Book 11, Carolina Cold Fury Hockey - A Cold Fury Hockey Novel
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USA TODAY BESTSELLER • When the Carolina Cold Fury’s hottest young star gets blindsided by an ex with a scandalous secret, it’s game on.
“One of the best voices in contemporary romance.”—New York Times bestselling author Lauren Layne
Marek Fabritis is used to delivering blows, not receiving them. But when he gets tipped off by an anonymous email about his ex-girlfriend, the news leaves him ice cold—and it’s not because Gracen Moore is getting married to a total jerk. It’s the fact that Marek has a three-year-old daughter he never knew about. Now he’s going back home, not to play knight in shining armor but to make damn sure that no man takes what’s his. For the first time, there might be something more important than hockey.
Gracen Moore has always loved Marek. That’s why she let him go, so he could pursue a career in the NHL. And that’s why she never told him about Lilly. Only now does Gracen realize that she made an unforgivable mistake. But is that any reason for Marek to crash her wedding and make an epic scene? If the spark that still smolders between them is to be trusted, maybe. Still, Gracen’s not getting her hopes up. Because she knows better than anyone that appearances aren’t always what they seem. . . .
Praise for Marek
“Another five-star read from Sawyer Bennett! A second-chance roller coaster of emotions. I was cheering for Marek from page one. Loved it.”—USA Today bestselling author Sidney Halston
“Marek is a steamy, emotional, second-chance romance that had me rooting for both deeply scarred characters. Sawyer Bennett neverdisappoints.”—Gillian Archer, author of Rough Ride
“Just when I think the Carolina Cold Fury Hockey series couldn’t possibly get any better, Sawyer Bennett gives us Marek!”—Steph and Chris’s Book Review (five stars)
The Carolina Cold Fury series from New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett can be read together or separately:
The Love Hurts series features sexy standalone novels:
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And the Sugar Bowl series is one treat you’ll want to read in order:
Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
I'm a huge fan of this series from Sawyer Bennett so it pains me to admit that Marek's story was a struggle for me.
First let me say you can normally read these as a standalone but I didn't read the previous book and I believe I missed the beginning of Marek and Gracen's story because of it. You do learn real quick what happened, but I do wish I had read Reed's book first.
You also learn in the blurb that Marek finds out he has a three year old daughter he never knew about. This book deals with the struggle of the aftermath of all that. The author did a great job keeping this more realistic to reactions in real life but I prefer the more fairy-tale version. There was a lot of hurt on both sides.
I probably should be mad at Gracen but honestly it was Marek who I struggled more with. I AM pleased with how they came together in the end and I loved that Reed kept giving Marek a hard time about how he was treating Gracen. I do love this series and all the guys in it so while this one isn't my favorite, I do highly recommend reading this series.
My issues with Marek
<spoiler>Marek and Gracen were together for three years. They are the loves of each others lives but when he gets drafted he breaks things off with her so he can have his freedom. We all know what that means and I felt betrayed for Gracen. If he loved her so much, why does he want his freedom? He even thought he was doing it for her too because he didn't think she would go to College if he stayed with her. He never forgot her in the three years and the only time he got relief was when he was with other women. It's just not what I want to see in my heroes. :( </spoiler>
Love this series!!!
**Received ARC from NetGalley for a fair and honest review**
Marek is book 11 in the Cold Fury Hockey series. This book can be read as a standalone, however IMO you lose some of the story by not knowing the other characters from the previous book. Again-- just my opinion. This book was a fast, fun read, hard to put down.
Marek and Gracen were together for 5 years, then when he lands a position on a professional hockey team, he decides he wants his freedom and ends the relationship. But there are things he doesn't know, and things he should have been told. Now she's getting married and an anonymous email shows up and Marek gets upset.
This is probably my least favorite book in the Cold Fury Hockey series. I wasn't a big fan of Marek, he came across mostly as selfish, spoiled and entitled. He does redeem himself, but his character really just rubbed me the wrong way. The characters had good chemistry, and I really enjoyed the story overall. If you like hot and steamy you will enjoy this book. I really enjoyed Lilly, the daughter in the book, wish we would have seen a little more dialogue with her- when you did see it, it was precious. Overall it was a good book, and I would recommend. Can't wait for the next book in the series. Hope this helps. Happy Reading!!!
Marek and Gracen find themselves in quite a predicament. Marek finds out that he has a three year old that Gracen never told him about. This is a second chance romance and it packs a punch.