Alex (Cold Fury Hockey #1) by Sawyer Benett
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 facade, the more Sutton craves the man she uncovers
I love sport romances. LOVE THEM. Granted, there aren’t many romance sub-genres I don’t love, but let’s not get picky here. Alex is a fantastic example of badass sports-god turned ooey-gooey puddle of love-mush. Ok, maybe that’s a stretch, but Alex’s transformation will leave you with warm and fuzzies like no other.
“Don’t fall into the mold that people put you in. You are only what you want to be. If you want to be nice, be nice. If you want to be mean, be mean. But don’t do it because anyone expects it of you. Do it for you.”
“I do have something specific in mind”
“Define specific” she says her voice light and breathy.
“I think it might involve me putting my hands all over you.”
Things I liked:
- Can you say chemistry? Sawyer Bennett can.
- I love books with personal growth.
- Snark begets snarky and some people just have it coming.
- The freaking ending. **gushing** so sweet!!
- The pace of the story. Think insta-attraction that grows, not insta-love.
Things I didn’t like as much:
- Sutton is really nice. Like super, duper, accepting/forgiving nice. To A LOT of people. BUT I kinda liked it too. It made me want to be a better person. Alex totally understands when I say I’m jealous and I kinda hate her, but love her more for it.
- There’s this chick. She gets off too easy. ‘Nough said
About the Author
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling 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 two 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, the Last Call Series and the Wicked Horse Series. She also writes the Cold Fury Series for Random House.
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