Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Review of RYKER (Cold Fury Hockey #4) by Sawyer Bennett

"If you ever decide you want to try to seduce me, I just want you to know I'm not going to stop you." - Ryker

Series: Cold Fury Hockey # 4
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Publisher: Loveswept
Release Date: September 8, 2015
Source: Netgalley

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The rugged men of the Carolina Cold Fury hockey team are winning hearts once again in another scorching novel from New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett.

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 is on Gray to step up and save a tender new love before it’s too late.

Some may say that it is the most wonderful time of the year. Who? Hockey fans, of course! That's right... Hockey season is upon us and what better way to celebrate than to fall into the arms of Ryker, the hottest Cold Fury goalie. Sawyer Bennett is back with the 4th installment of her hard hitting, body checking Cold Fury Hockey series. Ryker Evans is the newly acquired goalie for Carolina Cold Fury and after a not so stellar performance in the previous season's playoffs, he is forced to prove his worth to his fellow teammates, front office staff, and, most importantly, the fans. Gray Brannon has a lot to prove as well. Breaking the barrier by being the first female general manager, she's paving the way for other women by kicking ass and taking names. I freaking loved Ryker and Gray. There was no bullshit between them. Of course, they stumble around as they try to hide their budding relationship, but when it is just the two of them, there is no hiding their feelings. Both are characters you really want to see happy together. I wanted them together from the get-go and I loved every moment they shared along the way. The times when Ryker was taking care of his daughters made me fall deeper for him, especially when a spider is involved. Gray being a badass and sticking up for the people she loves made me want to be her best friend. Together, they rocked.

I am obsessed with the Cold Fury series. Ryker was the perfect addition to an already sexy series and I am hoping that it is not the last book. Please, Sawyer? *grin* It is one of my favorite hockey romance series to date (I know that I've yet to review Garrett and Zach, but I will soon). Sawyer's writing style is spot on. The glances of the inner workings behind the Carolina Cold Fury was pretty flipping close to an actual hockey team. Gray is my book heroine idol because I would love to be a GM for a day. Just a day, I couldn't handle the stress of an entire season. I'll leave that to the professionals. Just one of the many aspects that I loved about Ryker. It was perfect and Sawyer is quickly becoming a favorite author. More!

USA Today and New York Times Best-Selling Author, Sawyer Bennett is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. Her husband works for a Fortune 100 company which lets him fly all over the world while she stays at home with their daughter and three big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn’t have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.

Sawyer is the author of several contemporary romances including the popular Off Series, the Legal Affairs Series and the Last Call Series. She will be releasing her third book in the Cold Fury Hockey Series with Random House Loveswept, June 2015.

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