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
I have read every Cold Fury book and I am a huge fan of the series, but I was racking my brain trying to remember who Hawke was. As soon as I started reading I found out that he was recently traded to the team and I didn’t feel like I was losing my mind anymore. I really liked that we got some “new blood” to the dynamic of the group. The group interactions and Hawke’s role as an outsider in the group was a refreshing addition to the series.
Another new addition to the Cold Fury team is Vale the new assistant trainer. We find out pretty quickly that Hawke and Vale have a history together and the rest of the guys notice it too. Vale broke it off with Hawke when he went pro and they never spoke again. To be honest this bothered me. They both acted a little childish about the entire thing. She wouldn’t talk to him so he cut her completely out of his life. I’m not sure why this bothered me so much but it did. Admittedly I spent a portion of the book confused as to why this happened and it prevented me from getting too involved in with the characters, although I had my suspicions…
They extended an olive branch and became a strange version of friends, but it allowed him to reconnect with his old mentor and friend, Vale’s dad, Dave. This puts them back in close proximity and all of their old feelings return. The book really picks up here, but there are further misunderstandings and running away from feelings. All in all this one and I did not click in the way that the other books have. It was a nice, swoony, steamy read, but it was not my favorite of the series. Recommended if you want a second chance sports romance with some drama and angst.
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.
Connect with Sawyer:
Sign up for Sawyer’s newsletter:http://sawyerbennett.com/signup/