Max is the sixth book in the Cold Fury Hockey series by Sawyer Bennett. Each book is a standalone about a different player on the hockey team and only having read this one, I didn't think I was missing out on anything by not reading the other books first although I was curious about the other player's relationships and want to go back and read them sometime soon. This book was amazingly sweet and I was hooked from the very first word all the way to the last. And that gorgeous cover! I could just look into those eyes all day. *Swoon* I have never read a book by the author that I haven't altogether loved and this one was no different.
Max Fournier is sport's most eligible bachelor and the starting goalie for the Cold Fury hockey team. He is a romantic at heart and meaningless sex holds no appeal for him. When he first sets eye's on Jules, he knows she is something special. I love love loved Max!!! He was sweet and patient and generous and caring. He is one of those guys that you can't help but to fall in love with. He is definitely one of my new favorite book boyfriends.
Julianne (Jules) Bradley is working two jobs to support her and her niece and nephews. She has no time to sleep and definitely no time for a relationship. But Max isn't about to give up until he captures her heart. Max is a celebrity and he unwittingly brings the spotlight to Jules already chaotic life. I thought Jules was a very strong, hardworking heroine and I felt for what she went through. Max was perfect for her and brought a light to her life that wasn't there before. He helped bring a passion to her life. These two had instant chemistry and were perfect for one another. I loved their story and never wanted it to end!
I love sports romances, especially hockey ones, but usually they involve tons of sex and lots of puck bunnies, which I was glad this had none of. Max and Jules story was sweet and romantic and a breath of fresh air among the sports romance genre. It had an effortless flow about it and I can't wait to read the other books in this series and see what else the author has in store for us next.
Reviewed by Ashley Ziegler
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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