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.
Cold Fury Hockey is quickly becoming one of my favorite series’ by author Sawyer Bennett. Each story has it’s own unique tale of an unforgettable romance. And Roman’s story is no exception.
Roman is the 7th book in the Cold Fury Hockey Series but can be read as a stand-alone novel. Roman is told from multiple points of view and follows the story of Roman, Lexi and Brian. Now, I will be the first to admit, I wasn’t really sure how I felt about having Brian’s point of view, but as I read the story, I couldn’t help but fall in love with him. l really enjoyed seeing his insight on things, and how certain events changed his life. I think his pov ended up adding a lot to the story.
Now for Lexi and Roman. Lexi and Roman were a lot of fun. I loved their connection and chemistry that they shared. From the moment these two met, you could tell that their relationship was going to be special. I loved how unique Lexi was. She was quirky, fun and just had a wonderful personality. And Roman was the total bad boy; troublemaker. He was used to having his way and doing things on his own schedule. But, there was more to this troubled man than meets the eye and I really enjoyed seeing the sides of him that only Lexi could bring out.
Overall, I really enjoyed Roman’s story. It was fun, entertaining and just a wonderful romance. It was well written and for the most part, pretty light on the drama. There was some nice angst and of course, delicious sexy times. I think this book was a wonderful addition to this series and I can not wait to see who’s story we’ll be getting next!
*I was provided an ARC copy of this book via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review*