Author: Sawyer Bennett
Series: Cold Fury Hockey #9
Genre: Sports Romance
Released: November 28, 2017
Published By: Loveswept
As one of the league’s toughest enforcers, Van Turner is ruthless on the ice. He plays hard because it’s the only way to channel the rage boiling inside, and a reputation as an A-hole is better than everyone knowing the truth. Van has spent his entire life running from a secret that’s kept him from getting involved in relationships—or accepting lucrative deals with East Coast teams. Then the Carolina Cold Fury makes him an offer he can’t refuse . . . and Van meets a woman he can’t resist.
Simone Fournier is the stubborn one in her family—and that’s saying something, considering her brothers are two of the Cold Fury’s biggest stars. Simone gets what she wants, and what she wants is Van. Still, there’s a part of him Simone can’t reach, no matter how hard she tries. In private, he’s all fire and passion. In public, he freezes her out. Van may want to push her away, but Simone won’t let him go that easily. Because this time, she’s playing for keeps.
Van is the ninth book in the Cold Fury Hockey Series and can either be read in order or as a standalone novel.
Van is quiet and closed off from everyone. With his past haunting him, Van likes to keep to himself and only make small conversation with his Cold Fury teammates when he has to. His closest friend is Lucas since he lives with him. But his world gets turned upside down when Lucas’s sister, Simone, moves into their house after dropping out of college. Simone is instantly attracted to Van and sees a challenge in front of her to get him to let her in. As her persistence starts to pay off, Van starts to worry that he has the same tendencies as his father, a convicted rapist and murderer and that he should push Simone away. When Van’s past is revealed, the support he receives shocks him.
Simone is one of my favourite heroines by Sawyer Bennett as I love her go-getter attitude. This book made me laugh out loud a few times. The chemistry between Van and Simone was definitely hot.
I recommend this book and gave it 5 maple leafs
About Sawyer Bennett
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.
Due to the nature of this book it is not recommended for people under the age of 18