Series: Cold Fury Hockey #4
Published by Loveswept on September 8th 2015
Genres: Romance, Sports Romance
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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’s on Gray to step up and save a tender new love before it’s too late.
We first met Ryker, in Zack’s book. He had been recently traded to Cold Fury from Boston and would be the Cold Fury’s backup goalie. When starting goalie Max, gets injured, Ryker, takes his place as starting goalie. This picks up roughly 6 months after Zack’s book ends.
THIS is the book I have been waiting for! I power read the first 3 books, so I would be ready on release day for Ryker. He did not dissapoint me!!! I will say… I might be a tad biased, because I LOVE GOALIES! There is just something about them. They are strong, agile, big, focused, and maybe a tiny bit crazy, but the intense sexy kinda crazy, lol. It takes a certain type of human to want rubber pucks slap shot at their body, going 90 mi/h. ( Yes that number is correct… I googled it, lol. That is freaking fast!!!) So, before I had even started this book, Ryker already had a special place in my heart and a spot on my BBF’s list! The added bonus here is that Ryker is based off of Henrik Lundqvist. If you are not familiar with him, please Google him because he is gorgeous, a great goaltender, humble, nice, and did I mention sexy?… No? Well, he is!!!
Ryker Evans, is every single thing you could want in a man. He is a beast of a man, an amazing father to his precious daughters Violet and Ruby. He is a true friend, amazing lover, cuddler, does yoga (so sexy), and loves with his whole heart. One of his best qualities, is that he loves being in relationships! *gasps* can you believe it!? He doesn’t do flings and one night stands. That is so refreshing. Now days in Romance, every H is a manwhore. Not our Ryker, though! He literally couldn’t be anymore perfect if he tried!
Gray Brennan, is simply amazing. When I grow up I want to be her!!! She is a genius, has her MBA and PhD, a yoga instructor, an Olympic winner (she was a hockey goalie! How freaking awesome is that!?) She is strong, confident, sassy, and independent. On the flip side to all of her amazing accomplishments, she is a loner. She spent her whole life dedicated to school and her career, she didn’t have time to make friends and have boyfriends.
Ryker and Gray, understood each other’s love of the game. When so many people doubted Gray’s abilities to lead the team, Ryker was her #1 supporter. He knew she would accomplish great things and knew she deserved it. She supported and had faith in him as well. It was just beautiful to read a story about love and support between two strong character’s.
The rest of the gang is back for this one as well. I love that Sawyer, gives us glimpses into past couples life’s! At this point, I feel like I know them all so well, it’s like visiting with old friends while making new friend’s.
Sawyer, you out did yourself on this one! It’s perfect. Literally there isn’t one single thing I can point out that I didn’t love. If I could give this 6+ stars, I would! Yes, it’s that awesome!!!