Alex: A Cold Fury Hockey Novel (Carolina Cold Fury Hockey) by Sawyer Bennett is a fantastic first book in a new series. I love hockey and romance books so when I saw this ARC I knew I’d scored big. This was the first time I’d read a Sawyer Bennett book and wasn’t sure what I was going to discover. After blasting through this book in less time than it takes to watch a hockey game I can say I’m hooked on this series and would welcome future books to read.
Alex Crossman has a reputation for being a bad boy, heart-of-stone ice hockey player. It seems that his troubled past molded him into a heartless and damaged man who doesn’t really care about the consequences of his actions both on and off the ice. If you are a hot woman and have any interest in pursuing a romantic relation steer clear. If not you might just find yourself in the penalty box especially if you show signs of expressing romantic notions.
Listen up ladies, this is one bad boy you aren’t going to change or so he wants you to think. Unfortunately that “I don’t care” attitude” is what finally finds him in a “need of a change or get fined” position by his coach with his career in jeopardy. The Coaches and Management have had enough of his careless ways and insist he change. But will their threats and sudden interest in his well being resonate? Will it be enough to help coax him into being a better player? It’s time to stop being selfish and show’s he’s a team player and in such a public and newsworthy way – outreach! Management has decided he will be a shining example and help reach out to troubled teens who are using drugs and/or alcohol or someone in their home is using drugs. Yup, good old fashion community service As he’s not in a position to choose, he must participate in this community service outreach or hang up his skates. Once he sets eyes on the woman in charge of his service time he has a feeling that this will be anything but boring or a waste of his time. When he meets his supervisor, Sutton Price, he realizes that she’s anything but ordinary. Within minutes he realizes that she’s not one to be crossed and that she may actually be his savior! But Sutton has secrets of her own and her own take on relationships that will give Alex something to fight for. That is if he can open up and let himself work through his past. What will she do when she encounters his aggressive side? Will it satisfy her needs or push her away? As a professional counselor her job is to help, but will her skills be enough to reach through and rescue Alex? Will they both trust enough to open up about their past and their own needs? And if so, will it bring them closer together or send them skating in the opposite direction?
This story will keep you wondering what happens until the end. It’s a steamy page turner that is both a bit spicy and unpredictable. Alex will make your insides melt one minute and then fill you with frustration the next. Even Sutton will have you questioning her actions knowing that she’s a counselor and should know better in how to handle most situations. I found myself more than once questioning her actions and then thrilled that she shows us she’s only just starting to find her voice!
Only four more months until we meet Garrett! Don’t wait! Get your copy now! The cover alone is enough to burn your kindle out! Now to get my hands on an autographed post card for my Kindle Keeper 😉
USA Today Best-Selling Author, Sawyer Bennett is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. Her husband works for a Fortune 100 company which lets him fly all over the world while she stays at home with their daughter and three big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn’t have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.
Sawyer is the author of several contemporary romances including the popular Off Series, the Legal Affairs Series and the Last Call Series.