Craving Hawk by Nicole Jacquelyn
Series: The Aces' Sons #3
Also in this series: Craving Trix, Craving Molly, Craving Lily
Published by Self-published on July 30, 2016
Genres: Biker / MC
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Tommy Hawthorne thought Heather Collins was sexy. It didn’t matter what color her hair was or how many piercings she added to her face. She just did it for him.
Unfortunately, when they were kids she only had eyes for his baby brother, and when Mick died, Tommy lost all contact with Heather.
A few years later, they’re thrown together when the Aces and Eights Motorcycle Club goes on lockdown.
Tommy isn’t the cocky boy Heather remembered. He’s angry with the world, and he can’t seem to harness his rage or the nightmares that wake him up in a cold sweat every night.
But one thing hasn’t changed.
He still wants Heather.
It didn’t matter how many times I read the name Hawk, I immediately visualised a male bad-ass character. Hawk is in fact Heather’s nickname given to her by Rebel, Molly’s daughter when she was little. It stuck and I think it’s awesome given the history, but I can’t believe the number of times I had to switch the tone of the voice in my head when Heather was referred to as Hawk LOL.
Heather and Tommy’s relationship started off on shaky ground. It was convenient for them to get together because of the need to keep information only they are privy to away from not only the law, but also the club. Complicating things even further was the fact that some, assuming Heather had been his girlfriend, believed their being a couple was disrespectful to Tommy’s deceased brother Tricky but as readers we were privy to the truth and as such their being together always felt right.
The forbidden aspect fed right into my love of angst. I loved the sass Heather gave Tommy’s father, Grease, and the confidence she exuded when delivering her attitude. She needed every ounce of her strength to stand by Tommy and his short temper.
Tommy has a lot of pent up rage inside of him. The majority of the time he has it locked down tight, but when it surfaces it is consuming. Surviving the horrific carnage the club suffered is something Tommy still struggles with. He learns to deal with his demons but in doing so he does it tough.
I loved how Heather goes from being an outsider to feeling an accepted part of the club. Her wanting to maintain her individuality while not offending others was entertaining. Heather won me over with the diplomatic way she met the other old ladies half way when they took her out clothes shopping. You don’t realise how much so until she reveals all to Tommy afterwards!
Each book in this series leaves me craving more time with each character and excited to have another book to dive straight into. The epilogue in this book left me wanting more time with Heather and Tommy being together. Fortunately the series is all about family time, so I will be bound to get time with them in future books.
I am so grateful for the challenge read I took on this year that has spurred me on to get back into the Aces’ Sons series. Having multiple series on the go at the same time makes keeping up with each new release a juggling act at times. The upside is that I have been able to read two books in a row from this series that I have thoroughly enjoyed! Now I’m about to dive straight into the next book, Craving Lily 🙂
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