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.
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Roman is book 7 in the Cold Fury Series and I have to say each book is getting better and better, I don't say this lightly after reading book 6 Max I was sure Sawyer Bennett had peaked but not so Roman is so much more. We get a couple of new characters in the mix and if you are looking for a sexy bad boy look no further than Roman......
Lexi Robinson has come to Raleigh to meet the family she never knew she had and that family just happens to be the upper management of the Cold Fury Organisation, having the team bad boy trying to catch your attention is maybe not the smartest move when you are trying to connect with your new family......
Roman Sykora does what he wants when he wants and with who he wants and he has his sights set on Lexi. He is a loner with an impulsive cocky attitude and he is not Gray Brannon the general managers favourite player she needs to get him to shape up or ship out......
Roman has never been a one woman man but Lexi will never be just a puck bunny, will she be the one to tame the bad boy and get him to settle down and step up as the player everyone knows he can be or will his social media blunders win the day......
This book is so good for so many reasons, it's a love affair that's built around a tight family of not just real family members but also team mates that protect their own, it's got some amazing characters that are so different but they gel in so many ways, it's sexy and funny and I can't wait for the next book in this series which I believe is Lucas who happens to be Max's younger brother.
Another fantastic read from Sawyer Bennett
Gotta love a man with an accent.
I had some doubts when I heard Roman was going to be getting his own book, and I will be the first to admit, I was wrong.....and I just shouldn't have doubted Sawyer Bennett. I thought that him being the ultimate "bad" boy, he was going to be all over powering and egotistical, but this wasn't the case at all. Yes, he has attitude and a slight ego but that comes with the territory with being an elite athlete, but these things also make him the man he is. And what a man he is! He is everything you want in a partner. He was supportive and protective and with a little bit of time, he turned out to be a true romantic! Even though he was a very powerful character, he didn't diminish our heroine at all. Lexi could hold her own, and she proved to be just as charismatic with a little quirky to be Roman's perfect match. They really complimented each other.
Another thing I loved about this book was the triple POV's. This book is mainly about Lexi and Roman's story, but we get another side line story of Brian Brannon - President and CEO of The Carolina Cold Fury. This book centered more on the relationships and has a strong focus on family and commitment and trust. The only other characters from the previous books in this one where Ryker and Gray, Brian's daughter. It was nice to hear about them again and her pregnancy.
If you are a fan of sport romances, grab this one. If you are a fan of Sawyer Bennett like me, definitely grab this one. It had me from the opening chapter. Highly recommend.
*I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.