Reviewed by Amber
SERIES: The Protectors #3
AUTHOR: Sloane Kennedy
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 270 pages
RELEASE DATE: June 17th, 2016
Ex Special Forces soldier Michael “Hawke” Hawkins has spent every day of the last ten years waiting for the moment he would get to watch the life fade from the eyes of the men who brutally murdered his wife, but when he finally gets the break he’s been waiting for, the trail leads him to someone he wasn’t expecting.
After nearly two years of running, 24-year-old Tate Travers has become an expert at hiding…until the day a dangerous stranger shows up looking for vengeance and threatens to destroy the fragile life Tate has managed to build for himself and his five-year-old son. Except the life Tate has been struggling to hold on to started unraveling long before Hawke showed up looking for the same men Tate has been running from…his own father and older brother.
Retribution – it’s all Hawke has wanted since the day he held his wife’s hand as she took her last breath. And he won’t give that up for anything or anyone…not even the tormented young man trying to give his little boy a better life. Because Tate is the only one who can lead Hawke to the men he’s been searching for. And if it means forcing the young man to confront the past that nearly destroyed him, then so be it.
Only the last thing Hawke expects to feel is something besides the hatred that has driven him. And he definitely never expected to feel it for a man.
But when it comes down to choosing between the unwanted feelings Tate stirs in him and the revenge he’s finally close enough to taste, will Hawke be able to give up the one thing that has kept him going for a second chance at a future he gave up on ever having?
I honestly don’t know how it is possible but this series just keeps getting better and better. Granted I thoroughly enjoyed books 1 and 2 of the series but I absolutely loved this one. I really love all the characters that this author creates. She does damaged men so damn well; your heart just breaks and bleeds for them.
Hawke has spent the past several years trying to find the men that murdered his wife. He needs revenge and justice and will stop at nothing to get it. He’s unprepared for the feelings that another man inspires in him.
Tate just wants to help Hawke then move on with his life while raising his son. He doesn’t want to be caught up in the atrocities of his past. He realizes he’s falling for Hawke the more he’s around him and he’s helpless to do anything about it.
These 2 men embark on an incredibly terrifying journey that ultimately puts them in danger but also brings them both peace and love that they weren’t expecting.
Hawke and Tate were equal parts hot and so sweet together. The way Hawke embraced his feelings made my heart so happy. I loved all the interactions between Hawke and Matty plus the addition of Ronan and Seth was perfect.
This author without a doubt has me sucked in. Great writing, characters, and story lines!! Absolutely recommend this series and Retribution; it may be my favorite!!
I can’t wait for Mavs book to come out…