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(Cold Fury Hockey #2)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  13,498 ratings  ·  1,164 reviews
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 ...more
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Published February 17th 2015 by Loveswept
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Oct 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 stars!

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After meeting Garrett in Sawyer Bennett’s first Cold Fury Hockey book (Alex) I was so excited for his story. I love the man whores. I love the ones that change their way for that one special girl. The ones that aren’t looking for love, but when it hits them, they fall hard.

Garrett Samuelson’s life is perfect. He’s doing what h
Geri Reads
Oct 27, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: color-me-purple
I don't know where to start.

It has a good premise. Garrett is the king of one-night stands. He's fine with it until he meets Olivia, who is undergoing treatment for cancer. Suddenly, Garret was hit with insta-lust and miraculously turned into a faithful and committed schmuck overnight.

Can you sense my sarcasm? Yeah. I thought so, too.

But my biggest problem with this book is not the unbelievability of Garrett and Olivia's relationship but how this book was executed from b
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****4.5 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Random House Publishing Group via Netgalley in Exchange for an Honest Review}
(BR with Dee and Mel)

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This is the second book in the "Cold Fury Hockey" series and after having finished it, I am already salivating for the next book. Each book seems to be better than the last. I was crazy about Garrett in the first book and couldn't wait to get his s
Oct 21, 2014 rated it really liked it

This is the second book in the Cold Fury Hockey Series featuring Garrett. We first met Garrett in Alex’s book and I was immediately in love with the young sexy, playboy. I love this type of character, he is nice, charming, and hot as sin. So he uses these qualities to his advantage. Garrett is a good guy he doesn’t take advantage of women they know exactly what they are getting up front: no strings attached sex.

One night at a team party he sees Olivia and immediately wants to meet her. Olivia is
Amy | Foxy Blogs


Cold Fury series has the hottest covers. I thought Alex’s, book #1, cover was smokin but I’m changing my mind and handing the award to Garrett for sexiest cover.

Garrett was introduced in Alex’s book as a womanizer who is looking for a good time. Having a different girl in his bed and not looking for anything with deep meaning has left him with a reputation that follows him.

Olivia is Sutton’s, Alex’s girl friend, cousin and she has a secret that could change her future. When she meets Ga
4 Strong Stars!

Garret, Cold Fury sexiest playboy wants nothing more for his life. He has a job he loves, women falling for him on every corner and more money that he can count. He believes he has everything. Until he meets Olivia (Sutton's cousin) in a party and she knocks him out of his ass when she refuses him. Olivia has cancer and doesn't want to open her heart when she doesn't know how much time she has, so as much as she wants him she knows isn't a good idea to let him in. But he is rel
"Love is grand and warm and secure."

Garrett is the second book in the Cold Fury Hockey Series. Each book can be read as a stand-alone, however, the more I read of this series the more I appreciate the way in which each character plays an integral role in the overall scope of the series. Garrett Samuelson is Alex's best friend and a complete player with the ladies. When Sutton's cousin Olivia Case makes an appearance at a Cold Fury Team Party, Garrett is instantly taken by the bohemian beauty. Although Olivi★4.5★
♥ Jx PinkLady Reviews ♥
Sep 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-for-review
It's LIVE! * * *

Garret is about taking risks. It's about fear, facing it head on and overcoming it. It's about choices. Sometimes life can hurt but it can also be amazing. We have to hang on to those wonderful moments, cherish them and believe in the positive. Garret is a story about living.

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4 stars
"I can't see anything but you."

Never judge a book by it's cover... Garrett Samuelson, the ultimate player in and out of bed, only ever wanted one shot with Olivia. But Olivia easily brushed him off due to his bad boy ways...but now, now things are different, funny how quickly your life changes and you rush to strive to really live. It was always supposed to be one night, just to give into her desires; at least with Garrett she knows for sure he knows what he is doing.

For Garrett though all itstars
I have to treat this review with kid gloves, because I really don't want to give anything away. It kind of bums me out because I just have so much to say about the story, and also how close to my heart the subject that the couple have to deal with is. There is so much that I would love to share with you all in my own experiences; but I can't! In saying that though, I will tell you that this was a very special book. It is full of major feels, and at times it broke my heart only to pick up the pie ...more
~Stéphanie's Journal~

Before starting my review I wanted to say that my rating reflects the fact that I had a hard time to focus on this story because of Olivia's "secret" (view spoiler) I don't deal well with book treating about illness (especially at the moment and for this illness in particular) and I don't usually read them. If it wasn't for that aspect I would probably given the book 4 stars.


Before starting my review I wanted to say that my rating reflects the fact that I had a hard time to focus on this story because of Olivia's "secret" (view spoiler) I don't deal well with book treating about illness (especially at the moment and for this illness in particular) and I don't usually read them. If it wasn't for that aspect I would probably given the book 4 stars.


I met Garrett in Alex' s book and I was immediately attracted by this confident guy who seems fun. There's one thing you know about him is that you want to hang out with him just to have a good time. He's the type of guy who not go to too much trouble. He easily made friends and so I immediately wanted to know more about him.

Garrett Samuelson is a womanizer, he likes the company of women and likes to gives orgasms, have orgasms but nothing more. What he loves more than anything else is hockey.

He is a professional player and he's good at it. He lives to be on the ice with his teammates and nothing else.

Olivia Case is Sutton (Alex girlfriend) 's cousin ( and has a lot on her mind. She has just found out she is sick and doesn't really know what tomorrow will bring.

At first she doesn't want to be involved with him because she has no time for a boyfriend + she thought it's not really fair for him to start something which will lead to nothing.

After talking with Stevie, her best friend, she decides that after all, Garrett doesn't usually date and after his own revelation he doesn't go further more than three dates, so why not take advantage as long as she can and why not do it with an handsome hockey player.

Because I'm not going down without a fight, and If I do go down, I don't want there to be any regrets

I've liked Garrett honesty, he never pretends to be someone else and he is honest when he talks about his relation with others girls. He also honest with his attraction toward Olivia, and he just want to let it go, see where this relation will lead.


When he discovers Olivia's secret, he is a little confused but he doesn't get mad or try to blame Olivia for not telling him. No, he understands and he immediately stays by her side. He knows it's important for her to have his support and even though he doesn't really know how to react he doesn't go anywhere.

I don't do obligation. I live for what I want, and right now... I want you

The relation between them two was beautiful, sweet and sometimes heart-breaking. Garrett is amaze by the fact that finally he found someone who wants him for him and not his fame or something else.

I don't feel like I'm putting on a performance with you, and I know you don't need me to. You like me for me and I like that about you. It's just nice to be with someone that makes everything easy.

At some point, Olivia starts to panic because she doesn't want Garrett to suffer if something happens to her... but what if it's not up to her to decide?


Despite the fact that the part about the illness made me a little uncomfortable, I have to say I think Sawyer Bennett manage to deal it brilliantly. Of course, it takes a huge part but at the end you can feel the message is to give hope, that no matter what happen, you always have to believe and be strong.


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PS: I'm now excited to meet Zach. I can already feel it's going to be emotional ♥

Thank you Loveswept ♥


In this series: Alex (Cold Fury Hockey, #1) by Sawyer Bennett - to come Zack (Cold Fury Hockey, #3) by Sawyer Bennett
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3 stars

I quite liked this book to begin with. The way they met was cute. The way their relationship developed was done well. I think after I while I just found myself not so invested in it and wanted to reach the end to see how it all plays out.

If you decide to pick this up I would say read the blurb as it is on the depressing/gloomy side. I would have rated this 4 stars but that epilogue ruin it and that rarely ever happens.
NiCoLeTa E.
Sep 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
***5 "You're my strength" stars***

Who could imagine that a series with a bunch of hockey players could be so emotional???
Not me, that's for sure!!!
Alex prove me wrong and after that difficult ride, i thought that my mood will lighten up a little bit with reckless, funny Garrett!!!

But man, Garrett prove me wrong for second time, so my expectations for funny times with these books are finally over, because after what i found out about Zack, it's hopeless...
***5 "You're my strength" stars***

Who could imagine that a series with a bunch of hockey players could be so emotional???
Not me, that's for sure!!!
Alex prove me wrong and after that difficult ride, i thought that my mood will lighten up a little bit with reckless, funny Garrett!!!

But man, Garrett prove me wrong for second time, so my expectations for funny times with these books are finally over, because after what i found out about Zack, it's hopeless...

Don't get me wrong, every book had its funny moments but all of them are so emotional and they had prove me the strength that there is in any person, but damn, they hurt!!!
Still... i can not stop reading about those guys, even though my heart is breaking every time a little bit!!!

They worth it!!!

Everybody thought Garrett as a shallow person... His friends, his teammates... Me!!!
He loved the game. He love to play hockey... It's the most important thing in his life...
But he also like to have fun, to tell filthy jokes and to fuck different lady every night or maybe two...
I met him for first time in Alex's book and i adore that guy!!! He was so funny and he was such a good friend... He manage to earn Alex and that it is saying much!!!
Now, it's something about to change in Garrett and that something is coming with the form of Sutton's cousin, Olivia!!!

Olivia is a girl who likes her job in a flower shop, doesn't have many friends except Stevie and Sutton and lives an easy simple life...
But everything are changing in her life...
She just found out that she had cancer and she started to question everything that she knew.
The death maybe it's right outside her door and after she met Garrett Mathewson, she wanted to live her life to the fullest. And she will start with this nice piece of ass...
Everybody knows that Garrett is the king of the one night stands, so it will be perfect for Olivia.
She will have a wild sexy night, her first one-night stand, with a dreamy man and with that she will not have any regrets...

But what will happen when she will discover that Garrett for the first time in his life want to be with a woman... Olivia exactly???
What will she do with her plan??? And how can she let him enter in a life full of loss and heartness????
And Garrett what will do when he will finally find out about what Olivia is hidding of him????
Will he stay by her side or will he runaway????

Well, guys!!! This was an intense emotional journey!!!
I really liked Garrett's tranformation...
Garrett near to Olivia was a different person.
He was still funny, but he was caring for her with such intensity that made my heart racing wildly inside my chest...
Garrett was the strongest guy that ever existed... I really admired him about that...
He was so determined and courageous and he was showing no fear to the future...
Yeah, he had his bad moments sometimes, but that was totally understandable!!!

And Olivia was such a brave person... Even though her condition, she never once cry or let her pain to be shown to the others...
She was fighting her disease with all the power that she had inside of her...
She was a really strong person and she deserved Garrett...
They were so good together....
I only pissed off with her near to the end, even though i totally understand her reasons why she did what she did, it wasn't right for Garrett...

Also i want to tell that the people that surrounded them were fuckin' awesome!!!
If you have friends like them by your side you don't have to be afraid about anything....
And Sutton, Alex and Stevie were friends with big "F"...
(Love you, Alex!!! Just for those words!!!)

That story was so lovely, even though it was extremely sentimental...
And now, it's Zack's turn and i'm so scared!!!
I was in shock when it happened that shit and my heart was aching more than Olivia's struggle with her disease...

But i have to know how he will get through the tragedy that hit him!!!
Dee Montoya
Oct 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: br, netgalley, sports, arc
****4 Heartfelt Stars****

(Arc kindly provided by Netgalley)

(BR with Melissa and Patty)

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The more I read this series the more I love it!! Sawyer Bennett has created stories that are sexy, heart melting and very entertaining.

Garret is on fire on the ice and off, he's the newest addition to the Cold Fury Hockey Team and he is having the time of his life on his new home, winning games and charming heartsNetgalley)
Nov 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Sawyer Brown Fans, Hockey Fans, Bad Boys, Romance
4.5 Seriously Good Stars
* * * * Spoiler Free
This continues the new series of Sawyer Brown's Hockey team, Cold Fury. First, please take a moment to honor this cover....

Yes, artfully done.. yet gasp worthy.

What is the best... the story lives up to the promise.
This is a tale which was hinted in the first book of the series, Alex... and the promise of Garrett was firmly planted... and it has blossomed and born some of the sweetest fruit. This book is brimming over with sensuality, heart, humor and care.

The heart and soul of
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Oct 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs

4.5 "You Make Me Feel Alive" Stars!
(ARC provided by Netgalley)
(BR with Patty & Dee)

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Garrett Samuelson aka Mr. One night stand is a 26 yr. old
Sep 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, net-galley

Hey, Sawyer Bennett Bennett!

A: For Garrett's story.
B: That blurb.

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Review to come.

~ARC kindly provided by publishers via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.~

Claire Robinson
Oct 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.5 - "I'm not going anywhere." Stars!

We return to the lives and loves of the Cold Fury Hockey boys. I have no shame in saying that I fell in love with this series from the first chapter of book one Alex and I am even more besotted and in love with it after finishing the last chapter of Garrett.

Sawyer Bennett takes the bad boy turns good trope and firmly twists it on its head with this book. Garrett Samuelson operates his lov
Lyndy Ann ♫
Sep 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Garrett was an emotional read for me, it made me cry and not many books can do that.

Olivia and Garrett meet at a Cold Fury pre season party and it is lust at first sight for the both of them and Garrett is known by the team as the king of one night stands and Olivia is only looking for a bit of fun before she has to fight for her life.

For Garrett one night with Olivia is not enough so he wants to start his first real relationship with her but Olivia is keeping a secret from Garre
Dec 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of sports romance

I was going to try to write a spoiler-free review, but then I noticed the book blurb sort of gives it away...:(

In a nutshell: Garrett Samuelson (26) is a star winger for the Carolina Cold Fury hockey team. Garrett's a great guy, comes from a good family, has no real baggage, loves to play hockey...but he's a one-night-stand kind of guy. And there's no real reason for this lack of desire for commitment, nothing tragic in his past, he's just a young guy sowing his oats who has yet to meet THE ONE. But he hasI...absolutely...I
Apr 11, 2018 rated it did not like it
When I read a romance novel, I expect it to have:

- a plot
- three dimensional main characters
- dialogue that is interesting/witty/amusing
- a little bit of smut
- a realistic reason for there to be "trouble in paradise"

This book is a whole lot of smut, and that's about it. We're told about their first date, their trip to a beach, to an amusement park etc, but never get to actually "see" it because the author seemingly couldn't figure out how to write
Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
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2/11/15: Stop by my blog to enter 2 different giveaways to promote this book. They are giving away a $25 gift card AND a Garrett Samuelson hockey jersey! I want that jersey!!

This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life.

4 Stars!

Wow! This turned out to be an incredible book. I am not always a big fan of alternating voices in a book but it really seemed to work in this story. It was really nice to spend a little time in both Olivia and Garret
Nov 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: x-book-bonanza
Remember Garrett? The guy that befriends Alex and always has a dirty joke on the tip of his tongue and a one night stand in his bed.

Garrett knows he’ll never love anything more than hockey. Maybe someday he’ll settle down, but for now it’s all about his love of the game and enjoying his time with the ladies. While attending the preseason party he spots a woman that not only catches his attention with her beauty, but with her wit and sense of humor. The perfect package, if only he cou
Nov 14, 2014 rated it liked it
ARC generously provided by the publisher via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Rating~ 3 stars

Garrett Samuelson is the star hockey player and the king of one-night stands. He doesn’t even go on a date with a girl for more than three times. His life is pretty much revolves around partying and playing hockey.

“I love women and love fucking them. But they take a backseat to hockey…my one true love. Always have, always will.”

Olivia Case is Sutton’s (the heroine from Alex, first book in the series) cousin. She works
Kim Bailey
This book is so hard to review ... I cried like a baby over it ... but it was perfectly sweet & wonderfully uplifting at the same time.
One thing's for sure ... Garrett has earned himself a spot on my top book boyfriend list.
SamJ ★Needs a HEA★
Copy received via netgalley in exchange for an honest review

★Book Basics★

Genre : - Contemporary Romance
Series : - 2nd in the series
Love triangle? - (view spoiler)
Cheating? - (view spoiler)
HEA? - (view spoiler)
Would I read more by this author/or in this series? - Yes
Rating - 4


Starting this I was worried I would not like it as m/>
Jess-i-ca ~Sometimes a Gif Witch~
4 Sweet Hockey Stars!

Garrett is a ladies man and not really settling down any time soon....

Until he sees Olivia...

Olivia has some problems in her life...Mainly one that starts with a "C"

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4 Sweet Hockey Stars!

Garrett is a ladies man and not really settling down any time soon....

Until he sees Olivia...

Olivia has some problems in her life...Mainly one that starts with a "C"

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She's not sure if she should be in a relationship with someone when she is trying to figure out if she is going to live...

Turns out Garrett's not a hoebag but just waiting for the right girl to show up...And he wants to spend whatever time left with Olivia that she has

They worked through their issues together. It was a little instalove but still good and I'm not a hockey fan but this was an overall enjoyable book.

ARC kindly provided by NetGalley in exchange of honest review.
Em Lost In Books
Jan 27, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2017, 2010-19, 1-star, dnf
DNF @ 30%

I really hate books where protagonist is suffering from a terminal illness and this was one of them.
Oct 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I LOVE NETGALLEY...I LOVE SAWYER BENNETT...back to your regularly scheduled newsfeed...

Ms. Bennett does it AGAIN!! Loved Garrett!!

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Sheryl C. Nash

Will write a proper review soon... when I can get my emotions in check...

*ARC courtesy of Netgalley and Random House Publishing*
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“I’ll give you whatever you want, Olivia. All you have to do is ask me.” 5 likes
“I mean…I’ve asked you dozens of times if you’ve fucked a woman that you’ve gone out with, and you always admit that you did. You may not kiss and tell all the deets, but you share with me and anyone else that cares to listen. But this time…you wigged out. Went all caveman, protective of Olivia. Dude…doesn’t matter if you fucked her or not…it’s clear you don’t want anyone even thinking about her in that way. You just told me all I need to know. You’ve got it so bad.” 2 likes
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