New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett scores big-time with the first novel in a sexy new series hot enough to melt the ice. Hockey star Alexander Crossman has a reputation as a cold-hearted player on and off the rink. Pushed into the sport by an alcoholic father, Alex isn't afraid to give fans the proverbial middle finger, relishing his role as the MVP they love to hate. Management, however, isn't so amused. Now Alex has a choice: fix his public image through community service or ride the bench. But Alex refuses to be molded into the Carolina Cold Fury poster boy . . . not even by a tempting redhead with killer curves. As a social worker, Sutton Price is accustomed to difficult peoplelike Alex, who's been assigned to help her create a drug-abuse awareness program for at-risk youth as part of the team's effort to clean up his image. What she doesn't expect is the arrogant smirk from his perfect lips to stir her most heated fantasies. But Sutton isn't one to cross professional boundariesand besides, Alex doesn't do relationships . . . or does he? The more she sees behind Alex's bad-boy faade, the more Sutton craves the man she uncovers.Praise for Alex ';Wow. Just wow. Sawyer Bennett is my new favorite author.'Jami Davenport,USA Todaybestsellingauthor ofSkating on Thin Ice';Warm, witty, and fun, with sparkling dialogue and great characters including a bad boy hockey player, Cold Fury has it all! I'm eagerly awaiting the next in the series.'Katie Rose, award-winning author of Bring on the Heat ';Sawyer Bennett has scored again with Alex, the perfect combination of sexy and emotional. I can't wait for the next Cold Fury story!'Julie Cross, author of Third Degree';Alex's redemption is what makes the happy ending possible and will make readers smile. Recommended for sports romance fans who enjoy seeing the frog turn into a prince.'Library Journal';This author does a good job with bad boys and hot scenes. These two definitely know how to bring the pleasure to each other. Some of the pages were smokin' hot. Fans of . . . Abbi Glines books will enjoy this one.'Stuck in Books';A captivating, intense story about an emotionally damaged hockey player . . . I was immediately pulled into Sawyer Bennett's absorbing story and connected with the characters.'Cocktails and Books';Oh, Alex. I love you. . . . So yeah, fictional Alex, right now you're my MVAlex and my MVP.'Book Bumblings ';I would highly recommend this book. It looks like a start to a really good series that I will most definitely be reading. I mean, come on! Hockey hunks! What's not to love?'The Flirty Reader';There are so many components that make this a really, really good story. Sawyer Bennett is an author who knows exactly how to draw in her readers.'Literati Book Reviews ';Lots of emotion [and] some incredibly steamy scenes . . . This book is a win for fans of sports romance!'Two Moms Reading ';A great book to say the least! A book you don't want to miss out on!'Undercover Book Review';Very cute and sexy and funny and moving . . . You'll love it!'BJ's Book Blog Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.