I built myself up from nothing. A product of the foster care system, I learned early on how to fight hard to get what I want. Whether it was starting my first company in college, earning my first billion, or buying my first professional sports team, I know how to get what I want, when I want it.
Willow Monahan is fierce, independent, and hot as hell. She also takes great pleasure in shutting down my advances. The younger sister of one of my star players, Willow intrigues me to my very core. And while she may have willingly given me her body, she is hesitant to offer up more. Now I’m on a mission to find out why.
I’ve decided to approach my desire for Willow like I’ve approached much of my life; with persistence, determination, and a whole lot of that Dominik Carlson alpha charm. Buying a hockey expansion team, building the Arizona Vengeance from the ground up, and bringing home a championship may prove to be an easier feat than winning Willow’s heart.
But I’ve never been a quitter.
Willow Monahan… I’m coming for you.
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Dominic with a Vengeance
Started this series so long ago and finally, finally got our Dominic!! He was just what we imagined...a hot, take no prisoners alpha with a soft, uncertain center and a sense of humour. I loved him from the first chapter and fell harder when he stood in the mediation room said his piece and walked out with his players. Willow I sorta hated her up until she went to Syria! Yeah she was abit too closed for me and because a fiance cheated on her which admittedly sucks ~in no way explained her freaked out nature to the level it was. She was not likable for me. Maybe thats the point, she did gain some warmth at the end when she called Dominic from the war zone...but I just could not attach to her. Still the read was a long anticipated want and Dominic made up for it with his steel outer shell and softer side in all his charities. They had sizzling chemistry I will 5- star that alone! He made the whole book readable. As did Dax. Now we just have to wait sooo long until the next one. Write faster!! 💗
4.5 stars-captivting and compelling
4.5 stars-DOMINIK is the sixth instalment in Sawyer Bennett’s contemporary, adult ARIZONA VENGEANCE, erotic, hockey romance series focusing on the professional hockey team the Arizona Vengeance-a spin off from the author’s Carolina Cold Fury Hockey series. This is billionaire businessman and team owner Dominik Carlson, and photojournalist Willow Monahan’s story line. DOMINIK can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous instalments is revealed where necessary. There is a slight cross-over with the author’s Cold Fury, and Jameson Force Security series. Willow is Arizona Vengeance left winger Dax Monahan’s sister.
Told from dual first person perspectives (Willow and Dominik) DOMINIK follows the building romance and relationship between billionaire businessman and team owner Dominik Carlson, and photojournalist Willow Monahan. Willow Monahan and Dominik Carlson met months before but Willow’s job takes her to some of the most dangerous places in the world. While Willow struggles with Dominik’s attention, Dominik finds himself pulled into the aura that is our story line heroine but when Dominik discovers the truth about Willow’s dangerous career, Dominik battles between head and heart when it comes to Willow’s security and safety. What ensues is the building romance between Willow and Dominik, and the potential fall-out as Willow is unable to let go of the past, a past that affects every relationship going forward.
Willow Monahan doesn’t do relationships; she has been burned in the past and refuses to look towards a future with Dominik Carlson. Dominik wants something more from our story line heroine but his own happily ever after was not in the cards. Refusing to step back from the dangerous situations, Willow is willing to risk her own life when things begin to spiral out of her control.
The relationship between Dominik and Willow is one of immediate attraction but Willow is all about her independence and freedom, an independence that places Willow in the direct line of fire. Dominik struggles with the danger and life threatening work of which Willow is involved but his personal fear is a warning signal to Willow Callahan who refuses to step back or step down as it pertains to her career. The $ex scenes are intimate and passionate, without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text.
There is a large ensemble cast of colorful and energetic secondary and supporting characters including all of the previous story line couples, as well as Rafe Simmons, and Aaron Wylde; and the Monahan clan.
DOMINIK continues to focus on the run for the championship; the camaraderie of friendship and players on the Arizona Vengeance; and the personal lives and fall-out of illness and injury. The premise is engaging and engrossing; the characters are stubborn, strong and sensitive; the romance is spicy and spirited. DOMINIK is a captivating and compelling addition to the Arizona Vengeance hockey romance series.
A must read for hockey romance fans
From the moment Sawyer Bennett announced she’d be writing Dominik’s story I have been dying to get my hands on it! It is no secret how huge of a hockey fan I am so when you can combine my two favourite things...hockey and romance novels I am 100% there. We have seen Dominik plenty in the previous books in the series and he left me always wanting more. He is the team owner and creator of the Arizona Vengeance Team. He is 39 years old and incredibly wealthy & successful. What I love about Dominik is on top of all his success and wealth he has an incredible heart and soft spot for the players of his team. He also exudes confidence and sex appeal. After a one night encounter with Willow Monahan (team player Dax’s sister) he hasn’t had enough and will stop at nothing to make her his. His confidence and demanding, controlling ways were to his detriment at times but also provided some insanely sexy bedroom scenes that had my kindle burning up! Willow is a force of her own. She has a fierce, strong attitude but is dealing with a few trust issues and insecurities about commitment that get in her way at times. As I adore this series so much I loved getting to see the previous players and their significant others and catching up with them. The next book is Wylde coming out in May and cannot wait to see where his story will go after a few nuggets were dropped in Dominik. Sawyer Bennett is an incredibly talented author. Her hockey series are my favourite and I will never get enough. The way she develops her characters and the family she creates among the team and players is so incredible. The emotion I felt for Dominik during playoffs as he is watching his team get closer and closer to the Stanley Cup felt so real and I loved that. This is a must read for hockey romance fans.
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