Hawk : Burnout

  • by Dahlia West
  • Narrated by Mason Lloyd
  • Series: Burnout
  • 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Hawk Red Cloud lives by his own set of rules: Don't let them share the saddle, don't bring them home, and never spend the night. So far he's managed to avoid commitment like the plague.
Tildy Fletcher's parents set rules for her. She would never think of breaking them; she knows all too well what would happen if she did.
Hawk and Tildy are from two different worlds, but there's no denying the attraction between them. The rules are designed to keep them apart. Will they be willing to break them for a chance at true love?
Contains mature themes.

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SADLY THIS SERIES HAS FIZZLED & BURNT OUT FOR ME

Writing a review for a book that's just been an 'ok' lukewarm listen is so difficult - there were parts I liked and parts I didn't.... but sadly, there were no parts that wowed me. Hawk is a handsome 'one an done' alpha Sioux hero and he's happy that way until a tiny naive virgin called Tildy slowly penetrates his carefully erected walls. Tildy comes from wealth and arranged marriages and never questioned, disrespected or broke any of the rules or demands that her controlling parents forced on her... it was just the expected way of things. However, when her path crossed with Hawk's and her cherished talisman broke, Tildy was speechless and in awe as she saw it as a sign that she was going to marry this huge handsome drool-worthy man. But Hawk wasn't then, or ever was going to be, on or in the market for love.

So, chapter after chapter, Hawk pushes Tildy away and she became a bit of a pitiful character as the group of ex Rangers/best buds would talk and sympathize with Hawk over her misguided assumptions. But that all changed when Tildy started to be hurt, threatened and eventually kidnapped because everyone could clearly see that Hawk really cared.... well everyone except Hawk of course who continued to 'friend zone her'. Tildy went on with her life... following orders, getting engaged to a man who really didn't care and being the dutiful daughter... but she dreamt, hoped for more and grasped what she could.

It was hard to squeeze any romance out of this listen when the Hero was always shunning the Heroine - oh it was obvious he cared but just not enough to change or do anything about it. Even when they did eventually 'get it on' it was him doing her this huge favor... and still he coldly turned his back away from her. There was also a time when Hawk tried to forget Tildy which really didn't sit well with me and he sank even further down my mental list of hot heroes.... before slipping off it completely. The last few chapters is where all the acceptance, claiming and HEA's are.... but sadly by this time I really wasn't bothered whether they got together or not. Dual POV's and the narration was good.

Worth a credit? Who knows why books are praised by some and dismissed by others.... so all I can say is that unfortunately this listen, and it's characters, just didn't captivate me, wow me or give me that warm satisfied feeling as others have. This series started off so well and with lots of potential but now, after this and the previous book, I realize that the Burnout series is sadly not the right fit for me... but we're all different and you may see gold where I only see bronze.
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- CAROLYN "I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again"

Great third book -- A Great Story of Opposites

Matilda (Tilde) is a great character. In this story, Tilde is a daughter of rich abusive parents. She runs into Hawk and then the attraction sparks fly. This is a classic romance story. A welcome return to the first novel general themes. This novel will appeal to classic romance followers who like a redemption story.

I like the way West writes. She has a tendency to go over the top on occasion, but she has reigned herself in this novel. Looking back, I say listen to novel one, listen to the first two hours of two and the last hour of two and then listen to this one.
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- G. House Sr. "I am an avid listener. I listen between 75-100 hours per month on my iPhone: 60% fiction to 40% non-fiction."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-19-2016
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio