REVIEW – REED (Cold Fury Hockey, #10) by Sawyer Bennett

SYNOPSIS

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.

 

*****Patty’s Review*****

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

We’re like two people stumbling along a path, not knowing where it’s leading and with a little bit of fear causing us to falter even more. But the excitement is there, knowing the destination could be fucking fantastic, so we keep pulling each other along.

 

 

The tenth book in the series focuses on Cold Fury Hockey player, Reed Olson. I’ve really grown attached to this series and romances with Hockey players are one of my weaknesses. This was the first book in the series where not one Hockey game took place. The Cold Fury just won the Stanley Cup. It’s summer and the guys are enjoying the offseason. Reed has got to be the most laid back and sweet-natured player on the team. I developed quite a crush on him. This story is deliciously steamy and low on angst.

Reed has been spending his summer bedding countless blonde bombshells and his sexy antics have caused many sleepless nights for his new neighbor, Josie Ives, whose townhome is adjacent to his. When the feisty brunette shows up on his doorstep and demands that he keep it down with the headboard banging, Reed is amused. After they run into each other a couple more times, Reed starts to seek out Josie’s company. He’s inexplicably drawn to her and the two form an easy friendship.

 

 

One thing leads to another and soon Reed and Josie are heating things up between the sheets. They have out of this world sexual chemistry and the fact that they started out as friends only intensifies their connection. But while it’s plain to see that these two are made for each other, both Reed and Josie are hesitant to jump into a serious relationship for very different reasons.

Through a natural progression, the relationship starts to move past a casual ”friends with benefits” label and both Reed and Josie start to realize that they’ve fallen in love. This scares Reed because he’s got a ridiculous notion stuck in his head that he’ll never be able to give Josie everything she deserves. The sudden reappearance of Josie’s ex-boyfriend doesn’t help matters, and deep down Josie is afraid Reed will eventually get bored with her and turn back to his endless string of ”Barbie” look-alikes.

Here are my overall ratings:

Heroe: 5
Heroine: 4
Plot: 4
Angst: 3
Steam: 5
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 4.5

I have to admit, it was nice to get a romance that was low on drama and to have a Hero who was truly a good guy who had enough confidence in himself that he wasn’t constantly flying into jealous rages. You’d think this would have been boring but it wasn’t in the slightest. It was a thoroughly enjoyable read. Looks like this one will be the calm before the storm because the next book promises to be filled with drama and angst!

REED is currently available. Well worth a one-click because Reed is one sexy and swoon-worthy book boyfriend!

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