Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Lucas by Sawyer Bennett


The Carolina Cold Fury hockey team is stacked with hotshots. But when a new player joins their ranks, he learns that even superstars can’t go it alone when it comes to love.

Lucas Fournier is only serious about one thing: hockey. The league’s fun-loving charmer, Luc is always up for a good prank or a great lay, and he has no intention of settling down. But being traded to the Carolina Cold Fury—and to play alongside his big brother, Max—is no joke. With another title in sight, the last thing Luc wants is to let his new teammates down. To succeed, Luc will need to keep his head in the game and the most... er, demanding member of his anatomy in check. But when temptation hits, Luc hits back harder.

Museum curator Stephanie Frazier has always put business before pleasure, which just about explains her nonexistent sex life. But when Stephanie meets Luc at a champagne-fueled gala, she finds herself flirting like crazy—and going home with the uninhibited athlete. For one night, she learns what passion is all about. She just never counted on the little surprise Luc leaves behind. And that’s when things really start to get... interesting.

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


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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆
M/F Romance
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This is Lucas' story. He is the typical hockey player, on top of the world, and loves the attention. He loves that he is able to play with his brother, has a great family, and can't think of anything else he wants at the moment. However, that changes when he meets Stephanie. The instant attraction – lust is strong and he can't wait to see what their night can bring.

Stephanie is lonely. But, for all her loneliness, she is actually a pretty put together woman. She knows what she likes and goes after it with Lucas. Despite the damage that her parents have inflicted on her for years, she doesn't know anything else, so she doesn't know how to see when someone or something else is a good thing.

When Stephanie shows back up in Lucas' life, pregnant, it will take a game much more serious than hockey that Lucas will have to play. Can he show her that there is a life beyond what her parents have given her? Stephanie will have to learn whether or not taking a chance is worth it.

I felt that this was a sweet story, but it ended rather abruptly for me. I hope we get to see a better conclusion in the next story.


Jordan☆☆☆☆
Lucas by Sawyer Bennett is book #8 in the Cold Fury Hockey series, but can be read as a standalone, which is how I read it. In fact, Lucas was my first introduction to Sawyer Bennett and this series. I have to say that I didn't enjoy this book as much as I hoped I would, but it was still a great read and it did make me curious about the rest of the Cold Fury Hockey series. It's not that I didn't like it because I did, but I guess I just kind of expected to be a little more wowed. The story kind of dragged a bit for me and didn't quite suck me in the way I thought it would.

Lucas Fournier is the little brother to Max and he just made it onto Raleigh's Cold Fury hockey team. Now, Luc will get to play alongside his brother, Max. The Cold Fury finally has a shot at the Stanley Cup and Luc is determined to not let his teammates down, which means keeping his head in the game. But then Stephanie Frazier, a museum curator, catches Luc’s eye at a gala and they share a crazy night filled with passion. Stephanie has always put business before pleasure, but at the gala she finds herself shamelessly flirting and suddenly going home with the hockey player. She just didn't plan on Luc leaving behind a little surprise.

Although this particular story didn't exactly win me over, I think I see the appeal of Bennett's Cold Fury Hockey series and I haven't written her off yet. Plus, I am definitely looking forward to Van's story and I may just go back and look into some of the other books in this series!

3.5 stars for Lucas


Mary Jo☆☆☆☆
The latest installment from Ms. Bennett about the Cold Fury hockey team.

Lucas is on top of the world. Playing with the Carolina Cold Fury with his brother Max is a dream come true. Meeting Stephanie Frazier led to one night of the hottest nights of his life, until the condom broke. What are the odds, right?

Imagine his surprise a month later when Stephanie appears with the news that he’s going to be a father. Doubt filters though his mind that the child is his, but there’s something about Stephanie that makes him believe her.

The last thing Stephanie wants is to be a mother. Her unorthodox upbringing led her to believe that she’s incapable of being loved or loving someone else. Yet, she can’t help but want this child.

As Lucas gets to know Stephanie and realizes that the way she is because she’s never known love, either as a child or an adult, it makes him even more determined to be the man his parents raised him to be. Stephanie’s resistant to many of the overtures that Lucas makes, but soon realizes that he is exactly who he seems to be: a good guy.

Pushing him away in an effort to save herself only makes her realize that she could have it all if only she lets him in.


Also Available in the Cold Fury Hockey Series

Book 1
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Book 2
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For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Garrett Blog Tour.


Book 3
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For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Zack Blog Tour.


Book 4
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For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Ryker Blog Tour.


Book 5
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For reviews & more info, check out our Hawke post.


Book 6
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For reviews & more info, check out our Max post.


Book 7
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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 contemporary romance, she 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 a 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 workout, 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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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Lucas (Cold Fury Hockey #8) by Sawyer Bennett to read and review.

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