Reed - Sawyer Bennett


By Sawyer Bennett

  • Release Date: 2018-02-06
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 299 Ratings


USA TODAY BESTSELLER • The offseason is heating up for one Carolina Cold Fury heartbreaker who’s eager to make nice with the girl next door.

No one plays like Reed Olson, whether it’s hockey season or not. After back-to-back NHL championships, he’s craving a little R&R. Reed leans to a specific type—blond, busty, and interested—and fortunately he has a little black book full of options. So why is it he can’t stop dreaming about the new girl who just moved in next door? A certified brainiac, she seems to want nothing to do with the hard-bodied athlete.

Josie Ives desperately needs something her celebrity neighbor obviously doesn’t: solitude. Reed is everything she imagined—a little too good-looking, with a body that puts Greek gods to shame. But she didn’t expect he would also be funny and charming. Josie knows she’s the opposite of his type, and that’s fine with her. Still, the chemistry between them is undeniable. Their newfound friendship certainly has its benefits, but she’s starting to wonder if opposites really do attract.

Praise for Reed

“Sawyer Bennett is my go-to author for all things sexy. And Reed certainly blew my skates right off!”USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy

Reed has quickly become one of my favorite books in the series. If you are a longtime lover of the Cold Fury boys like me, then you don’t want to miss this one. I guarantee that if you are grabbing this one as a standalone, it will make you want to jump in feet first to the entire series.”—Red Cheeks Reads

“So much fun . . . a lovely romance between an off-season hockey star and his ER doctor neighbor that made me laugh and then swoon and then laugh again.”—Becky on Books . . . and Quilts

“I loved this so much! It was fun and sweet and left me incredibly happy.”—About That Story (five stars)

The Carolina Cold Fury series from New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett can be read together or separately:

And don’t miss her Arizona Vengeance series:

The Love Hurts series features sexy standalone novels:

And the Sugar Bowl series is one treat you’ll want to read in order:

Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.


  • Cold Fury Series

    By Hairyu
    By far one of the best series i’ve read in a long time. Read Reed first then realized there were more! So many emotions in one book. I would highly recommend these books to anyone who needs love, laughter and a sense of extended family!!!
  • Heart-warming read!

    By SuSu-Asheville
    Gosh, what a great read...probably my favorite of the series. Reed and Josie provide the reader with a delightful tender love story. The story is set out of the normal hockey season which was a change for the series. Quick wonderful read.
  • Great read

    By B. L. Fe78
    This is a good neighbors to lovers read. Josie is an intelligent and sassy heroine, that keeps the sexy arrogant Hero Reed on his toes.
  • Cold Fury never disappoints!

    By Mom's Cooking The Books
    What can I say about a hot hockey player and ER Doc finding love in this friends to lovers’ sports romance? I will tell you that it is a mighty fine read! There isn’t any hockey in this book as Reed is in the off season celebrating the Cold Fury’s Stanley Cup win and it didn’t bother me that it was the off season! The characters are terrific! I absolutely loved Josie! She is a terrific heroine that challenged Reed. He needed it as he was stuck in a rut dating only the same type of women. Josie witnessed his string of “Barbies” come and go from his townhouse. How they met was an absolute riot. Reed was having very noisy sexy times with his flavor of the day and their activities were so noisy that they kept Josie awake. Working long hours in the ER, Josie needs her rest. She marches over to Reed’s door and to give him a piece of her mind. Thus, the interest in Josie begins for Reed, this spunky little brunette. As their paths cross, he finds he is intrigued with her. He thought she was brilliant, witty and a lot of fun to be around. It had nothing to do with her petite curvy body. Nope. He was usually into tall, stacked blondes. Not short, curvy brunettes. My, my how things change. I loved the journey of their romance. The easiness of how they fell into friendship. Of course, there was that underlying electrical current. Once they made the turn into a relationship the sparks flew. Reed was a good balance for Josie. He was the spontaneous, fun guy that Josie needed. He brought excitement to her life. He was so sweet, he even bought a puzzle to put together at his house because Josie liked to do puzzles to help her unwind after work. I was so worried when Aiden came back and wanted to win Josie back. I was white knuckling my iPad there for a while. Even though this is the tenth book in this series, I was captivated by this sweet and sexy story and once I started, I couldn’t put it down. The Cold Fury series never disappoints me, and it never gets old. I love each and everyone of these guys and the terrific women that are their perfect fit. I can’t wait for more Cold Fury!
  • A Fun Read But...

    By Bbell85
    This was a fun and easy read, but I think it lacked a lot of the nuances that the previous books had. Everything just seemed a little too simple: the believed antagonist really isn’t one, we don’t hear about any of the internal struggles Josie experiences about her parents/sister, not do we see how these two people end up balancing work and love - Reed is on summer vacay the whole time. I was much more invested in Marek’s story, to the point where it seemed like Reed’s was just setting his up. Again, nice easy read, I just expected a little more.
  • Loved it! ❤️

    By Day728
    Reed and Josie what’s not to love!
  • Reed

    By Bshksuhwb
    I absolutely loved this book and couldn’t put it down until I finished. I laughed at how Josie meets Reed. He’s definitely such a playboy, and has a revolving amount of “ Barbie” type hookups. I loved how close they become and the story gets HOT as they become friends with benefits. I stayed on edge, is her ex trying to get back together with her? I ached as Reed messes up. Is he the “ one” for her? I highly recommend this book.
  • Reed is trying to catch Ryker!

    By Kara Hildebrand
    Reed is the tenth book in the Cold Fury Hockey series by the amazing Sawyer Bennett. As always the writing is fantastic, the story intriguing, the characters sexy and fun. Honestly, I didn't see Reed coming! He was surprisingly wonderful! And he's right up there with Ryker! Van just went down to number three. Sorry. Not Sorry. Reed is a carefree ladies man who loves his Barbie's. Tall, blonde, big boobs and no brains. When he interrupts his neighbor with his extra-curricular activities, she doesn't hesitate to give him a piece of her mind. She's petite, brunette and pretty. Not his usual type, but he still finds himself attracted to her. After a few more chance meetings, Reed wants to be friends with his feisty neighbor. He likes her. She's funny and she's smart and she's a doctor. They find they have a lot in common and they easily fall into a routine of seeing each more often. Dinner, beer and tv. It's the perfect casual friendship. Until Reed decides he wants more. Yes, he wants time with her in his bed, but he also wants more conversation, more fun and just more. He's never been friends with a woman before and he loves it. Josie is just the prefect woman. She doesn't mind just hanging out. She doesn't take forever getting ready and she's not a Barbie. Reed ups the romance and is going to convince Josie to become more than friends. Josie is totally on board with this. I mean, this is Reed. He's tall, sexy, handsome and did I say sexy? Friends to lovers seems to happen seamlessly until Josie's past comes back and shakes Reed's confidence. Can Reed get past his issues and see that Josie is everything he's always wanted? Will Josie fight for Reed and what she wants? I can't even with this book. Reed was just perfection. His sexiness, fun loving attitude and his giant heart. Josie is smart, funny and easy going. They seem to be an unlikely pair, but they fit together perfectly. And they prove that friends to lovers makes it all so much better. I'm not ready to say goodbye to Reed and Josie yet!
  • Friends to Lovers

    By Agent$$$$
    Working long shifts as an ER doctor, doesn't leave much time for dating or socializing. Upon returning home from a long shift, Josie is rudely awakened by screaming and a headboard banging against the wall. So Josie storms over to her neighbor's where she meets Reed and one of his many "Barbies". Reed, a player for Cold Fury, has just come off a winning season--nabbing the Stanley Cup. So Reed plans to use the off-season having as much fun as possible. Although Josie isn't really his "type", he finds her intriguing. Reed finds ways to insert himself into Josie's life, while encouraging her to be spontaneous. No more puzzles every night! Quirky, adorable, funny, endearing...all words to describe Sawyer Bennett's latest Cold Fury novel. The Barbie nicknames were incredibly innovative and hilarious. Reed, so far, is my favorite Cold Fury player! Even though he was portrayed as a player, he had a kind heart. Josie was sassy, intelligent, sarcastic, caring, but also broken. Reed was able to slowly break down those walls to earn her loyalty and trust. I absolutely loved date night under the stars! Josie and Reed had so many layers to delve into, but it was so worth the time. I read a gifted copy and all opinions stated are my own.
  • Loved!

    By Lbzoza
    This was such a sweet story. I love Reed, he is everything you'd want! Josie's nickname for his hookups prior to her are hilarious! I loved their story!!