Thursday, October 23, 2014

Blog Tour-Review and Giveaway: Alex (A Cold Fury Hockey Novel) by Sawyer Bennett

Welcome to today's blog tour stop for Sawyer Bennett's hot new novel, Alex (A Cold Fury Hockey Novel)!

Cold Fury Hockey Series
New Adult Contemporary
Released October 14, 2014
Published by LoveSwept (Random House)

Hockey star Alexander Crossman has a reputation as a cold-hearted player on and off the rink. Pushed into the sport by an alcoholic father, Alex isn’t afraid to give fans the proverbial middle finger, relishing his role as the MVP they love to hate. Management, however, isn’t so amused. Now Alex has a choice: fix his public image through community service or ride the bench. But Alex refuses to be molded into the Carolina Cold Fury poster boy . . . not even by a tempting redhead with killer curves.
As a social worker, Sutton Price is accustomed to difficult people—like Alex, who’s been assigned to help her create a drug-abuse awareness program for at-risk youth as part of the team’s effort to clean up his image. What she doesn’t expect is the arrogant smirk from his perfect lips to stir her most heated fantasies. But Sutton isn’t one to cross professional boundaries—and besides, Alex doesn’t do relationships . . . or does he? The more she sees behind Alex’s bad-boy façade, the more Sutton craves the man she uncovers.

My Review

I am a big fan of sports romance books (after all, you've got the hot and sexy players-who doesn't like that?), so I was excited to read Sawyer Bennett's new novel, Alex.  Put simply, the book sure did not disappoint!  

The plot and storyline kept me involved and engaged through the entire story, without the superficial junk you normally find in many sports-related romance books.  Here you get a good story with real drama and conflict, along with the relationship building as you watch both Sutton and Alex fall for each other.  And their intense relationship is anything but superficial.

I loved the characters-every single one of them.  Alex is perfect-the quintessential sexy, brooding, hotshot bad boy; Sutton is a fantastically strong and intelligent woman-the kind you wish every lead female in romance stories would emulate.  And seeing her break through the walls that Alex has put up without him realizing it makes for one hell of a great story.  There's also some great secondary characters, my favorite being Garrett (who I'm thrilled to hear is getting his story next!)...gotta love those cocky hockey bad boys!

With an outstanding story that will totally draw you in and put a smile on your face...and some steam in your e-reader...Alex is worth all 5 sexy, bad boy stars of my rating.  A definite 18+ read that is well written and will leave you counting the days until the next book in the series comes out!

About the Author
USA Today Best-Selling author, Sawyer Bennett, is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. She is married to a mobster (well, a market researcher) and they have two big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn’t have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.


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