And here we have another swoony, sexy hockey romance. This one is about Lucas and museum curator Stephanie. The two met at a gala where Stephanie was working. Lucas is young – he has no interest in a long-term relationship, so when he met Stephanie he was looking for a good time. The two flirted, sparks fly – a few drinks later Lucas and Stephanie had an unforgettable one-night stand. Lucas went back to winning hockey without a care in the world, but four weeks later Stephanie found Lucas to deliver a surprise new to him. Lucas is immediately knocked on his a** because he realizes his life is about to change forever.
I have to say Lucas surprised me – he really stepped up to the plate and fulfilled his obligations. He is caring, sweet, thoughtful, charming and quite a swoony hero. Stephanie’s life is in a bit more disarray. Stephanie grew up wealthy but with uncaring, unloving, and hands-off parents. Stephanie is lonely and a lost soul. She has no family or friends around and with her childhood past she is always guarded heart. She may come off as cold but I can certainly understand her reasons. I love friends-to-lovers romance and I enjoy their relationship – flirty, sweet, steamy but also turbulent, at times due to their differences. I enjoyed all the secondary characters – members of the Cold Fury Hockey. Over all, this is a great short story — a fun, entertaining read. I am looking forward to a story in Van – the grumpy loner. I love Sawyer Bennett’s writing – any genres … her stories always make me smile and gooey inside.