Series: Brooklyn Bruisers #8
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Also in this series: Rookie Move, Hard Hitter, Pipe Dreams, Brooklynaire, Overnight Sensation, Superfan, Sure Shot, Shenanigans , Love Lessons
Also by this author: Us, Bittersweet, Rookie Move, Hard Hitter, Pipe Dreams, Brooklynaire, Speakeasy, Fireworks, Overnight Sensation, Superfan, Moonlighter, Man Cuffed, Heartland, Sure Shot, Lies and Lullabies, Loverboy, Roommate, Boyfriend , The Best Men, Shenanigans , Love Lessons , A Little Too Late, The New Guy
The women's league is in the house! And Brooklyn will never be the same again for Anton Bayer and the team…
This is my last chance to ditch my playboy reputation and finally fulfill my potential. So I’ve made three rules for our biggest season yet: no boozing, no women, and no scandals.
Especially that last thing.
So who do I befriend on the very first day back at the rink? An amazing female hockey player. I want Sylvie in a way that’s more than just friendly. I crave her. But I have a championship to win, and so does she.
Then she gets her heart broken by my teammate, and I make the foolish mistake of comforting her in the best way I know how. Our night together sets off a string of sins.
Nobody can know about our affair, especially my overprotective teammate. I can’t let anyone see into my greedy little heart. Not even her.
The things I want from her, and the things we’ve already done? If anyone knew, there’d be bombshells.
Contains: a defenseman with dreamy blue eyes, a female goalie with bad ideas, a major battle of the sexes and a swimming pool scene...
Bombshells introduces the women’s hockey team (aka Bombshells) and finally gives us Baby Bayer’s HEA! I have loved Anton (Baby Bayer) since his intro in the series-he was the young, foolish rogue of a teammate.
Anton has decided it’s time to clean up his act so he is going to focus on hockey this season and less on booze and women. Of course, this becomes impossible when he hooks up with Sylvie!
Ok, first let me talk about the “love triangle”. I loathe that, but Bombshells isn’t a love triangle. Yes, Sylvie was in love with someone, but it is over when she gets together with Anton. Her feelings were confused, but Anton was it for her. Anton also has to confront his playboy past and accept that Sylvie might just be his “one”. Sylvie’s budding sports career is everything she has worked for, so I really loved seeing her achieve her dreams. I also loved that Bowen doesn’t shy away from highlighting the pay gap between women and men. Finally, seeing Anton mature a bit was sweet.
The Bombshells team also shows positive female friendships, which is so important. These women are professional athletes who support one another. They are not catty or backstabbing. We need more positive representation of women and Bombshells delivers that in multiple ways!
- POV: dual 1st
- Tears: no
- Trope: professional athletes, playboy finds the one
- Triggers: View Spoiler »there is a backstory of family dysfunction that might be upsetting to some readers « Hide Spoiler
- Series/Standalone: standalone
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes « Hide Spoiler
other sports romances like those written by Sara Ney, Kristen Callihan, K. Bromberg…then you will probably like Bombshells!
I need to go back and figure out where Baby Bayer comes in. I hate when I forget characters. I am excited about the women’s hockey team though. What a great way to keep the story going in Brooklyn! And Whoo hoo for female friendships. Always here for that