Cold Fury, Book #5
by 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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I hate to say it after the previous stories in this series but I only mostly liked this one. It’s really a couple of personal dislikes that did it – there is too much dancing around at what caused Vale to break it off with Hawke (even though we can figure it out within about 3 seconds, it isn’t stated until well into the story) and once again if they’d had some real conversations then most of the trouble could have been avoided. (I’m a little worried about their future because if this is how they handle their problems I’m not sure how they are going to deal with anything new that comes up 🙂 )
Bennett’s writing is good, as always, so it is easy to find yourself turning pages, and the characters are very interesting (outside of their communication issues), plus we get a little hint at a future story which always makes me happy. Soooo …. overall I’m going to go with good but not great, especially given what I’ve seen in this series so far. Since most likely it is just personal bias you should pick it up and give it a shot yourself – it’s getting lovely reviews on Goodreads and Amazon, so it may just be me 🙂 And I’ll definitely be reading whatever comes next because I know that Bennett has some skills with a pen!
(Oh, and it can stand on its own so don’t worry if this is where you want to start.)
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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