Thursday, October 9

***Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway*** Alex By Sawyer Bennett

Title: Alex
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Genre: Contemporary
Publication Date: October 14, 2014
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USA Today bestselling author Sawyer Bennett scores big-time with the first novel in a sexy new series hot enough to melt the ice.

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. But Alex refuses to be molded into the Carolina Cold Fury poster boy . . . not even by a tempting redhead with killer curves.

As a social worker, Sutton Price is accustomed to difficult people—like Alex, who’s been assigned to help her create a drug-abuse awareness program for at-risk youth as part of the team’s effort to clean up his image. What she doesn’t expect is the arrogant smirk from his perfect lips to stir her most heated fantasies. But Sutton isn’t one to cross professional boundaries—and besides, Alex doesn’t do relationships . . . or does he? The more she sees behind Alex’s bad-boy façade, the more Sutton craves the man she uncovers.

My Review

So first things first I have to admit that this is the first Sawyer Bennett book, I know I have my head hung in shame. But this will most defiantly not be my last. Holy crap I fell so hard for this book within the first couple chapter that I just couldn’t put it down. I love Sawyer’s writing style and the way she bring right into each characters mind set and even to the location that they are in. I felt like I was at the hockey arena skating side by side with Alex or in the stands with Sutton cheering him on. This is beautifully written story about two people that come from some pretty traumatic childhoods but shows how each came out a better person even though it takes Alex a bit longer to catch up. So without further ado here is my review….

We first meet Alex he is a hockey star at the top of his career. He owns the ice and is number one but the only problem is he hates the game and makes sure that his team and fans know what a prick he is at every turn. They have even nicknamed him MVP “Most Valuable Prick.” But there is a reason for his attitude, he was raised by an over bearing and abusive father who pushed him into a hockey career. Even though Alex was amazing his father would always find fault in his game no matter what. This so called fault would lead to what his dad called “drills”, which in reality were forms of physical and emotional abuse.

Alex finds his hate of the game ruling his life but he feels trapped because it all he has ever known and what he knows how to do. His foul mood follows him off the ice as well into his personal life where he treats everyone with an asshole attitude. This has caused him to be on the outs with his team and pretty much anyone else that crosses his path.

But when the team management has had enough and put the hammer down so to speak, they force him under threat of fining to start being a social person and pretend he wants to be places and that he loves the game. The next thing they want him to do is be a spokesperson for a new drug and alcohol awareness program for at risk youth. This is where he is paired up with Sutton. Alex goes into this thinking that he will be able to just float by and not have any real emotions. Only problem is he didn’t count on Sutton.

Sutton works at a drug and alcohol clinic but has always wanted to run a program directed towards youth. Her past is a major factor for this, she grew up in a home where her dad was an abusive drug addict that would beat her when he couldn’t get his next high but thankfully for her mother pulled them out of the situation and was able to provide them a better life and even remarried Jim.

Now Sutton has her opportunity at this program and her only wall is Alex. He tries to act tough and like a prick with her but she can see through his persona. They soon find that they need each other more than they first thought. Sutton starts to heal Alex and he begins to love the game of hockey again. He gets to see the world in a whole new light when he’s with Sutton but with all good things the bad comes with it.

When Alex’s family life takes a turn he has to choose between his family, career or Sutton. This heart breaking to read from both their points of view. I cried like a lil baby but don’t worry there is a HEA that will melt your hearts. I won’t tell you what it is because you really have to read it.

So in this book too we are introduced to the next male lead Garrett and man oh mighty I’m chomping at the bit for his story. He is priceless in this book and will have you laughing till it hurts with his barbs that he throws at Alex and the way he is with everyone else.

So really all in this entire book was an amazing and I’m so happy I got the opportunity to read it and hopefully inspire the rest of you to pick it up. But a warning at one point you’re going to want to throat punch Alex and the next you’re going to be swooning so hard that you better hope you have a soft place to land. So pick this book up and then watch for the next in the series Garrett.

★★☆5 Hockey Stars ☆★★

Review by Angela Deforge

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About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Sawyer Bennett is a snarky Southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. Her husband works for a Fortune 100 company which lets him fly all over the world while she stays at home with their daughter and three big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn’t have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.

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