NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The Carolina Cold Fury’s hot new star shows his bad-boy teammates that even nice guys can score big in this steamy hockey romance from the bestselling author of Ryker and Hawke (“Sexy, emotional, and fantastic!” —Sandi Lynn). The ice is a cold mistress. As the league’s most eligible goalie, Max Fournier has access to his fair share of willing puck bunnies, but right now he’s more interested in bringing home another championship than a one-night stand. A romantic at heart, Max believes in love; he’s just not great at relationships. So when he finally meets a nice girl who’s not blinded by his celebrity, he’s feeling the heat—and the pressure to save her from herself. Between working two jobs and raising her sister’s kids, Julianne Bradley doesn’t have time for sports—or men. All she knows about Max is that he’s the sexiest customer to ever grace her gas-station counter. And he sees past her tired eyes and makes Jules yearn for things she can’t have: a glamorous fling, a passionate lover, and the time to enjoy both. Max makes her feel like Cinderella, even though Jules has enough baggage to crush a glass slipper. Luckily, he’s no prince—only a fierce competitor determined to win her heart. Sawyer Bennett’s New York Times bestselling Carolina Cold Fury series can be read together or separately: ALEX GARRETT ZACK RYKER HAWKE MAX Don’t miss any of Sawyer Bennett’s seductive reads: The Sugar Bowl series: SUGAR DADDY | SUGAR RUSH | SUGAR FREE Praise for Max “Sawyer Bennett has never been predictable. . . . I loved Max’s been-there-done-that attitude. So refreshing to read about a man who knows what he wants and just goes for it. . . . Max is among the top of my favorites list.”—FMR Book Grind “I really loved Max and Jules’s story. . . . Max Fournier—sigh—may just be the sweetest man alive, (you know what I mean!) he literally has a personality to melt the coldest of hearts.”—Jezabell Girl and Friends “It was everything that I wanted from a Sawyer Bennett novel.”—Once Upon a Book Blog “I absolutely loved it and could not put it down!”—Kelly’s Book Blog “This is my favorite book in the series. I absolutely loved this one. I’m a sucker . . . wait for it . . . for a single mama book!”—Jacqueline’s Reads “Another great hit from Sawyer Bennett!”—Kilts and Swords “I thoroughly enjoyed Max. Max, this NHL goalie will steal your heart from almost the moment you meet him!”—Shh Moms Reading “Max defines man! If you want a sexy, confident man who knows what he wants, you want Max. Hockey has never been hotter!”—New York Times bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin “Sawyer Bennett never disappoints. Max will steal your heart and leave you begging for more.”—Stacey Kennedy, USA Today bestselling author of the Dirty Little Secrets series “Sawyer Bennett proves once again that she’s one of the best voices in contemporary romance—Max is about a hot a hero as you’ll ever meet, and Julianne is his perfect match.”—USA Today bestselling author Lauren Layne “This book owned me from the very first page.”—Brenda Rothert, author of Blown Away Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.