Series: Cold Fury Hockey, #10
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Genres: Sports Romance, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 6, 2018
Hockey season may be over, but in New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett’s new novel, a Carolina Cold Fury heartbreaker is heating things up off the ice and eager to score with the girl next door.
No one skates like Reed Olson. In the off-season, no one plays like him either. After back-to-back championships, Reed craves a different kind of action. Good thing there’s no shortage of women ready for a summer fling with a sports star. Reed has a specific type—blond, busty, not too bright—and a little black book full of options. But when his bed starts rocking, it’s his unexpectedly sexy neighbor who comes knocking. And the brainy beauty is impossible to ignore.
Josie Ives desperately needs something her celebrity neighbor obviously doesn’t: sleep. His headboard banging against the wall is keeping her up at night—not to mention inspiring some very naughty dreams. Reed is everything she imagined: a little too good-looking, with a body that puts Greek gods to shame. But he’s also funny and charming—a tempting combination. Josie’s the opposite of his type, yet the chemistry between them is undeniable. Their friendship certainly has its benefits, and it’s heating up to be so much more.
Reed (Cold Fury Hockey, #10) by Sawyer Bennett
Rosa's rating: 5 of 5 iScream Cones
"Put a muzzle on Screaming Barbie."
The author had me laughing out loud in the first chapter of Reed and totally invested from the get-go. I devoured this latest installment in the Cold Fury Hockey series in one sitting, unable to put it down.
Reed & Josie are a perfect example of the opposites attract theory. His tastes run to what she calls Barbie dolls, the tall, blonde and stacked variety. She's witnessed his neverending supply coming and going and has started labeling them #ScreamingBarbie #CarbieBarbie #FashionistaBarbie #DitzyBarbie, etc... She's not threatened by them, she just can't get any sleep with all the noise and headboard banging coming from the bedroom next door. She's an ER Physician and works 12+ hour shifts, she needs her sleep. When she knocks on his door at 1:00 AM to complain he's highly amused by her snark. He's mentally agreeing with her description of the blonde currently standing naked behind him. She's nothing like what he's drawn to in a sexual way, but she seems like she'd be a lot of fun to hang out with as a friend.
Josie is not intimidated by Reed's celebrity status because she doesn't even own a television. Since she's not trying to draw his attention, she just takes it in stride when she gets it. She finds their friendly banter amusing and she doesn't pull any punches when she teases him about his Barbies. When he sees her coming home late and offers to share his pizza they become buds. Since she is not his type, being short with brown hair and a brain, she is not expecting more. But that doesn't mean she doesn't appreciate his physical perfection and have fantasies about being the girl in the bed that's banging against the wall.
It was a delicious delight watching this cute couple argue with themselves and each other. Of course, I knew that they would eventually give up and give in. It was so fun anticipating how and when that would happen. I can't get enough of this series, and I hope it keeps going forever. The author teased me mercilessly by giving me a glimpse into the future regarding another #HockeyHottie and I'm excited to get to know him and the lady in his future better. The line forms here...
Since the release of her debut contemporary romance novel, Off Sides, in January 2013, Sawyer Bennett has released multiple books, many of which have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists.
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 daughter, as well as full-time servant to her 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 even better, both.
Sawyer also writes general and women’s fiction under the pen name S. Bennett and sweet romance under the name Juliette Poe.