ERIK was my first read in the Arizona Vengeance series and I was so happy to read this one. After coming off of back to back emotional reads, this was a low drama and steamy read that I absolutely adored and needed. I’ve been a fan of Bennett’s Cold Fury series, so I couldn’t wait to jump into this series. In true Malia fashion, I have not read the first book in this series, but I think you’ll be by just fine without doing so. They’re all standalones.
Bennett clearly does a phenomenal job with her hockey romances because I’m completely obsessed with them. I’ve read a lot of hockey romances and hers are ones that I’ll drop everything and read in an instant.
When it comes to Erik, you have to give the man props for being determined and persistent to go after something (or someone) that he wants, and his eyes were set on Blue. Even when she kept turning him down, he didn’t give up. Once she reveals the reason why she keeps saying no, I’d probably do the same thing. I kind of wished we had more insight of that backstory, but eventually, they summed it up to being young and being a bit reckless when it came to their sex life.
I loved how Erik just came into her life like a freight train, implanting himself there any chance that he could. I admire Blue so much for her utmost devotion to her brother and working to give him the best life possible. Those were probably my favorite scenes especially when Erik gets involved too. He made it so easy to swoon over him.
I definitely recommend this series and her other hockey series, they’ve become my favorite re-reads.
Major thanks to Loveswept & Penguin Random House for the advanced reader’s copy!