Baden: A Pittsburgh Titans Novel

· Pittsburgh Titans Book 1 · Big Dog Books, LLC
56 reviews

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After suffering a horrific injury that threatens to end his career, Baden Oulett is about to learn that sometimes a fresh start is just what the doctor ordered.

I worked my whole life to achieve one goal—play professional hockey. As part of the defending Cup champion Arizona Vengeance, I was living my dream until one split second decision destroyed it all. Instead of lacing up my skates and hitting the ice, I’ve spent my days in rehab and physical therapy just so I could walk again. When a coaching opportunity with the Pittsburgh Titans is presented to me, I find myself with a career I had never considered but which allows me to continue being part of the sport that I love.

While my injuries are physical, the same can’t be said for the woman I rescued. Suffering from wounds that can’t be seen, Sophie Winters has withdrawn from the world in fear and guilt. I didn’t know Sophie before that fateful night and have only met her once since, but I refuse to let her face her demons alone. Determined to be a friend, I support Sophie in the only way I know how… by simply being there.

Through our shared trauma, Sophie and I begin to find peace within one another. As we grow closer, what started as friendship becomes more intimate until our broken pieces become one. But can a love born of anguish endure, or will the pain of our past prove too much to overcome?


56 reviews
Anna Theurer
January 11, 2022
What another brilliant hockey romance by one of my go-to authors! This author is an expert when it comes to writing sports romances that have compelling storylines and lovable characters and Baden is no different. I feel like I say this with each of her novels, but this one may be my favorite. Book 1 in the Pittsburgh Titans series, Baden is a wildly entertaining read that is sure to capture your heart. I love the premise of this novel and I enjoyed every minute of it! I fell in love with both Baden and Sophie individually and as a couple. I found this book to be inspiring and I reveled in the evolution of Baden and Sophie’s relationship. Emotionally intense at times, they were both beautifully broken characters overcoming many obstacles - both physical and mental. Yet, they are strong and resilient. Can these two find love and healing? Baden is a well written novel that is guaranteed to pull at your heart strings all while making you swoon. If you have enjoyed this author’s previous works and/or you love sports romances, then you do not want to miss out on this book!
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sharon rosenthal
January 11, 2022
This is the first book in a brand-new series and it totally tugged at my heart in this story. We get Baden's story here as he becomes a new goalie coach for a new team that has risen from the ashes of a terrible tragedy in Pittsburgh. If you read the Arizona Vengeance series, you know Baden was terribly injured when he saved a tourist from some terrible men. They ended up damaging his spinal Colum terribly. Baden has done awesome, and he can walk in this story, but he has to decide if he wants the new goalie coach job and will give up trying to get back on the ice. It's not an easy decision and its part of the storyline of this book. In Pittsburg he decides to visit the woman that he saved, Sophie and what he finds is pretty bad. While he saved her life and she was not injured on the outside, on the inside she is struggling, and it totally broke my heart. I loved how open Sophie is with Braden and how Braden and her share their pain with each other and are there for each other. This book is a very slow burn and is very unusual in that the two main characters don't even kiss until 80% of the story. It really worked for this story. This is a wonderful beginning to this new series, and I cannot wait for the next story. It's a really different series and some parts of the book were just so sad. But I also love this series and cannot wait to see where the author takes it. I received a complimentary early release copy of this e-book from the author prior to release and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Erin Lewis
December 31, 2021
5 star Review Baden (Pittsburgh Titans #1) by Sawyer Bennett Oh my word, what a phenomenal start to the latest hockey series from Sawyer Bennett. She really knocked it out of the rink with this book. I knew Baden Oulett’s story would be emotional based on a previous book but I had no idea what an emotional roller coaster I would be on as I read Baden. Take note of Ms. Bennett's “Dear Reader” advice as she explains in a nutshell the ride you are about to embark on. This book was everything I was expecting and so much more. All it takes is one fleeting moment and a decision to change the courser of your life. Coming to the aid of Sophie Winters when she was attacked, he had no idea how his life would change. Now he is faced with months of rehab and physical therapy. He always thought he would play hockey but sometimes life throws a curve ball and plans change. Being offered the coaching position for the Pittsburgh Titans he sees a change to still be connected to the sport he loves. He knows that Sophie is struggling with the aftermath of her attached, she has withdrawn from the word, terrified, her PTSD is destroying her. Baden is determined to be there for the woman whose life was almost destroyed and I loved how supportive he was. As their friendship grows, the strength and determination that he gives to her was heart warming; they share a connection that cannot be broken. Can they come together and face the past and in doing so find an enduring love? The road they travel will be rocky and have it’s challenges but it will be worth it in the end. This is a book you need to experience for yourself. Sawyer Bennett you will be happy to know that not only did you make me smile but you brought me to tears as well with Baden and Sophie’s story. I cannot wait to read more books in this emotional hockey series.
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