Roman (A Cold Fury Hockey Novel)
by Sawyer Bennett
4 Family CROWNS
Sawyer Bennett’s Cold Fury Hockey series has a special place in my heart. These boys were my first introduction to the fantastic writing of Ms. Bennett, and I have devoured everything since. Each one is filled with a sexy and often broody hockey player, a fiercely independent and intelligent heroine, and story that is either heartwarming or riddled with suspense. Either way, each book in this series is entirely entertaining, and Roman is not any different.
As I said, the sexy, broody hero is a must on for the Cold Fury Hockey team, and Roman fits the bill. As the enforcer and the bad boy on the team, he has little regard for rules and authority, and his lack of familial interactions leads him to live a fairly isolated life, making him uncomfortable with certain family dynamics and obligations. Underneath this layer, though, is a completely sweet and romantic man. Watching him with Lexi, showcases everything that is good about him that he likes to hide under his tough exterior.
Lexi is one of the most logical and sensible heroines I can recall. She deals with her feelings in a logical and rational way, never overreacting and always listening before making judgments, which comes from a place of love. Her desire for family, for a place to belong drives most of her choices in the book, and makes her a very likable heroine.
The story-line for Roman is entertaining and enjoyable to read. Readers get to see the bad boy get tamed and fall in love. They get to see the heroine they love find her place with a new family. Plus, there is the added secondary plot line that I really enjoyed with two of the secondary characters. And while the romance of Roman and Lexi is more than enough to entice the reader to read the book, the overarching ideas of the importance of family and being accepted resonate with me more than anything.
Roman is another solid addition to the Cold Fury Hockey series. It is fun, entertaining, steamy, and filled with not only romance that will melt your heart but also the added message of the importance of family. It delivers on everything that I have come to expect from Ms. Bennett’s writing, and for that it is another must read.
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
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.
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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 more than 30 books and has been featured on both the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists on multiple occasions.
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 toddler, as well as full-time servant to two 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 a combination of the two.