Thank you to Sarina Bowen, Jenn Gaffney and the rest of her team for the advance reader copy of Sure Shot, the fourth book in her Brooklyn series.
I am so excited to be reviewing for Sarina Bowen for the first official time. I have enjoyed her books for quite some time. I read Him and Us almost three years ago and I have been in love with her hockey romance ever since.
Check out the Goodreads synopsis…
“A new stand-alone hockey romance from USA Today bestseller Sarina Bowen.
On the eve of her thirtieth birthday, sports agent Bess Beringer is ready to make some changes. Armed with a five-year plan—indexed and color coded—she’ll tackle her personal life with the same zeal that she brings to her successful agency.
A big, tall, ripped hunk of hockey player who’s just been traded to the Brooklyn Bruisers is not a part of that plan. Mark “Tank” Tankiewicz has a lot of baggage. He’s a ride-or-die loner with a bad reputation. He’s on the rebound. He’s also the sexiest thing on two legs, and for some crazy reason it’s Bess that he wants.
She knows better. But then she falls stupid in love with him anyway. And for a while it seems like maybe he’ll do the same.
Until she asks him for the one thing he can never give her…”
My more detailed thoughts are below…
- Characters: Bess and Tank are the main characters of Sarina’s latest hockey romance. Bess is a sports agent, always on the hustle, she has been prioritizing her job over friends and her ultimate goal of starting a family. Tank is the classic hotheaded hockey player, fresh off being traded from Dallas to Brooklyn and a divorce Tank has some anger he needs to work through. The secondary characters are the teammates and WAGs (wives and girlfriends) of the previous installments of the previous books in the Brooklyn series.
- Setting: New York City is the setting primarily as the team Tank plays for is based out of Brooklyn. I love the way that this world has iconic sets built-in, such as the apartment building a bunch of the players live in together. There is also a significant portion in Dallas, as the team is working towards playing against them later in the season.
- Romance: Tank and Bess are the perfect second chance romance. They had a fling back when Bess was a junior agent and she felt pressure to end it so it would not affect her career. Years later after Tank’s marriage has failed he is presented with an opportunity to explore a relationship with Bess again. They are both secretive people and as the story moves along they open up with each other more and more. It was so rewarding to see them fall in love with each other completely.
Sure Shot receives four out of five stars.
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