Kaden (The Hawks #0) by Jennie Lynn Roberts

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He has to leave. He can’t take her with him. And he needs to go now.

Kaden has always kept his true feelings for Ava hidden—he couldn’t give her hope when he knew there was none. He must walk away even if it breaks her heart and destroys him and his beast.

Ava can’t let losing Kaden stop her; she has patients to care for and a secret of her own hiding in the icy northern mountains. But there’s danger on those lonely slopes—danger that could cost them far more than broken hearts.

Will Kaden walk away like he’s always planned? Or will he risk everything for a happily ever after with Ava—and trust her to save him back when the time comes?

Kaden is a prequel novella set six generations before the events in The Hawks series. It’s a hundred page (fully resolved!) sexy, steamy, adult fantasy romance with a guaranteed happy ever after.

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5 out of 5 (exceptional)

KADEN is the prequel novella to The Hawks series in which you learn where the Mabin and Tarasque people come from. As the author's note says, it is also a "sexy fantasy romance with plenty of adventure, a courageous heroine, and a brooding hero." I ask you -- do is get better than that?

Kaden has kept his secret for years, knowing it is not safe for him to share. He has grown up alongside Ava and his beast loves her. Fearing for her safety if he reveals his secret, Kaden does the big, strong, silent hero thing of making a decision for her, instead of speaking with her. Now, I do understand his reasons, but I still shook my head! Kaden doesn't realise that Ava has her secrets to keep though. Secrets that aren't hers to tell. But it helps with her understanding in immeasurable ways.

I was warned by the story itself that it is a novella but that didn't help. This is a JLR book for crying out loud. I ALWAYS need more!!! It gave me everything I didn't know I wanted and more besides. It gave me a back-story to the events that lead to Tristan and co. It showed me what it was like for the last dragon. It gave me a mother's dying wish.

This is a free novella you can get by signing up for the newsletter. The question I'm asking is why wouldn't you? If you like fantasy romance, then I highly suggest you get yourself some snacks, prepare a flask of whatever your favourite beverage is so you don't have to move, and get comfortable. Start with this novella and then treat yourself to Tristan and the other Hawks. You won't regret, I promise!

A cracker of a prequel and absolutely recommended by me.

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* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *


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Jennie Lynn Roberts believes that every strong, kickass heroine should have control of her own story, a swoony hero to support her at every turn, and a guaranteed happily ever after. Because that doesn’t always happen in real life, she began creating her own worlds that work just the way they should. And she hasn’t looked back since.

Jennie would rather be writing than doing anything else—except for spending time with her gorgeous family, of course. But when she isn’t building vibrant new worlds, she can be found nattering with friends, baking up a storm, or strolling in the woods around her home in England.

If you want to talk books, romance, movies, reluctant heroes, or just about anything else with Jennie, feel free to contact her on Facebook or Instagram But be prepared to settle in for a long chat if you bring up shifters, vampires, Star Wars, or The Princess Bride….

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