REVIEW – TACKER (Arizona Vengeance, #5) by Sawyer Bennett


I am not okay.

Fifteen months ago, my life was turned upside down when the plane I was piloting went down. Injured and trapped in the wreckage, I had to watch my fiancée die a painfully slow death, which is something that can really mess with your head.

Since that day, I’ve had little desire to do much of anything. Except play hockey, that is. Because that is the one place where the bad memories are banished and I can escape my pain.

But off the ice, I’m spiraling out of control. Losing the grip on my life and putting myself and my career in danger. Now, thanks to a string of bad decisions, I’ve been ordered to complete therapy in order to stay on the team.

The problem? Nora Wayne, my beautiful and somewhat unconventional therapist. I can’t buy into the brand of happy clappy crap this woman is feeding me. What could she possibly understand about the type of loss that I’ve suffered? How does she know anything about finding happiness after losing the most important person in your life?

Turns out, I’ve got a lot to learn, and she’s just the person I need to break through those walls I’ve erected.

I am not okay.
But for the first time in a long time, I know that I will be.




*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FOUR STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided By Author}

”She turned on a fucking light in my darkroom. She’s the one who flipped the switch.”




It feels like it’s been an eternity’s worth of waiting to finally get Tacker Hall’s story. He’s the one Arizona Vengeance player that has intrigued me from the start. His life was turned upside down when he lost his beautiful fiancé in a plane crash. He was the pilot! In Tacker’s book, we learn just how deeply tortured he is and we finally find out what happened on that fateful night. No one has been able to break through his walls he put up and Tacker nearly ended it all during a drunk driving incident. Now he’s forced to seek therapy or be kicked off the team. Nora Wayne is a psychologist who uses unique therapy methods to help her patients. She’s the perfect therapist for Tacker because she too has suffered tremendous loss through nightmarish circumstances.

Tacker and Nora make the perfect couple and you can’t help but hope they have the happily ever after they both deserve. Their stories are equally horrific and heartbreaking. While I loved the characters, I felt like something was missing. The anticipation had built so much to get to Tacker’s story that I think my expectations were set too high. There was little angst which I’m used to getting in these books, and maybe that was missing because these two characters had suffered enough in their short lifetime. Overall, it was a very sweet and touching romance. Tacker and Nora’s story will touch your hearts!

Here are my overall ratings:
Hero: 4
Heroine: 4
Angst: 4
Steam: 4
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 4

TACKER release on November 5th.

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