Series: Cold Fury Hockey, #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.
I’m a big fan of sports romance and this series is one of my favourites. Although this is the fifth book in the series it can definitely be read as a standalone.
Hawke has done well in the NHL. When he gets transferred to the Cold Fury imagine his surprise when the girl he loved, the girl who broke his heart seven years ago walks in as a new assistant athletic trainer. She was the love of his life and she just ended it without ever explaining why. Now, he’s looking for some answers while trying to figure out what he still feels for her.
Vale was the party girl who was head over heels in love with Hawke. After not feeling well at a party she decides to break up with him without ever telling him why and she’s lived with that decision. Now that she’s forced to be in his company again she’s trying to sort out her thoughts and feelings. Obviously, it’s not as simple as just forgiving and forgetting.
I really loved Hawke and Vale. I sympathized with both of their stories. As I read I was really cheering them both on. I wanted them both to get to that place where they would just open up completely and let bygones be bygones. I loved the journey. Once of my favourite parts of the story is about a tattoo. I can’t tell you more about that. It would be spoilerish. You’ll see what I mean when you read it.
Of course, it was nice to see characters from the previous books in the series and get little tidbits of information on them. A little more Ryker would’ve been awesome 🙂
I couldn’t give this book anything less than five hot, sweet and delicious cappuccinos. I am definitely looking forward to more in this series. I just know Max’s story (I believe that’s the next one) is going to be great!
I received the ARC from the publisher through NetGalley.
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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