Series: Pittsburgh Titans #2
Published by Independently published
Published: March 1, 2022
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Minor league player Stone Dumelin lost his younger brother when the Titans’ team plane went down. He never expected the phone call that followed.
After a shoulder injury put my NHL career on ice, I resigned myself to the fact I’d never see my way out of the minor league again. As my career faded, my estranged brother’s star shot into orbit as the first line left winger for the Pittsburgh Titans. But when the team’s plane crashed returning home one night, his light was snuffed out, and I was given the opportunity of a lifetime.
Now I’m in Pittsburgh, playing for the Titans, and face-to-face with my dead brother’s ghost at every turn. His locker, his legacy, his persistent and annoyingly gorgeous attorney who won’t stop contacting me about his estate, even though I’ve demanded she leave me alone.
Harlow Alston would be extremely appealing if she wasn’t so aggravating. Only…that’s a complete lie. She pushes all the right buttons for me, and as much as I want her to quit pestering me about Brooks’s estate, I find myself intrigued by the fiery redhead who can’t take no for an answer. And the more I learn about Harlow, the more I find she might be the key to understanding who Brooks really was, and who I want to be.
I’ve got a second shot at a career I thought I’d lost and the opportunity to build something real with Harlow, but can I find strength to move forward or will my past dictate my future?
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.
Hockey romance books are something I will also love and gravitate too. There is something so comforting about these reads that I automatically want to read them. Especially if from an author I have read in the past like Sawyer Bennett. Basically it was a no-brainer to read Stone, the 2nd book in Bennett’s newest hockey series, Pittsburgh Titans.
Stone is the brother of one of the players that died in the horrific plan crash that decimated the Titans’ hockey team (you can read more about that in Baden‘s book). Stone and his brother weren’t close when Brooks died thanks to their father that pitted them agains one another. But when Stone is offered a spot on the team he gets to know more about his brother than he expected all because some lawyer, Harlow, who won’t leave him alone. Too bad that lawyer is beautiful and exactly what Stone didn’t want entering his life.
What I enjoyed about this book was Stone and Harlow’s relationship. They do not start out well at all. Stone knows nothing about his brother and this woman seems to know everything. But as Stone settles in and starts to learn more about his brother he also gets to know more about Harlow and that chemistry just can’t be denied. They click in a way Stone never saw coming and it’s something he can only deny for so long. On the other side my one complaint was how things went with Stone’s parents. I didn’t feel like it was resolved enough for the magnitude it was used through the story. I just wanted more on that front.
All in all Stone was a quick read and hit all the notes that a Bennett book usually does. I’m really looking forward to getting to know the other guys on the team.