Cold Fury Hockey # 4
By: Sawyer Bennett
Releasing September 8, 2015
The rugged men of the Carolina Cold Fury hockey team are winning hearts once again in another scorching novel from New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett.
The stakes have never been higher for Carolina Cold Fury goalie Ryker Evans. With his contract running out, he’s got a year left to prove he’s still at the top of his game. And since his wife left him, Ryker has been balancing life as a pro-hockey star and a single parent to two daughters. Management is waiting for him to screw up. The fans are ready to pounce. Everybody’s taking dirty shots—except for the fiery redhead whose faith in Ryker gives him a fresh start.
As the league’s only female general manager, Gray Brannon has learned not to mix business with pleasure. And yet even this tough, talented career woman can’t help breaking her own rules as she gives Ryker everything she’s got. She hopes their hot streak will last forever, but with Ryker’s conniving ex plotting to reclaim her man, the pressure is on Gray to step up and save a tender new love before it’s too late.
I first met Ryker in the previous book in the series, and I was intrigued to find out more about him. He's such a great hero, so strong, solid, loyal man, with priorities straight, putting his daughters first, and taking such a tender care of them. The start of the story with the total daddy moment melted my heart, and won me over completely. Not only is it a story about a hot, family oriented, hockey player, from North Carolina, but cheering for the Buckeyes - Yes, please!
I thought that there was more about hockey and about the team politics in this story than the previous book, and it was interesting, I always love a great teamwork, and brotherhood that can create. There were some scenes with the team that were truly funny, it was great to touch base with the cast from the previous books in the series.
Ryker and Gray have some hot physical chemistry between them, the sexy scenes between them are smoldering hot! But as they get to know each other better, spent stolen moments with each other, deeper connection is formed, and true feelings get into the play. I wish there would have been more time and opportunity for them to spend time with Ryker's daughters, I would have liked to see that relationship develop in more detail.
Hats off to the author how she dealt with the sensitive and difficult topic of divorce. I am not a fan of Hensley, the ex, she was manipulative, and her actions and accusations were questionable, since she was the one who left, and was cheating. But, Ryker, and Gray, had more understanding towards her than I did, and they were very patient and reasonable with her. Ryker was very honest and fair with her, without compromising his own life and relationship.
I have been looking forward to Ryker's story, and it didn't disappoint me. If you like sexy stories about hockey players, who love the game, but not as much as they love their family, cherish the strong, independent woman they fall in love with, and are not afraid to show it to the world, you will love Ryker and Gray's story
~ Four Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
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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