[Review] Alex by Sawyer Bennett


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 people—like 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 boundaries—and besides, Alex doesn’t do relationships . . . or does he? The more she sees behind Alex’s bad-boy façade, the more Sutton craves the man she uncovers.

Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

** ARC received in exchange for an honest review by NetGallery **
I was a fan of, Sawyer Bennett's, way before I read this book. I read the 'Off' series and have been since I finished the first one.
Alex didn't fail me and I am eager to get around to my other Sawyer books as soon as possible.
Alex Crossman is one of the best NHL players who coincidentally hates that game. The love for the sport was beaten out of him throughout his childhood by his alcoholic father who failed to make it as a NHL player himself and began living his life through his youngest son, the eldest being pushed aside by his lack of skills.
Is adulthood is completely around that. He seems to hate life and everyone in it, becoming a MVP... Most Valuable Prick.
Because of his sour attitude, he is assigned the task of helping out with a a drugs awareness cause that he isn't completely against as behind that hard shell, he still knows what a good cause is when he see's one. This brings Sutton Price into his life and over their few first meetings he realizes he's found someone who doesn't take his crap. She's not only a counselor but someone who has had a shitty childhood thanks to her drug addict father who also beat her. That gives Alex something to think about when he see's that some people can actually take the shite that comes into their lives and builds on it rather than letting it destroy them.
It isn't long before these two hit it off, much to Alex's confusion, and their relationship slowly progresses.
During the time I read the book their was a certain part that struck me as it seemed to be just like something I was personally going through that day --It took less than 24 hours to read Alex, BTW -- So, this book not only served me as entertainment, It also made me look at my life and take what was happening on board, clearing my senses.
Alex doesn't open up completely to Sutton, but he does tell her things that he's NEVER told anyone before... right before he succumbs to his fears and breaks it off.
Nothing good was to come of that other than them both having 2 weeks of misery. Between, Garrett, himself and the help of her little brother they hatch a plan to win her back. Granted if someone did that to me I'd be mortified but, that part of the story had me literally laughing!
These two characters are amazing and I love that they got their HEA. 
Another amazing story that had me gripped from start to finish!

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