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Roman: A Cold Fury Hockey Novel (Carolina Cold Fury Hockey) - Sawyer Bennett

I really enjoyed this book.  I was surprised by how many things were happening during the story and how nicely everything worked together.  Although this is the seventh book in the Cold Fury Hockey series, it could be read as a stand alone novel since each book in the series really does tell its own story.  Readers of the series will enjoy seeing characters from previous books play an important role in this installment.  This was a story that hooked me right away and I found myself having a hard time setting the book aside.

Lexi is an amazing character and really the focus of this story.  This book wasn't only focused on romance although romance played an important role.  Lexi has moved to town in order to meet her father, who happens to be Brian Brannon, the owner of the Cold Fury Hockey Team.  Lexi's father doesn't know anything about her until they meet.  During her first trip to the Cold Fury office, Lexi meets Roman and there is an instant attraction.

I liked Lexi and Roman together and thought that they made a great couple.  They just seemed really good for each other and had a lot of chemistry.  It was fun watching bad boy Roman try to figure out how to be in a relationship.  I also really liked watching the relationship between Lexi and her father develop.  They accepted each other almost immediately and it seemed so right.  Lexi's relationship with Gray was a little more painful to see develop but it felt completely realistic.

I really liked the fact that this book was told from three different points of view.  I didn't expect it but it really worked well.  Getting a chance to really see what was happening from Lexi, Roman, and Brian's point of view really made the story work.  Each character had a lot of emotions wrapped up in everything that was going on and getting a chance to be in their head for part of the book just made everything feel more real.

I would recommend this book to fans of contemporary romance.  This book really tells a big story with a lot of emotion and it was really nice to watch everything develop.  I can't wait to read the next book in this fun series!

I received an advance reader edition of this book from Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept via NetGalley.