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Ryker – Fire And Ice

Ryker Evans has a lot riding for him as the top-notch goalie of the Carolina Cold Fury hockey team. He’s hot on ice, his numbers are off the chart and his passion for the new General Manager of the team seems to fire the ice in the rink. Despite of a marriage gone down the drain, Ryker is in a happy place with the custody of his adorable daughters and at the pinnacle of his career. He is just one of those guys with a glass half full, enjoying the small pleasures in life and grateful for little things thrown his way.


As the first woman General Manager of a national league hockey team, Gray Brannon has her job cut out for her, to prove her worth and her management skills in keeping the team together to win the Stanley Cup. She’s no wall flower with her immense experience as an Olympic hockey gold medalist and her educational qualifications and numbers strategy seem to keep the men at bay. Sawyer Bennett did a stupendous job of giving Gray just the right doses of being a woman in a testosterone rink, yet enough courage and confidence to believe in her ability to succeed in a man’s world.

Two wonderfully beautiful people, skilled in their professions, confident in their love and trusting each other with their hearts, Ryker and Gray have a sizzling relationship that fires the heart and the ice. A fabulous continuation of the Cold Fury Series, Sawyer Bennett sure puts her heart and soul into the key players of this series. I love her attention to details, her insight into the tiny nuances of relationships, the importance of family, support and friendship.

Another captivating stand alone read, as Ryker and Gray battle the boundaries of a relationship between an employee and employer, and the sacrifices they are willing to make for each other, with respect and love, no questions asked!

Received an ARC from Random House Publishing via NetGalley for an honest review.

Zack – Icy Hot Passion

Sawyer Bennett’s “Cold Fury Hockey Series” just keeps getting hot and hotter with each story. As if “Alex” and “Garrett” are not enough to get our hearts racing and adrenaline pumping, “Zack” goes a step beyond with his passion for ice hockey, devotion for his son and his surprising passion for Kate Francis.


Kate Francis comes to the residence of rising hockey start Zack Grantham as his son’s nanny. Independent, kind, lovable and with a giant heart of love, she takes over the residence, his son and his heart with her wit, understanding and patience. Despite her insecure childhood, and a family that is struggling, she retains her positivity, sense of humor and insight of life.

Zack Grantham has no idea what to do with Kate as she fills his home with laughter and love, Supporting and understanding; he falls for her charm and big heart. But insecurities and a guilty past keep him at bay from taking the next step with Kate, Yes they succumb to their attraction and desire with no strings attached, but it reaches a point where Kate has no choice but to leave Zack.

Sawyer Bennett proves once again her prowess as a writer, with her narrative and a brilliant characterization of Zack and Kate. She puts so much love, pain, and emotions into this relationship, you can’t help but feel for them, laugh with them, cry with them, for the unfairness of the situation and insecurities.

Of all the three books so far of the series, “Zack” wins hands down. Can’t wait to read what Sawyer has in store for Ryker.

Received an ARC from Random House Publishing Group via NetGalley for an honest review.

No matter how many times I say, it still would not do justice to this super sumptuous, utterly delicious and sizzling love stories that would leave us breathless and sheer pleasure. Talk about brilliant talent under the sky, coming together to make this an irresistible read – Violet Duke, the sister duo of Melanie Shawna, Bella Andre, Melissa Foster, Erin Nicholas, Carly Phillip, Lauren Blakely, Sawyer Bennett, Jessie Evans and Crista McHugh.

And if I start reviewing each book, it would run pages ;). So I’ll try to stick to a condensed version of some the ones I’ve read so far and with no order of preference –


Can’t Help Falling In Love by Bella Andre: Book 3 of the infamous Sullivan family and Bella’s crowning glory, Gabe Sullivan rescues Megan Harris and her daughter from a fire and loses his heart and soul to these two beautiful ladies. A sweet, charming and sizzling romance that we can’t help falling in love with.

Out Of Bounds by Erin Nicholas: Part of the Boys Of Fall series that is a standalone, Jackson Brady returns to Quinn, TX to help his ailing high school coach and falls out of bounds with his one time nemesis Annabelle. Old hurt and past love, embers of passion still sparkling between them, Jackson and Annabelle set our hearts on fire.

Love, Tussles And Takedowns by Violet Duke: Book 3 of the Cactus Creek series, Violet Duke charms the pants off her readers with her delightful story of Hudson Reyes and Liana Lin. Ex-combat military veteran meets the arms and martial arts dynamo and what we get is a barrel of fun, laughter, love and the unconditional support and strength of family and community.

Dare To Desire by Carly Phillips: Book two of the Dare Series, Carly Phillips fires up her writing a notch as she throws quarterback Alex Dare into the path of Madison Evans. Retired early due to an injury, the chip-on-a-shoulder Alex is drawn to his past with Madison, as she struggles to keep him at arm’s length. They sizzle, they charm and they leave us wanting more of them.

Falling For The Wingman by Crista McHugh: This was the first book of Crista McHugh’s that I read and was utterly taken in by the savvy tomboy Alex Leadbetter, who gets turned on by cars, and the only other person who can twist her insides is Air Force pilot Caleb Kelly. And Caleb is hell bent on getting this sister to be his side forever. Book 3 of the Kelly Brother Series, the Kelly brothers are a force to reckon with and you’ll fall on love with Jasper!!!!

Actually Love by Melanie Shawn: What can I say about this sister duo. They write sinful love stories and their Crossroad Series is just as popular as them. Book 7 of the Crossroad Series, Actually Love brings PR Jessie Sloan and sculpted boxing champion Zach Courtland under one roof as they fake their relationship for mutual reasons. But living together, love actually lands a hard punch and knocks their hearts out. So can they put their insecurities and fears outside the ring and be together forever? Alluring and an endearing love story of romance and meddling Sloan family.

And I’m sure the other four books by Melissa Foster, Jessie Evans, Lauren Blakely and Sawyer Bennett are equally captivating, delightful and utterly delicious (yet to finish the rest). I’ve read their books before and they have been on my list of favorites for a while now.

Love, Laugher And Steamy Ever Afters is worth the weight in gold!

Another boxed set from some of the most romantic writers of contemporary times, stories of love, laughter and steamy walks into the sunset……can’t go wrong with these ultra delicious alphas and their sassy heroines!

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BELLA ANDRE — Can’t Help Falling in Love (The Sullivans): He can’t make the mistake of falling for another fire victim. She can’t love-and lose-another man with a dangerous job. Gabe Sullivan & Megan Harris have every reason to stay apart…but they can’t help falling in love.


MELISSA FOSTER — Seaside Dreams (Seaside Summers): Bella Abbascia has quit her job, put her house on the market, and sworn off relationships while she builds a new life in her favorite place on earth, Wellfleet, Massachusetts. That is, until good-time Bella’s prank takes a bad turn and a sinfully sexy police officer Caden Grant appears on the scene. After fourteen years of focusing solely on his son, Caden cannot resist the intense attraction he feels toward beautiful Bella, but starting over proves more difficult than either of them imagined.  Can true love really conquer all?

LAUREN BLAKELY — Trophy Husband (Caught Up in Love): Sometimes you can’t help falling in love, even when you try to do the opposite… McKenna embarks on a playful, ironic quest for a trophy husband after her ex has ditched her, but along the way she meets someone who rocks her world. And she’ll have to choose between protecting her heart from hurt, or letting go of her fears of a new beginning.

VIOLET DUKE — Love, Tussles, and Takedowns (Cactus Creek): After his combat injuries retire him from the military career he wasn’t ready to give up, battle-scarred Hudson Reyes now spends his new life as a movie industry fight scene and weapons specialist simply doing what he knows best: surviving. Until he meets her. The sweet, angel-faced wrecking ball to his good intentions–antique arms authenticator and martial arts maven, Liana Lin. Even though she’s everything he’s told himself he can’t have, sure as sin, if one woman could sneak past the barbed wires he’s wrapped around his heart, it’d be her. Now if only they could stop sparring long enough to find out…

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Naked muscular man covering with a box (copy space) isolated on white

SAWYER BENNETT — On the Rocks (The Last Call): He left to travel the world for fame and glory, but only after spurning Gabby Ward and crushing her young heart. Now Hunter Markham has come back home to the salty breeze of the North Carolina Outer Banks and looking at the all-grown-up Gabby in a whole new way. Still bitter over his rebuff years before, Gabby is content to stay far away from him and his dangerously charming ways, but when Hunter presents an offer to her that she simply can’t refuse, she has to battle her ever growing attraction to the man that first taught her about heartbreak.

CARLY PHILLIPS — Dare to Desire (Dare to Love): Quarterback Alex Dare, had it all–an all-star football career and his choice of willing women–until injury forces him into early retirement. Social worker Madison Evans grew up in foster homes and knows what it means to have-not. She isn’t impressed by Alex Dare’s wealth or charm. Not since she fell hard for him once before, only to discover she was just one of his too-easy conquests. This time around Madison refuses to succumb. But Alex wants Madison. And if there is one thing Alex does well, it’s to get what he wants. Can he convince Madison to take a risk and dare to love?

ERIN NICHOLAS — Out of Bounds (Boys of Fall): Wild child Jackson Brady doesn’t think twice about returning home to help out when his beloved high school football coach gets sick. Jackson’s done a lot of growing up in the past twelve years and this is an opportunity to atone for his past sins. But to get back into everyone’s good graces, he needs to prove he’s changed. Sweet, well-respected Annabelle Hartington is the key. If she’ll give him a second chance, everyone will know he’s a new man. Surprisingly, he’s not the only one who’s changed and it turns out nothing stirs his inner bad boy like the *former* goody-two-shoes.

MELANIE SHAWN — Actually Love (Crossroads): Real or fake… As VP of public relations for SPC, the beautiful and talented Jessie Sloan knew the difference. The order and control she had in her life was real. Love was fake and she didn’t have time for fake. Win or lose… Sexy, sculpted boxing champ Zach Courtland has had his share of losses in life, but inside the ring, he knew nothing but wins. He was used to taking and landing punches, but little did he know that he was about to get the knockout of his life.


JESSIE EVANS — Diamonds and Dust (Lonesome Point Texas): Pike Sherman is a legend in Lonesome Point, a hometown boy who made it to the big leagues. Literally. Professional baseball acquired one hell of a pitching arm and its latest celebrity bad boy when the gifted Pike was drafted. His broken heart came along for the ride, too, but he kept that private. After a few days back in Lonesome Point, Pike can’t imagine life without Tulsi Hearst, the girl he left behind, but when Tulsi’s secret is revealed, his heart is broken all over again. The only thing worse than losing Tulsi, is losing six years with the daughter he didn’t know he had.

CRISTA MCHUGH — Falling for the Wingman (The Kelly Brothers): Air Force pilot Caleb Kelly has come back home with one mission in mind–to propose to the woman whose letters and lucky charm helped him survive his deployment in Afghanistan. But when he finds their apartment empty with a note saying she’s left him, he arrives at her mother’s house in rural Alabama to find Kourtney is about to marry another man. Her little sister, Alex, convinces him that the best way to get Kourtney back is to make her think he’s fallen for someone new–her. But when a fake romance becomes all too real, Alex’s deception may leave them both grounded.



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“Shaken Not Stirred”, the fifth book in the Last Call Series leaves me in a quivering mass of emotions. Call it been shaken or call it been stirred, whatever the case maybe, Sawyer Bennett weaves an intense story of lust, passion and love, with a healthy dose of hurt, pain and insecurities.

Casey Markham is a lady on the prowl for rich, selfish, arrogant snobs with no strings attached, easy to walk away and no motivation to get into a relationship. Deeply hurt from a previous relationship, great sex and one night stands seem to be her mantra until bad boy biker Tenn Jennings comes riding to fix her flat tire and teach her a lesson or two in love and trust.


Ex-Marine and biker boy Tenn Jennings comes into town to be close with his daughter Zoey and look into the possibility of making Outer Banks, NC his permanent home. A chance meeting with Casey stirs feelings and lust that had been buried for long, and her attitude towards men only fuels an intense desire to show Casey that the world still has a few good men left.

I personally think Casey and Tenn are one of the best character couples that Sawyer Bennett has created. Hardworking, misguided and ultra helpful, Casey draws you in with her sassy and honest demeanor. Despite her hang-ups, she is loyal and open hearted and a softie to the core. Tenn is an amazing sexy ultra alpha, with the confidence of having the world at his feet, choosing to stay away from billions to lead a simple life of a mechanic and raise his daughter on his own terms.

Bennett did a brilliant job with her narration, drawing out the fears and insecurities of a woman scorned. And a guy with his heart on his sleeve, laying all his cards on the table, and slowly bringing the woman he loves with his soul, to become confident and self-assured. I felt sad with Casey ‘s fears, cried for her loneliness, laughed with her, and was thrilled when Tenn goes past the stirring to literally shake Casey out of her self-made bubble of protection.

“Shaken Not Stirred” is a magnetic read of two vibrant individuals with intense emotions, extreme passion, strong family bonds and unconditional friendships.

Received an ARC from Big Dog Books via NetGalley for an honest review

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