REVIEW – LUCAS (Cold Fury #8) by Sawyer Bennett


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.

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



*****Patty’s Review*****

*****4.5 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

I crave this man, and that’s not going to change. I don’t want it to change, and in fact, the safest course for me would be to keep to our agreement and maintain this in a casual manner. I want him very much, yet I don’t want to want him in a way that’s necessary to me. I’ve never given that part of myself to anyone before.



It’s time to get reacquainted with some of the hottest NHL hockey players from North Carolina’s Cold Fury team. This has been one of my favorite series by Sawyer Bennett. Each player is sexier and dare I say even more swoon-worthy than the previous one. I’ve fallen in love with them all. What I can guarantee is that these books are off the charts STEAMY and incredibly entertaining. I’m left dying in anticipation for the next release.

Luc Fournier is one of the newest members of the Cold Fury. His older brother Max is also on the team and we met him in book six. Luc is an all-around good guy who is extremely passionate about his career as a professional hockey player and he has a very close-knit family. He’s also enjoying the life of a single and most sought-after player by the ladies. There’s not a woman that he sets his sights on that he can’t have. One night at a fundraiser he meets a stunning redhead. The two exchange some flirty banter, one thing leads to another and they end up back at her apartment where they share the most intense and mind-blowing sex of their lives.



Stephanie Frazier currently works as a museum curator. She’s a very strong-willed and independent woman who doesn’t have any close friends and has never had the desire to be in a committed relationship. This stems from the emotional neglect her parents inflicted upon her throughout her childhood. They provided for her financially but they failed miserably at providing her with a warm and nurturing environment. Stephanie has been satisfied with how she lives her life. She avoids making any close connections with people to protect herself from getting hurt. Stephanie had no idea just how much that one wild night with Luc was going to change her life drastically forever.

Something unexpected has the two crossing paths again and even though they may have thought one night with each other was satisfying, they’re soon realizing that once could never be enough for either of them. Luc and Stephanie decide to become ”friends with benefits”, and while the sex is beyond amazing and they can’t seem to quench their insatiable appetites for each other, there’s also the matter of the heart that wants to inch its way to the forefront.



While Luc is starting to realize that friendship will never be enough for him when it comes to Stephanie, she is a tougher nut to break. Her childhood has so royally messed with her psyche that she is convinced she is not worthy of being loved and that ultimately she will end up being abandoned and heartbroken. Her stubbornness will make you want to bang your head against the wall. While my heart broke for her over her non-existent relationship with her parents, I couldn’t quite understand how she could even push away such an amazing guy like Luc.

Here are my overall ratings on the book:

Hero: 5
Heroine: 4
Plot: 4.5
Angst: 4
Steam: 4.5

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