Cold Fury Hockey # 3
By: Sawyer Bennett
Releasing June 9, 2015
New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett goes for a hat trick with the latest romance in a sexy series about cool-as-ice hockey players and the women heating up their lives.
Warning: The following contains spoilers from a cliffhanger in Garrett.
Rising star Zack Grantham has been stuck in a downward spiral of grief that has put his career on hold. Back on the road with the Carolina Cold Fury, still crippled by emotional baggage, and now a single dad, he’s in need of some serious help with his son. But while the nerdy new nanny wins his son’s heart, Zack isn’t sure he’s ready for a woman’s touch—even after getting a glimpse of the killer curves she’s hiding under those baggy clothes.
Kate Francis usually keeps men like Zack at a distance. Though his athlete’s body is honed to perfection, he refuses to move on with his life—and besides, he’s her boss. Still, the sparks between them are undeniable, tempting Kate to turn their professional relationship into a personal one. But before she makes a power play for Zack’s wounded heart, Kate will have to open him up again and show him that love is worth the fight.
Zack is grieving for Gina, filled with feelings of regret, sorrow, remorse, and guilt. All that is understandable, considering all the years he was with Gina, they had a child together, and she died in an accident when he was driving. Zack was longing to feel something, anything, after the accident, and he finally did, when he met Kate.
Kate desperately needs a job after graduating from college, and being a nanny for Zack's son, Ben, would be the perfect solution. Kate is dorky, joyful, and loves to make people laugh. She is hiding behind baggy clothing from the male attention, that she experienced in a negative setting at a young age. I liked Kate, her unexpected, funny ways, and complete lack of shame, while interacting with people. I liked the devotion, care and love both Zack and Kate have for Ben, it was cheerful, and filled with happy moments.
The angst Zack have is very understandable. It was only just a couple of months since Gina's death. His defense mechanism is in place, he is grieving, and that should be allowed. But what I didn't like, was the meanness he expressed towards Kate several times. Yes, he was in turmoil, his life was upside-down, but in my opinion, it was uncalled for.
The book is written in the first person, by both Zack and Kate's point of view, and so there's a lot of pondering, as Zack works with his grief, and Kate through her heartbreak. The relationship between them is hot and sexual, as their feelings towards each other are growing deeper, the need to connect on a deeper level rises.
Zack and Kate's story is an emotional journey through pain and regret, to love. There's a lot of heat, but as well sweet and tender moments, and Ben is absolutely adorable.
~ Three Spoons
USA Today and New York Times 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. She will be releasing her third book in the Cold Fury Hockey Series with Random House Loveswept, June 2015.
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