Zack - Sawyer Bennett


By Sawyer Bennett

  • Release Date: 2015-06-09
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 456 Ratings


“[Sawyer] Bennett has scored a hat trick with the third installment in the Cold Fury Hockey series. It reads well as a stand-alone, and sports fans who love the players as much as the game will be very satisfied with the intense action both on and off the ice.”—Library Journal

Warning: The following contains spoilers from a cliffhanger in Garrett.

Rising star Zack Grantham has been stuck in a downward spiral of grief that has put his career on hold. Back on the road with the Carolina Cold Fury, still crippled by emotional baggage, and now a single dad, he’s in need of some serious help with his son. But while the nerdy new nanny wins his son’s heart, Zack isn’t sure he’s ready for a woman’s touch—even after getting a glimpse of the killer curves she’s hiding under those baggy clothes.

Kate Francis usually keeps men like Zack at a distance. Though his athlete’s body is honed to perfection, he refuses to move on with his life—and besides, he’s her boss. Still, the sparks between them are undeniable, tempting Kate to turn their professional relationship into a personal one. But before she makes a power play for Zack’s wounded heart, Kate will have to open him up again and show him that love is worth the fight.

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:
“One of the best voices in contemporary romance.”—New York Times bestselling author Lauren Layne

Praise for Zack

“Emotional, intense, funny, and sexy, Zack has it all. I didn’t want this book to end.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover

“I have loved this series from the beginning and I continue to fall in love with it every book.  I can’t wait for Ryker.”—The Book Whisperer

“Wham! And my heart broke! Kate is so loving, tender, open-minded and amazing that I fell for her almost as hard as I fell for Zack and his ornery ways!”—(un)Conventional Bookviews

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


  • Love it

    By The Dash54
    Got wrapped up in it quickly; ant imagine losing a partner with a young child to care for
  • Could not put it down

    By peanutems
    Great book. Couldn’t put it down. This whole serious is definitely worth the read!!!
  • Great read!

    By Omahanut
    I love how the author approached this story, I was pleasantly impressed with how this played out. Great read!
  • Great love story

    By Everything But Nothing YouTube
    I just finished Zack! It was such a great love story! I cried several times while reading it! I loved how she introduced the character of Ryker in this book too! Can't wait to read him next. Great job on the story line in Zack. I just loved it!,
  • Love!

    By Ktaskett
    My favorite so far! Love love loved it!!!!
  • Long live LOVE

    By Nurse Andee
    Loved this story about Zack and Kate. Loved Zack and his s Alpa-ness and Kate and her sweet and loving nature. It's a must read
  • Heartbreakingly wonderful

    By Kristi Simonsen
    If you have read Garrett, then you know the heartbreak that Zack goes through and that starts out this book. It is a tear jerker reading this book where he becomes a single dad and the guilt he faces with Gina's death. But then Kate enters the picture and you see the changes in him. He starts working through his guilt and thanks to Kate is able to see the flaws in his thinking. Kate is such a dorky, funny character and I just love her. This whole story while starting out sad, ends beautifully and leaves you wanting more of all the characters!
  • OMG!!!!!

    By L madrid
    I think this was the best one so far in the series. I absolutely loved the story and the people. I hope in he next book they announce their engagement and then the wedding
  • One of her best!

    I loved this book. It's engaging from beginning to end. You'll cry & laugh. Sawyer is one of the best Author's out today. I loved Zack!
  • Perfectly imperfect story

    By myownbookshelves
    “Oh, God. I’m going to start hyperventilating.” Yep, that was me every time Zack and Kate had ‘moments’ together. I love Hockey Boys and Sawyer Bennett knows how to spin a perfect story that is full of heart. This novel picks up at the end of Garrett. Do you need to read Garrett first? No. Do I think you need to read Garrett first? Why of course, YES! Zack our Left Winger is a broken man. Kate is a glass is always half full gal that falls gracefully into Zack and Ben’s lives. Grief is always a touchy subject especially when the story revolves around unfinished business that death stripped away. Ms. Bennett weaves her story through the eyes of both characters as Zack attempts to deal with the healing process. Yep, I use the word ‘attempts’. Zack was one of those characters where I wasn’t sure if I wanted to hug the stuffing out of him or kick his butt. Grief mixed with guilt makes for ugly feels bedfellows for him. Comparing my real life examples of this type of male reaction to Zack – I totally believable character for me. I had worries about Kate. She was strong and understanding; maybe a bit too good to be true. But, even bright as sunshine Kate has her tipping point. I was proud she made the decision she did – not a doormat. All my favorite scenes revolved around Ben, Zack’s son. Kate builds such a great relationship with him while respecting Zack’s boundaries of keeping memories alive. And Sutton makes appearances reminding me why I loved her in Alex. (Haven’t read Alex? Go get that book too.) I didn’t have a least favorite part. Okay, well maybe when I wanted to knee Zack in the nuts, but that’s the journey we needed to see him take. If this is going to be your first Sawyer Bennett book, this is a good one to start on to find out why she is one of my favorite authors. As always, she delivers a well-crafted story that flows squarely to a satisfying ending. (I didn’t want to kick his butt anymore.) And #IwanttheGoalie