Van2 by Sawyer Bennett

“Van2” by Sawyer Bennett takes readers on an emotionally charged journey through the complex marriage of Van Turner and Simone Fournier, characters introduced in the Cold Fury Hockey Series. This novel delves deep into the challenges and insecurities faced by the couple, providing a powerful and engrossing story that is difficult to put down.

Van Turner, a retired hockey champion, had seemingly left his past behind when he married Simone and settled down in Vermont. However, when a biography about his notorious serial killer father is published, Van believes that the best way to protect his wife and potential future family is to disappear from her life. To achieve this, he returns to professional hockey with the Pittsburgh Titans.

The emotional depth of this book is staggering. The reader is taken on a rollercoaster of emotions as Van grapples with his past and his love for Simone. The push and pull of their relationship is both frustrating and compelling. Simone is a fierce and determined character, refusing to give up on her marriage or her connection with Van. Her resilience and love are evident as she fights for her family, proving that she is so much more than Van’s “brat.”

The story is beautifully raw and passionate, with intense moments that will have you both frustrated with and rooting for the characters. The undeniable chemistry between Van and Simone is palpable, and their love is portrayed as an unbreakable bond, a testament to their soulmate status.

Sawyer Bennett’s storytelling talent shines in “Van2.” The characters are richly developed, and their struggles and triumphs feel genuine. The book can be read as a standalone, which is a testament to the author’s ability to craft a story that stands on its own, yet is enhanced by the larger series.

Overall, “Van2” is a captivating, emotionally charged marriage-in-crisis romance that showcases the resilience of love and the power of second chances. Sawyer Bennett’s writing is engrossing, making you feel as invested in the characters’ connection and their journey to a happy ever after as if it were your own. This book is a must-read for those who enjoy deeply emotional and passionate romance novels with well-crafted characters and a compelling storyline.

Rating: 5/5
Trope: Marriage in Crisis, Second chance romance, Sports Romance, Hockey Romance
Series: Pittsburgh Titans / Carolina Cold Fury
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