POV: Dual 1st Person
PoP: 41% (fully) but a HOT scene at 30%
Tropes: Enemies to Lovers; Neighbors, Hockey Romance, Damaged Hero, Close Proximity, Sports Romance, Small town, Alphahole
Series: Pittsburgh Titans Book 4
Type of Series: Series of Standalones
Rate: 5/5 Stars
Release Date: September 27, 2022
I have been looking forward to this book since Coen Highsmith was introduced in book one. Let me tell you, Sawyer Bennett does not disappoint with his story. Coen is an alphahole how is boring on the full a$$hole because of everything that has happened in his life since the crash. He is emotionally lost and doesn’t know how or if he wants to find his place again. He is hiding out in a small town away from the elements where he meets Tilden Marshall, who is one of my favorite heroines written by Bennett.
She is a woman who is confident in herself, doesn’t allow her childhood bullies get to her even when they are up to their antics. She has an amazing set of friends who have her back when she needs them. These two have a meet cute that you don’t want to miss, but things don’t go smooth after that. Coen lashes out at everyone, pushes everything and everyone away. Unfortunately, Tillie is the target of his outbursts and rage. What I love about Tillie is the fact while she is hurt by a lot of what happens, she doesn’t allow it to affect her… she calls Coen out on it, and lets him know that his bad behaviors aren’t called for.
This story is truly about healing, and the healing power of support of those around you. Tillie and Coen’s teammates give him the support that he needs…. the words that he needs. I loved every second of this book, and I am sorry to see this story end. But this series is on point and I can’t wait for more.