Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Review Tour: Hawke (Cold Fury Hockey #5) by Sawyer Bennett

Cold Fury Hockey #5

Sawyer Bennett

Mar. 15, 2016

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GR's Summary:

The Carolina Cold Fury hockey team proves that love is a power play. As Sawyer Bennett’s New York Times bestselling series continues, the league’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. 

Cold Fury Hockey Series:
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Lindy's Thoughts:

I am a huge fan of the Cold Fury Hockey Series by Sawyer Bennett.  Each of these books have been sexy, romantic, emotional, entertaining, and fast-paced.  Hawke is the newest release in this series, and was just as great as all of the previous books.  One thing that I really love about this series is the strong thread of friendship and camaraderie between all of the hockey players and their significant others.  When one of the players books comes to an end, it's a great feeling knowing that their story is not finished, and will continue in future installments of the series as secondary characters. 

Hawke Therrien has just joined the Carolina Cold Fury Hockey Team.  He is excited to be a part of the talented team that took home the cup last season, and he hopes to be a part of the next championship.  However, as Hawke attends the first meeting of the season, he is shocked when he learns that his one and only ex-girlfriend, Vale Campbell, has just been hired on as a new assistant athletic trainer to his team.

Things ended between Hake and Vale on a bitter note, when she dumped him seven years ago with no explanation.  She told Hawke she didn't love him anymore, and broke his heart.  Since then, he has put her out of his mind, and does not engage in relationships.  Seeing her again brings up animosity, anger, and unresolved questions.  

Vale tried to rectify her mistake all those years ago, by reaching out to Hawke, but he never returned any of her phone calls.  Though these two have moved forward in their lives, there's no denying the attraction, connection, and feelings that never went away.  Is this their second chance at love?  Or, will fear of heartbreak keep them from realizing that they were meant to be?

Hawke and Vale's story really touched my heart.  I love stories about second chances, and was rooting for these two to figure things out from the beginning.  Ms. Bennett gave us two very realistic and flawed, but likeable characters.  We got a glimpse in to their past together, and saw how they were when they were young, immature, and rash.  Seven years did these two a lot of good, but they still had a lot of baggage and poor communication problems to work through.

I loved Vale's dad, Dave.  He had a pretty large role in the story, and was a big reason Hawke and Vale were put in to each other's lives.  Dave was a sweet, caring, courageous, and loving man.  He really made an impression on me in their story, and I could tell that he knew Hawke and Vale were meant to be.

Hawke and Vale's story was romantic, full of angst, passionate, and pleasurable to read about.  I didn't want their journey to end, and am looking forward to hearing more about them in future player's installments.

My Rating:

I give, Hawke, by Sawyer Bennett, 4 Tethering of Two Souls, Emotional Journey, No-Holds-Barred Passion Filled Stars!!!

Mikki's Review:

I am a huge hockey fan. When I discovered Sawyer Bennett's Cold Fury Hockey Series, I was in hockey heaven!!! From the moment I read Alex, which is the first installment of this series, I knew that this was going to be a series that I would love and reread many times. Hawke, which is the fifth installment of this hockey series did not disappoint. With the playoffs just around the corner, you will want to add this series to your TBR list. It will get your heart racing and get you ready to cheer even harder for the team you love.

I really liked this second chance romance. Vale and Hawke had a beautiful chemistry that captivated me. You could feel that even though these two had shared many beautiful moments in the past, they were hesitant to give their love another chance. Even if many years had passed, their chemistry was still strong. Every time they would be in the same room sparks would fly. The first meeting of the season turns out to me a memorable one for Hawke. Never in his wildest dreams did he expect his ex-gilfriend that broke his heart to working for his new team. 

As days go by, Vale and Hawke become closer. They start this new journey has friends, but old feelings come knocking on the door soon enough. They never did stop loving each other. The problem is that Hawke was really hurt by Vale and it's hard for him to forgive and forget. Vale and Hawke have important decisions to make if they want their relationship to work. Will they be able to forget about the past and take a step towards a future together?

Vale was a strong character and my heart broke for her when her secret was revealed. I understood why she made that decision. I might not agree with how she broke things off with Hawke, but I was happy to see that taking a step back made her become the person that she is today. What I really liked about Hawke is that he was honest with his feelings. The moment Vale entered his life again, he was a mess of emotions. He wanted her, but he was still mad at her for what she had done to their relationship. It took him a long time to trust her again and that made the story feel even more real.  This was a healing journey for Vale and Hawke. A journey that might have started off on the rocky side, but ended in the most heartwarming way.

I was so happy to reunite with the past characters of this series. I love them all to pieces and I keep on cheering for them. Every single addition to this series makes me fall even more in love with them. Vale's dad was such a sweetheart! He was a great supporting character and the moments that he shared with Vale and Hawke are special. Max is getting his story next. I can't freakin' wait!!!

My Rating:

I give, Hawke, by Sawyer Bennett, 4 healing, passionate, emotional, second chance at love stars!

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About Sawyer Bennett:

USA Today and New York Times Best-Selling 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 three 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. She will be releasing her third book in the Cold Fury Hockey Series with Random House Loveswept, June 2015.

1 comment:

  1. I love a second chance romance, too. Glad you both enjoyed this one.


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