March 24, 2016

Review - Hawke by Sawyer Bennett


Title: Hawke (Cold Fury, Book #5) 
Author: Sawyer Bennett 
Release Date: March 15, 2016

Synopsis: 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.


My 5 Star Review

I absolutely love the Cold Fury series. I became a fan of these hockey players a long time ago and anxiously look forward to every release. Each book features a different couple and can be read as standalone. 

Hawke is new to the Fury this season, but is happy to be playing with some of his hockey buddies. That is until the first day when he meets the new athletic trainer, Vale Campbell, the one that got away. 

I love how Sawyer told this story. The beginning shows Hawke and Vale years prior when they were dating, so by the time we meet Vale the reader knows their connection. Then throughout the story little flashbacks reveal more of their past. 

Hawke is used to playing by his own rules and focusing on his one love, hockey. He wasn’t always this way, he used to be completely devoted to Vale. When she up and ended things the night before he left for the big leagues, he changed. Since then he embraces his single, playboy status, but once Vale is back in his life he needs answers.

I truly liked Vale she doesn’t play games and when she enters Hawke’s life she is up front and honest. I loved how Hawk and Vale reconnected. I felt they were perfect for each other. I am not a huge fan of second chance romances, this isn’t a secret, but I did love Hawke. I loved that things didn’t drag and were resolved quickly. I wish some minor things had been different, but I did love the expected surprises. 

If you are a fan of this series, then this is a must read. If you haven’t started them yet I highly recommend jumping into this fun, sexy, sports romance series.

ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review. 


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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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