on February 17, 2015
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Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Series: Cold Fury Hockey #2
New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett hits the ice with the story of a playboy athlete whose winning ways lead him to a beautiful woman with a lot to lose.
Carolina Cold Fury star Garrett Samuelson never wants to miss out on a single minute of fun. Whether he’s playing hockey, hanging out with friends, or walking the red carpet with a new date on his arm, he lives every day to the fullest. When he meets Olivia Case, he sees someone who’s exactly his type—confident, sexy, smart . . . his next fling. But the more he pursues her, the more Garrett shares a side of himself that other women don’t normally get to see.
Olivia has been keeping a secret. While Garrett lives for the next thrill, Olivia’s not sure she’ll live to see the next day. She’s undergoing treatment for some serious medical issues, and she doesn’t have time for a relationship with no guarantees—especially one with a hot-as-sin womanizer who won’t take no for an answer. But as she gets to know the real Garrett, Olivia can’t help falling for him . . . hard. To reveal the truth would mean risking everything—but you can’t score without taking the tough shots.
Sarah’s 4 Star Review
Garrett Samuelson is the hilarious, endearing best friend of Alex Crossman, and is also a player on the NHL hockey team The Cold Fury. I absolutely loved him in Alex, and was so excited when I found out he was getting his own book.
I was pleasantly surprised to find out that Garrett was so much more than a the funny, easy going, light hearted guy I thought him to be. He also had a serious, devoted and determined side as well.
At a Cold Fury party, Garrett runs into Olivia Case, who happens to be Sutton’s (Alex’s fiance) cousin. He is instantly attracted, but she turns him down flat. There is something about her that really intrigues him though, so Garrett doesn’t give up that easily.
Olivia has just found out that she will be battling in the fight of her life, and isn’t interested in a relationship. She does eventually cave into Garrett’s persuasion, and they begin a casual relationship. It does quickly turn serious though, which terrifies Olivia. Olivia ends up going through drastic measures to try to push Garrett away, and potentially ends up throwing away the love of her life.
I LOVED how devoted Garrett was. I don’t even think he was aware of how amazing he could actually be in a relationship. He was used to his long line of one night stands, and hadn’t intended on that changing anytime soon. I felt awful for Olivia’s extreme struggles, but understood where she was coming from.
I really liked this one! Garrett was a great addition to the series, and I CAN’T WAIT to get to Zach’s story!
Bethany’s 3.5 Star Review
If you are looking for a sweet and sexy contemporary romance novel then I think you are going to like GARRETT. Garrett Samuelson is a sexy as hell hockey player and a total womanizer and man-whore. That is until he meets Olivia at a party. At this point an insta-lust, insta-love (whatever you want to call it) connection happens between the two of them. That’s not my favorite kind of book relationship, but I rolled with it. I did end up really liking Garrett’s character. He was sexy, attentive, sweet, and totally crazy about Olivia.
“Seriously? You landed Garrett Samuelson, renowned ladies’ man and king of the one-night stand?”
Even though this book dealt with some heavy issues, it was low in the angst department. The ending (last 10% or so) was probably the most emotional and heart wrenching part of the whole story. I actually shed a few tears. The epilogue was my favorite part because I was definitely not expecting it.
“I love you, Olivia. I waited a long time to find this and there is nothing more important in my world than you. Don’t trivialize this. Accept it. You are it for me.”
The author sets up for the next book in the Cold Fury Hockey series, and I can’t wait to read it. It has the potential to be an extremely emotional book.