Ryker - Sawyer Bennett


By Sawyer Bennett

  • Release Date: 2015-09-08
  • Genre: Contemporary Romance
Score: 4.5
From 414 Ratings


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The rugged men of the Carolina Cold Fury hockey team are winning hearts once again in another scorching novel from Sawyer Bennett.

The stakes have never been higher for Carolina Cold Fury goalie Ryker Evans. With his contract running out, he’s got a year left to prove he’s still at the top of his game. And since his wife left him, Ryker has been balancing life as a pro-hockey star and a single parent to two daughters. Management is waiting for him to screw up. The fans are ready to pounce. Everybody’s taking dirty shots—except for the fiery redhead whose faith in Ryker gives him a fresh start.

As the league’s only female general manager, Gray Brannon has learned not to mix business with pleasure. And yet even this tough, talented career woman can’t help breaking her own rules as she gives Ryker everything she’s got. She hopes their hot streak will last forever, but with Ryker’s conniving ex plotting to reclaim her man, the pressure’s on Gray to step up and save a tender new love before it’s too late.

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 Ryker

“A hot hockey player with a heart of gold . . . a smart, ballsy heroine . . . and enough heat between them to melt any hockey rink. Sawyer Bennett scores another solid hit with Ryker!”—Katie Rose, award-winning author of The Heat of the Moment

Ryker is some of Ms. Bennett’s best work yet.”—Shh Moms Reading

Praise for Sawyer Bennett and the Carolina Cold Fury series

“Sawyer Bennett never fails to deliver heroes I fall hard for and heroines I adore.”New York Times bestselling author Violet Duke

“Wow. Just wow. Sawyer Bennett is my new favorite author.”—Jami Davenport, USA Today bestselling author of Skating on Thin Ice

Garrett is a sizzling and emotional read with laughter and secrets thrown in for good measure. Sawyer Bennett had me at hello.”New York Times bestselling author Lexi Ryan

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


  • Favorite of series

    By Cala4e
    Enjoyed this book. Ending so completely different from the others in the series.
  • Love the Brick!!!

    By Omahanut
    Probably my favorite character so far The Brick!!! Great read, highly recommend!

    By siatimo
    Ryker , Zack and Alex’s Stories make reading this series warm and worthy. I was in no way enamored of Van. Van was interesting, the vacuous, spoiled heroine was disgusting. Thank you for veering back to worthy decent characters.
  • The BRICK WALL .... Does it again! SCORE!!!!

    By Nurse Andee
    Absolutely loved this new book in the series. Gray and Ryker find that falling in love was the easy part for them. The staying together under very difficult circumstances ( she's the GM for the hockey team he's on) is the hard part. They both realize that they r willing to sacrifice everything they thought they wanted in life for their love. A must read.
  • Perfection!!!

    By Cheryl SDS
    Oh, what a beautiful man! He's gorgeous and after a crash course from Kate, he's great with his daughters. He's attentive and loves being in a relationship. Perfect! Of course he would want the one woman he can have. All of the books in the Cold Fury Hockey series are fabulous but "Ryker" is a masterpiece as a man and as a book. He's a good person. I love how he always thinks of Gray or his children first. He doesn't make rash decisions and has his life in order. When he loves, he loves with all that he is and is willing to make sacrifices for that love that no ordinary man would choose to make. I highly recommend this book and this series. Trust me, you won't be disappointed. Received a copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed is my own.
  • 5 of 5 Ryker STARS!!!

    By RayeReviews
    5 of 5 Ryker STARS!!! I need and want A RYKER EVANS! Where may I find a magic mistletoe to conjure up a RYKER? I was happy, crying, then needed a hockey ice stick to cause some damage (well no more needs to be said; My Secret ;) Well-written compelling plot. Bennett knows how to write a humorous sex scene and have a reader laughing. Love the many deference of morals entwined into the plot. Thank you for the 101 on hockey. I'm speechless! It's 4:28 a.m. and attempting to write a review. Without reservation, I wholeheartedly recommend this brilliant, sensual, romantic hockey novel
  • Amazing

    By Day728
    The whole series is excellent!!! Just love this story of Ryker and Gray! ❤️
  • Hot & Sweet Hockey Romance!

    By Astroyic
    Loved Ryker! What a sweet, hot alpha male. This was a fast paced super steamy read and I really liked it a lot. It was told from both points of views which I Loved. Ryker and Gray have so much chemistry and I think they're great together, the pull they have on one another has that need that makes it even more passionate. Ryker is so into her and I enjoyed him opening up and being so honest and sweet. He was charming, sexy and so persistent. I loved his attitude and the power he exuded but also his gentleness and love for his daughters, and Gray. Ryker "The Brick" is in the final year of his contract and is playing the best hockey of his career with The Carolina Cold Fury. He is insanely gorgeous with a Thor like body and has even graced the cover of GQ. But he has only been with the Cold Fury for a year since he was let go by the Boston Eagles after he punched his wife's new boy toy. So he is in the process of finalizing his divorce from Hensley who cheated on him with a fellow teammate, Patric Sutter and then dumped their two young daughters Violet and Ruby on Ryker so she could follow the team to be by her new boy toy's side. Struggling at first Ryker is finally getting all of his daddy duties down. I loved the alpha maleness from him, but also how he could be so loving and protective. It was so nice to get to see the softer side of him. Grayson Brannon is the daughter and heir to the Brannon fortune and is the first female general manager of a pro-hockey team. Her father is the CEO and President of the Carolina Cod Fury. But Gray has a lot going for her besides for that, a genius IQ, and a gold and silver Olympic medals as goalie of the U.S. Women's Ice Hockey team and a life long life of hockey. She is also a beautiful, sexy woman with a smokin hot body and the face of an angel. She recruited Ryker when she was the top scout for the team and is finding herself pulled in by his eyes, hot body and charming nature. But she is his boss and any relationship with a player would be frowned upon by the League and Gray has always done what is right. So what will happen if she doesn't do the right thing? Will their chemistry be worth the price she might have to pay? You will have to read this to find out. Loved it! Highly recommended!!! Received a copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
  • Worth the wait!!

    By E1496
    Absolutely loved it! Great follow up in the series. Series is well written with great storylines but I recommend you start with the first book of the series.
  • Totally love this series!!!

    By -427-auntie-mamma_83_
    This whole entire series had me hooked from chapter 1 and this book was no different. Love every single couple and their stories!! I highly recommend this book and the rest of them