Series: Brooklyn #4
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: May 12, 2020
Format: eARC, 300 pages
How I got it: From the author
Add it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon
Reading Challenges: 2020 Romanceopoly
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…
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
Even though I’m not a big late winter/early spring sports fan, I’ve been missing sports something fierce this year. So much so that *if* hockey or basketball was on, I’d probably watch it at this point. Even if it’s not my favorite. (Football forever!) I hadn’t thought to try a sports romance and see how if it would fit. Until, that is, Sure Shot landed on my Kindle. Then I wasted no time. There are some authors I can count on to snap me out of a reading funk or slump. Sarina Bowen is absolutely one of them. That’s been the case since I discovered her books years ago. Sure Shot was no exception, but it was indeed exceptional. Bess and Tank gave me all the feels and heat I want when I read.
There’s a reason — well, many — that second chance romance is one of my favorite tropes. Sarina nailed all of them with Bess and Tank’s story. No matter how things went down between them in the past or what challenges arose for them, it was impossible NOT to root for them. It was obvious from the start just how smitten they were with each other, which made me all the more smitten in return. There were some hurdles they needed to get over and I admired how they did it together.
I loved all the glimpses we got into the lives of some of my Brooklyn (and Brooklyn Bruisers!) favorites from other books. Getting a chance to find out what’s happening in their lives was the icing on an already delicious cake. Things might’ve been a little rocky at first when Tank arrived in Brooklyn, but the team — and their ladies — didn’t waste *that much* time before welcoming him into the fold. Both Tank and Bess found where they belong and it made my heart so, so happy.
I hope Sure Shot isn’t the last of the Brooklyn series. And maybe more than anything, I hope Sarina decides to write a spinoff series that follows the female hockey team that was mentioned towards the end of the book. You have no idea how here I am for that concept.
He ruined me for other men, I think. Maybe that’s why I’m still single.
I’m starting to view single men like the NHL draft. All the best players get snapped up when they’re really young.
“When a grumpy man smiles at you, it’s like watching the sun come out.”
Do you enjoy hockey romance?
Sarina Bowen books?
Do you plan to read Sure Shot?