ROMAN                                                             SAWYER BENNETT

In a league full of troublemakers, Cold Fury defenseman Roman Sýkora stands out—at least when it comes to negative publicity. When he’s not chilling in the penalty box, the sizzling Czech skate demon is racking up tabloid headlines for his scandalous behavior with the ladies. But now Roman’s feeling the burn from management to clean up his act, or else. Luckily he’s got an enticing distraction: a fun-loving barista who plays the ukulele and brings out a side of Roman he didn’t know he had.

Lexi Robertson came to Raleigh, North Carolina, to finally meet her father, Brian Brannon, and her half sister, Gray, both of whom work in the Cold Fury’s front office. That’s where she first meets sexy, intimidating Roman—who’s really a big softie at heart. As one relationship takes off, another begins: Brian seems to be clicking with Lexi’s boss at the coffee shop. But when the friction between Roman and her new family heats up, Lexi wonders whether she’s a pawn in their game. Feeling hurt and foolish, Lexi’s ready to quit while she’s ahead. Trouble is, Roman’s not ready to quit on her.


In this story Lexi has come to Charleston to meet her father. She at least thinks he is. Her mother told her that on her death bed. After securing a job and a place to live she decides on going to the hockey clubs offices to get an appointment with the man she thinks is her father and last of her family. While their she meets defenseman Roman Sykora, who has been called in to the general manager’s office for his penalties, and fights while on the ice. They don’t get along and if she is the daughter the general manager would be her sister. Lexi and Roman though hit it off and from there he is quite taken with her beauty, but also by her fierceness. Especially when it comes to sticking up for herself and for standing up to him. She is not a push over like most of the women he goes out with. He is also surprised that she wants nothing from him, accept for his time when he can. A wonderful story about family, love and the game of hockey. There is also a romance between the owner of the Fury and Lexi’s boss. This part of the story is very good and Lexi’s boss is a hoot. A very good character. Overall a good book. I got this book from I gave it 5 stars. Follow us at

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