Brooklyn Bruisers Series – Book 3
By Sarina Bowen
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.
The Brooklyn Bruisers are back and heading into the playoffs for the Stanley Cup. The next few months are going to be a grueling, time consuming, and demanding on every level. Forget having a personal life, time for friends, and real time with family. Put all the problems aside and focus on the game. The cup is within reach, it’s worth the sacrifices made. The players for the Brooklyn Bruisers aren’t the only ones making the sacrifices. Their support staff and families are feeling the crunch as well. The last thing Lauren Williams wants is to be working with the Brooklyn Bruisers, especially during the play offs. She hates hockey and hates the time demanded by the team. Stepping in as the assistant to the Bruisers owner is one thing, spending all her time with the team is another. How can she do her job and avoid the team? There is one player in particular that she will avoid at all cost. Goalie Mike Beacon ruined her life, broke her heart, and left her hanging out to dry. She will never let that happen to her again. She learned the hard way and still carries the scars from being burned.
Mike Beacon never forgot the passionate year he spent with Lauren. She was his everything, the reason his heart beat. He had his reasons for leaving her and returning to his wife and daughter. It wasn’t because he didn’t love her, he had a responsibility to his family. He had to make sacrifices in order for them to survive what was to come.
Lauren is back in his life. She’s back with the team. He’s more than determined to win her heart and keep her by his side this time. This is the most important win of his life, she’s more important than the Stanley Cup and the team. The only thing standing in his way is Lauren’s stubbornness and his teenage daughter’s attitude. He’s the toughest goalie in the league and conquering the two women in his life is the hardest game he’s ever played.
Once again Sarina Bowen had my full attention. In the two previous books of the Brooklyn Bruiser series, readers were given a very distinct and different impression of Lauren Williams. She was not a very likable or impressionable character. Sarina let the readers become intimate with the real Lauren hiding beneath the surface. The woman loved with her complete heart and was badly burned. To make matters worse, the repercussions of the break up were more than most people could bear. It’s no wonder she hated everything about hockey. What impressed me the most was her strength of character, her sense of morality, and her drive to become a better person. I loved that she didn’t let heartbreak ruin her, she embraced it, moved on and made a good life for herself. She was a classy woman to be admired. It’s no wonder Mike Deacon was hopelessly in love with her.
I highly recommend Pipe Dreams by Sarina Bowen. It can be read as a stand alone novel or in series order. The Brooklyn Bruisers are out to win your heart.
The Brooklyn Bruisers Series .
Brooklyn Bruisers Series – Book 1
By Sarina Bowen
Release Date: September 6, 2016
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.
Brooklyn Bruisers Series – Book 2
By Sarina Bowen
Release :January 3, 2017
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…
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.
She would be honored to connect with you at http://www.sarinabowen.com.