Roman (Cold Fury Hockey #7) by Sawyer Bennett

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In a league full of troublemakers, Cold Fury defenseman Roman Sýkora stands out—at least when it comes to negative publicity. When he’s not chilling in the penalty box, the sizzling Czech skate demon is racking up tabloid headlines for his scandalous behavior with the ladies. But now Roman’s feeling the burn from management to clean up his act, or else. Luckily he’s got an enticing distraction: a fun-loving barista who plays the ukulele and brings out a side of Roman he didn’t know he had.

Lexi Robertson came to Raleigh, North Carolina, to finally meet her father, Brian Brannon, and her half sister, Gray, both of whom work in the Cold Fury’s front office. That’s where she first meets sexy, intimidating Roman—who’s really a big softie at heart. As one relationship takes off, another begins: Brian seems to be clicking with Lexi’s boss at the coffee shop. But when the friction between Roman and her new family heats up, Lexi wonders whether she’s a pawn in their game. Feeling hurt and foolish, Lexi’s ready to quit while she’s ahead. Trouble is, Roman’s not ready to quit on her.

Pet’s $0.02

This is one of my favorite hockey series. I am all in for the men of the Cold Fury hockey team.

One of my favorite things about a series like this is you get to visit with the past couples. But, that doesn’t hold true all the time.

In Roman we meet Lexi, who is the daughter that Brian Brannon didn’t know he had and the sister that Gray didn’t want. I have to admit Gray has never been a favorite of mine in the series and this book just cemented that opinion for me. She was kind of a bitch. My opinion of her did not change much…

But, Brian? I fucking love Brian. He’s such a good dad! And his new relationship with Georgia? I love, love, loved it! They were so damn cute! I know, this isn’t about Brian and Georgia….but damn. So damn cute!

Lexi is one of those girls who is cool without even trying. She was real. She didn’t presume. She was unsure and confused and I absolutely loved her. You give me someone like Gray and someone like Lexi and I’m choosing Lexi every single time. Which might be why Gray didn’t like her.

Roman was so fucking sweet I just loved him. He got into lots of trouble but it was never malicious and he was just doing his job. He was a guy just being a guy. No hidden agendas, no games, he liked Lexi, he supported Lexi, he was super attentive and he just got her. I wanted them to work and when they hit the bumps, that they all hit, he didn’t make her pay or feel guilty or get angry he just accepted her. He may just be my favorite Cold Fury hockey player and the blueprint for my perfect man.

Roman and Lexi are going right to the top of my favorite couples of this series along with Garrett and Olivia.

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