Kane - Sawyer Bennett

Kane

By Sawyer Bennett

  • Release Date: 2020-09-15
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 111 Ratings

Description

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.

Reviews

  • Sweet and sexy!

    4
    By mpatane5
    A sexy friends to lovers romance. Kane and Molly’s chemistry was instant and hot. I enjoyed their sweet and low angst story and the cameos from another series. Jeremy York and Lessa Lamb’s narration was great and added an additional element to storyline.
  • Friends to lovers with steam

    4
    By A5michael
    Where to start with this book.. it was such a great read and refreshing to have steam and love with little drama. Kane and Molly are such a sweet couple that made me wish I had a best friend to fall in love with. As with all of Sawyers books, I love getting characters from her other books that pop up for some fun. You will never regret reading this book!
  • Score

    5
    By tree7404
    This is one of my favorites in this series. Although Legend will forever be my favorite Kane and Mollie are up there, plus friends to lovers are always a good trope. Seeing the chemistry and love grow was so great. I could not put this down and I am now waiting for Jim’s book. Sawyer Bennett has made this series one of the best.
  • Not up to par

    1
    By gougovjycv
    Disappointment
  • Awesome read

    5
    By susandcasper
    What do you do when your best friend needs help, why of course you take them in. Kane and Mollie have been friends for 10 yrs. Chemistry took a back burner and the friendship grew. Mollie runs to Kane because she’s in danger. They can no longer act like they don’t want more. In order to make this work, there are lots of obstacles to overcome. I love this story. You still get glimpses of the other teammates while centering on Kane and Mollie!
  • Overall, a fun story with a few intense moments.

    4
    By charlligirl
    As a late season trade last season, Kane is not a well known Vengeance player. He came on the scene in the trade for Rafe from the Cold Fury and we know nothing about his past really. So when his best friend shows up on his door, it's a surprise to all that it's a woman. And I love her nickname (Noodle). Fast forward to why she shows up and both of their latent feelings and a storm is brewing between them. Will they act on their feelings or just remain best friends? Will acting on their feelings ruin their friendship? Everyone already thinks there's more between them, so why not see where it leads. Oh, yeah, and let's not forget about her stalker. I think my favorite part of the book is when Kane goes to visit Baden and he's talking about Mollie and Baden calls him out and actually smiles. It was good to see him engage with a teammate and not just stare out the window. I know there is more to his story, and I can't wait to find out, but until then seeing him interact with teammates is both sad but entertaining when he engages. I was glad to see Kane and him talk and bond. I also enjoyed watching the girls rally around Mollie and offer their support. Even though Kane is not on the first line, the ladies of the first line made her feel welcome and a member of their WAGs group. Overall, a fun story with a few intense moments.
  • A great story!

    5
    By MegM927
    5 Stars Kane by Sawyer Bennett is the eighth book in the Arizona Vengeance series and it was sooo good! It can be read as a stand-alone, but I do recommend reading the others in the series as well. You would think after so many books in a series that it would be mundane. But let me tell you that Ms. Bennett continually amazes me with her imagination and her fresh and unique twists with storylines. Kane and Mollie were two incredible characters. I seriously loved them!! The ease of their relationship was my favorite thing about their story. Hot as hell chemistry, the friendship, and connection between them put the biggest smile on my face. Their journey was everything I thought it would be and then some. Full of love, friendship, and hockey, Kane is one story you do not want to miss!
  • Totally obsessed with the Arizona Vengeance!

    4
    By Samantha B. Sokol
    Totally obsessed with the Arizona Vengeance! Kane and Mollie have been best friends since college, and while they only crossed the line one time, for the most part their friendship has been only that for years. But when Mollie shows up unexpected at his doorstep after a traumatic event on the road, his feelings start to bubble up more than usual. After his teammate asks Mollie out, Kane decides enough is enough and becomes determined to take his shot and put himself out there with her. While Mollie is surprised to find out that Kane has feelings similar to her, and when he takes his shot she decides to do the same. As they get to know each other in a relationship atmosphere, their feelings grow strong and quick, all the while they handle the scorned ex-boyfriend terrorizing Mollie. But once the threat is eliminated, Mollie and Kane have to decide what their next step is – especially with Mollie’s sense of travel the vagabond lifestyle. I found myself wanting to shake Mollie to come to her senses with what she has with Kane and my heart felt for him when Mollie potentially chooses traveling over building a life with Kane. Thankfully things end well for the couple, and while I was happy with the ending, I really wished that there would have been an epilogue to see what things looked like for them in the future. I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
  • Friends To More...

    5
    By Agent$$$$
    Mollie and Kane have been best friends since college—10yrs. Although others can’t understand how a man and a woman can just be friends, it works for them. Have they ever crossed the line, sure. But they ultimately decided they were better as friends. Fast forward 10yrs...Mollie is a successful travel blogger and Kane plays second line for the Arizona Vengeance. She thrives on adventure, Kane needs a plan-routine. They both are extremely successful and don’t think anything is missing from their lives. Until... Mollie shows up on Kane’s doorstep after an incident with her ex. Mollie holds secrets that could ultimately get her killed. Kane knows Mollie is holding something back, but decides to wait until she’s ready to talk. In the meantime, he devotes his time to his hockey team as the season is just beginning. When Mollie finally confesses what had her running scared, Kane is livid! A protectiveness he’s never felt before rears it’s ugly head! Kane decides to go “all in” and helps Mollie develop a plan to draw her ex out of hiding. This friends to lovers story was a little different than others I’ve read. Sawyer Bennett takes a conventional friends to lovers, adds a twist, throws in some heartache, before finally allowing Mollie and Kane their HEA! Awesome, captivating story! Even though Kane issues an ultimatum, he quickly sees the error of is ways and is quick to apologize. I love a man who can admit he’s wrong! I almost forgot, I loved the cameo appearance of the Jameson Security guys!!! Thoroughly enjoyable. I read a gifted copy and all opinions stated are my own.
  • A fresh friends to lovers story

    4
    By Judy Hartley
    Kane is a professional hockey player with the Arizona Vengeance. Molly is his best friend and she’s a travel blogger. While they don’t get to see each other in person a lot because of their jobs, there is no denying their bond of friendship. So when Molly comes to Kane needing supper after a traumatic event he takes her in no question. But over time their friendship turns into so much more. The issue is how can they maintain being friends and lovers when they both have jobs that move them around...a lot? Sawyer Bennett takes the friends to lovers trope and makes it fresh for us. You feel every emotion with these characters as they go on navigating their friendship and eventually more. The cast of characters from previous Arizona Vengeance books show up to help them navigate the way to their happily ever after. Plus as a bonus we get to spend some time with our favorite couples and see where they are at now. And we see where possible new books will be popping up in the future! It’s a win-win all the way around!!