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Release Day Review! FOSTER by Sawyer Bennett (Pittsburgh Titans #13)

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When Foster McInnis’ ex-wife flakes and he finds himself with full custody of his daughter, the nanny he hires brings a new complication—an attraction he can’t ignore, no matter how hard he tries.

I love being on the ice and am grateful for my hockey career, but the off season is my favorite time of the year because it brings me my one true love—my daughter, Bowie Jane. Between my job and my ex-wife living across the country, the time I get to spend face-to-face with my kiddo is limited, though we make up for it with summers full of fun adventures. We’re thick as thieves and take full advantage of our time together, but the distance away from her is killing me.

My fortunes change when my ex walks away and I find myself with full custody. But with the hockey season looming, I know I’m going to need help taking care of Bowie Jane. Enter Mary Elizabeth Archer—otherwise known as Mazzy. Highly recommended to me through the Titans’ network, Mazzy crashes into our life like a hurricane. She’s unlike anyone I’ve ever met and to say I’m intrigued is an understatement. But no matter how attractive she is, no matter how I crave to know everything about her, I can’t go there. It’s inappropriate. Just wrong, wrong, wrong, even though she might be the most right thing I’ve ever known.

Being the indescribable force she is, there is soon no corner of our lives that Mazzy hasn’t impacted in a positive way. And my desire for more with her becomes far stronger than my misguided idea that I could ever resist this woman.  Our attraction burns hot and keeping our eyes, hands and mouths off one another gets harder by the minute. It doesn’t take long for me to know that I’m all in with Mazzy. She’s my end game and, lucky for me, winning is my specialty.

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FOSTER by Sawyer Bennett trope graphic:
- single dad alert
- sassy & quick-witted kiddo
- she's the nanny
- he's a hockey hunk
- ex-wife drama
- golden retriever energy
- an irresistible attraction


Foster is the latest in Sawyer Bennett’s Pittsburgh Titans series–a nanny/employer romance. It’s a trope I’ve had good luck with lately, which I appreciate, because it is one that could take a skeezy turn. But that doesn’t happen here, and as always I am here for all the hot single dad vibes 🙂

Their romance is both sweet and sexy, with most of the drama coming from Foster’s ex wife, not from their relationship. I loved that both Foster and Mazzy always put Bowie Jane (Foster’s 10-year-old daughter) first in everything–and that Bowie Jane felt like a real child, not just a plot moppet.

The story itself ended a bit abruptly–HEAs and a few more words and then bam! we’re over–but it didn’t feel incomplete, I just wanted a bit more, as per usual. 😉

A new hockey season begins with Foster’s book, and we’ve got some new players added to the team. Foster hung out with them a bit–just enough to tease readers with the possibility of what could happen in their books. I can’t wait!

I listened to this book on audio, and overall it was a good experience. I’m not overly crazy about how the male narrator does female voices–the heroines especially always end up sounding a bit breathy–but the female narrator did a great job as always.

Foster, as always, could be read as a standalone–it’s #13 in the series. But if you really want to feel like a team player, read them all!

Rating: 4 stars / A-

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

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About the Author:

New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author Sawyer Bennett uses real life experience to create relatable stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From contemporary romance, fantasy romance, and both women’s and general fiction, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone.

A former trial lawyer from North Carolina, when she is not bringing fiction to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to her very adorable daughter, as well as full-time servant to her wonderfully naughty dogs.

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