Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Alex (Cold Fury #1) by Sawyer Bennett - Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway

Cold Fury Hockey # 1
By: Sawyer Bennett
Releasing October 14th, 2014

USA Today bestselling author Sawyer Bennett scores big-time with the first novel in a sexy new series hot enough to melt the ice.

Hockey star Alexander Crossman has a reputation as a cold-hearted player on and off the rink. Pushed into the sport by an alcoholic father, Alex isn’t afraid to give fans the proverbial middle finger, relishing his role as the MVP they love to hate. Management, however, isn’t so amused. Now Alex has a choice: fix his public image through community service or ride the bench. But Alex refuses to be molded into the Carolina Cold Fury poster boy . . . not even by a tempting redhead with killer curves.

As a social worker, Sutton Price is accustomed to difficult people—like Alex, who’s been assigned to help her create a drug-abuse awareness program for at-risk youth as part of the team’s effort to clean up his image. What she doesn’t expect is the arrogant smirk from his perfect lips to stir her most heated fantasies. But Sutton isn’t one to cross professional boundaries—and besides, Alex doesn’t do relationships . . . or does he? The more she sees behind Alex’s bad-boy fa├žade, the more Sutton craves the man she uncovers.

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If I had more of a conscience, I might feel guilty about the give-and-take of our situation, but I’ve got no qualms about the part where I take what she is offering. I’ve been straight up, honest with her about how I play, and relationships aren’t part of my makeup. She knows she’s barking up the wrong tree if she’s looking for anything more than Richter-inducing orgasms.
“Don’t come over again unless I invite you,” I tell her after I take another swallow of beer.
Stepping up close to me, she trails a finger along my jaw, smiling apologetically. “Sure thing, baby.”
“I’m not your baby,” I remind her, just because I feel like being an even bigger asshole than I normally am.
“What are you, then?” she teases me as she starts to work at my belt buckle.
“I’m the guy that fucks you when it suits me. Nothing more.”
She chuckles, because that’s not the first time she’s heard those words from my lips. But being the glutton for punishment that she is, she merely says, “My, my, my . . . you are in supreme asshole mood tonight. I don’t get why you have to be so mean.”
Stepping away from her grasp, I walk into the living room, grab a pillow off the couch and walk back into the kitchen. I resume my spot in front of her and drop the pillow at her knees.
“There,” I tell her, pointing down at the pillow with an evil smile. “So your knees don’t get sore. See . . . I can be a nice guy.”
And because Cassie expected no different of me, because this is actually a nice gesture on my part, she laughs in delight as she tugs open my fly and reaches her hand inside. With a few strokes, I’m ready for more and I push down on her head until she’s kneeling in front of me.
She looks up at me with smoky gray eyes that would really be quite beautiful if I didn’t know about all of the conniving she hides behind them.
“Let’s see if I can put a smile on your face,” she says and gives me a sexy purse of her lips.
I bring my hand up and skim my fingers tenderly across her cheek. I love the feel of a woman’s skin, no matter if poison runs in her veins. Sliding my fingers through the hair at her temple, I hold her gently as she leans forward and takes me in her mouth, content to let her do the work and for me to enjoy the ride.

Yeah . . . she’ll put a smile on my face. But that’s about the only thing she’ll give me that’s worth a damn.

Loved it!  Alex comes across as a real jerk at first, but it doesn't take long for Sutton to bring out his better side.  Years of abuse from his alcoholic father forced him to isolate himself from everyone, but after one meeting with Sutton, his walls slowly begin to come down and you can't help but fall for him.   It was obvious that these two were meant for each other.  Unfortunately Alex lets her go in a moment of doubt,  but Luckily Alex friend and teammate Garrett, was there to help Alex pull his head out of his ass.

A great beginning to a new series, can't wait to read Garrett's story.

USA Today bestselling author Sawyer Bennett is a snarky Southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. Her husband works for a Fortune 100 company which lets him fly all over the world while she stays at home with their daughter and three big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn’t have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.

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