Series: Cold Fury Hockey #6
Published by Loveswept on December 13th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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The ice is a cold mistress. As the league’s most eligible goalie, Max Fournier has access to his fair share of willing puck bunnies, but right now he’s more interested in bringing home another championship than a one-night stand. A romantic at heart, Max believes in love; he’s just not great at relationships. So when he finally meets a nice girl who’s not blinded by his celebrity, he’s feeling the heat—and the pressure to save her from herself.
Between working two jobs and raising her sister’s kids, Julianne Bradley doesn’t have time for sports—or men. All she knows about Max is that he’s the sexiest customer to ever grace her gas-station counter. And he sees past her tired eyes and makes Jules yearn for things she can’t have: a glamorous fling, a passionate lover, and the time to enjoy both. Max makes her feel like Cinderella, even though Jules has enough baggage to crush a glass slipper. Luckily, he’s no prince—only a fierce competitor determined to win her heart.
Sawyer Bennett is a versatile writer and she does a wonderful job showcasing her lighthearted romance skills with Max. This book has two major things going for it as far as I’m concerned.
First of all, it’s a single parent romance, which always makes me feel mushy. The single mother in this case, Jules, is actually the unexpected legal guardian of her sister’s three young children.
The second perk is it’s a sports romance. I’m not much of a sports fan, but for some reason I’m incredibly addicted to this sub-genre. Typically, the hero is only interested in one-nighters and goes through countless women. Max is a famous hockey player who—surprise, surprise—is not allergic to monogamy. In fact, he looks forward to settling down with the right woman.
Jules and Max meet under unusual circumstances, and he’s immediately drawn to her. For Jules, Max is an unlikely dream she doesn’t have time to indulge in. She works two jobs and spends endless hours supporting her family. I loved her fierce independence, loyalty, and determination. Max is flawless—understanding, humble, and supportive. His persistence won me over from the beginning. If you want a break from dominating alpha males, you’ll find Max to be the ultimate book boyfriend.
This is a sweet and highly enjoyable romance, with no unnecessary drama. It’s a win for me.
Recommended for fans of:
Single parent romance
**ARC received in exchange for an honest review.**