This is the third book in the Cold Fury Hockey series and the only one I’ve read. I enjoyed this so much I plan to go back and read the other two.
Synopsis: Rising star Zack Grantham has been stuck in a downward spiral of grief that has put his career on hold. Back on the road with the Carolina Cold Fury, still crippled by emotional baggage, and now a single dad, 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.
Review: Loved this book. I loved the that the hero was a single dad and struggling to figure things out after the death of his son’s mother. I loved that he broken and trying to put his life back together. Zack, suffering from survivors guilt, was so closed off to a lot that he makes you want to just pull his him in for a hug all while copping a feel of his tight buns…total book boyfriend material. The only thing I didn’t like was that it took him to see Kate’s curves before he realized he was attracted to her. Now don’t get me wrong I know that when you are first getting to know someone the physical is all you have until you’ve spent more time with them etc, however, he was so closed off that he didn’t realize how great she was until he peeped out her curves and THAT is my only pet peeve with the hot hockey player Zack.
Kate was totally awesome from the beginning. I loved her nerdiness and awkwardness. I enjoyed her moments with Zack’s son and I loved how she included Zack in everything even when he was being an ass. She understood his feelings of reluctance and she remained patient with him during his grief and return to hockey after the accident. I also loved that Kate worked hard for everything. Growing up the way she did she understood the value of hard work and its reward. Not to mention she stole the show with her dorky little songs.
So 4.5 stars for this continuation in Sawyer Bennett’s Cold Fury hockey series especially since dual POVs rock!
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