Sunday, 26 February 2017

Roman - Sawyer Bennett - Review

Title: Roman (Cold Fury, Book #7)
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Genre: Contemporary romance, sports romance

New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett steams up the ice all over again as the Carolina Cold Fury hockey team’s hottest bad boy gets his first taste of something good.

In a league full of troublemakers, Cold Fury defenseman Roman Sýkora stands out—at least when it comes to negative publicity. When he’s not chilling in the penalty box, the sizzling Czech skate demon is racking up tabloid headlines for his scandalous behavior with the ladies. But now Roman’s feeling the burn from management to clean up his act, or else. Luckily he’s got an enticing distraction: a fun-loving barista who plays the ukulele and brings out a side of Roman he didn’t know he had.

Lexi Robertson came to Raleigh, North Carolina, to finally meet her father, Brian Brannon, and her half sister, Gray, both of whom work in the Cold Fury’s front office. That’s where she first meets sexy, intimidating Roman—who’s really a big softie at heart. As one relationship takes off, another begins: Brian seems to be clicking with Lexi’s boss at the coffee shop. But when the friction between Roman and her new family heats up, Lexi wonders whether she’s a pawn in their game. Feeling hurt and foolish, Lexi’s ready to quit while she’s ahead. Trouble is, Roman’s not ready to quit on her.

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4.5 Stars

Roman is the seventh title, in the Cold Fury Hockey series and focuses on the characters of Roman Sykora and Lexi Robertson. 

Lexi Robertson is searching for answers and family.  After loosing her mother, the only family she has ever know, she is alone in the world.  Lexi is a unique, sassy and incredibly endearing character. 

There is alot of family drama in this title.  Gray and Brian Brannon the owner/manager father/daughter team make have a strong role in this title.  In the previous titles I really liked Gray's character, but she really annoyed me throughout this book. 

Roman is an enforcer, he has a reputation both on and off the ice.  He is well known for his penalties and playboy behaviors, but off the ice he's really quite a loner and although he's friendly with his team mates, he doesn't create close connections with others.

I really adored the connection between the quirky Lexi and the bad-boy Roman. I enjoyed the honesty that this pair share within their relationship, and the lack of subterfuge. 

Roman, is told from multiple points of view.  I thoroughly enjoyed the secondary romance of Brian and Georgia, which is a perfect case of opposites attract.  I really wanted more of their story, and would have loved if it had appeared as a separate title. 

Overall this book has strong themes of family and individual growth, within a sweet, steamy, and angst ridden story line. 

I recommend Roman, to anyone who is a fan of the Cold Fury Hockey series, or sports romances in general. 

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Book 3

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Book 4

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Book 5 

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Book 6

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.