Van (Cold Fury, Book #9) Sawyer Bennett Release Date: November 28, 2017Synopsis: Score one for the Carolina Cold Fury hockey team as a stone-cold badass melts for a woman who makes his blood run hot. As one of the league’s toughest enforcers, Van Turner is ruthless on the ice. He plays hard because it’s the only way to channel the rage boiling inside, and a reputation as an A-hole is better than everyone knowing the truth. Van has spent his entire life running from a secret that’s kept him from getting involved in relationships—or accepting lucrative deals with East Coast teams. Then the Carolina Cold Fury makes him an offer he can’t refuse . . . and Van meets a woman he can’t resist. Simone Fournier is the stubborn one in her family—and that’s saying something, considering her brothers are two of the Cold Fury’s biggest stars. Simone gets what she wants, and what she wants is Van. Still, there’s a part of him Simone can’t reach, no matter how hard she tries. In private, he’s all fire and passion. In public, he freezes her out. Van may want to push her away, but Simone won’t let him go that easily. Because this time, she’s playing for keeps. Sawyer Bennett’s New York Times bestselling Carolina Cold Fury series can be read together or separately. Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35018727-van Purchase Van (Cold Fury, Book #9): Amazon: http://amzn.to/2zm018j B&N: http://bit.ly/2pUfkB2 iBooks: http://apple.co/2pB0YqS Google Play: http://bit.ly/2qG2XeA Kobo: http://bit.ly/2pPNkkK Audible: http://adbl.co/2BgeVOC
I hate to say this but I had a hard time finishing this one. It kind of bordered on DNF and I can pinpoint why. We all know that there's this lead up to the happily ever after and we anticipate it, but for me, it just didn't happen. I felt like when Van gave his ultimate apology - it fell flat and Simone's response to it was out of left field and she didn't make him work for it. It wasn't romantic, it wasn't what romance novels are made of. I've loved Van, but this just made me feel...MEH. I was given an ARC copy of this book by the publisher for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own and do not reflect anyone else's.
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. Connect with Sawyer: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bennettbooks Twitter: https://twitter.com/BennettBooks Instagram: https://instagram.com/sawyerbennett123/ Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/Sawyer_Bennett Book+Main Bites: https://bookandmainbites.com/sawyerbennett Sign up for Sawyer’s newsletter: http://sawyerbennett.com/signup/