Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Max - Sawyer Bennett - Review

The ice is a cold mistress. As the league’s most eligible goalie, Max Fournier has access to his fair share of willing puck bunnies, but right now he’s more interested in bringing home another championship than a one-night stand. A romantic at heart, Max believes in love; he’s just not great at relationships. So when he finally meets a nice girl who’s not blinded by his celebrity, he’s feeling the heat—and the pressure to save her from herself.

Between working two jobs and raising her sister’s kids, Julianne Bradley doesn’t have time for sports—or men. All she knows about Max is that he’s the sexiest customer to ever grace her gas-station counter. And he sees past her tired eyes and makes Jules yearn for things she can’t have: a glamorous fling, a passionate lover, and the time to enjoy both. Max makes her feel like Cinderella, even though Jules has enough baggage to crush a glass slipper. Luckily, he’s no prince—only a fierce competitor determined to win her heart.

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4.5 Stars

This is the sixth title in the Cold Fury Hockey series. Although I have read several of the books in this series, I haven't read them all and could follow the plot in Max, quite easily. It can definitely be read as a standalone. 

Max Fournier is the goalie of the Cold Fury Hockey team. Max is such an endearing character, he's devoted, loving and loyal. He's a good guy with a heart of gold. Once he sets his mind on winning Julianne's affections, nothing is going to stand in his way. 

Julianne aka. Jules is a single parent her life is complicated, messy and stressful. In spite of that she is strong, sassy, sweet, kind and loving. Julianne is a complex character, some of her actions are a little frustrating, but she is very independent so it's kind of expected. 

The hero and heroine have such a fun banter that I loved, full of teasing and jokes that had me smiling and laughing out loud on more than a few occasions as I read their story. 

Their relationship has quite a few twists and turns it would be easy for it to fail with all the obstacles they face. Between the long hours they both work, Max's travel with the team, catty puck bunnies, reporters, dealing with the lime light and being a single parent they have so much working against them forming a deep and lasting commitment. 

If you are a looking for a fun, easy read, or are a fan of sports romance, or a romance with a gentle loving hero or independent heroine this is the book for you. I thoroughly enjoyed Max and look forward to more of the Cold Fury in the future.