Hawke by Sawyer Bennett
Series: Cold Fury Hockey #5
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: March 15, 2016
Format: eARC, 275 pages
How I got it: NetGalley
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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.
As soon as I read the blurb for Hawke, I was intrigued and began looking forward to this book. Y’all know I love a good second chance romance, so it shouldn’t be any surprise that I was interested in this one. Sawyer Bennett’s writing and a reuniting of past love – all with a side of hockey? Hell yes. The first chapter hooked me. I was as clueless as Hawke when it came to Vale’s actions. I mean, sure, he was a bit of a jerk… but to elicit that type of response? I knew there was more to the story… and I couldn’t wait to find out what it was. We don’t spend a lot of time in the past with these two, but it was enough to set the stage for their present day situation.
Watching present day Hawke and Vale balance their past with their lives now was really interesting to me. Since the reader gets both of their POV, you know the feelings are still there. There’s some guilt and hurt. There’s obviously something else happening and it takes awhile for us – and Hawke – to get the full story. The whole time I just kept hoping they could find a way back to each other. When they were younger they were borderline toxic for each other. They’ve matured nicely since they were last in each other’s lives and I felt like they could be good for each other now. They had great chemistry and shared very real feelings. As you would expect, the sexy times were pretty darn hot, too.
If you’re a fan of sports romance – or even just romance in general – and you’re NOT reading Sawyer Bennett’s Cold Fury Hockey series, you’re totally missing out. Each of the books in this series have brought a new couple to love and cheer for, while still giving the occasional glimpse at past favorites. I’ve loved all of them in their own way.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.
I can’t imagine what could turn red-hot passion and love into a fucking iceberg within her. Still the greatest mystery I’ll ever be faced with.
I understand now how the young heart and mind fails to see reality and prefers to live inside a false sense of security all in the name of true love.
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