by Sawyer Bennett (Goodreads Author)USA Today bestselling author Sawyer Bennett scores big-time with the first novel in a sexy new series hot enough to melt the ice.
Hockey star Alexander Crossman has a reputation as a cold-hearted player on and off the rink. Pushed into the sport by an alcoholic father, Alex isn’t afraid to give fans the proverbial middle finger, relishing his role as the MVP they love to hate. Management, however, isn’t so amused. Now Alex has a choice: fix his public image through community service or ride the bench. But Alex refuses to be molded into the Carolina Cold Fury poster boy . . . not even by a tempting redhead with killer curves.
As a social worker, Sutton Price is accustomed to difficult people—like Alex, who’s been assigned to help her create a drug-abuse awareness program for at-risk youth as part of the team’s effort to clean up his image. What she doesn’t expect is the arrogant smirk from his perfect lips to stir her most heated fantasies. But Sutton isn’t one to cross professional boundaries—and besides, Alex doesn’t do relationships . . . or does he? The more she sees behind Alex’s bad-boy façade, the more Sutton craves the man she uncovers.
Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Loveswept via NetGalley
Genre: Adult Contemporary Sports Romance
First book in a new series
My Alex Review ...
It has been awhile since I read a good hockey romance book and Sawyer Bennett once again did not disappoint.
Here we have Alex Crossman, who let's be honest is quite an ass for a big chunk of the book. Don't get me wrong he has reason for it but he was still a douche. However, even though he was a jerk you still can't help but love the misunderstood Alex.
Sutton Price was dealt a raw hand with her childhood but she chooses to make her past into a positive situation by being a teen drug counselor. Her life may have started bad but she ended up in a good scenario with her new step dad and half brother. This family was so sweet, humble, grateful and balanced. The didn't take anything for granted and they all wore their hearts on their sleeves.
The team has had enough with Alex's asshole ways so they force him to work with Sutton on a teen campaign. This immediatley throws the two together. Sutton doesn't cower to Alex which sparks life and light into Alex making him want to be more for the first time ever.
Sutton knows absolutely nothing about hockey which helps re-ignite Alex's first love of hockey instead of always been stuck in the negative mode he seems to operate within. Both have their personal baggage but choose to deal with it differently. Thankfully Sutton brings out the softer super sweet side of Alex where we get to all fall in love with him.
Alex and Sutton have their woes but fight throughout to find their HEA. I did adore this book and as always Sawyer as produced yet another great book. I can't wait for more from these Cold Fury men and this series.
4 Alex loving thumbs up!
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