Series: Cold Fury Hockey #6
Genres: Sports Romance
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also in this series: Hawke, Roman
Also by this author: Ryker, Hawke, Sugar Daddy, Sexy Lies and Rock & Roll, Roman, Sex in the Sticks, Code Name: Sentinel
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.
Oh Max, you are my favorite of the Cold Fury men. And, let me say, thats a big deal because I LOVED Ryker. Max is the mythical man all women dream about. He is the white knight, the superhero, and the savior all rolled into a delicious hot hockey player package.
Max’s love is unwavering. He is content to work within Jules’ comfort zones and accept her as she is. He takes his time to understand her and then find ways to support her. He doesn’t swoop in on his white horse and use his money to rescue the girl. He could, and that certainly would have been easier. But, instead, he recognizes what Jules would and wouldn’t accept. See what I mean about mythical? He is the loch ness monster of boyfriends. The bigfoot of relationships. He is the fairy tale prince girls hope to find when they grow up. Seriously, I cannot over state this. He is the perfect man. Through the entire book, he is perfection. I thought it would get old after awhile, but it only made me LONG to be Jules. It also made me want to punch her near the end when she almost screws it all up. Then again, I wanted to punch her and steal Max, but he is such a perfect guy he would never let that happen.
There is no heavy angst in this story and its classic contemporary romance at its finest. This is one of those books that just made me smile. Seriously, I smiled like the whole time. Hottie, perfect boyfriend, 3 cute kids… come on, the only thing that could have made this more adorable would have been a dog.
- POV: dual 1st
- Tears: no
- Trope: famous athlete
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: stand alone within an interconnected series
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes with a beautiful epilogue « Hide Spoiler
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