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(Cold Fury Hockey #9)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  5,126 ratings  ·  634 reviews
As one of the league's toughest enforcers, Van Turner is ruthless on the ice. He plays hard because it's the only way to channel the rage boiling inside, and a reputation as an A-hole is better than everyone knowing the truth. Van has spent his entire life running from a secret that's kept him from getting involved in relationships--or accepting lucrative deals with East C ...more
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 224 pages
Published November 28th 2017 by Loveswept
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Nov 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-four-stars
4.5 stars!!!

“I know you, Van Turner,” I whisper to him. “And I think you’re mighty fine.”

Van is the 9th book in Sawyer Bennett’s Cold Fury series and it’s by far my favorite so far! Honestly, I didn’t think I would love it as much as I did. It follows the same time-line as Lucas and I was worried it would be a little repetitive at times, but I was wrong. This story was fantastic and Van and Simone were epic characters!

Simone Fournier is the youngest of the Fournier clan. As her life
Alex ♈
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Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****FOUR STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

”Van?” I whisper. ”Am I still shiny?”
”Yes, Simone. So fucking shiny you make everything else in the world seem a little less dull by comparison.”

We met Van Turner and Simone Fournier in ”LUCAS”. I was excited to get to their story since I love romances with the older brother’s best friend. I knew that Van and Simone would generate a ton of heat between them since they seemed to rile each other up so easily. Their story ended up b
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Shiny!!! So Shiny!!!! Yes, readers will get blinded because Sawyer Bennett has delivered a romance that was utterly beautiful, heartfelt, and sexy as hell. In this ninth installment of the Cold Fury Hockey Series, Van Turner will steal your hearts as his story is so unique and different that you can’t help but fall for him.


Simone Fournier is the baby sister of Max and Lucas, whom you have met in the previous books. Unlike her brothers,
✰ Liz ✰
"I'm tired of your games little girl."

Van is the ninth book in the Cold Fury Hockey Series however it can certainly be read as a stand-alone. This is my first read by Sawyer Bennett and I can say with complete certainty I am hooked! What can be better than hockey, romance, and smoking hot steam? NOTHING!

"I'm going to own your cunt. I won't fucking stop until that pussy squeezes every drop out of me."
Van Turner is an enforcer on the Cold Fury Team. He has prided himself on living a
Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth
✮ ✮ ✮ 4.5 STARS ✮ ✮ ✮

Review @ Vanilla & Spice Books

The Cold Fury series keeps getting better! I loved most of them, three of them were outstanding for me, those being Alex, Max and *drum roll*, now VAN! Yes. I would even argue that this new installment in the series is the best of yet.

I had crazy fun with the main characters of the book. We met Van and Simone in Lucas, which was Simone and Max Fournier's brother. It was obvious that there was something going on between the vivacious Simo
Wendys Wycked Words
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Everyone knows I am a big Hockey fan, and even tough I skipped some books in this series, (don't ask me why because I don't even know) I was very excited about reading this one ;)

Sawyer gives us another very steamy (and a bit kinky) addition to this wonderful series. I wonder how many she'll add, since we are at book 9 already ! Not that I'm siree !!

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Anyways...this time it's Van's turn. He played a part in the previous book, but no worries... all these books be read as stand alon
Aug 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Sawyer Bennett Fans, Cold Fury Hockey, Sports, Romance
4.5 Intense and Worth It Stars
* * * * 1/2 Spoiler Free It's LIVE!!!!!
I am going to make this quick. This is a strong entry to the Cold Fury Series. Van is not your run of the mill Hockey guys... he keeps to himself and he thinks it is for a good reason.

Simone Fournier has other ideas. She took one look at Van... and saw something that called to her. The more he pushed away... the more she teased and taunted.

This had all the markings of Naughty, Wrong and a bit Cray Cray from anyone's standpoin
Sawyer Bennett does it again with Van and Simone's story by bringing the sexiness and a touching.

As with the previous EIGHT books in this series, I was very excited to dig into Van, especially after reading the snippet at the end of Lucas, book #8 in the series. Sawyer Bennett does not disappoint. Her writing style and storytelling captures my attention every time. With Van I found myself engrossed in a stories I could hardly put down. Plus, it was great to catch up with all the gang fr
Dec 01, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: hockey, dnf
In truth I give this book 0 stats but that isn’t an option. I have adored many of this author’s books some more than others of course though there have been a few I haven’t liked at all. For the most part she’s been an autobuy author. In fact the book I read previously was a 5 star book. But I’ve never actually felt icky reading any of her books until I started reading this one and it had such a visceral effect on me that I won’t read any more books by Ms. Bennett and that makes me very sad. I c ...more
Jan 09, 2018 rated it liked it
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Van was a good addition to this series. I kind of got a little bored with it around the middle when there wasn't much going on between these characters, though. It can be read as a standalone yet runs parallel to the last story, which got a little annoying since the last books Hero was mentioned a few too many times for my liking.

Overall, the story by itself kept me interested and had me wanting to see how this couple would work out, so it's still a book I would
Optimist ♰King's Wench♰
After picking this solely on the “A-hole” reference in blurb coupled with hockey divided by liking the dude’s face on the cover, my expectations weren’t super high cuz my picker has been on the fritz lately.

Boy, am I ever glad I was wrong! Right? Whatever. What I’m saying is this was gooooooooooooodddddddd. I was getting pretty happy with the banter and the thrill of the chase then I got to the first sex scene and was all…


Then I went to look and saw she was a NY
~Mindy Lynn~
4 Shiny Stars!

Van is the only book in this series that I have read. I was a bit weary I would feel lost or not be able to follow the story with so many books coming before it. So not the case. This can most definitely be read as a standalone.

I really loved Simone. She is a gal who goes after what she wants, but in this case it's a "who" that she wants. She recently dropped out of college and is pretty lost at where she wants to go in life and what the future holds for her. She decides to cr
Nov 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Finally. Finally Sawyer Bennett has brought us a couple more in line with those who featured in the earlier books from her Cold Fury series. More than once have I been ready to part ways with the team due to average storylines and characters after book 3 (and awful covers after book #4 but let’s leave that alone) however I’ve persevered and I’m glad because Van Turner and Simone Fournier delivered the goods.

“I’m a pain in your ass, but I’m a sexy pain in your ass and I’m totally hard to resi
Jul 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
On the previous books in this series, I always think the story is cheesy. Short easy read on the beach. But in Van, its different a bit. Van is interesting character. His background is dark even though Miss Bennett brings it down to minimum. Simone is a confident woman. She has no shame on her sexuality and her interest in Van. Even Van pushed her away at first.
But then their push and pull becomes more steamy.

Simone is a interesting character. She is coming strong seducing Van. For me it is ve
Carole (Carole's Random Life)
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This was great! Honestly, I think that this may be the hottest book in the series so far. If you follow my reviews, you probably already know that I am a huge fan of the Cold Fury Hockey series. I jumped into the series with the second book and haven't looked back although I should probably check out the first book at some point. This is a series that works great as stand alone books but fans of the series will appreciate seeing well
Mindy Lou's Book Review
Nov 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017, sports
I’m a bit in awe with Sawyer Bennett with how she took a story that started out as one of the least romantic stories, only to end it in one of the most romantic ways. I think this literally started changing at the 50% mark and it’s worth the patience I needed to get there.

The reason I wasn’t a fan of the beginning was all on Van and Simone. Van had such a high wall built around himself that he was untouchable. Because of that, Simone had to be pretty aggressive in her pursuit of him. I’m just no
3 stars.
I have read quite a few hockey romances over the last year or so, however this is my first one by Sawyer Bennett and this book wasn't even close to what I was expecting.
If I had to break it down, essentially this book was long on sex and short on story. More erotica and less sports romance.
I have read several other books by this author and I like her writing style. This was a quick and mostly entertaining read but I wanted more depth and more of a storyline, so it was just ok for me. I
Jacqueline's Reads
Nov 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, 4-star-books, sports
4 Stars

Van is a standalone and is part of the Cold Fury Hockey Series. I thought I read every book in the series, but I’m missing two. I need to read them soon.

I’m obsessed and addicted to these Hockey boys. I tell ya, every book I pick up is different. Some of it is light, some of it is a little darker and all have drama.

I’ll admit I didn’t like Simone. I started this book and I instantly hated her. I don’t like a loose girl, so sue me. I’m all about woman power, but it was such a turn-off on
4.5 stars

Van by Sawyer Bennett is a smoking hot and entertaining read, and I loved it!

Sawyer Bennett has once again delivered with Van, the writing is strong, the storyline will capture your interest from the first chapter and keep you turning the pages late into the night!


Van and Simone are passionate, likable characters that will touch you with their story.
These two will bring out the feels, one min they will make you laugh with their sexual banter, then you'll want to smack them both with th
RachelW (BamaGal)
Oct 20, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc
I could deal with the fact that the book is basically soft porn (nonstop) if I had liked the leads and the “storyline” (such as it was) more; but I didn't. Van's big broody asshole bit was a bore, and his big secret was quite honestly a bust. As for Simone, she was so needy and desperate; she annoyed the crap out of me and didn't have a single redeeming quality. She sold herself short, and became Van’s sex toy.

Live and learn...on to the next read.
✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰


We're back with the hotties from the Carolina Hockey team!

This time we have new guy Van. We already met him in LUCAS - both books take place at the same time - so you might want to follow the series reading order!

Van is a very anti-social person. He's happy with a beer in front of the TV, with the news on. He doesn't need to talk, to have friends, and he doesn't need his roommate's annoying sister constantly tornadoing around him! Shamelessly flirting with him!
Simone temporarily moved in with he
I doubt I'm going to be able to do this justice, but I'll try...

Van is without a doubt one of Sawyer Bennett's best! Not just of the Cold Fury series, but of all her books. This hero, hockey star Van just soooo....ummm. I can't describe him. He's messed up. (and I love a messed up hero.) He is just so bottled up with hurt and fear and anguish and what he thinks the future holds for him and what the past did to him...and he takes it out on the people around him by being a big old cran
Debbie Oliphant
Oct 15, 2017 rated it liked it
Can is the next installment of the Cold Fury series and it delivers on the hot and steaminess. I would recommend reading the previous installment, Lucas, as the storylines are parallel with a different POV.

Van shares a home with his teammate, Lucas. He likes his solitude and appreciates Lucas for giving him his space. His works is upended when Lucas's sister, Simone, moves in. She is loud and distracting and she has her eyes on Van.

Simone has quit school and trying to figure out what she wants t
~Stéphanie's Journal~
Nov 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Van was the read I needed after American King! I enjoyed every minute of it! The close-off and introvert big guy has become my new favorite in the Cold Fury Hockey series!

Sawyer Bennett delivers a story and stays true to her plot all along. She has chosen to give us a broody hero and a sassy confident heroine. The part I loved the most is the fact she doesn’t rush anything. This might be a normal length book but I was wary of the fact it wouldn't feel real for a guy with absolutely no feeling
Apr 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Van didn't turn out the way I thought he would, but boy was he all kinds of grumpy, yummy grumpiness. And his way of apologizing to Simone when he did stupid guy stuff was just perfect. ...more
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I wasn’t sure about reading Van since I had such a hard time with the last book in this series, Lucas, but I decided to give it a try and it was marginally better. The funny thing is I was worried I wouldn’t like Van (the man) very much, but instead it was his love interest Simone that got on my every last nerve and I give Van a lot of credit for being able to put up with her bratty, selfish ways. I will admit at times I felt cheated as it ran somewhat concurrently with Lucas and thus a lot of t
This book was AWESOME!!! The latest of Sawyer Bennett’s Cold Fury players, Van, doesn’t disappoint!

Simone has dropped out of college and forced herself into the home of her brother and his roommate, Van. She’s trying to figure out what to do with her life and along the way she’s going to seduce the handsome hockey player who’s moody and broody. And when Simone sets her mind on something, she never backs down.

Van can’t withstand all that is Lucas’ baby sister. No matter how much he needs to keep
Sep 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing

❝Simone … you were my first friend ever. My first … everything.❞

‘Van’ just might be my favorite in the Cold Fury series.

We got a glimpse of Van and Simone in the last book in the Cold Fury series, ‘Lucas’, when Simone moved in with her brother, Lucas, and Van. Van did not act impressed by her. Although, you could definitely sense the sexual tension. 'Van' starts out with Simone moving in. This book runs concurrent with ‘Lucas’ but never did I feel like we were getting a retelling. Instead, it
DNF at 20%.

I hate to abandon a book so early on but I had to for my mental health. In my defence I started reading this THREE times and each time a put it down in irritation.

Van Turner shares a home with his Carolina Cold Fury team mate Lucas, he's got a tortured past blah, blah, blah which I read about so long ago I can't remember. Whatever it is means he can never get close to anyone yadda, yadda, yadda. Lucas' sister Simone lands on their doorstep unannounced and insists on sleeping on their
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