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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Loved the characters
Just can't say enough about Sawyer Bennett's writing and The Carolina Cold Fury series. Roman is a handsome, alpha, womanizer, trouble making, hockey player. All that changes when he meets the beautiful, free spirited Lizzie. Of course nothing is simple so these two must navigate his career and her new found family. But at heart it is a beautiful love story that packs some heat! I love the way Sawyer brings people, I mean characters from other Cold Fury books to this one and they have major roles in this story. You'll see and you will love it and this couple.
I was given an advanced copy of this book to write an honest review for Netgalley and Cocktails and Books.
ROMAN is the seventh book in the Cold Fury hockey series. Each book in the series is a standalone, although all the characters are interconnected. This is a charming story about Roman Sykora, the enforcer for the Cold Fury hockey team. He is the bad boy on the team and his antics keep getting him into trouble.
Lexi Robertson and Roman meet at the Cold Fury offices. Lexi is there to introduce herself to her newfound father. She is surprised when her dying mother tells her she is the daughter of Brian, owner of the Cold Fury. Brian is surprised and excited to discover Lexi is his daughter. He is wonderful and welcomes Lexi into his family but his only daughter Gray, has a difficult time accepting Lexi.
I enjoyed this sweet story and all the characters. Roman and Lexi make a great couple and bring out the best in each other. Roman has never been in a relationship before, so it takes him a while to figure out how to be a boyfriend. I love how he tries to be a good boyfriend, even though he makes a few mistakes along the way. He is dedicated to Lexi and treats her well and is always sweet to her. Lexi is a free spirit. She is carefree and fun and people naturally gravitate to her. She has a soothing effect on Roman. She teaches him how to enjoy life. This touching story pulled at my heartstrings.