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Release Day Review! REED by Sawyer Bennett (Cold Fury Hockey #10)

Reed (Cold Fury, Book #10)
Sawyer Bennett
Release Date: February 6, 2018


Hockey season may be over, but in New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett’s new novel, a Carolina Cold Fury heartbreaker is heating things up off the ice and eager to score with the girl next door.

No one skates like Reed Olson. In the off-season, no one plays like him either. After back-to-back championships, Reed craves a different kind of action. Good thing there’s no shortage of women ready for a summer fling with a sports star. Reed has a specific type—blond, busty, not too bright—and a little black book full of options. But when his bed starts rocking, it’s his unexpectedly sexy neighbor who comes knocking. And the brainy beauty is impossible to ignore.

Josie Ives desperately needs something her celebrity neighbor obviously doesn’t: sleep. His headboard banging against the wall is keeping her up at night—not to mention inspiring some very naughty dreams. Reed is everything she imagined: a little too good-looking, with a body that puts Greek gods to shame. But he’s also funny and charming—a tempting combination. Josie’s the opposite of his type, yet the chemistry between them is undeniable. Their friendship certainly has its benefits, and it’s heating up to be so much more.

Sawyer Bennett’s New York Times bestselling Carolina Cold Fury series can be read together or separately.

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I’ve gotten a little behind in this series–I have no excuse! Must fix ASAP–but of the half-dozen I’ve read, Reed and Josie’s story definitely ranks up there as one of my favorites. There isn’t even any hockey, since it’s between seasons (but there is some quality time with the Cup :)) and not a whole lot of drama–Ms. Bennett definitely had multiple opportunities to go the “big misunderstanding” route, but wisely kept it real. What we have instead is a lovely romance between an off-season hockey star and his ER doctor neighbor that made me laugh and then swoon and then laugh again. (And okay, several more swoons, I’ll admit.) Watching them go from neighbors to friends to friends with benefits to something neither of them expected going in was just so much fun. Did I mention I loved their story? 😉

Now the next book, Marek , looks to have all of the angsty drama that Reed’s story doesn’t have, and I can’t wait! We get a healthy dose of what’s going to be in store for him here, and since he’s close friends with Reed, my fingers are crossed that we’ll get to see more of Reed and Josie as well. (Anticipatory squeeee!)

Rating: 4 1/2 stars/ A-

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.


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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