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Rising star Zack Grantham has been stuck in a downward spiral of grief that has put his career on hold. Back on the road with the Carolina Cold Fury, still crippled by emotional baggage, and now a single dad, he's in need of some serious help with his son. But while the nerdy new nanny wins his son's heart, Zack isn't sure that he's ready for a woman's touch - even after getting a glimpse of the killer curves she's hiding under those baggy clothes.

Kate Francis usually keeps men like Zack at a distance. Though his athlete's body is honed to perfection, he refuses to move on with his life - and besides, he's her boss. Still, the sparks between them are undeniable, tempting Kate to turn their professional relationship into a personal one. But before she makes a power play for Zack's wounded heart, Kate will have to open him up again and show him that love is worth the fight.

©2015 Sawyer Bennett (P)2015 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"Emotional, intense, funny, and sexy, Zack has it all. I didn't want this book to end." (Colleen Hoover, author of Confess)

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Great listening!

This third audiobook in the Cold Fury hockey series was really well done. The hero, Zach, is still struggling with the loss of his long time girlfriend and mother of his son after a tragic accident. He has to hire a nanny for his son when it's time to return to practice and games. Zach's sister ends up choosing the nanny when he repeatedly puts it off and she's not what he expected. Kate, our heroine, is rather nerdy and frumpy (on purpose) and speaks her mind. At first they are wary around each other, but as time goes by their attraction gets harder to ignore. Can Zach heal enough to try to love again? Great narration!

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Baby Daddy Hockey Oh My

If you could sum up Zack in three words, what would they be?

Cute, Fun, Hockey

Who was your favorite character and why?

ZACK because he's the baby daddy and what else is there?

What does Cris Dukehart and Graham Halstead bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I love dual voice narration, I have no complaints.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It was entertaining and the audio was great.

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Full Book Review:

4 Baby Daddy Stars

I’m slowly making my way through the series, I’ve been skipping around the books because I’m just crazy like that. I had to read Zack’s story because he’s *GASP* a SINGLE DAD! Yup, my heart just swoon a little and I got a big smile on my face.

I did the audio version. I really like listening to these books on audio because it’s really light and easy to listen to. I feel like I can stop at any moment and pick it up at any time. I also love dual narration, so whenever there’s a male narrator too, I’m all over that. I have no complaints when it comes to the audio.

Zack is a single dad. His baby mama died in a car accident and Zack has major guilt over this. He wants to be the best father he can be for his child, but it’s hard raising a kid on his own. He needs a nanny for when he’s away on the ice.

Kate is a sweet girl. She’s the type of girl you want to take care of your kids and bake them cookies. She loves Zack’s son and working in a household with a hot hockey player isn’t a bad job. Zack is really attracted to Kate. Kate isn’t your typical girl, she wears baggy clothes, no make-up and has eye glasses. But that doesn’t stop Zack from admiring her, even though he knows it’s really wrong to start anything with the nanny.

I really like the premise of the story. I love a single-parent book and I loved that Kate and Zack live in the same household. You can really feel the tension between the two and you just want them to get together. Zack’s past holds him back and it was a little hard to get through sometimes. He pushes Kate back A LOT and even the more frustrating part is that Kate allows it.

I just wanted to scream at Kate that she could do better. I enjoyed having the previous character in the book and the future characters as well. It’s like one big happy family.
Overall, it’s a nice audio book, it was a bit frustrating at times, so the tension is high, but the storyline is good.

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Not as good as the first two books

The more I read, the more I Disliked Zack! I liked Kate at first, but the more I read, the more it ticked me off,because she was such a doormat for taking his crap. It ended OK but I would like to have seen him lighten up a lot sooner. I will probably just pass on Ryker's book.

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love, love love it

3rd book in this series, best so far. I can't wait to start listening everytime I turn it off. downloading next one now. great readers. love the male and female voices. make it that much more enjoyable

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Enjoyable story and narration

I had never read/listened to this series but since it was part of the romance subscription I decided to give it a try. I will certainly be listening to the other books in the series.

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Made me a hockey lover.

Bennett creates another sexy Cold Fury hero & a nerdilicious nanny heroine who's all heart.

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Finally

I ran the gamut of emotions with this book! I was pissed, hurt, frustrated, heart broken and wanted to kick some asses! But, if you read all the way through, redemption! Zack finally got it!! Good read!!

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So cute!!

These two were adorable. Enjoyed every minute of this light hearted story. Immediately ordered the next two and started reading.

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Tender!

Really enjoyed this story a lot more than the first two.
Liked how Kate was so patient!

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  • Rebecca
  • BETHEL, VT, United States
  • 10-23-15

Just as good as the 1st two books

Zack and Kate's story is so real and honest... loved it. Can't wait for the next one.

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