The Hawks by SD Hendrickson

The Hawks
by: SD Hendrickson
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Family Drama/New Adult
Release Date: July 26, 2018

“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.


I am going to save you time and tell you right now straight that this is a book that you need to have read like yesterday!

No ifs, no buts…

There is no point arguing with me on what I said.

I thought the story as a whole was truly fantastic, a true original and I cannot remember having read anything close to Hawks in recent history.

To give you more details, here instead of having a split PoV, you have a split timeline. Something happens at the beginning of the book, I will refer to it as “the event” and from there you have the timeline split. You have the timeline split each other chapter into the current timeline, vs. the timeline leading to “the event” and for them to eventually merge.

Honestly, it drove me nuts!

In the current timeline, every time I felt we got somewhere good, bam! the chapter finished and we reverted back to the other one. For me, who likes nothing more than action, the drama unfolding, stuff happening to move the story forward… well that annoyed me to no end!

However, like I said; despite me being annoyed at the interruption of the good stuff, I still loved it!

Don’t get me started about Javier and Sarina!  But, I will tell you that Delsey was the scene stealer every single time! Unpredictable, sharp, cunning… bloody brilliant, she was truly my favorite!

SD my friend you have done an outstanding job when it came to Delsey… between us, I kinda want to be her when I grow up. I already planned to be a cantankerous old biddy, but Desley is EPIC!

All caps troops!

I was torn between hating her guts for being such a b**** to admiration.

That does not happen to me very often!

The woman jumped out of the pages for me, and I did not want to put her back in.

Let’s get back to Javier and Sarina, they were truly lovely! Javier got moves and he got good lines!  Sarina is a lot more complex, do not get me wrong, they are all very complex characters, but Sarina is the one we really drill deep into and we pretty much get to know all the skeletons in her closet.

I really liked her drive and ambition, she may not be kicking asses and taking names kinda character, none the less she is amazing!

I refuse to give you any more hints and possibly spoilers, but really Hawks is amazing! I could not put it down and read it all in one go!  I am going to be very highly recommending it to you all and I do hope you love it as much as I did!

Note to Self – hunter down more books by SD Hendrickson!!!

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“I’m sorry. I wasn’t trying to upset you.” My hands cupped his cheeks. I peered into his eyes, trying to read him better as I wore my heart on the outside. “I know this is supposed to be casual. But this doesn’t feel casual to me. You are so good to me. So much more than I ever expected. The way you make me feel. I just need to know if you feel the same way. And it’s okay if you don’t. I just need to know the truth.”
Javier rested his forehead against mine. “I feel the same, Sarina.”
“You do?” The elation filled my chest and I leaned up to kiss him, but his words stopped me.
“I feel the same, but you’re not really mine. Not permanently. What right do I have to feel jealous or angry?”
“But you have every right,” I pleaded with him. “If you think we’re together.”
The emotions shifted in his eyes as he struggled with his answer. “Maybe I tried to pretend at first. That you could mean nothing. But I couldn’t. I care about you, Sarina. And in another time or place, I could see myself wanting so much more with you. But the more we feel, the harder it ends.”
“You don’t think I know that?” I whispered. “I know you will hurt me. Eventually.”
“But I don’t want to hurt you. So I have to ask you this. Do you want to stop now before this gets more serious? Before it hurts more?”
“No,” I gushed. I didn’t even hesitate. The idea of him pulling away sent a panic through me. I didn’t care about the heartbreak that would come later when he left me. I needed him in my life right now. “I don’t want to stop seeing you.”





Author Bio

SD 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.


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