Blog Tour and Review: Hawke

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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Huge fan of this author and her hot Cold Fury Hockey team! Hawke is Book #5 in the series. This book follows a new player to the Cold Fury team, Hawke Therrien. He has moved up the ranks and is playing at an elite level in the NHL. 

He left behind a broken heart and the love of his life when he left for the majors. Not by his choice. Lo and behold, he gets picked up by the Cold Fury and in walks their new trainer, Vale, the only girl to make his heart long for more. 

What I loved about this story: 
1. We take a bit of a side trip away from the close knit friends we have come to love in the series. Hawke is the new guy and trying to fit in. Vale is also new and is hiding some major secrets. Nice to see some history on these two done with flashback. 

2. The sense of family and belonging is so strong. We get to see that family is who we accept into our lives not just those born of our DNA. Hawke has some serious history with not only Vale but her father. They both have helped make him the man that he is. 

3. We cannot choose who we love--it happens to us. Time, distance and broken promises kept Hawke and Vale apart, but the heart knows what it wants and it sometimes goes against what our head says is the right thing to do. 

Continue to love where this series is going. Always wonderful to see previous couples show up in the next books. Looking forward to more from Sawyer! 

** ARC provided by Netgalley


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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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