Romance Books

Sawyer by Samantha Whiskey

Sawyer (Carolina Reapers #2)

Title: Sawyer
Author: Samantha Whiskey
Rating:  3 1/2 stars
Genre: Romance
Where I got it: Kindle Unlimited

Goodreads Summary

I never thought I’d achieve my dream of playing for the NHL—
Not while I’m my mom’s sole caretaker.
But the Carolina Reapers offer me a deal I can’t refuse:
A spot on their roster and top-rated support for my mom’s battle with Parkinson’s.

Balancing an NHL schedule and my mother’s care fills every minute of my day,
But one glance at Scythe’s bartender, and I’m looking for ways to make time.
Echo Hayes is my exact opposite: she’s wild—I’m reserved. She’s fearless—I’m careful.
She’s a 1 a.m. last call, and I’m a 7 a.m. practice.

On paper, we shouldn’t work.
But in reality, our chemistry burns hotter than these Charleston nights.
We’ve agreed to no-strings,
But every taste leaves me wanting more.
And more is where she draws the line.

The past haunts her, and my obligations own my present.
But it doesn’t stop me from wanting a future with her.
Our worlds are drastically different—
And when they collide?
The fallout jeopardizes my contract, and puts our hearts on the line.

Now I’m the one begging her to risk it all—
Or we’ll lose everything worth fighting for.

Welcome to the Carolina Reapers, Samantha Whiskey’s newest hockey series where the chill of the ice meets sultry southern nights.


Sawyer is the self-titled story of Sawyer McCoy, rookie goalie of the Carolina Reapers.  Sawyer was a signed to a one day contract, and when the Reapers regular goalie goes down to injury, Sawyer tries out for the team, and makes it.

Echo Hayes is the owner of Scythe, the bar that the Reapers hang out at and she and Sawyer hit it off right away. They are both young (23) but they are written to be very mature – given their upbringings. 

I had a tough time connecting with Echo. She had been dealt a tough hand in terms of her family, and she had some massive insecurities. When she was the bar owner, I liked her character. When she was in relationship mode with Sawyer, not so much.

I really loved Sawyer though. He was a great character. His mom was ill, and he was a very attentive and caring son. He always put his mom first.

I liked this book but didn’t love it. I will, however, be reading Connell’s story. I have already downloaded it!

Happy reading.

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