Book Review: Garrett by Sawyer Bennett

February 11, 2015 Adult Book Reviews 0 ★★★½

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Book Review: Garrett by Sawyer BennettTitle: Garrett by Sawyer Bennett
Series: Cold Fury Hockey #2
Published by: Loveswept on February 17, 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Sports & Games
Source: NetGalley
Format: eARC
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three-half-stars

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.

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Also in this series: Alex, Zack, Ryker, Hawke
Also by this author: Off Chance, Forever Young, If I Return, On the Rocks, Mitigation, Reparation, Affirmation, Make it a Double, Confessions of a Litigation God, Sugar on the Edge, Alex, With a Twist, Shaken, Not Stirred, Clash, Grind, Yield, Zack, Wicked Fall, Ryker, Friction, Hawke, Jilted

One Line: A guy after my own heart! I loved this book.

In My Opinion: Add to cart!

Bennett never fails to pull me into one of her love stories. She is great at creating characters you can’t help but fall for. Here you’ve got the typical playboy who falls for the sweet and innocent girl, but their story is twisted by Olivia’s medical condition. I liked that Garrett doesn’t know about her condition right from the start, so that you can see they genuinely fall for each other. As big as Olivia’s condition is in this story, it’s not all-encompassing, which worked better for me because I like that their relationship isn’t based on some kind of complex, if you know what I mean.

Garrett surprised me, in a good way, with how much he cared for Olivia, how quickly he gave into his strong emotions. It’s true that was a the cliche playboy before he met her, but in his case, it was simply because he never found a girl worth his dedication, not that he had some dark past he was running away from. I think that fit with the story and his relationship with Olivia. Olivia was a bit more hesitant with how serious the relationship got, which was understandable given his reputation and her situation, but I did get mad at her at times for pushing him away so much. Garrett was the real winner in this story, so patient and understanding. I was impressed with how he handled Olivia’s condition and all her back and forth antics. It’s always refreshing to see the roles reversed, because it’s usually the guy who puts on a front.

As always, it was a treat to see characters from the previous book in this one. Alex and Sutton are a great couple and it was nice checking in on them. It was also cool to see the leading stud of this series’ upcoming book, Zack. After what happens to him in this book, I can tell his story will be an emotional one.

The romance in this book is a bit on the sweet and sentimental side, so if that sounds like your kind of thing, then this is the book for you. Things move pretty fast, but it sort of fit with their predicament and it worked for them. The story flows nicely and Bennett keeps you entertained with plenty of humor, romance, and intrigue. If you’re a Bennett fan, you don’t want to miss this one.

About Sawyer Bennett

USA Today and New York Times Best-Selling Author, Sawyer Bennett is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. Her husband works for a Fortune 100 company which lets him fly all over the world while she stays at home with their daughter and three big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn’t have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.

Sawyer is the author of several contemporary romances including the popular Off Series, the Legal Affairs Series and the Last Call Series. She will be releasing her third book in the Cold Fury Hockey Series with Random House Loveswept, June 2015.

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