Zack (Cold Fury Hockey #3) by Sawyer Bennett

6 Stars

New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett goes for a hat trick with the latest romance in a sexy series about cool-as-ice hockey players and the women heating up their lives.

Rising star Zack Grantham has been stuck in a downward spiral of grief ever since the car accident that left him a single dad and put his career on hold. Back on the road with the Carolina Cold Fury and still crippled by emotional baggage, he’s in need of some serious help with his son. But while the nerdy new nanny wins his son’s heart, Zack isn’t sure he’s ready for a woman’s touch—even after getting a glimpse of the killer curves she’s hiding under those baggy clothes.

Kate Francis usually keeps men like Zack at a distance. Though his athlete’s body is honed to perfection, he refuses to move on with his life—and besides, he’s her boss. Still, the sparks between them are undeniable, tempting Kate to turn their professional relationship into a personal one. But before she makes a power play for Zack’s wounded heart, Kate will have to open him up again and show him that love is worth the fight.

 

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6 Stars

So I loved Alex…and I really really liked Garrett, but it turns out I didn’t really know what love was until Zack. I adored this book and Zack and Ben….but especially Kate. Kate is amazing.

This is the absolute best book yet in an amazing series. Because of the subject matter, Zack was so much better than the vast majority of books on the market today. Having been introduced to Zack and Gina in the previous two books, I was instantly and more acutely drawn into Zack’s pain. It made for a heart-wrenching story right from the start.

Zack’s pain and guilt over Gina and her death were so wonderfully expressed and emotionally believable that the story came across as incredibly REAL. That’s what made it better than most of the books out there, the emotions, the angst, the conflicts and the relationships were so damn real. I felt Zack’s pain. I understood his guilt and I believed his fear.

And Kate was a phenomenal character, one of my favorite female leads in a long time. I LOVED the way she handled everything thrown at her with grace and love and understanding. Her connection with Ben was wonderful and her care and compassion for Zack was a beautiful thing to see. It was terrific to see a woman with poise, control and character.

Book 1 in the series, ALEX was fabulous. Book 2, GARRETT was great too. But this book….this is the ONE! This is one of my top reads in the last two years and read approximately. 150 books a year. It’s that good. Definitely a book I will go back to again and again.

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