, he was able to win at love too.
Brooke only ever saw Bishop the man, not the star. The book starts with scorching chemistry and in true Bennett fashion the bedroom scenes are outstandingly sexy, but the story is layered with the deep bond that grows between Bishop and Brooke. While I started in need of a cold glass of water because of the heat, the last chapters made my heart singing with swoony romantic gestures, with a whole lot of hockey excitement in between.
Bishop is about a one-night stand that became more, taking me on a fun, sexy and heartfelt journey. Hockey romance and Sawyer Bennett fans alike are sure to enjoy it! Bishop is book 1 of the Arizona Vengeance series by Sawyer Bennett. It is told from both points of view with a happy ending. I am voluntarily reviewing this title. Apr 03, Irene rated it really liked it Shelves: The storyline is well written, well paced and I ended up reading it in one sitting. Bishop and Brooke may have started out as a one night stand but after they agree to their little arrangement it quickly starts to develop into something both where not looking for but why not enjoy and explore this attraction while they could ; I loved watching Bishop and Brooke's relationship unfo 4 stars Bishop is the first book in the new hockey series Arizona Vengeance by Sawyer Bennett and I really enjoyed it.
Bishop and Brooke may have started out as a one night stand but after they agree to their little arrangement it quickly starts to develop into something both where not looking for but why not enjoy and explore this attraction while they could ; I loved watching Bishop and Brooke's relationship unfold, from the first meeting you can see they were going to make the bedroom sheet's burn with all their hotness.
The chemistry between them was on point and seriously HOT! It warmed my heart seeing them getting to know each other, opening up, sharing their pasts, their dreams and encouraging and supporting each other. This may have started as a one night of unforgettable sex but it turns into two people find their other half and unconditional love.
Watching friendships form and a little bit thrown in to incite us to come back and read their story's when the talented Sawyer Bennett shares her boys with us. I'm praying to the book Gods above that Ms Bennett shares Tacker's story with us because that young man is breaking my heart with his pain: View all 3 comments. 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. 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. Aug 06, Lexxie un Conventional Bookworms rated it it was amazing Shelves: Bennett is branching out with more hockey-players - and both Bishop and Brooke really did it for me. Of course, the whole hockey setting is partly what I loved about Bishop, however, the characters really did it for me as well!
There's a certain camaraderie among these players, who were let go by their team to start a new team in Arizona. Because Brooke wanted to make sure her father, the coach, wouldn't be unfair to Bishop, she pretended they were engaged when her father ran in on them kissing in her office. And that is the start of their relationship. I loved that they had more or less fallen for each other already - but both were playing it cool.
Mostly this was because neither of them wanted to be the first to admit they had real feelings for the other. There was a lot of hotness in Biship, but there was also a little bit of anguish, quite a bit of humor, and some opulence. She finds a bizarre-looking young man and departs. Back in Los Angeles, the white haired man bursts in on the three youngsters, revealing himself as Magneto, former mutant terrorist and self-appointed X-Men moral guardian.
The young man pulls a strange-looking weapon and shoots him, negating his powers. The two brawl, as the young man introduces himself as Ultimate Nullifier. He also expresses surprise that Magneto seems to have actually turned over a new leaf. At this he reveals that Magneto's powers will soon come back and then both depart. Richmond promises to look into it, and immediately contacts the Last Defenders, a super-team he is associated with.
So please don't be worried or just scroll down and don't read the following Back in Los Angeles, the white haired man bursts in on the three youngsters, revealing himself as Magneto, former mutant terrorist and self-appointed X-Men moral guardian. ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review. The Fandom Files Tag: He gives pages a strong flow to help usher the reader along on their quick trip through the back pages of the Marvel Universe. You will get a DNF out of me quicker than any other trope if it's a hidden twist in the book, which is why I avoid them if I can.
Ultimate Nullifier gets off a motorcycle and begins talking face-to-face with the couple running Ops for Miss America. Nullifier identifies them as the latest incarnation of the Teen Brigade, a secret organization of teenagers dating back to the first half of the 20th century, whose mission has always been to aid the heroes of the day.
As Miss America flies the strange boy from Nevada to California, a cosmic being hungers for sacrifice, the Last Defenders begin their investigation, Kristoff Vernard starts to plot something to celebrate his ascension to the throne of Latveria, and the Young Masters have a recruitment drive. All of this is of little note to Miss America, however, as her passenger has just been tracked down by a squadron of demons