In Review: Brooklynaire (Brooklyn Bruisers #4) by Sarina Bowen

Posted March 10, 2018 by Kim in 5 Stars, In Review / 0 Comments

In Review: Brooklynaire (Brooklyn Bruisers #4) by Sarina BowenBrooklynaire by Sarina Bowen
Series: Brooklyn Bruisers #4
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: February 12, 2018
Publisher: Self-Published
Format: eARC, 452 pages
How I got it: From the author
Add it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes
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You’d think a billion dollars, a professional hockey team and a six-bedroom mansion on the Promenade would satisfy a guy. You’d be wrong.

For seven years Rebecca has brightened my office with her wit and her smile. She manages both my hockey team and my sanity. I don’t know when I started waking in the night, craving her. All I know is that one whiff of her perfume ruins my concentration. And her laugh makes me hard.

When Rebecca gets hurt, I step in to help. It’s what friends do. But what friends don’t do is rip off each others’ clothes for a single, wild night together.

Now she’s avoiding me. She says we’re too different, and it can never happen again. So why can’t we keep our hands off each other?

I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

in review my thoughts

I’m truly embarrassed by how long it took me to write my review for Brooklynaire. I binge-read the book pretty much the minute it landed on my iPad and I loved every little bit about it. I’ve been waiting on Nate and Becca’s story basically forever now and it was totally worth the wait. I have no real excuse for why it has taken so long to post my full thoughts. I’m a bad blogger.

Nate and Becca were EVERYTHING. I’ve been itching to get their story since seeing just how much chemistry they had and suspecting there was more lurking under the surface. I was disappointed when the third book, Pipe Dreams, was released and it wasn’t Nate and Becca’s story, but then I fell head over heels for Mike and Lauren and that didn’t matter so much anymore. And none of it matters now because I finally got Nate and Becca’s story and it was everything I needed it to be.

I love a good friends to lovers story and, once mixed with a little office romance, it becomes even better. When it’s between two characters I was already half in love with before even reading the first page, it’s a guaranteed win. It was always obvious to me that Nate and Becca were perfectly matched. I just needed both of them to get out of their heads long enough to realize it. They were each other’s ride or die, basically, and I loved the connection between them. They were both perfectly nerdy at times, with all their palindromes. (LOVED.)

I’m not going to get down into the nitty gritty of the story in Brooklynaire. I’m just going to say I loved it. All of it. Watching Nate and Becca take their chemistry and attraction to the next level hit all my feels and delivered a good dose of steam at the same time. I suspect fans of the Brooklyn Bruisers series will love this one as much as I did. I’m going to keep my fingers crossed this isn’t the end of the Bruisers, because I love these characters so much, but if it is I can be happy, too. (And I can also reread forever. Which I totally plan to do.)


“You just broke the seal! We spent seven years not doing that! And now I know what it’s like.”

Apparently alternate universes are real. And there’s an alternate universe where you can slide your thumb over your boss’s cockhead and listen to him mutter a string of curses. I’m visiting it right now.

“There is nobody more than you. Nobody funnier. Nobody with a better attitude. Nobody more loyal. That’s for damn sure.”

“Becca, it took me seven years to figure out how much I need you. I’m never letting anyone get in the way of that.”

About Sarina Bowen

Sarina Bowen writes steamy, angsty contemporary romance from Vermont's Green Mountains. (Her ancestors began logging and farming Vermont during the 18th century. These were rugged, outdoor types without benefit of a laptop or a good latte. It boggles the mind.)

Sarina enjoys skiing, skating and good food. She lives in Windsor County, Vermont, with her family, eight chickens and too much ski gear and hockey equipment.

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