Hawke (Men of Syn Book 1) By Anise Storm. This book was everything I was looking for and more. This is a new to me author and boy am I excited to find her. While there is some issues written about that some might have trouble reading I believe the author does a wonderful job of writing those things. The characters are beautifully flawed and relatable each with a story that needs to be heard. I love a book in multiple POV because it really builds the story in a fuller picture allowing readers to get different angles of characters. It’s well written and paced nicely never feeling rushed or lacking. I won’t be forgetting this story anytime soon that’s for sure. And I’ll definitely be looking for more by this author. I’m giving this story a five star review and highly recommend it. Can’t wait to see where the author takes readers next.
Hawke (Men of Syn Series Book 1)
By Anise Storm
Hawke by Anise Storm is the first installment of the Men of Syn Series. Charlotte Maxwell is a party planner and owner of Platinum Dreams. While on an appointment for a potential new client for a club opening, she realizes that she know who her client is. Nathanial Hawkins (Hawke) is a dominant and broken individual who has been through hell and back. He is a BDSM club owner and is opening a new club in Denver. He has hired Charlotte’s company to plan the club opening when he comes to terms as to who Charlotte is and what she did on their first encounter in his other club. There is trouble on the horizon for Charlotte, will Hawke set his pride aside and help Charlotte to safety? This story is very steamy and has some scenes that may have triggers for some. I was hooked and intrigued in this book from the very beginning and could not put my Kindle down. The story is told several point of views and keeps you entertained until the end. I highly recommend this book and look forward to reading the next book in the series.
What a refreshing book! I haven’t read a story like this in a long time and I very much welcomed it. Hawke is the first book in the Men of Syn series by Anise Storm. Syn is a new BDSM club that has opened up and Nathaniel “Hawke” Hawkins is the owner. Charlotte is the party planner that is going to be throwing the Masquerade party for the Grand Opening. The moment she meets Hawke she is very drawn to him in the sense that there is something very familiar about him. Until she realizes what why that is, which is a complete shock to her and mostly to him! This book is mostly about both of them trying to stay away from each other but there is a pull that they can’t seem to fight. Hawke has a past that stops him at every turn. There is so much depth in this book but so much sexiness too. I truly loved the authors writing style and I truly can’t wait for the next book to come out!
Review by @vegasdaisie
A great read about the past. Hawke is trying to get a his new nightclub set up in the local area. To make sure it has the best and biggest opening night, he hires a party planner company to help him out. But it comes with a face from his past with Charlotte Maxwell. Can he overcome his past or will it overshadow his future?
A great read. Well developed plot. Well developed characters like Hawke trying to build his business despite his feelings or Charlotte standing up for herself but vulnerable underneath.
I loved the visual detail throughout the novel like in Hawke’s office with the desk and chair all organised and a sense of control. Or the weather with its snow and slush and ice cold wild and untamable for a wonderful sense of contrast.
The switch of perspectives worked well to display both sides of the story and was easy to follow with names in the chapter titles. The flashbacks and or memories were written well and didn’t disrupt with the narrative of the present.The only issue I would raise is that there were lots of long sentences making it hard to read and causing repetition in a lot of places. If this was reduced, it would make for an excellent read. Overall, a great read and I would give it four stars.
Anise Storm has given us an amazing read with, Hawke (Men of Syn Book One), This Erotica thriller held me from page one and until the very end which I was able to read in one sitting. Charlotte is a party planner and right away something seems familiar about her new client and it doesn’t take long for her to remember just who he is. Hawke was the Dominant who scared her just one year ago. Hawke, haunted by his past knows that Charlotte is off limits to someone like him. When she sees and feels the passion they have together, she will stop at nothing to show him just what they have together. Before long, Hawke will have to ask himself, can he put the past behind him and save what and who is future is taken away?
It’s been a while since I read a story with a hot and sexy dominant as the main character but I definitely got it in Hawke!! I was captivated by this book from the very beginning until the end. The storyline was extremely well thought out and flowed beautifully. I loved Charlotte and Hawke and the depth that their relationship grew to, I loved everything about them. There were some good twists and turns in the story and I really felt like I knew the characters well. The BDSM part of the story is pretty hard core and whilst personally I’m not one for this lifestyle it is only a story at the end of the day and the author did do an amazing job when writing the scenes. There are also some other more sensitive topics and triggers in the story and I have to say I only have praise for the author and the way in which this book is written. I think it is probably one of the best books that I have read so far this year.
This is the first book that I have read by this author and I absolutely will be reading more from her – I was hooked from the moment I read the blurb and I cannot recommend it enough to other readers!
Hawke (Men of Syn Book 1) by Anise Storm is an erotic thriller with some BDSM themes. This story immediately delves into the suspenseful elements that make this an engaging story. Hawke focuses around Charlotte (the party planner) and Hawke (the client in need of Charlotte’s services). Once these two characters meet, the chemistry is off the charts despite either ones’ choice. Hawke is the epitome of a take charge male and he is not afraid to weld that at his desire. Charlotte is an independent woman who wants who own mark on the world separate from her family. The combination of these two is amazing. Then the author adds in some drama and suspense to add more dynamic and spin on the story. You’ll be kept on your toes as you go on this ride, hold on tight and enjoy!
Reviewed by @hbahm
Holy Mary Mother of God, this was one hot and steamy read! Where have you been Anise Storm?? I apparently have been missing out for quite awhile one some fantastic writing by the hands of Anise Storm and after devouring Hawke, my only solace is that I can recover my book hangover in the pages of the books that she has previously published that I have missed while waiting for the next book to come in the Men of Syn series. If you are new like myself to Anise Storm I believe you have picked the perfect introduction to her writing. This novel has it all. I was pulled in from the very first chapter and captivated till the very last page, often finding myself slowing my pace on purpose to draw in out as long as I could.
Everything is really set up for us in Hawke, where we in fact meet Nathaniel Hawkins, more commonly referred to as Hawke. He is one difficult man to say the least, not saying he doesn’t have his reasons or demons for being that way. I felt for him and everything has its place but this man will make you want to smack him and love him all at the same time. He is balanced rather nicely with the strong and smart Charlotte. These two have a second meeting like no other that will lead to some amazing reading! Throw in a crazy serial killer and hot BDSM scenes and you have the recipe for a wonderful novel. I absolutely couldn’t put this down! I can’t wait to find out what will come next from the Men of Syn! Thanks so much for the fantastic read Ms. Storm!
What a book! And what an incredible introduction to this author. Anise Storm has definitely made an impact and I will be looking to read any of her reads.
This book was everything and more, it was hot & steamy, it had suspense it had me on the edge of my seat, and totally and utterly intrigued and engaged to the story from start till finish. It was a book that really makes you think and a book that sticks with you, it does take some darker turns, but ultimately its what makes this story and its characters.
The characters Hawke & Charlotte were real, relatable and they had a depth to them, but can they overcome their personal battles in order to move forward and finally get a HEA?
This is a book I highly recommend reading and I can’t wait to see what else is to come from this author.
Reviewed by @tillytillzz
Hawke (Men of Syn Book 1) by Anise Storm is a dark and intriguing erotic romance story that is set around a BDSM club, SYN. This sexy and thrilling read is well written and Anise’s descriptive writing makes it easy to image this dark and enticing world and what the characters have been through to make them what they are today. There is also a murderer on the loose and anyone could be his next victim.
The very mysterious Hawke is as arrogant and magnetic as he is broken. The life he was made to live make him the closed off and cold hearted man he is today. My heart literally broke for this beautiful monster of a man who had never known love, only ever abuse. Can he battle his demons before it is too late to save the one he loves?
Charlotte is a smart and independent business woman who is sassy and fierce and knows what she wants. When she learns the man who is going to be her employer for an event is the same man who literally left her hanging makes for a steamy, sizzling and heartbreaking time.
If you enjoy a little titillating, erotic read with a little darkness then this is for you. I cannot wait for more Men of Syn.
Reviewed by @jennadb