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Building Storm (Hawke Family Book 4) by Gwyn McNamee – Review by Tracy Wilkin

Building Storm: (A Hawke Family Novel) (The Hawke Family Book 4)Building Storm: (A Hawke Family Novel) by Gwyn McNamee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Building Storm is tear jerking book four in the Hawke Family series by Gwyn McNamee. I knew from the blurb for this book it was going to be an emotional one. I was not wrong at all!! I am endlessly surprised by how an author can continuously produce these stories of such high quality and content, time and time again. They have my respect and appreciation for all the work that goes into each story. You can always tell the ones that leave it all on the pages for us lucky readers to witness. I am in awe of the stunning impact these stories have on me and the memories that will stay with me while I am on this earth.

Storm knows tragedy and pain, as does Landon. They have scars so deep, there is no end to them. Intensity and strange events have them drawn to each other, but for the physical connection, nothing more. I love when they think they are fooling us. They can be in denial all they like, but they will find that peace together. I will not have it any other way! The more they fight, the more inevitable it becomes. Landon is stubborn, and does not ever give up on Storm. Storm breaks my heart with what she has endured, that all I want is her to find that much deserved happiness. The emotional turmoil was relentless, but those moments of intense passion and connecting with another, was blinding in its beauty.

Building Storm is the final story in the Hawke Family series. It was agonising to read the last word of the final chapter, but an immeasurable pleasure to have been on this journey with all these complex,crafty, flawed and entertaining characters. This series is one I will read many more times. An unforgettable series. 5 stars.

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Stone Sober (Hawke Family Book 3) by Gwyn McNamee – Review by Tracy Wilkin

Stone Sober (Hawke Family #3)Stone Sober by Gwyn McNamee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Stone Sober is book three in the Hawke Family series by Gwyn McNamee. This story centres around Storm and Nora. Can i just say the names of these characters get my heart racing just reading them. The guys names are so manly and fitting for each character so far, it just is simply unleashed talent and delivery of amazing stories. It just impresses me beyond measure.

Stone just wormed his way into my thoughts and heart and left his own unique little mark. I don’t know whether it is because i feel he had the most pressure put on him, more so self inflicted, or whether he always felt he had something to prove, but he just dragged those caring emotions out of me more than any other character. Nora was not supposed to get under his skin like she did, but cupid had other ideas. Nothing can stop true love and theirs was destiny. But they had to fight for it, and their struggle for happiness will be an ongoing one. Nora does what she has to do and her innocence is endearing and brings out every protective instinct i have. She is a character that makes you want to tuck her under your wing and shelter her from any deluge.

Gwyn McNamee provided another twisting, intriguing and unputdownable story. Their rare and deadly story was unforgettable and hard to match. A pleasure to get to know was this cast, and getting to know more is a real addiction for me. 5 stars.

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Tortured Skye (Hawke Family Book 2) by Gwyn McNamee – Review by Tracy Wilkin

Tortured Skye (Hawke Family, #2)Tortured Skye by Gwyn McNamee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Tortured Skye is book two in the Hawke Family series by Gwyn McNamee. As I expected, these stories just seem to get better, with each story as unique and perfect as the one before it. It is really hard getting back to reality after reading a Gwyn McNamee story. I read with my emotions, so these stories just get to me on a whole different level, which is rare and so precious to me. They really are the ultimate escape to paradise.

Skye and Gabe are a couple that intrigue me. Skye loved Gabe for a long time, and Gabe felt he had no business having these deeply ingrained feelings for Skye. But no one can fight the inevitable. Their attraction is deep. Their attraction erotic and endless. The way they handle their sizzling chemistry will leave you breathless. The dynamic between the two is the most arousing. Their very essence drew me in and had me a bundle of nerves, as I i never quite knew what they would throw out next. It was a gift to read their exciting and boldly dramatic tale.

The further I get into this series, the more bittersweet it is. I cannot wait to read all the stories, but at the same time, never want to reach the end. I don’t want this crazy ride to ever end. I am in a constant state of delirious joy at revealing each character and the story the have to tell. It becomes an addiction that gets satisfied but I am still endlessly curious as to what happens next. Always a pleasure reading this author’s work. 5 stars.

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Savage Collision (Hawke Family Book 1) by Gwyn McNamee – Review by Tracy Wilkin

Savage Collision (Hawke Family, #1)Savage Collision by Gwyn McNamee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Savage Collision is book one in the Hawke Family series by Gwyn McNamee. I was first introduced to this author when reading the Scandalous Slip series and was so happy I discovered her. She is a witty, descriptive and extremely talented. Savage Collision was a more serious story that instantly grabbed my attention.

Dani had sass and attitude aplenty, and Savage feels that full force of it from the very first meeting. Savage is astounded and captivated. Their story is so edgy and fraught with danger and suspense. One thing blatantly obvious is the intense attraction. The chemistry is off the charts and I was drawn tight in anticipation. The drawing magnetism that is apparent between them is its own living, breathing entity, and left me a quivering mess of emotion.

Savage Collision is an amazing introduction into the Hawke family. Dani and Savage’s journey was electric, inspiring and arousing. The secondary characters I cannot wait to get to know more of and continue this dangerously addictive series. 5 stars

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Building Storm by Gwyn McNamee – Review by Renee Ullery

Building Storm: (A Hawke Family Novel) (The Hawke Family Book 4)Building Storm: (A Hawke Family Novel) by Gwyn McNamee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Building Storm by Gwyn McNamee
Stars: 5

This is book 4 of the Hawke Family series. I have read all the other stories in this series, and this story definitely didn’t disappoint. This story was very well done. I was hooked from the first page until the very end. I really cannot wait to see what Gwyn McNamee has in store for us for future stories in this series.

In the other stories, we really didn’t get to know Storm very well. However, Storm experienced such trauma and change in such a short period of time that it would have been impossible for her to be the same. Storm is finding herself again. She stubborn, fierce, and stronger than she realizes. Now for Landon, he is extremely patient and understanding. I feel that Gwyn really wrote someone special for Storm!

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Building Storm: (A Hawke Family Novel) (Hawke Family Book 4) by Gwyn McNamee – Review by Jana Teppih

Building Storm: (A Hawke Family Novel) (The Hawke Family Book 4)Building Storm: (A Hawke Family Novel) by Gwyn McNamee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Building Storm is the conclusion of Gwyn McNamee’s Hawke Family Series AND as the writer states herself, it should NOT be read as a standalone and the series should absolutely be read in order to get the full understanding of the plots and characters and to enjoy it the fullest! I have read the series in the order and I can confirm that every story builds upon the previous one so do yourself a favour and listen to us!
Building Storm gives us Storm Hawke and Landon McCabe’s story. It is a story of profound loss and finding light in the dark when you have settled in for it to last for eternity. Their story makes you cry and rage and curse and … and it also gives us hope and once you have hope, you are able to carry on … I loved how the writer is giving us in each of the stories in the series that sibling’s story in its own rights … it would be so easy for one story to bleed into the other and …
The writer has given us a beautiful conclusion of the series and I am a bit sad to leave the Hawke family behind but I have no doubt that they might pop in suddenly in writer’s other stories as I do not believe that she will be able to leave them completely behind!

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Building Storm: (A Hawke Family Novel) (Hawke Family Series Book #4) by Gwyn McNamee – Review by Angela Hayes

Building Storm: (A Hawke Family Novel) (The Hawke Family Book 4)Building Storm: (A Hawke Family Novel) by Gwyn McNamee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

“Storm fits her. The cascading mane of jet-black hair, the cloud of darkness in her blue eyes peering out from behind the silver mask, the swirling uncertainty surrounding her, it all reminds me of a massive hurricane threatening on the horizon. And I am more than willing to let that storm crash down around me.”

 

“Sometimes a spark just needs a little fuel to ignite.”

 

Building Storm is the highly anticipated fourth book in the Hawke Family series by author extraordinaire, Gwyn McNamee. As with every book I have read of Ms. McNamee’s, I really am at a loss for words to do this story the justice it deserves and relay just how incredible this story is. I devoured this book as soon as it hit my kindle, and got so completely engrossed in it that the real world faded away, as I lost all sense of time and place. I laughed, I cried, I cursed, I swooned, and sizzled in my seat- as the story unfolded.
This book had quite a lot of stiff competition to face in the form of the other exceptional instalments in the series, and it would have been easy for this one to have been overshadowed by all the previous plots. But of course, Ms. McNamee held an ace up her sleeve with this story, and delivered a book that not only holds its own amongst greatness, but has its own stellar identity and edge. Having said that, though, this book could be read as a standalone, but as it is an important part of a series, I suggest reading all the books in their correct order to get all the backstories, character information and other relevant details- which will enhance your reading pleasure.
I won’t even touch on the storyline, as it would be too easy to give something away. But, I highly recommend this book, the entire series, and any of Ms. McNamee’s work- as you are sure to become as addicted to her stories and this series, as I am. She definitely should be on everyone’s ‘must read’ list!
Even though this is the final full-length novel in this series, I am looking forward to the short stories and spin-off that are yet to come!!
Bellissimo!!!

Thank you, Ms. McNamee!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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