Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Book Review: Alex (Cold Fury Hockey #1) by Sawyer Bennett

Hockey star Alex Crossman might be one of the best in the game, but he despises playing hockey. He has a well earned reputation for being a prick to his teammates, fans...hell, everyone! Management is sick of his attitude and demands he gets his act in gear. So they force him to work with a local drug outreach program.

On the flip side, Sutton Price absolutely loves what she does working with at rick youth. She can relate to these kids and being able to help them is important to her. When she finds out she will be working with a sports superstar to bring more awareness, she is excited for the chance to make a bigger impact. However, she wasn't expecting the sex god that walked into her office. Or his asshole personality. Their attraction to each other is fierce, but should they cross that line?

Honestly, Alex is not an easy character to like. He doesn't just have a chip on his shoulder, he is carrying a giant boulder up there! Spending time with Sutton softens him and we get to see the vulnerability that is under the surface. I may  not have loved him, but I liked him well enough and I truly felt for him and the crap childhood he had.

What Alex lacks, Sutton more than makes up for. In the first time in a long while, the heroine outshines the hero for me. She. Was. Awesome. Sutton had an equally bad start in life, but she hasn't let the past rule her present or future. She has overcome it and is stronger because of it. There were also side characters that I adored, like Garret, the sweet ladies man, and Monica, the crazy hockey fan girl. Which was so me in my late teens early twenties. I can't wait for more books in this series!

Favorite Quotes
"Thank you...for taking the time to try to get to know me. And I think maybe for getting me when I'm not sure I even get myself."

"Have you thought of ways? Ways I would put my hands on you?"
"Good. We'll compare notes on that later."

"You're already wet, Sutton. Did thinking about having your lips wrapped around my cock do that to you?"

"Need inside you, baby."

Marianna's Rating:

**I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are mine.

Title: Alex
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Series: Cold Fury Hockey #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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 façade, the more Sutton craves the man she uncovers.


About the Author
USA Today 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. She is married to a mobster (well, a market researcher) and they have two 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.

Twitter: @bennettbooks

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