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Dax

Arizona Vengeance, Book 4
Narrated by: Aiden Snow, Virginia Rose
Series: Arizona Vengeance, Book 4
Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (120 ratings)

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The Arizona Vengeance is killing it on the ice. But one player can’t seem to keep his eye on the puck - all thanks to the woman he just married to save her life.

“Find your next hockey hero in Sawyer Bennett’s Arizona Vengeance series.” (New York Times best-selling author Jill Shalvis)

My name is Dax Monahan, and hockey is my passion. And if you want to succeed in this sport you have to bust your ass 24/7. I’ve never had a hard time focusing on my career, but when my past comes knocking, no amount of training can prepare me for what lies on the other side of the door. 

Regan Miles was always like a sister to me. When a shared tragedy brings us face to face after several years, I’m shocked to see just how much she’s changed. Gone is the shy, awkward little girl that always used to chase me and her brother around. Instead, I’m faced with a gorgeous woman who makes it damn hard to concentrate on anything but her. 

Turns out, she’s in trouble, and the only way out is to get married. 

I surprise myself when I tell her to marry me. Order her, actually. And, most shocking of all, she doesn’t even hesitate before saying yes. 

So it’s settled. We’re getting hitched, and she’s moving to Arizona with me. All platonic, of course. 

The catch?

I never knew I’d fall so hard for my best friend’s little sister. 

The Arizona Vengeance series from New York Times best-selling author Sawyer Bennett can be listened to together or separately:

  1. Bishop
  2. Erik
  3. Legend
  4. Dax
©2019 Sawyer Bennett (P)2019 Sawyer Bennett

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In Sickness and In Health

Dax is a sexy best friend's little sister/marriage of convenience romance. The story is book 4 in the series and runs along the same timeline as the previous book, Legend, but can be read/listened to as a stand alone. For maximum enjoyment though, I definitely recommend them since previous characters appear throughout the series.

I really enjoyed the narration by Aiden Snow and Virginia Rose. Rose gave an emotional performance as Regan and really captured her vulnerability and pain. Snow's deep voice was perfect for Dax, but I did find it was too gruff for the female characters (which is understandable). There wasn't a ton of variation in his other characters as well, so there were a few times I wasn't sure which character was speaking at first.

Dax and Regan had amazing chemistry and I really loved the progression of their friendship to more. They have known each other their whole lives and I think that added a sweetness to their connection that I don't always feel. Yes, there is push and pull between them as the lines get blurred, but I liked that there wasn't any unnecessary drama between them (or if there was, it was resolved quickly). I think what made this a less engaging listen for me, was that it felt like this book spent just as much time on Dax and Regan as it did setting up the next books in the series. Don't get me wrong - I can't wait to read/listen to Tacker (I just want to hug this man so much!!) and Dominik's (YUM with a capital Y!) stories, but I felt like it took away too much of the spotlight from Dax and Regan. I did love seeing all the previous couples (Erik and Blue!) and characters as well as getting to know Willow, Dax's sister and the likely love interest of team owner Dominik Carlson. An enjoyable listen overall and I'm excited to continue on with the series!

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Falling hard for the right one

Another Vengeance player falls hard, and falls for all the right reasons. Lance Miles was Dax Monahan's best friend and older brother to Regan. When circumstances require Dax to step in and help Regan out, he really steps up to the occasion. He not only finds a way to take care of Regan, but also finds love. However, their journey together includes big bumps and they learn to work out issues together. There's wit, humor, love, compassion, romance, and some hotness in Dax's story! Enjoy!

In this Audible copy, there's a narrator for Dax and Regan's POV. Aiden's deep voice contributes to the sexy nature of Dax and Virginia's voice contributes to the sweet and innocent nature of Regan. Both of them did a great job!

I love Dax's sister Willow and her impact to the story. Hopefully there will be more of her and Dominik. Also, there's more of the other Vengeance players, like Erik, Legend, and Bishop.

At the end of Dax's story is the beginnings of Tacker's story!! I can't wait!

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Dax is swoony!! Loved this book!!!

Dax is Book 4 in the Arizona Vengeance series and focuses on Dax who finds himself looking after one of his best friend's (who recently passed) little sister, and then when he finds out she is very sick, finds himself marrying her to help further protect her. Despite the unconventional start to their relationship, Dax and Regan have some intense chemistry and I couldn't help but find myself hoping they would find themselves a true and real happily ever after. This book also gives glimpses into some of the other players on the team that have been highlighted and I personally have grown to love in the other books in the series. Sawyer Bennett definitely knows her hockey men and does these stories up right!!!

Aiden Snow and Virginia Rose did a wonderful job with narrating this story as Dax and Regan. The story flowed well and they were very easy to listen to. I found this book very highly enjoyable and would give it ALL THE STARS!!!

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LaGina

I was so glad when I was able to have this book on audible and could just sit back and enjoy the story and have it play out in my mind like a movie. Sawyer always gives me a book that I cant keep from reading....but in this case I was pushing myself to listen to one more chapter.

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beautiful friends to lovers story

Dax is devastated by his best friend's unexpected death and intends to keep his vow to take care of his sister. Regan is trying to recover from the loss of her brother, the only family that she had. Now she has to deal with his loss as well as her life threatening disease. How will she pay for the super expensive medication without her brother's support? When she finally confides to Dax about her condition, he suggests that they get married so that she could be added to his insurance. Can these two continue their platonic relationship as they get to know each other as adults? One thing's for sure, they're not kids anymore!
Beautiful story with all the feels!

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Great story and narrators

Dax was the fourth book in the Arizona Vengeance series by Sawyer Bennett and is a great best friend’s little sister/ friends to lovers sports romance.

I love a good best friend's little sister story and add in the sports romance aspect and I'm sold!

I have happy to see that this story had all the elements of what I enjoy about Sawyer Bennett's books - engaging plot, on point banter, just the right amount of angst and of course super duper hawt sexy times. Dax and Regan's story was emotional and from them having known each other for years and growing up together I have very much invested in seeing what happens when the friendship line blurs and becomes so much more.

The narrators Aiden Snow and Virginia Rose were outstanding. I do love confident voices with good pacing in their delivery

This a great addition to the series and I cannot wait to listen to the next book in the series to get my next Arizona Vengeance fix!

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Loved, loved, loved!!!


I had already read the ebook version of this before I received the audible and let me tell you Dax is so much sexier with that voice!! 

Wow, this puts the book in an entirely different perspective. Being able to actually hear them instead of imagining what they sound like is just so much more amazing! 

I loved, loved, loved it!

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Really enjoyed this story!

This is book 4 in the Arizona Vengeance series and can be read as a standalone. Although for the most enjoyment the series should be read in order.

Dax is a fierce hockey player who is a take-charge kind of guy. When his best friend's little sister needs help he takes charge and steps up to help her. This is a best friend's sister romance. I not only loved Dax and Regan, but also the scenes with past characters from the series.

Audio: Aiden Snow and Virginia Rose were fantastic. They really bring the story to life.
#MSBB

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Another Great Vengeance Story!

Readers familiar with Sawyer Bennett’s Arizona Vengeance, who have been with the the players and the author since Bishop was released know quite a bit about Bennett’s newest leading man, Dax Monahan. In fact, because Dax and Regan’s story occurs pretty much concurrently with Legend and Pepper’s book, some of the groundwork has already been laid when it comes to how Dax finds himself a married man and what his future could potentially look like if he has anything to say about it.

Despite Dax’s player status, once he committed himself to helping Regan and then started to understand that she was no longer a little girl or Vance’s younger sister, but a beautiful woman who has had more heartache than a woman her age should have to deal with, so if he can make things easier on her, support her in the ways that she needs, he can honor Regan’s brother while perhaps realizing he is, in fact, husband material.

Regan’s a fighter; she’s had to be since her teens when she lost both of her parents, but now she’s truly fighting for her life, and while she’s used to doing things on her own and feeling the loneliness that comes along with not being surrounded by family who love her, but that’s no longer the case, and while Dax may be a bit too alpha and domineering at times, it’s clear that she’ll never have to worry with him by her side.

The progression of Dax and Regan’s relationship - from family friends to husband and wife to lovers to something both exhilarating and confusing - at times, seems seamless, even though the marriage is supposed to be fake because it’s clear that deep feelings exist between these two; they just need the courage to see where their new feelings will take them.

Dax and Regan’s book not only focuses on witnessing these two acclimate to their new normal, to their new feelings for each other, to their way of coping with the changes as Dax works to understand what he wants and needs as a man and as a husband, but readers also gain a deeper understanding of just how much Tacker continues to struggle with grief and guilt and what hitting rock bottom means for the captain of the Vengeance.

I appreciate the fact that Sawyer Bennett didn’t add anymore unnecessary drama to what is already an overwhelming situation for both Regan and Dax as well as the Arizona Vengeance, and while I was frustrated and disheartened at times, I knew that even though everything didn’t follow a linear path and there were far reaching obstacles, Dax and Regan knew that the struggle was worth it if it meant that they could be the couple they were meant to be.

Aiden Snow and Virginia Rose were fantastic narrators; they voiced Dax and Regan’s perspectives with passion, conveying the emotions of the hero and heroine and providing a voice to everything the characters were thinking throughout the course of the story.

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Highly emotional

This story hits close to home for me. Although I do not have PNH, I do have a chronic disease that could ultimately kill me if not for high cost treatment. So I get how Regan feels. I get she wants to be normal, be treated normal, have a normal life. But I also get Dax. I get he's worried about her, making sure she's ok and doesn't need anything, and afraid to touch her after her crisis. I so get all of this and I think Ms Bennett portrays it very well. My only disappointment was not seeing Regan have a bad emotional day. She had a bad physical day, but there are also bad emotional days.

I love the relationship Dax has with his sister Willow, but I also love seeing Willow and Regan together. Though not by birth, they truly are sisters. They had fun together and got in trouble together, and definitely tried Dax's patience. Willow helps break Regan out of her shell and be more outgoing and fun.

Aiden Snow and Virginia Rose did a fantastic job with these characters. A little gruff and yet so caring you hear how much Dax cares for Regan. Ms Rose brings two completely different characters to life and you see the fun loving and carefree Willow start to rub off on Regan during their interactions. Then you see the more conservative, buttoned-up Regan when dealing with finding a job, dealing with the insurance company and getting married.

Definitely a great listen. No tears, but for sure some laughs.

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  • Elizarey **Book’s, Babe’s and HEA’s**
  • 07-17-19

Dax’s voice is EVERYTHING!

Falling for your brothers best friend. Never a good idea but the heart wants what the heart wants right?!

As usual Sawyer Bennett wrote the most swoon worthy story that will give you all the feels! This was only enhanced by the narrators. Their voices were perfect for these characters. Regan and Dax were the perfect match, the chemistry was there 100%

This book was super tropey which I loved! Dax is a hockey player, brothers best friend and there’s an Arranged marriage! Regan has a rare disease which is extremely expensive to treat and Dax being the friendly guy that he is comes up with the perfect plan.

When I closed my eyes I could immediately envision Dax and Regan because of how well the narration flowed with the story.

As the two grow closer together things get heated and feelings are so revealed. The main conflict in the book was Regan’s illness and it’s affect on her.

This was an easy summer read that I’ll definitely pick up again. The narrator for Dax is reason enough to come back!

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  • LilleyLoohLah
  • 07-14-19

Another hockey hunk lost to love

The stories and the characters in this series just keep getting better and better. Not too much ice action in Dax, but plenty of behind the scenes moments with the team, and the management. A wonderful friends to lovers story with some truly heartfelt moments, wonderful writing and lovely characters. Dax is confident and sexy with just the right amount of alpha, Regan is independent and strong willed, but she’s not stupid, she knows when to accept help, and let’s face it, she needs all the help she can get. Luckily Dax is in a position to help, after all she is family. A little drama, a lot of romance and another hockey hunk leaves singledom. Aiden Snow and Virginia Rose (both of whom I love), narrated Dax and a Regan to perfection.

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  • Kaye Melilli
  • 07-13-19

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I loved this book. DAX and Reagan were a great couple with loads of humour and endless chemistry. DAX was incredibly supportive regarding Reagan’s illness and loved her unconditionally throughout it. Another great book by Sawyer Bennett. Aidan Snow and Virginia Rose were awesome reading the characters, their voices bought the characters to life for me. ❤️