Series: Cold Fury Hockey Book 3
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Publication Date: June 9, 2015
*Synopsis*Rising star Zack Grantham has been stuck in a downward spiral of grief ever since the car accident that left him a single dad and put his career on hold. Back on the road with the Carolina Cold Fury and still crippled by emotional baggage, he’s in need of some serious help with his son. But while the nerdy new nanny wins his son’s heart, Zack isn’t sure he’s ready for a woman’s touch—even after getting a glimpse of the killer curves she’s hiding under those baggy clothes.
Kate Francis usually keeps men like Zack at a distance. Though his athlete’s body is honed to perfection, he refuses to move on with his life—and besides, he’s her boss. Still, the sparks between them are undeniable, tempting Kate to turn their professional relationship into a personal one. But before she makes a power play for Zack’s wounded heart, Kate will have to open him up again and show him that love is worth the fight.
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I wanted to hug Zack, cuddle him, and never let him go! Zack lost his girlfriend, Gina, in a car accident and is now a single parent to his son, Ben. Living with guilt over his past relationship with Gina, Zack has a hard time moving on and just goes through the motions of life trying to be normal for Ben's sake. Normal includes returning to his team, Cold Fury, now that his injury is healed fully.
Kate is Zack's new nanny. A dorky, absolutely not shy, sweet girl who is used to hiding from the world, in particular the male population of the world. She hides under baggy clothes and big glasses to keep attention away from her, but Zack see's what is beneath the clothes (immature giggle) to the woman who babbles when she's nervous and is so dorky it's cute.
I LOVED these characters! Zack shows Kate that not all male attention is bad, giving her more confidence in herself. Kate doesn't give up on Zack and forces him to start living his life again, without regret. I think they were absolutely perfect together and I loved reading about both of them growing and healing from past wounds. Kate was so amazingly sweet and funny - definitely my favorite heroine of this series so far.
The story dragged me in and wouldn't let me go until the very end. It was so good and killed my emotions, especially those last few chapters! Definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves a hottie hockey player, a nerdy heroine, and can deal with balling their eyes out over fictional characters.
ARC kindly provided by Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept via NetGalley for an honest review.