Ryker is my prototype for alpha heroes from here on out. This assertive, but never obnoxious single dad has a deep appreciation for equality, fairness and strong women. I’m half in love with him myself. Gray Brannon, his new boss, acts all calm and collected, but once she gets a whiff of Ryker (literally) she is done for. Admittedly I’m a sucker for romance and when you add two of my favorite genres, office and sports, well I’m unable to resist. I have been a big fan of this series from Sawyer Bennett in large part because of her knack for making these hockey studs believable, humble and relatable. I love how open they are expressing themselves and Ryker gets the gold star in this category. I loved how he cared for all the women in his life even his ex, but especially his girls. I loved that he was the one that put himself out there first even though Gray is no shrinking violet. These two were equally matched in both driver and personality.
Bennett really turns the falling for the boss cliche on his head. It’s addressed in such a way that I could see this happening in real life. It had just enough emotions that weren’t over the top and enough hiccups to be believable. Even the elements of danger felt fresh with the spot on dialog. I’m a big fan of a HEA (both romantically and professionally) and Bennett gives us just that.
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