Series: Cold Fury Hockey #4
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Heat Level: 3 out of 4 flames
Overall Star Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Naughty Book Snitch Kay
The stakes have never been higher for Carolina Cold Fury goalie Ryker Evans. With his contract running out, he’s got a year left to prove he’s still at the top of his game. And since his wife left him, Ryker has been balancing life as a pro-hockey star and a single parent to two daughters. Management is waiting for him to screw up. The fans are ready to pounce. Everybody’s taking dirty shots—except for the fiery redhead whose faith in Ryker gives him a fresh start.
As the league’s only female general manager, Gray Brannon has learned not to mix business with pleasure. And yet even this tough, talented career woman can’t help breaking her own rules as she gives Ryker everything she’s got. She hopes their hot streak will last forever, but with Ryker’s conniving ex plotting to reclaim her man, the pressure’s on Gray to step up and save a tender new love before it’s too late.
I was gonna read Ryker’s book because it was part of this great series but I wasn’t salivating to do so. This ended up being a great surprise for me. I loved Ryker, with his big heart and his filthy mouth. He was a fantastic hero. Gray was a great heroine as well. Strong yet kind. She knew her hockey stuff and wasn’t afraid to let people know.
This was a story of a veteran hockey player trying to balance his career, deal with his failed marriage, learn how to be a single parent to two little girls and become the man Gray needed him to be. Gray was facing career hurdles and the fact that she was falling for a man with kids. She wasn’t a relationship kind of woman. Her career always came first.
Combine all of the above with some sinister suspense and this book was a solid addition to a favorite series of mine.
Book given in exchange for an honest review via the publisher and NetGalley.