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Publisher's Summary

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, and smart. 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. 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.

©2015 Sawyer Bennett (P)2015 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"Garrett is sexy, emotional, and real." (Violet Duke)

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Emotional book!

I really enjoyed this audiobook, the second in the Cold Fury hockey series! The hero, Garrett, is a womanizing player who never dates and only 'hooks up' for the night-never the same girl twice. He had quite a reputation in that he's kind of a manwhore about town. He meets the heroine, Olivia, at a postgame party and hits on her and gets turned down. Unused to this he becomes intrigued by her and he finds out she is Alex's wife Sutton's (book 1) cousin and declared off limits by them. The next day Garrett goes to her workplace to invite her out again and she finally says yes. However, she is keeping a huge thing secret and decides to be with him as a one time thing- as sort of living life to its fullest. The one night becomes many and they fall in love, much to the astonishment of the team. Then Olivia's secret becomes hard to hide and Garrett finds out. She decides that not being together is what's best for him. He has to convince her they belong together. I liked the epilogue very much!

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Ahh...Garrett

Totally in love with this story. Nothing says I'm a good man than one that stays with you when you re sick. Once again, the chemistry between Cris and Graham is fantastic. Loved every second!

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This is a good listen! Really. Listen to it!

When I first started listening, I stopped at the 2nd chapter. Garrett was such a jerk and CANCER!! No, I read and/or listen to books to get a BREAK from those kind of things!! Today I started from the first again. I should have kept listening the first time. I know it was about where I was at the time. I delayed hearing a really...well sweet story. It is. This story about a jerk and cancer ends up being a sweet, feel good story. It ended and I smiled. Listen to it. That's what I recommend. :) Great voices to listen to by the performers, BTW.

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I really wanted to like this book ....

I wanted to like this book. It begins with the playboy who will sleep with anything in a skirt who finds himself ago attracted to the cousin of one of his team mates wives. She also happens to be ill and decides to live life to the fullest. Of course Garrett does not know she is ill .... the predictable he falls in love with her and is going to stand by her blah blah blah. I did not finish this book! This book just was not for me.

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Love Sawyer Bennett and her writing style

This is a great love story. The narrator was very good. I think the topic of standing by someone who is fighting a serious illness is awesome.

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SWEET STORY

Wouldn't life be great if everyone had a Garrett to love them through the rough stuff? Although the story has a more serious undertone, it's a sweet love story, with humor and leaves you feeling hopeful. The series has been good so far. I recommend it for hopeless romantics for sure.

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loved it

All I can say is LOVE GARRETT! I loved Alex in book 1 and really liked Garrett but OMG! Totally feel in LOVE with GARRETT hated to see this book end.

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LOVED IT!

This was absolutely one of the most heartfelt and truly romantic love stories I've heard in a while. I'm so annoyed that I'm late to the Sawyer Bennet party.

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A nonstop listen with a book hangover

Garrett is the main character in book two of the Cold Fury series, but this can be totally read as a stand alone. The Carolina Cold Fury is a hockey team and each book in this series is a different team member. While several players are in each book being a team, the author does a great job in not leaving you confused or lost on what is going on.
Garrett believes in living his life to the fullest and is loving his life, or so he thought until he sees Olivia at a party. He is warned to stay away from her as she is so not his type but he can’t seem to help himself and wants nothing more than to spend time with her.
Olivia doesn’t have time for Garrett or anyone else, but, thanks to her bff, she agrees to go out with Garrett, the guy who doesn’t do relationships, for a night of fun. Olivia isn't interested in a relationship since there is no guarantee in life and her health is on shaky ground.
The author does not disappoint and will keep you glued until the very end and then left with a book hangover. The narrators did an awesome job in telling Garrett and Olivia’s story and combined with the writing you really felt like you were a part of this story. It was such a difficult book to put down that I listened to it basically in one day. When I should have been doing other things, I couldn’t because this story had me so drawn in.
On the surface everyone sees Garrett as the playboy and he has no issues with this, but on the inside there is so much more to him and Olivia is able to bring that out. Of course, there are plenty of times he has you ticked off at some of his actions but most of the time you are loving his actions. Olivia is a strong female character yet shows her vulnerable side and I just love her bff and the added laughs. You will be on an emotional ride with this story and the narrating duo are driving. Let’s not forget about the surprises that just add to this non-stop story. I can not wait to dive into the next one as we get a glimpse of Zack and he is already leaving you heartbroken.

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Awesome story but sad

I think that this is my favorite Sawyer Bennett book, so far! Very well written and evokes alot of emotions. I just hope that the next in the series is as good!