Title: Lucas (Cold Fury, Book #8)
Author: 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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Amazon/Goodreads Rating: 5/5
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Lucas is the eighth book in the Cold Fury Hockey series. While this book is a part of a series, you can read this as a stand alone book. This is true with the other books in the series, too. Even though the book is named based on who the hockey player, thus the storyline's center, I feel that this was more of a book about learning and getting to know Stephanie. Don’t get me wrong, Lucas will capture your heart and you will be cheering him both on and off the ice. Stephanie on the other hand, had a very difficult childhood that has left a major impact on the person she has become. She has some major issues that she has to learn to overcome as well as having to let go of her fears, so she can trust that things can be different. Right from the start, this book had me hooked and it was very difficult to put down. The chemistry between Lucas and Stephanie was a very interesting one. Who knew their lives were going to be so different after that night of the museum gala? I enjoyed how the author had just the right amount of sexy scenes in the book to not have it overwhelming, which allowed the storyline to be able to focus more on the actual story instead of just it being a book about a playboy hockey player and his one night stands. Even the interactions with the other characters added to the story and kept you wanting to know more. My only wish was that the story didn’t wrap up as quickly as it did and that there was more but I’m sure more will be revealed in Van’s book. I can’t wait to be able to read Van’s story.
About the Author: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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