May 2nd, 2017
Berkley Publishing Group
A goalie has to trust his instincts, even when taking a shot to the heart…
Mike Beacon is a champion at defending the net, but off the ice, he’s not so lucky. A widower and a single father, he’s never forgotten Lauren Williams, the ex who gave him the best year of his life. When Lauren reappears in the Bruisers office during the playoffs, Beacon sees his chance to make things right.
Lauren hates that she’s forced to travel with the team she used to work for and the man who broke her heart. There’s still undeniable sexual tension running between her and Mike, but she won’t go down that road again. She’s focused on her plans for the future—she doesn’t need a man to make her dreams of motherhood come true.
Lauren plays her best defensive game, but she’s no match for the dark-eyed goalie. When the field of play moves to Florida, things heat up on the beach.
One of Mike’s biggest fans doesn’t approve—his teenage daughter. But a true competitor knows not to waste the perfect shot at love.
*I was provided a copy by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
As you might know I love Sarina Bowen’s books. I’ve been reading the Brooklyn Bruisers series since it started in the end of last year and I was super excited to read this one. First of all, I loved the previous two books in the series… even if I loved Rookie Move a little bit more than Hard Hitter). Secondly, this book has a single dad. I don’t know why but I love single dads in romances. Also, this is a second-chance romance… Yeah, there was a lot for me to like in this book and I can tell you it didn’t disappoint. I loved this book a lot.
Let me start by talking with the characters… I absolutely adored the main characters in this book. Lauren is just an awesome girl. She was this strong, independent woman who knew what she wanted for her life and knew she didn’t need a guy to be happy. I loved her and she was such a great girl. Mike was also amazing. First of all, he was a great dad. Elsa wasn’t the easiest teen ever, especially because some things happened in her life that changed everything, but he still tried to talk to her even when it wasn’t a nice conversation. He was also super loyal… to the point where he would do something he thought it was right even if it wasn’t what he wanted. They were also really good together. Once they were together again they were together for real. I just think there was a certain thing that happened way too fast and I would like that they would have talked about it before. I just loved the characters in this book because even the side characters were amazing. CAN I HAVE A BOOK ABOUT NATE AND BECCA NOW???? PLEASE?? I need to know what’s happening between them.
Once again I really loved the writing style in this book. I’ve read a few Sarina Bowen books so far so I already kind of know her writing style and I know love it. I love how it is a fast pacing read but it’s still deep and it makes you emotional at some points. I just love her books… A LOT.
Overall, this was an amazing book and I 100% recommend it to everyone who loves a good sports romance (or even any kind of romance) or to everyone who loves Sarina Bowen’s books.
Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If you haven’t read it would you read it?