Olivia has been keeping a secret. She's undergoing treatment for some serious medical issues, and she doesn't have time for a relationship with no guarantees - especially one with a hot-as-sin womanizer who won't take no for an answer. But as she gets to know the real Garrett, Olivia can't help falling for him...hard. To reveal the truth would mean risking everything - but you can't score without taking the tough shots.
Olivia Case has a lot on her plate. After a shattering medical diagnosis, just making it through each day can be a challenge. The last thing she needs is any more complications in her already complicated life. Trying to get her out of the house, her cousin Sutton drags her to a hockey party hoping she can forget her troubles at least for one night. While there she is hit on by the handsome, charming, sex icon that is Garret Samuelson.
Hockey star Garrett has a reputation for being a ladies man. Forget about marriage, getting to a second date with Garrett is about as rare as winning a gold medal at the Olympics. He loves women and the no-strings-attached life style is suiting him just fine. He tends to have ladies fawning over him wherever he goes - to the bar, at games, at parties. When he spots a particularly lovely woman at the hockey party, he can't help but make a pass at her. When she turns him down and then his best friend Alex tells him "hands off", it only sparks his interest further.
Olivia knows that each day may be one of her last. It'd be wrong to get involved with anyone who could get attached. But perhaps a fling with a notorious and incredibly sexy one-night-stand man might help her take her mind off things for a short while without any risk of getting involved. Olivia is not usually the spontaneous risk-taker type, but with a little encouragement from her BFF, she just might take a chance for a little fun before all the seriousness gets her down. The chemistry between her and Garrett is sizzling and he's off the charts sexy with his sculpted hockey body. What harm can one night do?
Olivia is a mystery, and Garrett finds himself having more fun than he can ever remember having with a woman. She is charming, sweet, sexy, and playful. She's also not all over him like most women are, although he has no doubt she finds him appealing. While he's usually the one to hold back, this time he's on the other side of the equation, trying to get to know a woman who's clearly keeping something from him. Now, after so many years of having fun and running, the one woman he's finally ready to get to know better seems to keep pushing him away. When he finally finds out what her secret is, will it be too much for this no-string-attached guy to handle? Will the fact she kept so much from him ruin any chance they had at a future? Is Olivia willing to risk hurting the one person she cares about most? Is it selfish to love when your love may cause someone else great pain in the end?
Garrett is an emotionally moving, steamy, and sweet love story. The characters struggles seem real and their love is powerful and intense.
I listened to the audio version narrated by Graham Halstead and Cris Dukehart who both did an excellent job portraying Olivia and Garrett. The story was easy to listen to and flowed smoothly.
Garrett is a quick read that is hard to put down and it's a great sequel to Alex, although it can be read on it's own as well. The ending was fantastic and very well done. It's hard not to get lost in the amazing romance and love story that this novel portrays.
NARRATED BY: CRIS DUKEHART AND GRAHAM HALSTEAD
LENGTH: 9 HRS AND 11 MINS
SERIES: COLD FURY HOCKEY, BOOK 2
RELEASE DATE: 05/26/2015
PUBLISHER: TANTOR AUDIO