“Sultry summer of suspense that leads to the fall of a powerful family”
He warned me. Said hawks were dangerous birds. Their majestic beauty could blind your eyes as they picked the flesh from your bones. But even hawks have enemies. And they eventually came for the Hawthorn family. Held us hostage. Demanded retribution.
But I wasn’t a Hawthorn. No, I was just the help. Caught in the turmoil of a tragic family. I worked hard for Delsey Hawthorn. Tried to earn the respect of the reigning tyrant. Assistant. Event planner. Gardner. Chauffeur. I added it all to my resume.
And then I met Javier Hawthorn. Delsey ordered me to stay away from her grandson. But like a moth to a burning flame, I gravitated toward him. He was so different than my world. Irresistible. Charming. He brought a calmness to the chaos.
But that was before the intruders came into the house. Tied us up. Hurt us. We struggled to get away. We fought to survive. But who were the men behind the masks? Did we know them? Because someone who got this close to the family at night must be even closer during the day.
4.5 Star Review by Ashley
Holy crap! SD Hendrickson sucked me into The Hawks on the first page. Talk about a whirlwind. Sassy, emotional, dangerous, intense and a few other things too.
Set in a plush mansion, surrounded by opulence, where every small detail- down to the kind of polish used on the wood matters- Sarina is way out of her element. But her new job is just the first win. It's the stepping stone towards a better future for her and her family. A family she felt guilty over leaving to try and provide for. Talk about complicated. I loved her fight. Her grit. Her resilience. How she found herself down but never out. How in a world where there was more plotting and scheming than she could wrap her head around, she never lost sight of her dream.
It didn't hurt that she had an ally at the house in Javier. Oh my that man was downright sinful. There was something about him that was more than his charm and wealth. He was just so honest and real. And I loved the was he was with Sarina. He saw her. He got her drive and he supported her choices even when he didn't agree with them all the time. He stood beside her and let her make her own choices and sometimes, mistakes.
And on top of this budding yet secret romance is a dramatic and deadly standoff. Gah! The timeline playing back and forth, and finally catching up to the now had my heart racing and melting at the same time. I could feel the pressure and tension mounting and when it was all revealed who was behind the madness, my eyes about bulged out of my head.
Cue the slow clap because from start to finish SD Hendrickson had me hanging on every single word. I had no idea which way was up or how anything would pan out. Sarina's journey was tragic and full of loss but also laced with hope and promise and love. And even when I read the last word, with a smile on my face, I think I was still in shock of all that transpired.
About the Author
S.D. Hendrickson received a Bachelor's of Science in Journalism and Public Relations from Oklahoma State University. She is the author of The Mason List, Waiting for Wyatt, and My Lucky Days.