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.
Hawke is a standalone and is part of the Cold Fury Hockey series. This is the first book in the series I have read. I am a newbie Sawyer Bennett fan, I know, slap me now. I don’t k now why I waited so long to start this series. I can tell you this, I will start with first book now that I have had a glimpse of the Hockey men. This is Hawke and Vale’s story.
I really liked Hawke and Vale’s story because it’s about second chances and I like that they had a deep history. Something happened seven years ago and Hawke and Vale broke up. They had a crazy romance. Its years later and they are seeing each other for the first time.
The book starts with Vale upset breaking up with Hawke. We don’t know why, but it’s enough for her to cut ties to from her lover. As much as I don’t like a “secret” throughout the book, Vale’s reasoning for breaking up with Hawke isn’t the focal point of the book. I really liked Vale, despite her not letting us know why she broke up with Hawke. So, its seven years later, she has a sick dad and she moved to be closer to a medical study. She also landed a job an assistant athletic trainer on the same team as Hawke.
Vale is a strong and independent woman. She of course still has lingering feelings for Hawke. When Hawke realizes Vale is back in his life he’s taken aback and he wants answers. As he should, so do I. He questions Vale why she left him, but something always happens that prevents him from getting his answers. Afterwards they just focus on working together.
Hawke is a good man. He loves what he does, but he has never fully gotten over Vale. He wants her, but he also guards his heart fiercely. The dynamics between Vale and Hawke was good with mild tension and mild angst. My kind of book. I liked that Hawke knew Vale’s dad and used him to get closer to Vale. Vale even has a boyfriend. I know, so that added a little something to the story as well.
If you are a fan of the series or like a Hockey theme book, then this one is for you.
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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, the Last Call Series and the Wicked Horse Series. She also writes the Cold Fury Series for Random House.