My rating: 5 of 5 stars
VAN is book nine in the Cold Fury Hockey series but not to worry…it’s a complete standalone so if you’re not familiar with previous characters, it totally cool. (Well, not TOTALLY because this is an excellent series!) I labeled this as brother’s best friend but its actually more like brother’s “kind of” friend and it’s a sports contemporary (though hockey is mostly in the background). Sawyer Bennett is one of my all time favorite authors…like “throw my hands up in the air and shake my booty with glee that a new book is coming out” kind of author!! And VAN is the perfect example of why. Let’s start first with the heroine, Simone. Oh..My..Gawd! I LOVED this girl! She was so feisty, gutsy, ballsy and she was completely confident in her sexuality and for me, that was freaking GREAT! Then there’s Van, who’s past just tore my heart up. He was probably everything that Simone wasn’t…emotionally closed off, withdrawn and just a general a$$. But Simone’s aggressiveness was really what Van needed and that was quite a refreshing twist. There’s plenty of enthusiastic sexy times (the kind where I need a fan!), some fiery and heated banter and even a few raw, sensitive scenes. This one just ranked a spot on my READ AGAIN E-SHELF! Told from dual POVs with a sweet ending. I received, read and voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
Van (Cold Fury, Book #9)
Release Date: November 28, 2017
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.
Sawyer Bennett’s New York Times bestselling Carolina Cold Fury series can be read together or separately.
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About the Author:
Since the release of her debut contemporary romance novel, Off Sides, in January 2013, Sawyer Bennett has released multiple books, many of which have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists.
A reformed trial lawyer from North Carolina, Sawyer uses real life experience to create relatable, sexy stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From new adult to erotic contemporary romance, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone.
Sawyer likes her Bloody Marys strong, her martinis dirty, and her heroes a combination of the two. When not bringing fictional romance to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to a very active daughter, as well as full-time servant to her adorably naughty dogs. She believes in the good of others, and that a bad day can be cured with a great work-out, cake, or even better, both.
Sawyer also writes general and women’s fiction under the pen name S. Bennett and sweet romance under the name Juliette Poe.
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