This is my 30th installment in my Man Crush Monday meme. Since I read mostly romance, I thought I’d share some of my “book crushes” with you, and possibly introduce you to some new reading material.
My Man Crush Monday for this week is Max Fournier from Max by Sawyer Bennett.
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.
Max is the star of the 6th book in the Cold Fury Hockey series and by far my favorite of the hockey stars featured to date. Max is so awesome that in a way, he’s not believable. He meets Jules, who works at a gas station, and is instantly smitten by her. He happens to see her again at her other job, and they begin a friendship. You see, Jules is raising three kids-who were her now deceased sisters.
Max took on Jules, but also took on her kids as well. He was so good to the kids. He was so patient with Jules – she had some real issues! But this guy was the best. If you have not read the Cold Fury hockey series yet, I would highly recommend it.