Release and Review: Roman

Title:  Roman, Cold Fury Hockey #7
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Published:  February 21, 2017,  Loveswept
Genre:  Sports Romance

New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett steams up the ice all over again as the Carolina Cold Fury hockey team’s hottest bad boy gets his first taste of something good.

In a league full of troublemakers, Cold Fury defenseman Roman Sýkora stands out—at least when it comes to negative publicity. When he’s not chilling in the penalty box, the sizzling Czech skate demon is racking up tabloid headlines for his scandalous behavior with the ladies. But now Roman’s feeling the burn from management to clean up his act, or else. Luckily he’s got an enticing distraction: a fun-loving barista who plays the ukulele and brings out a side of Roman he didn’t know he had.

Lexi Robertson came to Raleigh, North Carolina, to finally meet her father, Brian Brannon, and her half sister, Gray, both of whom work in the Cold Fury’s front office. That’s where she first meets sexy, intimidating Roman—who’s really a big softie at heart. As one relationship takes off, another begins: Brian seems to be clicking with Lexi’s boss at the coffee shop. But when the friction between Roman and her new family heats up, Lexi wonders whether she’s a pawn in their game. Feeling hurt and foolish, Lexi’s ready to quit while she’s ahead. Trouble is, Roman’s not ready to quit on her.

Don’t miss any of Sawyer Bennett’s electrifying Cold Fury novels:

“Sawyer Bennett never fails to deliver heroes I fall hard for and heroines I adore.”—New York Times bestselling author Violet Duke

“Wow. Just wow. Sawyer Bennett is my new favorite author.”—USA Today bestselling author Jami Davenport

“Sawyer Bennett had me at hello.”—New York Times bestselling author Lexi Ryan

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3.5 Stars

I so wanted to like this book!  Had it been called "The Brannen Family"  or even "Brian", I would have been all over it!  I love the author's writing style.  I love the series so far.   I just could not connect to Roman at all.  He is a typical hockey brute but I just was not feeling him.  I liked Lexi.  I LOVED the story from Brian's POV! I enjoyed seeing the rest of the team again.  Honestly, I am more excited to meet Max's baby brother in the next book than I was about what was happening between Roman and Lexi.  However, Lexi's story is what held the book together.  Such a free spirit with a loving heart.  Talented and down to earth.  She gets Roman to let down his tough image and really see her for the strong woman that she is.  Not just a hook-up.

I will read more from this author.  This was a one off for me I am sure.  Looking forward to what she will bring us next!

*Complimentary copy provided via Netgalley for an honest review.

Since the release of her debut contemporary romance novel, Off Sides, in January 2013, Sawyer Bennett has released more than 30 books and has been featured on both the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists on multiple occasions.

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 Mary’s 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 toddler, as well as full-time servant to two 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 a combination of the two.

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