Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Book Review: Zack (Cold Fury Hockey #3) by Sawyer Bennett

Several months after the car accident that took the life of his long-time girlfriend and ended his hockey season early, Zack's physical wounds have all healed. Mentally, however, he is still struggling. Struggling with the loss of the mother of his child and struggling with the guilt. Guilt not just for her death, but so much more. With the next season just a few weeks away, Zack is in need of full-time help with his son Ben. Which is why he lets his sister hire a live-in nanny: Kate. Kate with her too big clothes and over the top cheerfulness. He hasn't felt anything for anyone in months, why does he have to start feeling again now for his son's nanny?

Kate might not have grown up with much but she doesn't let her lack of money get her down. Or anything else really. She always has a smile on her face. She's been working her way through school and this new nanny job is perfect for her. When Kate starts working for crabby and sinfully hot Zack, she makes it her mission to make him laugh and cheer up. Except developing feelings for her boss wasn't part of the plan.

This book and all the feels. Sigh. Zack is definitely my favorite of the Cold Fury Hockey series thus far. I knew going in that it was going to be emotional and heart breaking for me at times, which it absolutely was. Zack is emotionally having a really hard time following Gina's death and it is painful to watch (read). It also causes him to be a giant douche to Kate at times, making me itch to punch him in the throat. It is easy to forgive him though, most of the time.

Kate is absolutely adorable and so easy to love. She doesn't know her own beauty and dorky charm, then Zack awakens something inside of her she's been hiding for way too long. They are so good for one another, but Zack just can't see past his own issues (cue throat punch). In the end, it was worth every single tear. Sawyer Bennett once again does a stellar job of mixing humor, emotion and heat all into one story. I cannot wait for Ryker's book. I have a feeling that he may even top Zack.

Favorite Quotes
Fuck it. Fuck the consequences. Fuck the cons. More important, I'm going upstairs to fuck Kate right now.

"Tonight. Going to fuck you good."

"It's our last night we can be as noisy as we want. Trying to figure out what's gonna make you scream the loudest."

Fuck... fuck, that gets me right in the breastbone and I have to blink back tears quickly, because fucking hockey players do not cry.

Marianna's Rating:

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

Title: Zack
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Series: Cold Fury Hockey #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett goes for a hat trick with the latest romance in a sexy series about cool-as-ice hockey players and the women heating up their lives.

Rising star Zack Grantham has been stuck in a downward spiral of grief ever since the car accident that left him a single dad and put his career on hold. Back on the road with the Carolina Cold Fury and still crippled by emotional baggage, he’s in need of some serious help with his son. But while the nerdy new nanny wins his son’s heart, Zack isn’t sure he’s ready for a woman’s touch—even after getting a glimpse of the killer curves she’s hiding under those baggy clothes.

Kate Francis usually keeps men like Zack at a distance. Though his athlete’s body is honed to perfection, he refuses to move on with his life—and besides, he’s her boss. Still, the sparks between them are undeniable, tempting Kate to turn their professional relationship into a personal one. But before she makes a power play for Zack’s wounded heart, Kate will have to open him up again and show him that love is worth the fight.


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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