Series: Arizona Vengeance #7
Published by Big Dog Books
Published: May 12, 2020
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There’s a reason they call me Wylde and it’s not just because it’s my last name.
I might be one of the newest players on the Arizona Vengeance team, but I’m no stranger to the celebrity that goes along with being a professional hockey player. Whether it’s a fan seeking an autograph or a puck bunny looking for more, I’ve grown used to the attention. I not only thrive on it; I use it to my advantage. Let’s just say my bed is rarely empty.
When a quirky redhead at the local bookstore stops me dead in my tracks, I decide to pop in and turn on the trusty Wylde magic. As smart and strong-willed as she is beautiful, Clarke Webber isn’t swayed by my witty banter or charming good looks. And when she realizes who I am and the fame that comes along with it, she likes me even less. Thankfully, I’m always up for a challenge. The more I get to know about her, the more I know my playboy days are behind me.
If I’m going to capture Clarke’s heart, it’s time to be a lot less Wylde, and a lot more Aaron.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
In 2016 I came across Sawyer Bennett’s Cold Fury series, a set of books about a North Carolina hockey team. As a fan of sports romances I was excited to start something new. I devoured the first four books and have been reading them ever since (I still have two books to read in the series). And then Bennett released a companion series about the Arizona Vengeance, an expansion hockey team set in the same league as the Cold Fury. With a new set of boys to read about I was hooked and Wylde’s book, the 7th in the series, is hands down my favorite.
Wylde is the story of Aaron Wylde, one of the newer Vengeance players. He is Tacker’s best friend and played with him in Dallas before they both made their way to Arizona. Aaron lives up to his nickname Wylde. He’s the guy on the team that has a different girl on his arm every night and has no intention of changing that. He doesn’t want to be tied down and is doing everything in his power to stop that from happening. That is until he meets Clarke. Clarke owns a bookstore that Wylde happens to run across. As soon as he sees her he is done for. Soon he has her being his date to two of his teammates weddings and there is no turning back. The one problem is Clarke’s hatred of fame and Wylde is definitely famous.
What I loved about Wylde was Aaron Wylde. What we knew about him as a reader in previous books was that he was a play boy. But we got to know the real Wylde in this book. We got to see how it just too one girl, the right girl, to change this thinking. And once he knew it was Clarke he wanted we really got to know who was behind the party boy. He was sweet and caring and patient and loving. And boy did he have chemistry with Clarke. They were so good together. She bugged me a little with her hang ups, but beside that they were just the best match.
Wylde was 100% my favorite book in the series. It hit on all the things I loved in the previous Bennett books but they all worked together to create one excellent story. If you like hockey romance definitely check this series out.