Also by this author: Sugar Daddy (Sugar Bowl, #1)
Lucas (Cold Fury, #8) by Sawyer Bennett
Published by Loveswept (Penguin Random House) on September 19, 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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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.
One that is always consistent with The Cold Fury Series is that you are never left disappointed. I’ve read series where it’s just been drawn out too much and it seems that the stories are starting to fall a bit flat. Thankfully, Lucas is nothing like that. Even though some of the story has been done several times, Sawyer Bennett always has a way to draw me in and make me invested in it.
Lucas is one of the new boys on the Cold Fury hockey team and he’s living his dream of playing professionally with his brother, Max. He’s a bit of a playboy and has absolutely no intention of settling down. But a one night stand with a fiery and confident red head changes everything.
Stephanie has worked hard her entire life to become successful. He past doesn’t really leave her with any support so she’s been doing everything on her own. She’s kind of the female Lucas in respects to not wanting to settle down and have a relationship, although their reasons why are different. When she meets Lucas, she goes for that much needed one night stand but that one night just turned everything upside down.
My heart broke for Stephanie throughout the entire book. Unfortunately there are people with her background and it’s always heartbreaking. Lucas is actually the perfect person to come in and show her what she has been missing and what she deserves. She just didn’t know it and wouldn’t accept it.
What I really enjoyed was watching Stephanie realize what a great guy Lucas is. Watching her walls crumble and her heart open up to him made me want to jump up and fist pump. Or dance. You get the idea. I was just so happy that it happens.
I had fun getting a little more of Max and Jules but Sawyer set us up to crave more of Van. So of course, I can’t wait to get my hands on his story. Overall, I enjoyed this book. If you are looking for a bit of drama with a strong heroine and a swoon worthy and sexy hockey player, then this is the book for you!