Title: Hawke (Cold Fury, Book #5)
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Release Date: March 15, 2016
The New York Times bestselling hockey series featuring the Carolina Cold Fury continues as the team’s most notorious party animal gets blindsided by the one that got away.
Off the ice, elite defenseman Hawke Therrien enjoys his fair share of booze and good times. And why shouldn’t he? He’s worked his way up from the minor leagues and made himself a star. The only thing Hawke misses from that life is the pierced, tattooed free spirit who broke his heart without so much as an explanation. She’s almost unrecognizable when she walks back into his life seven years later—except for the look in her eyes that feels like a punch to the gut.
Vale Campbell isn’t the same girl she was at twenty. As crazy as she was about Hawke, her reckless behavior and out-of-control drinking were starting to scare her. She had to clean up her act, and that would never happen with Hawke around. Cutting him loose was the hardest thing Vale ever had to do—until now. Because she’s still crazy about Hawke. And if he could ever learn to forgive her, they just might have a future together.
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25775928-hawke
Every once in a while you read a book that just feels perfect. It’s exactly what you’re looking for at exactly the right time and it just ticks all your boxes and gives you that warm satisfied sense of peace. I don’t know if I was jonesing for a GREAT sports book or a WONDERFUL romance or an AMAZING new book boyfriend…..but I definitely got all three.
I’ve read all of the Cold Fury books and I’ve enjoyed them all, but let’s be honest…we all have our favorites. I have friends who love Alex and others who love Garrett and one or two that fell for Ryker. But mine has always been Zack, then again I’m a sucker for a little heartbreak (OK a lot of heartbreak in that one). This book however…this one really made me question my loyalty to poor Zack because Hawke is freaking amazing. I simply adored him. I loved how he handles things, I loved who he is as a man, I loved his sense of humor….I just LOVED him. I have to admit, I was skeptical about them bringing in a brand new Cold Fury player, but I can acknowledge when I’m wrong. I was SO wrong.
Vale is a pretty awesome character too. She’s strong and determined and independent. I completely understood and believed her struggle to be a grown up, to do the right thing and to navigate her way through a lot of confusing and upsetting thing that have been thrown her way. There were times I wanted to grab her shoulders and shake her and times I wanted to cry for her and tell her it was going to be ok.
God, I just can’t get enough of good second chance romances and this is one of my favorites. This book is just so heartfelt, at times both incredibly sad and remarkable uplifting. I have never wanted to believe in true love and meant to be more. Sawyer Bennett just got everything right in this one.
About the Author:
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Sawyer Bennett is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. Her husband works for a Fortune 100 company which lets him fly all over the world while she stays at home with their daughter and two big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn’t have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.
Sawyer is the author of several contemporary romances including the popular Off Series, the Legal Affairs Series and the Last Call Series.
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