Marek (Cold Fury #11) by Sawyer Bennett

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When the Carolina Cold Fury’s hottest young star gets blindsided by an ex with a scandalous secret, it’s game on.

“One of the best voices in contemporary romance.”—New York Times bestselling author Lauren Layne

Marek Fabritis is used to delivering blows, not receiving them. But when he gets tipped off by an anonymous email about his ex-girlfriend, the news leaves him ice cold—and it’s not because Gracen Moore is getting married to a total jerk. It’s the fact that Marek has a three-year-old daughter he never knew about. Now he’s going back home, not to play knight in shining armor but to make damn sure that no man takes what’s his. For the first time, there might be something more important than hockey.

Gracen Moore has always loved Marek. That’s why she let him go, so he could pursue a career in the NHL. And that’s why she never told him about Lilly. Only now does Gracen realize that she made an unforgivable mistake. But is that any reason for Marek to crash her wedding and make an epic scene? If the spark that still smolders between them is to be trusted, maybe. Still, Gracen’s not getting her hopes up. Because she knows better than anyone that appearances aren’t always what they seem. . . .

 

K3’s $0.02

What would you do if you found out the love of your life was marrying a jerk? Even if you hadn’t spoken or really thought about her for a few years, what would you do? Well for Marek, he decided to play Knight in shining armor and save Gracen from making the biggest mistake of her life.

Marek swoops in, takes Gracen along with his newfound daughter, dumps them off at his house, then takes off.

I am not gonna lie, I think Marek is a$$hole. A sexy one but still an asshole. Oh this man frustrated me in so many ways. (The good way in that angsty frustrating sense) I get why he and Gracen broke up. He was young, he became famous. Sew your wild oats and all that. I even understand his anger with Gracen. What made me angry was the way he dealt with all of it. He was selfish and was only thinking about himself. Thank goodness for his best friend, Reed. Reed has been the voice of reason and I absolutely LOVED that he helped Marek pull his head out of his ass.  

Stuck in a place where she doesn’t know anyone. She deals with Marek’s anger and coldness. Her newfound friendship with Josie has been her saving grace. With her new job at the hospital, she is determined to give her daughter the best life and the first thing on her list is finding a place of their own. The thing is her past, or rather recent past, isn’t willing to let go. The clock is ticking and the deal she foolishly made with the devil looms over her. She knows what she has to do but she refuses to take away their daughter, especially now that Marek is bonding with her.

Gracen knew that Marek was her soul mate, her one true love. Even though he shattered her heart, she never stopped loving him.

Even though Marek never looked back when he left Joise, he realizes more than ever that she is the one and has always been the one to have his heart. Having her back in his life along with his daughter, makes his feelings for her that much stronger.

Their second chance started off tumultuous. Their road to happiness is anything but smooth and in the end their love ends up being a very beautiful thing.