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.
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I love me some hockey books! For some reason, it is my favorite sport to read about. I have no interest in hockey in the real world, but fictional hockey is my jam ;) Hawke is book five in Sawyer Bennett’s Cold Fury series, but can be read as a standalone. I’ve enjoyed all the books in this series, and though this wasn’t my favorite, it was still a great read!
Unlike the rest of the series, this book is a second chance romance. Hawke and Vale dated through some of high school and college. Something big happened that caused Vale to break things off with Hawke. The big issue here- Hawke has no clue what it was. Either way, seven years have past and Hawke, a pro hockey player, gets transferred to Cold Fury. He is happy about that change. Then he finds out that Vale has just started with the coaching staff. Things get a little complicated from there…
Vale’s father is sick and she has to be with him. He is where he can get the best treatment. The Cold Fury is the best place for her right now. She had no idea Hawke would be there. Now that she’s seen him again, all those feelings come rushing back. It’s not just her, though, Hawke feels it too. As much as they both try to fight it there is something still there. Something between them.
As any second chance romance, there is usually a strong connection from the start, BUT things are always a little more complicated. Every couple breaks up for a reason. So finding out that reason, working through it, and gaining back trust are the real obstacles here.
I liked Hawke a lot. I loved his relationship with Vale’s dad. Some of my favorite parts were the two of them bonding together. Vale irked me at times, but I also admired her for all she was willing to do and sacrifice for her father. It took her a while to come around, but once she did the chemistry and steaminess between she and Hawke was spot on!
If you're in the mood for a second chance sports romance that is short, sexy and sweet- definitely pick this one up! I love Sawyer Bennett’s writing and I can’t wait for this series to continue with Max.
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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