Also by this author: Sugar Daddy (Sugar Bowl, #1)
Max (Cold Fury, #6) by Sawyer Bennett
Published by Loveswept (Penguin Random House) on December 13, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Sport
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The ice is a cold mistress. As the league’s most eligible goalie, Max Fournier has access to his fair share of willing puck bunnies, but right now he’s more interested in bringing home another championship than a one-night stand. A romantic at heart, Max believes in love; he’s just not great at relationships. So when he finally meets a nice girl who’s not blinded by his celebrity, he’s feeling the heat—and the pressure to save her from herself.
Between working two jobs and raising her sister’s kids, Julianne Bradley doesn’t have time for sports—or men. All she knows about Max is that he’s the sexiest customer to ever grace her gas-station counter. And he sees past her tired eyes and makes Jules yearn for things she can’t have: a glamorous fling, a passionate lover, and the time to enjoy both. Max makes her feel like Cinderella, even though Jules has enough baggage to crush a glass slipper. Luckily, he’s no prince—only a fierce competitor determined to win her heart.
I swear, I can’t get enough of Sawyer Bennett. I will admit that in the past, I would go back and forth about her books but for the past year or so just about everything I’ve read, I’ve read quickly and have really enjoyed it. Max is no exception. This is book six in the Cold Fury Series but it absolutely can be read as a standalone. I can attest to that because it was my first book I’ve read in the series and I didn’t feel like I missed anything. Sure, there are other characters in the book when you know their story has already been told but it didn’t do anything other than make me want to go back and read all of the books from the start. However, I’m afraid no one will be able to stand up to Max. What a way to start out for me.
Max Fournier is a goalie for the Cold Fury, who was benched the past year due to injuries. He’s healthy again and ready to concur the new season. They are fresh off a title win and he’s hungry to keep it going. What he didn’t expect was to run into a woman at the local convenience store that would absolutely turn his world upside down.
When Max first meets, Julieanne, she’s working at the convienence store and happens to have three kids with her. She looks tired and worn down but there’s something about her that just calls to him. He does everything he can to make sure he runs into her again. He’s all but given up when he does in fact run into her at another job she has at a nursing home. This time, he’s determined to keep the woman he finds so fascinating in his life.
Julieanne is tired. She is now raising her sister’s three kids and working two jobs to make ends meet. She barely has time to sit down for 10 minutes to eat a meal before she’s on the run again and trying to keep up with all her responsibilities. She remembers Max from the first night they met and she can’t stop thinking about him but she has zero time for anything personal. However, she quickly finds out that Max is going to stick around, regardless of how how she fights.
This is a quick read that I really enjoyed. I really liked Julieanne “Jules.” She’s loyal and a hard worker and has a kind heart. She’s a giver who has zero time to focus on herself and you know she would do anything for those in her life.
Max is perfect for her. He treats her right, lets her know how special she is and is absolutely one of the sweet guys I’ve read in a long time. I don’t normally do sweet but I’ll be damned if he didn’t sweep me off my feet in his pursuit for Jules. His focus and care towards here was melting. His fame isn’t easy on either of them but he does everything that he can to make sure she’s happy and she knows that she’s the one for him.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I love the style of writing that Sawyer Bennet does. It just all flows so easily and it always keeps me wanting more. If you are looking for the sweetest hockey player ever that treats his girl like the Cinderella that she is, then this is the book for you!