USA TODAY BESTSELLER • 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.
The Carolina Cold Fury series from New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett can be read together or separately:
And don’t miss her Arizona Vengeance series:
The Love Hurts series features sexy standalone novels:
SEX IN THE STICKS
And the Sugar Bowl series is one treat you’ll want to read in order:
“One of the best voices in contemporary romance.”—New York Times bestselling author Lauren Layne
Praise for Roman
“A quirky ukulele-playing barista bringing the bad boy hockey star to his knees? It’s like Sawyer Bennett handpicked these characters specifically for me. Roman makes being on ice hot!”—USA Today bestselling author Lili Valente
“The author did an amazing job. . . . Ms. Bennett pushed these characters; forced them to look within.”—Shh Moms Reading (five stars)
Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
We love it when a bad boy hero is reformed by love (but not too reformed). Sawyer Bennett's hockey defenseman Roman Sykora is just the right blend of naughty and nice. Roman has been warned to curb his wild antics, but it might take the right woman, Lexi Robertson, to make him settle down. Too bad Lexi is the daughter of the team owner and off-limits to Roman. This lighthearted romance is as much about family as falling in love, and we were thrilled that Lexi's dad gets his own romantic story too.
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I can't get enough of these guys
Book 7 in the Carolina Cold Fury series and we have two love stories for the price of one! We follow Roman Sýkora (ice hockey's bad boy both on and off the ice), and Lexi Robertson, (free spirited ukulele playing barista), as they navigate the minefield of relationships, family and ice hockey management. Cold Fury's owner Brian Brannon gets a 3rd POV (which I loved) as he dips his feet in the dating pool with Lexi's boss and surrogate mother Georgia. Once again Sawyer Bennett blew me away with her storyline, characters and writing, I could really get in the mindset of the characters and my eyes watered on more than one occasion. I loved Lexi's no bull$#!T attitude and the way she handles sticky situations, she's a breath of fresh air. Sexy bad boy Roman is the perfect match for Lexi and I've got to say they bring out the best in each other. Sadly outside of Roman and Ryker we don't get to interact with the rest of the team, can't wait for Lucas' story though, I just can't seem to get enough of the Carolina Cold Fury boys. A full 5 star read. I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.