By: Sawyer Bennett
Series: Cold Fury Hockey #5
My Copy: Ebook from Netgalley.com
The BookWhisperer's Rating:
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.
I ended this book softly whispering, “yes, please” over and over again. As if the repetition of the words would somehow turn Hawke into a live human being and at my door. So I guess you can say based on my repetitive whispering that I loved this book.
I will admit that every Cold Fury book has held a special place in my heart because each are wonderfully written with strong characters, intense love, and beautiful moments. Hawke was no exception.
Wow, the way Sawyer laid this book out was extremely cleaver and sucked me right in. Making Hawke and Vale a blast from the past that is now thrown together under the management of Cold Fury heated some things up. As a reader, you get these intriguing chapters of the past when Hawke and Vale were young and in love and then the rug gets pulled out from under you when the breakup comes and you don’t know why. Having this mystery hang over your head is enough to drive you crazy…and when you finally find out…it’s a doozy!
Their story is beautifully written so that you feel every piece of bitterness and every ounce of love in each page and deep down in your soul you know that they are meant to be together forever – if both of them just realize it before the opportunity passes.