Roman

A Cold Fury Hockey Novel

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  • 9780425286586
USA TODAY BESTSELLER • New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett steams up the ice all over again as the Carolina Cold Fury hockey team’s hottest bad boy gets his first taste of something good.

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.

The Carolina Cold Fury series from New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett can be read together or separately:

ALEX
GARRETT
ZACK
RYKER
HAWKE
MAX
ROMAN
LUCAS
VAN
REED
MAREK

And don’t miss her Arizona Vengeance series:
BISHOP
ERIK

The Love Hurts series features sexy standalone novels:
SEX IN THE STICKS
JILTED

And the Sugar Bowl series is one treat you’ll want to read in order:
SUGAR DADDY
SUGAR RUSH
SUGAR FREE
 
“One of the best voices in contemporary romance.”—New York Times bestselling author Lauren Layne

Praise for Roman

“Sweet, steamy, and oh-so-complex, Sawyer Bennett’s Roman is guaranteed to make you swoon.”—Jessica Lemmon, author of Forgotten Promises

“A quirky ukulele-playing barista bringing the bad boy hockey star to his knees? It’s like Sawyer Bennett handpicked these characters specifically for me. Roman makes being on ice hot!”USA Today bestselling author Lili Valente

“The author did an amazing job. . . . Ms. Bennett pushed these characters; forced them to look within.”—Shh Moms Reading (five stars)

Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
  • Random House Publishing Group; February 2017
  • ISBN 9780425286586
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  • Title: Roman
  • Author: Sawyer Bennett
  • Imprint: Loveswept
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  • 9780425286586

In The Press

“This book adds new colorful dimensions to the Carolina Cold Fury Hockey series. . . . [Sawyer Bennet] showed that even the strongest people have insecurities, but it doesn’t make them unlovable. It makes them even more worthy of love. That is the reason that this book is my favorite in the series.”—Smut Book Junkie Book Reviews
 
“I really enjoyed this one. I felt like there were two stories in one, and with a surprise third POV. Ms. Bennett doesn’t disappoint with this latest hockey romance and I definitely got more than I bargained for. I loved the romance that was set around Roman and Lexi, but I mostly loved the story around Brian, and all of the time we got to spend with Gray and Ryker. Well done, Sawyer Bennett, well done. I cannot wait for more!”—Literati Literature Lovers
 
“The past tense and quick-witted dialogue made the narrative very lifelike, too, and I can only recommend you get your hands on this when it’s released tomorrow.”—(un)Conventional Bookviews
 
“As long as she keeps cooking up these sweet sports romances with a hint of spice, I’ll keep gobbling them up like candy. Roman was a tasty treat for me.”—Reading Frenzy Book Blog
 
“This being the seventh book in the series, I can honestly say that the Cold Fury series has become one of my favorite sports romance series of all time!”—The Romance Reviews
 
Roman works very well as a stand-alone, as this was my first book read in this series and I didn’t have any trouble following along. If you are a fan of sports romance, you will want to check this out.  I really like Sawyer Bennett’s writing voice and it comes across very well in Roman.—Red Hot + Blue Reads

“Sweet, steamy, and oh-so-complex, Sawyer Bennett’s Roman is guaranteed to make you swoon.”—Jessica Lemmon, author of Forgotten Promises

“A quirky ukulele-playing barista bringing the bad boy hockey star to his knees? It’s like Sawyer Bennett handpicked these characters specifically for me. Roman makes being on ice hot!”USA Today bestselling author Lili Valente

“The author did an amazing job. . . . Ms. Bennett pushed these characters; forced them to look within.”—Shh Moms Reading (five stars)

“If you enjoy stories about a free-spirited woman accepting a bad boy just the way he is, or books about discovering an unknown family and the struggles to discover her place within that family, you might want to give this a try.”—Harlequin Junkie

“I love the story line which kept me going the whole time. Overall, a fantastic read.”—AC Book Blog

“I read this book in one sitting and even now, a week later, these characters are still on my mind.”—FMR Book Grind

Roman was exactly what I hoped for. Bravo, Sawyer Bennett!”—Happily Ever After Book Reviews

“This touching story pulled at my heartstrings.”—Cocktails & Books

“Worth every lost hour of sleep, in my opinion!”—The Book Disciple

Roman packs heat, heart, and humor and will demand for it to be read in one sitting.”—Heroes and Heartbreakers

“I highly enjoyed Ms. Bennett’s engaging writing which kept me glued from page 1 to the very end!”—BJ’s Reviews

“A story of new beginnings, new friendships, and new relationships with added hotness and a thoroughly enjoyable plot. Really looking forward to Sawyer Bennett’s next book. Her writing is addictive.”—Best Book Boyfriends Sizzle Reads

Praise for Sawyer Bennett


“Sawyer Bennett never fails to deliver heroes I fall hard for and heroines I adore.”New York Times bestselling author Violet Duke

“Wow. Just wow. Sawyer Bennett is my new favorite author.”USA Today bestselling author Jami Davenport

“Sawyer Bennett had me at hello.”New York Times bestselling author Lexi Ryan

About The Author

Since the release of her debut contemporary romance novel, Off Sides, in January 2013, Sawyer Bennett has released multiple books, many of which have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists.
 
A reformed trial lawyer from North Carolina, Sawyer uses real-life experience to create relatable, sexy stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From new adult to contemporary romance, she writes something for just about everyone.
 
Sawyer likes her Bloody Marys strong, her martinis dirty, and her heroes a combination of the two. When not bringing fictional romance to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to a very active daughter, as well as a full-time servant to her adorably naughty dogs. She believes in the good of others and that a bad day can be cured with a great workout, cake, or even better, both.
 
Sawyer also writes general and women’s fiction under the pen name S. Bennett and sweet romance under the name Juliette Poe.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780399181924
  • 9780425286586