4 Stars for Alex (Cold Fury Hockey #1) by Sawyer Bennett

Posted July 29, 2014 by FMA in 4 Stars - It quenched my addiction!

4 Stars for Alex (Cold Fury Hockey #1) by Sawyer BennettAlex by Sawyer Bennett
Series: Cold Fury Hockey #1
Also in this series: Garrett, Zack, Ryker, Hawk
Published by Loveswept, Penguin Random House
on October 14th 2014
Pages: 224
Genres: Contemporary, Hockey, Sports
four-stars

Goodreads

Hockey star Alexander Crossman has a reputation as a cold-hearted player on and off the rink. Pushed into the sport by an alcoholic father, Alex isn't afraid to give fans the proverbial middle finger, relishing his role as the MVP they love to hate. Management, however, isn't so amused. Now Alex has a choice: fix his public image through community service or ride the bench. But Alex refuses to be molded into the Carolina Cold Fury poster boy . . . not even by a tempting redhead with killer curves.
As a social worker, Sutton Price is accustomed to difficult people--like Alex, who's been assigned to help her create a drug-abuse awareness program for at-risk youth as part of the team's effort to clean up his image. What she doesn't expect is the arrogant smirk from his perfect lips to stir her most heated fantasies. But Sutton isn't one to cross professional boundaries--and besides, Alex doesn't do relationships . . . or does he? The more she sees behind Alex's bad-boy facade, the more Sutton craves the man she uncovers."


I was provided a review copy by NetGalley, Penguin Random House; this did not influence my opinion of the book.


 

Review Alex

 

Alex, is the first novel in the new series ‘Cold Fury Hockey’, by Sawyer Bennett, whose tentative release date is October 14, 2014.

In my town we have a minor league hockey team, and as I was reading this book, I got the urge to purchase season tickets! Our team is pretty good, and we go to games, but now I have an all new reason to go, I want to find my Alex and Garrett!

Alex Crossman is a womanizing, 26-year-old, sexy, angry as hell star hockey player, who plays for the Cold Fury hockey club. He hates playing hockey and is saving all his money and biding his time until the day he can retire. (He has daddy issues.)

Sutton Price is a single, 22-year-old, who owns a home, holds a master’s degree and works as a social worker at an alcohol and drug crisis facility; and knows nothing about hockey.

Due to his poor sportsmanship and bad attitude, the head office for the Cold Fury, force their star hockey player, Alex Crossman into an image overhaul. Either he works with the Wake County Drug Crisis Center and implement a statewide outreach program for at-risk youth, or he loses his job.

Late, angry and full of resentment, Alex shows for his first appointment fully prepared to give his new partner at the WCDCC, Sutton Price, the brunt of his frustration. That is until he realizes Price, is not only not a male, but the woman he wanted to take home for dinner.

‘this is essentially my jailer for the next year, which also makes her my enemy.
And I can’t f***k the enemy.
At least I don’t think I can.’

Sutton was equally attracted to Alex and was struggling to keep the line between working relationship and dating relationship a wide one. She and Alex are working together on a project which is extremely important to her, plus she was chosen for this project by her boss, which could mean a boost to her career. She doesn’t want anything to mess that up. So crossing the line with Alex is dangerous.

When her first love comes back into the picture, she sees the opportunity as the distraction it is. All be it briefly, because the pull to Alex is too strong.

“Is this guy still in the picture? Are you still interested in him?” (Alex)
“I told him that…That I was seeing someone else. That I was interested in someone else.”
“And just so I’m clear on the matter, you are talking about me right?”

She laughs merrily into the phone, causing my smile to flare bright again. “Yes, I was talking about you.”

If you are looking for a light, easy read, this might answer your call. It is not emotionally deep. I LOVED the epilogue, there were quite a few swoon-worthy moments in it. 3 1/2 – 4 stars

Coming soon in the series, Garrett. (He is a great character, funny, loyal, oh-and he likes women! This should be a great book.)

four-stars

About Sawyer Bennett

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.

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