This is probably one of the sweetest books I’ve read from Sawyer Bennett. It was definitely one of the most realistic, which is a nice change of pace.
One bad boy + one unconventional woman = Sparks-a-plenty
I really appreciated how realistic and down-to-earth Sawyer kept Roman and Lexi. They dug each other, it became a little complicated and they were adult enough to respect each other’s limits. It was sad, but well done. I felt like Lexi and Roman could be my friends; they gave me just enough of an escape that I could lose myself, but so much that the “that would never happen” thoughts had a chance. It *could* happen and that’s why I liked the book so much.
Add in the extra love story that totally melted my heart, and Roman was a WIN for me.
New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett steams up the ice all over again as the Carolina Cold Fury hockey team’s hottest bad boy gets his first taste of something good.
In a league full of troublemakers, Cold Fury defenseman Roman Sýkora stands out—at least when it comes to negative publicity. When he’s not chilling in the penalty box, the sizzling Czech skate demon is racking up tabloid headlines for his scandalous behavior with the ladies. But now Roman’s feeling the burn from management to clean up his act, or else. Luckily he’s got an enticing distraction: a fun-loving barista who plays the ukulele and brings out a side of Roman he didn’t know he had.
Lexi Robertson came to Raleigh, North Carolina, to finally meet her father, Brian Brannon, and her half sister, Gray, both of whom work in the Cold Fury’s front office. That’s where she first meets sexy, intimidating Roman—who’s really a big softie at heart. As one relationship takes off, another begins: Brian seems to be clicking with Lexi’s boss at the coffee shop. But when the friction between Roman and her new family heats up, Lexi wonders whether she’s a pawn in their game. Feeling hurt and foolish, Lexi’s ready to quit while she’s ahead. Trouble is, Roman’s not ready to quit on her.