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Summary

Minor league player Stone Dumelin lost his younger brother when the Titans’ team plane went down. He never expected the phone call that followed.

After a shoulder injury put my NHL career on ice, I resigned myself to the fact I’d never see my way out of the minor league again. As my career faded, my estranged brother’s star shot into orbit as the first-line left winger for the Pittsburgh Titans. But when the team’s plane crashed returning home one night, his light was snuffed out, and I was given the opportunity of a lifetime. Now I’m in Pittsburgh, playing for the Titans, and face-to-face with my dead brother’s ghost at every turn. His locker, his legacy, his persistent and annoyingly gorgeous attorney who won’t stop contacting me about his estate, even though I’ve demanded she leave me alone.

Harlow Alston would be extremely appealing if she wasn’t so aggravating. Only...that’s a complete lie. She pushes all the right buttons for me, and as much as I want her to quit pestering me about Brooks’ estate, I find myself intrigued by the fiery redhead who can’t take no for an answer. And the more I learn about Harlow, the more I find she might be the key to understanding who Brooks really was and who I want to be.

I’ve got a second shot at a career I thought I’d lost and the opportunity to build something real with Harlow, but can I find strength to move forward, or will my past dictate my future?

©2022 Sawyer Bennett (P)2022 Sawyer Bennett

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Beautifully heartbreaking

STONE is the second book in Sawyer Bennett’s newest hockey series, and it hits so different than her previous ones. How can it not, when the Pittsburgh Titans lost almost all their players in a horrific plane crash?

This time, we get Stone Dumelin’s story, who lost his brother to the crash and now as to pace his brother’s legacy as one of the newly nominated players for the team. And as if that was not enough to deal with, he also has to contend with his brother’s adamant trustee and his father’s greedy interest in getting a part of the money cake …

Harlow Alston. The trustee and not his brother Brook’s good friend but his confidant. And she’s tenacious and gorgeous and smart, too. I honestly loved everything about her and the way she slowly not only chipped away at Stone’s armor, but also made him realize how much his estranged brother loved and looked up to him.

Their story is beautiful. Adorable. But also heartbreaking. It’s a slow burn type of story, which is rather unusual for Ms. Bennett’s books, yet utterly perfect in this case. It’s a story of dealing with baggage and bottled-up emotion and the challenge of giving the right person a chance at winning your heart.

The audio was brought to life by Ava Erickson and Jason Clarke, two of my favorite voice actors. Both of them do a terrific job at enhancing every emotion and elevating an already touching story to a whole new level.

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Great listen

I loved Stones story. I could not stop listening and can’t wait for other stories in this gripiping series. Stones background and loss of his brother. I can’t wait for a few of the other players and was glad to get to see Baden some more. Sawyer Bennett has again out did herself. The narration was entertaining.

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Tear Jerker......

In this book Stone's estranged brother was killed in a plane crash, which left Stone questioning their relationship as the details of his brothers life came to light. His brother's best friend Harlow helped Stone navigate all of this all while the two of them began to fall for each other. It was a sweet how Harlow and Stone helped each other through the loss of their brother/friend all while dealing with money hungry parents. I cried a lot while listening to this book it was a real tear jerker but I loved it. The grumpy dog was a welcome addition to the book he made me laugh. Narration was awesome.

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This one it was interesting to see how Stone dealt with grief of losing his brother. Harlow was a bit interesting kind of character. Definitely focused more on heavy topics than romance or hockey. I did like how Harlow and Stone connected.

Loved narrations by Jason Clarke and Ava Erickson.

I received this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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Emotional and romantic!

Sawyer Bennett does it again! She grabs our hearts and holds the hostage! While it's usually all about the heart with love, this one holds some emotions from the plane crash too. Stone's brother Brooks was one that died in the crash and now as a result of the tragedy, he has taken a position on the Titans to help rebuild the team. There are a whole bunch of mixed emotions flowing, but it gets even more complicated when he finds out that he is inheriting the bulk of Brooks's estate. Brooks left his best friend Harlow in charge of his estate, and when she delivers the news, it's a blow to Stone. Grief and guilt plague him, and now his main link to getting to know the real Brooks lies with Harlow. Not only can she help him through this, but there is a real connection that can only grow. But will it? Bennett has truly pulled out all the stops for this one. The true feelings surrounding grief, addiction, greed, sexuality and family all come out and we are flooded with a mass of feelings. Stone is a tough one, solid in his beliefs, I love how he unravels. Harlow is the perfect match, with no holds barred giving Stone nothing but truth, trust and love. It's a fabulous listen and like Baden has left me thinking about life and how to live for each day.

Jason Clarke and Ava Erickson pair up for this one, and these two bring out all the emotions. Clarke is broody, salty and twisted with feelings as he unwinds Stone. Harlow has a purposeful sound, knowing what she wants and Erickson keeps her right where she needs to be. These two story tellers know how to pull the listeners in and keep them riveted, and then leave them with the book in their heart. It's an amazing performance.

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Exceptional Story & Listen🎧 Gripping & Heartfelt!

Sawyer Bennett blows me away with another amazing novel set in her “Pittsburgh Titans” world, like the first book, “Baden” and just like that one, this book not only captivated my attention but tugged my heartstrings throughout the entire book. The characters and storylines are realistic, easy to relate to and connect with, they are easy to care about too. Pittsburgh Titans suffered a great lose when most of the team perished in a plane crash, a surviving owner put a new team together as best as she could, recruiting players from the minor leagues including Stone Dumelin, the brother of one of the team members who died. Stone had mixed feelings about joining the team, it was great to be out of the minors but it is hard to celebrate when he just lost his brother, Brooks. The two brothers were fairly close growing up despite not having the best father who played them against each other. Brooks idolized his older brother, but for several reasons, .the two fell out of touch as they got older. Now it is too late for Stone to make mends and to make matters worse, he learns more about Brooks now that he is gone, surprising things. Harlow Alston was Brooks’ best friend, and it was she who he asked her to be the one to make sure his brother followed thru with his estate. Knowing his brother’s stubbornness and anger, he knew she’d be strong enough to deal with him. And he was right, Stone was not very receptive to Harlow. Their first meeting did not go off too well, but Harlow’s dog came to the rescue, yay to Odin!! Stone quickly learns Harlow is not who he thought she was, and he softens up, a little at first but more when he learns more about her and who she was to Brooks. This is a beautifully written and plotted romance novel and you can feel the emotions pour off the pages right into your heart. I loved how everything played out, there is plenty of drama, some team, some relationship and then there is his family drama, his father was a real piece of work. Sawyer Bennett thank you for another wonderful story and emotional rollercoaster ride.

🎧📚🎧 And for the fabulous narration, Jason Clarke and Ava Erickson are superbly talented narrators and voice artists. They had a complete understanding of the characters they portrayed, gave each a voice that fit the character’s persona to a tee, sounding believable and just as I pictured the characters to sound. Jason Clarke nailed it as Stone, he captured his every emotion and had you feeling them. Ava Erickson did the same for Harlow. Both were great at performing the roles of the secondary character as well. These entertaining storytellers are a pleasure to listen to and their narration enhances an already amazing story to another level. Thank you for another exceptional listen.

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Opposites most definitely attract

Oh my word! I absolutely loved Stone’s story, one of my favourite reads so far this year. It’s been a while since I’ve read a hockey romance that’s had me captivated throughout. I loved grumpy Stone Dumelin even before I started this story (we had insights into his character in book 1, Baden), and he was everything I love in a main character. Hotheaded, protective, humble, annoying (at times), sexy, a little troubled. Maybe those are things that some don’t like about a hero, but that’s not the case with me. Stone is my kind of hero. Then we have Harlow. She was the epitome of imperfectly perfect. She owned her mistakes, she admitted when she was wrong and she understood Stone, even when he was been insufferable she gave him the space he needed. She was humble, kind, and perfectly flawed. Opposites definitely attract in this emotional enemies to friends to lovers. I can’t wait for more Titans. The audio is narrated to utter perfection by two of my favourites - Jason Clarke and Ava Erickson - I couldn’t imagine anyone better for Stone and Harlow. Most definitely one of my favourite audios in a long time.

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  • 11-06-22

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What a great story of overcoming heartache and loss. Harlow is so strong, confident and caring, just what Brooks and eventually Stone needed in their lives. I also believe Brooks brought them together.❤❤❤❤

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  • Sara B
  • 10-05-22

Stone and Harlow

<strong>Stone and Harlow</strong>

This is book 2 and you should read book one first athough you do get some background in this story it does help.
Stone is the older brother of Brooks who died in plane crash with almost the whole team . He was in the minor league after an injury sent him down. He had a very strained relationship with his brother due to there over bearing father who was abusive/manipulative. He is offered a place on the team based on his talent and he takes his chance.but with it comes challenges as he learns more about his brother . He meet Harlow the lawyer his brother had his will sent to to give to him. At first he’s angry but then quickly realize how much he needed to have this stuff from his brother and Harlow.
Harlow is a lawyer smart beautiful and rich. She works to help people who have little but get in trouble. She was very close to Brooks and had one last wish to do for him after he died. .give his belonging and journals to his brother. But the stubborn man is not working with her.
The attraction of these two is amazing but it’s the way she helps him to find his way back from the pain and loss. Even when he didn’t realize he needed it. She knows who his brother truly was . This story is emotional and sweet . The dog is a fun spot as well .
The story is very well written and the audible is as well Jason Clark is wonderful as Stone and Ava Erickson is great Harlow.
I can not wait for the next book in the series. As this team works through the sorrow and trauma from the after math of the crash and making the team while they find love.

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  • Rosalyn
  • 06-04-22

Loved it

I love Jason and Ava, they make you fall in love with the characters even more.

I like this book, there wasn't a huge amount of drama. I know drama makes the story, but I just mean within the relationship. I love that there was a friendship first, and I love the openess. There wasn't some huge secret that you had to wait for. Although I love a good love/suspense, it was nice just to experience this story that was deep and straight forward at the same time. I would have liked glance into their future but I will definitely read the other books in the series to get those glimpses.

Well done and beautifully told.

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  • Fallen Star Book Reviews
  • 03-04-22

Absolutely Amazing Series

This is quickly becoming my new favorite series from the author. She does a wonderful job of drawing the reader in and keep us interested throughout the book. Another amazing sports romance.

The narrators were a great fit and brought the story to life for the listener.

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  • Michele Brooks
  • 29-03-22

I’m Really Enjoying This Series!

When I started book 1 I realized this hockey series was going to be different from the many others I’ve read. I’m glad I stuck with it! Stone had a great storyline, continuing to develop the fun characters and still surprised me.

Now I just need Book 3 to hurry up and release so I can keep listening and see what happens next.

Sawyer Bennett hasn’t disappointed me yet!

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  • CNK
  • 22-03-22

Stone

Stone, oh Stone...

I knew this series would break my heart over and over again with each book. Stone did just that (but don't worry, he put me back together again!)

This is a fantastic story about a man who lost a brother...but even after his death managed to find him again. The journey Stone went on, and the journals!, was so incredible. The help that Harlow provided...gah...could these two be any better together?! This is a story you don't want to miss!

As always, Jason Clarke and Ava Erickson were perfect, bringing these characters to life, making you feel everything they were feeling. Only problem? It all ended too soon... ;)

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  • Sara
  • 17-03-22

Full of emotion and heart

Oh man, I gotta admit this Pittsburgh Titans series is way more emotional than I expected and that’s with me knowing beforehand that Sawyer Bennett said, in advance, that this was going to be more emotionally impactful. It is. From the very first word uttered I was under Stone’s thumb. Stone lost his brother in that fateful plane crash and due to that, he’s now moved up to the NHL, something that was looking impossible before that crash, and is playing for the exact same team his brother was. Can you imagine? Staring at his locker and walking in those same steps? It gave me literal chills. Harlow is his brother’s attorney. She is determined to settle Brooks’ estate as he wished even if Stone is making it near impossible. Over time, they start to form a type of friendship and an inevitable attraction takes shape. All the while Stone struggles with feelings of walking in his brother’s shoes and if he can find happiness again…

The narration by Jason Clarke and Ava Erickson was done in dual narration and I couldn’t get enough. I know this would have been good in book form but listening to the narration brings this story to life. Clarke seems to really grasp Stone’s character and he just brings out the emotions and the struggle that Stone is struggling with. Erickson was remarkable as Harlow. Besides Erickson’s upbeat voice sounding pleasant against Clarke’s gruff voice, she brings a bit more sunshine to an emotionally charged story. Bennett really brought the feelings to this book. I found myself bouncing between the sorrow and the heat.

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  • Sharon S
  • 16-03-22

Book 2 did not disappoint!

This is planned to be a more emotional series and book 2 did not disappoint. This book could be enjoyed as a standalone, as it features a new player, but I think the series would be best read in order. This timeline overlaps the prior book and there are side stories that we see small glimpses of other players stories and I know I need more from this series.

Stone is getting a second chance in the NHL after his brother is killed in the plane crash. He is haunted by his brother’s ghost and the fact that they were not close. It turns out that his brother thought of him often and left nearly his full estate to Stone. The attorney who contacts him to transfer his estate won’t take no for an answer and there is something about her that calls to him. Is it just because she is a link to his brother’s secrets or will it be something more?

This is an emotional story which is well read in dual narration. The narration really brought the story to life.
#MSBB

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  • Ashley Hedden
  • 15-03-22

Great Read

Stone (Pittsburgh Titans #2) was a great read by Sawyer Bennett. Stone Dumelin is a minor league hockey player, who's brother was killed when the Titans' team plane crashed. His NHL career was iced after he sustained a shoulder injury. After his brother's death, he was give the opportunity of a lifetime. He is now in Pittsburgh, and playing for the Titans. He finds his brothers attorney annoying him while constantly contacting him about his estate. He finds himself attracted to Harlow Alston, but she is also aggravating him. The more he learns about her, the more he finds out that she may just be the key to understanding who his brother really was. I absolutely loved reading Stone and Harlow's story, and can't wait to read more by the author.

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  • LexiMuse
  • 11-03-22

Survivor brother deals with loss & new relationship

A slow start but good character development. Like Harlow’s feisty personality and the way she handled the nasty father. She also is a trust fund child that had realistic problems. Stone’s brother had a lot of secrets for an extrovert and as Stone learns more about his secret life he becomes stronger and more confident in his self reflections especially about his horrendous father. The narration was excellent and the dialogue moved at a good pace, but the story ended abruptly and felt very unfinished so hopefully we will see more of this couple.