New Release + 5 Star Review: Hard Hitter by Sarina Bowen – The Brooklyn Bruisers Series – Book 2


Hard Hitter

Brooklyn Bruisers Series – Book 2

By Sarina Bowen

Release :January 3, 2017

Buy : Amazon / B & N / IBooks / Kobo



He’s a fighter in the rink, but he’s about to learn that playing nice can help you score…

As team captain and enforcer, Patrick O’Doul puts the bruise in the Brooklyn Bruisers. But after years of hard hits, O’Doul is feeling the burn, both physically and mentally. He conceals his pain from his coach and trainers, but when his chronic hip injury becomes too obvious to ignore, they send him for sessions with the team’s massage therapist.

After breaking up with her long-term boyfriend, Ari Bettini is in need of peace of mind. For now, she’s decided to focus on her work: rehabilitating the Bruisers’ MVP. O’Doul is easy on the eyes, but his reaction to her touch is ice cold. Ari is determined to help O’Doul heal, but as the tension between them turns red hot, they both learn that a little TLC does the body good…



Michel’s Review

The Brooklyn Bruisers are back making another scoring goal with Hard Hitter !  Nobody writes a hockey romance better than Sarina Bowen.

Patrick O’ Doul is one of the NHL’s most fierce enforcers.  For years he has put a hurt on his team’s opponents.  He has built a reputation of being one of the most brutal enforcers in the league.  He is also a dedicated team leader.  He leads by examples.  He always puts the team and the game first.  He’s given years to the game giving it his all.  Now he finds himself in his thirties and feeling every hit.  The years have taken it’s toll.  He can no longer brush off the pain.  His coach is insisting he takes the help and relief he desperately needs.  He has been forced into massage therapy with the team’s therapist.  It’s not that he is against massages, he just can’t stand being touched by anyone.  It’s going to take a miracle to get him on Ari’s table.

Ari has Patrick’s number, she understands his aversion to being touched.  She’s good at her job and will find a way to treat this dynamic powerful athlete without disrupting his psyche.  She’s a professional.

Ari and Patrick enter into an unlikely friendship that becomes valuable to them both.  Ari is trying to move on from an abusive relationship.  Patrick is searching for something more in his life than hockey.  He has kept people at arms length all of his life.  He needs a change. Ari is not only going to soothe his aches and pains, she is going to help him soothe his soul.  She is teaching him how to be a real friend and teammate.  She is healing his soul.

Both Ari and Patrick are healing each other.  Patrick is showing Ari how honorable men behave.  He is showing her the respect she deserves.  He is also willing to give her his heart.  Ari must choose to take a chance on love again or her career.

Sarina Bowen delivered another emotional story that showcases what matters most in life, love and friendship.

Everytime I open a new Sarina Bowen novel I know that I am in for a fulfilling and entertaining reading experience.  She creates very real characters and gives them a story every reader can relate to.  She is a must read author that never disappoints.

Hard Hitter by Sarina Bowen is a 5 Star Book.  I can’t wait to see what comes next for the Brooklyn Bruisers.


The Brooklyn Bruisers Series .


Rookie Move

Brooklyn Bruisers Series – Book 1

By Sarina Bowen

Release Date: September 6, 2016

Buy: Amazon / B & N / ITunes / Kobo



In high school they were the perfect couple—until the day Georgia left Leo in the cold…

Hockey player Leo Trevi has spent the last six years trying to do two things: get over the girl who broke his heart, and succeed in the NHL. But on the first day he’s called up to the newly franchised Brooklyn Bruisers, Leo gets checked on both sides, first by the team’s coach—who has a long simmering grudge, and then by the Bruisers’ sexy, icy publicist—his former girlfriend Georgia Worthington.

Saying goodbye to Leo was one of the hardest things Georgia ever had to do—and saying hello again isn’t much easier. Georgia is determined to keep their relationship strictly professional, but when a press conference microphone catches Leo declaring his feelings for her, things get really personal, really fast…

“Romantic and hilarious, Rookie Move will hook you from page one. Nobody does hockey like Sarina Bowen.” –Elle Kennedy, New York Times bestselling author of the Off Campus series.



 Author Bio:

Sarina BowenSarina Bowen writes steamy, angsty Contemporary Romance and New Adult fiction from the wilds of Vermont.

The Year We Fell Down, Book #1 in The Ivy Years series, began breaking hearts in March 2014. Book #2, The Year We Hid Away, is brand new.

For Harlequin-E, Sarina writes the Gravity series. Coming in From the Cold features an angsty downhill ski racer and one of the most unique plot conflicts in contemporary romance today.

Sarina enjoys skiing, coffee products and a nice glass of wine. She lives with her family, eight chickens and more ski gear and hockey equipment than seems necessary.

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