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.
Garrett is book #2 in the Cold Fury Series, I was gifted a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review so here goes…
I’m fairly new to ice hockey books but I’m totally converted there’s something incredibly sexy about these warrior like men who are hard and muscled (yum). I think there’s just something about the intensity of sportsmen that really floats my boat.
Garrett is not your typical sports romance, its deeper and much more emotional, honestly books that deal with illness are not normally something I’d pick. But I read and enjoyed Alex the first book in this series so I thought I would give it a try.
I liked Olivia she’s sassy and not afraid to deal with Garrett, at times she is a complete idiot but I suppose facing a life threatening illness does allow you a free pass on some idiocy.
This book is sad but thankfully it’s not heart breakingly sad, there is a definite feeling of hope that builds throughout the second half of the book. Personally I preferred this way of dealing with Olivia ‘Wanting to Live’ is a much easier emotion for the reader to deal with.
Garrett is adorable, he’s big and sexy but I love the cheeky playful side of him. He pursues Olivia relentlessly and even when he’s being a dick he was still super sweet.
The sex is passionate and I could feel the connection between Garrett and Olivia, but for me it was the emotional connection between the two of them that was the most intense.
I enjoyed this book which from the moment the word Cancer was uttered I wasn’t sure I would. I’m glad I chose to continue with this series despite it being about a subject matter I would normally avoid.
Garrett gets 3.75 stars from me.