NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The Carolina Cold Fury’s hot new star shows his bad-boy teammates that even nice guys can score big in this steamy hockey romance from the bestselling author of Ryker and Hawke (“Sexy, emotional, and fantastic!” —Sandi Lynn).
The ice is a cold mistress. As the league’s most eligible goalie, Max Fournier has access to his fair share of willing puck bunnies, but right now he’s more interested in bringing home another championship than a one-night stand. A romantic at heart, Max believes in love; he’s just not great at relationships. So when he finally meets a nice girl who’s not blinded by his celebrity, he’s feeling the heat—and the pressure to save her from herself.
Between working two jobs and raising her sister’s kids, Julianne Bradley doesn’t have time for sports—or men. All she knows about Max is that he’s the sexiest customer to ever grace her gas-station counter. And he sees past her tired eyes and makes Jules yearn for things she can’t have: a glamorous fling, a passionate lover, and the time to enjoy both. Max makes her feel like Cinderella, even though Jules has enough baggage to crush a glass slipper. Luckily, he’s no prince—only a fierce competitor determined to win her heart.
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
“I really loved Max and Jules’s story. . . . Max Fournier—sigh—may just be the sweetest man alive, (you know what I mean!) he literally has a personality to melt the coldest of hearts.”—Jezabell Girl and Friends
“It was everything that I wanted from a Sawyer Bennett novel.”—Once Upon a Book Blog
“I absolutely loved it and could not put it down!”—Kelly’s Book Blog
Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
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I received an advanced reader's copy in exchange for a fair review for Cocktails and Books.
This is an enchanting story of a woman struggling to get by when she meets her knight in shining armor. Max Fournier is the goalie for the Carolina Cold Fury hockey team and he is attracted to Julianne Bradley when he first meets her in a convenience store. Julianne works there as a cashier and she doesn't recognize Max and has no idea is a famous hockey player. Julieanne doesn't flirt or show any interest in Max and he likes the challenge of trying to win her.
As Max gets to know Julianne, he is filled with admiration for her. Julianne is raising her niece and nephews all by herself. She is hardworking and loyal to those she cares about and I thought it was sweet that she worries about taking advantage of Max. I admire everything about Max; he is a kind, sympathetic, down to earth, nice guy. Julianne likes Max but has a hard time believing he wants to take on the responsibility of not only her, but her nieces and nephews, too.
I fell in love with both Max and Julianne. They make a great couple and have explosive chemistry. Julianne is cautious and afraid to accept Max’s help. Julianne is so busy it is difficult for them to find time to be alone but they somehow make their relationship work. Max is the perfect boyfriend. The problem is, he is so thoughtful and nice Julianne has a hard time believing he is for real. This is the sixth book in the Cold Fury Hockey series and is a standalone. I am happy many of the characters from previous books in this series were included because it was fun catching up with them.
Favorite of the whole series
I loved this book. I thought the story line was really unique. There is the typical break-up and make-up portion present throughout the series, but the story line is still so unique that despite this repetition, it’s really enjoyable :)
So touching. Several ah moments.