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Roman (Carolina Cold Fury Hockey Series #7)

Roman (Carolina Cold Fury Hockey Series #7)

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by Sawyer Bennett

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New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett steams up the ice all over again as the Carolina Cold Fury hockey team’s hottest bad boy gets his first taste of something good.

In a league full of troublemakers, Cold Fury defenseman Roman Sýkora stands out—at least when it comes to negative publicity. When he’s


New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett steams up the ice all over again as the Carolina Cold Fury hockey team’s hottest bad boy gets his first taste of something good.

In a league full of troublemakers, Cold Fury defenseman Roman Sýkora stands out—at least when it comes to negative publicity. When he’s not chilling in the penalty box, the sizzling Czech skate demon is racking up tabloid headlines for his scandalous behavior with the ladies. But now Roman’s feeling the burn from management to clean up his act, or else. Luckily he’s got an enticing distraction: a fun-loving barista who plays the ukulele and brings out a side of Roman he didn’t know he had.

Lexi Robertson came to Raleigh, North Carolina, to finally meet her father, Brian Brannon, and her half sister, Gray, both of whom work in the Cold Fury’s front office. That’s where she first meets sexy, intimidating Roman—who’s really a big softie at heart. As one relationship takes off, another begins: Brian seems to be clicking with Lexi’s boss at the coffee shop. But when the friction between Roman and her new family heats up, Lexi wonders whether she’s a pawn in their game. Feeling hurt and foolish, Lexi’s ready to quit while she’s ahead. Trouble is, Roman’s not ready to quit on her.

Don’t miss any of Sawyer Bennett’s electrifying Cold Fury novels:

Praise for Roman

“Sweet, steamy, and oh-so-complex, Sawyer Bennett’s Roman is guaranteed to make you swoon.”—Jessica Lemmon, author of Forgotten Promises

“A quirky ukulele-playing barista bringing the bad boy hockey star to his knees? It’s like Sawyer Bennett handpicked these characters specifically for me. Roman makes being on ice hot!”USA Today bestselling author Lili Valente

“Roman is a five-star read! . . . And now I have to say I can’t wait for Lucas next!”—Shh Moms Reading

“If you enjoy stories about a free-spirited woman accepting a bad boy just the way he is, or books about discovering an unknown family and the struggles to discover her place within that family, you might want to give this a try.”—Harlequin Junkie

“I love the story line which kept me going the whole time. Overall, a fantastic read.”—AC Book Blog

“I read this book in one sitting and even now, a week later, these characters are still on my mind.”—FMR Book Grind

Roman was exactly what I hoped for. Bravo, Sawyer Bennett!”—Happily Ever After Book Reviews

Praise for Sawyer Bennett

“Sawyer Bennett never fails to deliver heroes I fall hard for and heroines I adore.”New York Times bestselling author Violet Duke

“Wow. Just wow. Sawyer Bennett is my new favorite author.”USA Today bestselling author Jami Davenport

“Sawyer Bennett had me at hello.”New York Times bestselling author Lexi Ryan

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Since the release of her debut contemporary romance novel, Sawyer Bennett has written more than thirty books and been featured on both the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists on multiple occasions. A reformed trial lawyer from North Carolina, Bennett uses real-life experience to create relatable, sexy stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From new adult to contemporary romance, she writes something for just about everyone. Bennett likes her Bloody Marys strong, her martinis dirty, and her heroes a combination of the two. When not bringing fictional romance to life, Bennett is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to a very active toddler, as well as full-time servant to two adorably naughty dogs. She believes in the good of others, and that a bad day can be cured with a great workout, cake, or a combination of the two.

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Roman (Carolina Cold Fury Hockey Series #7) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
MaimeosAngelsEL 2 days ago
5 star Review Roman (Cold Fury Hockey #7) by Sawyer Bennett This is book 7 in the series and another winner for Sawyer Bennett in my humble opinion. These books keep getting better and better and I fear I may have found another book boyfriend; after reading the previous book in the series, Max I was certain he was my favourite, now I'm not so sure. When Lexi Robertson moves to Raleigh to contact and meet up with her father Brian Brannon and her half sister Gray, little does she know that a chance meeting with Roman will change both their lives forever; not only will she find a family that wants her, but a man who despite being her total opposite, is her soul mate. I love a bad boy and Roman Sýkora is certainly one of those. I connected with Roman from the start and I have to say that I fell for the feisty and quirky Lexi just as much. These two just seemed to be two halves of a whole, meant to be together. I was attracted to Roman's character from the first page and couldn't put the book down; I so wanted these two to get their happily ever after. I really enjoyed the camaraderie between Roman and Lexi, it was obvious that these two really liked each other and thoroughly enjoyed their time together, not just on a sexual level. I love that Ms. Bennett's characters are always so varied and that their struggles are so believable. In Roman, not only is there the struggle of a new love, but of building a relationship at the same time with a family Lexi only recently found out about, throw in the fact that Roman and Gray cannot stand each other and it makes interesting reading. This is not only the story of Roman and Lexi but of Brian and Georgia who happen to meet when Brian goes to Lexi's work to watch her perform. I loved the glances we got of these Brian and Georgia and I wouldn't mind in the least if they got their own expanded book. It is so refreshing to read a love story between an older couple, something we rarely see in the romance world. Roman is smoking hot , arrogant and yet at times so vulnerable, a real keeper in my opinion. There were times throughout the book that I wanted to smack Gray around as she struggled with her relationship with Lexi and with Roman, but in the end Ms. Bennett brought the story to an awesome conclusion that had me falling even harder for Roman. This series is to me a family and I loved catching up on the previous couples and seeing what is happening in their lives. I cannot wait to read the next book in the series as it keeps getting better and better.
LilleyLoohLah 3 days ago
Book 7 in the Carolina Cold Fury series and we have two love stories for the price of one! We follow Roman Sýkora (ice hockey's bad boy both on and off the ice), and Lexi Robertson, (free spirited ukulele playing barista), as they navigate the minefield of relationships, family and ice hockey management. Cold Fury's owner Brian Brannon gets a 3rd POV (which I loved) as he dips his feet in the dating pool with Lexi's boss and surrogate mother Georgia. Once again Sawyer Bennett blew me away with her storyline, characters and writing, I could really get in the mindset of the characters and my eyes watered on more than one occasion. I loved Lexi's no bull$#!T attitude and the way she handles sticky situations, she's a breath of fresh air. Sexy bad boy Roman is the perfect match for Lexi and I've got to say they bring out the best in each other. Sadly outside of Roman and Ryker we don't get to interact with the rest of the team, can't wait for Lucas' story though, I just can't seem to get enough of the Carolina Cold Fury boys. A full 5 star read. I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Dalitza 2 days ago
A sweet, sexy and endearing hockey romance. NHL defense man Roman Sýkora marches at the beat of his own drum on and off the ice. No matter how much bad publicity he gets from tabloids though, he’s committed to give his all to his team. But management doesn’t agree and is pressuring him to tone down on scandals and cut back on his penalty time. The good news is that a spirited ukulele playing barista has captured his full attention, eliminating problem one. The bad news is that she’s the owner’s newfound daughter garnering unwanted attention from the general manager and Lexi’s half-sister. After her mother’s death, Lexi Robertson’s life would never be the same. On her deathbed, her mother revealed that her father was none other than the owner of Cold Fury, current NHL champions. Lexi moves to North Carolina to meet and build a relationship with her new family, she’s also excited to be going out with the team’s teddy bear disguised as the big bad wolf. But can she stay out of the complications between Roman and her new family? You’d think that after reading six books in a hockey series, the story lines would start to feel the same but Sawyer Bennett always makes her novels unique. With Roman, we don’t just get one love story, we get a twofer plus, alongside Roman and Lexi’s romance, there’s more Ryker and Gray and Brian Brannon’s very own love story. That’s right, the Cold Fury’s owner gets his own HEA. After his wife’s death Brian had tried to move on and briefly dated a lovely woman with whom he had Lexi even though he hadn’t known she existed until she shows up in his office. He welcomes her with open arms and in doing so he’s introduced to Georgia Mack, a woman who is his complete opposite, determined to shake, rattle and roll his too proper CEO britches. On the other end of the age spectrum, we have Roman who is caustic, cocky and nonconformist. He’s also a sexy, caring and capable of being ovary exploding sweet. Because even though he likes his loner lifestyle, the pull to be with the funny, mischievous and carefree barista is natural and undeniable. Lexi and Roman definitely chemistry but as they see each other for who they are, they fit together perfectly. Their relationship develops organically with heavy flirting, plenty of innuendo and sizzling hot sexy times. The problems in their relationship is that he doesn’t crave a family like Lexi does or that he’s afraid of commitment. Their main source of tension comes from Lexi’s half-sister Gray who doesn’t like Roman’s attitude and is a bit jealous and wary of Lexi. Roman is book #7 in the Cold Fury series by Sawyer Bennett. It is a sweet and sexy, easy to read standalone sports romance. A must for Cold Fury fans. Told from various points of view (Lexi, Roman and Brian) and has a happy ending.
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Trish-Wrz 3 days ago
Swooning for Roman. Roman Sykora is everything and more...he's the bad boy you want and then the sweetheart you need. I love that Sawyer compiled 4 mini stories into 1! We got a closer glimpse into Ryker and Gray's life. Dug deeper into Brian aka Dad's world and then the main focus was of course Roman and Lexi. Another fantastic 5 star read from Sawyer.
Jennann3 3 days ago
OMG!!!! I loved this novel! Lexi is a carefree, fun-loving, ukulele-playing, young woman who wants nothing more than to get to know her family. Her mom, who passed away of cancer 10mths ago, informed Lexi that her dad was Brian Brannon--CEO of Cold Fury. Lexi's mom had kept this secret from her and her father. So Lexi studies the team, her dad, and Gray so she'll be familiar with them when she meets them. Lexi sets up a meeting with Brian to let him know and to offer a DNA test. Gray, having been an only child and the sole object of her dad's affection is less than welcoming. She's not willing to include Lexi into the family until the results are back. However, she is willing to get to know her possible sister. Along the way, Lexi catches the eye of Cold Fury's "bad boy". Roman wants Lexi, but senses she's "different" so he's willing to take things at her pace. Roman also doesn't get along with Gray. Gray's the GM of Cold Fury and Roman's latest bad boy ways have him in the doghouse with Gray. She uses her position and her "new" relationship with her sister to draw a wedge between Lexi and Roman. While trying to please everyone, Lexi comes to the realization that she's not happy without Roman, so she tells Gray she's going to date him anyway because she has to follow her heart. During Lexi's birthday celebration, Roman and Gray get into an argument where Gray threatens to trade him. Lexi overhears them tearing each other apart, so she leaves her party. She tells her dad to let Roman and Gray know they are not to contact her until they work it out....Later that night, Lexi is hit by a drunk driver. Gray calls Roman to let him know about the wreck. When he arrives at the hospital, he's afraid he may never be able to make it right. Can he and Gray set aside their differences to make Lexi happy? I loved how quirky and funny Lexi was. I liked how Roman saw Lexi for who she really was. I loved that Roman didn't try to take over Lexi's life, pay for things, etc. I truly appreciated Georgia and Lexi's mother-daughter relationship, even though they weren't related by blood. Then Georgia and Brian's relationship.....too funny! This novel ends with a HEA and no cliffhanger! I read a gifted copy of this novel and all opinions stated are my own.
jeanniezelos 3 days ago
Roman, A Cold Fury Hockey Novel,  Sawyer Bennett Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre:   Romance,  I love Sawyers writing style, the way she creates characters that I find feel real, that I can believe in, and plots that I could see happening. Well, almost all, there’s a couple that haven’t worked for me, but then each book is individual and even if I love an authors style that doesn’t mean they’re an auto buy for me. I’ve enjoyed a couple from the Cold Fury series, each are stand alone but the characters are connected via the CF team so you don’t need to read them all to follow the series. I’m not a sports enthusiast either, have never seen an ice hockey match, its not a big sport in UK....but I still can enjoy this series as it just provides background and a setting for the plots. So – Roman, bad boy and proud of it, its what he's known for, brings results, keeps him in the public eye, and makes him money. Its kind of unfair the way manager Gray pushes him for it as its one of the reasons he’s so popular, and why her team wanted him in the first place. Dichotomy time: she wants him to be bad enough to help the team win, to bring in the publicity, but not that bad that it brings the team into disrepute. Roman’s got a tough line to straddle, trouble is they’re not agreeing where the line is drawn. Then Lexi comes into the story, waiting to meet her father – and give him the news that he is her father – she gets chatting to Roman. He’s entranced by her and they start dating. Brian, team owner, is convinced by her story right from the off and delighted to meet her, but his other daughter, Gray, isn’t so convinced and is pleased he’s having a DNA test done – Lexi’s suggestion. She comes to like Lexi though while they’re waiting for results but isn’t so keen on her dating Roman, for her the team is mega important and she worries that Roman may bring negative publicity to them if things go wrong between him and Lexi once the news of who she is gets out. Its a great story, with a second helping of romance between Lexi’s boss Georgia – a fab woman, I want to be her – and Brian. I love the way Lexi is such a sweetheart, everyone loves her and yet she’s not a spoiled lady, she’s a hard worker, happy with her life even though its not been easy, and that seems to rub off on everyone. The scenes between her and Roman were perfect, hot and sensual yet not OTT, and it showed him in a different light to the cocky, aggressive public side he presented. It was good to see more of Gray and Ryker and the kids too – they were in an earlier book and I love when we catch up with characters in a series like this. Its a great read, great love story, solid plots and scenes, and a nice touch of drama towards the end. Being me I’d have liked that to play out a little longer, to be taken a bit further, I love some angst in a story and this could have taken more but its perfect for others just this way and I really enjoyed it as it is.   Stars: Five, a great addition to the series. A little more drama and angst would have been a five but it’s a solid four. ARC supplied for review purposes by Netgalley and Publishers
Books6565 3 days ago
I've been waiting for this book forever! As much as I love this series, Roman was definitely not my favorite.....Zack still holds that place with Max as a close 2nd. It's still an engaging story and I loved Lexi! As the heroine, she was so honest and steady..........not prone to misunderstandings and with a very forgiving nature. This book was a bit different because not only did Ms Sawyer write about Lexi and Roman, it was also about Brian(Lexi's dad) and Georgia. This is a part of. the book I had a bit of a problem with.....due to Georgia's attitude. I get she is n independent free spirit but she was annoying. She kept saying the Brian was a stick in the mud and accused him of having a stick up his butt..........which was a huge disservice to Brian. He has never been portrayed as such..........he' loves Gray and his possible daughter Lexi unconditionally and alway gives the advice to give love a chance. This is not characteristic of someone who is not open to change and love. I also just found Georgia a bit too much in your face. Another part of the book I couldn't come to terms with is how Gray was portrayed. In Ryker, she is portrayed as a brilliant GM, fair, steady with a big heart. In this book she is portrayed as a hot emotional mess, petulant, and vindictive. Part of the reason being is that she is pregnant. Yes , hormones do run a bit rampant during pregnancy BUT a total personality change does not happen. A lot of pregnant women work through their pregnancy making important decisions and taking care of their families without becoming a hormonal mess. Overall though the romance between Lexie and Roman was very sweet.....she was very patient with him and his issues. I felt for Roman and his sterile upbringing........one could see how hard it was for him to connect to people when he never had that growing up.
hockeymom4 3 days ago
I liked this book, I felt it was a little different from the other Cold Fury books. Roman definitely beats to his own drum, I liked him a lot. Lexi, I am not sure about her and her connection to the story. Roman is a bad boy who has never really fit in, she is a free spirit who is looking for her family who never knew she existed...... and this part of the book was hard for me. I felt the chemistry between Roman and Lexi, but I did not enjoy the story line and interactions between her sister and her.... I felt like it was not developed enough and there were feelings and things done to divide their relationship and her relationship with Roman. I liked reading about Lexi and Roman, but was not fan of the interactions between Lexi and her new found sister. Lexi is strong in who she is with Roman, but waivers with who she is with her farther a bit, but does not feel she can be her with her sister. I liked the book, it was a good read, but did not love it as much as I loved the others.
KaraS 3 days ago
You gotta love these Cold Fury guys!! Each book stands alone, but they do have interconnections throughout. This one features Roman who is a "balls to the wall" type of guy - both on the ice and off and Lexi who is a free-spirit who enjoys playing the ukulele at the local coffeehouse. Lexi meets Roman by chance and fate when she finally takes the final step to introduce herself to her father, Brian Brannon who just happens to be the owner of Roman's hockey team, Carolina Cold Fury. Oh - and the GM just happens to be Lexi's half sister and not a big fan of Roman's antics. While Roman may have a reputation (which is well deserved) of being a bad boy and a player - he is one of the sweetest men of the series, in my opinion. His and Lexi's chemistry is sizzling and Lexi definitely brings out a side to Roman that no other woman has seen. Add to this that we get to see Brian have his own HEA - that was another favorite part to have his story interlaced with his new daughter's and to enjoy the bantering with Gray and Ryker. It was a true treat all the way around. And the ending - OMG - you have to have fallen in love with Roman by then. There are certainly bumps along the way - it's hard to try and fit in with your new family, especially when one of them is at odds with your new boyfriend. It's a tricky road to navigate, but Lexi does just fine. I found her character refreshing and Roman was definitely not what I expected. He was sweet, charming and adorable!! This is a fantastic series and I can't wait for Book #8!
Caroles_Random_Life 3 days ago
I really enjoyed this book. I was surprised by how many things were happening during the story and how nicely everything worked together. Although this is the seventh book in the Cold Fury Hockey series, it could be read as a stand alone novel since each book in the series really does tell its own story. Readers of the series will enjoy seeing characters from previous books play an important role in this installment. This was a story that hooked me right away and I found myself having a hard time setting the book aside. Lexi is an amazing character and really the focus of this story. This book wasn't only focused on romance although romance played an important role. Lexi has moved to town in order to meet her father, who happens to be Brian Brannon, the owner of the Cold Fury Hockey Team. Lexi's father doesn't know anything about her until they meet. During her first trip to the Cold Fury office, Lexi meets Roman and there is an instant attraction. I liked Lexi and Roman together and thought that they made a great couple. They just seemed really good for each other and had a lot of chemistry. It was fun watching bad boy Roman try to figure out how to be in a relationship. I also really liked watching the relationship between Lexi and her father develop. They accepted each other almost immediately and it seemed so right. Lexi's relationship with Gray was a little more painful to see develop but it felt completely realistic. I really liked the fact that this book was told from three different points of view. I didn't expect it but it really worked well. Getting a chance to really see what was happening from Lexi, Roman, and Brian's point of view really made the story work. Each character had a lot of emotions wrapped up in everything that was going on and getting a chance to be in their head for part of the book just made everything feel more real. I would recommend this book to fans of contemporary romance. This book really tells a big story with a lot of emotion and it was really nice to watch everything develop. I can't wait to read the next book in this fun series! I received an advance reader edition of this book from Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept via NetGalley.
astroyic 3 days ago
Loved , Loved this engaging as well as enthralling sports romance that has so much more going for it than a regular sports romance. Sawyer Bennett sure knows how to bring it with a cast of characters that are so relatable and made for each other as well as each story in this series is better than the last. Loved the triple POV in this story it was brilliant. The romance is fresh and different but always heartwarming because these men are all about their women. 
Loved Lexi Robertson who has come to Raleigh North Carolina to meet her father and half sister but along the way meets Roman Sykora. Loved Lexi’s with her quirky, laid back yet charming personality along with her ukulele playing. 
Loved cocky, Roman that he was so intrigued by Lexi that his playboy, bad boy ways were immediately a thing of the past. 
But I really loved that we were gifted with two Love stories in this story. Loved seeing Lexi’s father get swept off his feet by her boss, and mother figure Georgia, with her sexy, sassy, straight shooting southern, gal demanding ways. 
Sawyer Bennett writing is engaging, enthralling and she also gave us pages of delicious sexiness as well as a story that was her most romantic yet. I laughed, I cried, and I fell in love and was utterly giddy, smiling like a young school girl in love. 
Finding Love and a new family with a lot of Hotness was a winner or goal. Couldn’t put it down and read this in one sitting. Loved it! Highly recommended! I voluntarily requested an ARC of this book through NetGalley and agreed to post a honest review.
Lorizen 3 days ago
Lexi comes to Raleigh to meet her father Brian who is the owner of Cold Fury. She's come to try and get to know her father, her half sister is the GM of the team and works in the office. Gray isn't exactly what I'd call sister material. Lexi does get on well with her Father. It was a delight watching their relationship unfold, as well as Brian's new found happy place. It's there she meets Roman, who is the tough guy (read teddy bear) and these two click like two peas in the pod. It's a rare read that puts two people together the way Sawyer matched these two. I loved it. It was honest and real. Despite Gray being a witch on a broom and trying to thwart things between them, they were smarter than that and just kind of rolled with it. Very little angst and that's my kind of book. It's a great read, this is my favorite so far. Sawyer wrote this to perfection. **arc from Net Galley and Publisher in exchange for a fair review**
weluvdopey 3 days ago
This is a great book; this is the seventh book in the Cold Fury Hockey series written by Sawyer Bennett. Roman Sykora is a defenseman for the hockey team Cold Fury and he gets plenty of negative publicity. When he’s not chilling in the penalty box, the sizzling Czech skate demon is racking up tabloid headlines for his scandalous behavior with the ladies. But now Roman’s feeling the burn from management to clean up his act, or else. Luckily he’s got an enticing distraction: a fun loving barista who plays the ukulele and brings out a side of Roman he didn’t know he had. Lexi Robertson came to Raleigh, North Carolina, to finally meet her father, Brian Brannon, and her half sister, Gray, both of whom work in the Cold Fury’s front office. That’s where she first meets sexy, intimidating Roman—who’s really a big softie at heart. This is a great book with a wonderful story and well developed characters. This book will keep you reading long into the night. If you are looking for a great book, then you need to read this book. I am looking forward to reading the next book by this great author. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader’s copy of this book. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
TammyS32 3 days ago
Part of the Cold Fury Hockey series, however can be read as a stand-alone. I liked Roman, the lovable bad boy. Roman and Lexi have great chemistry together and the story held my interest throughout. I really liked it.
IreneC 3 days ago
4.5 stars I really enjoyed Roman by Sawyer Bennett. Roman and Lexi were likable, passionate and endearing characters. From the first meeting I found myself connecting with them. They entertained me with their flirting and the way they would tease each other. I was very happy watching their relationship unfolded and knew with all my heart that these two had found true love. Going in I wasn't sure how I would feel about having a 3rd POV, but to my surprise I loved it! It was fun and enjoyable hearing from Brian Brannon, Lexi and Gray's father and owner of the Cold Fury Hockey team. I found Brian's voice added depth to the storyline and boy did he make me laugh & swoon watching him find his own HEA. Overall, Roman was another page turning read by Sawyer Bennett and a wonderful addition to the Cold Fury Hockey series. Roman is the 7th book in the Cold Fury Hockey series, each book can be read as a standalone and I highly recommend them all!
JaneyC 3 days ago
Onto the 7th book in the Cold Fury Ice Hockey series, and we are concentrating on Roman Sýkora, the defenseman, who’s reputation on and off the ice hockey pitch, is well charted. His latest reprimand from manager, Gray Brannon, coincides with a visit to the Brannon offices by Lexi Robertson, who’s individuality catches Roman’s attention. Lexi Robertson finds herself in Raleigh, North Carolina, following a recent admission by her dying mother, who her father was. Establishing herself in a local coffee shop, playing barista and part time ukulele queen, she finally plucks up the courage to approach the offices of Brian Brannon, the owner of the Cold Fury team. What this story provides us with is not only Roman and Lexi’s story, but a nice little peep into Brian’s romantic developments, as well as Gray’s struggle finding out she is a big sister. Watching Roman fall under Lexi’s spell was a comfortable ride. Only knowing his previous reputation by recall, we were always treated to the Czech passion, whilst he came to terms with his solid feelings for Lexi. Lexi was loyal yet fiercely determined. She had a unique disposition that was engaging as well as refreshing. Really liked this, and the multi POV’s made it the best one in the series for me. Complimentary copy received from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Vero-Stro 3 days ago
This is Book 7 in the "Cold Fury Hockey" Series and it is the story of Roman and Lexi. There is also a lot of action for Cold Fury Hockey Team Owner Brian Brannon and his daughter Gray. Roman is the team's bad boy and his attitude is bringing him problems with the team's management. He meets Lexi by chance and he is instantly attracted to her. The chemistry between them is awesome and the romance is sweet and I really enjoyed Lexi's personality. Roman is more a lonely boy than a bad boy and Lexi earns his heart very quickly. As always Sawyer Bennett delivers a story with a nice plot, great main characters, interesting second characters and an amazing romance! I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book
Sandy-thereadingcafe 3 days ago
4.5 stars--NOTE : I READ THE ebook version ROMAN is the seventh installment in Sawyer Bennett’s contemporary, adult COLD FURY HOCKEY romance series focusing on the members of the professional hockey team the Carolina Fury. This is team enforcer/bad boy Roman Sykora, and barista/musician Lexi Robertson’s story line. ROMAN can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from previous story line is revealed where necessary. There is a secondary romance developing between Lexi’s father, Carolina Fury team owner Brian Brannon, and Lexi’s boss Georgia Mack Told from three first person points of view (Roman, Lexi, Brian) ROMAN focuses on the troubled career of hockey enforcer Roman Sykora. Growing up in the Czech Republic, the son of absentee parents, Roman Sykora put all of his efforts into the game of hockey finally making something of himself in the NHL. As one of the league’s toughest enforcers Roman finds himself on the receiving end of too many suspensions, fines and negative press, and it doesn’t help that many of his less than stellar off ice activities have landed him on the front page news resulting in more suspensions and team fines. Meeting Lexi Robertson, Carolina Fury’s owner ‘secret daughter’ finds Roman focusing more on his volatile relationship with the team’s manager Gray Brannon seeing that Gray is Lexi’s half-sister by blood. What ensues is the building relationship between Lexi and Roman; Roman’s ongoing battle with the team’s manager; and team owner Brian Brannon’s new found love in the guise of Lexi’s boss and friend Georgia Mack. Lexi grew up never knowing her father-a man she believed abandoned her mother without a second glance. Upon her death bed Lexi’s mother revealed the identity of the man she would come to call father-a man who would find himself falling in love with a girl he knew nothing about, and a woman that would call to his heart. Lexi’s relationship with Roman is threatened on numerous occasions by a well-meaning sister whose experiences with our story line hero are less than positive-experiences that have colored Gray’s opinion of the man that Lexi loves. The $ex scenes are seductive and provocative without the use of over the top sexually graphic language and text. There are a large number of secondary and supporting characters including several members of the Carolina Fury hockey team, as well as team owner Brian Brannon, team manager Gray and her husband, former Fury goalie Ryker Evans, and Lexi’s boss/mother like figure Georgia Mack. The world building divides its focus on two relationships: Lexi and Roman, Brian and Georgia, as well as Roman’s struggle to amend his bad boy reputation-with or without the support of team manager Gray Brannon-Evans. Gray will interfere on more than one occasion leaving a heartbroken Lexi to mourn the loss of several relationships that were starting to bloom. ROMAN is a story of destined mates; of one woman’s search for a family she new had, and one man’s battle with the family he never wanted. The premise is heartwarming and energetic; the characters are spirited and passionate; the romance is captivating and spicy. Sawyer Bennett will arouse your senses with her breathtaking COLD FURY series
kJenn 3 days ago
Every time I think that I just love a book and that it can't be topped a new one is released and it tops my favorite... I loved Max and it was my favorite in this series, until bad boy Roman's story... This book is kind of a double romance story. Primarily you get Roman and Lexi's story, however you get her father's story and her best friend/almost mom's story. Essentially you get Lexi's POV, Roman's POV, and Brian's POV, I thought it might get confusing, but it was very smooth transitions between them, there was no guessing who's POV when you were reading it was very clear. The characters, all of them were genuinely likeable, though Gray (Ryker's wife) was a little bitchy/snarky in this book. Was hard not to enjoy seeing bad boy Roman brought down by Lexi. And was so cute watching Brian (Gray and Lexi's dad) fall for Georgia. You read some books where the characters are there but you just can't connect or identify and then you read others that you just click with and for me I really felt it with Roman and Lexi. There is some interesting family dilemmas/strife that gave the story a more realistic feeling. There's some books you read that are just so unbelievable, and I didn't feel that way. The book moves fast, and keeps you hooked. I loved this book! Definitely another success! Hit this one out of the park!!!
Lelim0612 3 days ago
Roman by Sawyer Bennett Da…rn Woman….. Keep those Cold Fury books coming!!! WHAT A BOOK. I love this series!!! Each and every book in this series, about the Cold Fury team gets better and better. My top three books/players are Max, Ryker and now, I have added Roman to my favorites. I love a “Bad Boy” that is not as bad as he and everybody else thinks he is. Roman Sykora really has a heart of gold. It just took the right woman, Lexi Robertson. Roman met Lexi at the Cold Fury offices, and from the very first site, knew there was something about her. There is just one problem… she is the, sister of the General Manager, Gray Brannon who happens to hate Roman, and the daughter of the team owner, Brian Brannon. Lexi returns home to take care of her mom while she loses the battle against cancer. During this time, her mom tells her the story about her father, Brian Brannon and how much she loved him. However, before she knew she was pregnant, he had broken things off. He was still too much in love with his late wife. She never told him she was pregnant. Now, Lexi has come to the Cold Fury office introduce herself to the father she never knew, where she sees Roman for the first time. I loved watching these two fall in love, but is she ready to stand between Roman and her family? I think so, and you need to read this book to find out how she does it. My heart was in my throat when Lexi leaves her birthday dinner when…. STOP, no spoilers from me, but let me say this, I love when Brian pulls no punches… oops, I said no spoilers. Thank you, Sawyer Bennett for writing such incredible books. Thank you, Random House Publishing - Loveswept for publishing this phenomenal series. I was gifted with an ARC of this spectacular book for my honest opinion. Thank you for reading my review. Now do yourself a favor and go purchase this book.
missy55GA 3 days ago
Roman: A Cold Fury Hockey Novel (Carolina Cold Fury Hockey book 7) by Sawyer Bennett is a great standalone read if you have not read the other books in the series. If you have been reading Sawyer Bennett’s Cold Fury stories this is a must read. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of Roman and am glad I got to learn more about Roman and the Brannon Family. Roman is a more personal family read outside of the Cold Fury Team. Cold Fury Defenseman Roman Sýkora is the one who plays to show how mean & tough the team can be. Roman spends time in the penalty box and makes tabloid headlines in his personal life. But management wants it all toned down. Lexi Robertson, a fun-loving barista who plays the ukulele, has come to meet her just discovered family- The Brannon who own the Cold Fury. She and Roman meet first and they are both attracted to the other. But will all the new feelings bring them together or keep them apart. Roman is a more family discovery read than a team read. It will have you hooked from the start and is a must read if you are a follower of the Cold Fury series. Sawyer Bennett is a great storyteller and Roman is just another chance to fall more in love with Her stories. If you have not read a Sawyer Bennett story, Roman is a great place to start. I am looking forward to meeting Max Fournier’s little brother in book 8 of the Carolina Cold Fury Hockey series. Thanks Sawyer Bennett & Good Writing
Felicia71 3 days ago
Another great addition to Sawyer Bennett's Cold Fury series. Roman is the ultimate hockey enforcer - on the ice, he is the first one to jump into a fight fines and suspensions be damned. Off the rink, he doesn't care what the papers say either, so if his picture is plastered everywhere then so be it. Unfortunately, this doesn't sit will with Gray Bannon (who we met in Ryker) Cold Fury's General Manager and the daughter of Brian Bannon the owner. When he meets Lexi Robertson on one of his many visits to the GM's office he is intrigued by the cute girl he finds waiting outside the owner,s office. When he sees her again he is even more intrigued and wants to get to know her better, then he finds out why she is there he begins to wonder if he can have a real relationship with Lexi. Lexi just find out that she is the daughter and half-sister of the Brian and Gray Bannon. After losing her mom she is excited for the opportunity to have a family again. When she starts to date the sexy Roman Sykora her new sister is not a fan. Lexi being the free spirit she is will not let her sister dictate who she can date, but when things get escalated between Roman and Gray she is wondering if her new sister and boyfriend can put their differences aside or should she just walk away. Loved Roman and Lexi, both are polar opposites to each other but the chemistry they share is off the charts for sure. Told in dual POV's Ms. Sawyer does it again letting us into her characters minds to let the readers know what they are thinking and feeling. Then she throws in a romance with Brian and Lexi's boss and his POV, its priceless. We get to see Ryker and Gray again which is fantastic along with a few other cameos from the previous books. All the stories in the Cold Fury series are fast paced and fun reads and Roman doesnt disappoint in this area.
DannyJeffbooks 3 days ago
I always look forward to a Cold Fury Hockey Romance and Roman was another enjoyable stand alone read from this series. This book was a little different to its predecessors as it's told from multiple POV's, however, this didn't impede my enjoyment and still remained easy to follow and flowed relly well. Lexi and Roman had great chemistry from the off and I liked that there was no messing around and they both went all in from the get go. I have to say that I loved Lexi; sweet, likebale, sassy and someone that you'd love to have in your corner. I can't say that I really connected to Roman but I must say that I loved how he had his flaws but owned them and we get to see him really grow through the story. Roman was a nice easy read. It had plenty of steam; the right amout of drama and I certainly enjoyed it. I was provided with a copy of this book from the Publisher via NetGalley; there was no inducement or obligation.
Momscookingthebooks 3 days ago
I love sports romance, but hockey romance is by far my favorite! I now have read all seven of these fabulous Carolina Cold Fury Hockey romances and I have loved them all for different reasons. They all have different types of twists to each of them. Now I have a new favorite, Roman! I loved it and flew through the pages! I am not going to rehash the story for you as the synopsis gives you a good set up of what the book is about. There is drama. there are steamy love scenes between Lexi and Roman, but it is a slow build with lots of flirting and innuendos and they are so sweet together. It is wonderful to see how their growing infatuation turns into a deep caring relationship. The new twist to this book is there is a concurrent love story developing between Brian Brannon (Lexi’s father that she recently found out about from her dying mother) and Lexi’s free spirited boss Georgia! Let’s just say Georgia really knew how to loosen up that stuck-up suit! Another twist is the family dynamics between Brian, Lexi and her half-sister, Gray. Gray had a hard time adjusting to the idea of sharing her father (Brian). Gray, as general manager of the Cold Fury, had issues with Roman and his personal and professional trouble making ways. Roman didn’t like her management style, so they agreed to disagree and their disdain for one another put Lexi in a bad position; choose between her new family or the man she was falling in love with. If you love sports romance that has a bit of drama, fun banter, steamy scenes, touching moments, and crazy secondary characters, then give this book a try. You won’t regret it!