GENRE: Contemporary Romance
The last thing I expect when I walk into The Hawkeye Club is to fall head over heels in lust. It’s supposed to be a rescue mission. I have to get my baby sister off the pole, into some clothes, and out of the grasp of the pussy peddler who somehow manipulated her into stripping. But the moment I see Savage Hawke and verbally spar with him, my ability to remain rational flies out the window and my libido takes center stage. I’ve never wanted a relationship—my time is better spent focusing on taking down the scum running this city—but what I want and what I need are apparently two different things.
Danika Eriksson storms into my office in her high heels and on her high horse. Her holier-than-thou attitude and accusations should offend me, but instead, I can’t get her out of my head or my heart. Her incomparable drive, take-no-prisoners attitude, and blatant honesty captivate me and hold me prisoner. I should steer clear, but my self-preservation instinct is apparently dead—which is exactly what our relationship will be once she knows everything. It’s only a matter of time.
The truth doesn’t always set you free. Sometimes, it just royally screws you.
I’ve got mixed feelings about this book, while there were plenty of unexpected twists, suspense, secrets and kept me on the edge of my seat, it didn’t have the spark I needed to give it 5 stars. Don’t get me wrong…there were definitely surprises and not just one or two, so I kept reading and enjoyed it. I loved the way savage was written and the Hawke family was intriguing. I’m glad to see there will be more from the series. Danika was strong and determined and at the same time a bit unwise. I also really liked Gabe and could see him getting his own story. I really like their story and I think with a bit of editing I could give it 5 stars.
There is a twist at 20% that just rocked my world….it was a “WOW, I didn’t see that coming” moment. At the same time I wasn’t able to get into the whole bedroom struggles thing….I guess I didn’t see how the secrets Savage had would manifest themselves that way so I lost the connection to the characters through that part.
Overall, I enjoyed the story of Savage and Dani and really look forward to more from the Hawke family.
I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Reviewed by Sharon
LLEP Review Team
Gwyn McNamee is an attorney, writer, wife, and mother (to one human baby and two fur babies). Originally from the Midwest, Gwyn relocated to her husband’s home town of Las Vegas in 2015 and is enjoying her respite from the cold and snow. Gwyn has been writing down her crazy stories and ideas for years and finally decided to share them with the world. She loves to write stories with a bit of suspense and action mingled with romance and heat.
When she isn’t either writing or voraciously devouring any books she can get her hands on, Gwyn is busy adding to her tattoo collection, golfing, and stirring up trouble with her perfect mix of sweetness and sarcasm (usually while wearing heels). An admitted shoe whore, Gwyn’s closet rivals Carrie Bradshaw’s and is constantly expanding.
Gwyn’s debut novel, Savage Collision, the first book in The Hawke Family Series, releases September 1, 2016.