Tuesday, May 5, 2015

ARC Book review: Zack (Cold Fury Hockey #3) by Sawyer Bennett

Available June 9th 2015
eARC provided by publisher through Netgalley

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.

I'll start out by saying i have not read this author before. I have seen the name pop up quite a bit on social media and all of it good. I even asked around about this book and series a bit before reading it. It's book three in a series and it can be read as a stand alone or i would never have read it without reading the books i had missed. I am not used to the dual point of view. With as many books as i have read over the years i do not often come across books written this way. I neither like it or dislike it. It's just different so it might just mean i need to get used to that style. It makes me feel like a outsider to the story instead of drawing me in this case though.  While i liked parts of both characters there were parts i didn't like. I didn't care for Zach getting into a relationship just 4 months after losing his girlfriend. For me that seemed soon with him having a child. He kept saying it wasn't a relationship and he could never have one but it was a relationship. He had to be the only one that didn't know it. Kate let him be mean to her just to many times for me before finally deciding to put herself first.  It just didn't work for me. I kept reading waiting for it to happen. For me to get excited about the story. I liked the secondary characters more than the main characters. That just isn't right. Will i give up on reading Sawyer Bennett? Probably not. There was enough about this book that i liked that i would definitely give this author another shot. 

Find about more about this series and Sawyer Bennett here www.sawyerbennett.com

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