Feb 06

Reed by Sawyer Bennett Review

5 Smooches



Hockey season may be over, but in New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett’s new novel, a Carolina Cold Fury heartbreaker is heating things up off the ice and eager to score with the girl next door.

No one skates like Reed Olson. In the off-season, no one plays like him either. After back-to-back championships, Reed craves a different kind of action. Good thing there’s no shortage of women ready for a summer fling with a sports star. Reed has a specific type—blond, busty, not too bright—and a little black book full of options. But when his bed starts rocking, it’s his unexpectedly sexy neighbor who comes knocking. And the brainy beauty is impossible to ignore.

Josie Ives desperately needs something her celebrity neighbor obviously doesn’t: sleep. His headboard banging against the wall is keeping her up at night—not to mention inspiring some very naughty dreams. Reed is everything she imagined: a little too good-looking, with a body that puts Greek gods to shame. But he’s also funny and charming—a tempting combination. Josie’s the opposite of his type, yet the chemistry between them is undeniable. Their friendship certainly has its benefits, and it’s heating up to be so much more.


I love a good story about a raunchy player neighbor and the woman next door who brings him to his knees.  Reed meets Josie when his sex-capades keeps her awake after a long shift as an ER doctor. She brazenly bangs on his door and a friendship between the two starts almost immediately.

The strength of this story is that friendship. While the attraction between these two was there from the start it was the foundation they built as friends that made the move to lovers all the more exciting. It’s the kind of story that gives you tingles of excitement when they get that first kiss. The kind of story where the pages burn with passion when those kisses become more passionate. And the kind of story that stays in your heart when all the pieces come together and something magical happens.

Reed has quickly become one of my favorite books in the series. If you are a longtime lover of the Cold Fury boys like me then you don’t want to miss this one and I guarantee that if you are grabbing this one as a standalone it will make you want to jump in feet first to the entire series.