Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Book Review: Max by Sawyer Bennett

Max (Cold Fury Hockey, #6)
The ice is a cold mistress. As the league’s most eligible goalie, Max Fournier has access to his fair share of willing puck bunnies, but right now he’s more interested in bringing home another championship than a one-night stand. A romantic at heart, Max believes in love; he’s just not great at relationships. So when he finally meets a nice girl who’s not blinded by his celebrity, he’s feeling the heat—and the pressure to save her from herself.

Between working two jobs and raising her sister’s kids, Julianne Bradley doesn’t have time for sports—or men. All she knows about Max is that he’s the sexiest customer to ever grace her gas-station counter. And he sees past her tired eyes and makes Jules yearn for things she can’t have: a glamorous fling, a passionate lover, and the time to enjoy both. Max makes her feel like Cinderella, even though Jules has enough baggage to crush a glass slipper. Luckily, he’s no prince—only a fierce competitor determined to win her heart.

I love the Cold Fury series by Sawyer Bennett. Max without a doubt is my favorite of the series. It has the right about of angst and love to make it the perfect holiday read. 

Fate puts Max Fournier in the right place at the right time. He sweeps in and rescues Julianne (Jules) Bradley from having to deal with two zealous rednecks. Julianne not only has her hands full with the customers but also her children she has in the break room. Max becomes intrigued with the woman who doesn't recognize him and sees something in her eyes that draws him in. 

When Jules sister died she took custody of her niece and two nephews without a single reservation. Now she has to work two jobs to keep afloat. She doesn't have time for men while trying to care for her new family so when Max shows up in her life she struggles to make room in her busy schedule. Max helps Jules find ways to make time for them and herself. 

As their relationship develops into more so does the negative attention Jules receives from the puck bunnies. Can Jules move past the unfortunate negative attention? This story has a gleam of bullying and the negative effects. The author did a great job in expressing the characters concerns and emotions. My heart broke for Jules and her struggles but she finds her way with a little bit of help from her friend. 5 Stars!

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