Ryker by Sawyer Bennett
Series: Cold Fury Hockey, book #4
Genre: contemporary romance
The rugged men of the Carolina Cold Fury hockey team are winning hearts once again in another scorching novel from New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett.
The stakes have never been higher for Carolina Cold Fury goalie Ryker Evans. With his contract running out, he’s got a year left to prove he’s still at the top of his game. And since his wife left him, Ryker has been balancing life as a pro-hockey star and a single parent to two daughters. Management is waiting for him to screw up. The fans are ready to pounce. Everybody’s taking dirty shots—except for the fiery redhead whose faith in Ryker gives him a fresh start.
As the league’s only female general manager, Gray Brannon has learned not to mix business with pleasure. And yet even this tough, talented career woman can’t help breaking her own rules as she gives Ryker everything she’s got. She hopes their hot streak will last forever, but with Ryker’s conniving ex plotting to reclaim her man, the pressure’s on Gray to step up and save a tender new love before it’s too late
Hot damn … I’m going to bunch all my Christmas wishes together and ask that Sawyer write the whole team’s worth of books. This series is just sexy on skates and I had visions of Sawyer running out of original content by book three but there she goes, knocking me round the rink.
Ryker caught my eye in Zack’s book but part of my heart belongs to Alex … and a bit to Garret … and a bit to Zack … and now definitely for Ryker. LOL.
Anyway – onto the review!
Goalie Ryker is a family man, despite his family being a broken one. His soon to be ex-wife cheated on his with an opposing team member so he has fought hard to protect his two young daughters. He’s not exactly looking for love when the new general manager matches to catch his eye.
I was frustrated that they had to keep their affair secret. I was frustrated that they weren’t allowed to enjoy each other’s company anywhere outside of closed doors. They deserve to be able to show their relationship off.
As always, the story is surprising and the pacing is spot on. There was one part that I wished had been fleshed out more and that was after the showdown of Gray and Ryker’s ex-wife.
I was given a copy of this book for my honest opinion.