Format: e-book, paperback
Format read: e-book
Series: book 9 in The Cold Fury series
Rating: 18+ sexual content, language
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35083845-reed
In the latest installment of the Cold Fury as follow the defensive lineman Reed as he enjoys his summer after winning back to back Stanley Cups. He is enjoying the life of ‘Barbies’ that grace his bed but doesn’t expect that his next door neighbor Josie, will be the one that will turn his whole world upside down. She is nothing like the other girls that he’s been with (in every way possible) and she makes him see that there is more to life then being with woman for just one thing.
I really enjoyed Josie’s character because she is one of those people that was really smart and didn’t care that she came off as an introvert. I feel like sometimes in books, the female character seems to be shamed for liking to stay at home on their days off and just enjoy being by themselves. I like that she loves her job and is not willing to sacrifice her career goals just to be with Reed. And it’s even more refreshing to see that he doesn’t demand that she do.
Like with the other stories, it is a quick read (could probably be read in an hour or two at the pool) but it’s not short on the love scenes or development for the characters. I like that I can read the story in a quick setting on a day off.
The story does start to set up the next book in the series, Marek’s story. We see him make some grand gesture to the woman that he left behind. I’m not 100% sold on the set up but we will see how it turns out when it’s all said and done.
Since the release of her debut contemporary romance novel, Off Sides, in January 2013, Sawyer Bennett has released more than 30 books and has been featured on both the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists on multiple occasions.
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 toddler, as well as full-time servant to two 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 a combination of the two.