Review: Good Boy (WAGs #1) Elle Kennedy & Sarina Bowen

» 31 January, 2017 » Authors, Reviews » 0 comments

Review: Good Boy (WAGs #1) Elle Kennedy & Sarina Bowen

I have a soft spot for heroines who are struggling to find the right career or find the right person or generally just finding somewhere to belong. Jessica Canning grew up in the boisterous Canning clan, who are in Jess’ mind, “a bunch of overachievers.” She’s restless and totally freaked out that she hasn’t found her calling, so to speak, yet. Blake Riley is the exact opposite. Confident and self assured, Blake goes tackles life with gusto. When he meets Jess, he immediately pursues her the only way he knows how: by putting himself on her way and being obnoxious whenever possible. Admittedly, I wasn’t fan of Blake at first. He’s too loud. And too obnoxious. But man oh man, halfway through the book, I started to get all the feels for Blake and was into team Jeblake all the way. Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy continues to be a powerhouse writing team, churning out fun, hilarious and sweet romances like the boss that they are. I loved the interaction between the characters, the little hockey tidbits, and I get to see Jamie and Wes again enjoying their HEA. Good Boy is going to be the first book in the new Him spinoff series called WAGs. And just […]

Review: Hard Hitter (Brooklyn Bruisers #2) by Sarina Bowen

» 8 January, 2017 » Authors, Reviews » 0 comments

Review: Hard Hitter (Brooklyn Bruisers #2) by Sarina Bowen

Sarina Bowen has been consistently delivering heartfelt romances with really strong characters, and Hard Hitter is another Bowen book that I enjoyed thoroughly. Patrick O’Doul is one of NHL’s top enforcer for years. But now age is catching up to him. I have to say that Patrick is probably Sarina’s most self-contained hero. I found it very hard to get a feel for what he’s all about. But I love me some grumpy, taciturn heroes so it came as no surprise that I fell hard for his character, especially his backstory. Ari is the same thing. I started the book not quite sure what she’s all about. At first, I thought that Ari was very much like the hero which worried me a bit because I like it a lot more when there’s contrast between the hero’s personality and the heroine. Chemistry, opposites attract and all that jazz. But again, Sarina’s writing, the way she crafted these characters made a believer out of me. I absolutely enjoyed reading how they both started to change their perception about each other and their feelings start to grow. The pace of their romance was just right. And like Rookie Move, there are plenty of interaction between Patrick and his teammates. And […]

Review: Rookie Move (Brooklyn Bruisers #1) by Sarina Bowen

» 8 September, 2016 » Authors, Reviews » 0 comments

Review: Rookie Move (Brooklyn Bruisers #1) by Sarina Bowen

When I read about Georgia and Leo Trevi in The Fifteenth Minute, I knew I wanted to know more about them. I have to admit that my expectations were quite high. Fortunately for me, Sarina Bowen delivered a heartfelt second-chance romance that I devoured from start to finish. Leo and Georgia are your typical high school sweetheart. They’re young and in love and they have their lives ahead of them. Until one tragic night when all that changed. Georgia was and the fallout proved to be too much for the young couple, and they broke up. Fast forward to present day. Georgia is the interim publicist for the Brooklyn Bruisers and Leo is its new rookie. The moment they meet again, it’s evident that they’re still not over each other. Not even for a bit. But they have a lot of unresolved issues from their past. Then there’s also the fact that the new coach, who happens to be Georgia’s father, hates Leo’s guts. Rookie Move is another triumph for Sarina Bowen. She has a knack for writing really sweet and swoony heroes that are loyal, lovable and just plain fun to read. Her heroines are just as compelling, well rounded characters. Now for those who are worried […]

Review: Steadfast by Sarina Bowen

» 1 August, 2016 » Authors, Reviews » 0 comments

Review: Steadfast by Sarina Bowen

I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve read by Sarina Bowen so far. But this, THIS BOOK, might be my favorite out of all she’s written. Steadfast is an emotionally heart-wrenching tale of love, addiction, and redemption. All wrapped in Sarina’s exquisite authorial voice. I was floored by how emotionally on point this book was. Addiction in romance is not a new thing. Unfortunately, a lot of what I’ve read in the past made me weary of this particular trope in romance. They either undermine the issues that comes with addiction or they glorify it. Steadfast managed to avoid those issues. Jude Nickel’s addiction was his undoing. It destroyed not only his future but the one person who meant the world to him: Sophie Haines. The book starts off with Jude coming back to his hometown of Colebury after his time with the Shipleys. He’s now an ex-con. He has no job prospects except for his own father’s garage. Not only that, Colebury is a place that would test Jude’s sobriety. It is also the place where he left his heart. Sophie Haines is living in a limbo ever since that devastating night three years ago. Her mother is a shell of her former self and her father is still the […]

Release Day Alert: Us (Him #2) by Elle Kennedy & Sarina Bowen

» 8 March, 2016 » Authors, Elle Kennedy, Reviews, Sarina Bowen » 0 comments

Release Day Alert: Us (Him #2) by Elle Kennedy & Sarina Bowen

Wes and Jamie are baaack! And they’re hotter than ever! Check out the blurb and excerpt below. EXCERPT At long last, I’m twenty paces away, then ten. Then I’m opening our door. “Hey babe!” I call out like I always do. “I made it.” I drag my duffel over the threshold, then toss my suit coat on top, abandoning these things beside the door, because all I need now is a kiss. Only then do I notice that our apartment smells amazing. Jamie has cooked dinner for me. Again. He is the perfect man, I swear to God. “Hey!” he calls, emerging from the hallway leading to our bedroom. He’s wearing jeans and nothing else except—and this is unusual—a beard. “Do I know you?” He gives me a sexy smile. “I was going to ask the same thing.” I’m staring at the sandy-blond beard. Jamie has always been clean-shaven. I mean—we’ve known each other since before facial hair. He looks different. Older, maybe. And hot as blazes. Seriously, I can’t wait to feel that beard against my face, and maybe my balls… Jesus. The blood is already rushing south, and I’ve been home fifteen seconds. And yet I’m just stuck there in the middle of the room for […]