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.
4 out of 5 stars
Max is the 6th book in the Cold Fury Hockey series and Max is by far my favorite guy in the series yet!
Max is the goalie for the CF, and he happens into a gas station for some junk food. While there, he sees the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen working there – and he steps in as her white knight when she is being harassed by some drunk rednecks. Max is instantly smitten – and then her kids come running out.
Turns out the kids aren’t Jules’ kids. Her sister recently died from cancer and she is now raising three kids, ages 4-7. She works full time during the day and then part time at night at the gas station for some extra money. To say Jules is struggling would be an understatement.
Jules ends up getting fired from the gas station because her babysitter falls through again, but a chance encounter brings Max back into her life. And the kids lives.
Ok, I’m just going to say it. Max is so amazing that’s he is a bit unbelievable. He is so sweet with Jules and the kids. Jules is an artist, so he makes her a deal that will allow her to quit the gas station and paint. He is loving towards the kids. He is incredibly patient with her when she’s dealing with her own insecurities. I don’t know if guys like that exist – I hope they do.
Anyway, I would highly recommend this entire series. Especially this book.
And, you know by reading my blog that I’m a HUGE hockey fan – my Max is below:)