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FRICTION by SAWYER BENNETT

This is a Standalone in a series: Legal themed romance, sexual tension, frienemies to love

Friction  (Legal Briefs #8) Purchase Links:  amazon us | amazon uk 

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SYNOPSIS

At the powerhouse law firm of Knight & Payne, winning comes first and ethics a distant second. Leary Michaels uses her female charms to daze opponents, and it’s always worked well—until now. On her most personal case yet, she finds herself going up against a defense attorney just as skilled, shameless, and seductive as she is.

Reeve Holloway has never met a woman as sure of her own sexuality, or as ruthless in wielding it, as Leary is. But he won’t be toyed with. What Leary starts, he’ll finish—in the courtroom, the bedroom, or any-damn-place he wants. The sex is uninhibited, electrifying, and absolutely against the rules. Reeve’s job is to ruin Leary’s case…even if it destroys her in the process and costs him the woman he’s come to love.

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Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte

✯✯✯✯ Stars

‘I possessed her and she consumed me.’

Sawyer Bennett, you have been accused of delivering a sizzling, sexy and downright entertaining read that had our Kindles practically combusting! How do you plead? Hmmmm we’re thinking she’ll have to plead GUILTY because this was indeed one very steamy read and don’t even get us started on the sexual tension!

We do love a good romantic legal stoush and Friction delivered plenty of confrontation both in the courtroom and in the bedroom! Leary Michaels and Reeve Holloway certainly burnt up the pages.

“I think you might be all the woman I can handle right now…”

The start of the book threw us for a bit of a loop due to the huge time jump but we soon settled in and became swept up in one of our favourite themes, the Legal courtroom romance, that follows the physical and emotional connection between two brilliant legal minds on opposing sides of counsel.

Leary and Reeve are passionate about their work and VERY passionate about each other! They’re both competitive and love to win so when they meet as opposing sides in a Medical Negligence case you can bet sparks start to fly both through sexual chemistry and out of a passion for their work.

“When we get into that bedroom, there’s going to be very little rest. I’m a fast recharger, so there’s no telling how many times I’m going to fuck you tonight…Clear?”
“Clear.”

Leary has worked her arse off to become a Partner at prestigious Law Firm, Knight  & Payne. She’s come from humble and harsh beginnings and understands what it means to fight. Her law firm represents the downtrodden with meagre funds who do not have the means to fight the large corporations despite being on the right side of the law. Leary is confident, sexy and her cases verge more on the emotional than the monetary, Leary and her firm actually care about its clients.

On the other hand, sexy and demanding Reeve, a demon between the sheets but a romantic underneath, works for a Top Tier Law firm who represents the Medical Insurance Companies who have deep pockets and law firms only too willing to relieve them of some billable dollars. For them there is no right and wrong, just dollar signs.

‘He moves about with surety and casual grace. Only I know the raw and dirty power he has hidden underneath this elegant persona……’

We really enjoyed the story as a whole with Leary and Reeve providing a good balance of witty banter, passion, emotion, angst and lots of scorching sex! The build-up of their relationship moved along at a believable pace from the physical to the emotional. We loved the courtroom and legal scenes and its clear Sawyer Bennett has a lot of experience in this field as the Legal jargon was an interesting addition to the story, we found this aspect really interesting. We were desperate to know the background to Leary’s client and her personal feelings for her case. We anticipated the growth of feelings between Leary and Reeve and we wondered if their relationship could sustain the secrets and deals required to win at all costs. Oh and let’s not forget getting all gooey over Mr Chico Taco….what a sweetheart!

Whilst we may not have experienced the wow factor with Friction there was no doubting we thoroughly enjoyed this book.

 

FRICTION by SAWYER BENNETT
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GARRETT – COLD FURY HOCKEY #2 by SAWYER BENNETT

Garrett

SYNOPSIS

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, smart . . . his next fling. 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. While Garrett lives for the next thrill, Olivia’s not sure she’ll live to see the next day. 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. 

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Reviewed by Jenny

✯✯✯✯  Stars

“Life is frail for all of us. We don’t know what tomorrow holds, or the day after, or the day after that…..”

Gee, this book was very different to what I expected. Garrett had a good mix of angst, drama, wit, emotion and heat all told against the back drop of one of my favourite romance themes….the Hockey arena. I bloody love it and can’t get enough of stories involving Hockey players who find love and Garrett didn’t disappoint! What was even better was the inclusion of the game, with the author bringing the excitement and thrills of that arena to Garrett’s story! I love the feeling of being part of the action;  experiencing the game and the camaraderie of the players.

“Everything about you overwhelms me, but I don’t want you to ever stop overwhelming me, okay?”

I wasn’t prepared for the heaviness of this story between our gorgeous philandering, ‘relationship phoebe’ hockey hunk, Garret,  and the bohemian beauty, Olivia. The story of Olivia’s struggles with her medical issues and Garrett’s strength, devotion and loyalty to this woman held me captive.  Olivia nearly copped a thwack from my Kindle at one point. I did forgive her though and understood her reasoning.

‘She makes me crazy with a million different feelings every day, ranging from lust to serenity, anger to happiness, security to doubt, comfort to fear. She’s a million different things to me….’

I will admit it did feel a tad insta love and a bit intense given the length of their relationship but despite this I did believed the connection between Garrett and Olivia. I am LOVING this series.  I love the friendships, the blossoming relationships and the feeling of being in the thick of the Hockey action and I can’t wait for more. Yep, this series is a winner for me and I found myself another Hockey husband! Helllloo Garrett!  Now bring on Zack’s story which I’m gagging for!!!

**Reviewed from an ARC copy provided via Netgalley **

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THE COLD FURY HOCKEY SERIES
by SAWYER BENNETT

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*ALEX  – BOOK ONE
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 * GARRETT – BOOK TWO
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*ZACK – BOOK THREE
Releasing 9th June 2015
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*RYKER – BOOK FOUR
Releasing 8th September 2015
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ALEX (Cold Fury Hockey #1) by SAWYER BENNETT

alex

SYNOPSIS

USA Today bestselling author Sawyer Bennett scores big-time with the first novel in a sexy new series hot enough to melt the ice.
 
Hockey star Alexander Crossman has a reputation as a cold-hearted player on and off the rink. Pushed into the sport by an alcoholic father, Alex isn’t afraid to give fans the proverbial middle finger, relishing his role as the MVP they love to hate. Management, however, isn’t so amused. Now Alex has a choice: fix his public image through community service or ride the bench. But Alex refuses to be molded into the Carolina Cold Fury poster boy . . . not even by a tempting redhead with killer curves.
 
As a social worker, Sutton Price is accustomed to difficult people—like Alex, who’s been assigned to help her create a drug-abuse awareness program for at-risk youth as part of the team’s effort to clean up his image. What she doesn’t expect is the arrogant smirk from his perfect lips to stir her most heated fantasies. But Sutton isn’t one to cross professional boundaries—and besides, Alex doesn’t do relationships . . . or does he? The more she sees behind Alex’s bad-boy façade, the more Sutton craves the man she uncovers.

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Alex

Reviewed by Jenny

J&G: ✯✯✯✯1/2 Stars

“I’m so afraid of hurting you that I think it’s safe to say my heart is definitely involved.” Alex
“So try not to hurt me. “
Sutton
“I’ll try.”
Alex

I’m a sucker for Hockey themed romances so when I saw the cover and the synopsis for Alex I knew I had to add this book to my TBR immediately.

I expected to open this book and lose myself in a sexy romp with a hot hockey hunk and while, yes I did get my romp and gorgeous Hockey player, I also gained so much more from this story that I didn’t anticipate.  The first few pages drew me in immediately as the author planted me in the moment as we freeze frame Alex’s movements on the ice. I really did feel as though I was making that play right alongside Alex and applaud Sawyer Bennett for bringing me right into that moment.

The emotion of this story and the heavy issues it dealt with completely threw me and there were a few times my heart ached for Sutton. To say I was completely unprepared for the emotional aspect of Alex is an understatement.

Alex was a complete arsehole who I unashamedly loved from the outset.  Blessed with a natural ability that has seen him perform at the top of his game in a sport he loathes, he’s the player the fans and his teammates love to hate. They don’t call him the ‘MVP : Most Valuable Prick’ for nothing. He performs flawlessly on the ice but has a prickly demeanor, isn’t one for schmoozing, keeps people at a distance and is closed off emotionally.  I was dying to find out the cause of Alex’s animosity and what I discovered broke my heart. No wonder he had issues!

“You made me hate this game. You and you alone.”

Sutton was a sweetheart. She’s unimpressed with Alex’s success and only concerned in Alex’s ability to assist her with her Drug Outreach program, though of course she does fancy him something rotton!  Sutton was so compassionate and had such empathy for people, a beautiful soul and a perfect counterbalance for the closed off Alex.

“We all have days when our monsters come out, Alex. You’re not going to scare me off if I see yours.”

Sutton and Alex both had both carried baggage from their pasts but dealt with it in vastly different ways. Alex built walls and didn’t let people in. Sutton on the other hand had used her experiences to reach out, help and encouraging others in situations similar to hers. Sutton didn’t dwell. She was exactly what Alex needed, but would she be able to break down Alex’s carefully constructed walls and let her in?

“She brought color into my otherwise gray existence, and for that I owe her everything.”

The relationship between Alex and Sutton never felt rushed. Whilst there was no doubting the instant lust between them, the author allowed their feelings to progress naturally, giving me a chance to experience the progression and growth of their relationship right along with them. Theirs was a bumpy road with obstacles to overcome and there were times I found myself shedding a few tears for them as I experienced the intensity of their feelings.

‘She’s precariously close to becoming my everything, a thought that scares the daylights out of me’

A time or two the over descriptive nature of the prose did tend to slow the momentum of the story and I would have liked a little more dialogue but these issues in no way altered my overall enjoyment of the story.

Alex  by Sawyer Bennett was witty, emotional and scorching hot; I really experienced the sports theme of the story and romantic Alex….well….saaawoooon! I was in fear of my romantic heart beating out of my chest. I LOVED ‘THAT’ SCENEYou’ll know what I’m talking about when you read the book…sigh. The characters complimented one another beautifully and I loved Alex’s story. Here was a sports themed book that put me in those Hockey moments! This was a real winner for me and now I’ll eagerly wait for Garrett’s book after falling for him in Alex.

**Reviewed from an ARC copy provided by the publisher via Netgalley with thanks**

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♦  GARRETT (Cold Fury Hockey #2)
Releases : 17th February 2015 – Pre Order Available
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SYNOPSIS

USA Today bestselling author Sawyer Bennett hits the ice with the story of a playboy athlete whose winning ways lead him to a beautiful woman with a lot to lose.

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, smart . . . his next fling. 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. While Garrett lives for the next thrill, Olivia’s not sure she’ll live to see the next day. 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.

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