Tuesday 28 November 2017

✤ VAN 🏒 Sawyer Bennett 🏒 Cold Fury Hockey #9 ✤

© Bianca Janeane

Cold Fury Hockey #9
28 November 2017

• standalone - but VAN takes place at the same time as LUCAS - so you should read LUCAS first ;)

4.5 Stars

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 thats 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.

We're back with the hotties from the Carolina Hockey team!

This time we have new guy Van. We already met him in LUCAS - both books take place at the same time - so you might want to follow the series reading order!

Van is a very anti-social person. He's happy with a beer in front of the TV, with the news on. He doesn't need to talk, to have friends, and he doesn't need his roommate's annoying sister constantly tornadoing around him! Shamelessly flirting with him!
Simone temporarily moved in with her brother Lucas and Van - until she decides what to do with her life, now that she quit med school.
She's mega interested in Van. But the guy is so not interested.
Of course he's interested, but he can't afford something serious. He can't fall in love. Things happend when he was little - things with his parents probably? We don't yet know... But Van has some serious problems - or at least he thinks he has ...
But of course Simone won't give up that easily!!!


Finally a new book in this adorable Hockey series.

I already loved him in LUCAS. He was so not interested in Simone - and he still tries to stay strong against her mega-flirting. But of course it's not working.
But we also have to fix whatever Van thinks is stopping him from having a happy life.
Simone has a lot of work to do until they can ride off into their happy end sunset!

I loved reading it! Very erotic, adorable, funny, moving - great romance!!!!

And now hurry Reed!!!!!!

I had some problems with the writing...as with every Sawyer book. It's Sawyer's and my THING ☺ It's only me who has those problems with her writing. So please don't be worried or just scroll down and don't read the following...
  I have a HUGE AS problem! ☺ You know the AS's I'm talking about? The AS that could/should be exchanged for a SINCE or a BECAUSE or just a comma.☺ It's a British and or legal thing (if it's a thing at all!) and it doesn't have anything to do in an American book by an American author. I would be ok with it if one (British) character would use it, but everyone uses it! I really don't want to insult Sawyer. I love her books, but  ... please stop doing it. But pfff who am I to tell her what to do, so just forget I said anything! It doesn't stop her books from being great!

V A N was another super-adorable, very sexy, funny & moving addition to this great hockey series!
Run to your nearest amazon for your own VAN - this one is MINE!!!!!

... and now hurry Sawyer - I want REED asap!!!!!

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Woohoo, time to head back to North Carolina and spend some time with the hockey hotties from the Cold Fury.

If you have read Lucas, some of this will be familiar, as the timelines do cross.

I liked Van in Lucas - he is Lucas' team mate and house mate.  But we didn't know much about him until now.

And what's not to love about him.  He is sweet and loyal, but also caustic and cut off and broody.

Simone Fournier, sister of Fury's Max and Lucas - ahh, she is bold and brassy and certainly goes after what she wants and doesn't take no for an answer.

I could relate to her not knowing what she wants out of life. We have all drifted like her at some point in our lives

Now, I am not going to lie (and don't shoot me Sawyer). I have felt that the past couple of CF books the quality was slipping a little.  Maybe it was that the author has a couple of different series out through the year and she was spreading herself a bit thin?  Maybe it was just me and my expectations? Whatever it was, they just felt a bit meh to me.

I am glad to say that she is back to her great work with Van.

The characters are relatable.  The story flowed well.  The relationship from sex to more was organic.  I wanted to slap shot Van in his mean mouth at times, but then he would redeem himself.

I love seeing a bit of the Cold Fury guys from the previous books, however I also love that you don't need to have read them to jump into this series.

I am happy that the series is continuing.   Can't wait to see what that brings us.


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 USA Today 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. She is married to a mobster (well, a market researcher) and they have two 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.