3 May 2016

Book Review: Ryker (Cold Fury Hockey, #4) by Sawyer Bennett

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Format: Kindle
Publishers: Loveswept
Published: 8th September 2015
Pages: 269
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance, Sport Romance
Main Characters: Ryker, Gray
Date Read: 9th April - 12th April 2016

Rating Given:
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The rugged men of the Carolina Cold Fury hockey team are winning hearts once again in another scorching novel fromNew York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett.
The stakes have never been higher for Carolina Cold Fury goalie Ryker Evans. With his contract running out, he’s got a year left to prove he’s still at the top of his game. And since his wife left him, Ryker has been balancing life as a pro-hockey star and a single parent to two daughters. Management is waiting for him to screw up. The fans are ready to pounce. Everybody’s taking dirty shots—except for the fiery redhead whose faith in Ryker gives him a fresh start.
As the league’s only female general manager, Gray Brannon has learned not to mix business with pleasure. And yet even this tough, talented career woman can’t help breaking her own rules as she gives Ryker everything she’s got. She hopes their hot streak will last forever, but with Ryker’s conniving ex plotting to reclaim her man, the pressure’s on Gray to step up and save a tender new love before it’s too late.

 I received a review copy from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Another similar cover for this series which I like. I do love the moody feel to the cover although I wouldn't say it was a moody book so not very in keeping. It's a simple cover but simple is all that's needed as the story is the most important thing.

After meeting Ryker in the previous book I was really excited about reading book and I was right about being excited as it was a really good read. I didn't think it was as good as the first book and the previous book as this one took a little while to get going but once it got going it got up there with the best. I kind of liked the relationship between Ryker and Gray as they had great chemistry but there was moments when I felt it was a bit one sided. As well as the romance there was also a family relationship heavily involved in the story which made it feel more realistic. I liked that it wasn't completely predictable as something happened towards the end that I just wasn't expecting with other surprises thrown in there as well. Even though there was some surprises there was still moments that I was able to guess but I wasn't too bothered by that as it was balanced out with the unpredictable moments. The ending was really sweet and seeing as we have continued to see the other characters and how they are getting on I'm hopeful we will see how they are getting on in the future.

I pretty much loved all the characters with a few exceptions. Ryker is one of my favourite Cold Fury boys as he was so sweet and would do anything for his family and Gray even if he had to sacrifice his career which he loved he would for them. Gray annoyed me at times as I didn't like the way she sometimes treated Ryker and I felt she was selfish at times as well but there was other times when I liked her. 

Overall not as good as some of the others in this series but for the most part it was a very enjoyable read.