Garrett by Sawyer Bennett Release Date: February 17, 2015 Publisher: Loveswept Book #2 in the Cold Fury Hockey series Number of pages: 278 Kindle Edition Source: MCL Contemporary Romance/Sports M/F Rating: XXX Read 8/20/17 – 8/22/17
I really fell in love with Garrett in Alex, the first book in this series. Although he was a playboy, it was also obvious there was more to him than his shallow exterior with the way he helped to guide Alex in his relationship with Sutton. Reading this story, I got to see that Garrett was all that I hoped for and more.
Olivia really rode that fine line of me loving her but hating a lot of her choices. These choices that she decides to make are obvious almost from the beginning, but something about the timing of said choices made them worse for me. Sawyer Bennett did a wonderful job of making me fall in love with Olivia’s friends though. Well, to be fair, I already knew and loved Sutton and Alex. The point is, the way Olivia’s friends and family reacted to her bad decisions and Garrett’s love for her were great. I hate (in books and in real life) when people take a person’s side just because they’re friends and not because it’s the right thing. While these people didn’t turn their backs on Olivia, they also made it very clear how they felt about how she was going about some things with Garrett.
I appreciate that with the serious nature of what Olivia was dealing with the author was still able to infuse some humor. These types of diagnoses often rule a person’s life and Olivia wouldn’t let that happen. Nor would she allow Garrett to act that way. Sure, it was still a huge driving force in all decisions. But, up until certain events, Olivia didn’t let it take over the fun and sexy side of her relationship.
In regard to the rest of the Cold Fury hockey team, they get quite a blow about half way through this book. It really brought me to tears and made me mad at the author. You know it’s good if that happens! Of course, now I’m anxious to read the next book to see what all of the ramifications are of this major incident.