Release Blast – Van by Sawyer Bennett

Van (Cold Fury, Book #9)
Sawyer Bennett
Release Date: November 28, 2017


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 that’s 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.

Sawyer Bennett’s New York Times bestselling Carolina Cold Fury series can be read together or separately.

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3.5 of 5 Stars

I’m a bit torn on this one…I love this series and most of the characters so far but this book wasn’t my favorite. This was a bit predictable but that didn’t bother me too much. It was a fast read, partially because I skimmed most of the sex scenes after the first couple.

I’m going to start with Van since I liked him better than Simone…at times. His history is unique and extremely tragic however, I didn’t like the a-hole persona Van threw down. He was REALLY disrespectful when he was hiding behind that mask. When he takes that mask off, I do like him. When we hear his whole story, my heart broke a little for him and the vulnerable little boy that still lives inside him. By the end of the book I was pretty forgiving for the a$$holery we had to endure at the beginning.

I did not like Simone at all for most of the book. She was too pushy when pursuing him…wouldn’t take no for an answer. She selfishly continued to disregard him pushing her away because she wanted to have sex with him, his feelings be damned. I love strong female characters that go after what they want but she just seemed desperate and extremely selfish.

When they stripped away all the BS and were just Simone and Van, I did like them together. I liked that she listened to his story and didn’t judge him or treat him differently. I like that she was ready to fight for him.

I will most probably be back for Reed who we meet in this book. I’m hopeful that will be better.

Carolina Cold Fury Series


Carolina Cold Fury Hockey (8 Book Series) by  Sawyer Bennett



About the Author:

Since the release of her debut contemporary romance novel, Off Sides, in January 2013, Sawyer Bennett has released multiple books, many of which have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists.

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 daughter, as well as full-time servant to her 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 even better, both.

Sawyer also writes general and women’s fiction under the pen name S. Bennett and sweet romance under the name Juliette Poe.

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