Cannon West left his hockey playing days behind to care for his dying wife but has since found success on the other side of the bench. Now, as the youngest head coach in league history, he’s hoping to lead the Pittsburgh Titans to a winning season. The last thing he’s looking for is a relationship, but life sometimes takes us in another direction.
The Pittsburgh Titans are still working to move on from the tragic plane crash that forever changed the landscape of their organization. Having lost my wife, I know all about grief and the guilt of survival, which makes me uniquely equipped to take this team to the next level. From the very first time I stepped inside the Titans’ arena, I knew I was exactly where I needed to be.
New to town, I’m still establishing my routine, but I have the most important aspect under control—the coffee shop where I stop on my way to the arena every morning. A strong cup of java and the gorgeous manager who I can’t help but chat up is quickly becoming my favorite way to start the day. But no matter how much I enjoy the blush that stains Ava Cavanaugh’s cheeks with my admittedly awkward attempt at flirting, I know it will never be more than brazen banter with a new friend. My job consumes almost all my time, and I know firsthand what that level of commitment can do to a relationship.
That doesn’t mean I’m not open to some fun. My career comes first, but Ava understands my boundaries. The only problem is that once I give into her temptation, the rules I set for myself become blurred, and my mixed signals hurt Ava—the one thing I promised I wouldn’t do. I’ve put myself in what seems to be an untenable situation, but I’ve faced those before. Now I need to find the strength to move past my fears or risk losing my second chance at love with the woman who has stolen my heart.
Cannon is swoon-worthy! After leaving his hockey career behind to take care of his dying wife, he becomes the youngest head coach in the hockey league. He is determined to make the rebuilt Pittsburgh Titans a team to contend to in the league.
After following her boyfriend to a new city, Ava not only does she find out he's cheated on her, he gets her fired and kicks her out of their apartment. Refusing to go back home to work for her families real estate company, Ava becomes a manager of a small barista where she meets Cannon.
After weeks of flirting, Cannon finally convinces Ava to go on a date with him. When they begin to date, Cannon sets boundaries which Ava agrees too. Cannon has moved on after the loss of his wife, but his ex-mother-in-law has not.
An unexpected visit from his ex-mother-in-law, brings forth all the guilt Cannon has carried for not being their for his wife during his hockey career. This causes Cannon to pull away from Ava and requests they take a break. Thinking they have broken up, she decides to relocate for her job.
Once Cannon realizes his mistake for pulling away from Ava, can he convince her to give him another chance so they can have their HEA.
Cannon & Ava are Gold! Elizabeth @ Carolina Chic’s Read
I loved getting Cannon’s story… Ava just does it for him. This widowed bachelor definitely never wants to get entangled with another relationship. But his second change at loves knocks him on his backside.
5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stars!!!
Fabulous Story & Narration🎧 Riveting & Heartfelt!
The Pittsburgh Titans series has become one of my favorite series, each book is just as amazing as the other, all the books in the series stand on their own, but I recommend them all and enjoy them in order in order written. This sixth book brings us Cannon West and Ava Cavanaugh’s story, Cannon is the head coach of the Titans and he met Ava while grabbing coffee on his way to work. Both these characters have their own baggage to carry and inner demons to deal with. Ava came out of a nasty breakup with practically nothing, despite her family wanting her to come back home, she is determined to make it on her own and refuses to ask for help. She manages a local coffee shop, and it is enough to make ends meet. Cannon had been stopping at the same coffee shop and not just for the coffee but to see her, he finally gets his shot to spend time with her and the two hit it off. Cannon has commitment issues, but he is upfront with Ava, who is understanding and ok with keeping things casual between them. They enjoy each other’s company and learning more about each other, and see each other whenever they can, and before they know it feelings are involved, and it is no longer casual. When his past comes back to remind him of what that relationships and careers do not always mix, he grows distant and pushes Ava away. Ava is nothing like his late wife but he can not see past that and he is about to lose what could be an everlasting love. There is never a dull moment in his wonderfully written and plotted sports romance, the story hooked me in immediately, grabbing my attention and captivating the entire time. You could feel the emotions pour off the pages straight into your heart. Sawyer Bennett, thank you for another fabulous story and emotional rollercoaster ride.
🎧 📚🎧And for the wonderful narration, Stephen Dexter and Mackenzie Cartwright were the perfect cast to bring these characters and their story to life. They had a complete understanding of the characters they portrayed, gave each a voice that fit that character’s persona and were believable in every role they played. Dexter’s Cannon was swoon worthy, and he grasped every side of his personality. Cartwright did the same for Ava, grasped her strength and determination too. Both were great performing the roles of the secondary characters too. These versatile voice artists are entertaining storytellers and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for another fantastic listen.