Lucas by Sawyer Bennett Release Date: September 19, 2017 Publisher: Loveswept Book #8 in the Cold Fury Hockey series Number of pages: 244 Kindle Edition Source: Amazon Purchase Contemporary Romance/Sports M/F Rating: XXX Read 1/31/2018 to 2/1/18
I should have known I would love Max’s brother since he is such a great guy. Although overall Lucas seems like much more of a player than his brother, he still has that huge heart. Plus, being a guy that plays the field doesn’t mean he never wants to settle down. Lucas dreams of having a wife and kids someday…just not yet.
Stephanie is a firecracker with a wall around her heart that’s 6 feet deep. She can push a person away without even trying! It’s no wonder with the upbringing she had. I have to admit, her upbringing is a bit new to me in the fictional character world. I’ve read about plenty of neglectful and abusive parents. Hers are a whole other category. I’ll call it a@@holes.
Lucas and Stephanie have a connection from the beginning, even the brief time they are initially using each other for one thing. If it weren’t for their little snafu coming to light weeks later they would have been fine never seeing each other again…although they both enjoyed themselves. Once they realize they are going to be thrown together they make the best of it and start to get to know each other. That just strengthens that initial connection they had.
Things play out as expected. Ups and downs, things said that shouldn’t have been said. Heartache and joy. But it’s a super fun trip to take with these characters.
I’d be remiss not to mention the extraordinary number of editing issues with this book. As much as I loved the story, when there is instance after instance of errors it can drive me batty. “I’m going over to over Stephanie’s..” or “…she amazed me today and how I proud I am of her…” are just a couple of examples. Not the writers fault, but be warned (at least if you’re going with the Kindle edition) that there is an issue with editing.
I still love this story and cannot tell you how much I am chomping at the bit to read the next book, Van. We are introduced to Van in this book and he is super mysterious. Good thing it’s already waiting for me on my Kindle!