Garrett (Cold Fury Hockey #2)
by Sawyer Bennett
Carolina Cold Fury star Garrett Samuelson never wants to miss out on a single minute of fun. Whether he’s playing hockey, hanging out with friends, or walking the red carpet with a new date on his arm, he lives every day to the fullest. When he meets Olivia Case, he sees someone who’s exactly his type—confident, sexy, smart . . . his next fling. But the more he pursues her, the more Garrett shares a side of himself that other women don’t normally get to see.
Olivia has been keeping a secret. While Garrett lives for the next thrill, Olivia’s not sure she’ll live to see the next day. She’s undergoing treatment for some serious medical issues, and she doesn’t have time for a relationship with no guarantees—especially one with a hot-as-sin womanizer who won’t take no for an answer. But as she gets to know the real Garrett, Olivia can’t help falling for him . . . hard. To reveal the truth would mean risking everything—but you can’t score without taking the tough shots.
We met Garrett in Alex, the first book in Sawyer Bennett's Cold Fury Hockey series, and I knew that I had to get my hands on his book when it came out. At first I was worried that it wouldn't hold my attention, being that it's a story line that's been used time and time again... You know, Playboy meets and pursues the one woman that'll turn him into relationship material... But this book was so much more than that.
Garrett is at a Cold Fury party when he meets Olivia, who is cousins with Sutton, our heroine in the first book. Of course being the playboy that he is, his first thought is that he wants to sleep with her. But after she turns him down he's intrigued and decides to pursue her.
Olivia is a relationship kinda girl, but after receiving life changing news, decides that maybe a one night stand with Garrett is just what she needs. But what happens when the king of one night stands decides he wants more than one night?
I loved watching the relationship between Garrett and Olivia play out. You could tell from the beginning that they'd be great together... Though I admit that I was nervous about how he would react to Olivia's big secret. Luckily, my fears were quickly put to rest and Garrett proved just how amazing he could be. Sure he was confused and a little angry but the fact that he stuck by her side when he could have just as easily walked away proved that they were meant to be together.
While I really enjoyed this book, I was highly disappointed with the last few chapters. Olivia thought she was doing right by Garrett and I could totally sympathize with her actions. And when she finally put her heart on the line? It was perfect... Until it wasn't. Let's just say Garrett definitely got knocked down a few pegs in my eyes and unfortunately the end just wasn't redeeming enough for me.
Overall it was a great read and I'm dying to get my hands on Zack's book when it comes out!
USA Today Best-Selling 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.
Sawyer is the author of several contemporary romances including the popular Off Series, the Legal Affairs Series and the Last Call Series. She will be releasing her second book in the Cold Fury Hockey Series with Random House Loveswept, February 2015.
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Disclosure: I was provided with an ARC of Garrett in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.