Release Blitz & Review: Lucas

Lucas (Cold Fury, Book #8)
Sawyer Bennett
Release Date: September 19, 2017

The Carolina Cold Fury hockey team is stacked with hotshots. But when a new player joins their ranks, he learns that even superstars can’t go it alone when it comes to love.

Lucas Fournier is only serious about one thing: hockey. The league’s fun-loving charmer, Luc is always up for a good prank or a great lay, and he has no intention of settling down. But being traded to the Carolina Cold Fury—and to play alongside his big brother, Max—is no joke. With another title in sight, the last thing Luc wants is to let his new teammates down. To succeed, Luc will need to keep his head in the game and the most . . . er, demanding member of his anatomy in check. But when temptation hits, Luc hits back harder.

Museum curator Stephanie Frazier has always put business before pleasure, which just about explains her nonexistent sex life. But when Stephanie meets Luc at a champagne-fueled gala, she finds herself flirting like crazy—and going home with the uninhibited athlete. For one night, she learns what passion is all about. She just never counted on the little surprise Luc leaves behind. And that’s when things really start to get . . . interesting.

Sawyer Bennett’s New York Times bestselling Carolina Cold Fury series can be read together or separately.

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I'm not sure what is happening lately, but all the books I am reading have amazing male leads and the heroine is kind of blah for me. That said, I LOVE the Cold Fury series and was really looking forward to Lucas. He comes in as Max's little brother. Although they share similar genes and sense of family, Lucas brings us a whole different look at a difficult relationship.

 Stephanie and Lucas have a super hot one night stand. Until it turns into more. I do give Stephy some credit in that she is well aware of her flaws. Lucas earns her trust and she starts to share some of herself. It just takes her soooo long to get to the acceptance level that she becomes annoying. And it isn't just Lucas she puts walls up against. His family, the other WAGs, her employer, the hospital. She just is not even willing to try. Given her predicament both physically and financially, I would have thought her brain might get in line with her heart just a bit quicker. 

 Thank God for Lucas! Such a great guy. Even he can only give so much of himself before it doesn't seem worth it. 

 Great to catch up with some of the other players. Loved that Simone has wormed her way into her brother's limelight again. Should be an interesting next book coming. Good addition to the series!

*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 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.

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