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(Cold Fury Hockey #1)

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Hockey star Alexander Crossman has a reputation as a cold-hearted player on and off the rink. Pushed into the sport by an alcoholic father, Alex isn't afraid to give fans the proverbial middle finger, relishing his role as the MVP they love to hate. Management, however, isn't so amused. Now Alex has a choice: fix his public image through community service or ride the bench ...more
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Published October 14th 2014 by Loveswept
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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★★★★! Alex, (stand-alone) book 1 of X. Ice hockey’s bad boy, Alex Crossman is ordered to fix his public image & quickly finds himself wooing fiery social worker Sutton!

“They want you to be a team spokesman for an anti-drug abuse campaign.”

Books in Cold Fury Hockey Series are stand-alones, but best enjoyed in order:
Book 1: Alex
Book 2: Garrett

Alex (stand-alone, book 1) follows bad boy and star ice hockey player for the Carolina Cold Fury, Alexander Crossman, Alex ak
Jul 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 'MVP' stars!!!


I’ve been told many times I need to read Sawyer Bennett, that I would love her stuff. Finally, I did it. Read my first book by this author. I have to say- I really enjoyed it. I’m not a sports fan. Not even a little… but for some reason, I like books about hockey players. There is just something about them. Alex is one of those guys thats a straight up bastard- and you know those are my favorite kind!!!


Alex Crossman is good at hockey. No, he’s great at hockey. One of the best. Th
• Lisa •
May 26, 2014 rated it really liked it

"The contact is so explosive, so richly captivating, that I immediately feel like I'm drowning in a sea of desire."


At the risk of sounding like I'm repeating myself, once again I have to express the fact that nothing attracts me more to a book than the words 'sports related and romance' in the same sentence. Sawyer Bennett blew me away with her romantic story telling and I can tell you right from the start that although the cover to this book is delicious all by itself
DNF @ 75%


I think this must be the first case of real it’s not you, it’s me; at least for me.
I really think this isn’t a bad book, it’s just that it’s not the right book for me. Where I couldn’t feel the connection between Alex and Sutton, I know it was there. I think they were two sides of the same coin and as the book went, I could see their relationship grow more and more.

The writing style was on-point (something I appreciate in this kind of genre) so my issue is not with the characters by the
May 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 honest stars...painfully so

I love reading sport themed books, especially about hockey. I'm a proud puck lover:) And I really enjoyed reading this one. There was not unnecessary drama, there were hot steamy sex scenes and finally there were wonderful charachters.

Alex, named MVP - Most Valuable Prick, is an incredible hockey player, too bad he doesn't give a shit about a game, his team and fans. To fix his and team's reputation, Cold Fury's management sends him to participate in a d
Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
3 stars!


After reading two very intense and powerfully gripping books, I turned to this book as it seemed like a light and straight-forward read, something I was in the mood for. I guess I shouldn’t judge a book by its hot cover because it wasn’t just all fun and steamy. Behind Alex’s cold indifference and Sutton’s bubbly enthusiasm lie issues that are common in many households: abuse and alcoholism. I deeply admire the author for tackling both of these tough subjects in this book and giving thes
Jx PinkLady Reviews ♡ bookwormthoughts

4.5 Stars It's LIVE

Sutton Price works as a counsellor at a crisis centre. She’s there for the kids and is passionate about making a difference in their lives. Sutton herself has experienced and overcome a great deal of difficulty, giving her wonderful inner strength and a quiet, all knowing confidence that's contagious. Sutton is both endearing and inspiring.

Twenty-six year old Alex is our HOT Hockey playing hero and the MVP of the team. “Most valuable prick.” He’s a complete asshole to everyo
✰ Liz ✰
"No story. Love playing hockey, love fucking women, love spending my money. I'm a pretty simple guy."

Alex is the first book in the Cold Fury Hockey Series. Each book can be read as a stand-alone. If you are a fan of hockey romance, this series is one blockbuster hit you do not want to miss. Alex is the bad boy of hockey. Although he is a superstar on the ice, he is quite the player with the women. Due to his bad image, Alex is forced to make some changes if he wants to keep his career
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****4.5 STARS*****
(ARC Kindly Provided by Random House Publishing Group via Netgalley)
{BR with Mel and Dee}

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This was my first time reading a book written by Sawyer Bennett, and I can honestly say that I am looking forward to reading the rest of the books in this series, plus all over her other works!! I've read one other book about a sexy Hockey player, and after having read "ALEX", I think I'm going to make it my mission to read more of these types of stories!! WOW!!!

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Amy | Foxy Blogs
**3.75 HOT COVER stars**

Wow, when I saw that cover I knew I wanted to read ALEX.


The MVP (Most Valuable Player Prick), Alex, is not a well-liked player or person. He may be Mr. Hockey Hottie but he's not winning points with fans or teammates. His attitude stems from his childhood with a drunk father. This lack of love for the game and his poor attitude has his coach wanting him to clean up his act.

Forced to work on a project to better his image he's assigned to work with social worker, Sutton,
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
4--Cold Fury--Stars!!

I actually really liked this one. I love sports themed books. I can't say this one was wowing or anything out of the box but I still enjoyed it nonetheless.

Neither of the main charactes were annoying and stupid....there wasn't a bunch of dumb drama....and there was some good steam.

Alex Crossman is a star hockey player in the NHL. He's the MVP of hockey....the Most Valuable Prick. He's an asshole. An asshole who has let his past dictate his future.

Sutton Price is a counselo
Oct 07, 2014 rated it really liked it

4 Most Valuable Prick Stars

Alexander Crosssman is the Most Valuable Player for the Cold Fury, but he is also the biggest Prick in the league. While this persona would bother most, Alex relishes it. He hates the game and everything it involves, he would quit tomorrow if had another plan, but he doesn’t. He is stuck and being stuck makes him hate it even more.

That is until the owner threatens to begin fining him if he doesn’t shape up. As a part of re
Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
DNF @ 30%

So I was oscillating between putting this one on the "on-hold" shelf or just dnf-ing it.

But let's be honest here, the "on-hold" shelf is basically just the on deck circle for the dnf shelf...but just a nicer way of saying "Fuck. This."


I'm sure there is a good story in here if I gave it a shot, but I just can't because, frankly? I think Sutton is extremely annoying. Extremely.

I find her thoughts, thought process, and manner of description to be borderline puerile and her point of view
3.5 most valuable prick STARS

“Seems some hot hockey player has my attention now.”
“Yeah? That's ironic, because I'm sort of lusting after this hot drug counselor I met.”
“Sounds like a match made in heaven.”

Alex was my very first read by Sawyer Bennett and while I enjoyed this story quite a lot it wasn't something that blew me away. But please don't let that keep you from reading this one, it's just a classic case of it's me not you. I've read a few very emotionally charged and demandi
Geri Reads
3.5 stars!

I would have rated it higher had Alex's sudden change of heart been convincing, but it was too unbelievable. I would've let it go but I found myself getting bored halfway through the book, which doesn't bode well for me.

But mostly, it was just the way Alex suddenly turned from most valuable prick to saint in an instant. I didn't mind that he changed because he met the right girl but his transformation from being a heartless bastard to sensitive guy just didn't sound convincing to me.
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Sep 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
4.5 Only You Stars!
(ARC provided by Netgalley)
(BR with Patty & Dee)

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Alexander Crossman aka Alex/Most Valuable Prick is a 26 yr. old professional hockey player for the Carolina Cold Fury in Raleigh, North Carolina. He is their star player, but also the player everyone loves to hate. He is the teams bad boy with an attitude problem. He is a phenomenal player with so much talent & ability, but he doesn't care about the game and just does enough to get by.

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After being with the Fury for alm
4,5 Furious Stars.

Alex is every women secret dream: sexy, bad-boy, slightly broken… all wrapped up in a hot hockey player body. But his life is very public and the different woman and scandals are leaving him and the team in trouble. So his coach and sponsors make him an ultimatum: work with a social assistant in a program against drugs to clear his image. Sutton, the social assistant, leads a very simple life and usually don’t get attracted by bad boys: until Alex appear in her office saying
NiCoLeTa E. {Addicted To Books}
***4,5 "Painfully honest" stars***

(Oh, God!!! I couldn't resist to that photo!!!)
I don't think you are having problem with that, right????

When i started reading Alex, i thought that this book was like all the others with hockey players, but i was so bloody wrong!!! It was a little bit different and i really find myself hooked from the story...

It was an interesting story full of sentimental and possibilities...

Well, Alex was little bit of a jackass in the beginning!!!
He was characterized by
Dilek VT
2,5 stars

This book is the first one of the “Cold Fury Hockey” series.

The hero Alex is the star player of his team but he is known for his as*hole behavior. He is cold and distant and sometimes even rude to his team players and fans. The way he treats women is unbearably gross.

Now Alex needs to fix his public image through community service (a drug-abuse awareness program for at-risk youth) or the other option is to ride the bench.

When he meets the social worker, Sutton Price, who is going to a
This is book one of what promises to be a really good series. I usually have to be in the mood for a book about sports, and the mood doesn't strike me too often. I did however enjoy "Alex" written by Sawyer Bennett. There was so much more to this story than a guy who is rich and famous, and who plays for the Cold Fury hockey team. This is a story about how two people who come from very troubled pasts, rise above their trauma and create a present and future that they deserve for themselves. Altho ...more
So this book started of well. But then there were things that just made me wanting to take a hockey stick myself and hit the MCs over their heads. Painfully so. I was oscillating between liking the characters and just being annoyed with them.
But in the end the liking part won, by a very small margin though.
Dee Montoya
*****4.5 Cold Fury Stars****

(Arc kindly provided by Netgalley)
(BR with Mel and Patty)

Alex is an utterly delicious, yet very compelling story and I got swept away by this novel the minute I started reading it.

Alexander Crossman (super sexy name, by the way) is very successful hockey player, he has a reputation for being the best at his game but also as a cold hearted, mean player who's insensitive to everything and everyone. He never interacts with the fans or even his teammates, and now his dark
Hannah G
Feb 01, 2017 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: No One
I don't have much to say about this book. I just couldn't get into it. I didn't like the two love interests. Nothing really stood out to me. It was boring to be honest. I'm rating this book 3 stars as in okay. This read was definitely lacking something I'm just not sure what they are. I will read another book in this series and hopefully it will be better than this. ...more
Dec 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Sawyer Brown Fans, Hockey Fans, Bad Boys, Romance
4 Loving Hunky Hockey Men, Period Stars
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I must confess... I have only been to one hockey game in my life... and it was in New York City with a first or second date... I was more interested in him, being with him, looking at him... and wondering what was going to happen after the game... then the game. Taking a moment to hang head in shame.... (date was meh, he was meh... end of story).

I have paid the appropriate attention since, though. You have a sportsbook and Hockey being
Kim Bailey
4 Stars

A perfect blend of fun, flirtation, angst and heat - with a touch of seriousness and some sweetness mixed in for good measure. This book was a perfect read for the mood I was in ... wanting something not too heavy or over the top emotional, but not too silly or cheesy either.

Meet Alex Crossman. He's a professional hockey player. He's been voted MVP. But for this story MVP stands for Most Valuable Prick. That's right ladies & gentleman ... he's an asshole ... and he doesn't care if you ha
[~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥
3 stars  

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Hockey player Alex the ass has been assigned to a drugs awareness program. With the help of social worker Sutton would he be able to let go of his anger?

I liked Sutton, she was a pretty good heroine. The insta lust I could just about look past but Alex though, I felt like he was all talk about being a douche but it didnt really come across.

I liked it enough to finish the book and the steam was good. Overall was an okay read nothing mind blowing.

ARC provided by NetGalley
May 26, 2014 rated it really liked it

Title: Alex (Cold Fury Hockey, #1)
Series: Cold Fury Hockey
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Release Date: October 14th, 2014
Rating: 4 "Painfully Honest" stars
Cliffhanger: No
HEA: (view spoiler)

Alexander Crossman is a grouch, he's a loner, kind of a d*ck and it suits him just fine. He's also a Pro NHL hockey star with team mates who can't stand him and fans who have dubbed him MVP (Most Valuable Prick). He doesn't hide the fact that could care less what his team think, what the fa
May 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Sawyer Bennett writes a beautiful, inspiring, sweet and sexy book. It addresses sad and real subjects such as abuse and addiction from two different perspectives, one drowned in the wretched effects of it and one giving hope that the past is not our jailer.

"Life is about overcoming struggles and opening yourself up to possibility."

Alex, a self-proclaimed loner, asshole and star hockey player was given a choice, play nice or don’t play at all. If given the option he would much rather forgo ever
Jul 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book took me by surprise and I was quickly sucked into the story. Alex, the most valuable prick drew me into the book, but Sutton's strength and personality definitely kept me reading! I really enjoyed it ♥


The story is about Alex and Sutton, two people who have to work together for a project that helps kids with drug addictions. Alex have to be a spokesperson for the project because of his bad attitude on the hockey field and off of it. He is not very popular among his teammates and most of
4 Surprisingly Good Stars

”I should let her go…right now, right this very minute. But I’m a selfish bastard and I’m not going to do it. I’m going to keep her until I’m ready to destroy her, and then I’ll just add to the pile of guilt I’m already suffering under.”

I should start by saying my expectations for this book were kind of low based on what my goodreads friends were rating this. It seemed most of them liked it but still felt a little “meh” about the book overall. Having read this author and
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