USA TODAY BESTSELLER • 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: ALEX | GARRETT | ZACK | RYKER | HAWKE | MAX | ROMAN
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
“The author did an amazing job. . . . Ms. Bennett pushed these characters; forced them to look within.”—Shh Moms Reading (five stars)
“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
“This touching story pulled at my heartstrings.”—Cocktails & Books
“Worth every lost hour of sleep, in my opinion!”—The Book Disciple
“Roman packs heat, heart, and humor and will demand for it to be read in one sitting.”—Heroes and Heartbreakers
“I highly enjoyed Ms. Bennett’s engaging writing which kept me glued from page 1 to the very end!”—BJ’s Reviews
“A story of new beginnings, new friendships, and new relationships with added hotness and a thoroughly enjoyable plot. Really looking forward to Sawyer Bennett’s next book. Her writing is addictive.”—Best Book Boyfriends Sizzle Reads