Blog Tour & Review: Ryker by Sawyer Bennett

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RYKER
Cold Fury #4
Sawyer Bennett
Releasing Sept 8th, 2015
The rugged men of the Carolina Cold Fury hockey team are winning hearts once again in another scorching novel from New York Times bestselling
author Sawyer Bennett.
The stakes have never been higher for Carolina Cold Fury goalie Ryker Evans. With his contract running out, he’s got a year left to prove he’s still at the top of his game. And since his wife left him, Ryker has been balancing life as a pro-hockey star and a single parent to two daughters. Management is waiting for him to screw up.
The fans are ready to pounce. Everybody’s taking dirty shots—except for the fiery redhead whose faith in Ryker gives him a fresh start.
As the league’s only female general manager, Gray Brannon has learned not to mix business with pleasure. And yet even this tough, talented career woman can’t help breaking her own rules as she gives Ryker everything she’s got. She hopes their hot streak will last forever, but with Ryker’s conniving ex plotting to reclaim her man, the pressure is on Gray to step up and save a tender new love before it’s too late.
 
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Review:

Nice guys finish last – at least when they’re in the bedroom…and Ryker is the Ultimate Nice Guy. If I were making a list (which I may be doing) my favorite qualities attributable to Ryker include, but are not limited to:

1. his penchant for eating pussy;
2. his inability to do “flings”;
3. his complete honesty to Gray;
4. even though he plays in the back by the net, he knows when it’s time to be forward (oh yes, I just punned that so hard);
5. that he’s not embarrassed to practice yoga;
6. his love for his daughters (I had to tell my ovaries to Shut The Fuck Up because they were screaming with glee); and
7. his Give No Shits attitude about his ex wife.

SIGH. Gray and Ryker fire up the sheets and melted my heart. Gray may be the new GM of Cold Fury, but she’s no ice queen. She’s smart – like, genius smart – and while she’s also incredibly gorgeous, her rapid paced brain has slowed her down in the dating department. She’s never really had a real boyfriend. Of course, just because she meets Ryker, that doesn’t mean she gets to start now. Her appointment to the head of Cold Fury is already controversial because she has a vagina…if she broadcasts that a player now has inside access to that vagina, she’s terrified that she could lose everything: respect, credibility, her job.

The ‘we need to hide this relationship’ drama was pretty adorable and endearing. I love a good secret glance and clandestine fuck. Of course, we also get some office sex – which is oh so hot. Add in ex-wife drama and an unruly player, and the stakes only raise.

There isn’t a Big Misunderstanding in this book, which was incredibly refreshing. Sometimes I read just waiting for the other shoe to drop, but that didn’t happen here and I fist pumped. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t major issues going on, but if you’re seeking a book where the characters are completely honest with each other and actually *gasp* tell each other what’s going on, then you may hug this book to death.

Gray’s big brain and inability to be intimidated by big burly men made me admire and love her. She’s sassy, sweetly insecure and yet overtly confident. She and Ryker fit so well together – damnit, they just make me smile. You already know why I love Ryker 😉

Sawyer scores with this series. Each of the men on Cold Fury are amazing, but Ryker may be my favorite. He may not have had a lot of action since his ex-wife left him, but don’t worry, his stick work is still at pro level. This book is passionate, smart, dramatic, AND romantic. Those Cold Fury men never fail to leave me warm & happy.

I’m just going to flail around over here screaming for you to go read this. LOVED. Five Stars.

[I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review]

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USA Today and New York Times Best-Selling Author, Sawyer Bennett is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. Her husband works for a Fortune 100 company which lets him fly all over the world while she stays at home with their daughter and three big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn’t have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.

Sawyer is the author of several contemporary romances including the popular Off Series, the Legal Affairs Series and the Last Call Series. She will be releasing her third book in the Cold Fury Hockey Series with Random House Loveswept, June 2015.

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