USA TODAY BESTSELLER • Score one for the Carolina Cold Fury hockey team as a stone-cold badass melts for a woman who makes his blood run hot.
As one of the league’s toughest enforcers, Van Turner is ruthless on the ice. He plays hard because it’s the only way to channel the rage boiling inside, and a reputation as an A-hole is better than everyone knowing the truth. Van has spent his entire life running from a secret that’s kept him from getting involved in relationships—or accepting lucrative deals with East Coast teams. Then the Carolina Cold Fury makes him an offer he can’t refuse . . . and Van meets a woman he can’t resist.
Simone Fournier is the stubborn one in her family—and that’s saying something, considering her brothers are two of the Cold Fury’s biggest stars. Simone gets what she wants, and what she wants is Van. Still, there’s a part of him Simone can’t reach, no matter how hard she tries. In private, he’s all fire and passion. In public, he freezes her out. Van may want to push her away, but Simone won’t let him go that easily. Because this time, she’s playing for keeps.
Praise for Van
“Easily read as a standalone. Trust me, you want to read this extremely hot hockey book!”—Red Cheeks Reads
“I swear that from the second I cracked open [Van] I was immediately in love with this book. . . . Sawyer Bennett knocked it out of the park with the newest story in the Cold Fury series. I couldn’t get enough!”—About That Story (five stars)
“Van by Sawyer Bennett will make you fall in love with the Cold Fury Hockey series all over again!”—Hypable
“A hot, fast-paced contemporary romance . . . with characters you want to get to know better, as well as a storyline to keep you invested.”—(un)Conventional Bookviews
“Van is a bold and lively addition to the author’s Cold Fury Hockey series.”—The Reading Cafe
The Carolina Cold Fury series from New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett can be read together or separately:
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Van definitely piqued my interest when I read Lucas’s book. He was so gruff, I knew his story would be good. And I wasn’t wrong. Poor Van had a rough life growing up. The stuff he’s been through, he would like to keep quiet forever. He’s content with his life being the way it is. Playing hockey and living quietly with his teammate, Lucas. Simone, Lucas’s little sister, comes to stay with them for a bit while she figures out what her next move in life is. Simone is instantly attracted to Van, but he isn’t interested. However, she is relentless in pursuing him. Simone made me laugh so much, I’m not sure I’ve ever met a character quite like her. She eventually breaks through his walls and it was beautiful. I loved Van and Simone’s story. It had everything; humor, angst, suspense, love and sexy times. I think it’s safe to say that Van is my favorite of the Cold Fury Hockey series and I highly recommend this book!
This is the ninth book in the Cold Fury Hockey series and I have enjoyed reading all them. Sawyer Bennett is a great storyteller and I love reading all her books, but I have to admit, my favorite are her stories about hot hockey players. This is a captivating, heartwarming and sexy story with engaging characters
Van Turner is the enforcer for the Cold Fury hockey team. He is brooding, withdrawn and isn’t interested in making friends or being popular. He had a rough childhood and doesn’t have any interest in a relationship. He has dark secrets from his past he is not willing to share with anyone. He lives with Lucas, one of his teammates and when Lucas little sister, Simone comes to stay with them, Van and Simone share an attraction.
Simone is trying to figure out her life after dropping out of college just shy of graduating. She is feisty and has set her sites on Van and is unrelenting, no matter how much Van tries to discourage her advances. Simone is light and fun and breezy and the total opposite of Van. She keeps coming on to Van and although he ignores her, it only seems to make Simone try harder. Can Van continue to fight Simone or will she finally wear him down.
I liked both Van and Simone. They are total opposites but somehow they work.
He is solitary and grumpy she is friendly and happy. I enjoyed all of Van’s dirty talking and their explosive chemistry. Van goes on an emotional journey and I wanted Simone to help lighten his tortured soul.
Thanks to the author for providing a copy of this book vIa Cocktails and Books and Netgalley. The opinions expressed are my own.
The worst one yet
I am reading this series and have been enjoying it until now. This is by far one of the worst books by this author I have ever read. The main female character is completely unlikeable and I'm finding myself rooting against her and the inevitable relationship between the characters. I read these types of books for simple enjoyment and relaxation. If I wanted to read about an annoying little twit, I would read a teen romance.