Van (Cold Fury Hockey #9) by Sawyer Bennett
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.
The Carolina Cold Fury series from New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett can be read together or separately:
So I admit, I am a bit behind when it comes to the Cold Fury gentlemen. I left off with Hawke and picked up at Van.
Let me just tell you, VAN is my favorite in the series, I know I have missed out on Max, Roman and Lucas but at no point was I lost or confused. Don’t get your panties in a bunch, I plan on reading them.
Van, Van, Van.. This man, this broken, dark but oh so loving man just won me over. Van is the silent type. He isn’t very social and keeps to himself and he does it for good reason or at least a reason he believes is a good one. He is focused on the two loves of his life, Hockey and his Aunt who raised him.
Van made a promise to himself long ago, that he would never let a woman into his heart, ever.
Simone. She is Max and Lucas’s sister and Lucas and Van happen to be roommates. I adore a woman who goes after what she wants. She sets her sights on something and watch out and brothers be damned!
The sexual tension between Van and Simone was the best freaking foreplay. I loved how she gets under his skin and makes him sweat. Van does all he can to resist her but somehow she has managed to slowly penetrate his walls.
I don’t want to spoil anything but this one was so emotional and angsty and definitely worth reading.
Well done Ms. Bennett, well done!