Archives for September 11, 2020

* Review * KANE by Sawyer Bennett

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * KANE by Sawyer BennettKane by Sawyer Bennett
Series: Arizona Vengeance #8
Published by Big Dog Books on September 15, 2020
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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 person I can count on for everything, who’s been there with me for all the moments, big and small.

When Mollie shows up at my door, travel weary and scared following an incident with an ex, my instinct to protect her goes into overdrive. It’s then that I know she’s more than just my best friend and the skates are swept out from under me when I find out she feels the same way.

Our transition from friends to lovers to potentially something more is seamless, the Arizona Vengeance is back on the ice looking for a repeat championship, and my life has never been better. Just when I think I’ve got it all figured out, the realities of us both having careers which keep us on the road put our blossoming relationship on ice.

It feels like the game just went into overtime and I’m on the verge of either the biggest win or most disappointing loss of my life. And losing is never an option.


An exhilarating friends-to-lovers match up! With book eight in her always endearing Arizona Vengeance series Sawyer Bennett brings the awe factor with KANE’s story. He’s a professional hockey player on the rise, she’s a highly anticipated travel blogger … they’ve been best friends for years, but a life-altering mishap calls the future into place and makes them have to face up to the more than friendly love they each have been hiding.

Kane Bellan is adorable! He’s focused and intent on the ice, but sweet and comforting with Mollie. I really loved watching this side of him come to life.

Mollie Callister brings the wow factor of having someone you can truly be vulnerable with to the forefront in this book. She’s strong and able on her own, but when the occasion calls for it she knows she has open arms waiting for her to fall into.

I highly recommend this book and the entire series to anyone who loves hockey romance with a whole lot of heart. A close-knit group of teammates and friends make for a great back drop as player after player finds their one true love.


* Review * IT’S IN HER KISS by Rachel Lacey

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * IT’S IN HER KISS by Rachel LaceyIt's in Her Kiss Series: Midnight in Manhattan #2
Published by Rachel Lacey on September 15, 2020
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Two Broadway actresses, one starring role, and a kiss that might turn rivals…into lovers.

Sophie Rindell has dreamed of performing on Broadway since she was a little girl. But after more than ten years of auditioning, she’s still waiting tables and sleeping on a friend’s couch while she waits for her big break. When she lands an audition for a new musical called It’s in Her Kiss, she’s sure this is the one. Not only is she auditioning for the lead, but it’s a queer role, the role of a lifetime for Sophie.

Julia Vega has been working on Broadway for years now, but she hasn’t landed a starring role…yet. When she meets Sophie at the audition for It’s in Her Kiss, she senses a kindred spirit. They’re both talented and driven, but unlike Sophie, who’s been out since high school, Jules is still coming to terms with her sexuality. This role—if she lands it—could help define more than her career.

As their rivalry heats up, Jules and Sophie fight an attraction that blazes hotter than the spotlight. When the curtain rises on opening night, love might take center stage.


Sweet temptation holds all the cards! With book two in her Midnight in Manhattan series Rachel Lacey brings a familiar face to life as Jules takes center stage. Fans of the first book in the series will recognize Jules who adopted kittens from Josie in that book. This book will be a particular draw to fans of Broadway because the story line delves deeply into the production lifestyle. It wasn’t my favorite book from this author, but it was steadily paced and entertaining.

Jules Vega drove me nuts. She’s trying to reach her dreams on stage at the same time that she’s on the verge of accepting her newly realized bisexual lifestyle, but she’s burying her head in the sand so hard that she’s about to let life pass her by. I could sympathize with her fear and anxiety … it just felt like she was being unfair to Sophie too much for my liking.

Sophie Rindell is confident in her self, her talent and her attraction to Jules. She has been living openly as a lesbian for more years than she can count, and has been burned in the past by indecisive partners.

I recommend this book to fans of Broadway and lesbian romance who enjoy an emotional roller coaster on the way towards that HEA.