Also in this series: Alex , Ryker
Series: Cold Fury Hockey #2
Published by Loveswept on February 17, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Sports, Hockey
Narrator: Cris Dukehart, Graham Halstead
Length: 9 Hours and 11 Mins
Carolina Cold Fury star Garrett Samuelson never wants to miss out on a single minute of fun. Whether he’s playing hockey, hanging out with friends, or walking the red carpet with a new date on his arm, he lives every day to the fullest. When he meets Olivia Case, he sees someone who’s exactly his type—confident, sexy, smart . . . his next fling. But the more he pursues her, the more Garrett shares a side of himself that other women don’t normally get to see.
Olivia has been keeping a secret. While Garrett lives for the next thrill, Olivia’s not sure she’ll live to see the next day. She’s undergoing treatment for some serious medical issues, and she doesn’t have time for a relationship with no guarantees—especially one with a hot-as-sin womanizer who won’t take no for an answer. But as she gets to know the real Garrett, Olivia can’t help falling for him . . . hard. To reveal the truth would mean risking everything—but you can’t score without taking the tough shots.
In Garrett, we have book two of the Carolina Cold Fury series. Now I was pretty excited to read Garrett’s book so badly because he plays such a role in book one in helping the pair in Alex. Garrett is the type of character that is charismatic and a great player and has a great body and loves women and yes he is a bit of a playboy. But he doesn’t deceive the women he has sex with. Its all for fun and his partners know that. He hasn’t ever been in a relationship before although he isn’t afraid of relationships or anything, just waiting for the right woman to come along. He comes from a good family and his parents are still in love, so he has good examples in his life but merely “sowing his oats” until he finds a good woman he wants to share his life with.
While attending a Cold Fury Hockey party, he sees one of the most beautiful women he has ever seen. She is exotic and full of spice and knows how to handle Garrett in all his charming ways. But when he learns that she is the cousin of Alex’s girl Sutton, he is warned off from her. Olivia Case, would normally want to encourage Garrett but at first she is hesitant. She has just learned that she has cancer, a form of cancer that is treatable but is uncurable and even if she does beat it now there is no way of telling when it will come back, only that it will in the future. But after talking to her closest friend and also her boss of the flower shop she works at she begins to realize she wants to live life especially if she doesn’t have that long of a life to live. Garrett and Olivia share some of the best nights of their lives, learning each other’s bodies and laughing and connecting. But right when it starts to get serious between them, Garrett learns the truth about Olivia’s condition and now Garrett will need to decide if he can be with someone that could die in the future. But Garrett is strong and determined to show Olivia that they are worth taking a chance on.
I found this story to be especially emotionally involved. I simply adored this book in every way and I had a blast seeing Garrett and Olivia connect in such an endearing way. We see them being tested by Olivia’s condition and you see how courageous they both are. Olivia is one of my favorite heroines I have read in a while, even though she makes some mistakes in this book, she is so courageous and has such zest for life and reading this book makes you want to be just like her. I love her free spirit and how much she knows herself and is comfortable in who she is.
To get him to forgive me. To get him to love me again. I wasn’t going down without a vicious fight.
The romance that builds between Garrett and Olivia is so endearing in many ways. Of course, its Sawyer Bennett so the sex scenes are pretty steamy at times. But I love how connected these characters are with each other. You see what they are to each other and how much they are devoted to each other. The growth of their relationship is what really makes this book.
We have some fun moments with the supporting characters of course and there is a sad event that happens with the hero in the next book and yeah this moment really broke my heart so much so that I burst into tears because it was so heartfelt and real. Sawyer Bennett definitely knows how to spin a well written romance that toys with all of your emotion and I admired the way that this story played out in the end. Garrett is a story that is full of hockey love, true love and the true power of relationships. A Beautifully woven love tale you can fall in love with.